Sub-Warp to Calypso

With both Wolta and Nocturaline aboard and logged off, I set off for Calypso from Monria at the scheduled time (2100 MA).

The journey was without incident until I approached Calypso Space Station where a quad displaying a red triangle took a few shots at me before giving up. I had need to visit Crystal Palace so I went straight through the safe zone around Calypso Space Station and out the other side at which point a second red triangle quad took a few shots.

After the brief stop at Crystal Palace I returned to Calypso Space Station unmolested and manoeuvred to park at my usual location.

Space Skilling Saturday 27 (and on to Monria)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline & Myself

Started a few minutes late this week, entirely my fault I got a bit delayed on the surface.

I took first stint and really struggled to gain skills, I did get a lot of Cosmic Horrors attacking the ship but the skills from these were low. Towards the end of my shift I took the mobs back to the station to turret them. Both Wolta and Nocturaline had very little health on there RK-20s and we’re mostly using the RK-5s, I had to leave the seat once docked while they repaired, when I got back in Varayag (probably spelt that wrong) was leaving and dragging the mobs with it. Fortunately I was able to recapture them and then turret them.

Wolta was next in the chair, she struggled to find many mobs, consequently there was not much repairing going on. I did manage to get a skill gain during her session though.

During Nocturaline’s turn we took a lot of damage both Wolta and myself were busy at repair. Nocturaline reported that skill gains were normal so it looks like I missed out this week.

Wolta had to log at 2100 so Nocturaline turned toward Monria whilst I stayed in engineering until all was fully repaired. Then I moved to a gun to watch Monria as we headed toward it, I took the opportunity to write this log.

We arrived at Monria at 2205 and TPd to the station and then to the surface, after a quick look around  I logged for the day, it being rather hot and thundery.

Space Skilling Saturday 26 (just one small obstacle)

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline & Myself

Session 26, this marks the 6th month anniversary of Space Skilling Saturday, we must be due a week off!

I seem to remember Cyrene having a training ground area, I seem to remember hunting in it in a quad, I seem to remember getting just one half decent loot. It’s not there now however my memories are of sometime ago so could be at fault.

I knew I would need to warp away from Cyrene as a sub warp trip at the start of a session would take at least an hour, the only issue was where to. During the week I had considered visiting the Locusta, it has been a long while since that happened but with only three of us and none wishing to hunt, that would probably be a stupid move. Stupid moves have there own attraction so I did not dismiss it out of hand. The other 2 options were Calypso space or Rocktropian space.

I was on-line and on the ship with time to spare, I was still undecided as to the location when Wolta logged in so we had a brief discussion, Wolta seemed keen on Rocktropia and wanted to visit the vampires, an argument that persuaded me instantly.

Nocturaline was notonaline, we decide to wait a while as with this being a warp trip to an area quite distant it would take her some time to catch up. She cameonaline about 1810, giving her apologies and by 1815 was ready for transport.

The ship was stationed at the edge of the Cyrene protective zone, so in less than a minute we were at warp. We arrived in the zone almost next to a Cosmic Horror and began taking damage.

I took the first hour in the chair, nothing remarkable happened, the lack of proximity of the space station was a bit of a bind once mobs stopped giving skills, instead of dragging them all the way to the station to dispose of them I drew them out of the zone a way then looped around to return to the zone. This worked better than I had thought as there were always plenty of fresh mobs in the area I had recently vacated.

Nocturaline took the next hour then Wolta followed her, I cannot describe what was going on outside but I do know I was kept busy at repair for the full 2 hours. I spent most of the time chatting with people, mostly Alaina Scotia Bonnie and Feyn An Talitha, always interesting but I fear I banged on about Lovecraft a little too much.

Surprisingly I did not feel like dozing off during this session and both Wolta and Nocturaline managed to remain concious throughout although both had become tired thus living up to their Sleepyhead status. I took the ship back to the station and manoeuvred it to it’s usual parking position at the outer boundary of the protective zone on a direct route to the planet.

Nocturaline logged on the ship, Wolta and I headed to the surface in my quad seeing just one red triangle on the way, it was sitting in wait. We headed for the planet whist keeping a watch on the foe, when it began to manoeuvre behind us I turned and headed straight for it, it turned and headed to the space station, it’s advantage gone.

Rocktropia is the best place for free-falling to the surface, there is a small pool of water with a TP in the middle, it’s a difficult target to land in the water and survive the fall. I missed by about 2 meters for both Wolta and myself.

Tonight’s entertainment was catching up with Mike & Mike podcasts  and also the latest from the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast at

I wonder what has happened to Vinge?




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