shdwdrgn wrote:I don't know how you do it. You have a knack for staying alive. i've tried this start multiple times and keep dying....
Luck mostly. Had that Dragon been a little quicker off the mark that could have been a problem.
rnada wrote:Anyway, I hope that he starts soon using missiles, i need more lessons on the argument...
I'm sure I will do, just a little preoccupied staying in one piece at the moment.
06 - Contacts
Don't mess with a Teladi Heavy Osprey seems to be the lesson of the day. Despite taking nearly 50% shield damage from the Laser towers the moment the Pirate Nemesis comes into range and starts landing shots on it the Osprey promptly turns its guns on the Nemesis and slags it in a few seconds. Ouch. Apparently satisified with its show of force and with the remaining mobile pirate units chased down and destroyed the Osprey heads off eastwards leaving me to sift thru the debris and see what I can scavenge up. Altogether not too bad a haul..
.. Some useful missiles there which gives me a much greater reach than I've currently got. A few less useful ones, but given that I can't sell them it seems I'm just going to have to find a use for them. Since I'm nearby I think it's time to pay a visit to Ceos Sprite in the next sector where I've a contact of old by the name of Gobanis Yahinussos Yahondras VI, (or 'Gob' as I always call her for reasons that should be fairly obvious). Gob runs one of the Orbital Weapons Platforms stationed in the sector but typical of most Teladi has her fingers in many things. In particular, and of interest to me, is her access to the shipyard there which may prove useful for my future plans. I've a business proposition for Gob and I'm fairly sure she'll go for it.
Gob isn't particularly pleased to see me (but then who is these days?) however, being a good Teladi, she's more than willing to pretend to in return for a good profit. Getting her to middleman for any ships I can offload to the shipyard allows her to cream off a profit for herself and anything I require repaired means she can gouge me on that transaction too which doubles her take. An offer garunteed to make any Teladi smile, not a particularly pleasant sight sadly but there you go. With business concluded and arrangements in place I stop by the Trading station where I'm able to offload some of the e-cells I picked up earlier on the black-market which nets me a few hundred credits. It's not much, but it's the best I can do at present. Job done I head north to see if I can pickup any deals there.
Noones interested in anything I've got at the Blue Profit trading station so I decide to try one more sector northwards before heading back to Company Pride. Heading north I pass by a Teladi M7 Shrike. Not a particularly impressive looking ship, it certainly can't match the sleek lines and fearsome appearance of a Split warship, but looks aren't everything as that pirate Nemesis discovered recently. Greater Profit turns out to provide no better trade opportunities than before, plenty of demand for space weed and other organics, but noones interested in some second-hand missiles. I'll have to come back when I've got more to offer. Meantime I think I'll return to Company Pride and maybe spend the few hundred credits I've made so far on some rudder tunings.
It occurs to me I haven't seen my bounty-hunter shadow for a while. I'm undecided if that's a good thing..
1x Medusa Prototype 'Burn Notice'
1x 5Mj shield
6x PBE, 2x PAC