Author: Acolyte Constantine
To: Inquisitor Van Vuygens
Subject: Elros solved
TFTD: Space Marins 4 teh w1n
Inquisitor Van Vuygens,
Before leaving Elros upon military transport, we attempted to board the Slau ship, but it was apparently booby trapped. Using the Alien teleportation device, we were able to “beam” ourselves up, as Trantor put it. When we materialized upon their ship, we noticed a number of things.
1) it had some sort of alarm system designed to Gas anyone (presumably non slau) upon entrance. This had little effect as we donned our Vac suits before entering (in case of this event, or that the atmosphere was unbreathable.)
2) if that measure failed, a self destruct activated, which canceled itself if one left the ship. We aborted our attempt before that happened.
What we saw was the fleshy interior of some organic ship, with irregular openings which could only have been doorways. Stacked around in this area, were about 100 Psyker bodies in Stasis. That however was as much as we were able to learn, as the self destruct began at that point (tho we didnt know definitively)
So upon returning to elros, we found a cat, got out our pict recorder, and sent them both through.
Miraculously, the cat survived the poison gas, and the countdown started. after about 1 minute, we teleported the camera back to us, downloaded the data, and sent it back, afterwhich we were unable to use the teleportation device again… Checking with ships in orbit confirmed something had indeed exploded in space.
And that, is that about the slau, and Elros. May I never return to this back water of a planet again!