Epsilon 5 Posted November 4, 2002 Report Share Posted November 4, 2002 ÔÇ£This is Gazer1 docking control to Independent vessel Stalker, you are cleared for departure.ÔÇØ As the large hanger doors finished opening, the both large and small cruiser started gliding backwards, slowly. The bridgeviewer was showing a standard frontal view, and my command console had several smaller screens showing different views, both exterior and interior. ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖre cleared sirÔÇØ ÔÇô said my FO ÔÇ£Destination sir?ÔÇØ ÔÇô asked by NO ÔÇ£WeÔÇÖre going to get back our mining drones on Charon. Locate them and establish a supported low geostationary orbit above them. Prepare both shuttles for extractions. Major Wilson, system report!ÔÇØ ÔÇ£Sir, all systems report green, reactor is stable, engines shows optimal efficiency levels, cargo bay hazardous materials are under controlÔÇØ ÔÇô said my chief engineer ÔÇ£Hyperdrive engagedÔÇØ IÔÇÖm almost out of cash. ItÔÇÖs been a little more than 3 months ÔÇª 3 months since IÔÇÖve been spotted for talking with a few raiders in a bar on the Barin Starstation ÔÇô and kicked out of Galactic command. During these times I tried to play a merc, and do some escort contracts, but my reputation preceeded me and the few traders that asked for my services weÔÇÖre pretty shady and evasive about any question related to their ship and cargo contents. I survived mostly on mining and simple trade runs. Even then, it wasnÔÇÖt all the time calm and normal (read : boring). I got attacked a few times by criminals, raiders and even by a career mercenary. I showed all of them the door to hell. No mercy asked, none given!. ÔÇ£Shuttles launchedÔÇØ Once a mining drone malfunctioned, and started digging and burying itself. IÔÇÖm still wondering how it actually happened, but AFAIK it took me 3 days of searching to actually find it. Result : almost 2.5 millions credits lost due to idle time. ÔÇ£Mining drone have been retrieved, shuttles are coming back home.ÔÇØ I like to be my own boss ÔÇô if only it was more lucrative. DidnÔÇÖt have many luck, but actually, I didnÔÇÖt missed much during all that time. Enemy activity has been at a all time low, so was allied activity. Like usual, but with like 5 times less people on both sides. ÔÇ£Shuttles have dockedÔÇØ I need some activity. And today is my lucky day. ÔÇ£Lieutenant-Commander Bennet, set a course to Alpha Centauri, Centris, Orion Starstation. WeÔÇÖre going home.ÔÇØ ----- I, civillian commander Epsilon 5, officially request to be reinstated in the Orion fleet of the Galcom alliance. [ 11-03-2002, 11:09 PM: Message edited by: Epsilon 5 ] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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