Feldarb's Report

This is Feldarb from Parallel 12 reporting
back to Carbolyte in the Fifth Galactic
Quadrant. We've dismissed our plans for aborting
our mission and are considering a new tactic.
The creature specified in your orders appears
to be infected by a phosphorescent mold.
We are engaging our syncroretroverters
in accordance with the patterns of heat and cold
generated by the infection. By training our ion
retrieval units on the illuminated areas
we hope to drain the mold of enough shine
to navigate back through the asteroid barriers.
Perhaps none of the mold will be left alive—
but that should help the creature to survive.