The spoken language of sirens is pretty impossible to pronounce, thus why their names translate directly. But once one gets use to their written language, its actually more effective then English. Their written languages don't translate to actual words, but to sounds, shapes, and color. One who can read it read it as a motion image in their head.
The engravment begins to be made clear, the writing reads....
"To any of my brothers in arms who may have survived and gotten lost, I have found a way out. Their is only one way out, their is a space port facility deep in the dre'an base that has exits for their ships all over the planet's surface. Your best bet is stealth, don't let them know your alive."
Telake falls against one of the walls his vision was starting to become blured and static, there was a trail of orange blood from where he had been walking he coughed a little "Damn it i am going to die down here..."
(well it would take them a long time with Telake first they would have to get through his natural plating which is like clawring through metal and then getting to his organs which he has twice as many all the time getting attacked by him)
They spot him, and begin walking tword him, then, he loses consciousness from the blood loss.
When he wakes up he sees he is in a cell inside a cave, the door is made of the glowing crystal, its stronger then steel. The room its self is a dry dock prison so out side the cell in the cave like room their is water everywhere. He sees his wounds have been healed some how, but everything is gone including his clothing. The area is empty, lonely.
The Dre'an: "Oh now its not like anyone is going to see you, we just had to make precautions, you had to much gear that would have given you a way to escape. But, if your uncomfortable, what is your size? I'll fix this problem soon."
The Dre'an returns, and puts the clothinses into a slot, then closes it. Telake sees a cubord next to him, the Dre'an presses a button to unlock it, then begins to step back out. As the door closes the water begins coming back in.
The Dre'an: "No, I can't just let you go, you know to much about direction in this place, which no one is suppose to know. Yes, we can install a toilet, but your going to have to drink this sleep potion first."
.*slips a bottle of juice looking thing into the cell the same as did with the clothing*
"And no, I can't tell you who stripped you. You ever wonder why executioners wear masks? some peoples identities need to be hidden, or no one will be their friend. I can't break codes of secrecy."
The Yutja: "I am thinking about it.... Krogan are impressive fighters, but my people's battle tactics include only 2 settings, stealthy, and extra stealthy. Something as big, loud, and clumsy as a Krogan, may only slow me down. You want me to let you out? I must know if you can be useful."
The Yutja: "My people by culture do not take sides, we are like a force of nature, we do as we know. But my mission, is as a spy. The Dre'an are on a quest to take over the galaxy, their very hostile in their actions. I'm hear to find out why. I have no plans to kill you, your trapped like canned food, it would be to easy. However, any element one can gain is better then one ignored. Or perhaps I should just leave you hear, forever to wait for someone to show up, who probably died in a ship wreak for all we know. Its up to you, tell me, how quite can you be?"
Suddenly a rock shifts, a tube comes out and fires a 34 inch long torpedo at the door, the massive explosion echos through out the cell causing your ears to ring, the door has taken no damage from the torpedo. You realize the shot was only fired for the same reason a fire hose would be fired at protesters, to try to get you to stop.
A pool of blood attracts the sharks to come back into the room they came in from, the sliding stones slide shut... Then, a 85ft door begins to open, letting in something much much bigger. Having the head of a shark, the body of some kind of reptile, 6 squid like tentacles, 4 crab like , a fish like tail, and crab like arms, squid like eyes, and 4 lobster like arms, and lobster like whiskers, and siren like teeth. A gigantic 水怪獣 steps into the room, looking through the glow in the dark glass, let lets out a roar that shakes the room.
The creature goes back into the place it came out from, the door slides shut, the water then drains from the room and the Dre'an steps in. "Good God you are so annoying. You want to be let go? fine, I will let you go, but don't tell anyone. "
The glass suddenly slides open..... then, suddenly the Dre'an draws a gun and hits Telake with a dart, he is suddenly feeling very tranquil.
Moments later he wakes up in a cave with water in the only exit below, air in the part he is in. Their is a cave painting on the wall depicting some of the local wild life, some of the caves show, and a few space ships. 2 water rats stand their looking at the krogan. Their is a single hole with some light coming through.
The monster sucks up gallons apon gallons of water, then opens its mouth retracting its teeth, bright electric blue light begins to ignite in its mouth sparking all over, it shoots the current of water, streaming, jetting out its mouth at 3450* with the electric energy with it aimed at its enemy.
The creature comes apon him as he finds the trapped area, now chances are dangerously low that he won't be swallowed whole.
The creature: "Arrrraaawwaaaah! Finally! Fresh meat! I been waiting so long, oh if only you weren't so small, but you will have to do!" It opens its mouth, detracting its teeth and coming in to take a bite.
