This guy in the blue diving suit is Slick. He had secretly entered the atmosphere in hopes that he would be able to find some water and solve some problems.
Coming from hidden far-away lands (that are on Earth, mind you. He keeps reminding you that he isn't an alien because that would be stupid), Slick has been charged with grabbing up a bunch of water and bringing it back to his people in order to prevent them from dying due to drought and all that other nasty stuff.
He laid on the ground, having been recently ejected from his repair module after landing in a fairly quiet area, on some sort of long black strip. What did he do first?
>Slick: Wonder how the heck you are going to move that thing.
Stick in in his Inventory, of course.
I mean, I guess those cisterns et al could be in the capsule, but the implication seems to be that they would have been assimilated into the suit, so I'm guessing he has them in some Hammerspace somewhere.
>CC: Take notes on that equipment exposition, especially the equipment given to the blue boys. Whether they end up as friends or enemies, knowing what they can do would come in handy.
(Besides the soap grenades can freeze things when they explode, that's just cool in and of itself.)