Research Base LV 87 is a settlement found in HIP 17403 on planet A 4 a at -51.1984, 14.2110. It was found via Listening Posts at Taygeta 3, Pleiades Sector DL-Y d40 1, and HIP 16431 1 with code JNU-292-A. The settlement has been attacked by Thargoids.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT 1/4
Prof Helen Buchard: Research Log LV87/49
We’ve secured a specimen. One of our suppliers purchased the probe on the black market. It was expensive, but worth it ~ this thing is magnificent! It’s sitting in the containment unit now. We’re keeping it on a gurney made from meta-alloy to prevent any damage to the lab. It’s not a perfect solution, but at least it hasn’t eaten through the floor. Tomorrow l’m going to find out exactly what makes this thing tick.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT 2/4
Prof Helen Buchard: Research Log LV87/52
I will now continue with the physical examination. Let the records show that Professor Collins is present to assist. The probe is organic in appearance but seems to possess many inorganic properties. The outer casing is made of elements we have been unable to identify. Thusfar, radiocarbon testing has proved inconclusive. Attempts to dissect the outer carapace with a conventional scalpel have also been unsuccessful — we simply don’t have a blade that can pierce the shell. lam now proceeding with electro-cauterization.
That’s it — the laser has made an incision. The probe appears to be reacting to the laceration. It’s…pulsating.
Professor Buchard, I’m reading an increase in atmospheric pressure within the lab. Ion build up is rising.
Don’t panic, Professor… l’m almost there…
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT 3/4
Prof Helen Buchard: Research Log LV87/53
I must say, this is fascinating. Upon making my primary incision, the probe emitted an electromagnetic pulse that shut down the entire laboratory and most of the research facility. Luckily, auxiliary power kicked in and kept our life support online. If it hadn’t, we might have found ourselves a little short of air. The tech team has restored power to the main systems, but most of my hardware has been destroyed. My examinations will have to be put on hold until the equipment can be replaced or repaired. Who knows how long that will take.
There is one curious thing, though. Since it released the pulse the probe has been emitting a constant signal. We have no idea What it’s trying to communicate, but comms have assured me they have their best cryptographer on the job.
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT 4/4
Prof Helen Buchard: Research Log LV87/60
The signal the probe was giving off has been answered. We’re under attack and evacuation protocols have been initiated. Whatever’s assaulting us has systematically taken the settlement apart. We’ve tried to hall it, to show them we mean no harm, but there’s no answer. I’ve been given the order to evacuate. l’m leaving a tonne of research behind but there’s no time to upload it to the mainframe. I just hope We can get out of here before the whole…