Operation
WarpFactorWhat?!
NoWayRay aboard 90lb USB EzRaider and Skunk aboard 100lb USB
Catastrophe departed from Fort Berkeley on Sunday October 2nd at 12:30
PM. They were accompanied by MegaTron aboard his civilian fixed gear.
This was the embarkment of a landmark mission: the first intergalactic
chop. Destination: the Bangor system in Galaxy ME, home of the Rural
Combat Division of SCUL and the Junkers, spawn of SCUL.


As the light of the Boston system faded off our six, the g-well
activity increased. Fortunately the ships has been outfitted
appropriately. We reached Galaxy NH in the first day. The ships were
swift and our star maps worked well. We were at MegaTron's brother
Sam's space station by nightfall. We stationed there for the evening.
The morning fog was thick, we wrote our thank you note and set course
for Eggies, a diner a ways up the road.


Breakfast there consisted of eggs, amongst other less important
substances. MegaTron decided to continue onward with us for another
half day, as far as the Lee Speedway. This was the day we realized our
camera was malfunctioning. We packed it away for the rest of the trip.


After departing from MegaTron we pressed onward. We reached the Galaxy
ME border on the second day, staying in Sanford, a quiet system. NoWay
was sick with a strange alien virus, and Skunk was feeling a strange
painful sensation in his legs and butt. A pizza and a good night's
rest seemed to help both ailments.


Day three the G-Well activity increased. "Welcome to Galaxy ME - where
every negi G-Well is a given and every posi G-Well is a blessing." At
the top of Windham Hill Skunk could see many stars, unfortunately it
was two in the afternoon. Eight hours of chopping brought us to the
Lewiston System: The armpit of Galaxy ME.
We docked at the Chalet, which we later found to be rumored as a child
pornography center with a pool. Appropriately enough Skunk and NoWay
loaded up on candy upon arrival as a reward for the hard work.


The local G-Well activity was high, even without our bags and RadioBox
the engines strained to make it to the local merchants. Skunks sugar
fuel quickly burned up, and his engines has an emergency meltdown at
Luna Rite-Aid, and could barely shuttle his ship to dinner. Tons of
Chinese fuel fixed everything. The cable TV was amazing in this
System: A Batman marathon in the evening, a Chips marathon the next
morning. Its gravitational pull was difficult to escape. We refueled
at Governors in Lewiston, where the old timers really appreciated our
ships.


The Lewiston to East Benton leg had higher G-Well activity than the
previous three days. A malfunction in the NaviComp sent us onto Star
Route 201 instead of 202, slightly off course but with poorer road
conditions. We realized our mistake and corrected course.
Unfortunately the new route led us through a deadly G-Well. NoWay
Managed to escape, Skunk had to spacewalk it.


Space Station Doan was an extremely pleasant stop in the journey. A
hot tub, a load of laundry, a great home cooked dinner, a beer or two,
cake, and a good night's rest prepared us for the last leg.


The first half of the day was was wonderful, not much G-Well, and
being so far away from major systems made space traffic minimal.
Things worsened by the second half of the day. Heavy Logging
Transports on Space Route 101 zoomed by us at 70mph with no shoulder
and blind curves everywhere. Still it was better than our original
plan of taking Space Route 202 the whole way. The G-Wells there may
prove inescapable to our heavy ships.


We arrived to a hero's welcome at the edge of the Bangor System from
RCD, and an escort to Fort Washington, where we promptly chilled.


Here's a list of systems provided by NoWay:
MASSATUCKY
Somerville
Medford
Stoneham
Reading
North Reading
Andover
North Andover
Haverhill
NEW DUMPSTER
Plaistow
Kingston
Brentwood
Epping
Lee
Durham
Dover
LO MEIN
South Berwick
Berwick
North Berwick
Sanford
Alfred
Waterboro
Lyman
Hollis
Buxton
Gorham
Windham
Gray
New Gloucester
Auburn
Lewiston
Greene
Leeds
Monmouth
Winthrop
Manchester
Augusta
Vassalboro
Winslow
Benton
East Benton
Albion
Unity Township
Unity
Burnham
Pittsfield
Detroit
Palmyra
Newport
Plymouth
Etna
Carmel
Hermon
Bangor
Brewer

Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Fleet Admiral Skunk Catastrophe 5199.87   Admiral, Fleet Ready
NoWay Ez Raider 1140.77   Rear Admiral, Lower Half
Mission Task Pilot
Division: MAD
Date: 10/02/2000
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Berkeley
Destination: Brewer System, Maine Galaxy via Massachussetts and New Hampshire Galaxies
Light Years: 286.6
G-Well Activity: 5
Technical Rating: 2