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A Manta class dropship was designed to hold an entire Cadre, deliver them into combat and support them indefinitely in any theater of war. To see one so completely empty like this seemed wrong. The only source of illumination came from a glow globe Juu'oh held up, revealing the stripped interior. There were no XV housing frames, no support pods, everything had been removed down to the hull plating.
Reaching the edge of the upper muster deck, Juu'oh pointed his fist down and angled the beam to reveal a lone containment unit. Cables bunched around its surface leading to panels into the Manta just beneath it. To Noh'luun it looked like an egg sitting atop a nest.
"There it is." Juu'oh muttered activating his commlink and tossing the glow globe to Noh'luun who caught it with both hands. "We have discovered the Fragment; retrieving."
They made it down via a rope Nel tied to a guardrail and approached the pod, pulse pistols drawn. Noh'luun made out several markings on the side of the pod and then astonishingly, the Kel'shani Sept symbol. He lowered his pistol.
"What is that?" He marched forward ahead of the Pioneers.
"Shas'la! Cation!" Juu'oh hissed but Noh'luun was tired of not knowing, frustrated with his uncertainty and no longer willing to follow his Castemates blindly.
Stepping on the lip of the pod he looked into the small portal to peer inside.
There is a prowling monster that stalks us amongst the darkness between the stars just as our forebears hunted the preybeasts of old, it is only through their annihilation that we can find a measure of peace
There is a darkness within, an untamed monster that only by the light of Reason the Tau'va offers a measure of control so that we might resist the dangers of the Galaxy