Tootplanet: Explorers’ Logs Planet 7-14-2

Tootplanet: Explorers’ Logs Planet 7-14-2

Explorer Log Planet 7-14-2

The landmasses here are small, but that makes sense: the planet is small.  By all rights, it shouldn’t have a breathable atmosphere, but it does, and we will take that.

We landed on a continent that is about twenty square miles in a rough comma shape, and in five days have explored much of it.  It’s separated at the tip by a channel we can almost jump across to another landmass of similar size, and there is even a lake about an acre across.

I keep expecting to discover this is a practical joke.


Planetary Date 26

We’ve been here nearly a month and I am fairly sure nothing is a joke.

We’ve been mapping this as seriously as if we think it will take us our entire tenure, and we continue to find interesting anomalies.

There was the chain of volcanoes, for instance.

Or the tiger-like creature that came up to our knees but was very sharp and had not one but two rows of teeth.

It might be a tiny planet, but it’s still trying to kill us.


Planetary Date 92

The short days and nights on this planet are a little distressing, but it is to be expected on a planet this small.

We have cataloged no fewer than 100 species of animal and 50 plants, although many of them are variations on themes.

The pocket tiger has a cousin, a pocket wolf.  This one is even more violent, albeit smaller.

And did I mention the hawks?  These things are like rocs to this planet, despite being only a little larger than an Earth eagle.

Our habitation is steel-reinforced and cement-roofed.  I’m still worried about the two pregnant women.  Around here, the birds might really steal the baby.


Planetary Date 192

We’ve moved our settlement to the other side of the planet, a trip that took us three days and ended up with us nestled on the side of the tallest mountain here.  

We’ve made book-standard accommodations to our habitat, including blasting a cave in the mountain for storage, but considering the footprint of this place, we are trying to limit out modifications.

Here, we are better protected from the small but deadly animals, and we have set up a pen in which to breed some of the more tame herbivores.


Planetary Date 292

We’ve moved our settlement to the other side of the planet, a trip that took us three days and ended up with us nestled on the side of the tallest mountain here.  

We’ve made book-standard accommodations to our habitat, including blasting a cave in the mountain for storage, but considering the footprint of this place, we are trying to limit out modifications.

Here, we are better protected from the small but deadly animals, and we have set up a pen in which to breed some of the tamer herbivores.

The planet might be trying to kill us, but it’s also feeding us very nicely.

 

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