Lore – What is is good for?

Make sure you sing that title to the tune of “War” by Edwin Starr.

NOTE: This post is an OOC piece about the recent events in Eve Online, although there will be some parts that appear to be IC, rest assured that they are not attempting to imply that my character knows theses things and are simply a result of my writing style. On with the show!

There are many strange happenings in New Eden of late. Sansha’s running scared. The appearance of what some are now calling Carolines Star. Sleeper sites appearing in K-Space. (On SiSi only at this point) the disappearance of stargates within Jove space and the nearby “Dev Regions” (with the exception of a mall handful of systems that CCP still uses for testing). And of course the appearance of a fake Hillen Tukoss and the reappearance of the real one (supposedly). Are all of these events linked? Possibly.

Hilen Tukoss
Lets start with Hillen Tukoss. On 2014.10.24 a thread was posted in the Intergalatic Summit (IGS) section of the official forums, by the Hillen Tukoss character. This character had not been heard form since CCP Dropbear left the company, several years ago. Many players, including myself believed that CCP had abandoned the Arek’Jalaan Project and that it would be left to rot. So seeing Tukoss reappear gave many people hope that particular storyline would be revived. At the same time, many players from an IC prespective were skeptical, and questioned whether it was actually Tukoss, wanting proof that it was actually Tukoss posting those messages, and not someone pretending to be Tukoss. Others accepted that it was indeed the real Tukoss, and so followed the instructions given in the two initial posts. The second Tukoss post can be found here

Then on 2014.11.12 a third thread was posted by Tukoss. This third thread was different from the first two, with large patches of text missing, replaced by hyphens. Several players immediately took to the challenge and filled in the gaps for the rest of us who were either unable to fill in the gaps, or were just too lazy to do it ourselves. This third post claimed that the first two posts were fake.

Stargates disappearing
Next, lets talk about the disappearing stargates. So far, this is only on SiSi, so we don’t know when or if this change will make it to TQ. Nor do we know if it actually means anything. It could just be CCP trimming the database, as those gates are not accessible to players, they don’t actually need to be there. From an IC perspective, it makes no sense for the Jove to allow their gate network to be displayed to capsuleer’s. We don’t even know if the Jove need gates, they make have access to technology that makes gate travel seem primitive in comparison, think jump drives that don’t need cyno’s.

Some players have suggested that the removal of these gates is related to the events currently taking place on TQ and that it indicates that something cataclysmic has happened in Jove space, but I don’t think so. I don’t believe it has anything to do with current events, and is either a trimming of the DB, or a change meant to imply that the Jove no longer need start gates.

K-Space Sleeper Sites
IMO, this is clearly a part of the current storyline. Although I don’t know how yet, I am convinced that has something to with what’s happening with the lore. Otherwise, it’s too much of a co-incidence that Sleeper sites are appearing in K-Space at the same time that Hillen Tukoss has reappeared, Carolines Star appeared and the Sansha have apparently shat their pants and run away (more on that in a moment). OOC, I can see why they have released these new sites, more content, and they serve as a way to introduce some new loot (polarized weapons). But CCP have tied them to Sleepers. I don’t think that is an accident, I think it is done intentionally and that it relates to the other events I talk about in this post (except the stargates on SiSi, those are just a red herring).

Sanshas Nation
Now lets talk about Sanshas Nation. They recently decided to evac from an incursion by using stargates, rather than the usual wormholes. This is so far out of the normal that it raised mroe than a few eyebrows, and set several players off on a manhunt, searching for the Sansha forces in the nearby systems. They ultimately found nothing, but it was shortly after this event (and I think possibly during the search for Sansha forces) that the next item on the list was discovered, but we’ll get to that shortly. For Sanshas Nation to be running away from an incursion using stargates, something big must have happened, and it probably won’t be good news for the rest of us either.

