The First Time

The first time my light dimmed, the Euclid Galaxy made no notice.  There was no great cataclysm, no war, not even a mild disagreement between adversaries.  The moment can only be described as a fool underestimating the harshness of space.

I have lived several lives in the linear path of what I currently know as my existence.  My first life began when I took possession of  a body on Zensesones Kanta and it lasted only 34 minutes.   I distinctly remember the sense of wonder I felt as the systems in my exosuit began to load and I was first able to take in my surroundings.  Ooperfus Amurang, a shy grazing creature, scurried all about on two legs.  Their bony wing like plates drooping behind them like a sad butterflies dipped in water.   Z.K. is a smoldering planet, that means  its daytime temperatures regularly reach 37.5° C with underground temperatures averaging -5° C .

Although temperatures on Z.K. are not conducive to my survival, there is a bountiful variety of Flora there.  Fauna has not been as successful but can be found occasionally.   The sentinels on Z.K. kept a low security stance and were relatively passive when it came to mineral extraction.

One of the first challenges I faced was finding a way to fix my analysis visor and scanner.  These are critical multi-tool items for any Euclid Survivalist and should be well maintained at all times.  I quickly got to work collecting the 40 Iron required to repair my visor and then set about collection the 80 carbon required to repair the scanner.  With my visor fixed, I quickly began scanning every plant, creature and rock in sight.

I was so blind with wonder that I neglected to notice the important things.  I didn’t notice how fast my  jet pack depleted my life support.  Nor did I notice the strain that running was putting on my exosuit.  I was just to happy to be alive and on this strange alien world.


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