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Post by Buck_Rogers » Sat, 11. Dec 10, 18:37

Right next chapter coming up. Much sooner than I expected :D

22. Back on duty

A hunting we shall go, a hunting we shall go!

After returning to Teladi territory, I hook back up with Sabre Sqadron. Who were busy taking some R & R in the local Trading Station in Profit Share. Jack greeted me as I entered the bar.

"Hi Boss" He said, with a smile. "Nice work on those Kha'ak. I guess those Silkworm's came in handy after all!"

"Indeed they did." I replied. "Where's the other lads?"

"Over in the corner, discussing what we might be getting up to next"

I followed Jack to the table that the rest of Sabre Squadron had taken up residence on. They all stood up as I approached.

"Now don't bother with that crap fella's. I know most of you have a military background, but I ain't an officer........Just your boss!" I said with a wink. "Now I take it you lot are all acquainted with Cryo here?" I said pointing at our newest recruit.

They all nod.

"Good. Then as long as you've taken care of anything else you needed to do. Who's up for another patrol."

Mckenna immediately gets up out of his chair. "Its about time you put us back to work. Lets go!"

"Kinda impatient there eh Mck?" I laugh.

"Yeah, well, I don't get paid for sitting around now do it?" He smiles back.

"Ok then, lets get to our ships.

We all undock and form up, as we head East towards Greater Profit.

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We were almost at the East Gate, when my intel network beeps a warning. Checking the satellite network, I notice a lone Pirate Nova crossing Ceo's Buckzoid. I instruct Sabre Squadron to plot an intercept course and were off to catch our first Pirate of the day.

We all arrive in Ceo's Buckzoid, Just in time to see the Pirate on approach to landing in a Mercenary Guild Shipyard. Sabre Squadron tear off, in the hope of catching him before he docks. I head in the same direction. After a few Mizura's. I notice we are too far away. So I lob a Silkworm his way to grab his attention! Unfortunately for us, the Pirate must have had his rear turret activated. As it blasts the Missile from the sky on approach to it's target! Shortly after this, he docks. Bugger!

"Never mind lads. Plenty more fish in the sea. Or in this case, plenty more Pirates in the void!" I laugh over the comm.

We set off again, to continue our patrol route. After managing one full circle, I begin to get a bit impatient. Looks like the Pirates don't want to play. So, I start to look for escort jobs. Since nothing was on the offering in Ceo's Buckzoid, I decided to head South, to see if one would turn up else where.

On the way through Profit Share, I notice the local Flower Farm has a full stock of Sunrise Flowers, just waiting to be snapped up. So I make best speed for the station. Sending Sabre Squadron on ahead. However, by the time I dock, I find another trader has just bought a load! Resulting in a slightly higher buying price of 7 Credits per unit. Still worth it in my opinion, so I fill the hold and undock.

It wasn't untill we got to Spaceweed Drift, that an Argon Ore Transporter Mercury started chattering for an escort. As luck would have it we were already in his destination sector! We only had to make sure he got safely to Silicon Mine L Alpha and he would pay just over 35K. Easy job!

So I form up behind him, then instruct Sabre Squadron to form up behind me. Things went smoothly, until I noticed a commotion over the comm between Sabre 3 and Sabre 7. A Quick check of the sector map reveals....

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Looks like those 2 have had a coming together somehow! "oh boy! It's always the new guy" I think to myself.

The pair are shouting obscenities at each other, before I decide to cut in.

"Right if you 2 don't stand down, you'll both have me to answer to! Look, no damage was done and your shields are already charging back to full strength."

Frozen snaps back. "I ain't flying with this green Bastu boss! Where did you find him? Xenon space!?"

Cryo bites. "Shut your trap Frozen. Unless you want to be eating my PAC's!"

"Bring it on greeny!"

I decide to close the argument. "Both of you SHUT THE HELL UP!!. Unless you want to be floating home? Your forgetting those ships are mine!"

Silence fills the comm channel.

