239 - Welt unter heißer Strahlung
World Under Hot Radiation
Clark Darlton


09 2402. Rhodan decides to explore the first planet of the Ha'lurin system. It is baptized Destroy and looks like it was devastated by a nuclear holocaust. Pushing the investigation further, Rhodan is stunned to discover Laurins dwelling beneath the surface. This confirms the origin of the Laurins, which had always been suspected to come from Andromeda. The Masters of the Islands sent the Laurins to invade the Galaxy three centuries ago. After the Laurins failed, the Masters of the Islands exiled them on Destroy, and then destroyed the planet. The surviving Laurins are now hiding to escape from the Masters.

NEW SUMMARY (Michael Mahoney):

With the Corvette C-17, Perry Rhodan, Pucky, Icho Tolot and thirty other Terrans land on the planet Destroy. Shortly after the landing the corvette is attacked by small, unidentified vessels and is destroyed. The Terran commando team meets mutant descendants of the ancient inhabitants of the planet.

Pucky discovers five hundred thousand mutated Laurins living under the surface of the planet. They no longer have the ability to become invisible. He learns that the Laurins are originally from the Andromeda nebula and that they were once allies of the "Masters of the Island". For twenty thousand years they tried to conquer the Milky Way with a hollow planet sheltering some Luxides (Laurins?). As they failed later, on orders from the Masters, to destroy the Central Protoplasm of the World of a Hundred Suns, they were expelled from their home world and exiled to the remote first planet of the Alurin System. After the Laurins attempted in vain to flee to the Milky Way, the "Masters of the Island" sent a Maahk battle fleet to destroy them. Robot-vessels were stationed to guard the survivors and were equipped with devices that damaged their flex-organs indefinitely.

Perry Rhodan concludes a peace with the Laurins. While the IMPERATOR recovers the Terran commando team on Destroy it is located by a Twonoser fleet.

Michael P. Mahoney

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