Wednesday, December 12, 2007

December 23, 2382

In the light of the recent events, I think it would be best to update this.

The ship that I was assigned to when I first started this (the U.S.M. Auriga) crashed about a year ago. It is now known that the Auriga was involved in a medical experiment to clone the alien species believed to have been extinct. The cloning was done through DNA found on Fiorina 161 belonging to Ellen Ripley. In essence, the officers of the Auriga cloned Ellen Ripley so that they could have the alien queen she was carrying.

What I had feared when I first started writing this came true. Thankfully Ellen’ clone took up Ripley’s old hobby. The Auriga was destroyed when it was deliberately crashed into Earth. No traces of the alien species were found.
I thought the nightmare would have ended there, but it didn’t. A month ago the Tonoro’s missing EEV was discovered. To my horror, my suspicions were confirmed. The United Systems Military found the remains of the four Tonoro survivors as well as the adult alien frozen inside. Given what the United Systems Military did on the Auriga, I can only say one thing;

God have mercy on our souls.

Dr. Even Andrews Ph.D.
December 23, 2382

November 21, 2189 [End]

Unfortunately, I am unable to find more information about what happened from here on out. However, based on the information that I do have, I have pieced the following events together.

At approximately 1400 U.T., Private Hendrick updated her journal for the last time. She was in the Tonoro’s drop ship hanger when she was writing it. Unfortunately, she wasn’t alone(25).

At about 14:12 U.T., one of Tonoro’s EEVs (unit 4172) was jettisoned from the ship. The data in the Tonoro’s computer concerning the EEV was fragmented, but I was able to salvage some bits and pieces. The data indicates Private Henn, Private Stevens, Bishop, and Corporal Wilson were aboard the EEV. At the very least Bishop and Henn were alive (and I suspect the others were too) when it was jettisoned. Tragically, I’m sorry to say that something else was in the EEV with them at the time it was separated. I cannot confirm my suspicions 100 per cent. Hell, I can’t even confirm my suspicions 50 per cent, but data that I found that there was something else in the EEV with them. I cannot confirm what it was, only that it was approximately 100 kilograms in mass and it was moving only moments before the EEV was separated from the Tonoro. I could be wrong (please God, tell me I’m wrong), but there’s a chance the alien was in the EEV with them. I don’t think they lived.

God rest their souls!

The Tonoro continued to drift through space. No one was aware of what had happened to the ship. When the ship did not arrive at Fomalhaut when she was expected to (November 26), the Marine Corps and Weyland-Yutani launched a rescue operation to look for her.

They never found the ship. By pinpointing the location where the last few messages from the Tonoro were sent, the rescue operation discovered that the ship had drifted of course. Based on the information they had, they searched for the Tonoro in the areas they believed she would be based on the information they had. After six weeks of searching, they gave up. The Tonoro was presumed lost and everyone onboard was presumed dead. The EEV that was jettisoned was never recovered, and remains missing today.

Eventually the Tonoro lost power and became a mere ghost ship. She continued to drift for approximately 80 years, getting caught in a few orbits around planets and then sling shot in a different direction. Eventually, about 90 years ago, she crashed on Arcturus. Now she’s just a broken wreck, and a crime scene.

Now, it is rather late to hold a criminal investigation into the Tonoro incident. Everyone who was involved is dead by now. The only purpose this criminal evidence will serve is to clarify things in history books. Weyland-Yutani is no longer around, so there’s no one to get sued for this mess.
We have a lot of lessons to learn from this. We can only hope that what happened nearly 170 years ago does not happen again. What happened to the Nostromo, the Sulaco, LV-426, Fiorina 161, and the Tonoro should stay where it is; in the past. I just hope we don’t make the same mistakes that Weyland-Yutani made. If we do, God help us all.

Dr. Evan Andrews, Ph.D.
Medical Officer, U.S.M. Auriga
February 12, 2357
Dear Diary,
We finally convinced Wilson to abandon ship. We're packing the EEV with some supplies and will be launching within 20 minutes. We've disabled all of the Tonoro's beacons, that way the chances of no one finding this ship are better. Quite frankly, God help whoever discovers this ship.
Hopefull our EEV will be picked up so I can go home. I've just about had it with this mission. I'm scared shitless. That alie (25-1)
The journal stops here. I have a good guess as to what happened to Private Hendrick. Actually, I would have to say it was a pretty educated guess. The data from the Tonoro indicates that Hendrick was being stalked. The alien was following her...and killed her.
This page of her journal has blood stains.

November 21, 2189 [1300 U.T.]

Dear Diary,

I don’t want to sound like I am panicking, but I think we are all going to die!
Oh my God, what the hell are we dealing with?! We’ve been looking for this thing for about 12 hours now and I’m scared! This fucking thing has already killed the three doctors, Gorman, Wilman, Lewis, and Everson. This fucker is impossible to kill. Every time we think we have it trapped, the fucker escapes! How the fuck is it doing that?!

