It was with some excitement and worry when I arrived at the Croleur station. As I undocked, I made sure that I had all the items that I needed to kick off the research into a Kronos blue print. The R&D staff were very helpful and assisted my transfer of the items into the appropriate location. I checked and confirmed the following:
x1 3-run Megathron BPC,
x1 Stolen Formulas,
x35 Galletean Starship Engineering Datacores,
x35 Mechanical Engineering Datacores,
x1 Bucket of luck,
I entered them all into the drop down menus, all were correctly populated except the 'base item' - for a job like this should I have included a base item?
A final check and then, I hit the enter button. The station computer took a few seconds to check and digest the information and then it proceed to unpack the datacores and proceed with the work. I have no idea how the process works: for all I know they might have an army of slaved brains or hamsters or something working away but I was quickly informed that the results of the invention would be available in three-days time.
With a flutter in my stomach, I sat back and thought about the riches I could pull in if the kronos BPC was invented. I had did everything right: getting the stolen formulas had cost me a arm and a leg but I wanted to ensure maximum chances of success. However, the ultimate result is down to fate. So all I could do was to sit back and wait.
I also grabbed a few more items and since I was at Croleur, I wanted to take on the excellent facilities there and gathered the necessary items to invent a CLAW and a CROW blue print. Two deadly interceptors. At this moment in time, am just curious about the process. I have no idea if the claw-class and crow-class interceptors can sell once manufactured. I don't even know the base price of them!
Ah, the fun of R & D and manufacture.
Anyway, I will report back in three to four days.