The Maiden Voyage of Mulletship IV : The McNair Contract from TheMightyMulletMan's blog

Dear readers.

Today is a momentous day in a hauler's life. The day his new vessel takes on it's first cruise through the stars.

The Mulletship IV was a thing of beauty. A class 7 hauler with A grade core internal systems and a cargo hold with plenty of space. All bought and paid for by core mining within the Sun Takush system.*

The Mulletship IV was filled to the brim with food cartridges. There was a great damand for these in the LHS-3564 system and the Mcnair Gateway station had plenty to spare. What they did not have however is Copper, Berylium, and Tantalum and these they contracted the Mighty Mulletman to source and return. Thankfully the LHS-3564 system had an overabundance of Copper so it was to be the first stop on this journey

At 12:30 on the 20th of Jan 3305 the Mulletship IV launched and left McNair Gateway for the unknown depths of space. 

A few light seconds away from Froude Enteprise station the Mullet stumbled upon a distress call. As there was no threat the Mullet generously and courageously decided to stop by to see if he could be of assistance. Previously the Mullet had had to abandon someone in need as he did not have the equipment to assist them. For this reason the Mullet had selflessly equipped the Mulletship IV with repair and fuel transfer limpet controls and kept a few on limpets in his hold for such an emergency. 

It came in handy as the pilot Pieter Van Heiningen had miscalculated his jump and had run out of fuel. The Mullet sent off a fuel transfer limpet to the marooned vessel and so grateful was Pieter for the Mullet's assistance that he swore to write a song about the Mullet at the next station. Flushing at the compliment and good deed done for the day the Mullet continued on his way to Froude Enteprise.  

Once docked he sold the food cartridges for a profit of 100,251 Credits and bought 100 units of synthetic meat, 50 of None-Lethal Weapons and 25 units of reactive armour as well as the Copper that was the original objective.

After refueling the Mullet took off and routed a course to the Tiannodaabe system, Carter Hanger station. The trip was uneventful and the Mullet is writing this as he cruises towards the station. Here he hopes to purchase Tantalum and Beryllium for the Mcnair contract. Once this is done he may return to McNair and become a richer man.

Success! At Carter Hanger the Synthetic meat was sold for a profit of 48,300 Credits. It's not much but an ocean is made of many drops of water. It all adds up. The Mullet purchased Tantalum and Beryllium as planned and once refueled he set off once more for McNair Gateway in the Sun Takush system. This was one of the Mullet's longest journeys yet as most of his previous hauling contracts was  only a jump or two away from their target destinations. This time it was a full 5 jumps to return to McNair.

The trip was uneventful, several jumps and a quick cruise later the Mullet arrived back at Mcnair Gateway. As he reached the entrance to the station disaster struck. Warning sirens blared, The Mullet was trespassing, The mightly forgetful Mullet had failed to request docking permission before approaching! Sweat beading on his brow he backed out of the entrance slot. How thoughtless of the Mullet! Nearly he was shot out of existence for not following protocol.

Thankfully the McNair station did not fire and instead fined him a measly 400 credits for the transgression. Once the fuss died down the Mullet once more requested permission to land. This granted, the Mullet landed and sheepishly paid the fine to a stern faced Lon Hardy who was his local contact with the authorities. The Mullet was sure Lon Hardly would be gossiping about this to all his friends. The tale of the forgetful pilot who nearly died.

This done the Mullet proceeded to deliver the requested Copper, Tantalum and Beryllium and collect his pay. 

The Mullet disembarked, the day's work done. It was a profitable first journey for the mighty Mulletship IV with over 2,000,000 credits earned. The Mullet looked forward to future journeys and wondered if he should head on over to Empire controlled space. It is tempting. He had spent his entire career in Federal controlled space, seeing only empty or independent systems for variety. Perhaps someday his contracts will take him out that way. He could only hope.

Mulletman, signing off.

*This moment in the Mighty Mulletman's career was considered to exiting to add in any detail to this story. 

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