Deadly to dangerous to deadly

3rd April 2013 – 5.48 pm

Another early start for me today. Will I be mapping the constellation for later roaming, or chasing planet gooers between customs offices? I'll only find out after seeing what this new signature in the home system is. A magnetometric site full of Sleepers doesn't offer me a different direction to turn, but, then again, neither does not being able to find our static wormhole. I'll take another look.

Ah, there's the wormhole. It seems I was a little cavalier with the 'ignore' option when discarding known sites from scan results. Now I can explore our constellation more properly, and I jump to the neighbouring class 3 w-space system, where just a tower, no ships, on my directional scanner makes my session look like a mapping exercise. Warping away from the tower to launch probes instead finds two more towers, and still no ships. As a lack of ships occasionally means no one is watching, I launch my probes and blanket the system to reveal ten anomalies and ten signatures.

I'll only be looking for wormholes for now. Sites can be found later, if needed, and I'm already guessing that they won't be needed. Thankfully, three wormholes are better than the usual one, particularly as the signature of one of them is weak enough for it to be an outbound connection, considering the static wormhole leads to low-sec and will be fairly chubby itself. The U210 is, of course, present, and leads, of course, to Aridia. The other chubby wormhole is a K162 from high-sec empire space, a system in the Khanid region on the other side. The interesting wormhole turns out to be an A982. It leads to deadly class 6 w-space.

Dangerous, deadly, whatever. They're just terms. Probably. The A982 wormhole is in pristine condition, a good sign that I'm the first to discover it, which will make my getting caught on either side ridiculously unlikely. Not that I wasn't going to jump anyway. In I go, and to a class 6 w-space system with only an off-line tower visible on d-scan. Opening the map shows the system to be small too, so that's it. Seven planets, five moons. No occupation, no activity. And no previous visit either, so I have no notes about the static wormhole. I'll just have to find it to sate my curiosity.

Fifteen anomalies and twenty-five signatures will take a few minutes to sift through. But a small system means the signatures will be clumped fairly close together, and identification of chubby signatures in batches will happen. Gas and rocks are discarded as they are found, and a wormhole pokes out nice and early. The V911 connection to class 5 w-space looks fine to me, and is as likely to be the system's static wormhole as any other, so with no obvious K162s jumping out at me I ignore the rest of the signatures, recall my probes, and press on.

D-scan is clear in C5a, and performing a blanket scan reveals thirteen anomalies and nineteen signatures. Still no ships. I was only in the system three months ago, at which time it was unoccupied. It remains that way now. And, lucky me, the static connection leads right back to class 6 w-space. Okay, I think I'll call the constellation mapped for now. I'll head home, grab a sammich, and come back either to see a woken-up C3a, or to collapse our static wormhole and look for one that is.

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