The DarkRunners are being deployed with the Pathfinder to the orbit of the Darius System.
Intelligence suggests that the second planet is the home to a substantial illithid presence. Scans from orbit have shown a primitive infrastructure augmented by powerful GEN technology. Communications have instructed that the planet is closed to all visitors and any ship attempting to enter atmosphere will be destroyed. Two scout ships were lost testing this threat.
The DarkRunners (including Stacy) will perform an extreme high-altitude jump, along with a cargo container (10×10×20 ft.) Upon landing, they will attempt to locate and capture an elder brain for interrogation.
Each member will be equipped with a directed teleportation device that will return them to either the Pathfinder or the Penumbra station. They will also carry a large-scale version of this which will be attached to the elder brain and used to teleport it directly to a holding tank in Penumbra Station.
An additional 35000 credits worth of requisition authorization is allowed to prepare for the mission. Refer to the EM-c Unit documentation for what can be replicated directly at no cost. This mission will take place 3 months after the return from Zerth, so time is available to order or craft custom items.
The Darius star is a colossal red-giant, with dark regions indicating a massive impacts or sudden cooling. Studies of the planetary orbits indicate that it has consumed several of its closest orbiting planets.
The World of Darius II is composed of a narrow tropical band around the equator, with vast ice-sheets covering most of the rest of the planet. The climate is clearly artificial and possibly controlled from the massive temple-structures that ring the planet. These same structures were responsible for the energy blasts that destroyed our scouts.
Inhabitant scan as near-human, and mostly seem to farm the surface and attend some sort of religious observance in and around the temple structures. The groups are seperated by hundreds of miles, and there seems to be very little travel or communication between these city-states.