Log Post #16 of 27
From: warpio | Posted: 8/02/2017 05:54:00 PMUpdated: 11/27/2017 07:01:25 PM
|Phendrana Drifts - Research Lab Aether and Research Core|
The dominant species of planet SR388, Metroids can suck the life force out of living things. A Metroid will latch onto its prey and drain energy, growing larger as it does. The only way to shake an attached Metroid is to enter Morph Ball mode and lay a Bomb.hem.
And then after the Space Pirates saw me defeat the Metroid, they broke open the containment glass from the other side and attacked... But since I have the high ground in this case (unlike in Research Lab Hydra where I came in from the bottom), it took no time at all to kill all of t
More Space Pirate lore...
Initial transfer of Metroids to Tallon IV research facilities has been completed. Three were terminated in an incident at the landing site, but the others were pacified and transported safely. Initial Phazon infusion testing is under way. We are eager to observe the effects of Phazon on Metroids, especially their ability to absorb and process the energy give off by Phazon sources. Early research suggest a considerable growth in power and size. Whether the creatures will stay stable thereafter remains to be seen.
The reconstruction of geoform 187, code-named Ridley, was recently completed. After his defeat on Zebes, Command ordered a number of metagenic improvements for him. Though we were able to implement these changes in a cycle. The metamorphosis was painful, but quite successful in the end. Early tests indicate a drastic increase in strength, mobility, and offensive capability. Cybernetic modules and armor plating have been added as well. We believe our creation, now called Meta Ridley, will become the mainstay of our security force, a job he will certainly relish.
Confidence is high regarding Phazon applications. We know enough about Phazon now to begin combining it with Space Pirate DNA. The code name for this venture will be 'Project Helix'. Preliminary studies indicate that Phazon infusion could produce radical Pirate genomes. Benevolent mutation levels are high in current test subjects. Phazon madness is a concern, but refinements in the infusion process should reduce or neutralize the the odds of mental degeneration.
The last 2 logbook scans in this room talk about how they plan to use tamed Metroids as weapons.
Metroid dissection continues to produce more questions than answers. Our research teams have isolated the energy conduits that run from the invasive twin mandibles to the energy core in the creature's quadripartite nucleus, but the manner in which the Metroid actually extracts the life force from its pray remains an utter mystery. The victim does not lose blood or any other vital fluids, and yet the Metroid extracts energy; identifying this energy is our central problem. It takes no physical form, and yet without it, the victim dies. We will continue to research this matter, as the isolation of this life-giving essence could be the key to our ascendance.
Studies of Metroid biology continue, though with limited progress. It seems likely that we will be much more successful using the Metroids for our means rather than trying to reproduce their powers. If they could be adequately tamed, we would have no need of a proper understanding of their metabolism. A small force of disciplined Metroids could wipe out entire armies, and once we find a way to shield them from cold-containment weapons, they will be invincible. Furthermore, if we could then harvest the energy they'd consumed, we would have a near-limitless source of power at our disposal.
At least for now, until I get the Ice Beam... apparently there's an ice beam door in here that continues on past the area covered by the Phendrana Drifts map...
This place is really dark... I guess this is where the Pirates keep their Thermal technology, as well as where they keep a bunch of Metroids in containment.
Found the hidden wave beam switch that requires a Thermal Visor to see, which turns the purple security door back on so I can go back the way I came.
Sentry Drones have limited intelligence, but do their assigned tasks well. Being machines, they are susceptible to electrical attacks. When alerted, Drones initiate a security lockdown, then attempt to neutralize the intruder. Their electronic warfare suit can scramble Visor technology as well.
Every room of that research lab/combat base had all the enemies respawn, plus you had to fight them in the dark with the Thermal Visor. Thermal scans don't pick up everything though, like Turrets and Bombus are still hard to see.
Total Time Played so far: 5:28
33% Item Completion
60% Log Book Completion
6 energy tanks
3 more arm cannon upgrades to get
2 more morph ball upgrades to get
2 more suit upgrades to get
1 more visor upgrade to get
1 more secondary item to get