I spent some time out in the wastes today and I stumbled across a cave of sorts. I know, I know.. caves are dangerous, what with all the various wastelanders and other dangers. But sometimes you just have to take a chance, right? Besides, the rad count was pretty normal, so I didn’t think there was anything really nasty in there.
Anyway, I made sure my trusty phase pistol was loaded, turned up the luminosity on my goggles and headed into the cave. The front of the cave was pretty dull, just the normal skeletal remains of a variety of animals. I walked about a half a klick before I started wondering if the trip was worth it. I was just about to call it quits when I tripped over something buried in the dirt. There was a high pitched whining noise and then the cave was flooded with light. I had inadvertently triggered some sort of automatic response system. Luckily enough, there didn’t seem to be any sort of automatic weapon system.
After I stopped shaking, I took a good look around. I’m not sure what this place used to be, but it was pretty big. The first thing I noticed was the massive metal doorway built into the rock. The door itself was covered in brownish dirt that looked like it hadn’t been disturbed in forever. On the door, towards the top, was a strange symbol I’ve never seen before. It was a triangle with an eye in the middle. I wonder what that means.
I didn’t see any immediate way to open the door, so I started looking around a bit more. Over by one wall of the cave were a bunch of large metal containers. Each one bore the same image as the door. As with the door, though, there didn’t seem to be any immediate way to open them. I was about to turn my attention elsewhere when I heard a loud metallic click come from one of the containers. Upon further inspection, I noticed that one of the smaller containers had opened.
I cautiously approached the container and nudged it open a bit further with the tip of my gun. Inside was a small, black cube the pulsed with a strange glowing light. I’m not sure what this thing is yet, but it’s definitely interesting. I packed it up and prepared to head home. Before leaving, I dropped a beacon so I can find the cave again. I can’t wait to head back.
So, here I sit, staring at my new find. I haven’t figured out what it is, yet, but I look forward to finding out. Anyone out there come across anything like this before?
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