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The Complete Miner's Guide by Halada

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Prologue

"A tall, elegant man stood in a dark room. The numerous computer displays and gauges cast range and blue shadows upon his serious face, his eyes piercing among the darkness, overseeing the work of his engineers.

One of the workers came running to the officer. "- Commander, one of our strip miner is malfunctioning. We are getting abnormal readings from the buffer. The transport stream isn't compensating.  Deactivate the system and replace the crystal mister Dupuis, grinned the tall man."

Commander Velour wasn't fond of this new recent technology. He had been an engineer for 35 years, and he always referred to his earlier years, when mechanical grips were still the sharp edge of technology. Now they had bidirectional laser stream transport technology, advanced crystal enhancements, drones and what else. Despite his annoyance towards his ship's occasional hiccups, he always retained the most immense patience and understanding toward his workers.
His very nature was what commanded huge respect from his crew members. He preferred to be in the engineering room than the bridge, to be with his crew, to let them know he was there for them. He knew the job was hard; long hours, little rest and tiring work shifts. He was indeed very proud to command such a capable fleet of men and women.

His nano transponder emitted a sharp beep.

"- Commander, the fleet has reached its harvesting objectives and is awaiting your
orders sir.

- Very well lieutenant. Inform the Yamato to open a jump portal to Isenan, and have the fleet enter hyperspace formation." The Commander smiled; he was pleased with the results of this last trip.

"- Very well sir, right away."

Out the window, the Commander saw a huge, beautiful Nyx mothership ship recall its fighters. A gigantic ball of blue light erupted from its head, and a gush of lightning illuminated the vastness of space.

" Lieutenant, inform the Yamato to close the jump portal once my ship steps through and to meet the fleet at the rendezvous coordinates. Order the jump mister Delair."

A long chain of Hulks and Occators entered the giant hole, disappearing in the event horizon of the portal. The Admiral would be very pleased; they had mined enough mineral to complete the Erebus. The Commander's Rorqual entered the portal last and the Yamato jumped away in a gush of bright white light, leaving behind an empty asteroid field: the true testament of hard work and labor."