Due to my incredibly sporadic schedule I missed the corporate capital convoys to our new 0.0 home in Etherium Reach region. I got myself to the low sec staging area last week but was too busy to log in on the weekend when everyone else made the trip.
So for the past couple days I've been trying to get myself up there safely. First time taking the Ninveah to 0.0 and I'd hate for it to end up in a killmail.
Since no one was in the alliance was in the first jump point I decided to sneak Derranna in there with her covert ops Cheetah to act as eyes for me. I did that a few days ago but every time I tried to make the jump the 0.0 system has either had a red in it, potentially ready to signal his gang one jump out to come in and gank a lone carrier outside POS shields, or the low sec staging system has had more reds than blues in it and the station I was in had a questionable undock ramp that could eject my carrier out of docking range before I can turn it around leaving it potentially vulnerable to a Heavy Interdictor. In other words, it carried risk coming or going.
Finally this morning the first jump system was clear and the low sec staging system had only two reds in it so I felt secure enough to undock and make the jump. HELLLLLLLLO 0.0! I secured the carrier and sent Derranna on to the next jump point to scout me there. It was 18 jumps through null sec space and all quiet except one system where there was only two gates and both had sucker bubbles on them with a Broadsword and Sacrilege hostile guarding them. My Covert Ops ship was uncloaked on the outgoing gate but I was agile enough and reacted fast enough to turn around and warp to safety. Then I warped to a nearby object and approached the gate at a right angle to avoid the bubble. All in a day's work I suppose.
The second jump system was clear and the Ninveah made the passage to it easily enough. After that it was a quick jump bridge to the home system where I docked with a feeling of accomplishment. Yes, I made three uneventful jumps and I feel like I really accomplished something. So sue me.
Next step: actually see action!