After our return from Cyrene I was standing in the ship considering my options when an old friend of mine from the days of EUC came on-line. John PlayerOfGames Darrow known to me as Nexus (his EUC ID) and I had been trying to arrange a session on the ship for some months. It can be difficult to get a crew together and this combined with various failed arrangements had left us with this idea on the back shelf.
Neither I nor Nexus had any plans and there was some crew members on-line who were available, Oczko and Soo. I cleared out the guest list so as not to summon anyone else in error and after I got the ready from all three initiated the teleport.
Once aboard we spent some time explaining things to Nexus before heading to the training zone, the journey was uneventful, it seems pirates don’t wake up early! In the zone we proceeded to hunt some Cosmic horrors, Oczko and Soo were in engineering, Nexus was on the forward gun and I was piloting. Loot was dreadful to poor, unfortunately. Wolta came back on line and added to her skills to the repair team. Nexus and I swapped places, as usual with a first timer this did not work very well, hopefully we can get some time in the near future to arrange some training in the safe zone of a space station.
I returned to the pilot seat and proceeded to collect a train of Cosmic Horrors to attack the ship, this helped me get some much needed captaincy skills and the repair crew to gain some skills as well. Nexus spent some of his time outside the vessel (space is still buggy) and on a gun observing and taking some screen shots. We continued to to do this until the train became too big for the repair crew and the ship was destroyed.
We revived at Crystal Palace and returned to the ship to repair it before heading to Calypso Space Station where, after I had paid the crew, we went our separate ways.
I think Nexus enjoyed himself, I hope it was worth the wait.
<Edit, looks as though he did enjoy himself and has written an article about his experience.>