Today they were to land on the planet below and scout it out whilst the ship waited in orbit. They would find a suitable landing site for the ship, mark it and wait. Once it had arrived, they would begin setting up a new colony.
He knew the planet had been surveyed once before, but not enough to identify the landscape. In fact, all anyone knew about this planet was that it was laden with valuable resources.
Namely the miracle fuel called Risoil, which was a highly efficient and eco-friendly fuel that renewed itself at a high rate.
Unfortunately, there were not many planets with Risoil, and even fewer that had not already been colonised by alien species.
And there was one race that had a habit of turning up in almost every star system.
The insect-like An’Petari.
Eric had only faced them once before, on the planet of Loki, where a small group of them had attacked his squad.
That had not been pleasant.