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Surface Expedition Report [Pt. 2 of 9] by carlgnash

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· @carlgnash · (edited)
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Surface Expedition Report [Pt. 2 of 9]
#### *Initial attempts to define perimeter of discovery have failed.  Large biomechanical machinery continues outward in all directions, obscured by sand deposits.  Core samples along 1 km radius reveal the anomalous layer continues to extend underneath sandstone cliffs to the south.*

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Time to put some boots on the ground.  Dry furnace heat out here.  Crunchy.  The surface of the sand is a crispy crust.  

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This is crazy!  Literally every step I take I am destroying a shard of some kind of clockwork machinery.   The scale of this is so much bigger than we thought!  I am already 3 km out.  

![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/carlgnash/v5DeTrT9-image.png)

This is different - this windswept area.  It looks like the entire exposed slickstone formation is alien machinery.  Iris formations are likely portals?

![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/carlgnash/vIk7py3H-image.png)

This section is much better preserved than the crater site.  Metal surfaces still have luster.  Not a grain of sand wedged in the gearing.  Instruments are not picking up any readings but I swear I can hear a humming.  Half expecting this place to come to life around me.  

![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/carlgnash/m6P5gtmd-image.png)

This... this here feels religious.  This feels like I am in a temple.  Still nothing on instrument readings... but this humming!  Surely there is a humming.  A very loud, very noticeable humming.  I can see the surfaces of the machinery vibrating with the humming.  

Oh shit is that section opening up?

![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/carlgnash/B36HMRK4-image.png)

Wow.  Well... the underlying tissue here is very much alive.  And the colors!  

#### *The colors*

![image.png](https://files.steempeak.com/file/steempeak/carlgnash/Xw8UDLBh-image.png)

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This is part two of a multi-part series.

[Part 1: A crumbling machine found in the desert](https://steempeak.com/art/@carlgnash/a-crumbling-machine-found-in-the-desert-pt-1-of-9)

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Yeah yeah I [said I wasn't going to be making any more posts on Steem](https://steempeak.com/hive/@carlgnash/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish).  I have realized there is no reason I shouldn't try to milk as much reward from Steem as possible while I am powering down my accounts.  

I will be reposting some of my fav old posts over the next 13 weeks (or sooner if JSun pushes through a short powerdown!) and then I will remove all the contents of my posts when everything is powered down and converted to the buzziest crypto around :)  

Join me [on the flip side](https://peakd.com/@carlgnash) for fresh content!   
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