TC is on hold until I figure this out.
Alright... I want to take advantage (and heavily rely on) Nova's branching storylines... so here's a mission that's integral to the future development.
As a young UROS military draftee, you're one of the lucky ones- you get to be a pilot in the most powerful space navy in human history.
You are flying your UROS interceptor, and finally are getting to see real combat after doing message deliveries for what seems like an eternity.
This is your third time going after a rogue "pirate" trader, and so far most have simply paid their taxes. It's more fun when they don't and you get to show off the power of your awesome ship.
(shame none live to tell about it.)
On a seemingly normal mission, you're sent to a fringe planet in northern UROS space to deal with another "pirate".
Upon entering, you notice several derelict vessels. Apparently a comet just passed through the system, damaging most of the ships in system beyond repair, and knocking out communications with the planet below.
You quickly find your target however- the S.S. Houndstooth.
It seems to be functional but before you can open communications with you, it contacts YOU.
Okay, that's the basics of the mission descs for the mission if anyone is interested
I'm wanting you to recieve the mission to destroy the ship, but when you get there and open hail it offers YOU a choice instead of the other way around.
The captain basically begs for his life, and mentions that his cargo holds are full of cargo, but he has no cash to give you.
His hyperdrive engine is also broken, and doesn't have the money to get it repaired on the planet below.
He wants you to repair his ship and escort him to the next planet, where he will gladly pay you.
I was tried making the mission a "locate ship" mission and let the mission be offered by him but for some reason it doesn't want to work.