Diary of a Mad Momma – Entry 4

Static, then sounds of tapping.

“–mit, I thought I had fixed this thing. Yep, that got it.

“Captain’s log. We’re on final approach to Krilmokenur III, and we’re currently…”, A brief pause while sounds of tapping on a console can be heard, “…about 7AU from the only civilization in this solar system. Ned needs me to check into this planet for a suitable location for material extraction, processing…and so on. Apparently the planet is in upheaval, with buckets of little lava colored ISK spewing everywhere. Interestingly enough, Ned’s favorite color is now suddenly red. It’s all terribly exciting. I just hope that when we hit the Military School after we’re done, the plumbing works.

“Tantrum’s still running with a skeleton crew, but we have enough to make do while we scare up some more crew members. Most of the crew are like me, “owned” by Ned in some way. My 1st Lieutenant’s real name is a mouthful, so we just call him Al. He’s about six foot…five or so, and built like a destroyer. Apparently Ned got him out of a murder charge back in Rens and hired him. Glad he’s on my side. He also runs the scanning station until Ned can find a scientist that actually owes him. Most of them are too smart to deal with his kind, heh.

“Most of the rest of the crew seems pretty solid. I’ve seen better, but for the kind of work we’ll be doing right now, they don’t have to be remarkable. In nullsec, unremarkable usually means you better have a really good clone set up somewhere. In zero-point-nine, not so much.”

A beeping sound begins.

“Eh..ah, we’re here. Lava sweet lava. Captain McNeil out.”

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