Escarpment overlooking the creek. Rock hounds take note of the gorgeous exposed sedimentary stone (in a primarily igneous region), majorhavoc take note "I AM looking at you"...Riley (ZRD) BSR
Good God, man! I thought you were having Riley's zombie alert LED eyes deactivated! Did you not read the mission debrief outlining the deleterious effect the last image you submitted had on our photometric analysis team? May I remind you (ZS contributors with weak constitutions are strongly advised to avert their eyes):
Imagine, if you will, examining this ungodly image under extreme magnification? So disturbed were the members of our crack team of analysts, hardened as they are to the most graphic of images, that they were forced to take 2 weeks of R&R. Additionally, immediate, around the clock administration of zil-spec mood enhancement liquid libations was required to blot out that disturbing imagery! And yet, even with all those measures, their first report analysis upon return, a standard photometric review of Blackdog's high altitude ZRD patrol, ended in utter disaster.
If you recall, HQ advised you all to pay particular attention to fog-like conditions encountered while on patrol as this is often an indicator of undead activity. As we explained in a previous report, due the zombie's low body temperature a localized temperature inversion can result, with resultant condensation of water vapor in the air immediately surrounding the creatures. So naturally ZS brass were particularly interested in this one image from Blackdog's recent report:
A target rich environment if there ever was one. As predicted, application of undead biometric filter algorithms identified a promising contact, which duly labeled by an analyst on our recovering intelligence team.
And another was identified:
Unfortunately someone in the room unwisely mentioned BSR's ZRD Riley and his ghastly retinal LEDs. And predictably all hell broke loose:
It went downhill from there:
Our formerly crack photometric analysis team is back off of active duty and we have been left with no choice but to fly in a replacement data analysis team so we don't fall further behind in mission debriefs.
Meanwhile, our scientists at ZS Laboratories are feverishly working on an automated RileyLEDImageFilter to protect future HQ personnel from suffering the same fate as our first batch of analysts did. Until such time as that filtering technology is perfected and implemented, we respectfully request that Riley's LED alert feature be deactivated, or at least turned down. What was so wrong with the Z-tail alert configuration, BSR? We at HQ always thought that was refreshingly unique. Please, we don't want Riley to someday be featured in a classified report like the ones we have on other ZRD catastrophes like Diablo and Romero.
On a more positive note, ZS HQ again thanks all of our brave ZRD teams tireless patrolling in numerous sectors. As always, remain alert, remain vigilant, and keep those reports coming!