Jack Dancer had heard about a special wormhole named Thera that has recently appeared. It was time to see what all the excitement was about.
I looked at Eve-Scout and found an entrance relatively close to Auner. So I headed there in a bare bones Stiletto and an empty clone. I figured that I would probably die jumping into a gate camp in Thera - so no need to carry any extra valuables. But I also was embolden by the new "free clone" rules - so even if this empty clone gets podded, it wouldn't cost me millions to replace it.
On the way there was one scary part - I had to pass through one high sec system. My security rating is -8.9 the last time I looked and that's not what high sec citizens consider acceptable. When I jumped in there was a warning from the police to leave. I did - via the gate at the far end of the system.
My Stiletto was equipped for fast alignment (under 2 seconds) - so theoretically I was pretty safe. It takes a second for someone to lock me and another for them to shoot and with under 2 seconds of align time I should be in warp by the end of that second second.
The trip was uneventful until I got to the system with the wormhole to Thera. It's low sec and had 11 other pilots. Plus about a dozen signatures to sort through. I tossed out probes and around the ninth signature (the fourth wormhole) I found the link to Thera. I bookmarked it and headed there. I landed and passed through the wormhole into the new space.
I expected to find ships on the other side. But fortunately, there were none. I bookmarked the entrance (never forget to do this!) and picked a station at random (of the 4 in system) to warp to at 100km. I had no bookmarks in the system (of course) so I dropped a couple enroute.
It was a long "enroute". Thera is a big place. A very big place. Setting up a deep safe more than 15k from anything will not be hard at all...
Eventually I got halfway to the target station. In an interceptor that travels at 8AU/s... Halfway...
Then, a while later, I arrived 100k away from the station. It was a madhouse. There were bright flashy ships everywhere! YOW! I saw enough in an instant to decide to look elsewhere. I headed back to one of my recently set up safe spots.
Then I chose another station and it turned out to be much quieter. Just one Algos floating a hundred km above it. I set up a perch and then landed at the station. First thing I did was change my medical clone home to this new quieter station. Looking at the map, the busy station is one of a pair that are close to each other - it wouldn't surprise me if one of them becomes the "Jita" of Theta.
So, now I have a clone in Theta. I'll need to get some ships, but with the various options for exits (there must have been 20+ signatures available and lots of them were probably wormholes) I should be able to get to a market sometime soon.
Postscript: When I discovered there was a route via Amo (one jump from Auner!) I headed back to Thera with a covert ops frigate loaded with boosters (thinking there might be a good market for illegal drugs there -the market didn't look that good though, so we'll see).
Then I went back to Auner in my pod and grabbed a firetail to have something with guns for personal protection in Thera. I jumped through the wormhole in Amo and landed in a warp bubble! YOW! With the stiletto I was flying earlier it would have been no problem (interceptors aren't affected by warp bubbles) - but the firetail had no such luxury. Fortunately, it wasn't a serious gatecamp - just a couple guys in small ships. So I burned back to the wormhole and headed back to Amo with just a few of crusty edges on my shields. I called it a night - happy to have two ships in Thera (one covert ops and one interceptor).