the smuggler’s bible


Eiko cuts the engines well outside the boundary so there won’t be any evidence of motive power as she coasts into the debris field, just in case there are any old targeting systems lying about somewhere. Navigation from then on is strictly by magnetics.

She lets the computer run a general survey, tightening up for specifics only after finding a cluster of ships all of a certain vintage. Then it’s serial numbers, some heavily extrapolated where the transponders have failed and hull scarring is too dense.

At the heart of things, floating like a swan, she finds the Stark Contrast.