Sightseeing in the Cluster

Settler’s Waystation

Editor’s Note: The following letters were found on a computer floating near the Settler’s Waystation. They have been edited for clarity and length.

Waystation 1

The ruins of an abandoned Caldari station float near the Waystation

[Message begins]

Hey Mal,

I might kill Cade. I can’t believe he talked me into this. Settling Sakkikainen? Really? What was I thinking going along with this. “Lai Dai will love it if we can claim the planet” he told me. “Lai Dai will shower us with riches if we volunteer for this” he said. As of now, those “riches” he spoke of is a tiny room in a rundown station that might as well have been Minmatar built. The room is barely large enough to fit a squeaky bed, much less all our stuff. On both sides of us, couples much less happy than us seem to fight constantly, and judging from the noises I hear upstairs, the couple above us is making the best of a bad situation and putting their squeaky bed to good (and constant) use. Sakkikainen better have some fantastic land available, because right now, my sanity isn’t worth this. But I’m exhausted. I’m gonna try shoving some pillows in my ears and getting some sleep if I can. Write me when you can, I don’t trust the video screens in here.

Much love,

Miri

[Message ends]

Waystation 2

The Waystation itself sits hidden in a nearby asteroid

[Message begins]

Mal,

Well, we’ve gotten the ‘grand tour’ of our dear Settler’s Waystation, as its apparently called. It was a really corny presentation that served to alternately bore me to tears and terrify me. Get a load of their official “welcoming” message introducing us to the station:

Chaos reigns in Okkelen, with Caldari settlers at odds with entrenched bandits and each other alike. Chaotic environment creates opportunities and some will strike gold while others are ruined through bad luck. Midoki Urigamu hopes to be one of the former as he aspires to construct a rest stop in space for weary pilots.

Waystation 3

Sakkikainen peaks through the asteroid

Yeah, let’s make our guests feel right at home by reminding us that pirates are the leading cause of death in Sakikkainen. I swear, I love your brother dearly, but I just don’t think he always thinks things through. And I can’t even think because the couple next door are arguing again. I need out of here. Mal’s claiming at least that we’ll be out of here in the next few days. Lai Dai has a colony set up on Sakkikainen III, so hopefully we’ll be away from these “entrenched bandits” soon enough.

Missing you,

Miri

[Message ends]

Waystation 4

A transport makes a run towards the Waystation

[Message begins]

Mal,

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually starting to feel a little hopeful about all of this. Maybe it’s the time I’ve gotten to think about it, I don’t know. I took a bit of a tour of the area near the station, and it helped me clear my head a bit (or maybe just getting out of that closet they call a room). It was nice to just lean back and see what there is to see. Very relaxing. The Waystation is built in a small hollowed out asteroid. The station looks even more dinky than I thought it did originally, shoved away inside the asteroid like that. There’s a larger station ruin near by. Not entirely sure what the deal is with it, but I guess Urigamu snapped it up when he bought the area? I don’t know. A few ships of some kind were also hanging around, and one of them even had a laser or something going into one of the other rocks nearby. I don’t know about any of this fancy schmancy space stuff, but at least it was fun to watch. And when I got back, I just felt, I don’t know, refreshed or something. What’s done is done, and we’re here now so we might as well make the best of it, you know? And Cade managed to book us on a shuttle flight tomorrow down to the surface. I’m hoping Lai Dai has everything at least reasonably set up, but a bit of work never killed anyone. We’ll just have to see what the future holds, right? At the very least, we’ll have video screens on the surface so we can at least have proper conversations again. But in any case, I need to get to bed. Big day tomorrow!

Waystation 5

The nearby solar harvester gathers energy needed for the Waystation

Talk to you soon,

Miri

[Message ends]

[Message begins]

We’re finally on our way! I can’t tell if I’m eager to actually get down to the surface or just happy to be away from that godforsaken room, but we’re on our way now and I’m actually excited! Before you know it I’ll be talking like one of those capsuleers with all those space terms… ha! The shuttle ride should be short and then it’s off to the homestead. We’ve gotten some pictures of it, and the area looks gorgeous. Maybe I won’t have to hurt your brother for talking me into this. Maybe this will work out after al

Waystation 6

Caldari megacorps have set up some infrastructure to help protect new colonists. It wasn’t enough to save Miri and Cade.

[Error: Code 506. No input detected]

[Draft saved at 0602]

Epilogue: I found the computer with these messages about an hour after the fight. There were no survivors. At the time of writing, Miri and Cade’s plot of land has already been reallocated by Lai Dai. I asked the Waystation for any comments, but they simply closed the comm connection. Another day in Okkelen, I suppose.

Basic Information:

  • Attraction: Settler’s Waystation
  • System: Sakkikainen
  • Security Rating: 0.6
  • Region: The Forge
  • Potential Hazards: If you’re below a -4 in security status, or -5 standing with the Caldari, you’ll have to deal with some rather unpleasant policemen.
  • Additional Notes: This also serves as a Caldari COSMOS site. Furthermore, some asteroids here are capable of being mined.
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