"OK. Now that you ladies have finished, can we get back to our escort job please?" I ask.

As we approach the Silicon Mine, another warning goes off. This time a Pirate Falcon has been spotted crossing Teladi Gain. I turn on the comm again.

"Right. Mck. You take Sabre Squadron and go investigate that contact in Teladi Gain. He's heading for the West Gate, so you should be able to cut him off in...."

"I know, I know, Ceo's Buckzoid. What about this escort job though? Sure you can handle it?"

Smart arse!

"I'll be fine. Just get going"

"Will do. Mck out"

I watch as the boys peel off and disappear into the distance. I then return my attention to the slow, lumbering Mercury in front of me. Wish I knew why these freighter Captains never utilise the maximum power of their ships engines. Meh. who am I to argue? Although I begin to wonder whether or not I should ask the Merc. Captain, as we approach the Mine. The bloody docking clamps are on the opposite side we're facing! Oh joy of joys!

Several Mizura's later and were only just over half way around the mine, when the proximity alarm goes off!

"Oh sweet Sonra! Yaki Harrier closing in fast! Escort. Are you sure you can handle him?" Comes the voice of a panicky freighter Captain over the comm channel.

"Oh bugger! Why did I send Sabre Squadron away!" I mumble to myself.

"Of course I can!" I reply, in my most confident voice.

I whack the Boost Extension and point the nose of "Lazy Geordie" towards the offending Yaki Harrier.

"This is where I find out if the weapon's I bought for this thing were worth it." I think to myself, as I turn to the weapon control on the console.

I set all turrets to "Attack my target" and tighten my grip on the flight controls. Since I was aware that the Harrier could more than easily out manouver me, and I wasn't too sure how the AI would handle my turrets, I sent a gift of a Silkworm in his direction.

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Unfortunately, I fired the Silkworm off too close to the Harrier and he easily dodges it. I'm also still too far away for effective weapons range. So this allows him to empty 1 full laser bank into the side of the Mercury, before I get near him. Needless to say, my contract did not approve of this!

"Get him off me! What am I paying you for?!?" came the angry sound from the comm channel.

"Take it easy big guy. You just make best speed for your destination and I'll take care of him"

Betty tell's me the Silkworm has self destructed, as the Harrier comes into view again. He was just veering away from the Merc as I approached. The front end of "Lazy Geordie" lit up, as my front mounted A-HEPT's let rip into his shields. Obliterating them. I pass him, and turn away slightly, to let my dorsal and aft guns get some action. Sure enough....

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(I love the XTM's explosions. Much better than the vanilla ones.)

PHEW!

I check my log, to make sure it was actually me who got the stupid Bastu!

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Yup. There's the Harrier in the list. I quickly turn back to my contract, checking him for damage. His shields have taken a beating, but he is in one piece.

"Thank you escort. Your ship is surprisingly capable for a military transport."

"Your welcome Argon Mercury ATSEP-96. She surprised me to!"

I keep 1 close eye on the Gravidar after that. To make sure no other aggressors show up. Thankfully, none do as my contract docks and I receive his thanks.

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Game time = 4D 21h 35mins
Ranks = Graduate/Master Broker
Cr = 1.2 Million

Non combat orientated assets:

1 x Silicon Mine L "TigerInc Silicon Mine 1"
9 x Advanced Satellites
1 x Mercury "TI-SM1-T1"
1 x Caiman Super Freighter "Profit Maker 1"
1 x Discoverer "inferno"
1 x Terracorp Vulcan "Lazy Geordie"
1 x Octopus Vanguard "Universe Explorer"

Combat capable assets:

7 x Harrier Sentinal "Sabre Squadron"
"Ascendant"
"Dragonfire"
"Damnation"
"Shoot that Guy"
"Oops"
"Warbird"
"Frozen Dream"

TigerInc TopGun Rankings

Rank-------Pilot------------No. of kills
1st--------Frozen---------------4
2nd------Jack Jomar-------------2
3rd--Speedy + Fendalis----------1
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Post by Nathancros » Thu, 17. Mar 11, 22:32

hey, been reading this and quite enjoy it! :D i hope u plan to keep going! oh and have a pilot for u if u want it.

