CHAPTER 27 - OSET
"We've taken off the supplies from the ships Captain John Smith provided."
Lisa sat in a meeting a mixture of civilian and military she was staring out of a window down the main street of the colony before returning her focus to the meeting "That's good. I understand the planets been mapped."
Excited the cartographer a female Quinon smaller than her male counterparts stood up showing printed maps of the planet "The planet is a paradise and it is self sufficient. Home to numerous plant species and we're discovering new minerals."
Lisa looked to her "Maybe do its a paradise but have we any greater understanding of the nebula."
Commander Kyten looked to Lisa "We've studied in great detail. The nebula provides a good defence the neighbouring solar winds of the red gas giant electrify the nebula with highly charged plasma. We got in through a lull in activity."
Lisa continued "That's good news. But lets not forget that the Iquan may one day come here. We need to be ready."
A civilian leader spoke next "You don't think they will. We're no threat to them."
Lisa looked at him "Maybe but I want to some warning buoys on the edge of the system just in case."
Commander Kyten continued "The next lull in the nebula is in three days."
Lisa nodded and the meeting broke up she was alone by herself she was conscious of the Iquan coming after her.
She looked to a printout of the latest report from the alien discovery other discoveries had been made throughout the planet of settlements long gone.
No booby traps had been discovered and in front of her in the conference room located in the colonies political building a large rectangular housing both the civilian and military.
In front of her was a small alien artifact it was a small box with intricate alien etchings. It was brown in colour, same as the console she had seen in the cavern. Intrigued she sat down and archeology had always a secret passion of hers intrigued by new discoveries.
As she picked up the box then a beam of golden light projected itself in front of her. There stood a holographic image of a large alien six foot tall, broad shouldered human features on its face yet had ridges on its nose.
The image stood in a long body length robe it looked at Lisa "We are the Onigh. If you have received this object then you are worthy to know of our secrets."
The image paused and looked at Lisa "You have been found worthy or are in trouble so we open our vault to you."
The projected ceased and Lisa was stunned looking to the object as she was reeling a distant phone chirped. She walked towards it was and heard the voice of Natav.
He spoke in a soft tone "You've got to see this the door has opened."
Lisa arrived at the cavern to see the door opened and in it contained a large bank of computer servers "Thats interesting."
As she entered the alien figure appeared again in front of her "The knowledge, history and culture of the Onigh are in these computers. They will translate themselves to your language."
Overhead lights lit up and long disused screens whirred into life.
A myriad of archaeologists and others moved in. Lisa looked to Natav "Make sure this room is secured. Restrict access to work personnel only and members of the political cabinet."
She left the cavern heading for home.