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 hppodcraft.com.

I wonder what has happened to Vinge?

 

 

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