Pilot: Lucifer
Ship name :Ma Mort D'ami
History: has done alot, dark things and good, was there when Presidents end was Destroyed, has a rather thin sense of humour
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Post by Buck_Rogers » Thu, 17. Mar 11, 22:44

:o OMG! a pilot application! Oh joy of joys! :lol: :D

Thanks for the feedback my friend. I will keep this story going for as long as I'm alive. Updates may be a little slow, however. Due to real life. So please be patient.

Rest assured though. I wont be letting it drop by the wayside like some other DiD's. :wink:

I shall put you application on file pilot.
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Post by Nathancros » Thu, 17. Mar 11, 22:56

haha i cant wait mate XD
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Post by Master of the Blade » Sat, 19. Mar 11, 01:00

Y'know, I've been reading this for aaaages.

...What the hell, I'll throw in an application.

Pilot name: Arraithoiblis Tauniamo XII (Better known as 'Arr', despite a complete lack of Pirate affiliation.)
Ship name: Anathema
Background: worked as a mercenary with small business investments on the side. A perfect example of male Teladis' relative economic ineptitude - he lost his ship and financial possessions in a casino. Pretty easy-going, unless you mention the space weed at Blue Profit Trading station's casino...
Allergic to work.

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Post by Buck_Rogers » Sat, 19. Mar 11, 02:50

:o Holy mcpoop! 2 applications! I am indeed honoured! :lol:

I shall add your name to the list of pilots waiting for ships MotB ;) Well........When I say list, I mean the 2 of you. :D
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Post by Nathancros » Sat, 19. Mar 11, 14:56

such an extensive list XD the waiting room will be full :P XD
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Post by mcjomar » Thu, 31. Mar 11, 12:39

Still watching :wink:

Can I please get some more kills?
(and a heavier ship? Like a Nova? Or maybe an M6 of some sort? Or a Titan?)
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Post by Buck_Rogers » Thu, 7. Apr 11, 00:34

mcjomar wrote:Can I please get some more kills?
Your wish is my command ;) Read on Jack. If you still want more, then you should be a better pilot! :p After all, it's not me who's crediting them to you.
mcjomar wrote:(and a heavier ship? Like a Nova? Or maybe an M6 of some sort? Or a Titan?)
:o Woah! Patience my young Padawan learner. You'll be getting bigger ships. Or you will when I get the cash ;) hehe. Still along way off though.

For now though enjoy this chapter. It may be the last for a while, as I just formatted my PC without backing anything up! Guess that's what I deserve for faffing! Still, I have managed to recover just about everything. So as long as I can get the game to work again.....

23. Back on duty part 2

After thanking my escort contract, I quickly turn to my ships sensor logs to see how Sabre Squadron are getting on. Due to the fact the communications channel has remained silent since they left, I'm guessing they hav'nt caught up with the Pirate Falcon I sent them after.

Sure enough, after checking the feed from my satellite in Teladi Gain, I can find no trace of the Falcon. I guess he was smart enough to dock somewhere before the lads caught him. No matter though, good fortune decides to smiles on us, as Sabre Squadron enter Profit Share. In the shape of...

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Another Harrier....hhmmmmmm.....Small pickings perhaps, but the combat practice will help. So I send my ships to intercept. However. A few Sezura's after Mckenna responds, I see.....

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EEK! This guy has friends! :o

I quickly radio my squadron. "I take it you lot have just checked your Gravidar's again?"

Frozen responds first. "I see em boss. The Falcons are mine!"

"Easy Frozen!" I chirp back. "It's at Mckenna's discretion, whether or not you smash those Pirates. He's your Squadron leader"

"So what do you think Mck? Can you and the boys take on a Harrier and 2 Falcons."

"Lets do it! But watch your backs boys!" Mckenna finally responds.

