Regarding the lost Britannian Ship. Okay I talked to GM Stethun this morning, gave him the rune, told him I had receipt, etc. , etc. Okay he could NOT replace my brit. , he could NOT locate my brit anywhere in game. So if a GM replaced you ship that's all well and good. As for the diluted EM Avalon, after testing it on some friends ships you can "joy ride" and play in the ship's hold. You can NOT dry dock it . So essentially you can not steal the new ships. Well, unless someone did some reverse engineering and came up with unscrupulous means to steal ships. I'm going stop there on that topic. However two of our best in game friends bought sis a new ship. So she's back in business terrorizing pirates. I hope this closes the door on the whole matter.