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Rejid Engineering has never publicly disclosed what happened to their first Cloudcrawler. Though in an interview with Syn Dalos, an anonymous ex-employee explained that Seasweeper1 initially vanished out of contact after exploring the deep-cloud-ocean Seeder Caves. The strange thing is that its communications relay seemingly re-activated 7 months later, well into the development of the Seasweeper2 project. When the team at Rejid followed its GPS coordinates, they found it sitting in the centre of the Thalid Jungle – over 100 kilometres from any coastline.
As Rejid is comprised of engineers and not explorers, they raised funding for an external expedition which was already seeking to map out the jungle further. One of the explorers, Lorin Pike, returned with several photos of the cloudcrawler – blue lights still shimmering on and off, but entirely overgrown with flora. When analysed by Rejid’s botanical researcher, it became apparent that Seasweeper1 had to have been there for 80 years or more.