I told Wilson that we should just evacuate the ship and let it crash into some planet, but he still wants to try to kill the fucker!

I’m really scared.

God help us.



I cannot get much information from this, only that by 1300 most of the crew was dead. How they died, I’m not exactly sure, only that the alien got them. The truth is that some of them were not completely dead. Their vital signs were low, but they were still alive(27-1).

It’s clear that the company people wanted the alien alive. They wanted it alive so much that they intervened at one point as the marines were about to blast the alien into space(27-3). As far as to the order in which they died, Lewis was the first, followed by Everson(27-2). Maxwell was killed almost immediately after he intervened(27-3), then Brunel, Lydecker, Wilman(27-4), and then Gorman(27-5).

From the vital sign readouts, Maxwell, Lewis, Brunel, and Lydecker were killed. Wilman, Gorman, and Everson were still alive, but barely. Ellen Ripley mentioned that the aliens tend to keep their victims alive to use as hosts for more embryos.

Everyone sound off. Who’s not dead yet? –U.T.-05:12:16 [Wilman]

Gorman, head section, level 6. –U.T.-05:12:21

Lewis, head section, level 4. –U.T.-05:12:26

Bishop, head section, level 10. –U.T.-05:12:32

Hendrick, mid section, level 2. –U.T.-05:12:36

Maxwell, head section, level 10. I’m with Bishop –U.T.-05:12:41

Everson, aft section, level 8. –U.T.-05:12:47

Henn, aft section, level 1. –U.T.-05:12:52

Stevens, mid section, level 11. –U.T.-05:13:00

Lydecker, mid section, level 11. I’m with Stevens. –U.T.-05:13:07

Wilson, aft section, level 5. –U.T.-05:13:12

Brunel, aft section, level 5. I’m with Wilson. –U.T.-05:13:17

Alright, I’m mid section, level 12. Anyone find anything? –U.T.-05:13:25

Nothing sir. –U.T.-05:13:35 [Wilson]

Alright, it’s bound to be here somewhere. Let’s keep looking people. –U.T.-05:13:41 [Wilman]

If anyone finds it, don’t shoot it! –U.T.-05:13:44

Maxwell, shut the fuck up! Let us do our job! –U.T.-05:13:49 [Hendrick]

Oh, hang on! I’ve got something –U.T.-05:18:32

What is it Hendrick? –U.T.-05:18:35 [Gorman]

Unidentified object, 12 meters, moving away from me. It’s 2 floors above me. It’s on level 4! –U.T.-05:18:44

Which way is it headed? –U.T.-05:18:35 [Wilman]

It’s moving forwards. It’s going to head section! –U.T.-05:18:39 [Hendrick]

Anyone on level 4, head section? –U.T.-05:18:43 [Wilman]

Lewis here! Yeah, I’ve got it sir. 36 meters directly in front of me and closing! –U.T.-05:18:50

Ok, remember, don’t shoot if it is in front of the hull. We want to kill it, not us! Everyone else, go to level 4! –U.T.-05:19:02

Hold on, sir! I lost it! –U.T.-05:19:23 [Lewis]

What? –U.T.-05:19:25 [Gorman]

Yeah, I don’t have it either sir! Son of a bitch is gone! –U.T.-05:19:32 [Hendrick]

Where was your last contact? –U.T.-05:19:36 [Gorman]

Uh, about 19 meters in front of me. Maybe 2 meters behind the number 5 bulkhead. Hold on, I’m going to have a look. –U.T.-05:19:47 [Lewis]

Alright, just watch your back Lewis. Don’t let it jump you. Everyone, continue to level 4.–U.T.-05:19:52 [Gorman]

Um, sir? –U.T.-05:20:16 [Lewis]

What is it Lewis? –U.T.-05:20:18 [Wilman]

The number 5 bulkhead hatch is sealed. The bastard is probably waiting on the other side. –U.T.-05:20:26

Alright, stay put Lewis. Make sure it doesn’t come across. –U.T.-05:20:26 [Wilman]

Alright, sir, I’m on level 4. I’m gonna try to come up behind it. –U.T.-05:20:39 [Hendrick]

Alright private –U.T.-05:20:41 [Wilman]

Okay Henrick, I’m coming up behind you. –U.T.-05:20:56 [Everson]
I see ya. –U.T.-05:21:01 [Hendrick]

Uh, sir? There’s a problem. It’s not here. –U.T.-05:21:43 [Hendrick]

What?! –U.T.-05:21:45 [Gorman and Wilman]

It’s not here! –U.T.-05:21:47 [Everson]

We are looking at the number 5 bulkhead ha- -U.T.-05:21:51 [Hendrick]

What is it? –U.T.-05:21:58 [Wilman]

Oh shit, I think the bastard is in the ventilation system! There’s some slime crap dripping from the v-
Guys! I think the bastard is in here with me! –U.T.-05:22:14 [Everson and Lewis]

Lewis, what’s the matter? –U.T.-05:22:17 [Wilman]

