By Deleth 1 Comments
Being hated by more then half the known universe, running out of cash and flying an ship about to fall apart there is only one thing an reasonable 12 year old boron girl could do, turn to piracy, drug production and distribution, illegal weapon deals, slavery and criminal acts in general.
But even being a criminal isn't as easy as it might sound, especially getting started. How to rob and murder people and in general commit piracy when you don't even own a weapon? How to sell drugs if you don't have any and can't afford to buy any to sell either? How to engage in illegal weapon deals when you don't have anything to sell? And how to sell slaves when you have none?
Whoever said being a criminal is easy obviously had no idea what he was talking about. Becoming a criminal is hard work.
But Lar Namina wont be discouraged by these trivialities. Making her way north the first thing she does is sell the space fuel to a pirate base in bright profit and aquiring some freight and speed upgrades. Now being completly broke she faces the problem of how to aquire at least a bit of a financial cushion to actually start her criminal carrier.
The solution to this problem however might be another problem the Terran - Argon - Warzone. With both sides going at each other there's bound to be a lot of debris, lost cargo and wrecks. The risk of accidentlly getting between the two warring factions is rather high and a single pilot deciding to take a shot at her might already proof fatal. Heavy risk... but the priiiiiize!
Surprisingly the way there should proof to be more dangerous then the actual war zone. With both the Split and Paranid hating her even friendly sectors seemed to be filled with hostiles that luckily for the most part did not pay her any attention. Aside from a single Split Merchant who thought I'd be a dandy idea to take a shot at the Boron passing by and with a single hit completely depleted the shields and damaged the ship itself. Luckily the second and lethal shot missed by a small margin or Namina's story would've come to an very early ending. That's it! No more misses nice squid! The Split have just volunteered to solve the "where to find slave" issue once Namina get's her tentacles on a few weapons.
It followed a near collision with an very small nigh invisible asteroid and a fight between a pirate and some law enforcement where the pirate ended up blowing both himself and his opponents out of existence by employing a massive warhead meant for fighting capital ships in close combat in direct vincinity of Namina who if a few hundred metres closer would've shared their fate.
The actual war zones turned out to be surprisingly boring aside from dodging the ocassional misguided projectile weapon and staying out of the way of capital ships who apparently don't care if they squash some of the smaller ships when making their way towards the fighting neither side payed Namina much attention as the humans were to busy murdering one another.
In the end it turned out to be the right decisions to come to the warzone as once the fighting in a sector subsides there is often a great many rockets and other stuff left to loot and sell to whoever wants to buy it. Apparently neither side minds Namina acting like a vulture and desecrating the corpses of their fallen. May the Human - Human war be a long, bloody and profitable one.
Finally making some money and being able to upgrade her ship to it's (not very impressive) maximal potential the questions arises at how to get back at the Split. Because even fully upgraded and armed a scout ship isn't the best choice if one wishes to stay alive when commiting acts of piracy and murder.