Entry #: 0002 - CONCORD’s Investigation
Entry Date: Tuesday, September 15th, YC 122
Location: University of Caille, Bourynes VIII, Moon 2
Unsurprisingly CONCORD didn’t take any action over the evening and my curiosity was high, so I accepted the bounty. The coordinates CONCORD gave, led to the wreck of a Sleeper Enclave near the Ethernity Stargate. There I reduced a Circadian Seeker to just a few Metal Scraps.
Upon contact for my reward CONCORD informed me of another seeker location in Bourynes. They were willing to pay me a 15,000 ISK bounty for clearing this one. Warping to the location, near the Eglennaert Stargate, revealed another Sleeper Enclave. While this one seemed fully functional the only signs of life were CONCORD’s bounty targets, two Sentry Turrets that were being used to transfer sensitive data. Though I found the turrets an unworthy opponent, Aura must have believed my skills needed work. Immediately upon their destruction Aura reintroduced me to the pod’s onboard skillbook database. The database isn’t complete and the only skills I have downloaded are the ones needed to pass capsuleer training. Upon her request I downloaded Surgical Strike I, II,& III skillbooks to get a better understanding of my opponents weaknesses. They won’t be done until tomorrow.
The Drifter’s reacted to our meddling by jamming all communications in the area. CONCORD traced the signal to outside a Sleeper Engineering Station, not far from the first Sleeper Enclave’s wreck site, and offered me another 20,000 ISK to reestablish the comms. When I arrived at the location I was greeted by yet another Circadian Seeker. While this drone easily became Metal Scraps, I was momentarily caught off guard by the stealthy Seeker Eluder. When the second drone was also Metal Scraps local FTL comms. came back online.
CONCORD transferred my ISK attached with another offer. Their scanners had detected a spatial rift nearby. They believed the Seekers were attempting to relocate their operations and they wanted it prevented. They were no longer rewarding ISK, this time I would receive two Light Electron Blaster I and one thousand Iron Charge S. This was not a convincing bounty but I was too far embedded in this investigation to decline.
This spatial rift, located near the barren planet, Bourynes III, was surrounded by two rather large Sleeper Engineering Stations. I turned another drone, a single Seeker Pacekeeper attempting to disappear into the rift, into more Metal Scraps.
When I received my reward, in typical CONCORD fashion, there was an attached note. They were willing to pay me another 10,000 ISK just for slapping those turrets on my Velator. Little did I know CONCORD was just buttering me up for their next task. CONCORD had identified a site where seekers were consolidating and they were willing to pay 100,000 ISK to have it cleared. A deal that would have over doubled my wallet couldn’t be passed up.
This final location was somewhere between Bourynes IV & VI at the ruins of a Gallente Station Factory. While I made quick work of the two Sentry Turrets, I was glad to have the new blasters to help turn the next two waves of drones into Metal Scraps. The first wave to uncloak was a set of three Seeker Eluders, while the second wave was a set of four multi-spectrum resistance drones also known as Seeker Novas, Flares, Auroras, and Traumas.
CONCORD’s final transmission included the 100,000 ISK and a recommendation to visit the career agents at the University of Caille on Trossere VII, Moon 3. It would have been funnier if it read, “Get a Job,” but CONCORD has to stay professional. I preloaded the coordinates but won’t make the journey till tomorrow.
The investigation is over yet I don’t feel as if I still need an answer. I’m 155,000 ISK richer and my ship has been upgraded for free. It’s hard to complain. Though I don’t expect The Drifters to take too kindly to me in the future.