Carolines Star
Finally we come to the most recent part of the storyline. Dubbed “Carolines Star” by players, a bright anomaly has appeared in the sky visible in all systems in the cluster, except W-Space. No one knows what it is or what it means yet, but it’s probably going to be awesome, seeing as the last time something like this happened, we got w-space a year later. This almost definately ties in with the upcomign Rhea release and the other storyline events that are currently happening. So far, Carolines Star has been triangulated to the W477-P system in the UUA-F4 region, one of the regions we can’t access (and one of the regions whose stargates are no longer present on SiSi, which is probably why some players think said disappearing gates are tied to current events, but I remain unconvinced).

Conclusion
So how are all of these events connected? I have no fucking clue, but I look forward to finding out. And I’m looking forward to what CCP has in store for us in the coming months. Bring on Rhea in a couple of week, and Merry Christmas to us all!

Fiction Friday (Or Throwback Thursday Part 2) – Sister Act

Welcome to another exciting Fiction Friday. Okay, maybe this one isn’t so exciting. I’ve been lazy this week, playing EVE like some kind of monster instead of blogging like some kind of, well, like some kind of Rixx Javix! [Disclaimer: I am in no way implying that Rixx doesn’t play, just that he happens to have a blog. And that he posts on it. Sometimes a lot. And he smells funny. Funny haha, not funny Peculiar]

Here we have the second part of the main arc from The Skorpius Chronicles. And the first part of what I previously called the “Brotherly Love” series, I have dropped that moniker this time around, as I don’t think it fits very well. On with the show!

Originally Posted 2012.01.02
Originally Titled Brotherly Love Part 1: Sister Act

The following is another excerpt from the personal journal of my sister, Marrada Hearn. As with the first, it was sent to me in hopes that it might contain information relevant to my search for answers as to what caused my memory loss.

YC 110.09
X-7OMU IV – Moon 3 – Sisters of EVE Academy

Tuesday
Well shit. Things have certainly become interesting around here in the last two weeks. That Capsuleer I was writing about last time? Turns out he actually is my brother! The Doctors entered his DNA into the sisters Database and it came back as being a sibling match to mine! Further tests have proven it! Wow! I didn’t think I would see my brother again so soon! Karras will be thrilled to hear it when he gets my next letter. The Doctors haven’t told him yet, they say he is still too fragile, and that there was evidence that he had suppressed memories, and that as there were no records in any Database they could find that indicated he had any family, indicating that he may have suppressed the fact that he had a family.

Friday
My brothers Caracal was recovered yesterday. There’s not much of it left as the reactors went critical and exploded, destroying most of the ship, but the bridge was largely intact, and the Sisters were able to recover a large amount of data. Something happened to the Capsules Neural-Interface, the Engineers are completely baffled – they haven’t seen anything like this before, and these are some of the best Engineers in the cluster. When the ships Crew Chief discovered that the Capsule was no longer in control of the ship he realized that something was wrong, and initiated evacuation procedures. Then he activated the ships distress beacon, alerting the Sisters to the crews plight. The reason why the ship exploded is still unknown, the data is still being shifted through.

Monday
Today I met my brother for the first time in 9 months! The Doctors say his personality is intact, but he is still suffering from memory loss, he doesn’t remember much from the last 4 years. He’s different than I remember him, hes lost his “bad boy” attitude, and is generally a much nicer person than he was when I last talked to him after he got his Capsuleers Licence from CONCORD. He is no longer self-centered, showing much more concern for concern for others than I remember. His crew is very well paid, more so than most crews on-board Capsuleer ships, and they all have a very nice life insurance policy, meaning if they die, their families can live in luxury. They also get access to some of the best health care in the cluster, any health issues are paid for by my brother.

