• Vengeance
  • Wormhole
  • Asteroid - Blue
  • Asteroid - Green/Yellow
  • Plasma Planet
  • Asteroid - Purple
  • Intaki VI and Asteroids
  • Intaki Prime
  • SakBat
  • Warp Tunnel Distortion
  • Peyote Lake
  • Bighorns
  • Grizzly
  • White Anemone
  • Bleeding Heart
  • Purple Anemone
  • Waterton
  • Foothills
  • White Tiger
  • Red Panda
  • Orange Fungi
  • Grapes
  • Daenan
  • Arlayn
  • Stream
  • Berwen

Yearly archives: 2005

Placid Petition

The Scope reported today that a formal petition was brought before the Federation Senate appealing for improved security in Placid. I suppose this comes in the wake of last month’s reports about all the opportunistic scum which thrives in the area.

I’d like to say I’m hopeful about this being the first step to something being done for the people at home but I doubt anything will change. Why should it? Nothing happened ten months ago after the SCC diplomats were killed. In fact, it seems like the Federation simply swept the whole matter under the rug and hushed it up rather fast. There was no word about follow-up investigations or whether any of the pirates were apprehended.

Given the SCC is a division of CONCORD I’m surprised more wasn’t done, even by CONCORD itself. But if the Federation, and CONCORD, has no regard for those deaths, why should a petition from regular citizens sway them?

Time Marches On…But Dreams Are Realized

It’s been so long since I’ve logged anything. Honestly, there isn’t much to say… I’ve spent my days in classes, physical training, and testing. So many tests..! Each day gets easier, but the monotony of it sometimes makes me want to pull my hair out. I’m not in Scolluzer anymore either; they transferred me a while ago to Duripant. I’ll finish the rest of my training here. It’s a long way from home.

Today is a special occasion though: I was issued my first capsule! It’s just a training capsule, but nevertheless I can hardly believe it… I made it, I didn’t wash out of the program. There’s a whole new level of training to undergo now, the very hardest tasks: learning to control an entire ship with just my mind. I can’t wait to get started!

The capsule fluid is a bit like watery gelatin, not exactly what I expected. I had a brief, frightening moment when I was submerged for the first time—felt as if I was being suffocated. It’ll take some time to get used to being hooked up to all that equipment. The implants in my back are a little sore, having just now been used for the first time.

The goo doesn’t smell like much of anything and I’m fairly certain it’s not going to get along with my hair—but at least there are decent showers on campus. The capsule itself looks like a giant black egg, with a greenish tinge to it. When I saw it for the first time I had a hard time accepting this thing would keep me safe out there—I mean, sure, it’s huge compared to me, but it still somehow looks…fragile.

I need to write to Mom. Maybe she’ll be pleased. That’d be nice.

Calling Home

I called home after hearing about the SCC diplomats who were slain in Vey today. They were en route to a meeting in Intaki with Intaki Syndicate representatives to create new trade deals. Of course it’s all very political, as it reflects on Eman Autrech’s presidential campaign. I hadn’t previously decided yet who I was going to vote for in the election, but was starting to warm up to Autrech due to his attention to the Intaki people. As usual the pirate scum living in Placid couldn’t pass up an opportunity to make their presence felt. How they learned of the mission is still unknown. Given the breach of information I imagine the talks will be called off completely, and I can’t see Autrech winning the election now.

These deaths are high-profile though, so the attack has drawn some attention to the low security rating of Intaki and the surrounding systems. It surprises me still that Placid has such troubles despite the Intaki being the largest ethnic minority within the Federation. Is it just that our people have become too absorbed into modern Gallente culture to care about what happens at home? But then, I suppose the vast majority of Intaki people born today never actually see our homeland… Maybe the media coverage will make the Federation pay more attention.