"Good luck! I'll be there as fast as I can. Rogers out." I quickly reach for the Navigation Console and punch in the command to initiate a jump to Profit share.

I exit the East Gate and arrive on the scene just in time to watch the fire works. Or in this case, watch the forward Pirate Harrier get a face full of PAC!

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Kinda glad the Harrier was at the front of the group. As it only took one full squadron PAC salvo before...

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One down. But now the Falcons are angry that my boys just toasted their little friend. So they both decide to pick on Sabre 6! Luckily Apollo is a good pilot. He starts to take a pounding, but manages to go evasive enough to stay alive. Pulling all kinds of sharp twist's, turns and dives, to stave off the Falcons. Almost looked like some kind of aerobatic display. That is, if it had'nt been for the constant stream of laser fire smacking his hull every so often!

Luckily, the rest of the lads manage to pull together, until.....

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2 down. After that, Sabre 6's survival rate went up a bit, but the 2nd Falcon carried on hounding him.

"I......*crackle*.....use some help guys!....*buzzzzzzzz* failing.....taking...........damage!"

"Hang on Appollo, We're on him" I replied, as I slammed the boost button. No Pirate Falcon wreck was gonna take any of my boys out.

"All ships, I want that Falcon trashed, like NOW!" I called out over the comm channel.

"What do you think we're bloody doing here boss?" came Mckenna's sarcastic response.

I set "Lazy Geordie" on an intercept course and activated my turrets. Luckily, my help was'nt really needed, as....

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PHEW!

"Thanks for that guys. Don't know why they decided to both pick on me though?"

"Apollo. How's the ship holding up?" I asked.

"Moderate damage boss. Shields have failed and are just starting to recharge and I'm down to about 70-75% hull at a guess. Hav'nt checked the actual numbers yet."

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"Don't worry about that now. At least your in one piece! Head for the Repair yard in Ceo's Sprite. The rest of you form up behind me and we'll escort Appollo in."

My Ships enter formation and we begin the trip to Ceo's Sprite. Once we were underway, the communications panel beeps an imcoming message.

"Ok boss" Pipes Frozen. "You wan't to put me out of my misery and tell me how many and how much I got for chewing up those Falcons?"

I laugh back. "hang on while I check the computer." Searching through my pilot database reveals a bit of a suprise...

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Although there were no bounties this time, I was some what surprised NOT to see Frozen accredited with even a single Falcon kill!

I open the squadron channel. "Well, well well. Looks like Frozen has competition for his status as chief Falcon basher!

"WHAT?! Right who swiped my Falcon kills?!" responds a joking Frozen.

"Well, according to these stats here. Jack, you got 2 kills there, putting you up to 4 in total and Fendalis got 1 kill, moving him up to 2 in total."

"Remind me not to buy anymore rounds for those 2! You know I'm chief Falcon basher round here!"

"Not any more." responds Jack and Fendalis in unision.

Game time = 4 Days 23 hours 5 mins
Ranks = Graduate / Master Broker
Cr = 2.4 Million

Non combat orientated assets:

1 x Silicon Mine L "TigerInc Silicon Mine 1"
9 x Advanced Satellites
1 x Mercury "TI-SM1-T1"
1 x Caiman Super Freighter "Profit Maker 1"
1 x Discoverer "Inferno"
1 x Terracorp Vulcan "Lazy Geordie"
1 x Octopus Vanguard "Universe Explorer"

Combat capable assets:

7 x Harrier Sentinal "Sabre Squadron"
"Ascendant"
"Dragonfire"
"Damnation"
"Shoot that Guy"
"Oops"
"Warbird"
"Frozen Dream"

TigerInc TopGun Rankings

Rank-------Pilot------------No. of kills
1st--------Frozen---------------4
2nd------Jack Jomar-----------4
3rd-------Fendalis--------------2

On another note: Chalk up the 10th kill for Sabre squadron! Woohoo! lol
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Post by mcjomar » Thu, 7. Apr 11, 03:56