His kicks and punches have no effect, and only cause the stomach to work faster.
As all becomes quite, no Dre'ans stirring, the creature spits him out onto a ledge out of the water.
The Creature: "Now, your probably feeling insulted that I didn't finish the job, don't get me wrong, its not that you aren't good enough for me to eat or anything, in fact you where delicious. But their is a reason I am sparing your life, so don't panic, and keep quite so my masters don't find out alright?"
The creature: "Your the first contestant to have been sent to face me alone and unarmed, and yet you last the longest againced me, I respect that. Now, I never asked for this life, the Dre'ans created me as a weapon, testing me againced warriors who claim they are tough, using me as a guard againced prisoners. I am only allowed to eat if I am a success. And I don't even know what the fucking hell I am! The reason I have sparred you is because their is something I desire more then food, I desire, companionship. Do you understand this little one?"
The creature: "When you bragged that you can beat me and those sharks, my masters wanted to know if you really could. As for if you can trust me, their is the fact that I haven't let you go through the other end. What am I going to do? torture you for information? No! I want to be free just as much as you do, for I am a slave. *a tear sheds in the creatures eye* But freedom is only a fairy tale, their is no way out of hear. My only future is to one day be used to crush entire navies in ship to ship combat. I plan to let you live, from each battle I win, and I will, I will bring you back something to eat and share it with you. And keep you as some one to talk to."
Telake nods his head he checks his clothing it is in peices and there was scratch marks all over his natural platting "But one thing yeah i did boast about killing you but usually they would of given me a weapon, then i would be able to do so, but without one i dont stand a chance"
Number X: "Yah, they don't usually do that. Maby they forgot to give you one. Either way, it was a very terrible thing of them to do. It will be 9 hours until I am pitted againced something else. Tell me, are you hungry to? What would you like me to get for you after my next victory?"
Number X: "I been wondering if they even have food. Every thing down hear is radioactive. At least I am immune to radioactivity by 98.77%. But their not, they rely on cargoships to bring them something, no fleets have returned for some time."
You hear the approaching sound of Dre'an voices.
Dre'an 1: "Could you please tell me why the fuck the Krogan had to face Number X unarmed?"
Dre'an 2: "Wait, it was my turn to...."
Number X: *whispers* "Hide, over their, they won't see you."
Something that looks like a shark cadge if it was made to withstand a nuclear strike begins to lower from far above.
The cadge finishes coming down, 2 Dre'an inside look at Number X
Dre'an 1: "So, how is our champion, did you enjoy your meal?"
Number X: "He was delicious, but you people are cowards, you should not have sent the poor thing in alone and unarmed."
Number X assumes a position that makes him easy to reach, lab equipment comes out of the cadge and begins examining him.
Dre'an 2: "You didn't sustain any injury during the fight?"
Number X: "Its my healing factor stupid, of corse your not going to find any wounds by now."
Dre'an 1: "No worries, you will be given a much more fair fight next match. We will pin you againced a surface to orbital interceptor gun platform class super sea destroyer. 750ft from bow to stern, heavily armed and armored. Now, lift your tail."
Number X: "Please, I beat that last Monday remember?"
He lifts his tail, the cadge puts something into him.
Dre'an 2: "Temperature seems normal."
Dre'an 1: "Why did we give this smart alic the ability to talk?"
Dre'an 2: "It wasn't intentional, something went wrong."
The cadge begins to raise back up everything being done and over.
Number X: "One of them will get you eventually, you sure you want to give away that your still alive? Like I said, theirs no way out of hear. But, if by some merical you do escape, please, take me with you. Find me somewhere decent to live, where I can be free."
Number X: "So your a mutant, a warrior, and immune to radioactivity. We have a lot in common."
"Weal, I normally sleep at this time. Wish me luck, I often have weird dreams caused by my being confused and somewhat terrified of what a female of my kind would look like. Problem is, I have no kind, and what ever I am made from, the things my deanah came from, must have been creatures of a group."
Number X: "I hope you don't take it personally, but at first I was going to eat you. But then when the door closed I realized it was going to be yet another 9 hours alone. So I hoped you where still alive."
Number X: "Yes, I already told you, I wanted company. I've been living hear for..... for.......... and weal, I'm alone. What where you hoping for, a escape plan? *sigh* you where hoping for a escape plan weren't you. But like I said, its hopeless. Now, just rest."
He brings a section of his body out of the water so Telake can have some body heat.
Telake looks confused "This thing is a really young thresher maw about a quarter the size of a fully grown one, and will still be enough to feed about 10 people so yeah there is enough to share" he trys to maka a fire, "lucky for you you have a krogan here, and i know how to properly serve a thresher maw!"
