Mike was running the preflight on the Crow when Scotty called on the comms. “So, where you off to now?”
“More I hear bout the Sisters ships a comin the more I want ta be first in line for them, so I am off to do a few favours.”
“In THAT? You’ll be working for them forever to be favored in a ship like that. NOBODY runs missions in a Crow.” Scotty was laughing.
“I do. But not in this case. I leave my big old mission ship in the station where the Sister chats with me. Easier ta commute in something small and fast.”
There was a pause. “I see your Navy Scorp is still here, you change what you run missions in?”
Mike grinned. “Everybody and his dog is out running missions for the Sisters, so many that they actually upgraded a couple of the agents to handle the flow. Now that is not something they do everyday. Anyhow some gankers figure the bling mission ships will all be gathering in one place . . . not that the Navy Scorp is bling but it looks like it might be. A plain ole Domi, on the other hand . . . ”
“You? Back in a Dominix? I thought you hated those things because they felt so slow and clunky.” Scotty taunted.
Mike grumbled. “Well they DO. But this one is a bit different.”
“What, put a microwarp drive on it?”
“Better. MicroJUMP drive. Then rigged it for long range targeting and loaded two flights of sentries. I start hitting them at 101 km out. A lot of Blood raiders never even scratch my shields before they are gone. I go through an acceleration gate and try to see what the lay of the land is. IF nothing is in my face but out at the 30-40km range I drop the Gardes and let them sweep up the trash. If it is an ambush well then I look to see where I go next and estimate an isosceles triangle.”
“The one thing with the MJD is that it only jumps in a set increment. So you visualize a triangle with two equal long sides and one short side. Set your course so when you jump you are at the apex and the return jump will put you right on your destination, the next gate, for example.”
“And you do this while they are shooting at you.”
“No, I do it while they are getting over the shock of seeing me and trying to target. Sometimes I am gone and missiles pass through where I used to be. Then I stop, drop the Wardens and sit back. Even works with the tricky ambushes that happen now and again, though I am beginning to see those coming. NO mission is ‘just go pick up something from the warehouse’ without there being a chance of something being really bad about to happen. So you approach the warehouse with one finger on the MJD. If suddenly the sky is filled with red, I am GONE.”
“Speaking of which, preflight done so you may be gone if you wish.”
“Roger that. Stoke me a clipper, I’ll be back for Christmas.” Laughing Mike closed comms and the Crow shot out of the station, pivoted and headed for the stargate in the distance.
I Know, I know, I said that I would be better served to do incursions and convert later but Sisters missions are more suited to casual play, 1/2 hour and I might bang off one or two. Incursions would kind of like more of a time commitment, (even though the fc’s are very patient with me)
Already seeing some tentative fits for the Sisters cruiser floating around and speculation as to what the first ones will sell for.
Well, Dersen got his ‘Geddon. No free ship, on this post but there will be more coming (although not always that size)
fly it like you won it