188 - Die lebenden Toten
The Living Dead
K.H. Scheer

The vessel of the Kahalos does not bring Perry Rhodan, Atlan, Reginald Bell, Melbar Kasom, André Noir and Mory Abro to Earth as expected. Instead it brings them to the planet Roost in the Simban System, which is located in the east sector of the Milky Way. They discover three pyramids resembling those of the Large Kahal. However, unlike the Large Kahal, there is a high level of radioactivty in these three pyramids. The inhabitants of the pyramids, hideous humanoids called "Blacks", try to attract Rhodan and his companions by hypnosis. However, the Terrans are able to identify the danger in time and escape. The Blacks manipulate the indigenous inhabitants of Roost who happen to be descendants of the Springers. These descendants have formed two large nation-states that are constantly at war with each other. The Blacks use this to their advantage. The Terrans penetrate into the domain of the pyramids and discover that the Blacks are endowed with a very long life due to the radiation but they have a mummy-like appearance. When Atlan tries to destroy the source of the radiation, he initiates an explosion that kills all the Blacks.

Rhodan and his companions activate the machinery of the pyramids and use a hypercom to attract attention.

Michael Mahoney 2005-03-09

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