LOG_029_BURROWING_HUNTER

ARTICLE ARCHIVED FROM [ ??? ]

CATEGORY [ XENOBIOLOGY ]

ID [ K1B 12.03 ]

SHORT DESC [ SPECIES 0014 ]


NOTES

[ Though small, these creatures are vicious, opportunistic hunters in their own right. They rely on camouflage and concealment to ambush their prey, and are capable of digging rapidly or sprinting in short bursts. They have also been observed to construct burrows and underground traps. Their scaled hide provides some protection against the abrasive elements of their native environments, as well as attacks or predation by others. ]

LOG_028_BEASTS_OF_BURDEN


CATEGORY [ XENOBIOLOGY ]

ARTICLE ARCHIVED FROM [ ??? ]

ARTICLE NOTES:

[ These large creatures stand around 4.5-5.2 ft at the shoulders and are 8.3 to 10.5 ft long, and are native to the planet Khepri-1d. They have been domesticated for transportation and livestock purposes, providing protection and travel over uneven terrain and a source of leather and rudimentary armor. Their lumbering, heavyset appearance belies the surprising speed they can attain in quick, short bursts in defense of their herds. ]

LOG_027_WINDSURFERS

KHEPRI-1B

CATEGORY [ XENOBIOLOGY ]

ARTICLE ARCHIVED FROM [ KATJA RUŽA KRALJ]

ARTICLE NOTES:

[ Grass windsurfers are a group of small, insectoid creatures which inhabit the windy darkgrass plains in the near-side terminator on Khepri-1b. Their prominent tail spine contains a folded thin membrane that can be expanded to act as a sail, allowing them to glide short distances on the strong and near-perpetual gusts in the region. Inflatable air sacs on either side of their bodies allow them some control over their own buoyancy. They often have bright eye-like markings on the dorsal side of their bodies, which likely serve the same purpose as eyespots seen in Earth life for deceiving predator or prey species. ]

LOG_026_KERNEL_BARNACLES

KHEPRI-1B

CATEGORY [ XENOBIOLOGY ]

ARTICLE ARCHIVED FROM [ MARIAH BERGGREN ]

ARTICLE NOTES:

[ The kernel barnacle, so named for its resemblance to Earth barnacles and a vague similarity to the shape and size of sunflower kernels, are an order of false barnacles that are native to the deep oceans of Khepri-1b. Similar to Earth barnacles, they are typically sessile as adults and are predominantly filter feeders, though motile juveniles have been observed to actively prey on tiny organisms. Unlike Earth barnacles, they are only found attached to rocks and debris around deep-sea hydrothermal vents on Khepri-1b. Their shells are composed of chitin, iron compounds, and silica, the latter of which creates an opalescent effect under shifting lights.]

LOG_025_MARSH_STRIDER

KHEPRI-1B

CATEGORY [ XENOBIOLOGY ]

ARTICLE ARVHIVED FROM [ MARIAH BERGGREN ]

ARTICLE NOTES:

[ The marsh hammerhead strider, despite its intimidating appearance and relatively large stature, is an even-tempered herbivorous species of hammerhead striders. They are often found traveling in small groups among the swamps and wetlands in the planetary terminator of Khepri-1b. ]

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Report ID:   	 #3039532209
Date Reported:   2743-11-04
Reported By:   	 Richard Brinley RB7830 - CC213

Report Summary
This report details the events and results of Operation 5E02, also known as the Ociys Offensive. The purpose of the operation was to ensure KSA control of interstellar ports within KHEPRI-3 local space. 

KSA control was successfully maintained in the sector, but not without significant losses: three KSA Horizon starships were destroyed or deemed otherwise unsalvageable, and an estimated additional 930 personnel were lost in the subsequent creation of an uncontrolled artificial black hole within local space. HIC forces suffered similar losses: two Horizon starships and an estimated additional 2,300 personnel were lost. 

Observations made by surviving personnel in several post-action reports, debriefs, and individual concerns raised indicated that the black hole appeared to [CORRUPTED]

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Fig. A: thermal image transmitted from KSA Station Delta on KHEPRI-3a, shortly before loss of communication and assumed total destruction of the Station.