Wednesday
I had hoped to be assigned to my brothers crew, but my superiors have another mission for me. My training is finished and I have been given my first official assignment as a member of the Sisters of EVE. I’ll be leaving for low sec tomorrow, travelling via cyno jump, on-board a Chimera class Caldari Carrier. Our route and destination have been classified for Op Sec, but once we arrive at our destination, I’ll have a day to relax in station, before my shuttle to high sec leaves. My end destination is the Sister of EVE station in Osmon, where I’ll be stationed for the foreseeable future. I’m really excited about receiving my first assignment, but disappointed that I wont be able to be with my brother as he recovers, he could really use some support.

Throwback Thursday – Sisters are Doing it For Themselves

Yes I am well aware that it is not Thursday. I don’t care. Things have been a bit crazy around here the last couple of days, and I decided I would play some EVE on Wednesday and Thursday instead of getting this post ready. I regret nothing.

This is the first part of what eventually became the main story arc of my old blog “The Skorpius Chronicles”. So for the next 6 or so weeks, I’ll be attempting to publish TWO parts each week, one of Thursdays, the other on an as yet undecided day, possibly Monday (except this week, where I’ll be posting another part tomorrow as a late Fiction Friday post as I haven’t had time to prepare anything fresh this week)

Originally Posted 2011.12.30

The following is an excerpt from the personal journal of my sister, Marrada Hearn. It was sent to me in hopes that it might contain information relevant to my search for answers as to what caused my memory loss. Read on at your own peril!

YC 110.09.[REDACTED]
X-7OMU IV – Moon 3 – Sisters of EVE Academy

Station life can be a bitch. Especially when you live deep in the lawless regions of Null Sec. On most stations, working for the Sisters of EVE has its perks, it can even get you access to the Capsuleer decks on some stations. But when the Sisters of EVE run the station, that won’t get you far. Sure, someone with my level of access can still get to the Capsuleer decks, but that’s because my job often requires it. When your job is to check on the welfare of the crews on board Capsuleer ships, you need to be able to get to those ships. You also often need to be discrete about it, as some Capsuleer’s don’t like anyone snooping around their ships, no matter who they work for. Paranoid bunch of fucks they are.

My brother is a Capsuleer, I don’t know what he is registered as in the CONCORD database, as I haven’t heard from him since he received his Capsuleers Licence from CONCORD at the end of last year. Maybe one day I’ll run into him while checking on the welfare of Capsuleer crews. I hope he is more like that Capsuleer that was recently found floating in his pod near planet five of the X-7OMU system, where i am currently stationed. He’s a really nice guy and really looks after his crews. It was his crew that alerted us to his situation. For some reason the ship self destructed, thankfully all the crew were able to get to their life rafts and evac in time. After the Caracal class Caldari cruiser exploded the pod went dark, there was no response on any channels from its occupant, it just floated there.

I think his name is Darth Skorpius, he is an Achura like myself, and he actually reminds me of my brother. I’ve been assigned to his crew, so I’ll be looking after them while they are station bound, which could be for a while. My superior’s are keeping quit on whats going on, but from what little information I could gather, there was some sort of malfunction with the pod, and there was a problem getting him out, which seems to have damaged his memory to some extent. It sounds pretty serious, a couple of my friends are Doctors and while they wont tell me much, they are really concerned. They said there could be some permanent damage, but its too early to tell. It sounds like he could be here for a couple of months as he has a long road to recovery ahead of him.

Maybe I can get to know him a bit better, although my current clearance level isn’t high enough to get me into the medical facilities where he is being kept under observation. Having access to his crew might help though, as he is likely to come and check up on them at some point, once he is well enough to do so, perhaps I’ll get to met him then. There’s even some talk that I might get assigned to his ship once he is well enough to leave again, as a sort of liaison or something, the details are still being worked out, and I’ll need some further training, most likely as a medical officer. Time will tell.

Other than that, there hasn’t been much happening around here. This station is mostly a training facility, where new employees and agents for the Sisters of EVE come to receive the training they need to carry out their jobs, so there isn’t too much excitement, except when the Capsuleers decide to stage one of their massive “fleet fights” here, then its all hands on deck. Gotta go now, I’m being paged to the capsuleer decks…

Throwback Thursday – Four More Years!

