A ship seemed to fall into existence, silent and purposeful. A few lights shined from the ship’s bridge. Inside, the synthetic crew bustled about documenting the new system.
“We’ve entered the new system, do we have anything unusual on the planets?”
“We’ve got no readings similar to old-age war machines, we are hundreds of lightyears beyond where they have been.”
“Can I get the scan results on the planets and moons?”
“I think we’re detecting some structure on the planet. Can I get a better scan on them to see what they are?”
“There are some strange signals passing through. Can I get someone working on decoding them?”
After a few more seconds of the excited chaos, a voice rang out above the others, coming from the ship’s overhead speakers. The hectic room quieted down to listen to the announcement.
“It seems that there are buildings or similar structures on the planets. We may be in the first Akropii first contact. A message has been sent back to Ospali and other major hubs. Quite obviously, this vessel has been detected by their sensors. Please ready battlestations in the event they are hostile.” With the last sentence, a quiet murmur broke out among the crew. The bridge started to empty out as non-essential crew went deeper into the ship. On the outside of the ship shields sprang to life, forming a protective bubble.