Gunnery Control, power up photon beam cannons. Commence plasma core insertion. OPEN FIRE!
Oh, whoops - wrong genre.
Sorry Command, let's give this another try... OPEN FIRE!!!
Welcome to Hard Light Station, Ensign.
The exits are scattered around the station, but most of them have jammed shut because of budget cuts, and those that work only lead to the ship's karaoke bar (and it's amateur night), so your best chance to get off is to wait for a service ship to pop in. Last docking time was about the same time I had my last kill, so I would get comfortable if I were you.
We are currently suffering from technical disruptions from time to time, which may cause the lights go out at any instance, and sometimes even the basic life support fails for some time. At these times, stay calm and composed; for these cases the station system automatically drops a computer from the roof above you with FSO installed and ready. They have independent power sources.
It is advised that you don't roam around the station at these times, because you won't be seeing anything while the lights are out, and it's possible you don't want to meet our resident Shivan, Carl. He usually lives in the air duct system, but at the times of these technical problems (i.e., clogged toilets) he crawls out of his lair and has been reportedly sighted on other parts of the station, too. In case of a chance encounter, give him your lunch and you may be spared to live. Other wildlife in the station include our group of monkeys. Don't be troubled by them, they usually behave themselves.
Speaking of flamers, there used to be flamethrowers in the station, right below the seats - but some while ago the station administration decided to fill them with Holy Water instead, and this effect can be noticed as every discussion considering, some certain things automatically degenerates into a debate of religious matters and how they should be applied to society. It is advised that newcomers monitor the situation from a distance; they cause possibly volatile situations sometimes.
In case of military hazards, there are plasma rifles in racks around the station, but they can only be opened by an Admin,
, or Hyperintelligent Shade of Blue.
In latest news, Command has agreed to tow the station into a less volatile system in order to prevent further power shortages, as they are believed to be caused by subspace disturbances emanating from nearby star in our current system. The GTD Gamewarden
is supposed to rendezvous with us upon journey and stay with us in that new system of our placement. This transfer operation may cause yet another power shortage for some time in the immediate future, but it should make life in the station easier in long run.
Enjoy your stay at Hard Light station as long as you will.