August began with our first crypto sleep pod opening. Far to the North was a solo pod that seemed like six folks could opened. So after everyone had woken up we trudged out there and set up guard. Poorly. Two were unable to see the enemy and therefore unable to shoot and Chops got caught in the middle of it all which meant not so friendly fire. The inhabitant of the pod was dead on opening and the reason for that was several scarab beetles that were definitely alive and kicking. They incapacitated 3 out of the 6 folks who were then dragged back to safety. The beetles were killed by the remaining two.
Then just as healing began there was an earth shattering boom. It was not, as a friend pointed out, the batteries exploding in the wooding building I’d put them in, but it was an electric short just outside the building. Everyone dropped the healing and ran to the newly spreading fire.
That was going well enough until I realized that I needed to guide the fire frighting efforts as they were going for the middle of the fire, not the part now spreading to the house. You know the one with three passed out injured folks that couldn’t save themselves. It took a while until the fire was finally away from the house, Sleepy was then able to heal the injured, and the rest eat and recover. At least no one attacked us in the middle of it all.
The fire didn’t fully go out until it finally rained.
That was the most excitement the doomed colony experienced. Autumn has now arrived and things are turning colder, The Rabid Raccoon sent several unsuccessful raiding parties. Prisoners were taken, healed, and released back into the wild (none were worth keeping with winter coming). The Rabid Raccoons no longer hate our guts! Planning has been done on how to incorporate the second mountain into our complex. I’m thinking of planting fields in between and making this center area the focus of the settlement.