===Routine Duty Exception Log 0001===
Received missive from hive world associate to engage in discussion. Party divulged notice of an employment opportunity in the Egarion Dominion. Speed of excavation for “Halo Artifacts” from local world deemed unacceptable by funding party.
Responsibility: Increase productivity of workforce by 100 percent.
Risk: Native hostiles / Halo Artefacts / Time requirement away from primary Endeavor.
Official Compensation: Monetary, faction standing,
Other Opportunities: Halo Artefact(s) for research
Objective (Primary): Procure Halo Artefact(s) for research and evaluation
Objective (Secondary): Increase excavation productivity for funding party.
Status: Awaiting coordinates / briefing of command crew.
Greeted cargo on the orlop deck. Unnecessary modification of static light spectra in progress – value of orlop deck increased by estimated 0.8 percent. Suggest hearing protection for crewman interfacing with commanding female. Guard contingent noticeably well armed and supplied – this will be brought to the attention of the ship’s officer core. Set data recorders to chart frequency and duration of bulkhead activations. Captain of the guard uncharacteristically friendly; approach with care.
While tuning the central gyrothyngawhizzer, Captain ordered applause. Compliance lead to no advancement of task; local machine spirits remained unaffected. Henceforth will re-analyze probabilities that Captain is knowledgeable in ship maintenance protocols.
Ship is prepared for departure. Ferrus experiences excitement at the prospect of an alien world.