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! Throwback Thursday is going to run alongside Fiction Friday as a regular feature but unlike Fiction Friday which will mostly contain new and unpublished content, Throwback Thursday will be used to re-post old material from my last blog. And when I run out of old content, I’ll find other old content from others to re-post (if they let me) or simply throw a spotlight on (if they don’t let me). So if you have some old fiction content you would like to have (re)posted, or would like to get more people reading, send me an EveMail (character name “Darth Skorpius”) or hit me up on Twitter. You can also contact me via those same methods if you have some new fiction that would want to publish, but don’t want to start your own blog for it (full credit will be given).

This first Throwback Thursday piece is significant in that it was the first real piece of fiction I ever wrote, I had written various in character posts in various places (and in a few other games too!) But had never created an actual story. It was written to celebrate the end of my fourth year playing Eve. That was three years ago and I am about to start my eight year, which I find incredible. Soon it will be time to start planning my ten year anniversary!

Originally published 2011.12.22
//Begin Transmission

YC 109.12.26 02:25
Kisogo VII – State War Academy School

The room was dimly lit, the only light source was a Holo-Vid Screen attached to one wall to the left of the doorway. Opposite the doorway the wall had been replaced by a floor to ceiling window, looking out over the hanger below. To the right, was a small kitchenette, nothing fancy, just the basics. A couch sat facing the Vid Screen, and a small coffee table with several large cushions for seats sat behind the couch. To the left of the Vid Screen was a doorway leading to a small unlit hallway.

As a small Datapad on the coffee table blinked and beeped, Jaron Hearn stumbled out of the hallway silently swearing to himself. “Who the fuck is calling at this time of night?” he asked himself, still half asleep. Picking it up he noticed the caller was listed as ‘State War Academy’. He swore to himself before pressing the answer button.
“Who are you, and what the fuck do you want?” he snapped.
“Hello Mr Hearn, my name is Toiniainen Omu, I am an Agent working for the State War Academy on the station in orbit of planet seven of the Kisogo system, although I’m sure you already knew most of that.” The caller was Caldari and looked no different from any other Caldari citizen.
“Get to the point so I can get back to sleep,” Jaron demanded.
“Very well,” Toiniainen responded. “I am delighted to inform you that your request for a CONCORD Capsuleer’s Licence has been accepted, effective immediately. When you are ready, please come to my office so we can take your licence photo and validate your chosen alias. Then I have a few basic missions for you to carry out in order to ease you into your new life as a Capsuleer. I will also provide you with your first ship, an Ibis class Rookie Frigate. It’s uglier than Slaver Shit, but it will do for a start. Congratulations and welcome aboard!”

Jaron was speechless. After that ugly incident at his graduation a few months previously, where he had been brainwashed into attacking his lecturers, he had thought all his hopes of ever being granted a Capsuleer Licence has gone out the window. He was lucky not to be in prison and had endured over a month of interrogation during which he was locked away in the stations holding cells. If it wasn’t for his parents life insurance policies, he and his siblings would have been left with nothing.

The Datapad beeped again. Jaron picked it up, all thoughts of sleep had now disappeared from his mind, it was time to party!
“Hey Sis, whats happening?” he asked cheerfully.
Marrada, Jaron’s sister was on the other end. “Hey Skorpy, you sound cheerful for 2am, you get laid or something?” she asked jokingly.
“Nah Sis, just got my Capsuleer Licence, all our money problems are no more!” Jaron yelled.
“Oh shit! wait until Karras hears about this! Mum and Dad would be so proud!”
Smiling, Jaron asked “What did you want to talk about?”
“Oh, nothing important, it can wait.” replied his sister, with an equally big grin on her face. “I’ll talk to you later, I’m going to tell everyone we know!”

