After continuing to come up empty handed for freight and mail the previous day, Grim is finally able to track down a company that has some freight that is bound for Pavabid. A 20 ton consignment of industrial chemicals plus 30 tons of engines for Pavabid’s ground car assembly plants.
Together, Grim and Max head on over to the supplier in order to discuss a deal. The supplier only wants to pay the standard shipping rates of Cr.500/ton but, after an hour of negotiation, he manages to get the price up to Cr.750. Once they have shaken hands on the deal, the pair of them check the goods. Once again, the goods are from major corporations and so everything is in order. Together with Arvor, they then arrange for the goods to be loaded onto the Forine Rover.
Once again, the party members meet up for dinner at the end of the day.
“I think that we’re going to have to give up on the search for mail now,” says Arvor. “The Forine Rover is all ready for departure now and I’m coming under increasing pressure for us to get on our way.”
Max nods. “We’ve only got 10 days to get the freight to Pavabid an’ findin’ mail is hard what wiv none of us ‘avin’ friends in high places here. We’ve filled 70 of the 80 ton cargo ‘old as it is an’ so we ain’t done bad.”
“I’m ready to push off tomorrow if the rest of you are too.”
The others nod in agreement, ready for a change of scene after five days on the highport and anxious to get on with the mission now. Arvor phones his contacts and asks for the Forine Rover to be made ready for departure at noon the next day.
Everyone heads off to their rooms after dinner, enjoying their last night in the luxurious suites before they spend another week in the cramped confines of starship staterooms.