Craters are a Bad Sign [OPEN] Nov 29, 2019 0:36:23 GMT -6
Post by Karon on Nov 29, 2019 0:36:23 GMT -6
Karon's PL: 40,000Zhida's PL: 5,000The little run-down space shuttle puttered along through the green sky of Namek, moving at about the pace of an elderly man crossing the street. The ship needed a refuel yesterday. Karon sighed in the pilot's seat as he rubbed at his temple, watching the landscape go by. He'd been hoping to get farther than this but...well, he really shouldn't have expected more from this shuttle, with how cheap it had been. He twisted around to call behind him, "Alright kid, looks like we're making another stop."
Zhida's white-haired head poked out from the cargo hold that she's co-opted into a room of sorts, "Yeah, I figured. That's okay, I've never been to-- MISTER KARON!" She interupted herself by grabbing the back of Karon's seat, shouting in his ear, and pointing out the window. The blue ogre let out a string of curses and flailed a bit as his chair was yanked around.
"Jeez, yell a little louder, they didn't hear you back on Konats." Karon grumbled as he turned to see what the hell Zhida was so alarmed about. Steadily passing by bellow them was a town...or rather, what had once been a town. The only reason he could tell it had been a town at all was the remains of a few buildings here and there. The rest was burnt out or cratered. Someone or something very powerful had come through here, and they hadn't been in a good mood. Karon had seen destruction like this before: mass violence resulted in sudden death, which resulted in ghosts, and those ghosts tended to return to the scene of their demise. They weren't tasked with slaying anything on Namek though, so today it wasn't his problem, and he was content to keep on flying.
Until Zhida started shaking him by the shoulder, "Where are you going? Stop the ship! We need to see what happened!" Her boss might've been jaded to the world, but Zhida wasn't. She'd never seen something like this in her life. Karon was about to tell her off, but then he saw the look on her face. She was worried. Damn it all. He cursed himself for not having a stronger backbone and started the shuttle's landing sequence, "Alright, alright," He grumbled, "But just for a minute, then we find a real place to stop for the day."
"Yessir!" Zhida agreed, eagerly. Karon just rolled his eyes.
The ship soon landed on the outskirts of what was once Oros Village. Karon leaned up against the dinged hull, lighting a cigarette and looking generally bored with the whole place already. Zhida, on the other hand, raced over through the grass into the village proper, until she came to dark, scorched earth instead. She looked over the area with wide eyes. What exactly had happened here? She wasn't sure what she would do, if she was caught up in something like this. She didn't think she could defend against it. Was there anyone left?
If I got anything wrong w/ the village just lmk and I'll edit. I'm lazy and didn't comb through the DE for details.