Rho: ... Okay. So that was a response.
Rho: An automated response, but still,
Rho: That means power. And some semblance of thought.

Tau: So? Doesn't mean they'll be in any state to chat.
Tau: With our luck, it's just an automated response from the antenna, running on reserve power.

Rho: We have to try.

Rho: ... Hold it.
Rho: The antenna's still sending out stuff on the diagnositc channels.

Tau: Odd.
Tau: Must have been set to something before The Snow Fell.

Rho: Let's see if it's still readable.

Tau: Well SOMETHING's using power there. Might just be stuff gone haywire.
Tau: Like, no generator activity? Not a good sign.

Rho: Could be they just ran out of thorium...
Rho: Replicators and Lifters are the most active. And they're running them intermittently, like you'd do if you were building.

Tau: Or like you'd do if all your equipment was running randomly on its own.

Tau: What's up with Storage? Aux is super low.

Rho: Well, most garages of this build can use the batteries of their rovers as an emergency power supply. Not great, but
Rho: WAIT. That means the rover batteries are low. Which means they've been used! And then returned to be charged!

Tau: ... OR have gone haywire.

Rho: Or that. But it's possible the garage is alive but have a faulty reciever...
Rho: We'll know for certain if we can get an Interface planted there.

Tau: Yes, but. We aren't doing that.

Tau: I'm low on vehicles as it is, I am NOT giving you another JUST so you can play a game of bloody radio darts!

Tau: I'm not even sure my shuttles would reach that far!
Tau: Unless I swapped the fore cargo arms for a fuel tank and Heart amplifier...
Tau: I'd need to bounce the signal through one of Lambda's relay sats...

Tau: I'm going to give you a shuttle for this, aren't I?

Rho: Sounds like it.

Tau: ... Dammit.