Friday, 20 March 2015

Later That Day

.After the Superior Sleeper site I continued scanning and encountered a rare Wormhole from High Security into Null Security. The conditions were ideal, the WH had only opened minutes of my discovery. It originated from my end, and no one else was in local.

The destination was Red Alliance contested sov space. Even better, local was empty. I have bookmarked the entrance and the null-sec WH exit for a hasty retreat. Launch probes, warp to a random planet and double back to a mid-warp bookmark. Keep calm and keep scanning.

At this point it is like a cheesy horror film, redshirt #3 is alone when his flashlight begins to flicker. He hand reaches for the door knob. It's that sense of peril to be in this space.

I scan the other signatures. A wormhole into the unknown (K-162) and an Angel Site. I pop over to the site, and at least one failed attempt which reminds of the earlier Sleeper site. I am not here for data site. Lets warp closer to the Ore site. 

This is a virtual gold mine. Based in high-sec, I need to purchase megacyte from the market. My previous venture into a WH cost me one mining ship and one pod. Single malt scotch may have been a contributing factor on that occasion. But now I can see local, I have forewarning of peril's approach. 

As a side note I do have access to tech2 arkonor mining crystals. But it would mean actually clearing the site of NPC. The rats did not immediately appear because my overview was set for PvP. Just because my prospector is unarmed is unlikely to convince the rats to share the ore. A sudden jump in rat deaths would attach attention when the map lights up like the first star to shine at sun set. 

This has been a subject around the miner water-cooler, in the fleets and elsewhere. I do not have the answer today. But it bears consideration.

I turned the knob, entered the room and lived to tell the tale. That made it fun.

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