Does anyone have it? –U.T.-05:22:20 [Lewis]

Lewis, what’s going o-
Oh, fuck! 2 meters! Lewis, it’s right on top of you! –U.T.-05:22:25 [Wilman and Hendrick]

Where?! I cannot see it! –U.T.-05:22:28

Get the hell out of there! –U.T.-05:22:30 [Hendrick]

What the hell is going on?! –U.T.-05:22:33 [Wilman]

Open the hatch! –U.T.-05:22:35 [Hendrick]

Where the hell is it? –U.T.-05:22:37 [Lewis]

Shit, it’s stuck!
It’s stuck! Give me a hand! –U.T.-05:22:43 [Everson and Hendrick]

I’m on level 4. Lewis, where the hell are you?! –U.T.-05:22:45 [Gorman]

I’m [high pitch screech]

Oh fu[static]-U.T.-05:22:49 [Lewis]

Lewis! –U.T.-05:22:51 [Gorman]

Got it![Everson, unlocking the hatch]
Lewis! –U.T.-05:22:53[Everson and Hendrick]

What happened? –U.T.-05:22:55 [Wilman]

Christ, that’s blood! The fucker is using the ventilation system! –U.T.-05:23:14 [Hendrick]

Where the hell is Lewis?! –U.T.-05:23:17 [Wilman]

The bastard got him!
Ah![static] –U.T.05:23:19 [Gorman and Everson]

Everson! –U.T.-05:23:21 [Gorman]

You fucker, eat this! –U.T.-05:23:24 [Hendrick]

[Pulse rifle fire]
Hendrick, hold your fire, god damn it! – U.T.-05:23:30 [Gorman][Rifle fire stops]

What the fuck is going on?! – U.T.-05:23:33 [Wilman]

They’re dead! Lewis and Everson are dead! The fucker dragged them into the ventilation system! –U.T.-05:23:39 [Gorman]

Does anyone have it? –U.T.-05:23:42 [Wilman]

No, sir! It’s gone! –U.T.-05:23:51 [Bishop]

Okay, I want everyone to go back to the hanger! We need to rethink our tactics! –U.T.-05:24:58 [Gorman]

Alright, we know it’s using the ventilation system to move around. Is there any chance we can flush it out of there? –U.T.-06:03:12 [Gorman]

It’s a challenge, but we could. The ventilation system has isolation valves at every junction as well as at every bulkhead between compartments. The problem we have are the vents. If we want to make sure it goes where we want it to go, we’ll have to seal all of the compartments. This way it has no choice but to go through the valves we open. –U.T.-06:03:34 [Wilson]

How are you going to make it move? For all we know, it might want to stay in one spot. –U.T.-06:03:40 [Henn]

Well, that’s a problem, isn’t it? –U.T.-06:03:43 [Wilson]

Guess someone is gonna have to go in after it. –U.T.-06:03:49 [Hendrick]

Any volunteers? –U.T.-06:03:52 [Wilson]

Oh hell, I’ll go. I’m the only one here who knows how to play with fire. –U.T.-06:04:08 [Stevens]

Alright, when you find it, just keep the flame thrower in front of you. Like most animals, it will probably be afraid of fire. –U.T.-06:08:14 [Wilson]

Affirmative. –U.T.06:08:16 [Stevens]

Okay, I’m at the C15 junction, close the valve. Which way now? –U.T.-06:32:12 [Stevens]

Alright, climb up to the next junction and follow tunnel 4C-19. –U.T.-06:32:18 [Gorman]

Alright –U.T.-06:32:20 [Stevens]

Ok, I’m here at the isolation valve. Tunnel 4C-19, right? –U.T.-06:32:59 [Stevens]

That’s right. The son-of-a-bitch should be right behind it. –U.T.-06:33:04 [Gorman]

Huh, yeah, I can hear it trying to get out. –U.T.-06:33:08 [Stevens]

Wilson, how are you guys doing? –U.T.-06:33:11[Gorman]

Inner airlock door is open, outer door is on standby. –U.T.-06:33:15 [Wilson]

Alright, remember, don’t open the door until Stevens gives you the thumbs up. Alright Stevens, I’m opening the valve. –U.T.-06:33:24 [Gorman]

Hello you son of a bitch!
[high pitch screech]
[flamethrower hisses] –U.T.-06:33:36 [Stevens]

That’s right, fire is not good for you!
[flamethrower] [high pitch screech]
Close the valves as I pass them!
[high pitch screech]
[flamethrower] –U.T.-06:34:12 [Stevens]

Alright, it’s running! –U.T.-06:34:19 [Stevens]

Don’t lose sight of it! Make sure it goes into the airlock! –U.T.-06:34:23 [Gorman]

Ha ha, come here you little bastard! Let me torch you!
[flamethrower] –U.T.-06:34:47 [Stevens]

Alright, we just passed the D23 junction! –U.T.-06:35:27 [Stevens]

