She had been en route to her usual position after a rest-and-resupply period. Instead of the expected uneventful trip, somehow she loses her anchors, falls through a bizarrely shaped storm, then finds herself impossibly over land instead of water and with her upper antennas chopped off like they were never there.
She was able to stabilize with only minor damage to the uninhabited land, but she cannot hear a single intelligible signal, and a hundred other things add up to this is no place anyone has ever seen before. Or rather, reported seeing before.
So here she sits in the sky, relaying nothing, thinking about everything.
"Okay. I can be there in about ten minutes."
"I can bring you faster than that, if you like."
"I would make a seat for you, and move it there, the same as I move myself."
"...If it's safe."
"Safer than walking or riding, I would say. No chance of falling down."
The seat is very contoured, has a full back, and is equipped with head-, arm-, and foot-rests, and a belt (made of heavy fabric where the rest is some sort of shiny material).
Kiri sits on it. "Am I meant to wear this part...?"
"Yes. That's so you can't fall out of the seat when we move around."
The opening closes up.
She wears the thing.
Then leaning back a bit and feeling pressed forward against the belt and the floor. Now they're descending in front of the tower.
"That was something," she says, getting up and brushing herself off.
“Are you all right? I’m sorry, was that too fast?”
"It was. Unfamiliar. I'm a little dizzy."
Here is a seat that is obviously not going to go anywhere, if Kiri wants it.
(If it takes Kiri ten minutes to recover, then this will obviously have been an entirely bad idea.)
A minute and a half will do it. She gets up. "Right then. What now?"
Also, there is a doorway where there wasn't one.
Kiri goes through the door.
The walls around Kiri are covered in more objects, but these have cables connecting them to their neighbors, and are frequently covered in black panels with ribs on them.
The black panels and what is under them are a bit warm, and air flows into the tower through the door Kiri used.
Kiri comes out again after a long curious look at everything.
"Can't read it," she says.
“Well, that's the least informative result we could get, at least if we want to know how computers compare to brains. Not very useful to you, either.”
"Yep. Oh well."