Assassinations At Outdoor Starports
This is an example of a military mission offered to me by the Empire at Facece.
The mission is due to take place at the Paris Starport in the Sol
system - right at the heart of the Federation !
This means the mission is high
risk and the fact that your victim is flying a Wyvern Explorer means the
attack will be dangerous and only the best combateer will win.
A quick look at the chart for the system in question - Sol - will show you that Paris is located on Earth - the third planet from the parent star. Your mission will take place at an outdoor starport on the planet's surface. This will make it more picturesque perhaps, but also means the Police will be close at hand. When they notice you're up to no good, you'd better be ready to meet laser with laser !! The next thing do is set off for Sol - you should aim to arrive 5 or 6 days before the assassination is due to take place. Arrive too soon and you'll arouse suspicion and your victim may escape via another route, too late and you may not get permission to land.
So here we are at Paris Starport on the day of the mission. And luckily there's our quarry
sitting innocently on pad 3. This is good news - sometimes you'll get duff information
and your foe won't be there, in which case you'll have to hang around
and hope he shows up.
Wait until two minutes before the precise time indicated then request permission
to launch. Head straight upwards with your speed set to 2000 km/h until you're
about 10000m above the planet. Then reduce your set speed to zero and flip your
ship over so you're facing back towards the starport. At this height you shouldn't
get told to clear the area by the port authorities but you're still close
enough to get to your target in time.
When the exact mission time is reached you'll see your enemy's ship start to move. Activate your autopilot and your ship will home in on him. Open up with your lasers and....
...blow him away !!!
No great fanfare when you get there, I'm afraid. Just a quick message thanking you for your efforts, and of course those all-important ranking points to help you up the military ladder.