MINI-READ Seventh Installment
This seventh mini-read installment ran for two weeks from 18/11/19 to 01/12/19 which features the eighth chapter of Participant In Entropia by Andrew Jenery.
Participant In Entropia
Revisiting Club Neverdie
The other day, I decided it would be a good idea to see the famous Club Neverdie based on an asteroid off Planet Calypso, as I hadn't been there in months.
A commercial for a new enterprise based at Rogue Plains Hangers near Fort Argus; Proxima Centauri Airlines, had been broadcast during the last few days on the big ad-boards dotted around Eudoria and Amethera and I luckily happened to know exactly which hanger it was stationed in. There was a good chance that the pilot might be there.
Quickly teleporting to Fort Argus, I headed for the exact location, and luckily could see a group of green dots on the direction scope not too far ahead. No doubt they were waiting either near to, or inside the hanger for a lift, so it was time to introduce myself out of courtesy. I couldn't just 'barge in', after all I wasn't with that particular party.
Introductions were exchanged and other etiquettes - and some ten minutes later I finally arrive at one of the docking-bays with the other passengers. There had been a slight fiasco in trying to get into one of the seats; I had forgotten to press the red activation button, but in the end the trip went OK, and - hey, we all make mistakes. The passenger fee was very good value, and I'm sure I will use the service again.
I had already been to some of the 'biodomes' at Club Neverdie, which I truly remember as being fantastic, but not all of them. Biodome No.7 for instance, which for some reason came to mind, was one that I hadn't seen. Just as for every biodome on the asteroid, this one had two teleporters; one at the northern end and one at the southern end. I selected the one to the north and end-up standing near to it a few split seconds later. The landscape and scenery immediately had my attention and was something to behold, with metal perimeter walls towering upward by so many hundreds of feet, just as I had remembered the biodomes before.
Biodomes are vast, self-contained and artificially generated habitats, that mimic natural conditions on Calypso, held together by millions of tons of perimeter steel walls, and protected from the coldness of space by twenty-inch thick toughened plastic-glass.
Having no idea what type of mob roamed here - and the e-info panel didn't say too much, I ventured away from the teleporter with some caution, as I only had Goblin armour on which isn't that good. Red dots soon appear soon enough, but luckily they're all Exarosaurs, so I wouldn't have to worry too much. Many though, were Alpha's and Old Alpha's, so I didn't take the shoot-out totally for granted.
I stayed there only for a short while and managed to kill twenty or so, and got some loot to make it just about worthwhile. I then spent the next hour visiting other parts of the futuristic resort, especially the awe-inspiring planetarium in the middle of the main complex, where Club Neverdie awards and ceremonies usually took place.
At some point, I then realized that I had forgotten that there were no storage units here. Neither did I have enough currency to get back to Calypso, although I did of course know this on the way up here. I had decided to spend most of what I had on ammo and the one-way fare, knowing that I was due for a payment in two days time, so it wouldn't matter if I hung around here for a while anyway.
End of this mini-read installment. Click here for the next chapter or chapters of Participant In Entropia which runs from 29/06/20- 13/07/20.