Jaron put down his Datapad and jumped with joy. He walked down the hallway to the bathroom and got in the shower. After a nice relaxing shower he got back into bed. 12 Hours later, he dressed and headed to the Agent levels of the station, using the temp ID the agent who called him had given him. He paused as he reached the agents office, then he Knocked on the door. A voice called out “Come in.” He took a deep breath, then pushed the door open and entered.

//End Transmission

The preceding story is an original piece of Fan Fiction written by myself to celebrate a milestone. My character will be 4 years old in a couple of days. When I was planning my fiction contest I had planned on posting the winners on my characters 4 year anniversary, but that plan went out the window when I didn’t receive as many entries as I was expecting.

The last 4 years have been pretty interesting for me. I’ve lived in 0.0 a couple of times, with different groups, and I’ve hung out in Hi Sec quite a bit. This last year has been the most interesting for me. After taking a break from Eve I left the 0.0 corp i was in and headed back to Hi Sec to try and build up my wallet and make my alt corp into something other than a place for my alts to hang out. Then Pyro scammed me into join Legion of Darkwind. I ran my first community contest that was sort of successful, even getting CCP to donate a pair of PLEX. Then I made the stupid decision to start this blog, what the fuck was I thinking.

Where will the next four years take me? Who knows, but it sure is going to be fun finding out! I hope you will all join me on this journey, as it should be a blast!

[IC – Repost] Jarons Return

//Retrieved from Archives. Originally posted YC 113.11.29

Earlier today I received a message from CONCORD. It would seem that some of my files have been De-Classified. My “real” name, from before I became a Capsuleer, is one of the pieces of information contained in the files I have been sent. Jaron Hearn. A name I have not heard for a very long time, and one that I had forgotten. I still have no idea why this information was classified in the first place but my investigations are continuing, and armed with new information, I have been able to make a lot of progress in the past week. I have also received a video file from someone who claims to have been present during my Capsuleer training, I am currently attempting to verify its authenticity, then I shall publish a transcript of it.

I am also following a couple of promising leads into what caused my memory loss and hope to publish something on that in the near future. Hopefully I’ll also be able to find out how I got this damn scar and why it wont go away. I can’t say much else about these leads as the sources do not wish to be identified in any way and are using proxies to communicate with me, which also has the unfortunate side-effect of causing delays. But I’ll just have to live with it. Additionally, I have started an investigation into possible ways of reversing the memory loss, or otherwise recovering my memories.

Now that I have my real name again, I’m going to attempt to track down my family. I know next to nothing about them except that my parents died in YC 107 while I was attending the State War Academy in Kisogo and undertaking the training required to become a Capsuleer. I’ll probably start there and try to find my brother and sister, I already have a couple of leads on their whereabouts, including a message from someone at the Sisters of EVE who visited me often while I was recovering, to contact her when I have recovered; so things are moving pretty quickly on that front.

Mmm Tasty Fiction

I spent some time over the last couple of days using The Wayback Machine to see how much of my old blog was still preserved in archive. I was initially saddened because the copies I was able to get seemed to have large gaps in them, meaning I was going to lose content

However, after saving every piece of fiction I could, with the date it was published in the file name, I can now happily report that I have 21 pieces of original fiction (almost) ready to be re-posted here. I’m going to read through it all and correct any errors (spelling mistakes, missing words, grammar that doesn’t make sense) before re-posting it. Each piece will be checked prior to being posted here. I’m hoping to have the first piece ready to go by the end of the week, just in time for an end of exam celebration with the revival of Fiction Friday. Most of it will be posted in the same order it was released, but some of it can be release out of order, without spoiling the rest of it.

Upcoming Projects

With school almost finished for the year, I’m going to have some free time over the next couple of months to work on a couple of projects that I have been putting off due to time constraints.

