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MarkHirst
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If you've come here looking for a bargain, you're in the right place my friend; junk is our speciality!

Welcome to Jake Marley's Astro Parts and Salvage, Candor's finest purveyor of quality used parts and components. If you're looking for that hard to get jump drive attenuator, or perhaps a logic circuit for the Astrodyne Model 3 computer, Jake is your man.

Don't let first impressions fool you; this is a professional business we're running here. Everything you see here has been acquired through legitimate channels. All our components and parts come with a cast iron one-year guarantee, underwritten by Candor's most reputable insurance companies.

I see that the large manoeuvre drive over there has caught your attention sir. A fine choice if I may say so, an excellent example of the Juno J-17A fusion drive. Not the original J-17 series of course, but the widely regarded and popular J-17A. Terrific performer sir, renown for its wilderness refuelling and cold start capabilities. This example is military grade specification and was taken from a Storm class blockade runner.

I see you're nodding, I didn't realise sir was such a connoisseur of the more obscure craft of the old war. In that case, sir will appreciate the rarity of this unique item.

Stolen? Certainty not my friend, I can assure you that all items you find here were acquired when this facility was bought, or have been bought and traded since through my company. This site is a former government facility you know, engineering and research took place here for several years after the destruction of Gateway. I was lucky enough to buy the facility at a very reasonable price, when the government was looking for extra cash to prop up the economy.

Cheap is such a loaded word sir; I much prefer the word reasonable. You have to remember that this is the government; anything paid for by the taxpayer goes for a song these days, why do you think taxes are so high?

The Juno drive was here when I bought the site sir. I believe it was recovered in orbit from around the planet Hycaron II. I understand it suddenly appeared there some five years ago and was recovered by a government contractor. What's to say, I see the news like everyone else; Hycaron II is an interdicted world. If a piece of space junk materialises out of thin air like that, orbiting above a planet, you wonder if the government is messing with alien technology don't you?

Not that I've got anything against aliens of course, some of my best friends know aliens. I'm an easygoing guy, I like what I like; they like what they like. The Treem can be trouble of course, always causing mischief they are. Caught one of them prowling around the site only last night, moaning about wanting alcohol and his land.

Hey, you're not one of those bleeding heart liberals are you? I bought this place fair and square, all that nonsense about aboriginal rights, I tell yah.

If you're interested, I'll take you round the unit. Like I said, it's been here for about five years. Nah, don't know about the owner. Siandhya Rhand? Never heard of her, friend of yours?

-- Jake Marley, specialist in used astro parts and components.

Stonemason Urban Future and Warehouse district buildings. Drive model is derived from the original Thunderbolt model. M3 figure with customised morphs.

Rendered in Vue 6 Pro Studio.

Thanks for looking, comments appreciated!
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Oct 30, 2009 4:03:39 pm
Wonderful soliloquy to go with the suitably murky render.

by drace68 Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 4:06:13 pm
Man, this is really a great picture.... Impressive.

by duncanlong Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 4:06:43 pm
Excellent

by anitalee Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 4:16:57 pm
I really like this. Cool graphics and terrific story.
Thanks for sharing. :-))

by RETIRED Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 4:32:48 pm
superbly done Mark :)

by Star4mation Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 4:37:43 pm
Nice! I've sorely missed my Cambrian Moons fix for the past couple of weeks...

by Colin Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 5:04:52 pm
Excellent scene and story!
I'll give you fifty credits for that drive unit.

by geirla Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 5:46:11 pm
Excellent image!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 7:57:02 pm
Excellent composition & mood.

by bigbraader Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 8:32:29 pm
nice compo & atmo

by jclP Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 10:06:14 pm
Cool idea. Excellent render

by castaneda Homepage »

Oct 30, 2009 10:23:14 pm
Excellent scene...

by DarkStormCrow Homepage »

Oct 31, 2009 12:59:52 am
Great job!

by johnyf Homepage »

Oct 31, 2009 8:33:19 am
outstanding, bud!

by texboy Homepage »

Oct 31, 2009 9:02:04 am
Awesome!

by thecytron Homepage »

Oct 31, 2009 11:36:08 am
Great atmo and idea.

by steve100 Homepage »

Oct 31, 2009 12:09:30 pm
Fantastic composition and mood!

by gerberc Homepage »

Nov 1, 2009 12:10:11 am
Cool scene!

by Sue88 Homepage »

Nov 1, 2009 1:28:05 am
Brilliant as ever!

by WZRD Homepage »

Nov 1, 2009 12:42:25 pm
fantastic work!

by chabot Homepage »

Nov 1, 2009 1:58:31 pm
Love this. Desolate and dirty. Great story too.

by bluehermit Homepage »

Nov 1, 2009 2:48:46 pm
I love it!!

by CrownPrince Homepage »

Nov 10, 2009 7:49:15 am
Very good sci-fi scene.

by ragouc Homepage »

Nov 10, 2009 1:34:16 pm
Always fine writing and rendering! Sorry to be so quiet the last few months. Serious breakdown with my computer has kept me off the internet for the past two months. Will slowly try to catch up on all your stuff posted since September as soon as I can.

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