I was attacked by 3 ships while approaching the next planet. I tried to enter the atmosphere to avoid them but they continued their assault. They continued their assault for what I can only believe is my large stock of Plutonium. I don’t have any other rarities that they could be after. Unless they are after the amount of Units I had accrued. So far, I had nearly 700,000 Units. Again I have no idea what the conversion rates are and if this is considered a lot or not. I continued my descent and flew over a few mountain ranges to get some distance between us. Suddenly the spaceships pulled upwards and abandoned their chase. Thankfully!
I approached an outpost, landed, and went to repairing my ship and selling off a bit of the Plutonium reserves. It’s time to explore this planet!
The atmosphere here is very thick, and poisonous and seems to be continually raining. It depletes my Exo-Suit Shield constantly when outside so I cannot stay out of the Ship for too long. I hope the rain doesn’t do any damage to the Ship but it doesn’t seem to. It would be nice if the rain would stop so that I could explore further. I just realized my new Multi-Tool does not offer a scanning feature for local fauna so I quickly had to craft one using the materials I could find nearby. Luckily with just a bit of Iron I was able to bring this feature back and scan some of the local flora.
Disregarding the scary atmosphere of toxic rain, while safe in my ship with the pitter patter of rain falling outside I was able to relax for the very first time since all of this happened. I mean, as well as you can possibly relax when you’re getting beaten down on with toxic rain in a Spaceship in the middle of nowhere with no idea where you are or how you’re ever going to get home. You know. I think I’m going to take it a little easier today, gather materials for a bit, and as soon as I’m able to, I want to craft a Warp Cell and warp out of this star system.
While there are plentiful resources within this planet and within the system I have encountered so far, I am not finding many unique animals and am running low on some basic materials. While I have loads of Plutonium, I am getting low on Thamium9 (Th) and Zinc (Zn). These resources are quite sparse on this planet and I have been using them for recharging my Life Support and the Shield. I also haven’t been able to locate a Space Station which makes me wonder about the safety of this system.
One thing I did locate was a huge deposit of Gold (Au)! Imagine how rich I would be if I were on Earth right now. The deposit was a huge cylinder shape and I collected as much as I could carry back to the ship, loaded it up and went back again. Gold (Au) deposits are plentiful on this planet so I may have taken a bit more than I needed assuming that I wasn’t doing any harm and could sell it off later.
I finally located some native Wildlife. The creatures really look like dinosaurs here, however they are all very tiny so far. Thankfully they all seem to be herbivores and are not aggressive. I was even able to feed a few of them!
I explored a bit of this planet, but with the toxic rain I am literally risking my life for no reason. I was actually about to take off when I was flying low to the planet and came across another ancient ruin. I got out immediately and stopped there. I was given some more ancient words and another cryptic message about seeking out the center of the stars. I still don’t have any solid ideas on what this means. It seems this Atlas wants me to journey to the center of the universe. But why? I just want to go home!
I also came across a huge Outpost port that was raised high up in the air. I really wanted to try landing on it just to see if I could do it and I was surprisingly able to. However, it wasn’t a very pleasant station as it was outdoors and the toxic rain cut the visit short. Also, once I got off the Outpost to grab some nearby Carbon (C), I had a difficult time getting back up. Thank God I have this Jetpack. I was able to sell my Gold (Au) and, just as I suspected, it is worth quite a bit within the Intergalactic Trade community.
I got back into the Ship, finally, and I began preparing for my journey away from this planet by crafting some Warp Cells. Boy, these things are a pain to make. I have to gather up various ingredients before I can craft even the prerequisites for it. I was able to buy a few missing items from the Intergalactic Trade System but I don’t want to rely on that too much. Only bought a few Suspension Fluid and crafted the rest of the items myself. It took a while but I was able to make 2 Warp Cells. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but as I already had one, that should last me for 3 Star Systems. I’ve only been to 2 so far.
I’m going to take a nice sleep in the ship (you’re allowed to rest on these runways right?) and head off tomorrow. I don’t know the Intergalactic Laws but since there are so many other Launchpads here I don’t worry too much. If I’m not allowed to do this, I’m sure I’ll wake up to Sentinels shooting at me. I don’t know why I am so tired. It’s been a rough few days. I spent a good portion of today running from shelter to shelter under the acid rain. It seems like my suit is okay, but perhaps my body still is affected by it somehow. I am really tired and who knows what is in store for me next.