13 NOV 3304 Baker’s Prospects (Asellus Primus)
Finally, it has happened. The Asellus Primus Academy for Novitiate Pilots has communicated me that I have qualified to be a Commander. I thought I was going to rot in Baker’s Prospects for all my life.
It has been 4 years since Dad disappeared. He was a commander exploring for the Alliance. Never took a fight unprovoked. His last communication was from the Pleiades region. He was going to explore an unidentified signal source in the Merope system. The wreckage of his ASP Explorer was found adrift, but no corpse or scape pod. He was declared death anyway. I promised myself that I would go to Merope one day and reopen the investigation.
They have given me a tiny Sidewinder and 1.000 credits. Not much of a ship, it was covered with marks from a hundred incidents, but it will suffice. I have painted her blue and call her the Arche, Greek muse of the origins. My first mission is to take the Arche to Azeban Orbital in Eranin System where I will be awarded with 10.000 credits to start my career. I am going to need to make a lot of money if I want to equip myself for exploring the galaxy.
I am a little bit worried about all these Thargoids stories and the conflict between the Federation and the Empire, but who said that the space was a safe place. Time to make my mark in the Galaxy. The void awaits me.
Jav Marlo signing out.