The Crystal Chamber

The second survey crew landed near an object embedded in the southern hemisphere of a dead world.‭ ‬They’d lost contact with the first team months ago.

The artifact resembled an enormous crystalline worm buried in the earth.‭ ‬A nearby cave led them down into a chamber filled with alien devices.‭ ‬Numerous bones lay scattered all around.

What they thought was the artifact blocked the passageway on the opposite side.

A portal was set into the construct,‭ ‬lined with spikes that sparkled like icicles.

They understood too late as the chamber began broadcasting black noise.

The worm was ready to feed.