Wilson? –U.T.-06:35:29 [Gorman]

We’re ready for it! –U.T.-06:35:32 [Wilson]

Alright, the fucker is in the compartment. Stevens, you have to drive it into the airlock! –U.T.-06:35:56 [Wilson]

Come on, bitch! Let’s dance!
[flamethrower][high pitch screeching]
Yes, go that way!
[flamethrower] Ready! –U.T.-06:36:19 [Stevens]

Opening outer door! –U.T.-06:36:21 [Wilson]

[Loud noise, presumably air rushing out of the ship]

Come on! Fly out into space, you fucker! –U.T.-06:36:37 [Stevens]

No! –U.T.-06:36:42 [Maxwell]

[Loud noise dies down. Data indicates outer door was closed]

What the fuck are you doing?! –U.T.-06:36:48 [Wilman]

Oh shit, get me out of here! –U.T.-06:36:51 [Stevens]

Get him out! –U.T.-06:36:53 [Wilson]

Close it! –U.T.-06:36:55 [Stevens and Hendrick]

Oh Jesus, that was close! –U.T.-06:36:58 [Stevens]

Why the fuck did you do that?! –U.T.-06:37:02 [Wilman]

Gorman, it’s going back into the ventilation system –U.T.-06:37:06 [Wilson]

I go- Oh shit! It’s going down the wrong tunnel! –U.T.-06:37:10 [Gorman]

Aren’t the isolation valves closed? –U.T.-06:37:13 [Wilson]

I just closed them, but I lost it! I don’t know where it is! –U.T.-06:37:17 [Gorman]

Fuck! –U.T.-06:37:19 [Wilson]

That’s great. That’s just fucking great! Now what?! –U.T.-06:37:25 [Hendrick]

You son of a bitch, what the hell did you think were you doing?! –U.T.-06:37:46 [Wilson]

You have no right to kill it. –U.T.-06:37:49 [Maxwell]

Fuck you! That fucker killed two of my men, like hell I am gonna let it live! –U.T.-06:37:46 [Wilman]

We had that thing where we wanted it, you son-of-a-bitch! Thanks to you, it got away! –U.T.-06:37:51 [Wilson]

You have any idea how much a creature like that is worth? –U.T.-06:37:56 [Maxwell]

Fuck that! I’m not going to let you endanger my men so that you people can have something to fuck with! That fucking thing is getting off this ship, whether you like it or not! –U.T.-06:38:06 [Wilman]

I can’t let you do that! –U.T.-06:38:09 [Maxwell]

Watch me! –U.T.-06:38:11 [Wilman]

I’m not going to let you destroy a priceless organism- Oh shit, Wilson, it’s right on top of you guys!
-so that you can save your precious cre- I’m not going to le- I have direct orders fro- -t endanger my crew- Shut up! Gorman, say again?
-m the company to re- -fuck your orders!
-trieve the organi-
It’s right on top of you!
-sm for further examinati-Ah![static] –U.T.-06:38:31

Oh shit! –U.T.-06:38:33 [Wilson]

Hendrick, shoot it! –U.T.-06:38:35 [Wilman]

[Pulse rifle fire]
What’s going on? –U.T.-06:38:39 [Gorman]

Fuck! –U.T.-06:39:41 [Stevens]

Wilson, Wilman, what the hell is going on? –U.T.-06:39:54 [Gorman]

It got Maxwell! Tore his fucking head off! –U.T.-06:39:59 [Wilson]

Did you kill it? –U.T.-06:40:01 [Gorman]

No. It um…it got away. It’s no longer in the ventilation system. –U.T.-06:40:11 [Wilson]

Christ! –U.T.-06:40:13 [Gorman]

I think we pissed it off. –U.T.-06:40:21 [Stevens]

Gorman, we need to talk. –U.T.-06:40:29 [Wilman]

Unfortunately, there’s not much information in the Tonoro’s computer as to what happened to Brunel and Lydecker, but from what I heard I think it is safe to say the alien got them. I did find some radio chatter with Wilman.

Sir, we’ve got a problem! –U.T.-10:12:05 [Henn]

What? –U.T.-10:12:06 [Gorman]

It’s Brunel and Lydecker. They’re gone! –U.T.-10:12:10 [Henn]

What?! –U.T.-10:12:12 [Gorman]

Their weapons are gone as well. –U.T.-10:12:15 [Henn]

They must be out looking for the fucking thing –U.T.-10:12:20 [Wilman]

Shit! Brunel, Lydecker, where the hell are you? –U.T.-10:12:24 [Groman]

Brunel, Lydecker, where are you? –U.T.-10:12:31 [Gorman]

Brunel, Lydecker, answer god damn it! –U.T.-10:12:42 [Gorman]

Fuck! Brunel, Lydecker, where th-
[muffled gun fire and screaming]
What the hell was that? –U.T.-10:12:58 [Gorman]

Sounds like it came from level 6, head section! –U.T.-10:13:05 [Stevens]

