Broadhead Journal #3: "I got lucky so far. I stepped on a planet that no human has ever visited before, and I didn't die. Dare I hope I will be as lucky next time? I haven't earned nearly enough to get out of here yet. The Orion Program is my only hope, so I'd better go on at least one more mission. Otherwise, will I be stuck here forever like Thom and Nubar?"
I can't sleep until 12:30 in the morning (it's all so exciting, right?), but after sleeping, I gather up my things and go straight to the hangar. I show my blue badge to the agent, who finds a ship that's ready and programs in my codes. I close the hatch, look around the ship a little, then sit down and take a look at the control panel.
|Is there any food on this ship? What if I get stuck?|
|The Heechee ship's control panel.|
|Could this place be any more boring?|
|Is it just me, or… doesn't this look like a giant eye?|
|That's an awfully tiny box.|
It's also the next day. It seems like each Tau-space transit takes twelve hours. Oddly enough, while the status-line time has been in 24-hour time since the beginning of the game, it's in 12-hour time while I'm on the mission, and then reverts once I'm back on the station. Probably it's an indication of how military the station is.
Technically I've met Terri's requirements now. I've gone on two missions and I've found that box, whatever it was. But am I content to do the minimum? Nope, I want to know where the other four codes go! (Plus I love the space art in this game.)
|A beautiful nebula.|
|A red giant at the end of its lifecycle, with six destroyed worlds around it.|
|A shattered planet around a blue-white B-class star.|
|A point in intergalactic space with an excellent view of the Andromeda Galaxy.|
|Terri's already out the door after giving me the badge.|
|Ouch, quite a sacrifice for the research.|
Next time, we'll go on another mission to somewhere more exciting.
Score: 207 of 1600
Status: Orion Program (green badge)
Missions: 6 (or 2, if you do the minimum of trash missions)
Session Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
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