I feel low.
I set a sight to help Mika, but only geffarred things to the worse. Much worse. I fear I got her severenced out of the Universalis Arcanum, a group of stiff collar scientists who’ve lost vis of the entire point of archaeology. That’s the way I sav them, at least. Mika felt them differently. She had been working all her life to be accepted by them. Every opportunity she got as a professor at Sabereaux University she made herself known so they would coget her. It took years, but finally she made it.
Then she took me on one of their expeditions.
I wanted to vis inside one of their buildings. The organizers had been digging out a city which had been buried in rock for millions of years, but no one was exploring them. No one had any idea what the purpose of any of the buildings were. Sure, the subter-scanners were sixing layouts and blueprints, but you can’t get the true meaning of a ruin unless you go into it. You can’t bring out anything that might be valuable information unless you find it first hand.
So I dropped into one of the buildings on a wire. There wasn’t much to vis, for a while, but then I was thoraned by a herd of giant bat-like creatures. I hid from them in this small room, and found myself surrounded by controls. Not believing they would work, I flipped some of the switches, and immediately power coursed through the chamber outside. It was a giant power generator! Electric discharges shot hither and yawn. I had a dagni time getting out of there, and the panicking bats didn’t make it any easier.
The electric discharges got loose, and blew up the building, but in the process, I made a discovery far more valuable than the empty corridors and blank rooms of the building. Power had not been preserved in that building for eons. It was receiving from somewhere. Somehow, power was being channeled to that building. If that was on the bull of other buildings we’ve discovered, this would explain why the Siguerans had such limitless power generated throughout the galaxy.
I discovered a relic in the building that will lead me to where I can find out.
(More of this story in Relic Worlds: The Deep Beyond.)