Of course, I could hire someone else to take care of Jita runs for me but where's the fun in that? Besides, if I'm gonna loose a load of stuff to a gank, I want to be there to notice who did it.
Now, every minute I spend taking care of my Caldari annoyance (sounds like a rash doesn't it?) is time I'm not making ISK. After a bit of consideration, I'd need to visit one of the Caldari data centers to minimize the time I'd spend not industrializing. So after finishing up with my R&D agent in Caldari space, I headed over to Ahtulaima.
It was also a chance to visit a few systems I hadn't been to yet and admire the scenery. I do love the look of the new engine trails!
I got to Ahtulaima and struck up a conversation with an agent who would actually talk to me. He gave me a task which I'm sure he thought a difficult one.
Of course, I'm an industrialist with some ISK in my pocket; not his normal favor-seeking capsuleer. I took his mission and immediately headed to the one system where I knew I could complete the task in the shortest amount of time.
I secured what I needed for a rather exorbitant price but I consoled myself with the thought I'd just made some poor ratter's day. I went back to Ahtulaima and turned them in.
The agent was most impressed. He put in a good word for me with another agent and I got a second mission! It was a courier mission that took me to some more new Caldari jump gates. Along the way I even got to see the new Caldari home world.
Well, having seen the old planet many times, I think they got a deal!
Regardless, I finished my mission, and though the Federation was none to happy about it, the Caldari are much more accommodating to me. I headed home satisfied that my route to Jita was secure... bad choice of words... my route to Jita remained open to me.