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Into the breach, once more!

War targets were all docked up, logged off and we were secure in the fact that they were spending their $15/mo to spin ships. Now what to do. There was nothing to shoot and my crew had already begun shooting each other out of boredom. We were flying with TRAPS in this war. I don't remember if it was to help 'em out or leech off of their popularity or both, I didn't set up the deal, I'm just the point-and-shoot guy in this scenario. Regardless of the scenario, I love flying with TRAPS. Fantastic pilots. A couple of them were in our gang for the moment.

What does one do when one has nothing to shoot? Grab some expendable ships and start heading towards CVA space, of course! With a rifter, arazu, thorax, huginn, sacrilege, caracal and a last-minute ares, we began our trek into lowsec.


We hit Mamet and fanned out, scanning the nearby systems. I hopped into Houshoun and had some promising looking targets, but it always does - mostly macro haulers that CVA protects (yeah - they call US pirates?), a few drakes that were sitting on station. Nothing in the belts.

"Ziriert clear."
"Mamet clear."
"Valmu clear."
"Misaba clear."

"Houshoun clear." I chimed in. The night was beginning to look like a bust.

"Hold on - I've got a typhoon on scan. Rephirib. Looks like he's at a planet." Laryk said over the comm. "Everyone on the Rephirib gate in Mamet. Hang there while I get a bead on this guy."

We all scrambled to the gate in anticipation of fresh blood for the evening.

"Target is... uhh... no longer on scan." Came the intensely awaited reply from Laryk. Wait what? You don't just lose a phoon! Not when we're all ready to go!

Suddenly, we all watch as the jump gate begins to glow with vibrant colors of blue.

"We've got activation." Cogni Dizz announced over comms. We all awaited expectantly on the gate, ready to see what this typhoon would do. After a few seconds of intense waiting the deimos uncloaked. Wait...? A deimos? That's not a typhoon. I don't think it's a typhoon. Is it? I think it's time that Laryk went back to scanning school to let that get by him.

The deimos circled around, eying our gang and seeing what we were up to. Before I even had a chance tell everyone to wait and see what this guy did, one of the TRAPS boys, Zarlic, felt the compulsory need to unleash on the deimos in his sacrilege, shattering the relative quiet. What the hell? Why would you engage a friggin deimos, a ship known for spewing hateful amounts of damage, while taking gate guns? As it turns out, Zarlic is clinically insane, as he has proven time and again in our flights with him.

The rest of us watched idly as we were all in mostly frail ships that were highly susceptible to gate guns. The fight was getting really close - both ships were deep into armor, neck and neck. Well ya know what? To hell with the gate guns. Me in my thorax and Cogni in his carc began laying into the deimos. We were instantly the target of sentry fire, but we somehow managed to hold it together for the very brief duration that we were in the fight. Zarlic had entered structure, but so had the deimos. Apparently our last-minute salvo was enough to push the balance. The deimos disappeared in a bright orange flash, and we all had one of those tense moments where we all waited for Zarlic to align and warp out, but we new he was doomed to the sentry fire. The kind of moment that is all of 6 seconds, but feels like minutes. At last, to everyone's disbelief, he managed to get his ship out with about 20% hull. Me and Cogni managed to pull our ships out before we got too deep into our tanks.

The moral here kids is that if you're going to be clinically insane, at least be good at it.

2009.03.30 02:29

Victim: Boluti
Corp: The Triangle
Alliance: Veneratio Venator Alliance
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Deimos
System: Mamet
Security: 0.1
Damage Taken: 6679

Involved parties:

Name: Zarlic (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.4
Corp: The Really Awesome Players
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Sacrilege
Weapon: Hellfire Rage Assault Missile
Damage Done: 5062

Name: Syringe
Security: 0.4
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Thorax
Weapon: Warp Scrambler II
Damage Done: 1233

Name: Cogni Dizz
Security: -0.1
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Caracal
Weapon: Caldari Navy Scourge Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 384

Destroyed items:

Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 134
Stasis Webifier I
Void M, Qty: 2000 (Cargo)
Xray M (Cargo)
Warp Scrambler I, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Nanite Repair Paste, Qty: 20 (Cargo)
Lead Charge M, Qty: 600 (Cargo)
Cap Booster 100, Qty: 10 (Cargo)
Capacitor Control Circuit I
Ancillary Current Router I

Dropped items:

5W Infectious Power System Malfunction
Heavy Neutron Blaster II
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 202
J5 Prototype Warp Disruptor I
Y-T8 Overcharged Hydrocarbon I Microwarpdrive
Medium Armor Repairer II
Damage Control II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Armor Explosive Hardener II
Heavy Pulse Laser I (Cargo)
Federation Navy Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 560 (Cargo)
Medium Energy Transfer Array I (Cargo)
Magnetic Plating I (Cargo)
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 1459 (Cargo)
Voltaic Nanite Regenerative Membrane I (Cargo)
ECCM - Radar I (Cargo)
Medium 'Knave' I Energy Drain (Cargo)
Radio M (Cargo)
Monopropellant I Hydrazine Boosters (Cargo)
1MN Afterburner I (Cargo)

As my comrades had finished collecting up the loot, an interesting thing happened. That typhoon that Laryk lost became found again. Right on top of the gate. How he got in system, I have no clue, cause he didn't come through the gate we were on. Most of us had warped off after the fight due to Global countdowns, dropping loot off at station, or just because, leaving poor defenseless Jeron Kahyar to fend for himself in a rifter (any EVE-pirate reader should know that rifters are very rarely defenseless).

The typhoon engaged. No, really - he engaged. Jeron had him tackled in short order and was letting the gate guns tear him up. He would've done well enough without any backup, but of course the remainder of the fleet showed up to help the kill along a bit. Well, those of us without countdowns.

His armor was going down and it wouldn't be too long before we had this guy. About halfway through, the deimos pilot re-appears on the gate in a Hyperion. What the crap? We're just a little cruiser gank squad hoping to catch a few ratters or miners in the belt or something. We're not set up for all this nonsense. But ya know, what the hell? Those of us not in cheap throwaway ships were in cloaky or escapey ships, so the fight rages on!

As expected, the hyperion hit - well - no one, and the phoon was going down fast. The phoon was in structure and Zarlic had had enough time to repair the armor on his sacrilege. While he still had a counter, this apparently didn't phase him as he began ripping into the Hyperion. BOOM! Typhoon down.

2009.03.30 02:35

Victim: DevowedSadist
Corp: The Triangle
Alliance: Veneratio Venator Alliance
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Typhoon
System: Mamet
Security: 0.1
Damage Taken: 28693

Involved parties:

Name: Amarr Sentry Gun / Amarr Navy
Damage Done: 13786

Name: Jeron kahyar
Security: 2.6
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Stasis Webifier I
Damage Done: 5561

Name: Gabriel LeCroix
Security: 1.7
Corp: The Really Awesome Players
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Arazu
Weapon: Hammerhead II
Damage Done: 5287

Name: Syringe
Security: 0.4
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Thorax
Weapon: Thorax
Damage Done: 2317

Name: Laryk
Security: 2.6
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Huginn
Weapon: Caldari Navy Thunderbolt Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 930

Name: Cogni Dizz (laid the final blow)
Security: -0.1
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Caracal
Weapon: Caldari Navy Scourge Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 812

Name: Pyro2000
Security: 2.1
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Ares
Weapon: Warp Disruptor II
Damage Done: 0

Destroyed items:

Bane Javelin Torpedo
Bane Javelin Torpedo
Bane Javelin Torpedo
Barrage L, Qty: 76
Dual 650mm Repeating Artillery II
Dual 650mm Repeating Artillery II
Dual 650mm Repeating Artillery II
Siege Missile Launcher II
Siege Missile Launcher II
Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo, Qty: 20
100MN MicroWarpdrive II
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
Reactor Control Unit II
Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Bane Javelin Torpedo, Qty: 58 (Cargo)
ECCM - Ladar II (Cargo)
Barrage L, Qty: 1280 (Cargo)
Depleted Uranium L, Qty: 804 (Cargo)
Inferno Torpedo, Qty: 322 (Cargo)
Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo, Qty: 85 (Cargo)
Phased Plasma L, Qty: 600 (Cargo)
Bane Rage Torpedo, Qty: 286 (Cargo)
Cap Booster 800 (Cargo)
Auxiliary Nano Pump I
Nanobot Accelerator I
Rocket Fuel Cache Partition I
Valkyrie II (Drone Bay)

