The experiment should have worked.

Once you stepped on to the teleporter pad in the quantum-relativity fabrication laboratory, you should have been almost instantaneously transported to its sister pad at the opposite end of the room.

That was what happened with the radioactive nuclei.  That worked.  The team successfully detected the radiation from them on the sister pad.

That was what later happened with larger molecules, acids and even proteins: they all re-appeared perfectly.

You should have also re-appeared on the corresponding pad.  But something went wrong.  Something went seriously wrong.  A flash of bright white light accompanied by a slightly metallic taste in the air told you that the teleporter pad had been activated correctly.  But you were no longer standing in the laboratory.  You were somewhere else altogether. Alone.

To begin your Astulae adventure, please randomly select one of the following links to determine where the teleporter pad has taken you!