The Balinger Freight Company has delivered a number of cone ‘devices’ to MOSE on a shuttle returning from an area near the red dwarf system that includes the planet X394.
This is a worrying development as these devices have been sold by rogue traders – with the premise that they can detect some of the mysterious poisons that exist in deep space. They have since been tested thoroughly by our bio-security laboratories – and they have reported that the colouring of these objects has merely changed as they reacted to less harmful substances. Beware!
The fifth planet in orbit round red dwarf X394 is home to artefacts that coincide in colour with most of the planet’s surface – although their entrances glow with gold rims. Coming in differing sizes we have yet to determine whether they are biological in origin. The differing size indicates a growth from juvenile onwards, they could have been fossilised during one of the known cold periods. Some of them contain pieces of other material manifestations. The inhabitants of the planet are recent posthuman colonists and discovered these objects hidden in caves they explored after their first wave of settlement.
Red Dwarf X394 glows bleakly through the atmosphere. Post humans living on its 5th planet were provided with prostheses that enabled them to experience the light as much brighter – humans had found that it had made them encounter depressive states due to permanent low light levels.