So.... I got caught up in the Ceos / Sothis runs this weekend.
A big "Thanks" to commander Diaguandri for talking me into building a Conda for it instead of using my Cutter. The increased jump range was much appreciated.
I had done Sothis runs 'back in the day', so I was eager to see if I still had friendy/allied rep with the locals. Sad to say that I was neutral with the current major faction. I grabbed missions to increase my rep, mostly fetching things from the store i.e. bubble. I made two runs to the store to get groceries, like beer, fish, polymers, semi-conductors, you know.... the usual stuff. Two full runs (20 missions per run) took me from neutral to friendly with the controlling faction. Oh yeah... they did give me a few good paying delivery missions along the way. I made about $18-20mil while boosting my rep.
Today I made one run with 5 stops, $25mil. Very peaceful with only one interdiction. Much less heat than I got when delivering all of the groceries to Ceos yesterday.
I've had enough of the long trips for now, but it was fun for a couple of days. Time to make the trek home and find a High-RES to kill things in.
Ceos / Sothis.... I may be back next weekend. Keep a large docking bay open for me.