Telake manages to make the fire he then cuts into the thresher and cuts out a chunk of its fat and puts it on the fire "You wouldnt want to face an adult thresher, i have seen entire clans killed by those things, anyways this will be nice a crispy in a couple of mins"
the thing begins to come down, the devices extend and begin examining X
Dre'an 1: "I bet that was much more satisfying then that big fat bulgy eyed thing we gave you last time."
X: "I haven't eaten like that in months, why don't you give me stuff like this more often?"
Dre'an 2: "Can't, to expensive, the best we can do is let in more sharks."
Dre'an 3: "Now hold still for your vaccination, 5 more months and you will be ready for your first in war battles, but we got to make sure you don't get killed off by any native illnesses."
X: "and what exactly is stopping you from letting in more sharks?"
Dre'an 3: "Oh now, eventually the audience will get board with just you vs sharks. Besides, I doubt you will have much motivation to fight with out a empty belly. Not yet anyway, but once your loosed againced on planet defense forces, they will take one look at you, and their own, in some cases in a matter of speaking, their own human nature will give you all the motivation you need. they will practically beg for it. Mean while we will stay in the air, with little threat from ships we can focuse all our effort on air forces. Now, see you in 9 hours my pet."
The door slides open, out their in the arena are a odd mix of people onboard a ship. It looks like what would happen if a whaling vessel mated with a destroyer, and then the off spring produced children from a corvette.
Onboard the ship are a mix of Kig-yar, humans, and turian. No doubt prisoners from ship to ship boarding action.
Number X goes out into the arena, the doors close. You can hear the sound of guns firing, explosions, depth charges, and X's strange sounding 海の怪獣 roars. telake can't help but think to your self, "Why they hell couldn't they have given me one of those?"
Telake hides in cover until they fully come down and start talking to him he then jumps out of cover and stabs one with the tooth he then grabs one the other one and headbutts him, he grabs the one which looks to be the one in charge and gets him in a headlock "OPEN THIS DAMN CAGE NOW!"
As the Dre'ans approach they line the wall with the first row who are armed with rounded shields and shields with a tazer wad tip, behind them Dre'an with guns the size of your average assault rifle from which fires a semi-ray bolt of energy, a second line of Dre'an with such weapons begind them.
One of them throws their spear, striking Telake in the leg, it punches a 1/3rd inch into his shell and injects 34000 volts of electricity.
As soon as it hits the 16 gunmen fire their shots at Telake, some of the semi-ray bolts hit burning 2/3rds an inch into him and 3 inches wide hits, the pieces burn and unravel molecules, most pieces disintegrate but some turn to ash being less damaged.
(No, he has no current way out. I'd suggest making your way to the drydock controls.)
Most shots only hit the dre'an shields doing only minor damage to them, one bolt hits a dre'an sholder piercing both over shield and armor and makes a clean hole, he flenches but keeps at it. The Dre'an unit are coming into melee distance, they extend their spears as they march closer.
Computer voice: "Sector 1290459782, security breach, intruder alert. All units, engage in combat. "
Telake quickly makes a runer barging straight past the Dre'an whilst punching them as he runs past he manges to get to the dry docks and to the control pannel put as he trys to access it he is shot in the back by an harpoon injecting electricity into him, as manges to unlock most doors giving X enough time to escape he then grabs the spike out of his back and stabs it into the Dre'an
(Not wanting to take any farther chances and fast forwarding aye? probably a good call, I thought you would have made it farther by now.)
As X escapes into the under ground ocean wilderness one of the Dre'an manages to get the drop on Telake, he injects his spear into one of his wounds, Telake loses consciousness, and wakes up back in a cell again. Fortunately, none of the current Dre'an guards recognizes him as the same krogan as earlier, as he kinda looks the same as other krogan to him.
As he lifts his eyes he sees the familiar water out side the cell look.
The water drains away and a Dre'an guard steps in.
"Oh good, your awake. How did you get in? are their more of you? You sure caused a lot of trouble. Now, lets get you into some new cloths, you look like you been fighting farrier rats in the suer. Open that chest over their, it has something SUV sized. Figured that would fit you."
Suddenly the Dre'an gets side tracked: *knocks on the glowing glass a moment* "Hey, you ever wonder how sound is even able to get in and out of your cell in the first place? I don't know man, it never really seemed physically possible to me. ..... what where we talking about again?"
The Dre'an: "Oh yes now I remember.... Why the hell did you let the monster go? it could be months until we recapture that thing that is if we ever even find it in this hell again at all. Do you have any idea how valuable it would have been on the battle field? it would make conventional aquatic ground support vehicles obsolete, and you let it go..... Oh well, if all else fails theirs always the reserve embryos. By the way, you hungry?"
