YC122. Somewhere in space.
I sit in my cockpit, laying in a comfortable position on the cushioned seat. My heart is thumping so loud that I think it echoes across my Velator. I have been expecting this day for months,the annual capsuleer test of the University of Caille, located at the second moon of Bourynes VII. Aura, my AI assistant throughout the capsuleer test, pops out on the hologram display. She tells me to don my headset. As soon as I put it on, I get a third-person view of my ship from the micro drones floating around it.
After that, she instructs me to fly my ship towards a CONCORD wreckage to inspect it. As I orbit the massive wreckage of some large ship, a Circadian Seeker decloaks and opens fire on me. I remind myself to keep calm, remembering my months and years of training. I lock on the Seeker and opened fire with my railguns. It was obliterated in a matter of seconds. I wondered why I was so nervous in the first place.
After a few more hours of flying around wrecks and a few dissapointed Seekers, Aura informs me that I have completed the first phase of the examination. Next, she says that I will have to head to the Federal Navy Academy, Moon 1, Couster II. I grab an instant curry meal and an iced chocolate, a childhood favourite from my ship’s pantry. After downing its contents and the drink, I slept for hours on the small but comfy bed.
After waking up, feeling energetic and confident, I started my journey to the Academy. It wasn’t that far away. Upon arrival, my Neocom was activated by Aura. It was a huge convenience to have a Neocom, it served as a multipurpose tool. Being able to find mission agents, access the regional market, browse through the galactic map and being virtually everything a capsuleer needs. Then, I was introduced to the 5 career agents, whose job is to hone new capsuleers skills in specific areas. Those areas were business, industry, exploration, military and advanced military. Almost without thinking at all, I chose exploration as my path. I have always wanted to be a recon scout, loving that adrenaline-filled excitement and sheer fear during dangerous missions into enemy territory. I may not have experienced this in real military ops before, but I think that the simulators from the University and the various video games I played as a child and teen were sort of a scaled-down version of real missions. Hence, I chose Senior Officer Rulie Isoryn to be my guide during the start of my new journey. She was a beautiful young woman who was strict but friendly.