All looks clear at home. A casual inspection of the signature count compares to the bookmarks I have, but checking the gas sites sees that two have dissipated. That gives me two new signatures to identify before I can safely assume the system is clear. Thankfully, we live in class 4 w-space and that means, as a general rule, we only see K162s, and those signatures are around as chubby as our static wormhole. A blanket scan is enough to show that the new signatures are not wormholes.
A lack of other connections is a good start, considering that I have finally remembered the four Gecko drones in the hold of my Proteus strategic cruiser. When did I steal them? Some days ago, that's for sure, maybe a week, and I've been flying around with them taking space since. With no one around in the home system I can drop them at the tower without being seen, so that's my first task, and easily accomplished. Now to scan.
Gas and data. I nearly warp to our static wormhole to start exploring, but realise that a slow start to the evening in an anomaly may be a better idea. Keep the ISK flowing, and all that. At least, as long as I don't lose the Golem. What are the odds? I warp back to the tower, swap to the marauder, and head out to the same old anomaly as always, for some smooth Sleeper slaughter.
All goes swimmingly, even if the clouds of blinding doom remain, and I bring home most of the loot in the Golem and what's left swept up by a destroyer. That's about ninety million ISK made, now for a quick poke around. Back in to my Proteus, warp to the static wormhole, and jump through. Updating my directional scanner on the K162 in the class 3 w-space system has a familiar sight, kinda, with a lone canister labelled 'Go away'.
Why should that can ring a bell? Ah, maybe because I was here only yesterday, when we had the same neighbouring system. I still have the bookmarks in my recycling folder, which I recover, apart from the wormholes which must be dead by now. I see two new anomalies and maybe a couple of new signatures, but I'm not counting. I just launch probes and perform a blanket scan. Hey, two ships, one fat, one skinny. Surely the Epithal hauler and Helios covert operations boat aren't still idling since yesterday.
I warp across to the tower, thankfully using yesterday's bookmarks to head directly to the tower with the ships and not the one with the bubble traps. Or so I think. I still end up in the bubble of the tower without the ships, which is dumb and confusing, and I realise that I actually labelled the bookmarks incorrectly yesterday. That explains why I kept going to the wrong tower.
I reverse carefully out of the warp bubble and head to the tower where I expect to find the ships, correcting the bookmark labels as I go. It takes three attempts. I'm not too smart sometimes. But I get the tower bookmarks ship-shape and land outside the tower where I don't see an idling Epithal and Helios, but a Kryos hauler and Taranis interceptor. They're both very idle, but they've at least swapped ships over a period of a day.
The pilots may be idle, but the tower is not. I see an ECM effect applied to my Proteus, which is a most curious sight when my ship is cloaked. It's a less curious sight when my ship isn't cloaked, which it isn't, even though it should be. Crap! What happened? Damn, I know. I suffered finger trouble when editing the bookmarks and hit the wrong button, dropping my cloak. Now a gun is shooting me, as well as the ECM continuing to jam me. I've got to get out of here, before a warp disruption effect hits!