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Sub-warp to Arkadia and back

Tuesday the 1st. On login I found Nocturaline had left the ship so prepared for departure, I noticed a message on space travel asking for a warp from Calypso to Arkadia, I responded by a PM and waited about 10 minutes for a response, I didn’t get one. Would have been fortuitous.

I took the helm and steered away from Crystal Palace, once clear I moved away from the Galactic plane and set course for Zeus, just in case I did not have time to go all the way. The course was accurately set as I managed to crash into Zeus whilst not paying attention! It so happened that I did have time so set a new course for Arkadia Space Station.

I arrived and docked without issue though there was a hostile lurking. I was in no hurry and it was late so I logged.

Wednesday the 2nd. After collecting items from Arkadia I return to the ship and log off, Lizzy was available as planned and she transported me back to Crystal Palace.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Space Skilling Saturday 76 (Connections lost)

Location:- Arkadian Space.
Time:- 1800 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads back in the sack

We started a few minutes early but with both Kronan and Varyag in the area it was just as well.

I took the first hour and to find any Horrors I had to travel to the far side of the training area so it took a while until Engineering had any work to do. However there were enough here and I think I managed to keep them busy. I had 3 visits to the turrets during my hour, loot was not too bad and a Generic Fuse is always welcome.

Wolta took the second hour, just 5 minutes into it all of us were disconnected with the exception of Nocturaline. After another 20 Wolta and Phil disconnected. I visited the turrets three times and chose the bottom rears every time, with me missing last week’s session I thought Wolta needed the practice. Wolta reported that the Horrors were sparsely distributed, that both Varyag and Kronan were in the area and that she received 4.39% in Captain.

Nocturaline took the last hour and 7 minutes in both Wolta and I disconnected again. During my second visit to a turret Nocturaline had an issue and the ship appeared to be drifting, to resolve this she had to exit and re-enter the seat. Nocturaline also had to endure the use of the bottom rear turrets. She reported a low gain in Captain skill of just 2.83%.

After we headed to Crystal Palace at Sub-warp with Nocturaline at the Helm, Wolta logged off and me in a turret at least to begin with, some time after we had passed Zeus Space Station I was ready to pass out and had to log, leaving poor Nocturaline with the task of taking the ship the rest of the way to Crystal Palace. Thank you Nocturaline and remember, I did say we could warp.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Sub-warp, Crystal Palace to Arkadia.

I needed to get to Arkadia for Space Skilling Saturday, Wolta was already on the surface and Nocturaline in Ancient Greece so it was in the middle, kind of.

The journey was uneventful, I did not see another active vessel but I did stop at Zeus for a cup of tea, not a bad cafe. Leaving there I took a little damage from some Cosmic Horrors in Gordon’s Belt but just ignored them.

Once at Arkadia I positioned the ship ready for Space Skilling Saturday before logging.


From the desk of
Chela Bias.

Space Skilling Saturday 48 (Leaving Rocktropia).

Location:- Rocktropian Space.
Time:- 1900 MA.
Present:- Wolta, Nocturaline, Phil and Myself.
Team name:- Sleepyheads. More Coffee Now!

We started on time leaving Rocktropia Space Station just as the clock struck 7. I had been careful today not to drink any alcohol and I had prepared coffee to keep me going.

I took the first shift after piloting from the space station. There were enough Cosmic Horrors around to quickly build up a decent stack to keep Engineering busy and to my surprise they gave skills for a long time. I only had 2 sessions at the turret one half way through and one at the end, loot was poor. I did have to get out of the pilot seat on one occasion as Engineering were not quite keeping up with me.

Nocturaline took the helm next she was close to level 19 Captain and was very likely going to get there tonight. At the start of her shift I made some more Coffee. On my return I gained a level in Telepath, go figure. After 35 minutes Nocturaline reported she had gained her Captain level. Shortly afterwards I visited the turret for the second time during Nocturaline’s stint and got a loot of about 20 PED as well as some smaller ones. We had big problems with chat lag it seems only Local is reliable and it took me a while to respond to Nocturaline’s 3rd call to a turret, when I did the first kill was in the 30 PED region. After this Nocturaline relinquished the chair.

Wolta was next up, at this change over I did not get more coffee as I was wide awake and coping with multiple tasks including the writing of this log, without any issues. Wolta soon had us busy in Engineering, chat became a bigger issue with all channels taking more than 5 minutes and I suspect some messages getting lost. The team information vanished from my screen, I tried to recreate but could not, I tried a re-log after which when I tried to create a team I was told I was already a member of one! Chat messages are not going missing but they were not appearing in the same order they were sent. We could not communicate well enough to hunt and Wolta headed to the Space Station to get rid of her stack, disappointing. After sometime I managed to communicate with Wolta to return to the mobs, when we did I killed 2 but could not loot them, I was told the loot belonged to someone else! What a complete fuck up. I logged and rebooted after which I could see the team widget but neither Nocturaline or Wolta appeared in my friend list. I invited Nocturaline by clicking on the avatar and then headed to the bridge to invite Wolta, once done it was possible to kill and loot the Cosmic Horrors which had waited so patiently. It was not worth the effort. Returning to repair we continued for a short while before heading to Erebos, the chat lag continued on and off mostly on, even the decision to go to Erebos was difficult.

We planed to overnight at Erebos and for Wolta to take us to Cyrene tomorrow morning. However after Wolta had piloted us to Erebos I noticed that Zeus was only about 35 minutes away. Wolta logged and with Nocturaline in a turret I took the helm and steered us toward Zeus. The journey was uneventful and on docking at Zeus Space Station both Nocturaline and Myself logged.

Post Script:-The following morning (Sunday the 14th of December 2014) I logged in to find the ship already at Cyrene, I had slept late due probably to too much coffee. Nocturaline reported that the trip from Zeus to Cyrene was “Quiet”.

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