Space Skilling Saturday 52 (Impractical joke)

Location:- Arkadian Space.
Time:- 1900 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads laugh like a child!

Wolta was late, deliberately but more of that later. I made coffee and summoned Nocturaline, Phil was already aboard, I think he lives here, might explain the weird smell. I purchased a much needed RK-20 and and RK-5 from Nocturaline. Then asked Nocturaline to take the first shift. She dutifully headed to the helm while I remained in Engineering.

Nocturaline reported that both Kronan and Starfinder IX were also skilling, in addition I had seen Varyag skilling while I was hunting earlier.

After about 10 minutes Wolta logged in and headed to us in her Equus, yes the whole being late thing was a rouse to surprise Nocturaline and it most certainly worked, she seemed quite shocked, accusing Wolta of a lack of sanity.

Shortly after that it was time to slay the first group of Cosmic Horrors, the results were poor. About 20 minutes later another session at the guns was also poor. 10 minutes later Nocturaline handed over to Wolta.

Wolta had an hour at the helm, I was called to a turret thrice on all occasions the loot was poor. In between times we were kept busy in repair. We discussed our plans for next week, it’s our first anniversary of Space Skilling Saturday and we think we should try something different, it’s looking like it’s going to be Locusta but we may try several mobs, I’ll try to make a plan during the week. I also intend to introduce some training for the Sleepyheads, as of next week, each time I am called to a turret I will pick one at random and the pilot must learn to adjust the attitude of the ship to enable me to hit the mobs. This is in preparation for MA’s planned cessation of off-line transports, hopefully it will enable us to better defend ourselves against the pirate scourge. I spent quite some time chatting with Alaina about the ratings earned by pilots, this was spurred by Wolta suddenly becoming upstanding after purchasing the Equus and me being merely notable in the ship earlier though I was upstanding in my Quad. It seems that the ratings in bigger vessels have always been inaccurate and tend to vary quite a lot, however in the smaller ships there is more consistency, Alaina is not sure of the Equus effect and it seems we need to do some testing.

Finally I had an hour at the helm, my rating had returned to upstanding, mobs were sparse but I suspect that was due to the number of ships Skilling in that training ground, in addition to the vessels listed earlier I also spotted Starfinder XXIV, from what I saw we were the only ship hunting, I moved twice to a turret and on each occasion I got one good loot however the return was still poor as calculated after the fat lady had sung. When we finished, Wolta, Nocturaline and Phil all logged to go and sleep, Sleepyheads really is the right name for this crew. I stayed awake to write this ships log. Needles to say there was no testing of the Equus effect.

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