There is no extra check required. The 27 you already gave me is how I determined you would be able to recover this file. I have just been holding off a bit because I cannot remember what my original plan for this was, . I suddenly remember that there is still a trap on the door - you are able to disable it without trouble now that things have calmed down. It was a simple grenade trap, with the tripwire rigged to pull the pin and let it drop into the open doorway.
Skitter is able to play the reconstructed file right on the main console. The lights on the bridge flicker for a moment though there is no reading to indicate a power surge or malfunction. And then suddenly the holographic visage of a thin-faced human woman, perhaps in her mid thirties, is projected above the console. There is a bit too much blue in the hologram, whether from corruption of the data or the projector.
"Looks like this is where we part ways, old friend,
" she says, eyes momentarily cast downwards and with a slight movement in her right shoulder. "I had hoped I could convince Zeparahk to lose interest in me, but every time I try to contact him he gives me an earful about his 'honour' and that 'conciliation of blood' . Two decades of peace with the Veskarium has apparently afforded them a lot more free time to pursue personal vendettas.
The image of the woman pauses for a breath and perhaps to gather her thoughts. "Leaving you, my loyal steed, is my best chance to throw that vesk off my trail. I am going to take quite the hair cut,
" she says, a hand coming up into view to slowly stroke her ponytail, "...but I do not want Zeparahk to track me down through any buyers. And maybe... maybe in six months or a year when this has died down a bit I can come back for you. You should be safe enough here - the radiation here in the Cluster has already been giving us a lot of trouble, and a couple more weeks and you should be grounded until I can come back with new parts. There are just a handful of buildings in the Farms, and the people there mostly seem like good sorts.
"Oraeshab and I have finished one last pass on the systems and we are ready to head out. We are going to take th-
" she pauses, mouth closing as it seems she is thinking hard. "Perhaps it would be for the best if I kept that to myself. If Zeparahk manages to find you here, well, it would not be too smart to just give him our destination. I... I was not going to do this, but I just changed my mind; a full wipe of your memory. I do not have time to download all of your data before we go. We had a lot of good times, you and I. But this is it - at least for now: Lights out. If I see you again, it will be with a clean slate.
The woman in the image shifts for a moment and then the image flickers and dies, leaving a silence that is broken when Hesala groans weakly. The message was, unfortunately, not very instructive - just a final captain's log. But it does sort of stick out when she refers to Kreba Farms as having 'just a handful of buildings' . The place is small and remote but their is a thin corporate infrastructure here, and a population that reflects that. The name 'Zeparahk' does not mean much to any of you, though Sobec recognizes it of course as a good, strong vesk name. But the name 'Oraeshab' does trigger a hint of recognition in Zyzzy. It takes her back, but she remembers an unusual comms transmission her mentor had received once when they were out on a practice run. The sender had referred to an Oraeshab, and it had confused her at first as she did not know anyone by that name, but then she realized it referred to him, her teacher.