Date: 23 Dec 3304
I never quite made it out to the Norma Expanse. But, in my journey out that direction, I found a large swath of space that it appeared had never been explored before. Of course, I couldn’t know that for certain until I came back to the bubble to sell the data I had collected. I was about 250 jumps out from Phillips Terminal, but I’ve still not been further than 5kly from human space. It took me quite a while to make it back, even with the 35ly jump range of the Temerity. But, when I got back and sold the millions of credits of data I had collected, much of it was confirmed by Universal Cartographics as first discovered by me!
And no sooner had I cracked myself a beer to celebrate and rest on my newfound laurels than I got a ping from my console. I had received a notification from the Pilot’s Federation that I had been promoted the the rank of Elite Explorer!
Not only that, but I was given a permit for and an invitation to the Founder’s World, Shinrarta Dezhra! I’m sitting here, typing this in my berth at Jameson Memorial. I can barely believe it. It’s been such a long journey, quite literally. Once I finish this bottle of champagne that I’ve been saving for the occasion, I’m going to go see if the Pilot’s Federation Elite rank discount is everything I’ve heard it is.