>PROSPERO network public/secpro: open/xcogburnt
>SUBJECT: Rescue Mission
Attention all crew,
My security team has recovered Luis Wirren, one of the survey crew, from the hot caves. He's unconscious, but stable. They're making their way back to the landing site now. No casualties, but...hell, I'm uploading the video feed from their c/links now:
On the video, the security team land a short distance away from the hot cave mouth. There's a strange trail leading away from the cave, as if some heavy weight had been dragged over the ground. The trail heads south, and then up a steep cliff.
Inside the cave, the team's torches illuminate dozens of strange pearly spheres hanging from the ceiling. The smallest is a metre across, the largest four or five times that. They're sticky to the touch. Luis Wirren's unconscious form lies on the ground beneath the largest sphere. He looks like he's been severely beaten. His face is bruised, and his eyes and mouth are puffy as if infected. The strangely regular cave winds down into the mountainside - this is obviously the entrance to a much deeper cave system.
There's no sign of the missing survey robot that Luis was looking for.
What's the colony's response?