While it was a nice diversion, events on Extolay didn’t go as well as I’d hoped. But we’re back at the highport now and I can concentrate my energies on the moon base insertion. After we put this system behind us it’s going to be time to lay low for awhile. I had forgotten how tiring it is to have to constantly keep oneself from being caught doing things that one would rather not be caught doing.
After requisitioning any ancient technology we find I will be spending a good deal of time on examination of it and experimentation with it. That should keep me busy enough to ignore whatever minor issues with which the Marquis might entangle us. That is the theory, anyway.
We seem to have picked up a new crew member as well. An eccentric, certainly. I can’t tell yet if he’s going to be useful or simply dead weight. If nothing else he came equipped with a fancy auto-bar. That has to count for something.