Dre'an walker pilot: "Relax, its not like I'm raping you."
Telake is taken into a room, the door seals behind them. He is strapped to a krogan proof table and its rotated vertical. The lights turn on and you can see smaller versions of Number X in tubes with light purple liquid, a umbilical attached to their bellies.
The dre'an steps out of the walker and walks up to Telake
The Dre'an: "Weal, that's a bit harsh. I guess I should stop asking your opinion. Thankfully I still have my own, and, I think I know a way to improve the design."
He opens a pantry and takes out what looks like a harpoon, sticking it into Telakes leg and extracting colorful liquid from his flesh.
"Ah good, it penetrates, thought I might have had to go for bigger."
He takes the vile out of the top section, and walks over to one of the embryos, inserting the sample into a machine and pressing buttons on the computer.
Genetic codes of both the creature in the tube and Telake appear, he types in the code for krogan shelled plating, moving it over the top of where the creatures outer scaly skin dna meets, blending it just right. He then enters the order, something slowly begins to feed into the umbilical linked to the creatures lower belly, the computer shows a loading bar announcing 0.1%.
The Dre'an: "Tell me about it latter, I'm a bit busy. You know if it makes you feel any better your not the first person to be added to the genetic code of one of these guys, but unfortunately it resulted in the last one having the intelligence of everything sentient we put in it. But now that I have you I can use your dna to lower its intelligence, if we make it to smart it may form its own opinion about being exploited as a weapon. Wouldn't want that would we?"
The Dre'an: "The syringe isn't still in your leg, your puncher mark is just throbbing because I hadn't felt the need to bandage it. Also the ingredients for the creatures are classified, but I will tell you this, the one you saw earlier, one of these will take 8 months to get that big again. And we only make the same modification to the others if they are a success in the proving grounds. How would you feel about a round 2 when this one grows up? I will make sure your armed and armored 8 months from now, I promise. weal, 8 months and how ever long until we decide to give up trying to recapture the one you let go."
Telake "Why are you throwing your prisoners at those things? Its funny... the last Dre'an i talked to said that 'i was an endagered species' or something like that and he still through me in with it..."
The Dre'an: "Lets make a deal, you bring me this hope so I can test it in the water coliseum, harness its power to enhance our fleet, and improve the arms and armor of the infantry, and I will bring you back to your family with no one knowing you are even gone. What do you say?"
The Dre'an: "Good, I think we understand each other, you get me this hope, you get your freedom. We still have plenty of time, perhaps now is good to revert to a earlier conversation start. Now, what where you saying you planned to do when you get out of that thing again?"
The Dre'an: "Hope don't make you immune to gun fire, it don't make you immune to fleets, it don't make you immune to air forces, and no matter how much hope you have, you aint never getting out of hear."
The dre'an puts a device over Telakes face and injects gas into his breathing, he falls asleep.
As he wakes up he finds him self at a pub in Gaetos most famous harbor, people are singing merrily about a successful fishing voyage.
The bar tender: "Don't you remember? this is where you where before the first night of the Grabbers attack, and after a while you ended up joining Swims Like Shark's crew. Of corse you aren't literally hear, I'd suggest you stay asleep for a while, this dream is better then anything the real world has to offer."
Suddenly Telake wakes up in a cell as usual but with a twist, this time their is a divider glass wall, water on his side, air on the side of another cell, in that cell a siren drifts in the water inside meditating, a sleeping Dre'an guard in the air section. The siren is male, and has nothing with him. A jagged scare is on the left side of his face from noise to the flesh below the eye.
The siren: "Dude, that's nothing, these lunatics have created a mesha kaiju. I doubt their is any way out of hear, but I am willing to try. If we get out how ever, I am not leaving with out my girl friend, for some reason they put her in a different cell. With the 3 of us combine and hidden in the.....
Huri'aih-zedu-she-ceedar: "Weal your with the good guys now, stand back."
They activate a setting to their armor that covers their face, draining the water out of the out side of Telakes cell and into the outside of the sirens cell, Huri'aih-zedu-she-ceedar steps in and ignites a sword that bends fire into a blade, he uses it to cut the glass and unleash Telake, another of the crew uses a plantable explosive to blast the sirens cell open. They lay out something disk shaped that opens a slip space portal and teleports him to a platform outside the base where their is natural water.
One of the crew members steps forward and hands him a weapon, it looks like a grenade launcher with the parts of an AR, and the screen of a homing missile launcher. Strange writing on the screen, a meter bar showing full battery.