Posted by: lonelyonzebes | August 13, 2010

Fuel Prices

Fuel gel prices have gone up, thanks to the new war tax. This despite the outrage over the Phaaze leak, but Chairman Keaton insists the bill was in motion prior to the mission. You would think after securing Bryyo the supply would have exceeded demand, or at least helped offset the cost of the war, but even with afloraltite mining operations in the sector at an all-time high, it’s never enough to feed a whole galaxy. They’re not going to drop any time soon, I can tell you that much.

Thankfully, Space Pirate activity has been low – but abnormally so – and that has me a little worried. Even given their devastating defeat at Phaaze, the number of Pirate raids is less than it has ever been. The number of attacks is lower still than in the months following Zebes, and they were spending most of their time building their base on Tallon IV. Whenever Pirate activity drops, it always means they are planning something…

At least business is still good. Even with a shortage of Pirates, I still have a constant stream of clients – there is never an end to kidnappings, fugitives, and high-profile smuggling operations.  True, they don’t pay as much as when Pirates are involved, but it keeps me full of food and fuel, which is never a bad thing. Although everyone’s hurting, people’s displeasure with their neighbors is something that is never going to end. And that’s what keeps this business steady.

In the meantime, I keep sweeping the com channels for the next big mission.

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Responses

  1. Fuel costs have basically left me with no spending money.
    I take all the Seguru I can take.

  2. I hear ya, princess. Good thing we always have you ’round when they come creepin’ outta their holes.


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