The ARC's Gambit Suzanne Fielding knew life on their new home world would not be easy. The reports from earth had said this planet was unlike anything they ever had seen. The terran-like planet had been classified a "F" for Fungal. Probes sent to the planet revealed it had an unusual appearance but a prime candidate for colonization. From orbit where she stood the first day after she and her fellow colonist awoke from their cryogenic hibernation, she could see the planet had several distinct features. The purple-green continents with large oceans and thick cloud cover marked by grand canyons and mountains all covered in a strange purple-green vegetation. She nor the scientist onboard knew what it was but one guess made it out to be a type of algae or fungus. This was exciting many of the biologist types on the ship and even those who had no scientific ambition. Science fiction had always fantasized what travelling and colonizing an alien planet was like and now was their chance to do it for real. After making planetfall on the second continent on the coast of a large ocean, Suzanne gave the world its name Iris. After the founding of Central, the capital, and after some nearby regions had been explored, it was decided to immediately begin work on researching better means of mobility on the unusual terrain. Fortunately, they had rovers to work off of brought from earth. Meanwhile, work was started on Terraforming the planet to resemble earth. In no time, the ARC had two working workers units to begin operations. Already Fielding had here eyes set on the interesting abundance of titanium and alien fruit resources conveniently located near Central.