LOG BEGINS- COBRA MKIII, NH-67
I own it now. Only took a few opal runs in my old cobra, and a few messages back and forth between me and my chain of command. Turns out, between being a naval officer and a PF CMDR, I can be counted as an auxiliary if I so desire, when it comes to matters such as equipment acquisition. So, the navy auxiliary gave me an immediate commission as a rear admiral in the auxiliary. Same as my regular naval rank, and I'm still a full time Officer. But using my Pilots Federation licence has its perks. But that's all merely leading up to the point here.
After talking with Admiral Rochester, he granted me permission to purchase my current command, the FNV Pegasus. It's great news! This gives me freedom to outfit and style the ship to my liking. Ship kit, here I come...
Officially, and unofficially, it's still a vessel of the Federal Navy, and I'm still the commanding officer. The only difference is that I now have personal ownership of the lovely girl. But, to the matter at hand.
I have the crew a week off, and left Pegasus in Sol, while I bought a new cobra, and jetted off to see some engineer's. Yet another perk of owning my command, I can engineer her to my heart's content. Much better than the standard naval Corvette.
Now, I'm sitting in a ring, trying to find more of these famed void opals. I filled my small cargo hold before and received 23 MILLION credits!!! That's nearly 8 months salary. Anyway, off into the ring I go... Prospector limpet just came back reading a good egg, Low Temperature Diamonds.
R.Admiral [redacted] "N124HAWK"
Well, my cobra trip lasted most of the day, but I'm checking back in at Abraham Lincoln, thought I'd pay the old girl a visit... I'm calling her the old girl already, and she's less than a week out of the yards...
Anyway, I've had the bright idea to install cannons on the main battery. More damage. Also, everything is getting autoloader attachments. Makes the gun crews job easier if they don't have to send magazines into the hardpoint area. And probably engineering all four turrets for rapid firing.
I was walking around the ship, taking advantage of traversing it with gravity (damn it's huge when it's devoid of people in the causeways), the maintenance crew had finished all Thier work, so the ship is going to be empty in dock for the next few days. Thought I'd enter a quick log entry while I'm on the bridge checking systems. The hardpoint change is scheduled for tomorrow, as well as a thruster calibration test. And they've written something about the black boxes receiving a new data package. Addressed to me, but heavily encrypted. Looks like orders, so I suppose I'll see them in due course.
Anyway, I should turn in. My quarters on board are tempting, due to the poor quality of the transient officer's quarters in station.
No, I'm popping home to Mars for my shore leave. Which pad did I park the cobra on??
- CORE MODULES OFFLINE
- WEAPONS SYSTEMS OFFLINE
SHIP IN DRYDOCK, PAD 25 ABRAHAM LINCOLN STARPORT, SOL
PRESSURISED- HANGAR ATMOSPHERE, 1 ATMOSPHERE
ALL DECKS EXPERIENCING GRAVITY 0.8G