14 March, 3303
Garay Terminal, DECIAT
Finally, after so much searching and scouring, I had a ton of meta-alloy sitting securely in my cargo hold. Still no idea what it is, though. In fact, even the people on Darnielle's Progress were not sure about it. Anyways, after one more detour to the black hole, I left for Deciat system. The visit to Maia was short but memorable. To be honest, I would really love to stick around if I wasn't on a schedule here.
Farseer Inc was not hard to find. It's a mining base with some unusual designs. A robotic AI voice guided me through the docking procedure and this old lady, Felicity Farseer, showed up soon after landing.
'Welcome to my place, kid. Much appreciation for the alloy. It's always nice to meet an aspiring explorer.'
Well, I don't know if I'm qualified as an 'explorer'. I was simply curious to see the wonders of the galaxy, but she said that was what counted. I was invited to her workshop, where she proudly presented the blueprints of some of her own designs and modifications to ship modules. FSD drives, thrusters, even a few for power plants. I don't have much knowledge in engineering whatsoever, so everything was both puzzling and intriguing, but even I could easily see how these modifications would give my ship an edge over others. Perhaps this is indeed worth all the trouble.
'Bring me the materials and I shall improve your ship' was the deal I left Farseer Inc with. A fair deal, I must say. Well, time to gather those materials and let's see how much potential my little ASP has to offer.
CMDR Li, signing off.