Last time on Commandos….
The Judgement receives a distress beacon from a damaged Chiss starship Ch’itzishn K’imsi.
Lambda Squad is sent in to investigate. They discover a ship devoid of all life. Although Bones is able to access a computer terminal it doesn’t do much good as it’s in a totally foreign language. He is able to download a map of the ship, allowing the squad to make their way to the bridge.
While investigating the galley of the ship, they find multiple Chiss corpses. The corpses reanimate and attack the party, but are easily dispatched. The bodies excrete a bizarre grey ooze, which Bones takes a sample of. Over the comm Swoop informs the squad that the hangar doors have closed on their own. Back in the kitchen a large puddle of the goo is found. Sentry attempts attacking the goo, but this only causes it to react violently, trying to enter their armor in vain. With a toxic grenade they are able to kill the substance.
Preceding onward to the bridge, the squad is attacked by three rakghouls that climb along the ceiling. Talon is tackled by the beast and his armor is punctured. When the rakghouls are slain they excrete the same grey substance. This time the goo enters Talon’s armor and forces itself into his body through his nose.
At the bridge Bones is able to find a Basic translation program that he uses to navigate the system’s computers. The vessel was a research ship, studying the rakghoul plague and a sinister organism known as the Mnggal-Mnggal for use as biological weapons. Using the computer Bones copies all the data he can, opens the hangar bay doors, and sets the engines to overload. The corpses in the bridge reanimate, able to know the clone’s intentions via Talon’s infection. Domino blasts the computer terminal and the squad flees the bridge.
Between the bridge and the hangar, the squad are cornered. Opening an airlock, the squad is pulled out into space, where Swoop swoops them up.