Awesome :D

hopefully you'll get some bails soon, to expand the fleet.
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Post by Nathancros » Thu, 7. Apr 11, 08:53

ahaha fun fun fun :P, will be interesting when u get more pilots? XD a wing of harriers = full speed fun :P
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Post by Buck_Rogers » Sun, 17. Apr 11, 01:45

mcjomar wrote:hopefully you'll get some bails soon, to expand the fleet.
Hmmmm...Interesting thought. Although, I don't think you get bails if ships you OWN (i.e dont fly yourself) get kills. Pilots ejecting, yes. although thats thanks to the Pilot AI script I have installed. :D
Nathancros wrote:will be interesting when u get more pilots?
Stay tuned Nathan. New pilots will be added within the next couple of chapters. (I hope!) ;)

Just a shortish chapter here fella's. To break up the large chunk of material I aquired playing the other day. ;)

24. The return of Na t'Pst.

After having Appollo's ship patched up, We all dock at the Trading Station in Ceo's Sprite. I gather the boys in the bar for a quick debrief on our recent activity.

"Sorry, I let those Falcons get a bead on me." Says an embarrassed Appollo. Looking very sorry for himself.

"Don't worry about it." I say, placing a reassuring hand on his shoulder. "It could've happened to any of us. But you were smart enough to stay alive, whilst the rest of us took care of the problem. So all's well that ends well.

Mckenna swills his drink round his glass, then knocks it back in one go. "So what's our next mission then boss" He asks.

"Well, I'm heading off for a change of scenery for a while. I'd like you lot to sit tight here, untill I return. No sense in sending you galavating round the Universe on your own."

The boys look a little disheartned at my response.

"Don't worry. You each have enough credits to tie you over for a while. I've also took the liberty of booking you all into some accomodation on board the local Trading Station, So you won't get bored. Just please don't do anything stupid With my ships! If you want to leave for whatever reason, then take a taxi! I can't afford to lose good pilots AND ships right
now.

"Don't worry about us. As long you keep us supplied with ample credits, you'll have no problems" Replies Mckenna.

"Ok, good to know." I stand to leave the table. "Enjoy your stay boys and I'll be back in a couple of Tazura's."

I turn and head for the exit. Stopping at the bar on the way to pay off the boys drinks tab. I look back towards the table, as I hand my credit slip over to the barman. Frozen notices and gives me a '"thumbs up". I wave back.

I take a slow walk back to the hangar to give me a few more Mizura's to think of my next move. Ideally, I would like to have enough credits to buy my own TL. I could then expand my trade empire a little faster and have a small carrier to get Sabre Squadron around the universe a bit easier. Although that is some way off right now. The cheapest TL will still cost me well over 10 million credits! So I better start saving!

I enter the hangar area and stop at the security gate. The Teladi on duty takes my papers and quickly glances at them before handing them back.

Climbing back into the cockpit of "Lazy Geordie" I call up the ships manifest. I notice myhold is almost full of Sunrise Flowers!

"Stupid Bastu!" I mutter to myself. I had completely forgot those were still in my hold! So I guess the first task of the day is to get a good price for these.

After searching the local area, I fail to find any good deals. So I dock at the Trading Station in Teladi Gain and bring up the Bulletin Board. Sure enough I find what I'm looking for. An advert from the Independent Traders' Guild. Offering to scan my cargo to find the best prices for me. I pay the 2000 ish credits and get my report. The nearest best price for Sunrise Flowers, was in the solitary refinary in The Vault. So I quickly undock again and set up the jump.

Exiting the gate, I bring up the sector map, locate my target station and hit the Autopillock. I then activate the Trading System Extension and call up the local trade market. Sure enough, the Sun Oil Refinary is practically empty of Sunrise Flowers and is offering a buying price of 34 credits each! Jackpot! So I sit back and wait for "Lazy Geordie" to dock.

