As you quickly learn, it's a very rough translation that La Senorita provides, owing to her tenuous grasp of modern Castle Equish, and the insurmountable chasm between it and whatever the Old World ancestor of Castle Equish might have been…
However, over the course of about a dozen log entries, you piece together a loose narrative of events. The author of the logs alludes to being in some kind of military installation, complains about a desert heat… desert? But, there are wetlands not far north of here…
That aside, there is an account of peculiar meteor showers, precipitated by
'unfitting aerial phenomena'… It's not clear what that describes.
Following the showers, the research team recovered various findings from the meteorites – most notably the thing in the test tube. When initial experimentation proved that the thing possessed some degree of sentience, and could even interpret basic commands, more time and money got poured into the installation for further research into it.
A later entry conveys the author's private bafflement at one of the directives from their superiors – to see if the thing, now codenamed a 'daemon', could be ordered to summon more of the 'aerial phenomena' which precipitated its arrival. However, it sounds like the experiments were successful – and the meteorites that followed contained a variety of materials. A grainy picture reveals that the ore that Shikiki just looted was among these materials. The author notes that the other materials were an almost random assortment of junk – some raw materials, others antiques from by gone ages, still others just literal garbage.
The final log entry is incomplete, but the author seemed a little distressed at the daemon's growing propensities. No longer would it simply wait for stimuli before it would act. Rather, it had begun to act of its own accord in the tube – and some researchers found themselves inexplicably imitating its actions.>>761003>>761004>>761005
"Just a coincidence," Shikiki says curtly. Sounds like she doesn't want to divulge too many secrets about either the tech or her mutation.
As she scampers off to the side, Ride starts to do some stretches, and glances your way as he does. "I discussed it with my team – we're going to be traveling light as we've still not reached our mission's true Zone Of Operations. You're welcome to loot if you see fit, but don't forget you're going to have to carry all that you run off with, and we've still a ways to go."