CHAPTER 30 - VENTROTH
The Avenger emerged out of hyperspace emerged on to a large metallic ball "Wheres Ventroth" Tim queried.
Lisa looked onto the scene in front of her the metallic ball was vast a hundred times the size of Earths sun.
Lisa had a hunch "I think its in there."
Tim queried "In that thing."
Lisa nodded "Take us in closer."
The Avenger was moved closer to the large ball. The metallic ball was smooth with no gaps on its surface.
There was a distant beep Tim looked back to Lisa "That thing is opening up."
Lisa looked on as large doors opened in front of them "Lets go in then."
The Avenger entered the metallic ball and travelled for thirty minutes down a long vast chasm soon emerging into a large cavern housing a sun and several smaller planets.
Lisa looked on astonished "That's impressive."
There was a radio beacon guiding them to an Earth sized planet.
Soon they where overhead the Avenger lingered was unsure of what was down there but knew she had to go down and looked to Tim "Take charge here until I get back."
Tim nodded as he took the ships control and Lisa with Natav descended to the planets surface the planet was essentially covered with a waters with a series of four large islands.
The radio beacon was coming from one of those islands and the shuttle descended emerging onto an island of yellow sand and thick jungle canopy. In the centre was a small village of wooden huts.
Lisa emerged and walked towards the centre of the village with Natav.
Natav was wary the village was far to quiet for his liking "Theres no one here."
Then emerged a man dressed in white robes and looked human holding a large staff and walked towards them "Lisa and Natav crew of the Avenger. We are the Ventroth. Come with me."
They all walked to the largest structure in the village a large circular structure that reminded Lisa of early iron age structures from Northern Europe on Earth.
As they entered where thirty Ventroth in a circle holding staffs all of them looked towards Lisa and emerging from them was a tall male Ventroth and his he walked closer "Come sit with us it has been so longer since we have had outsiders."
Lisa and Natav looked onto the assembled Ventroth and to their leader the man who just walked to them smiled "I am Lanoon Chief Leader of the Ventroth."
As they sat Lisa knew she in the presence of history. They were brought wooden cups of water and she was surprised at the lack of technology wondering if this was a facade or they had rejected technology.
Lanoon looked to them as the other Ventroth left "It is good to see you. We have been aware of you on what you call the Trequan Nevula for sometime."
Lisa looked to him as they sat onto simple dark wooden chairs "We learned of you from the Onigh."
Lanoon nodded "The Onigh how I remember them. They unfortunately died a thousand of your years ago as are the Doneen another great and proud race.
Let me you tell something in a time when your world was young four great races roamed this galaxy. You know of the other two gone the Iquan were however not apart of this we tried with other races to stop them but soon they became aggressive we fought against them with other worlds and soon we defeated them. But they have grown again in power.”
Lisa nodded "That is why we are here."
Lanoon "I know why you have come. The Iquan will grow in power but you must understand that most Ventroth have moved onto the other side we few are left behind to protect the younger worlds."
Natav was intrigued "The other side?"
Lanoon nodded "The Ventroth now live in a layer of energy you call subspace. We feared that the Iquan would return one day. When we fought we defeated them but we lost a lot of us. We before you came discussed and we are willing to help but you are not yet ready. Their is another piece yet to come."
Lisa looked on "Another piece."
Lanoon smiled "Now that would be telling but lets just say you will need them. The Iquan are not to be underestimated they are ruthless and cunning. Defeating them will not be easy. Go now and return home. We will be there when you need us."
Lanoon got up and walked out and Lisa and Natav walked back to the shuttle ascending to the shuttle. Enroute they both looked to each other.
Natav was the first to speak "What did he mean another piece."
Lisa shrugged her shoulders "I am not sure but it will come we just have to wait. Besides we enough have to do with the colony."
Natav nodded returning to the Avenger.
Lanoon looked on as they ascended another Ventroth walked to the side of him "This will be our last battle."
Lanoon nodded "I know but we must get ready."