Well, that was that. Just enough power to crash land the ship in a bog. So many hull breaches that very few of the personnel got planetside as anything other than meteorites burning up in the thick, heavy atmosphere of Rilan II. People joke that Rilan II is only good for two things - stopping for fuel at and getting away from. And they're not far from wrong. On the edge of the Great Expanse, an area that takes a full fuel load to hyperjump from the Rim Worlds to the Core. There is literally nothing in between, except a lot of derelict ships who calculated the jump distance wrong. And a smattering of asteroid fields. The spaceport at Rilan II knew this and charged exorbitant prices for their fuel, since they knew they were the only game in the sector. But, a bottleneck is a bottleneck, and the fuel barons of the planet only grew richer with each passing year. The Lord's Mercy was a converted hospital ship. It still had extensive equipment, but most of the hospital rooms had been converted to passenger and crew quarters. It had been making runs from Rilan II to several destinations in the Core for nearly a decade now. The fact that it went down right after takeoff could only mean one thing - sabotage. Also, there was the not so subtle hint of an escape pod jettisoning before they even broke atmosphere. A quick search found the following: Only a few crew members survived the crash - none of the bridge crew - the bridge was buried 20 meters deep in the bog. The survivors were mainly engineers and maintenance. Someone had ejected and escape pod before multiple explosions rocked the ship - with the obvious intention of destroying it. Only good luck and good engineering let anyone survive at all. One of the secure holds for sensitive cargo was broken into and emptied, and no one who survived knew what it was. The ship doesn't have a lot of power left before it shorts itself out in this bog. Too many components are exposed to atmosphere, moisture, and acidic mud. (Oh, yeah, the mud is just shy of bleach in acidity) The way you figure it, you've got a few ways to pursue this before the computers go kaput: You could talk to the engineers and try to get enough power to the computers to - Find out what was taken. Or, get the complete manifest of persons on board. Or, track where the escape pod landed. It's not likely you can do all three, and even two of the above is a little dodgy. There will be plenty of time to salvage gear, weapons, and such after the systems die out. Then, you might want to do something about getting the heck out of the chlorine swamp the Lord's Mercy crashed in.