Niryrk and the others held their defensive perimeter until their evacuation ship arrived. A Ketch had reached them and landed between the ruins. Niryrk ensured the Kell was the first one onboard. After that, all the other servitors, captains, vandals, and dregs loaded up what equipment they could salvage onto the Ketch.
The Ketch roared as it took off. It quickly cleared the atmosphere of the planet and continued to flee. The sight of war ships soon faded. The massive battle below was more than a distraction enough for them to get away unseen. Niryrk approached the small command center within the Ketch. Several other captains also made their way into the room. They began talking about what they had salvaged and gave their reports. Niryrk spoke up. "You saw what?" He said to one captain. The captain spoke up. "A massive four legged vehicle. It was purple and could have easily stepped on the spider walker we have." Keliks began to get worried. "We saw what we are dealing with. Those massive war ships, a beast that played with a what appeared to be a tank like it was it's own toy. We are severely outmatched." Rahn then spoke up. "Its become apparent we need better equipment. The dreadnought we possess is powerful but we would not be able to stand against such forces for very long. I suggest we stay low, salvage what we can from abandoned worlds for now." Rahn paused. "It makes me feel pathetic saying it but we aren't strong enough." Niryrk silenced the crowd. "Transmission from the Archon." He pressed a button revealing a hologram. The Archon Priest spoke up. "Kell. While you were away, the servitor managed to find the other signal. The one the dissapeared almost immediately after it was detected. We have the coordinates and the data leads to an abandoned research facility. We couldn't find data on what it might contain but I believe it is worth looking into. An abandoned facility did lead the Devils to the nanotech known as SIVA."
Niryrk turned to Ephsor. "The other Ketch ships have regrouped with us. I suggest following the signal. I could take a small force to check it out. If it's something big, I can send a transmission back to you, if it's nothing then I can easily return. We should make the desicion once we regroup with the rest of the house."