Cool. :) They do say they need a Survival D1 test to set up shelter though. :) Resistance test: Resistance (TN13, FOC0): 2#1d20 19 14. Well bugger. Does BTS help against whatever this is, because Ric's Naughties are giving him +1 BTS (so 1 outside his Armour) until tomorrow (when I need to roll again)? Ric was BTS3, so doesn't get bitten at all. As the rest of the crew set up their shelters, Ric gets out of his armour: it's likely to be the last opportunity he gets for the next 7 days or so. Once he's out of his armour he secures it in his shelter and immediately slaps on Paradiso-grade bug repellent from his survival kit (having seen what the bugs have done to the other guys, it seemed only prudent). As the light fades, he gathers with the others to eat. He's wearing the fabric liner from his armour, open to about mid-chest to let his body breath. There's extensive, and relatively new, scaring on his chest, and the thoracic sub-dermal armour is visible. Incongruously, he's wearing the mirrorshades he'd had on earlier before he'd donned his helmet. To Ric's eyes the scene is picked out in false-colour hues, a mix of the MSV sight of his glasses with overlaid AR highlights as the Expert system does its thing identifying objects of interest. The Nomad grub, warmed by chemical heaters in the packets, reminds him of similar experiences from when he was in Polyvalent. The conversation meanders for a bit, as the guys take turns telling old 'war-stories'. There's a lull, and Ric takes his opportunity to ask Saito a question: "Hey Saito, what was up with the WarCor. You seemed really keen that he didn't know who you were? Dodging out on an ex-wife or something, eh?" Most likely Saito doesn't say squat, but he wanted to get a better feel for the guys he was working with. Edit: updated with IC text and based on Solodice's update re: Paradiso Sweats.