This matches my vision of "The Imperium". No joking.Egil Skallagrimsson wrote:You're joking, right?Jeraa wrote:The Imperium itself isn't likely to care at all (a single ship is beneath its notice and isn't worth the time, unless the ship actually belonged to the Imperium, such as a warship or scout vessel). The law enforcement on a single world might get involved, but its likely their jurisdiction ends once you leave the system. They may hire a bounty hunter, but once you leave that system the local law enforcement is most likely helpless to do anything. Should you ever go back there, though...Stolen obviously has the tie that you will have police chasing after the ship(you don't steal multi million ship without police getting interested).
What law enforcement does "The Imperium" have? Are they going to send Navy vessels after someone who skips on a 200T freighter? Beyond sending out a "keep an eye out for this vessel" notice Id like to here what people think might be done by Imperium authorities.
I agree and disagree.Egil Skallagrimsson wrote:Stealing millions of credits worth of ship will lead to a long pursuit, once you take it out of the first system the message will quickly spread along the x-boat routes that the stolen ship is to be stopped and held whereever found.
While ships are expensive, so is the crew salaries, fuel, and other costs of a long pursuit.
Lenders capable of financing ships and large insurance companies would be used to these issues. In my view, Imperial and local authorities (local authorities within numerous parsecs) would be notified but not relied upon for much more than the late on payment but not trying to steel the ship types. The large corps with interest in the ship would likely take care of this with personal resources. Put out their own notices for bounty hunters to follow up on or possibly hire bounty hunters themselves. I think Bounty hunters wouldn't "chase after" a ship without intel that makes them believe there is a very good chance the ship will be somewhere when they get there (maybe its in for repairs or there is only one black market in the subsector for selling ships). In my opinion, bounty hunters would mostly just check all the latest wanted bulletins and keep an eye out in their system. Perhaps local officials may try to cash in by assigning ships to hang out at a likely location that people staying "off the beaten path" might take (like a gas giant refueling stop) checking each ship.
I've postulated that ships would be imbeded with security which would prevent it's operation if codes, provided when payments are made, are not inputted. Yes, of course there are still ways around this but security just needs to be timely and/or costly to circumvent and/or make it obvious (disabled transponder) that something is "off".