Shit! Everyone to level 6 now! –U.T.-10:13:09 [Gorman]

Oh fuck! –U.T.-10:15:23 [Hendrick]

What is it? –U.T.-10:15:25 [Gorman]

I think I just found Brunel and Lydecker –U.T.-10:15:31 [Hendrick]

Oh no. –U.T.-10:15:42 [Gorman]

Poor bastards. –U.T.-10:15:54 [Wilson]

Alright. Well, there’s nothing we can do. Let’s continue looking. Stick together. Bastard is bound to be around her somewhere. –U.T.-10:16:13 [Gorman]

Wilman, let’s go! –U.T.-10:16:21 [Wilson]

Coming. –U.T.-10:16:23 [Wilman]

Ah- -U.T.-10:16:27 [Wilman](24-4-1)

Wilman? –U.T.-10:16:29 [Gorman]

Wilman? –U.T.-10:16:35 [Gorman]

Wilman?! –U.T.-10:16:42 [Gorman]

Jesus Christ, Wilman! –U.T.-10:16:49 [Gorman]

Wilman! –U.T.-10:16:54 [Gorman]

Not exactly sure what happened, but judging how this short scream also sounded like a grunt, I’m going to take a guess that the alien grabbed him. Because it was such a short cream, I suspect the alien grabbed him by the head and covered his mouth.

Gorman is by far the most mysterious event that has taken place aboard the U.S.S. Tonoro. No one knew what happened to him. He simply vanished. One clue as to his disappearance were his vital signs. At around 1200 U.T., Gorman’s vital signs took a dive. He was alive, but barely. However, what caught my attention were his vital signs before they took a dive. From the vital signs I can tell that Gorman was in a state of relaxation. To be more specific, his vitals were at the same level as those of someone who is asleep.

Perhaps that was the case. By this time the team has been awake for more than 24 hours. The body is not designed to stay awake for such an extended period of time. By this time, everyone would have been exhausted. Their concentration would have gone to pieces. Perhaps why Gorman’s vitals were so low was because he fell asleep. The alien got him as he was sleeping. From the vital signs, I highly doubt he knew what hit him.

November 21, 2189 [0400 U.T.]

It was a good thing that the Tonoro’s computer was keeping track of everyone’ vital signs and radio communication between each marine. This made piecing the events together much easier, since Hendick didn’t provide much information in the few entries she made in her diary. By 0400, the team had found traces of the alien. Most of these traces were small acid burns and pieces of skin the alien was shedding(24). However, they still couldn’t find it and they knew they had to find it before it grew into an adult, which the company people said was only a matter of hours. The Tonoro had sent a message(25) to network informing them on the situation.

All of the EEVs on the Tonoro were put on standby. The team had divided into three groups(26). Each group had one of the company medical officers with them. The ship was divided into three sections (“Head,” “Mid,” and “Aft”), each group was in charge of searching their section and to report if they found anything. The problem they had was the ship itself. The Conestoga class ship is 385 meters long, 105 meters high, and 77 meters wide with 12 decks. There are thousands of places an alien can hide; ventilation shafts, subflooring, cargo holds, utility closets, etc. The challenge they faced was immense. I cannot imagine how hard it would be to find an alien on my ship. The Auriga is almost ten times the size of the Tonoro. It’s easy to get lost in this ship!

We know that this alien species has an exoskeleton. As it grows, it needs to shed its outer layers.

U.S.S. Tonoro C172689 to Network Comcon 01500 –
Pvt. Johnson R19523 – Dead – impregnated by facehugger.
Xenomorph presence in vessel – current location – unknown.
EEVs on standby
Request rescue vessel if needed.
Awaiting response.
Time – 03:29:07 U.T. – 11/21/2189

Group 1 consisted of Lieutenant Gorman, Bishop, Private Lewis, and Dr. Maxwell. Group 2 Consisted of Sergeant Wilman, Private Hendrick, Private Stevens, and Dr. Lydecker(26-1). Group 3 Consisted of Corporal Wilson(26-2), Private Everson, Private Henn(26-3), and Dr. Brunel(26-4). Group 1 was assigned to the Head section, Group 2 got Mid section, and Group 3 got the Aft section. Everyone was to report back to Gorman if they found anything.

Dr. Gregory Lydecker, born July 3, 2152 in Sapporo, Japan, was the second medical officer of the mission. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in the same class as Dr. Maxwell (class of 2177). His first job was as a medical instructor for the University of Tokyo. In 2183, he joined Weyland-Yutani and worked as an assistant medical officer on the waste management vessel U.S.C.S.S. Kurtz III until 2185. He was assigned as third medical officer on the Weyland-Yutani research vessel Pandora. Lydecker was one of the eight survivors (out of a crew of 17) of the Pandora biological contamination incident of 2186(26-1-1). In September of 2186, Lydecker returned to the Kurtz III as her medical officer until December, 2187. In March 2188, he was briefly assigned as third medical officer on the Patna, where he met his old friend Dr. Maxwell. In June, 2188, Lydecker transferred to Gateway Station and worked as a doctor until May of 2189, when he was transferred to the military installation on Fomalhaut, where he joined the Tonoro for the mission.

