August 7 2117
Sumo and crew dock at the space colony Detrick’s large drydock facility to undergo scheduled maintenance and replenishing of supplies and fuel. While on the station some of the crew are invited to a meeting with the federal police who thank them for their cooperation and update them on the murder case, saying they are on the trail of a criminal gang and that the murder was a deal gone wrong between two gangs. A reporter attempted to contact Captain Ron after the meeting but the good captain did not have any time for reporter nonsense.
August 8th 2117
While the Sumo is docked a thief who managed to infiltrate the high security dock sneaked aboard and downloaded the ships logs related to their time at the Mormon’s asteroid mine. The thief did not make a clean get away though, as they were shot while escaping although still managed to evade security while injured. The crew of the Sumo managed to use this shameful security breach to get a heavy discount on their repairs in exchange for singing away the rights to make the incident public or leave a poor review of the station.
Thinking the reporter might have been involved in the data theft, the crew decide to contact him but they quickly get the impression he had nothing to do with it, specially since he is based out of Kansas City and seemed to be a legitimate “citizen journalist” named Franklin Garza. Franklin informed the crew that on the same say the incident on the Mormon’s mine happened, 2 other mining colonies in the area suffered disasters with one being melted by its own mirrors due to a computer malfunction and the other being boarded and all its computers being wiped or physically removed.
August 9th 2117
The Sumo leaves Detrick colony and head to the Damlex company’s food production and research station to start on a long term contract to do a large amount of backlogged upkeep for the family owned station. The work goes by smoothly and the ship’s crew enjoys a constant supply of free luxury food items after befriending the station’s crew.