So, I’ve been working on my Caldari problem. It’s not really a problem. It’s more like an annoyance. Industrialists need access to Jita – even Gallente industrialists – and the Caldari State and Gallente Federation don’t see eye to eye on anything. They both find displeasure in things done for the other. It’s silly really. I just work and take care of business and they hate me for it because I’m in Gallente space. It’s quite juvenile, but both sides do it so I suppose that makes it karma neutral.
Of course, I could hire someone else to take care of Jita runs for me but where’s the fun in that? Besides, if I’m gonna loose a load of stuff to a gank, I want to be there to notice who did it.
Now, every minute I spend taking care of my Caldari annoyance (sounds like a rash doesn’t it?) is time I’m not making ISK. After a bit of consideration, I’d need to visit one of the Caldari data centers to minimize the time I’d spend not industrializing. So after finishing up with my R&D agent in Caldari space, I headed over to Ahtulaima.
It was also a chance to visit a few systems I hadn’t been to yet and admire the scenery. I do love the look of the new engine trails!
I got to Ahtulaima and struck up a conversation with an agent who would actually talk to me. He gave me a task which I’m sure he thought a difficult one.
Of course, I’m an industrialist with some ISK in my pocket; not his normal favor-seeking capsuleer. I took his mission and immediately headed to the one system where I knew I could complete the task in the shortest amount of time.
Ah, there’s no place like Jita IV-4 to warm an industrialist’s heart. Yes, there are scammers. Yes, there are gankers. Yes, everyone scans you like your going through airport security. But nothing quite captures the vitality of New Eden like this place does.
I secured what I needed for a rather exorbitant price but I consoled myself with the thought I’d just made some poor ratter’s day. I went back to Ahtulaima and turned them in.
The agent was most impressed. He put in a good word for me with another agent and I got a second mission! It was a courier mission that took me to some more new Caldari jump gates. Along the way I even got to see the new Caldari home world.
Well, having seen the old planet many times, I think they got a deal!
Regardless, I finished my mission, and though the Federation was none to happy about it, the Caldari are much more accommodating to me. I headed home satisfied that my route to Jita was secure… bad choice of words… my route to Jita remained open to me.