Deserted Talocan cruiser

7th August 2009 – 5.37 pm

Ooh, this is exciting. Investigating a magnetometric site in w-space, our engineering fleet reveals not only the usual Sleepers and abandoned artefacts but, off in the distance, a deserted Talocan cruiser hull! The thrill of finding something so unusual almost makes me forget to question how the artefacts can be considered abandoned if there are Sleepers defending them. As laser fire and missiles blast against the armour of my companions' ships I realise I probably should be firing missiles at something, but everyone seems to cope regardless as my mind wanders to what significance the hull could have.

Maybe we could scoop the hull in to the hold of a hauler and get to work reverse-engineering the materials and design to make our own versions of the hull. Perhaps a warp drive and some electronics could be dropped in to the hull to make it a functional ship, albeit of hybrid technology. Or it could be more than a hull and have the remnants of its own drive and electronic systems inside. After securing the site we could get to work on its internals, stripping it down and rebuilding it as best as our technology allows, giving us direct access to a Sleeper ship!

Once the Sleepers are taken care of I speed back to our tower and switch ships, hopping in to the Buzzard I borrowed previously, before returning to take a closer look at the discarded hull. I drop out of warp and as my engines push me quickly towards the vessel I get ever more excited by the possibilities in store. This hull could be automatic. It could be systematic. It could be hydromatic! Why, it could be greased lightning! Greased lightning! Go, greased lightning!

Sadly, the hull cannot be scooped in to my hold, hacked for technological secrets, or dragged back to the tower to be renovated. My ship's computer informs me that the hull is a simple wreck to be salvaged. Well, maybe not 'simple', as the salvage recovered is rather shiny, but my daydreams quickly evaporate. It's back to the non-musical theatre blasting of Sleepers and stealing their salvage to work towards Tech III hardware, there's no racing for pink slips here.

  1. 4 Responses to “Deserted Talocan cruiser”

  2. The recovered salvage is the hull used for Tech III strategic cruisers, so it is rather nifty to find a deserted cruiser like the one above.

    By pjharvey on Jan 23, 2010

  3. Really?

    By Kename Fin on Jan 24, 2010

  4. So I'm told.

    By pjharvey on Jan 24, 2010

  5. and so i tell u.

    i got one of these cans and the malf. hull.

    By sliver 0xd on Jul 24, 2011

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