I understand more about this station now and it's amazing how well it's thriving given the circumstances. There are some things I think I can help with. It would be easier if I had some assistance, but I know only a couple of you are spacers and none of you chose to be here, so it doesn't matter if I end up doing it myself. Take it as a spacer needing to feel comfortable on a station this big. As far as I can tell you have no station captain, for good reasons, but you do have an administrative department?
problem thing is orientation. My plan, starting with your third wheel, is to number the levels and add directional markings and symbols at all major junctions. I won't paint over the markings in the other languages or anyone's strange art, but life is going to be easier here if we can find our way around outside of familiar areas. As this is going to be a big project, especially if I'm working alone, I may as well throw in a station survey. Excepting private quarters, obviously, and if you have a business you don't want to appear on the public listing, tell me. Again, not trying to make anyone's life difficult.
Second, how many of you can fly a ship? I don't mean L-space astrogation or fancy flying, I mean if there were a catastrophic system failure, how many of you could run an evacuation? You need a lot more than you think on a station this size, because relying on only a few people who can fly is going to get you into trouble if you have initial casualties. Nobody likes thinking about it, but you have to prepare for the worst out here, and I'd like to teach people the basics if they're willing. The more the better. It doesn't matter if you're completely unfamiliar with space shuttles - even if you're from Earth sometime before the Breakaway War and you've never been aboard one before - but you do need the ability to think clearly under pressure.
Third, I've heard that you have a very well-run infirmary, but what emergency provision do you have on the other wheels? This is a big station and you don't want to be miles off from help. At the very least you need emergency kits with wound patches and portable stasis generators and all that at regular intervals, signposted so that everyone here knows exactly where to go if they need it. Can the medical staff tell me if there's something like that already in place? If there is, I can put in the directional markings, and if not, we can work on it.
This is more of a personal question but have you established any - station protocol sounds much too formal, but what if you read the listings and you see a name you recognise well, but they don't know who you are? Is it too much to try to get in contact?
Lt. Tayrey, Astrogator, Tradelines Starship Prosperity
If that offer of a tour is still open, I'm free now!
Colonel Crawley told me that you were the person to talk to about repairing long range transmitters? It's not going to be as useful to me as I first thought, but I'd still like to try to help, if I can.