Captain Maltor of the Battle Cruiser Kru’Tchek after 5 days of chasing the ships of the aliens that had destroyed their colony world Veigi throughout the V’reiga Star System decided to launch several scouts to check out the inhabitable worlds for lurkers.
Captain Gharrez after 3 days of scouting picks up a small ship belonging to the enemy and stealthily follows it into the atmosphere of B729. Contemplating obvious options he has his pilot follow the small ship in: he grabs the straps and buckles in as the ship comes under fire from behind. They take evasive action but not fast enough, a direct hit takes out their engines and they head into the planet hot. The whole crew does what it can as the ship heads in; from strapping in, firing at the enemy, getting directional fixes, getting the engines restarted, to putting out fires and sending the distress beacon.
Woozy headed and bruised but alive, Captain Gharrez gets to his feet and stumbles towards the emergency exit, nearly falling when his feet encounter something solid. Looking down he fines the straps had broken loose and his medic was crumbled on the floor, but alive. Checking her over quickly he finds only bruises and contusions, he lifts her up on his shoulder and continues to the exit. He carries her to the shelter of the nearby woods then goes back in to help the rest of his people off the ship. When it’s all over there are 4 dead and two seriously injured, everyone else was just banged up and bruised. Knowing they have to evacuates the area as quickly as possible he orders the able bodied to heft the heaviest equipment packs and disperses the rest among those who could carry them then turns everyone and leads them deeper into the woods. He hopes that the last readings he got before they crashed were accurate, if they were at the base of the mountains on the other side of this wood there was a series of caves that would make perfect shelter while they got their bearings.
After about 4 ½ hours of steady hiking they come to the edge of a small clearing deep within the woods that housed a nice little cabin. Skirting the cabin they find themselves at the base of the mountain and with a little searching they find a cave with a well hidden entrance. After setting up camp and a watch schedule, he moves the back of the cave to help the medic Ch’eiri Srintosz set up a make shift hospital and perform surgery on the two wounded men. He knew that they couldn’t afford to be burdened with very sick or severely wounded men if they had to make a run for it.