On February 18, 2186, the Pandora was evacuated when a virus escaped into the ventilation system. Nine of the Pandora’s crew members were infected with the virus. Four died aboard the Pandora, the other five died in the escape vehicle. The survivors were treated for minor symptoms of the disease, but were released from hospital within a week of being rescued.

Corporal Alexander Wilman was born on June 12, 2142 in Sydney, Australia. He joined the Marine Corps immediately after graduating from high school in 2161. He was first assigned to the base of Altair in 2162, where he gradually moved up the ranks. He became a Corporal in 2167 and received an honorary medal for his effort in the hostage incident of 2169 on the Weyland-Yutani freighter U.S.C.S.S. Vancouver. Four out of the seven terrorists were apprehended, the other three were killed in the gun fight. Luckily, no hostages were killed. In 2172, Wilman’s squad made a brief stop on LV-426. They were picked up a week later by the U.S.S. Sulaco. In August of 2179, Wilman joined the effort to search for the Sulaco after Network lost contact with her. After failing to find the Sulaco, Wilman returned to Earth until 2186, when he was transferred to Fomalhaut.

Private Jennifer Henn, born October 24, 2170 St. Petersburg, Russia, is the youngest marine on the Tonoro. She had joined the Marine Corp only three months earlier after graduating from high school.

Dr. David Brunel II was born in Washington D.C., United States on March 13, 2157. Son of a D.C. doctor, he attended the University of Pittsburgh to study medicine. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2170 and worked as a doctor in Washinton D.C. His family moved to London, England to start their own business. In August 2178, Brunel moved to Gateway station and worked as a doctor there until mid 2187. He joined Weyland-Yutani in September of 2187 and worked as a medical officer on the U.S.C.S.S. Landra. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Tonoro for the mission to the Sulaco.

November 21, 2189 [0100 U.T.]

Dear Diary,

We’ve been looking for this damn thing for six hours now without any luck. The problem is, of course, that the Tonoro is not a small ship. There are so many places this “Xenomorph” can hid, it’s not even funny. We have motion trackers, but obviously the damn thing needs to move for us to pick it up. From what the company people told us, this mother is going to try for us all. Basically, we are hunting for a hunter, and as a hunter, it’s gonna try to stay undetected. It’s like a lion. Hopefully when it does move, we’ll pick up the fucker and blast it to hell.
The company people, as usual, are not helping at all. They don’t want us to kill it. They actually admire this fucking thing, as if it is God. Well, you know what?


That damn thing killed Johnson and we’re sure as hell not going to let it live for that. Besides, this thing has been the source of horrific problems in the past(23). I guess Morse and Ripley were right!

If those company people intervene, so help me God I will kill them!



The Nostromo, Hadley’s Hope, the Sulaco, and Fiorina 161 all encountered the Xenomorph. Ellen Ripley told the Interstellar Commerce Commission at the enquiry about what happened on the Nostromo(22-2), even though the Commission did not believe her. Hadley’s Hope was destroyed when the atmosphere processing station went critical. Why it went critical is still unknown, but it is known now that Hadley’s Hope was overrun by this alien species. The U.S.S. Sulaco was sent to investigate Hadley’s Hope. According to the data retrieved from the Sulaco, the marines encountered what they described as the “alien nest” on Sub-Level 3 at the processing station. All of the colonists, except one – Rebecca Jorden, approximately 6 years of age – were dead. The marines were ambushed at the processing station, at which point they lost Private Front, Corporal Dietrich, Private Wierzbowski, Sergeant Apone, Private Drake, and Private Crowe. Jesus, they lost half their team at the processing station.

For some unknown reason, the drop ship carrying the marines to and from the Sulaco crashed, killing Corporal Ferro and Private Spunkmeyer. What’s interesting is that, according to the marines’ vital signs, Corporal Ferro and Private Spunkmeyer were dead before the drop ship crashed. Could it have been an alien?

The marines sealed themselves inside the main colony complex, about a kilometer from the processing station. Having the aliens to deal with, their problems were escalated when they realized the processing station was on the fritz. They had to remote control the second dropship in the Sulaco to pick them up. It is unknown what happened while they were waiting for the drop shop – perhaps they were ambushed again – but Private Hudson, Private Vazquez, and Lieutenant Gorman were killed. Only Lieutenant Ripley, Corporal Hicks, Rebecca Jorden, and Bishop (the synthetic for the mission) returned to the Sulaco.

Something really interesting occurred on the Sulaco shortly after the four survivors returned to the ship. The Sulaco’s sensors picked up a large organism, approximately 7 meters in height and approximately 1,200 kilograms, moving around in the Sulaco’s hanger. Unfortunately I cannot give any details as to what was happening in the hanger, but the information suggests that the organism was ejected through the airlock. Within an hour or so of this incident, the four returned to the ship’s cryogenic compartment for the trip home.

