Explorer Log 7-23-3
The first thing we did on landing was set up a null-charge shield around our living pods. The lightning storms – “dry lightning”, my granny would say – come down so frequently it was three days before we saw the sun.
Flora and fauna here seem adapted to the storms. Either they have channels for the electricity or they’ve learned to hide from it.
I tell you, a thing that looks like a giant moose with electricity arcing from its antlers is a terrifying sight.
But the mountain cat leaping into the storm was even worse.
We haven’t lost anyone yet, mostly due to an abundance of caution. I’m not sure how long we’ll be able to say that.
Planetary Date 109
We have figured out the trick.
We nearly lost Ewro and Tagked, but we figured it out.
There’s a combination of trees and a certain element that completely repels the lightning.
And certain vines are lousy with that element.
We’re now living in a clearing in the forest under a very nice net-and-canopy that keeps us safe.
And we’re herding Giant Moose and Red Pigs, which are neither really red nor really pigs.
This might work out.