Out of Character:
I assume the information that helps update the device was meant to be passed to Ajit or Njall so that we could fix it. You never addressed if Ajit found any more torches to assist the repair bot with removing the crystal shard.In Character:
Ajit listens to Shuth as he searches for the torches and, after consulting with Njall, goes to update the device so that they can more effectively block the creatures psionic effects. As he finishes working on this, the Imperial ship arrives and Ajit radios through to update them on the Wildcard's emergency. He advises them to stay out of the solar wind tail of the ship and that this creature is extremely hard to destroy with brute force. He asks for assistance in the form of more bots and torches to remove the crystal on their hull before figuring out what to do with the shards being shed by the creature.