What really caught my attention was that the sensors picked up something else moving around in the ship. There were two objects, identical in size and mass (approximately half a meter high and about 13 kilograms) moving very slowly – about the same rate at which a snail moves around – in different directions from the drop ship hanger. One of them ended up in cargo hold E and the other ended up in the cryogenic compartment. This actually explains what the crew of the Tonoro encountered on the Sulaco. With the Sulaco about two days into its journey home, the sensors picked up a new organism moving inside the ship. Apparently it originated from inside the object in the cryogenic compartment. I’m not sure what it was, but I suspect – based on the description the company provided to the marines on the Tonoro – that this was a facehugger. It managed to get inside Ellen Ripley’s cryo tube and settled down roughly where Ripley’s head would have been. This explains how she was impregnated with the alien queen on Fiorina 161.

The Tonoro found a small hole in the cryogenic compartment floor hat appears to have been melted by acid. It’s only a theory, but maybe the facehugger that attached itself to Ripley spilled some of its acid blood. This might be the case, since the computer indicates that it was in that small hole where the fire started. The fire is known to have been started by an electrical short. Perhaps the acid shorted the wiring in the subflooring? Could be…

Why the fire was able to spread the full length of the ship is a mystery for me as well. The fire suppression system should have kicked in and contained the fire. For some reason it didn’t. The computer had to jettison the cryogenic tubes in one of the Sulaco’s EEVs. Before the EEV was separated, the sensors picked up the facehugger moving inside the EEV. The EEV was detached from the Sulaco, which later crashed on Fiorina 161. Only Ellen Ripley survived the crash(23-1).

As for the Sulaco, the fire continued to spread. At first it moved forward into the hanger. Here the fire caused the drop ship to explode. The explosion destroyed five decks and forced the fire aft. As the fire neared the reactor room, the computer scrammed the reactor to prevent it from going critical. The ship was now on emergency power, but not for long. I believe the intense heat of the fire caused the emergency systems to shut off, at which point the Sulaco lost all power. This is where the data ends. Whatever happened to the Sulaco from here on was all down to the laws of physics. The fire eventually burned all of the oxygen in the ship and burned out. The Sulaco continued to drift through space unnoticed for ten years, until it wound up in orbit around Gamma Serpentis, where she was discovered.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

November 20, 2189 [1900 U.T.]

Dear Diary,

I’m going to make this as simple as I can.

Jesus Fucking Christ, what the fuck happened to Johnson?! He’s fucking dead! We found him in the mess hall with a hole in his chest. What the fuck is going on?!(22)



Unfortunately, there’s not much I can find as to how exactly they found Private Johnson. Hendrick did provide this journal entry, but that’s about it. From here on, she doesn’t update the journal much, and the updates she does make are vague.

I had to go through a lot of data files from the Tonoro’s computer to find what I was looking for. Fortunately, the Tonoro’s flight data recorder keeps track of everything the computer sees and hears. I found quite a lot of video and audio files regarding what was happening aboard the Tonoro since Hendrick wrote that entry in her diary.(22-1) Fortunately, everything is time stamped, so putting it together wasn’t much of a challenge. I think it is safe to say that the crew of the Tonoro had a big problem on their hands. Based on what I have gathered, the Tonoro was pretty much in the same situation the Nostromo was in 67 years earlier.(22-2)

Has anyone seen Johnson? – U.T.-18:14:21

Yeah, he went to the mess hall to get something, but he should have been back by now. –U.T.-18:14:28

Oh hell! Lewis, see if you can find him. Drag his ass here! –U.T.-18:14:36


Hey, Johnson! You in here? –U.T.-18:16:02(22-1-2)

Johnson? Oh, come on man! Stop fucking around! –U.T.-18:16:23

Johnson? –U.T.-18:16:39

Jesus Christ! Sarge! SARGE! –U.T.-18:16:51(22-1-3)


What the fuck happened here? –U.T.-18:17:26

How the hell do I know?-U.T.-18:17:29

Jesus Christ! –U.T.-18:17:32

Is it just me, or does it look like something exploded out of him? –U.T.-18:17:56

Where the hell are those...get those damn company people over here! I want an explanation! –U.T.-18:18:07

What is it? –U.T.-18:18:58(22-1-4)

Care to explain what happened here? –U.T.-18:19:04

Interesting. –U.T.-18:19:16

What? –U.T.-18:19:17

Very interesting, indeed. –U.T.-18:19:31

What? What the hell is going on? –U.T.-18:19:35

Sergeant, it appears as though you have a Xenomorph problem. –U.T.-18:19:53

A what problem? –U.T.-18:19:56

A Xenomorph. –U.T.-18:20:02(22-2)

The fuck is that? –U.T.-18:20:05

Remember what I told you about the facehugger? –U.T.-18:20:08

Are you saying we have an alien on the lose? –U.T.-18:20:11

Yes. –U.T.-18:20:16

Great. So, how do we get rid of it? –U.T.-18:20:21

Judging by the tone of the voice and by what I can see in the video taken from the camera in the cryogenic compartment, this was brought up by Hendrick.

