Stardates 03.08.2349 – 03.29.2349
The crew decided to arm themselves at New Asia and took on some heavy weapons and supporting cyberware when it was noticed that SC077-E wasn’t suggesting anything to buy or commenting on the advisability of giving one of the tumbleweeds a rocket launcher. An inspection of his systems indicated that his self-respect chip had failed, leaving him without any sort of pride. The repairs seemed like hard work, so it was decided just to let the bot’s auto-repair function handle it in time. After all, SC077-E still worked more or less, you just had to give him orders.
Not finding any work to their liking, the crew took on ten units of energy at an excellent price, planning to forge on to Fungaloid and at least have that to sell at a profit.
About two weeks out of Fungaloid the crew responded to a recorded message from a Silicoid ship in distress. Warping in they found a size 8 Silicoid ship on fire covered with unconscious and / or burning crew. After some trouble with the helm, the crew managed to beam Silently Judging You and SC077-E across to control the fires and resuscitate the crew. Not only did the crew manage to rescue the entire crew of sixteen, they did it before the ship broke up from the fire. It took ~140 damage, but it didn’t break up…
Continuing on to Fungaloid the crew heard rumors of growing dissatisfaction in the Republic. Grumbling about human control of the Republic has escalated into shouting matches in the Senate over the border between Sector 1 and Sector 6 and if more ships should be commissioned to control piracy.
Commodity prices on entry were: 800 for energy, 300 for biologicals, and 200 for ore.