Gallius and the unwounded of his crew are heading back to the Innominate when the lumens overhead go out. Venda is untroubled by this underhive event, but Julio is suddenly alert.
|“Get into cover! Lots of footsteps approaching!”|
|Under cover of darkness, their pursuers close the distance|
terrifyingly fast. Range has no advantage here.
|Julio rushes forwards and hurls his last frag grenade!|
|“You will pay for your insolence!”|
|The miners have some sort of mutant brute with them.|
Venda sees something in the dark to her right…
|“We’re being flanked!”|
|“None shall resist us!”|
|Lady Heldycryn defeats one attacker with her pistol.|
|But a second miner clubs her down!|
|Gallius barely fends off blows from the mutant!|
|He is able to break away in the dark, alone.|
The vengeful miners pursue Gallius and his wounded back to the ship. Gallius prepares for a crash-jump off-planet- things are getting far too hot on Hydresar X. As he hurriedly performs the necessary launch rites, the Innominate’s chirugeon-servitor is hard at work saving multiple crew members. Heavy fire shreds the exterior as the Innominate staggers into space- can she withstand interplanetary travel?