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Sunday, January 1, 2012

In through the Out Door

There was only one signal returned by my probes tonight. It was quickly obvious as I scanned it down that it was a wormhole. They have a slippery feel as the probes pentangulate on them. You know what I mean. It's like trying to hold a fish: squeeze too hard and the fish pops right out of your hands. Good thing I've a light touch. I quickly located the wormhole. It was an exit.
 Exits are quite uninformative. I've heard of some wormhole vets who can tell what's on the other side by staring at the squiggly colors deep in the heart of the vortex. I'm not one of them. Their's only one way for me to really know whats on the other side. I took the plunge and was glad I did. Turned out this led to a Class II system with an anomaly I'd never seen before.
Magnetar systems are stunningly beautiful! Wouldn't you agree? This was another first for me. I warped to a nearby moon and looked out the view-port until prudence made be start to look for the system's occupants. I knew a place so lovely would not be unoccupied. It didn't take me long using the directional scanner to locate the moon the local's POS orbited.
They took the moon with the loveliest view - of course. I don't blame them. They have a rather nice little setup.
I couldn't help but notice that it was a little sparse though. The defenses were limited and the station itself rather small. I got the impression this was a relatively new occupation. I decided to investigate the owners a bit more.
Black River Bay looks like they've had a string of bad luck lately. They recently left Tolocan United. There they seemed to do okay. They participated in a wormhole POS bash in August. I'm not sure why they left. Perhaps they just wanted a wormhole of their own. Perhaps they've found it. I turned back toward the wormhole and left them to it.

Fly Careful.

3 comments:

  1. Yep, magnetars are really pretty. Deadly, too, with their increased damage modifier.

    As for identifying wormholes by colour, I presume you already know about my guide to wormhole colours?

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  2. @pjharvey You bet, I've got it saved! However, try as I might, I can't seem to get it right 100% of the time. Even if I could, I'd still want to fly through and see for myself. Perhaps one day we'll meet... I just hope I get away. *wink*

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  3. I like that sense of curiosity, it's what gets ships in to our ambushes! Not that we catch them, but still.

    Hey, if we bump in to each other, just say hi. I'll still try to pod you, but at least I'll try to give you a wave before I do.

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