Arden investigates the stranded starship and finds strange flora and maybe something else.
- 📖 The vines seemed to thrive even in these conditions. Numbers on his visor indicated no atmosphere and yet the vines looked like they were alive. As a matter of fact, they began to shift wherever he shone his light.
- 📖 Arden continued in the hallway, avoiding the creeping vines as best as he could. The next room must have been a control room of some sort, but the flora has absorbed most of the equipment under it. Solely three environment suits were dangling from the ceiling, acting as a nonverbal detterent.
- 📖 The suits swayed left to right, as if a wind blew past them. But there was no atmosphere here. Furthermore roots had burrowed into the suits and it looked like they envelopped whoever was inside them and used it as nourishment.
- 📖 Arden pressed further into the ship. It was a trap, but not the kind that he thought of. He should probably turn around and run, but the curiosity got the better of him. He followed the direction of the remaining energy signature into a large bay inside the ship.
- 📖 The bay was filled with containers, neatly stacked together in two rows. The room was huge and interestingly mostly devoid of plantlife. Only a few strands of vines invaded the area, mostly covering the entryways. A sudden movement in the corner of Arden's eye alerted him, that he might not be alone.
- 📖 Arden didn't know what was worse, the unknown danger in the storage bay or the plantlife that had taken hold of the ship. He pressed onward to the next door on the left of the area, constantly checking for further movement.
- 📖 As he passed the doorway he was greeted again by the strange flora, almost a relief. At least he could see his opponent, Arden thought. He felt that he was watched the whole time he spent in the storage bay, even though it was brief. He further followed the energy signals.