Gater’s personal log 3015.7.31.0900(Ship Time):
Well I've just landed. Tried to contact Mr. Jason Thurston when I first got in system and you already know what I'm going to say
No answer. When I tried to check on his whereabouts it seems that there is no such person on record. It's easy to put an alias in a communications account record. Jewelry Unequaled exists sure enough, but never heard of him and they do business only in buying and selling finished jewelry. They don't cut gems or fabricate jewelry. On the plus side I was able to sell the gems left in the cargo hold for a very nice profit. Enough that this trip overall was a nice credit maker, better than running vacationers, but not near enough to get the stuff I will need to go back.
"Liberty Exploration Service, may I help you?"
"My name is Steve Holgate. I'm a trader and was wondering if you would have any active explorations going on where I might be of service to you?
"I'll direct your call to our Logistics Department, please hold."
"Sir, my name is Steve Holgate, I'm a trader with a small cargo ship and I was wondering if you have any ongoing explorations where you might need occasionally to hire the use of a small ship instead of using one of your behemouths."
"Sir there is stiff competion among traders to fill in this gap for us. We make it a policy to deal only throught the reputable trade guilds for these services. Good day."
"Sir, Sir one minute please ..."
"I wasn't looking to compete with them, I don't have the ship for it, but what I do have is a small cargo vessel with a very long range. It seemed to me that you would have great difficulty filling this need for long range explorations."
"Hmm. Now that you mention it we have a long range exploration job just starting. I have contacted the trade guilds for support and haven't gotten any takers. Maybe that's why. I'll tell you what. I'll send you the location of our support base. If you wish, go there. If we don't get sufficient support from the guilds, we'll use you."
"Thanks so much sir."
"Good luck lad."
Gater’s personal log 3015.8.08.1722(Ship Time):
Well here I am at the support base. Checked in this morning and what a surprise. They were actually happy to see me. Seems they have a lot of little things to send out and none of their ship's are scheduled to make a run for over a month. I fly tomorrow. I guess none of the guild traders have the range for this one.
Posted by strailon Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 00:00:00 UTC