Title: Doctor Vertti, I presume? Timeframe: Saga OT, round 0 BBY Synopsis: Doctor Nanda Vertti of University of Sanbra have not reported back for some time so the university decided to send an expedition to find her. Something that expedition leader, Professor Amidala Kun, find is a lot harder to do than to say. Notes: Nanda Vertti belongs to @Raissa Baiard and the Blue Bloods is @Anedon Parts Part 1 - see below Part 2 Part 3 -x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x- Part 1 There was a lot of work involving creating an official University of Sanbra expedition to locate one of their staff-in-the-field who had not reported back for some time. So much work that Professor Amidala Kun was thinking that next time would she simply make it an unofficial expedition and just hire somebody who know the way and had a good enough ship. An official expedition demanded some requirement regarding quality and internal space on the ship/s they would use, on the people hired to crew the ship/s and the person guiding them to the planet Giaca in the Wild Space, the last known location of Doctor Nanda Vertti. All those things cost money, more money than the ornithological division of the zoological department had available, so that meant getting some sponsors and people from other divisions and departments that would be willing to spend money to travel to Giaca. The first to bite was the Cartographic Department, represented by Doctor Bioulf Starstrider, then they were able to interest the Zoological Department’s own Professor Juuus in joining with mentions of large, dangerous fauna and the mention of tribal natives hunting the fauna made her use her Doctor’s chair in the Ethnographic Department to pull some people and money from there. Some feelers into the wider scholastic sphere made the Necrotic Library of Dahrtag, and the Poison Weapon Study Club of Epsi Nadir send some founding to the expedition and people to participate; they were also able to get a grant from Mrlsst Trade and Science Academy. Expedition member Hon-Erika Svartengrip was also able to use her family contacts to get two escort ships from the Honourable and Noble Blue Bloods Free Company to serve as their protectors during the journey for just the fuel and food expenses; thereby saving them lots of time in finding a good escort or a ship that could defend itself to the standard an official expedition outside Imperial Space demanded and having to pay full for it. With escort established they had a wider range of ships to choose from and thankfully one suiting their need and was in good condition and had a crew was easily available. Now they had all they needed (ignoring easily available stuff that they could buy while preparing, like food and hygiene articles) but a respectable guide that could guide them to Giaca. Thankfully the Cartographic Department had contacts among that kind of people.