Graham Log 9 and 10
The diagnosis for Mr. Wheeler is terminal. He’s received too many rads. I am unable to operate on him, as a majority of his vital organs are systematically shutting down. I estimate he has approximately 18 months to live with regular treatment. 6 without. We have dropped him off at a nearby system to live out his remaining days peacefully, doing no more harm to ignorant civilizations. His craft, which was impounded by the crew, fetched quite a tidy sum. We’re using most of that money to further our Shuttle fund. Cathrine says she might be able to get us a shuttle for nothing other than our time, but we have to acquire some specialized hardware, a Ghennon Special-Ops Interface or G.S.I. It’s a military security cracking device from before the collapse. Since it’s so old, I’m assuming the place with this easy to get to shuttle is from the same time period. Most likely abandoned, it should be a simple matter of getting in, getting the shuttle and anything else of value, and getting out. Who knows, if it is uninhabited, I might suggest setting up our own station. We could use more long term storage. Maybe buy a few robots to take care of the place when we’re not there. Could be exciting. After all, owning part of a ship has certainly been a constant adventure. We’ll just have to see when we get there.
Regarding Bill. Catherine put forth an ultimatum. Bill must go or she will. She said he forcibly pushed her on top of the grenade (See medical file, reference treatment history.) If it did indeed happen as she said, I was not there and Paul was busy with the natives, then I agree that Mr. Forrester no longer has a place on this ship. We’re meeting later to confront Mr. Forrester and see to it that he doesn’t take anything that isn’t rightfully his. Granted, the ship is relatively in one piece, but his attitude regarding his position was highly deterimental to the morale of the crew. Catherine was given the option of becoming a full parter and she accepted. We shall be interviewing replacement engineers at the next port.
Let the record show that we have a new member of the crew, a Timothy Niko. He’s an engineering graduate with some experience on much larger ships. I just hope he knows what he’s getting into. Note: Schedule a physical to get a baseline medical record.
We found the planet with the G.S.I. and we’ve been here once before. We’re trying the friendly route first to hopefully reconnoiter the area. If noone recognizes us, and if we don’t break any local laws or taboos (Both unlikely) then this should be a fairly easy procurement.
They recognized us. 5 hours patching everyone up this time. The friendly approach didn’t work, so now we do what we do best. Catherine and Niko will infiltrate the base and disable the AA turret then we overfly and light it up. They should have been more receptive to our diplomacy.
It worked. We have the G.S.I. An unassuming little box resembling a datapad with a fold up screen and a data entry board attached. It has a vocal interface, but seems incapable of self thought. Maybe I could teach it to play chess. Anyway, we’re off to retrieve the shuttle from the abandoned station.
Crew Status: Gunshot wounds, lacerations from shards of glass, 5 bruises, 2 concussions, a few other minor injuries.
Signature: [Signed] Dr. Daniel Graham, CMO/FS