CMDR Gallen'Varr

Tales of exploration, trade and killing bad guys throughout the Milky Way
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CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:30 pm

These are the Logs of Commander Gallen'Varr - Agent of the Empire, Security Contractor and Explorer

And now also Owner of Varr-Core Mining Co.
Serving the Empire from it's new home in HIP 16607.
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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:05 pm

Deep in Federation controlled space I have been gathering information for the Empire.

Serving as a contractor in the Local Authority Security Service.

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:30 pm

6 Months Later: BD+04 3919
I have stopped here for repairs. The old DBS leaks like a sieve from multi-cannon hits across the starboard hull.
I'd been in Federation space tracking down some nasty criminals from Erevate.

It turned out they hadn't gone far - LTT 15574.

The place was a hot-bed for piracy and with my Federation Security Contract I made a good profit turning over criminals and unwanted sorts. Well, most I turned over, some never got that far, if you know what I mean?

the inevitable happened and I got sloppy. End result was a dead ship.

I had to restart - New ship "Thank you very much Tauran Insurance Incorporated."

So now I'm being careful.

Eventually I pocketed 1.5 million and had a lot of heat on me. It was time to make myself scarce.
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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:37 pm

I figured LHS 3388 at 60 LY away was a good choice.

The first jump brought me here; BD+04 3919. Where I have no choice but to let them fix my boat before I head out again
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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:54 pm

Route Plotted:

1. HAMIR
2. HARITI
3. WOLF 851
4. SHOTEP
5. HR 6987
6. IGALILINIMA
7. LHS 3388
It turned out the LHS 3388 was a nothing system.
Returned to Igalilinima.
I was in a bar in Mondeh Gateway and overheard a conversation about the tense political situation around Arque, on the borders of Federal and Alliance space, and spitting distance of the Empire.
On the Galactic map, in my trusty old Diamondback that was 27 jumps away.

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:08 pm

New Destination: ARQUE

1. AOBROGII
2. ALRAI SECTOR LS-T B3-7
3. MJOLNIR
I stopped here to look around. I thought a system named after Thor's hammer might be interesting. A couple of Federation aligned stations was all it had to offer. Disappointed, I moved on.
4. HR 6670
5. 62 GAMMA OPHIUCHI
6. ALRAI SECTOR MS-T B3-6
7. ALRAI SECTOR MS-T B3-0
8. AMAHU
Noticed an odd burning smell coming from the engine bay.
Stopped at Kondratyev Orbital and got the engineers there to have a look.

After 4 weeks and a Power Plant and Distribution Upgrade I continued on my way.
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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:19 pm

9. ARX ARCIS
10. SOKOQ
11. ALRAI SECTOR LX-T B3-1
12. ALRAI SECTOR DL-Y D1-16
13. ALRAI SECTOR MX-T B3-3
14. HAMR
15. HR 5996
16. ALRAI SECTOR MX-T B3-5
17. SCOTAYA
18. ALRAI SECTOR JR-V B2-4
19. 23 LIBRAE
20. WIDOWS LIGHT
21. JORDELL
22. ITZANI
23. CRUCIS SECTOR EW-W C1-20
24. NGAROKPOI
25. AMENNI
26. CD-35 9019
27. ARQUE
This is where someone should have reminded me about the old saying about not believing everything you hear.
This place was dead - maybe I had missed the fun?
two stations offered outfitting and shipyards but were poorly stocked.

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:17 am

CD-35 9019 had four well stocked stations, so I returned there.

I discovered this system had good hunting and put the old Diamondback through her paces, earning just shy of 2 million in a week!

But this was a means to an end.
I heard from a friend - Scrinsons McGee - how he'd made over 15 million off of navigation and geological survey data he sold after a few weeks out exploring in the 'black'.

Exploring? Not exactly the seat-of-your-pants stuff I'd been trained for, but less likely to get me killed either.
Not that exploring would be that different in terms of level of risk. Ok, there was very little chance of people trying to shoot me, but at anywhere from 1000 to 5000 light years from civilisation, if something were to go wrong then there was no one coming to help.

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:06 pm

Back at Brahe Gateway in CD-35 9019 I traded in my beat-up DBS for a shiny new Hauler.
I had them strip way the shields and the weapons. I'm hoping not to need them where I am going and the extra weight will reduce my jump range.

I also got them to upgrade the power plant, FSD, distribution and the life support.
I then added a top end discovery scanner and a detailed surface scanner.
The old girl barely had room for a galley and sleeping quarters (which turned out to be a man-sized space above the distribution panel!).

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:15 pm

Now begins my first journey out into the Black
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I spent a few days in ANTLIAE SECTOR PI-T B3-1 practicing planetary approach and long range scanning. I also wanted to delve into the workings of this ship, get familiar with them before I go too far for help to come.

Things went well, I think.

I moved on to PENS on the edge of inhabited space to re-supply. Docked at Haberlandt Orbital.

It is here that I bought this log book/journal to record my experiences....
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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:48 pm

DAY 1

I have a planned route, or rather initial destination target. I chose COL 285 SECTOR JG-K B10-4 just 152.83ly away.
The computer says 7 jumps to reach it.

I am not planning to hang around these systems with Penelope (my Hauler) defenceless. I need to clear populated space quickly.

First Leg:-

1. ANTLIAE SECTOR ZZ-Y B0
2. HIP 48693
3. COL 285 SECTOR AA-D B14-2

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:00 pm

DAY 2
I am feeling excited this morning. There are a lot of stars ahead. Still going to take things slow and careful though.
Next destination after breakfast.

4. COL 285 SECTOR WT-E B13-1
5. COL 285 SECTOR JR-V D2-52
6. COL 285 SECTOR PH-I B11-0
7. COL 285 SECTOR JG-K B10-4
As expected - 150ly out from populated space and no new discoveries so far.
I haven't seen signs of anyone for many hours and at least 5 jumps ago. I guess I can relax a little.

It's odd I'm out here so alone. I'm used to flying in-system, checking my radar and keeping watch on my six all the time.
This is so different, I like how relaxed I feel.
Plus Penelope's seat is so much more comfortable!
Well, that's me for the day.

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Re: CMDR Gallen'Varr

Post by Lord Reynolds » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:13 pm

DAY 3
I'm going to study the map this morning and find my next waypoint
I think my new destination is going to be: NGC 2632 SECTOR WO-R B4-1 386LY from here.
The last time I travelled that far I was on a capital ship and my fighter was in the hold!
The nav-comp says it's 18 long jumps. I want to go out quick again, so no hanging around.
1. COL SECTOR OC-TC4-16
2. COL SECTOR KW-U C3-1
I picked up a distress call here. my first instinct was to head for it and render assistance, but I couldn't take the risk that this was someone waiting to jump me.
I have no room for passengers and no way to offer aid either - not to mention no guns to fight with.
feeling slightly guilty I aimed the bow away and engaged FSD.

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