The trip to Mars is pretty boring.
Silas and Kiki have a pow-wow down by the cryotube.
Kavita manages to place Kiki back into the cryotube in order to sneak her past Mars security.
Tor hacks the transponder to give the ship a new name, now known as the Kobayashi Maru.
Mars security hails us. I respond that we are the Kobayashi Maru, and that we are delivering scientific samples to Xanthum. Athrol Zol is our contact. They direct us to Bay 723 at the landing port. I pick up 4 ships on our sensors as we make an approach towards Xantham. Seems to be pretty standard as all ships are being escorted entering and leaving Mars.
As soon as we land, Ares marshals and a synthetic (Three-23) greet us. They search our ship and make sure that we are carrying the cargo on our manifest. Everything checks out (thanks to Kiki hacking the cryotube), and they explain that the extra security is because they are trying to intercept a terrorist group (probably us) that is trying to land on the planet.
We hail a space taxi, and head to Tor’s contact on Mars, Captain Ron. On the way there, Kavita gets a call from Dr. Zols office inquiring about her resume for an internship. Kavita makes an appointment to see the doctor in 3 MONTHS!
We notice that there are several wanted posters on every block looking for Kiki and Bogana (are we the bad guys). There is also an increased security presence on the ground.
We arrive at Sturgeon Submersions where Captain Ron does business. Tor and Ron discuss transport to Aquaria Playland (where we are supposed to escort Kiki to). We plan to meet back here in about an hour.
We rent a space U-haul to carry the cryotube from our ship to the submersible. Silas and Kitkat manage to cinch the cryotube down to the U-haul VERY well. The U-haul makes its way to Sturgeon Submersions with no problem.
The ship itself looks pretty rough, but she’s got it where it counts. We board the Lady Miss Yolanda and prepare to set sail. The ship is fast!
Something nails the hull as we get closer to Aquaria Playland. Captain Ron tells us to strap in. He tells us it’s either pirates or the law.
The engine starts to slow down through no fault of the captains. The ship takes another hit. We are all jarred pretty hard. The captain takes a piece of shrapnel to the head. He’s dead. I take over piloting the ship and guide us into a reef for cover. I tell Kitkat that we have a target on scope and to launch a torpedo at the aggressors. He Misses!
Tor takes over on torpedoes. He gets one off as our ship shakes yet again. There is a loud boom on the side of the Lady Miss Yolanda. I manage to get us deep into the reef. Everything seems calm. We decide to make our final approach to Aquaria Playland.
We make it into a bathysphere of Aquaria Playland. The atmosphere seems breathable for my companions.
There are a pair of large doors in front us…