Traversal: Hail

Avatar Author: Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA) Programmer by day, weird ideas haver by night. Official member of the League of Awesomeness. I will henceforth go by the self chosen title: The Purveyor of Pyromaniac Prowess. Long live the League! READ, REPLY, FICL... Read Bio

“There are only two other factions with the technology to plant an array this far out.” Harking mused.

“Who do you think, sir? The Detached or the Incorporated?”

Relative speed carried them towards the objects at an astonishing speed, a fact that the captain and crew only realised when they heard the first ‘plick’ on the hull of the ship. Normally the sound would have been drowned out by the noise of the machinery, but as the whole ship was in listening mode it was clearly audible throughout the small vessel.

‘plick’ ‘plick’


“Orders, Captain?” the pilot queried nervously.

… and then the hail started. Individual ’plick’s became a a thundering roar as the metal objects attached themselves to the hull of the ship.

“Reverse thrust! NOW”

The SO punched the reactor activate button.
The pilot’s fingers danced across the console.
Nothing happened.
The hail continued.

“She’s not moving, sir!” the pilot’s voice quivered in distress.

“What is this stuff?”

“I think we have found your ghost, Marcon”

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  1. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    I like this. I honestly wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with the whole array idea, which is why I hadn’t gotten around to sequeling that one yet, but I like what you did with this. It ties both my and HSAR’s ideas together in a nice little package while adding something new to the mix.

  2. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    I think the last line could also have been “I think your ghost found us, Marcon.” I was thinking that Marcon could be the RO, which would be a nice little pun (or mnemonic device)

  3. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I felt immersed at once! I’m intrigued and I love the feeling of it.

  4. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I felt immersed at once! I’m intrigued and I love the feeling of it.

  5. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    I hope Jim or HSAR sequel soon ….

  6. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    O.o featured! That’s never happened before

  7. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    It’s on my to-do list, trust me. December is just kind of a crazy month in my household. :)

  8. Avatar HSAR

    Aye, unfortunately I am in the same position as Jim.

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