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« on: February 13, 2009, 05:26:31 pm »

    Ok, first off, the 'Mercury's' paint job. A new owner all excited about their new ship is not always in their right mind. They are not thinking' purple bellies' or 'browncoats', more like  "YEAIfinallygotmyownshipandpurple ismyfavoritecolorandwouldbegreat!." Oh well, it is a very dark, almost black, purple so maybe no one will notice. Tongue
     Elric Ratius is the owner / Captain and I, Twitch, am his partner in crime / XO / engineer and general dogsbody.
    The 'Mercury' is a 'Harpoon' fast courier class. She only carries 100 tons of cargo but she can get it to a destination very fast. Small, dark, maneuverable, and with some extra goodies on board, she can be hard to spot or catch.



     The Mercury's hull is painted in a purple so dark that changes of lighting or shifts in angle of viewing can make her appear black. A picture of Mercury, messenger of the gods from Earth-that-was, is painted on both sides of the hull between the rear-facing cargo ramp and the cargo viewport. She is a sleek, stylish vessel. Streamlined, her smoothly rounded curvature and near lack of angled lines make it more reminiscent of aquatic life evolved to slice through oceans, leery of prey.
     A smaller ship, she rises to a modest forty-nine feet tall. The ninety-eight foot wingspan can largely be attributed to the powerful maneuvering thrusters perched high on the starboard and port above the extended cargo hold. Perhaps able to be called 'oversized' or 'overpowered' for the class, those thrusters account for half of the width of the craft and are quite nearly equal to the primary hullĺs length. The one hundred and ninety-eight foot length of the Harpoon is bolstered by an elongated tail, ending in a horizontal stabilizer with discreet 'twin tail' vertical fins for atmospheric flight.
    When docked, the ship rests on a wheeled, retractable and reinforced landing gear at the nose. Peculiarly, the weight at the rear of the craft is supported by retractable landing struts at the ends of the maneuvering thrusters. Those thrusters, as a result, never tilt beyond forty-five degrees, instead relying on directional aileron duct systems within the cowlings for vertical ascent and descent.

CREW:
Elric ----- Captain, Cargo master, Owner
Twitch -- XO, Engineer, Partner
Odell ---- Security officer, Partner
Aeddan -- Lead pilot


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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 12:16:55 pm »

Well not really a reply. Just keeping up the news on the Mercury.

     The Mercury flys as a privately owned ship with 'Life Line', mainly a teaching organization, but then flying cargo is the life-blood of any group. This is especially true for small, high dollar loads or private charters.
     Twitch took on an extra piloting job last night on the 'Ethereal Embrace', an Osprey clas transport belonging to 'Ethereal Investigations'. The out come of that is a contract for Twitch as a stand-by pilot on the 'Embrace' and an agreement to take private contracts from them on the Mercury from time to time. Very nice. It is a hard old 'Verse out there and the more jobs and connections you can make the better.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 07:06:07 pm »

We ran away and joined the circus!

That's right, the circus. 'Master Mandrake's Merry Menageri' to be exact. Though we are still affiliated with Life Line and taking side jobs of the same type, we have joined up with Mandrake and the 'Honour Merriway', a dragonfly class ship, to provide security as well as various other stray jobs. This should get interesting as Mandrake, though a great ringmaster and showman, seems to have no clue as to the dangers that abound in the verse. It will be our job to see the group doesn't get killed...or worse, eaten.
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