I loved this place. The asteroids were abundant and quite near from major trade hub, and yet somehow not so many miners visited the place. I and my wife had been mining for few hours and our ships were almost full.
“You know, our baby just called me ‘Mama’ for the first time this morning”, she said over the comm. I could feel the happiness in her voice and it made me happy too. In fact I just loved her voice. I often closed my eyes when we were talking over the comm like this. Her voice was firm and yet had a slight tenderness at the end of every words she said. It was just perfect for me.
“Oh, that’s great. Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Can I call you Mama too?”, I teased her. She laughed. Continue reading “Day 42: Jump Into The Unknown Part 4”
“I’m warping us out of here!”
“How about the drones?”, I naively asked. He didn’t reply, well I guessed the drones were definitely cheaper than our ships and our lives.
From D-scan I could tell our ships warped just in time the gankers arrived at their bait Procurer. Our drones were still fighting for a short moment until their connection to our ship was lost.
“Why did we warp to this moon, Barbz?”, I asked when I noticed we didn’t warped to the gate. Continue reading “Day 41: Jump Into The Unknown Part 3”
We flew our ships silently. We headed to a 0.4 system several jumps away. When we arrived there was only another person in the system.
We waited at the entrance of the out gate from hisec, in an approximate range when a ship would landed from its warp.
We waited and waited. An hour had passed but not a single ship came into the system.
“Is this system supposed to be this quiet?”, I broke the silence. Continue reading “Day 40: Jump Into The Unknown Part 2”
I sat alone in the station’s bar. We had closed our corporation and moved most of its asset to this station. Some jumps away from the previous system we lived in.
The bar was playing happy tune but that didn’t change the gloomy feeling in my heart. I sipped the cocktail drink once more hoping that the alcohol would lift my mood but so far no success.
“Are you okay, buddy?”, Barbz came and sit beside me. He ordered a beer for himself. Continue reading “Day 39: Jump Into The Unknown Part 1”
“War Declaration? What does it mean for us? Why do they do this to us?”, I asked. All my life I had never been in a war declaration.
“It means they can attack us anytime anywhere. I have feeling they would extort us for money”.
“I see. That’s not too bad. We can defend ourselves and besides Concord will interfere quickly to punish them since we are still in highsec, won’t they?”
“On normal circumstances yes, but not in this case. Not when we are in war. Concord will not punish the aggressor”. Continue reading “Day 38: Tale Of Wolves And Sheep Part 3”
The next morning I headed back to the asteroid belts again. I felt pumped up from yesterday’s result. Tons of Kernite and Pyroxeres. Soon after I saw Barbz at our rendezvous point.
“Good morning, Barbz. You are so early”, I said over the comm. The clock showed it was still another 15 minutes before our meeting time but Barbz was already there with his Retriever. But I saw there was another ship mining beside him. Continue reading “Day 37: Tale Of Wolves And Sheep Part 2”
“Let me ask you this. Why didn’t you mine in this kind of area earlier?”, Barbz answered my question with his own question and I was caught unprepared for it.
“Me? Well… Because I thought this place is dangerous. It is dangerous, isn’t it?
Barbz didn’t have chance to answer me when I heard a warning beeps from the computer.
“Blood Raiders!”, I said. Continue reading “Day 36: Tale Of Wolves And Sheep Part 1”
I was checking the directional scanner on every jump. Looking for any sign of gankers. But in the end the jumps were uneventful. Only some wreckage here and there but no criminals. I saw quite a number of freighters though, which actually not surprising considering some part of the route were major trade routes to trade hubs such as Amarr and Jita. Continue reading “Day 35: The Most Boring Job In The Galaxy Part 2”
Miners. You would find them almost everywhere. From rough men with beard and muscular body to thin or fat. From young men following their fathers to miners in their 60s. And then there were of course the elite of miners, the capsuleers who for whatever reason decided to become a miner.
It was not too obvious but you might overheard in pubs when people of other professions mocked mining as the most boring job in the galaxy. And they said it took the laziest people in the galaxy to do it. Even cargo hauler was more fun because they got chance to go seeing different places in the galaxy. Continue reading “Day 34: The Most Boring Job In The Galaxy Part 1”
“That is very interesting, Barbz. Could you show me how it works?”, I was now getting interested on how this Planetary Interaction worked.
“Certainly, let’s go to the command center. We’ll have to take the shuttle again”.
After a short ride we arrived at the command center.
“Why the command center have to be separated from the extractor? Wouldn’t it be simpler if they are together?” Continue reading “Day 33: Climbing Up The Food Chain Part 2”