A quick d-scan showed a Mammoth somewhere not close and a small fortune in POS defensive gear. Someone was evidently more than a little paranoid. I moved out under cloak to investigate. That's when I noticed something odd. My max velocity under cloak was considerably faster in this wormhole system
I immediately looked up from my instruments and scanned the system with my naked eyes. It's something that a capsuleer can fall out of the habit of doing. We are so used to perceiving New Eden through our instruments, because they do give a much fuller idea of what's out there, that we forget to use our own eyes sometimes. We can miss a lot if we don't.
I don't know how long I stared at the Black Hole. Nothing on my instrument panel alerted me to any danger. I remained cloaked, hurtling through the void and oblivious to the concerns of men or machines. Eventually, reluctantly, I pulled my eyes down to my instruments once more. There was a POS to locate.
The system was fairly large - at least 30 AU. I didn't want to pop probes so I d-scanned each planet separately. I eventually located the POS orbiting the seventh moon of the seventh planet. Not just paranoid, but superstitious as well it seemed.
I docked, transferred to Keiko and headed for Oursulaert. I had just undocked when I received a communication request. As I aligned for my first gate, I looked up the pilot's employment record and bio. I'm a busy carebear and don't waste my time with idle chit-chat typically. It also assures that I won't have to listen to banal flim-flam.
This pilot had been placed in a pod less than 2 weeks ago. Even if he'd already learned the art of a New Eden con, I doubt he'd get very far. I've been around the system a few times. I accepted the request on the off chance that it was truly someone wishing to just introduce themselves and say hello.
It's nice when rewards come.
[ 2011.10.15 02:01:43 ] Apostic-fire > Well just notice our home was the same place and we both have a one member corp lolI spent the rest of my run to Oursulaert and back getting to know a bright new capsuleer. I'm taking his offer seriously. I could boost his mining operations considerably with Keiko. It's what he was designed to do after all. It's what I was designed to do come to think of it.
[ 2011.10.15 02:01:48 ] Apostic-fire > thought Id say hey
[ 2011.10.15 02:02:02 ] Mabrick > LOL. Hello!
[ 2011.10.15 02:02:18 ] Apostic-fire > You mine and make, I want to build and fight, so if you ever need a little crusier escort just holla
[ 2011.10.15 02:02:57 ] Apostic-fire > Scince we like the same hole, maybe we could go into an alliance or somethin, after we get to know each other a bit