First on the list is a partial rebuild of my main desktop rig that I use for gaming and dev work. I will be adding a second HDD to it, a 1Tb 7200RPM drive that I have lying around, this is going to be the main OS install drive, and will hold anything that gets installed to C drive: documents, music, downloads, user profiles and settings, You get the idea. The current 3Tb drive will contain my Steam folder, Video collection and maybe a few other games, depending on how much I decide to install to C drive. If I had the cash lying around, I’d be throwing a small SSD in as a boot drive, but that will have to wait until next year, hoping to get that done in February.

Next on the list is setting up my server. I have enough hardware lying around to build something proper, without having a PSU and CPU heatsink that aren’t actually secured to the case, and to give it a decent amount of grunt, for a home franken-server anyway. It’s going to have an 80Gb HDD as a system drive, and 1Tb HDD for files. It will be running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as the OS, with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack on top of it so it can server as my dev enviroment, with remote connection provided by OpenSSH. I will probably also install phpMyadmin to make managing the databases easier.

I will also be continuing to work on my website, with a plan to have a basic about page and a functioning contact page sorted by the end of the year. In addition to this, I will be continuing to mess around with the server, at least until I have my dev server set up anyway. Once that is ready, i will be able to stop making changes to the server except when I intend for the changes to be permanent. I’m also planning on setting up an email server on my current server. This work is already in progress, and I would like to have it completed ASAP, however with end of year exams next week, this may get put on hold.

And at some point, there are various game servers I would like to try my hand at setting up (Minecraft and TF2 primarily), as well as things like Vent/TS3/Mumble, Jabber/IM and probably a whole bunch more that I am forgetting to include. If you have any suggestions for game or other servers, feel free to leave a comment or send me a tweet. And if you want some help setting up a basic web server, while I’m not even close to an expert having only just started teaching myself, I’d be happy to help. I even have my Apache install set up for multiple virtual hosts, so can easily host several additional websites (provided you don’t mind a few minutes of downtime each day as I may changes to the back end configuration).

IC: The Return

YC 116.11.1
ThreeFiveTwo R&D Facility,
REDACTED
04:37

Beep Beep Beep
“What the fuck?”
Jaron sat bolt upright in his bed, blinking in disbelief at the message he was now reading.
“That can’t be right.” He frowned at the screen.
“What time is it?” A sleeping figure grumbled from beside him.
“That’s irrelephant” he chuckled in reply. “Go back to sleep, CONCORD just reinstated my pilots license, I’ve got to go to work. I’ll wake you in a couple of hours”.

08:42
“Well I’ll be damned, the bastard is still alive.”
Jaron was sitting in his private study sipping on a hot brew of a mysterious tea, while catching up on the latest happenings in the cluster.
“Kerrigan remind me to put together a message to Hilen Tukoss, welcoming him back to the living after his long absence.”
“Yes Sir.”

YC116.05
Location Unknown
Several months ago…

“Will someone please turn off that fucking alarm!” Jaron angrily shouted
Surrounded by chaos, he has somehow managed to stay calm, but was now starting to lose his patience. The incompetence of his now former employees had resulted in at least three separate explosions already, with more likely to occur, nothing could be done to stop them.
Silence fell upon the facility. “About time someone did something right around here!” He said to the now empty control room where he was monitoring the chaos.
“Everyone still employed has now been evacuated, with most of the former employees also evacuated. You can now proceed to your capsule, I’ll handle the rest.” A mysterious voice echoed through the comms system.
“Who the fuck are you, and why are on my secure channel?” Jaron hissed as he sprinted towards the hydrostatic capsule room.
“Sorry Sir, I’m your new head of security, I just started yesterday. I’ll explain more once you are clear of the facility and the situation has been contained.” The voice replied.