I decide to use this time to monitor my Gravidar, whilst having a bite to eat. It's whilst doing this, that I notice I'm being followed.......

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Hmmmmmm..........No doubt after a donation! I think to myself. I sigh as I open a com channel to my new stalker.

"Sorry my Earthly chum, but I ain't got any spare credits for you. They're.....er....all tied up in the cargo I'm carrying. So You'll have to catch me another time."

That should get rid of him. NOT!

The video screen flickers into life and a familiar face stares back at me, with a toothy grin.

"Split say. Hello boss!"

My jaw almost hits the console and I start to choke on my meal, as I realise Na t'Pst has returned! Plus he is no longer piloting the Octopus he originally had!

"What!?......How?!....*cough* *gag*......Where?!" Is about all I can muster.

"Is boss OK?" Frowns Na t'Pst.

I compose myself (just) and look back at the video screen.

"You! Trading Station! NOW!" and I cut the channel. For now the sale of the Sunrise Flowers in my hold would have to wait.....

Game time = 4 Days 23 hours 48 mins
Ranks = Graduate / Master Broker
Cr = 3 Million

Non combat orientated assets:

1 x Silicon Mine L "TigerInc Silicon Mine 1"
9 x Advanced Satellites
1 x Mercury "TI-SM1-T1"
1 x Caiman Super Freighter "Profit Maker 1"
1 x Discoverer "inferno"
1 x Terracorp Vulcan "Lazy Geordie"
1 x Octopus Vanguard (To be renamed)
1 x Gonar Ranger "Universe Exporer"

Combat capable assets:

7 x Harrier Sentinal "Sabre Squadron"
"Ascendant"
"Dragonfire"
"Damnation"
"Shoot that Guy"
"Oops"
"Warbird"
"Frozen Dream"

TigerInc TopGun Rankings

Rank-------Pilot------------No. of kills
1st--------Frozen---------------4
2nd------Jack Jomar-------------4
3rd-------Fendalis--------------2
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Post by Buck_Rogers » Tue, 19. Apr 11, 23:11

25. A tall story

I quickly dock before the Gonar Ranger, thanks to the Docking Computer. I then 'hot foot it' over to the other side of the hanger, where Na t'Pst assigned bay is. No sooner are the clamps in place and his ship powered down, when I'm battering on his newly aquired ships hatch.

"Easy boss." He says, holding up his arms. "Split can explain."

"you'd better make it quick!" I snarl back, as I barge past him towards the cockpit.

I sit down hard in the pilots chair and swing it round to face him, with my arms folded.

"Ok Goon. Spill it!

"That's not nice boss. Split take offence to that." He frowns

"I don't give an Argnu. Start talking."

He then explains about the his request for absense of leave from my sevice, to meet with the Gonar."

"Yes, I remember. But that does'nt explain all this. I say, as I gesture round the cockpit.

"Well. Split has made good progress in Explorer rank. Gonar notice and call me for audience. Initiate me into Gonar as Priest! Ship is gift from them, for spreading word of Nathan R Gunn and Earth."

My eye's practically pop out of my head.

Na t'Pst smiles back. If a Split can be said to smile that is.

"So it's not stolen then?" I ask.

"Gonar never steal!"

"But what about the Ship you originally had? The Octopus? I told you I needed it in the future." I shake a finger at him.

"Octopus is safe boss. Docked here on this station. Check ships database." He says pointing at the console behind me.

I shake me head, trying to take it all in. I sigh and turn the pilot seat round to face the console. My Split friend appears along side me.

"You free to have look around to boss. Split have nothing to hide."

I power up the computer and call up Na t'Pst's "owned property" database. Sure enough, it lists the Octopus as docked at the same station as we are. Suprised I never noticed it in the hangar bay, before I met my Priest friend! lol Although I suppose I was a bit flustered at the time.

"Split just need to transfer Octopus to boss. Split already have papers." He says, waving a handful of forms at me.

