The lights in the submarine went out, plunging the interior into absolute darkness. The engines ceased.
“I hate passing through the Wyrding Depth,” Joseph said. His voice echoed through the silent ship.
The Wyrding Depth ran from about 300 feet to about 350 feet. Some unknown phenomenon caused the all mechanical and electrical functions on submersibles to cease. While unnerving, this wasn’t especially problematic during descent. When attempting to return to the surface however, it meant that crews were entirely dependent on compressed air to ascend. More than one crew had been lost because of insufficient supply or a malfunction.