A large explosion shook the ground.
“Fuck me that was close” Jaron gasped in between breaths.
“A little too close for my liking Sir, you better move your ass if you want to make it out alive, my data shows the next to go will be the one right underneath the main hanger, where your ship and capsule are located.” The mysterious Security Officer informed him, clearly this guy knew his stuff.
“I’m almost there, just a few dozen meters to go.”
Climbing into the capsule as it powered up, Jaron started powering his ship, a Manticore class stealth bomber.
Suddenly, time seemed to stand still. First the ground moved, then shook. Then the room got incredibly bright. “Too late” breathed Jaron, as he hit the emergency close button on his capsule.

ThreeFiveTwo Medical Facility,
REDACTED
Approximately one month later…

“Good Evening Sir, how are you today?”
“Hello Kerrigan, I’m doing okay. Memory is still fuzzy, but a forced cloning in an improperly closed capsule will do that to you.” Jaron chuckled as he sat up in bed. “Did the doctors say how munch longer I’ll be in here for?”
“Another week or two. They say you may never get all those lost memories back, but that some of them may eventually return.” Kerrigan replied. “The doctors did however say that you won’t be cleared to operate a ship or capsule for a couple more months, something about needing to make sure your brain isn’t fried. The doctors don’t know what effects the process may have had on your brain, it’s obvious that some damage has occurred, but they don’t know exactly what effect that will have on your ability to operate a capsule.”

YC116.11.01
ThreeFiveTwo HQ,
Jolia, Sinq Laison
14:25

“Marrada! It’s good to see you again, it’s been too long! “Jaron exclaimed as he hugged his sister.
“Yes it has. Karras has been missing you too, and should be coming by to visit soon, as soon as his current mission is completed.” Marrada returned the embrace. “How’s the lady been treating you? Taking care of you I hope.”
“She is well, out visiting family and friends today.” Jaron replied as he poured drinks for everyone.
“I see that Karras’ friend has been earning his paycheck.” Marrada motioned to the Security Officer sitting quietly on the sofa.
Jaron laughed, “Ha! He is still not convinced that the facility wasn’t sabotaged, despite all the evidence pointing to the incompetence of the workers. But he does good work, so I’ll keep him around.”
“You do know I can hear you right?” A mysterious voice called out from the sofa.
“Yes we do, nice to see you, Kerrigan.” Marrada gave him a wave.
DING
Jaron pulled his datapad from his pocket and checked the message that had just arrived.
“That reminds me, my medical clearance was granted yesterday, my pilots license has been reinstated. Although I’ve just received a message informing me that it is currently only temporary, for 10 days, so they can judge my suitability and how I cope.”
“That’s great news!” Marrada joyfully hugged her brother again. “I’ll let Mila and Karras know, then we can begin to take the corp out of stasis.”
“Not so fast Marrada. You still don’t have a valid pilots license, neither does Mila. And Karras doesn’t want to go back to full active duty yet, he’s happy just doing the odd security contract here and there.”
“Bah, you always spoil my fun.” Marrada poked her tongue out at Jaron.
“It’s a tough job, but someone has to keep you lot in check.” Jaron replied in kind.
“So then what are you going to do, if you aren’t reviving the corp?”
“Technically, I’m still employed by Aideron Robotics, and I know I’m always welcome there, so I’ll be heading back to the war zone, once I get my bearings again, which could take a couple of days.”
“Yeah, but at least it’s a start. Once you are back in space, hopefully we’ll be able to get me back in space soon enough.”
“Maybe. But for now, lets just finish working on the re-branding and getting me back into the capsule. Then we can worry about the other stuff in a couple of months.”
“Fair enough, it was good seeing you again, make sure you come and visit more often, don’t get stuck in that war zone to too long.” Marrada hugged her brother and left with a wave.
“Okay Kerrigan, time for a trip, get the corporate shuttle ready, time to head back to my hanger and start preparations.” Jaron downed his drink and headed to his bedroom.
“Yes Sir. I will make sure everything is ready for you when we get there. I’ll have the ship crews recalled from shore leave too.”