"Ok, I guess your telling the truth." I say with a satisfactory shrug. I then navigate to the ships detail page and have a slow look at the Ranger's stats. I'm just about to shut down the computer when something catches my eye.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll3/ ... n00250.jpg

"Wait a minute. There is no way this ship is capable of that sort of speed!" I say, pointing at the screen and looking at Na t'Pst.

He simply smiles back. "Split make good mechanic, as well as Gonar!"

I shake my head again and laugh, then a thought pops into my head and I stop and sit bolt upright.

"Hang on. I recently saw an article on the BBS about a Gonar ship crossing a Xenon Sector unscathed."

"Split say so what?" he says. Still smiling. He obviously knows what I'm going to ask next.

"The thing is, that Gonar vessel was rumoured to have been overtuned." Na t'Pst's smile broadens.

"It was bloody you was'nt it?! You stupid Bastu!" This time, he lets out a huge belly laugh. I can't help but laugh along with him.

After a few moments of histerics, I calm down enough to recover my power of speech.

"Well, now that your in your own Gonar Ranger, I don't really care. If you want to take risks with your life, then go for it. Just remember who pays your wages!"

Na t'Pst's shrugs his huge shoulders.

"So. What's your plans now?" I ask.

"Split now Gonar, but Split still work for you. So Split carry on spreading word of Nathan R Gunn and Earth, but at same time, Split still explore and map Universe for you. If you happy with that?"

"Suits me just fine my Holy friend" I say with a smile. "Now that we've cleared our little misunderstanding up, I'll leave you to your work." I stand up from the pilots seat.

"Split now going to records office to transfer Octopus to boss."

"Ok Na t'Pst's. I'll see you in space sometime. Look after yourself. And if you ever need help..........Just open a channel. You know my frequency." and with that, I leave the Gonar Ranger and head back to my own ship.

After a few Mizura, I'm back in the pilots seat. I sit for a few moments, trying to remember what I was doing, before my Gonar friend appeared..........Sunrise Flowers! I forgot....Again! lol I have a cargo hold full of em. I quickly ask for permission to undock.

"I sure hope that refinary has'nt been restocked yet!" I mutter to myself, as the ship is positioned to leave the station.......

Game time = 4 Days 23 hours 48 mins
Ranks = Graduate / Master Broker
Cr = 3 Million

Non combat orientated assets:

1 x Silicon Mine L "TigerInc Silicon Mine 1"
9 x Advanced Satellites
1 x Mercury "TI-SM1-T1"
1 x Caiman Super Freighter "Profit Maker 1"
1 x Discoverer "inferno"
1 x Terracorp Vulcan "Lazy Geordie"
1 x Octopus Vanguard (To be renamed)
1 x Gonar Ranger "Universe Exporer"

Combat capable assets:

7 x Harrier Sentinal "Sabre Squadron"
"Ascendant"
"Dragonfire"
"Damnation"
"Shoot that Guy"
"Oops"
"Warbird"
"Frozen Dream"

TigerInc TopGun Rankings

Rank-------Pilot------------No. of kills
1st--------Frozen---------------4
2nd------Jack Jomar-------------4
3rd-------Fendalis--------------2

Your probaly all noticing that my Rank, Timer and Cash have not moved since the previous chapter. Well, I did't really need to play the game to write this one. :D hehehe

Your also probably noticing I'm pumping out the chapters left, right and centre. Well, I'm moving a week this Saturday and if I know the wife, setting up my PC in the new house will be way, way WAY down her list of priorities. It was in this house! (Moved in to house in September, got PC set up following January!. Nearly 5 months! :evil: ) So I'm trying to use up as much of my notes as I can. Plus I need to keep you lot entertained! :D

Enjoy!
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Post by Nathancros » Mon, 25. Apr 11, 16:12

Buck_Rogers wrote:25. A tall story

Plus I need to keep you lot entertained! :D

Enjoy!

Damn right u need to :P
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Post by Nathancros » Sun, 8. May 11, 16:24

still watching, still waiting..


Still DYING of anticipation!
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