CHAPTER 29 - THE AVENGER
It felt good to be in space Lisa thought as she had taken her freighter to escape the stuffiness of her job as Governor. She was alone quiet on her ship feeling nostalgic for simpler times when she was running a ship running freight chasing the next pay check.
In front of her was the Trequan nebula which was quiet and resting. She flew the Avenger through the nebula which was vast enveloping the a large swathe of the Ergon system which was the home system of the colony. From orbit Lisa looked below on her colony and it had grown large numbering over two hundred thousand.
News had reached of the Iquans brutality and whole planets had been wiped out to make way for the Iquan then they would strip the planet bare.
The bliss and solitude was interrupted by a distant beeping Lisa looked and activated the screen it was Natav.
He shared of the discovery and the information was uploaded. Lisa was getting daily reports of new things discovered about the Onigh from their culture to the planet and how it worked. The discoveries had led to helping to resupply supplies for power and food.
Yet the discovery of the Ventroth intrigued her. Her maps only reached as far as this part of space. Yet the new information indicated they where close by and wondered if they where still around or extinct.
Lisa was aware the Iquan would soon come after them and had heard their fleet doubling and attacks on neighbouring empires. The Iquan where spreading and consuming all within their grasp yet the advance had slowed recently the Iquan began to settle and build on different worlds.
Intrigued she landed the Avenger close to the network of caverns now known to expand hundreds of miles containing dwellings from the Onigh lived.
Lisa walked to see her sister Priette talking to William Jensen both members of her crew who had been exploring and mapping the planet.
They exchanged hellos. John by now had joined by Natav.
All five stood by the caves Lisa looked to her friend and now ex lover, John, having both decided that they weren't right for each other.
Lisa showed them the map and were all excited at the prospect however John was more cautious.
"You want us to go and look for these Ventooth."
"Ventroth" William corrected John smiling excitedly.
The crew were excited and this is what they were good at working together doing a job. Lisa looked to John "I want you to run things here make sure the colony works."
John nodded in agreement.
Lisa looked to her crew "Lets see if these Ventroth exist."
Natav looked nodding "Do we have supplies?"
Lisa nodded "Got some before we came."
Priette looked to her sister both had grown distant on the colony "I will stay here helping John and the colony."
Lisa was disappointed but accepted leaving with Natav and William both walked to the Avenger leaving John and Priette on the surface. On a clear day the Avenger arose out of the atmosphere through the Trequan nebula towards the coordinates for the Ventroth.