The flight deck was bustling with activity. I had extra contractors on hand to help with the additional workload. Leo, my chief mechanic and Senior Hangar Manager was scurrying to and fro, bellowing orders as he went, trying to get things in order for me.
“An’ there’s still more a comin’ in.” Leo said. “I ne’er seen the likes of this, laddie. Ye done yerself some fine work eer.”
I still really only understood about half of what Leo said to me on a daily basis, but when put into context with his body language and wild hand gesturing, it was enough.
The capsuleers of New Eden had indeed made this a Christmas worth remembering, and already my message center was constantly lit up like a Christmas tree with thanks and appreciation from across the galaxy.
I checked another contribution off the list, accepted the contract, and moved on. Soon I would have to hop into my Republic Fleet Firetail, the Renegade, and begin my hasty journey around the universe, covering all four Empires to collect the donated ships and items; I felt like the fat man himself.
Leo dropped a red hat on my desk, with a white puffy pom pom on top, and white fur trim around the base. “What the hell is this?” I asked him.
“Tis the season.” he replied, a wide grin spanning his face.
Ordinarily I would’ve had some glib and sarcastic response, but my view regarding Christmas had changed a lot in the last few days, so I figured, what the hell.
I donned the toque, and headed for my intergalactic sleigh. So help me, if anyone took a picture…
ADVENT DAY 22
Before we get started with today’s contest, I just want to thank those of you who contracted your donations to me already. Here is our remaining prize list, including yesterday’s prize package, which I don’t actually have in my hangar yet, so please, if you committed to donating, do so as soon as you can.
- $100 Racial Theme Pack from the EVE Online Store
- Mystery Fit Retribution
- 2 Dramiel
- 1 Stabber (part of Dec 21st prize)
- 1 Rupture
- T2 Shield Purgers Arbitrator
- 1 Republic Fleet Stabber
- 1 Scythe
- 1 Rifter
- 1 Year Free Hosting at LoneTrek hosting
- 20,000 units winner choice federation navy hybrid charges
- 20,000 units winner choice republic projectile ammo (part of Dec 21st prize)
- 1 Ishkur Assault ship
- 1 Nemesis Stealth Bomber
- 500 million ISK (100 million part of Dec 21st prize)
- Full set of +4 implants
- Cameo Appearance in a fiction piece by Hallan Turrek
- Cameo Appearance in a fiction piece by Roc Wieler
- 1 Cynabal
- 2 PLEX care of CCP
That’s one helluva list, and we’re going to make some pilots very happy over these final few days. Thanks again!
TASK: The 12 days of Christmas is a very popular seasonal song. Today’s task is to rewrite that song, making it Eve related. Post your submissions in the comments below, or email me at email@example.com. Usually I post the emails I get into the relevant blog. Yesterday I did not simply due to lack of time. I apologize.
With all the hustle and bustle in the loading dock, a synthpaper reporter managed to sneak himself in with a work crew and snagged this picture of Colonel Wieler before he was caught and summarily thrown out.
* thanks to Orthaanc Isengard for creating this image
Congratulations to Nathan Carver, who has won himself the following:
- 1 PLEX, care of CCP
- 1 Dramiel
- 100 million ISK
- 1 Nemesis Stealth Bomber