When we last left the crew the sliding door opened to reveal another large security robot. Regardless of the surprise, Jiminy was able to scramble and close the door but the robotoid was able to launch a gas grenade inside the room right before the door closed. The grenade landed right in the middle of the crew but Lladmar was able to pick it up before the gas got too strong, threw it clear across the room, and through the glass into the water logged room. The door being closed gave the crew just enough time to stage something that resembled an ambush...
The crew stared at the door for what seemed like eons before the familiar sound of metal sliding on metal with a light whoosh of air signaled that the door was opening. As soon as this happens, Auron decides to draw the strange pistol he took of the Star Lord and fired it. What Auron did not realize is that strange pistol was actually a mini rocket launcher and the impact of the mini rocket caused a 30 meter explosion that sent the robotoid flying backward, knocked Auron off of his feet, gave Huey a sunburn, and had the unfortunate effect of splatting Jiminy against the wall like a cricket on a windshield.
In the aftermath of this explosion, Lladmar charges the Robotoid with his horns that managed to survive the impact, Huey races over to the remains of Jiminy, and Wilhelm runs towards Aurons Prone body. As the robotoid gets within melee range, the robot makes contact to Huey and Lladmar with its paralysis rods and drops them. During the robotoids distract with Huey and Lladmar Wilhelm attempts to administer some first aid via a med pack but the healing solution as an adverse reaction to Aurons mutated DNA and causes Auron more more pain as he uses his sword to help him stand and rejoin the fight. As the robotoid is distracted with some of the other crew members Auron is able to run up behind it and land a mighty blow with his sword that sheers off the top of the robotoids head. This caused the robotoid to spark, spin around wildly, and eventually fall over twitching.
The crew then takes the resulting calm to gather up their wounded and recover from the chaos of combat. During this time, Wilhelm looks through the remains of Jiminy's body and finds pieces of his carapace that will work as bracers and slides them on after dumping the remaining goo from them.
Auron then decides to take lead and the decision is made to press on deeper into this strange building. As the crew once again opens the door to the room where the two robotoids came from they are met with the same gore and scorch marks from the late Jiminy's quick thinking. Auron and Wilhelm decide to lead the crew in exploring the first two doors on the left after surveying the open area on the right. The first door is locked and the key card does not work. As the crew approached the second door they hear in their minds in a tragic shaking voice, "help me, help me, my name is Gilas" repeated over and over again. As the crew opens the door they notice come cabinets, a table with various medical supplies and bloody rusted tools, but the focal point of the room is the vaguely humanoid creature strapped down to a table. It has a hunch back, is covered in strange growths and open sores, but the most horrific things was both of the creatures arms ending in a mass of tentacles. The chanting in the crews head increase as Huey bravely moves forward and starts to cut the creature known as Gilas loose. The chest strap releases with a pop the creature sits up, wraps Huey in its tentacles, and lifts Huey off of his feet. The crew inside of the room attack and the Gilas releases an energy burst that magnetizes the room and pins most of the crew against the walls. Lladmar who was standing guard enters the room at this commotion and charges Gilas with his horns which impale Gilas and ends his suffering.
At the end of Gilas's suffering, the magnetic field stops and the crew moves on to door number three. As Auron opens the door they entire crew is hit by a smell of rancid rotting meeting and what appears to be a junk room. Upon further inspection they notice about of scratch marks about shin high all along the walls that are not covered with junk. The crew decides not to explore this room further and closes the door behind them. The sliding doors directly to the east are locked and the key card does not provide access to it. The crew then decides to head to the double doors to the south that are slightly ajar.
On the other side of the double doors the crew discovers a freshly stocked but run down kitchen. Inside this kitchen they also notice two doors to the rest. The first door appears to be a small but stocked pantry and the second door opens up into a much larger room. The first thing they notice is a small humanoid figure dressed in orange overalls, sitting behind a makeshift desk drinking and snacking on an unknown food. The creature sleepily looks up and says, "Well it took you guys long enough. I have been watching the mess you guys made of this place and you guys need some practice." As he finishes this sentence he points to a glowing screen that is segmented off in different boxes. Each box shows a different area of the facility.
After some discussion, some witty banter, and pissing each other off (there was a moment where Auron called him a janitor and Pike yelled I am not and Auron apologies but follows up with "Master of the Custodial Arts") the crew learns that the creature the are talking to is called Pike and he works for the star people begrudgingly but they pay him good, keep him fed, and as long as he does his job they leave him alone. The crew also learns during this conversation that the star children are not well liked, viewed as some type of cult, and are not tolerated in various towns, especially Rail City. There is some attempt at barter but Pikes makes ridiculous offers like wanting the mini rocket launcher. At the end, Pike gives him the key card to what he calls the lab and says, "I am getting out of here. I hope the star people do not catch up with you." and walks off. Just before Pike is out of sight, he turns around winks at them, and vanishes.
The crew decides to take this opportunity to explore the lab. After their new key card successfully opens the door Wilhelm makes a motion to stop and hush the rest of the crew as he turns invisible and stalks around the lab. The center piece of the lab is a large table with various tanks and wires hanging down from the ceiling. On this table their is an obvious deceased person that looked like it died in the middle of type of forced mutation that was not going to end well anyways. On the south side of the room there are three large cages that have a single human naked body in each in and on the west side there is a door. As Wilhelm opens the door the room is flooded with blue light form various screens and and an electrical buzzing noise. Wilhelm becomes visible again and motions for the party that it is safe to enter this room. As the crew gives the lab a better shakedown they realize that one of persons in the cage is able to move and croaks, "save me, I don't want to be their next experiment." No sooner does the caged person finish the last word does the east wall open revealing a floor to roof green screen with a smug face on it and then that smug looking face starts talking...
As soon as the monologue ends with the warning of the faculty is going to explode the crew breaks open the three cages, grabs the bodies, and sprints out of that faculty as fast as they can. As the exit, the crew discovers that their train is still there and was left running.
Just another day in Detroit Suck City...