LIFE ON TITAN
A Desperate Situation -- I was in deep trouble with the police. I knew they were close to sending an Enforcer out after me and I was still in a Silver-Y. I was Downtown heading into Midway via Gamma to look for pirates.
I always scan for targets as I fly using the Next Target function. In Gamma I targeted Sister Magpie, a known trader, with a load of Narcotics and low shields. People don't get low shields for no reason. She'd been attacked. I planned to search for the pirate attacking her, kill her, kill the pirate to clear my record, and then slip into Flyer's Retreat to sell the Narcotics.
I approached Sister Magpie and targeted Darius Moonblade, a known pirate. Okay, my plan was set up and I went into action. Sister Magpie was getting the better of Darius Moonblade so I decided to act quickly to kill her for the Narcotics before she killed the pirate. I needed him to get quick amnesty from the Police.
I killed Sister Magpie, but it was pretty tough. She didn't have too much system damage and still had 30% shields. Darius Moonblade wasn't much help. I killed Sister Magpie, targeted the Narcotics and went to retrieve them. While my drone was out I targeted Darius Moonblade and hoped he wouldn't run off for repairs before I could kill him.
BOOM !! What? I'd been hit and hit bad. I immedately slid right and fired two flares in case of a follow-up round. I used my Radar Range function to see if there was another pirate around. Yep. Lord Nicon was firing on me. As I turned to face him there was another BOOM !! He had hit me with two FireBurst and I already had serious system damage and no shields. I wouldn't survive another one.
I immediately hit full throttle and fired 5 Flares and made a Big Turn toward the nearby Downtown tunnel. I completely ignored my drone and the Narcotics. My new goal was to duck in Breaker Maker 2 in Downtown just beside the tunnel. I love making money, but survival has ultimate value.
A lot of people might've fought back to get the deperately needed amnesty from the Police as well as the Narcotics. They would've lost. Lord Nicon had already done too much damage and I was low on power due to my dogfight with Sister Magpie. Lord Nicon was flying a Neo-Tiger, as usual, and I knew him to be a smarter than average pilot. I wouldn't have stood a chance.
I went immediately to Breaker Maker 2 near the Gamma tunnel in Downtown and docked. I got a couple of repairs done to my structure and engine. I returned to Gamma and hovered in the Light Well to get a quick charge.
Lord Nicon was still picking up the Narcotics. Sadly, I had no drone and no money to get one. After a brief charge, I attacked and killed Lord Nicon. Yes, I lost the drone and the Narcotics, but I survived. I knew as soon as I saw my shields disappear that I was in big trouble. I dropped everything and escaped. I lived. And, I got Police amnesty before they sent out an enforcer.
Don't cry over a missed opportunity on Titan. Well, cry a little. We all do. There will always be another chance for big riches. The key is to survive so you can find it.
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