The Crystal Cave at the Fortress:
The UTREE forces withdrawing into the crystal cave can see it exists as a cyst in the crust of the planet Nusemzar. Dr Misishii could tell, if there was time about it’s creation in an ancient supernova, that seeded the gate worlds, or how the great energy is generated through piezoelectric effect. Time has run out however, and the Doctor is directing the last of the expedition people through the gate. People are loading up with what they can carry from the equipment scattered around the cave, the detrius of what once was the UTREE, now rapidly dissolving. When the time comes, the Doctor moitons the party to grab their gear and get ready to go through, “Be careful of the floor she says, it’s got black on it, slippery, it will be cold on the jaunt, better button up. Here you might be able to use this… and thanks, it is through the tireless efforts of individuals that the mission has been a success”. The aluminum case, about the size of a footlocker, when opened is found to be full of Credits, part of the petty cash that the expedition carried. “I’ll file a report that you fulfilled your contracts with great skill and ability, don’t worry about the cash, I’ll report it lost and you might even be able to get your back pay from the University of Terrelay if you ever get back there; well, I’ll be seeing you”. she says with a wan smile.