Orbiter screenshots - Grand Flagplanting Tour Chapter 4
Out and around the Red Devil, an expedition was packing up for departure.
Time was short.
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| The Main Star above Red Devil. It's going to be much darker further on. |
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| Half way away from inner system to the outer, there is a time for one adjustment to their course. |
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| A perfect time to put a flag on one more World. |
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| A World that is as vast as can not be imagined. |
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| A World that every other world inhabit. |
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| This flag belongs to Space. |
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| To fly along the Failure's pull.|
Away into the endless nothing.
That makes us all exist.
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| But that far is not in their immediate way.|
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| Failure Of A Star, a world that is by size the second only to the Main Star. |
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| To big to be a useful planet, to small to be a useful star. |
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| No rings, no special shapes, no minerals, large gang of moons. |
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| The Failure screams with death instead of what should have been starlight. |
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| It would have been unwise to stay among these screams for long. |
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| A Spikey Rock is nicely placed around. |
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| It's depths providing perfect haven. |
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| For the Deep Star to wait untill the same same job is done. |
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| Starting, unsurprisingly, from the Spikey itself. |
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| The Failure lurks behind the spikes, too thick to let it's screams to pass.|
It's time to set off.
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| The nearby Red Rock gets the same treatment as the Gloating Demon, but for different reasons. |
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| The Sulfur Bath. Intimidating, hot, and cold. It's turn will not be next. |
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| There is no way for flag to live below on the enormouse gas ball or to survive the down trip. |
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| So it is set between the two - the Sulfur Bath and it's master.|
A place where it will stay for some longer time.
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| The Red-hot world above will be the next one.|
But, sweeping back among it's shadow, the unexpected happens.
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| The fuel is gone, the hull is sieved, it's glitter being a thing of past, the Ravenstar emerged into the light. |
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| Whatever hit it was not very dense, or there will be nothing left. |
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| No way to fix it, no way to improvise a drive. |
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| No answer to the mayday calls being sent into the endless void. |
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| In Space, noone can hear you scream. |
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| Until the Spikey emerges from behind the Failure, that is.|
Before long, the help arrives.
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| One lander used as a tug boat to get the injured Star back to the whole one. |
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| Another goes on to get the started job done. |
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| Down, to the mix of molten rock and freezing cold. |
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| To get on to the sulfurous surface without any problems. |
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| The flag, once more, goes out. |
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| And the tainted world is left behind. |
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| There might be more than a Garden's spin of time to go, yet there is a ship to fix and a whole domain of moons to flag.|
He looked back at the inner worlds, where wasting time was the only thing to do.
Regret and envy are worthless anyway.
To be continued...
In another life...
Quite likely never.