Aidoann stepped through the airlock to Starbase 118 and paused, awed by the massive interior of the space station. She had thought Earth Spacedock was huge, but this dwarfed that station. The open space, green plants, and natural-seeming lighting made her feel as if she had stepped out into a city on Earth rather than onto a space station. Jostled by another of the disembarking cadets snapped her out of her reverie and started her moving again. Momentarily flustered, she mumbled apologies and kept moving forward, fishing for her ID as she approached the security gate. She proffered her ID card to the Bolian woman at the gate and smiled. Cheerfully, the Bolian scanned her card and after looking at a screen for a moment said, “Here for your Cadet Cruise, eh? Oh, and it looks like you have a few days, make sure to see the sights. ” entering a few items into the system she added, “Oh, if you stop by Twilight’s Edge, make sure to tell them Krell sent you. They’ll give you a free tart!” Aidoann smiled politely, thanked her and proceeded forward, out into the station proper. Free of the hustle and bustle of dismemberment she took a deep breath and paused, setting down her carry-all and looked around the vast chamber to get her bearings and consider her next move. She hated tight crowds and was happy to finally be out in the open. Catching her reflection in the mirror-like surface of a support pillar, she looked herself over, straightening her uniform and hair. Aidoann was an attractive young woman, somewhat shorter than the average human female, and with a slender and athletic build. Some would call it a swimmers build and they would be quite correct since she was an expert swimmer and diver. She had a smooth olive complexion, large dark eyes and a delicate, slightly upturned, nose. Her long, dark tresses were currently worn up in accordance to regulations. Making a final adjustment to her uniform she and grabbing her carry-all she set off at a brisk pace. She had three days to explore the station before her simulated cadet cruise began and she wanted to see as much of it as possible – starting with the Dungeon. She had always had a taste for the darker side of life and she had heard rumors. But first she wanted to stop by the “French Quarter” and check into the B&B where she had a room reserved. She could have stayed in the quarters assigned to her by Starfleet, but she was technically on leave for the next three days and she didn’t want to have to share a bunk with another student if she didn’t have to. She would have enough of that once she was assigned to a ship. She smiled and winked at a handsome young cadet who tried to get her attention, but didn’t break her pace. He would just have to find her later... she was off on an adventure!