Out on patrol in the Maraus hub again, I dropped into Quonbi. With a price on my head, I was expecting trouble from the Vipers, but the system was crawling with bandits instead - Asps, Wolf Mk IIs, a Blackdog, Cobra IIIs, a few too many shark-teeth Geckos - chaos. I managed to save some poor, misguided Holy Joe, and a couple of traders, as I fought my way in-system. All the way, the Vipers ignored me - even in the aegis, but I still docked on injectors, just in case. Made my repairs, topped the tank, loaded another 30TC and launched. Now the Vipers were after me - I was taking hits right into the wormhole (just as well they don't follow, I suppose), but no damage ensued.
Thence to Leveti. Crikey, it was going mad there too, and there was another Holy Joe - The Magister's Pale Phaeton
- that I had to save three times. After that though, I was pretty shot-up and needed to get in-system fast. I waved goodbye and good luck to The Magister's Pale Phaeton
, and was about to hit the injectors when green laser fire began to hammer me - and the first kit damaged was the damn injectors. Now I was in deep mierda - the Green Gecko
is utterly ruthless, and no matter what I tried, he had the beating of me. Eventually, the inevitable happened, and I had the pleasure of having my ass handed to me. But what a glorious dogfight!