I was beginning to wonder if this "treasure hunt" was really just some sort of elaborate trap or some sick game. Did this seller want to be found or was I going to keep following these clues to my death?
|Needs better filters.|
Eventually I found the right sector and jumped in. There were several nav beacons spread around, but approaching them caused a bunch of Xenon to jump in. I don't know who this joker thinks he is, but I was not laughing.
After clearing out most of the beacons, I still hadn't found the one that held the clue, and was starting to doubt it even existed. To speed up the search I bought a Disco and had it fly out and start mapping the sector.
|Two are better than one.|
Still, this was taking too long. Then I saw a Barracuda for sale. I picked it up, repaired the hull, then jumped in to get it outfitted to help with the search.
|Boron ships are... interesting.|
I found the beacon I was looking for, and was getting ready to fly back to my Vidar if Xenon appeared, but then something strange happened. I was jumped (or should I say pulled) into another sector! Luckily there was no hostiles around (I had shields but no weapons).
|Where am I now?|
I got the data storage device and found my way back to my Vidar. Now I was really mad. I wanted to get to this guy now, not for the "treasure" but to punch him in the face.
On the way back I saw another ship for sale, a Buster Raider. I picked it up and repaired it. Even if I didn't use this ship, I could sell it for a gain after the repairs... but I was also considering needing some fighter escorts. Things were getting dangerous and I might need some backup.
|Vidar and Buster.|
For now I sent my Disco, Barracuda, and Buster to the nearest ship yard. I'd figure out what to do with them later. Now, I had to figure out the next puzzle....