This is a mission guide covering the storyline mission Search and Rescue. Storyline missions carry a significant impact on faction standings through completion, and are only accessible through offers that are sent to you through your mail box after completing a certain amount of basic missions for a particular faction. After having done a nice handful of missions for Caldari Navy, I was contacted by Vessolen Huunakailen, a special story line mission agent located at Niyabainen IX – Moon 21 – Hyasyoda Corporation Mining Outpost.
The mission offered, is titled ‘Search and Rescue’ and comes with the following speech; “We have a bit of a problem, Jesse Jakson. A number of important shareholders were aboard a transport vessel in the Perimeter system when their ship was attacked and incapacitated by Guristas raiders. We need you to fly out there, secure the area, recover the VIPs, and bring them back safely here. Can you handle that, Jesse Jakson?” The words in bold are subject to change based on the system performed in, and the character name.
The faction that will be faced in this deadspace encounter mission is the Guristas Pirates, meaning you should protect against kinetic damage while focusing on dealing kinetic damage as well. There is a jamming capable vessel in this mission, however counter jamming can be easily passed up in exchange for quickly pouncing on the lone jammer. The primary objectives of this mission will be to retrieve five units of VIPs (15.0 m3) and bring them back to my agent. The rewards offered are 50,000 credits, with an additional 51,000 credits if I can complete the mission within 2 hours and 36 minutes.
I hit accept mission so it’s time to get underway with Search and Rescue. Warping to the encounter lands me in an asteroid field of small size with several Guristas frigates patrolling the area around a Disabled Badger, the ship which I am required to rescue the VIPs from. This mission presents me with a slew of weaker frigates to plow through, consisting in the end of 3 Pithi Imputors, 3 Pithi Infiltrator, 4 Pithi Invader, 2 Pithi Saboteur, 1 Pithi Despoiler and 9 Pithi Arrogators, totaling 22 frigates downed over the course of the mission. Leaving a large debris field in my wake, I make my way to the Disabled Badger, putting the VIPs in my cargo hold, marking the objective for this mission completed. I scoop up whatever loot I can before heading back to perimeter and turning in this mission to Vessolen Huunakailen in return for my Isk reward, along with a significant standings boost. This completes the mission guide for Search and Rescue (level 1).
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