At this busy Space Station I was able to meet with a few resting travelers who offered items for barter as well as some tempting offers on their impressive Spacecraft (none of which I could afford though, of course). Luckily, they didn’t seem too offended when I motioned that I didn’t have any money and was just curious.
More importantly though, this gave me a moment of reprise to reflect on the journey in front of me and the things that have happened thus far. It seems that in addition to helpful Lifeforms, some markers exist which give me knowledge into the language spoken by these alien races. I can’t put together full sentences yet, but slow and steady always wins the race and I have no doubt I will be able to pick up this language soon. I learned French, after all!
Even stranger though, has been the strange transmissions that seem to be leading me away from this home system and off for another system. What could it all mean? And what became of this “Atlas” I encountered? My mind is foggy but I need to focus on the task at hand and take off for the nearest planet I can find. Perhaps some answers lie there?
I did acquire a few Units by selling some of the extra elements I had in my Exo-Suit. The device has a very limited storage capacity so I will need to clear it out frequently. I will need to always ensure I have Carbon (C) as that seems like the most important element since it powers my Life Support. Next, I need to always have Plutonium (Pu) as that is what allows my Spacecraft to take off. An element I never heard of before called Thamium9 (Th) is another important item for the Spacecraft to function. I can obtain it from some flora but can also get it while in flight outside of a planets’ atmosphere by shooting down asteroids.
Oh, I forgot to mention the super cool Laser Beam I have that allows my ship to shoot asteroids! It was a lot of fun, but again, I don’t want to cause any damage to anything so I was careful to only take what I needed. My aim is pretty good, but I don’t want to miss and end up shooting at another ship.
I gathered my things and headed off to a planet that was literally right in front of me when I turned around. The planet was HUGE and yet I was still a very long way away. Use of the Pulse Drive is going to be crucial so I need to make sure that is stocked as well. I hope I can remember all of this stuff. There’s never been anything besides remembering how to breathe that I had to remember because my life depended on it.