Surprisingly, a hologram materializes in front of Gatecrasher- a protoform of about average height, with gold-colored optics.
"Download is 98 percent complete, Gatecrasher," the Savant's AI says, its voice bearing a faint accent (of what kind, it was hard to tell) and neither distinctly male or female.
Sprocket nods, an impassioned look in his optics. Now Daria was speaking his language.
"But all the colonies are accounted for," he says quickly, excitedly. "I mean, we know the Knights were planning another colonization program before the War of the Primes, but then, y'know, the War of the Primes happened, and they-...."
Sprocket stops talking as he works things out in his head.
"...A lost colony would explain some things about this planet..." he says- slowly, at first, his cadence gaining speed again as he continued to think through this puzzle.