After leaving Kirtin for the Venturer Callidon managed to calm Bo’en and explain to him his plans. Bo’en, with no means of following the group, grudgingly accepted the disappearance of Lanni whilst soliciting the team’s protection of his daugther.
The team prepared to jump into the warp in order to travel to the abandoned research outpost nearer to the warp storms.
However on approaching the expected exit point from the warp the ship mysteriously failed to disengage its warp drives and began to increase in speed. The team frantically organized the crew of the Venturer to disengage the warp drive by whatever means necessary. Whilst the engineers worked tirelessly to remove the power couplings to the drives manually Vulgrim and Felix managed to successfully calm and control the rest of the ship’s crew. Mordechai and Callidon tried to discern the nature of the storm as it crept closer and closer and attempted to find alternative safe exit points from the warp. Blur tried, without success to wrest control back from the ship.
At the eleventh hour despite the valiant (and sometimes extra-ordinary) efforts of the team and the crew the ship struck the warp storm head on.
After some quick navigating and steering from Callidon and Felix the Venturer was able to pass safely through the storm, whilst being badly shaken and many of the crew injured or unconscious. The Venturer then left the warp and entered unknown space.
The Venturer had passed miraculously through the storm and discovered that the it had a hollow centre. Within that space were a number of planets the closest of which drew the attention of the team as it was the source of a stronger level of psychic energy than the rest of the surrounding area.
Upon approaching the planet the team discovered it to be an arid, desert and rock filled planet. It’s defining features were a large sprawling ruined city surrounded by strange capsule shaped mountains.
The team noticed that Mordechai was unable to see some of the mountains that were showing up on their scanners whilst flying over the city in their Aquila Lander and Guncutter. The team decided to investigate the mountains.
On their way there they were attacked by a giant insectoid creature that had incredibly strong psychic abilities. The team stayed out of harm’s way however and managed to dispatch the creature with the superior ordinance of their aircraft.
The team is about to continue towards the strange “invisible” mountains.