Author: Charlotte Otaared
It really has been stressful the last 48 hours. I couldn’t sleep due to the fact, that the market has been very volatile the last days and I am to ambitious to miss low prices. So I have been buying and adjusting buy-orders all the time between my appointments with haulers, industrialists and directors of corporations who are interested in our services.
I am kind of old fashioned when it comes to business. I could sit all day in my office, or could fly around in a nice ship and do everything I need to do via the market and contract system. but I like to meet people with whom I do business and I’ve programmed me a alert-system, that notices me if any of my business partners enter the Amarr system.
A suspect appointment
I then convo them and ask if there have time for a small chat. Most of them agree and so I have full schedule all the day. But it pays off. Face to face communication is a rare form of communication these days and it helps a lot to strengthen business relationship and increase the reliability of my contractors. And for me it’s a really nice deviation to be with other people.
In the early morning hours I have received a request of a professionel scout, who offered me his services. He told me that he has watched the market and contract system thoroughly and noticed, that I trade a lot of expense stuff down to low-sec. Well – our business starts to draw attention. Not only a good news …
We make an appointment at my hangar and in the moment I arrived there I immediately thought, that it maybe was a bad idea to meet him here, where a lot of people can see us. I don’t know who he is, what reputation he has and if he is known for his services. Maybe others who will see me with him, well guess I am in trouble or something … Amarr is like a small village, in terms of gossip and intrigues. And a good reputation is essential when you are in our business.
I noticed that he is a Caldari at the moment I came closer – what surprised me, cause on this profile picture he looked much more than a Amarr … maybe a confusion – but anyway: honestly he looked awful – he hided his face under a big hood and seemed to be nervous. But why?
I welcomed him, he looked in my eyes, gave me something in my hands and said that I should be very careful with what I do – that I draw to much attention to me, that I violate the rules and if I would need any help, I should just read what he has given to me. He mumbled that this wouldn’t be a good place to talk longer and he suddenly went away hectically.
Everything happened pretty fast and I haven’t had the chance to reply to what he said before he disappeared. While I was watching in the direction he has left to see if I can indicate where he is going, my pad starting blinking. A new mail from Barachan. I scanned his mail and it seemed to be urgent.
This “scout” scared me a lot and I decided to leave this station – now – to think about what he said and to read what he has given me. I went to my shuttle and set my destination to Jita. I decided to visit somebody I haven’t seen for a long time now …