Now, reunited in Astrid Station, the heroes speak with their allies before beginning to work on the problem plaguing Astrid Station: the mysterious energy waves and the possible return of the Dark Horde.
After a brief debate, Aonaran is granted access to Astrid Station’s long range viewer. She brings the enormous tesseract gate into focus and examines the threads of magic. The gate, floating near Torpid Station, is still active. But it was altered. Once it was a means of transportation, now it may be a cage.
Meanwhile Rick headed to the tinker shop, taking stock of what they had on Astrid Station. After a brief trip to the reactor room, he went to speak with Keljin in the Green Watcher temple.
The conversation doesn’t go well, as, without warning, an undead creature forces its way through the blessed barrier, appearing from inside the temple’s altar tree! It makes a grab at Rick’s ax! A brief fight ensues with Rick emerging as the winner.
He returns to warn Aonaran of what happened, then hurries to the station’s reactor room, intent on helping with the station repairs. Perhaps even bolstering the station’s defenses that may be failing…