More Spess you say?
So... It got worse. I think I liked those clouds more. Better than this. Turns out that it was just where we landed that was cloudy. Sure it was grey, smelly and you couldn't see for crap, and the nasty little boneleapers had burrows everywhere but damn... better than looking up and seeing this.
See, now we're in the red hills... and you look up, and it's clear all the way. And the hills... they aren't red stone. They're red because the light is red.
This whole place is in orbit around a dying star, and that thing is the colour of old blood. And you look up, and bathed in the light of that star is a floating graveyard.
All sorts of ships, hunks of twisted metal now, just floating around up there, with a few chunks of rock too. Bits and pieces fall down from time to time, but the larger sections just hang there.
And you have to wonder... where did the ships come from? None of them are ours, none of them are from earth save the small explorers we send up there... Those ships are all different kinds of styles, builds, technology. Stuff we've never seen, others we've only experimented with, and almost all of it broken or useless.
But you have to wonder... if the boneleapers didn't build it, and I don't think they did, then who brought it here? Why did they come here? For the same reason as us?
And why are their ships still here, completely torn apart... but no bodies, nothing. Nothing explaining where /they/ went. We haven't found any wrecked escape pods, or smaller vessels on the planet, none yet... Just the floating graveyard.
And all I can think... is what happened to them?