2243 - Die Mediale Schildwache
The Medial Sentry
Frank Borsch

Note: I found the summaries for 2243-2245 on the internet – not sure who, when or where. Someone spent some time on these and I hate to see them lost to the void.

Rhodan goes off on his own to find the Medial Sentry in the ice lands of Keyzing. In the end, after some dreams and sleepwalking, he finds the Medial Sentry for real and gets her to a bionic cruiser, but she's in a coma till the very end of the issue.

In the dreams, he converses with the Sentry, a blue skinned female, who speaks in the language of the Mighty. She grills him on his overall intentions. Rhodan portrays himelf as a third-party. He's not for the Cosmocrats or Chaotarcs; he's akin to the Knights of the Depth. She seems to accept this as agreeable to her. The Motana are evacuating the planet as best they can with the sixty-one bionic cruisers in their possession, but they know it won't be enough. It would have been interesting to see more decision making on who got on board, but instead they do "first come, first served". I don't give much chance to those left behind because….

The Kybb will get no more foam opal from the Holy Mountain. Before leaving, Zephayda has the Holy Mountain blown up. This is the one real sore point I have with the story, because no mention is made of the mutated Motanas that Perry and Atlan discovered living in the mountain. I find it hard to believe that the two Galactics would not have spoken up about them. I can only hope that the "mountain ghosts" survived.

Once leaving the planet, the bionic cruisers have to deal with the Kybb fleet that Iant Letoxx has brought to the Cain system, and it is a disaster for the Motanas. They lose a good third of their ships to the psi-waves from the Kyber-Neutros that Letoxx brought along.

John E McClure 2015-08-23

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