Replacing the lost Manticore

23rd July 2010 – 7.41 pm

I return from my break in the hopes of opening a new connection to high-sec and buying my replacement stealth bomber. Instead I learn that our static connection was collapsed as part of a corporation operation, the local systems deemed unsuitable for current purposes. At least I don't need to go out and scan, a scout has already surveyed our new neighbourhood and has brought home the bookmarks.

We have an incoming connection from a class 6 w-space system which is occupied but quiet, the class 4 system on the other side of our static the same. Beyond that, there is a C3 with a single piloted industrial ship in a tower and a low-sec exit to k-space. The low-sec wormhole leads to a system only three jumps from high-sec and six from Tash-Murkon Prime, a good system for shopping. As there are no targets I board my Crane transport ship and head to empire space.

I load the Crane with loot and salvage from our recent Sleeper engagements and warp out of the tower. I make a note of the systems I pass through but as I am only travelling and not scanning I only note the presence of occupants without actually locating their towers. W-space is as sleepy as it was reported to be and I jump out to low-sec without seeing another ship. The journey to high-sec and Tash-Murkon Prime is simple and I am soon buying my new Manticore stealth bomber and fittings.

I sell the Sleeper loot to New Eden agents, replenishing the corporation's wallet nicely, and contract the salvage we have recovered to an alliance contact. The packaged Manticore fits in to the Crane's hold with room to spare and I undock from the cramped station to make the journey back to w-space, and then to our tower. Jettisoning the Manticore magically constructs it, after which I jump aboard and fit the launchers, cloaking device, and other modules. I give my Manticore the name Bomb Voyage and park it in the corporation hangar. My work complete, I rest for the night.

  1. 5 Responses to “Replacing the lost Manticore”

  2. How nice you were in my neighborhood since you came shopping to TMP.

    Just finished learning Covert Ops training today. I should have a SB in my hanger soon as well a Manticore :)

    By Galo on Jul 24, 2010

  3. Awesome bomber name :D

    By Mdih Lihu on Jul 24, 2010

  4. Thanks! I shamelessly stole the name from the French burglar in Pixar film The Incredibles.

    And have fun in your Manticore, Galo. Don't forget, they may pack cruise launchers but the ship itself is made of tinfoil.

    By pjharvey on Jul 24, 2010

  5. Siege launchers :)

    By Btek on Jul 26, 2010

  6. You are right, of course.

    I need to check my facts before posting nonsense to the comments section.

    By pjharvey on Jul 26, 2010

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