Explorer Log 7-20-1-β
We set down in a large clearing between several tall buildings & ended up making base camp in the tallest still-standing tower.
The buildings are strange to us – everything in hexagons, including the doors and the roofs – and the ceilings either far too low or far too high, but the winters appear to be cold here & we’ll be grateful for the shelter from the winds.
Meilos has started in on the language & Nepsi is working on xenoanthropology while the rest of us see if the place is long-term habitable.
Meanwhile, we hope what got the Hexigonals doesn’t get us.
Star Log, Sec. 7, Sub 20-1
The planet here is not the interesting part. That is: the planet is a gas giant. There may be life on it, but nothing that we could detect.
On the other hand, three of the moons showed signs of old, dead civilizations, with one of those showing signs, too, of a newer, more compact society, and a fourth (of eight) moons appeared to have a tidy and thriving society living across three craters.
We sent greeting probes to the active societies and a team to the larger of the ruins.
Star Log, Sec. 7, Sub 20-2
This planet had so little green that at first we passed it by but, thinking of some of the earlier planets which had proven habitable, we searched it a little more deeply.
From space, it looks to be mainly gold and orange and brownish-grey, but the swirls of orange were revealed to be something like a cloud; much of the rest is giant fungi and a sort of water-based fungi island.
We send down several probes, but detected no intelligent life. Still, we did not send down a team. It didn’t seem kind.