This clip was taken from the mess hall camera. There’s a figure noticeable near the bottom of the frame, but it is not clear what it is because there’ not much light. Lewis is seen walking in and looking around. He is alone.

Lewis starts shouting just as he is staring at the unidentified object at the bottom of the frame. The sergeant and the rest of the crew come running, one of them, I presume is Everson, has a flash light. They all stare at the unknown figure. I take it that they are staring at Johnson’s dead body.

Stevens is the one who runs off to fetch the medical officers. He returns with all of the company men. The person Sergeant Wilman is talking to, I think, is first medical officer Jason Maxwell(22-1-4-1)

Ellen Ripley claimed at her enquiry that the Nostromo had an uninvited guest, which is why she blew the ship up. She described this creature as being approximately 2.5 meters tall with an elongated head, no eyes, an inner mouth which functions as both a weapon and as a tongue, a though exoskeleton, a long tail with a sharp tip at the end, and acid for blood. It's a fascinating thing, a creature which the Nostromo’s science officer Ash described as “the perfect organism.” It is believed that this organism was also responsible for the loss of the Sulaco, the destruction of Hadley’s Hope (colony on LV-426), and the death of Ellen Ripley and the other prisoners on Fiorina 161, as stated by prisoner Robert Morse in his book.

Jason R. Maxwell was born on September 5, 2153 in London, England. He attended the University of Tokyo to study medicine and graduated in the top 10 of his class in 2177. He began his career with Weyland-Yutani, starting out as an assistant medical officer at Gateway Station, and moved his way up the ranks. In 2181, he was assigned as medical officer on the U.S.C.S.S. Otago II. He transfers to the Weyland-Yutani medical research vessel Patna in 2183 and is assigned as her third medical officer. He moves up the ranks and by 2185, he’s the Patna’s first medical officer. He was transferred to the Tonoro for the mission to the Sulaco.

November 20, 2189 [1800 U.T.]

Dear Diary,

We’re finally on our way home! Fuck yeah! With a little luck, I’ll be able to make it home for Christmas. I do hope that’s the case. This will be the last time I will be writing before returning to Fomalhaut. At least I updated mom and dad on how I’m doing(21) before we left Gamma Serpentis. Hell, at least they let me send that message. I’m glad we’re finally leaving Gamma Serpentis behind. I know it’s only been about four days, but Serpentis is such a dark and violent planet.

I actually feel sorry for the Sulaco, I don’t know why. When I think about it, that ship didn’t deserve to crash. It’s survived so much, we should at least have tried to tow it home, even though the Tonoro is not what you’d call a towing vessel. I mean, yes, for the past few days I’ve had this serves-you-right-fucker attitude towards the Sulaco, but I think it was just because I was pissed off at it. That ship was the reason why I was dragged all the way out here. But with the Sulaco gone and with our mission completed (I guess), I kind of feel sorry for it.

Anyways, we should be getting back to Fomalhaut in about six days. Come the holidays, I hope the Marine Corps will allow me to take a trip to Huston for our Christmas family reunion. I missed out last year and I’m sure as hell not going to miss out this year!

Now it is time to return to the horrid refrigerators everyone likes to call the cryogenic tubes for our trip home. God, I hate those things, but we have to do it anyways.



Dear mom and dad,
I’m finally able to update you guys on what is going on around here. About three weeks ago, the Marine Corps sent us to this miserable rock out in the middle of nowhere (known as Gamma Serpentis) to investigate “an object in orbit.” Well, it turned out that this object was the U.S.S. Sulaco. They found her! After ten damn years they finally found her! Of course, I wasn’t really happy to see it, since I had to be dragged out here against my will.

Our original objective was to retrieve the ship. However, we got a nasty surprise when it was revealed to us that the ship’s orbit was decaying. To make matters worse, they sent us on the worst imaginable ship to use as a towing vessel; the Sulaco’s sister, the Tonoro. Our chances of retrieving the Sulaco went from slim to none. We spent four days transferring crap from the Sulaco to our ship, including some strange things which I am not allowed to talk about. Earlier today we said goodbye to the Sulaco and watched it crash into the planet.

We’re on our way home now and we expect to arrive at Fomalhaut in about six days. I hope that I’ll be able to visit you guys for Christmas, just as long as our sergeant doesn’t get any wild ideas.

I miss you guys so much! I meant to write earlier, but I wasn’t allowed to. It’s a good thing two, because you would have had to disregard the messages I wanted to send you anyways. I thought we were going to be trapped out here for a while, but thankfully it was just four days of misery.

You can tell me about all of the things I’ve missed out on when I go and visit.

I hope to see you all soon!

Alicia, 11/20/2189