MINI-READ Twentieth Installment
This twentieth mini-read installment ran for two weeks from 18/05/20 to 01/06/20 which features the twenty-first chapter of Participant In Entropia by Andrew Jenery.
Participant In Entropia
Entropia's Eternal Sea
'Ah - Gignibs!' Someone was obviously having some issue.
'Yea – I wanted to get some equipment out but completely forgot that PSUs up here don't store things you've got down on Calypso.'
'Ha – yep. I've been caught out by that a few times. The same happens the other way round. What you've got here won't be sitting in personal storage units on Calypso either...' Needing to sit down after the biodome excursion, I took one of the seats next to the unit. ' - but the real thing that gets me is that there's hardly anyone here. I just came out of number 1, been here nearly a day – but you're the first Calypsian I've come across.'
'I'm not surprised! Fact is many haven't found out since the blow-up that you have to go to Athena to get here. Everyone's still looking around for spaceship hangers!'
'He, he... Well count me in on that score, because until recently I didn't know that either. There's no notices anywhere on Calypso. I think the spaceship ride was part of the attraction for coming here...'
'I know what you mean. The whole deal is going down hill. Blame the greedy government. All they saw was a way of removing the spaceship businesses by providing this sneaky alternative way of getting here. Many traders I knew went under because of it, not just the pilots... Anyway, looks like I've gotta go back down. I was planning on going back into one of the domes...'
'OK. See you around maybe...' At that he goes to the teleporter and disappears in a ball of light in the next split second.
I had done enough creature killing for a while for the same mediocre returns in exchange for nearly having got myself temporarily retired yet again. No matter how economical and efficient you tried to be, you could never really beat the symbiotic relationship between the creatures and the biodomes that supported them, and as I was low on ammo anyway, I didn't want to go back to Calypso either! I simply had to get a lot more credits somehow before even contemplating the return fare. However I also knew that trying to beat Entropia's powers-that-be by sticking to the system was very difficult, so it was time once again to maybe not stick to the system so much.
Gambling was about the only thing that worked so long as it was with someone that didn't perhaps have the experience that you did, and so wouldn't realize that gambling was taking place in the first place. It was also highly illegal for that reason and Entropia's rulers came down heavily on anyone that did it. I would just have to find someone that was game.
I went to the teleporter and selected Alpha Apartment Complex North as my next destination.
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