Gomosabin Zerdanne is a level 1 COSMOS agent in null security Serpentis COSMOS and requires no standings. He gives one trade mission.
|Objective||Trade 20x Celadon Cytoserocin (200 m3)|
|Ship suggestion||blockade runner (haul), venture (mine locally), prospect (haul or mine locally)|
|Rewards||Standard Exile Booster BPC (10 run, ME 5, TE 2), Serpentis faction standings|
|I came here to investigate the Pegasus constellation, which has been reported to contain massive gas clouds full of material used in booster manufacturing. There have been a lot of rumors about it within Serpentis Inquest, and I thought I'd take a look for myself. Unfortunately, the number of rogue drones and outlaws here has me quite worried, so I dare not go looking for the clouds myself. Hence, I might have a job for you...
However, I suggest you refrain from accepting my task unless you have access to a gas cloud harvester module. Without that, you will just be wasting my time.
A Brief Guide to Booster Manufacturing Boosters are made by processing chemicals extracted from special gas clouds that can be found in certain deadspace areas in many regions. Some constellations, such as E-8CSQ, 09-4XW, 9HXQ-G, OK-FEM, Pegasus, Assilot, I-3ODK, and 760-9C, however, are rumored to have massive clouds of a scale not seen anywhere else. Finding these clouds requires the ability to conduct long-range scanning, for example via scan probes. Finding them is not always an easy task, though; it sometimes requires quite a bit of exploration.
The downside of searching for these clouds is the fact that they are generally located in dangerous pirate-infested space. Few if any of these clouds exist in civilized space, having been depleted long ago by the mega-corporations. Hence, searching for them can be quite risky and is not recommended for any but the most experienced combat pilots.
To extract the chemicals from the gas clouds, you need a gas cloud harvester module. You also need to find the correct type of gas cloud. Not all clouds have chemicals that the gas cloud harvester can extract, and therefore you might have to go through some trial and error at first before you get the hang of gas cloud harvesting.
Today, most boosters are very much illegal in civilized space, due to the horrible side-effects experienced by users during the Great Booster Craze many decades ago. Manufacturing them must therefore be done in lawless space, outside the spheres of power of the major civilized factions. Similarly, anyone caught smuggling illegal boosters into civilized space can face very steep penalties.
Manufacturing boosters can broken into a few phases. Phase 1 involves extracting the material from the gas cloud. Phase 2 requires a refinery structure with the appropriate service module to process the chemicals and create reactions. Phase 3 also requires a structure or station with the equipment for booster manufacturing to process the reaction and create the booster. This simple 3-step process will result in the creation of a fairly common booster. With additional work, the right blueprint, and a combination of several low-quality boosters, one can create higher-quality versions.
Simple trade mission where the agent requests some cyteserocin and gives drug BPC as a reward. The gas can be mined locally if you have venture or prospect and core probes. Alternatively you can use a blockade runner or prospect to haul the gas from elsewhere. This mission can be completed once for each agent.