Dropped items:

Siege Missile Launcher II
Siege Missile Launcher II
Dual 650mm Repeating Artillery II
Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo
Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo
Caldari Navy Inferno Torpedo
Barrage L, Qty: 65
Target Painter II
Medium Capacitor Booster II
Large Armor Repairer II
Co-Processor II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Reactive Plating II
EMP L, Qty: 2637 (Cargo)
Mjolnir Rage Torpedo, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Cap Booster 800, Qty: 4 (Cargo)
Bane Javelin Torpedo, Qty: 142 (Cargo)

The hyperion took a while to go down, but steadily we were winning. For some reason unknown to us, he maintained his firing. Best guess, he figured that if he would have de-agressed, we would have sent our ceptor to the other side of the gate anyway, which is true. BOOM! Hyperion Sploder.

2009.03.30 02:38

Victim: Boluti
Corp: The Triangle
Alliance: Veneratio Venator Alliance
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Hyperion
System: Mamet
Security: 0.1
Damage Taken: 44911

Involved parties:

Name: Zarlic (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.4
Corp: The Really Awesome Players
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Sacrilege
Weapon: Heavy Assault Missile Launcher II
Damage Done: 14744

Name: Gabriel LeCroix
Security: 1.7
Corp: The Really Awesome Players
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Arazu
Weapon: Hammerhead II
Damage Done: 10477

Name: Laryk
Security: 2.6
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Huginn
Weapon: Caldari Navy Thunderbolt Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 10244

Name: Amarr Sentry Gun / Amarr Navy
Damage Done: 5089

Name: Jeron kahyar
Security: 2.6
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Gremlin Rage Rocket
Damage Done: 4357

Name: Pyro2000
Security: 2.1
Corp: Oedipus Complex
Alliance: None
Faction: NONE
Ship: Ares
Weapon: Warp Disruptor II
Damage Done: 0

Destroyed items:

Antimatter Charge L, Qty: 824
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
J5 Prototype Warp Disruptor I
Quad LiF Fueled I Booster Rockets
Cap Recharger II
Heavy Tapered Capacitor Infusion I
Cap Booster 800
Cap Booster 800
Large Armor Repairer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Antimatter Charge L, Qty: 3081 (Cargo)
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Lead Charge L, Qty: 1213 (Cargo)
Nanite Repair Paste, Qty: 20 (Cargo)
Thorium Charge L, Qty: 1289 (Cargo)
Nanobot Accelerator I
Capacitor Control Circuit I
Ancillary Current Router I

Dropped items:

Antimatter Charge L, Qty: 289
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Modal Mega Electron Particle Accelerator I
Fleeting Propulsion Inhibitor I
Magnetic Field Stabilizer II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Damage Control II
Large Armor Repairer II
Cap Booster 150, Qty: 5 (Cargo)
Cap Booster 800, Qty: 3 (Cargo)

This was a good fight had by everyone and exultations were shared in local. Again, everyone went to shed their aggression timers and drop loot off at the station. Apparently though, our friend Boluti wasn't done. I can't explain why Jeron was the only one on the gate again - there were enough of us there that he should've had SOME kind of backup - but there he was defenseless in his defenseless rifter. Boluti showed up in a THANATOS!!!! ON THE GATE!!! For a pack of cruisers?!?! I'm not a carrier pilot, nor do I claim to know a whole lot about carriers, but aren't solo carriers on gates in lowsec a no, no? Various members of The Triangle were filtering in at this point, a drake, a somethinsomethin, a whatever. Didn't really matter at this point, we weren't foolish enough to engage 'em.

Ok, ok - I'm a liar. We were. The thanatos dropped an armada of Hobgoblin IIs. Death for a rifter - Jeron aligned to warp out. I don't know how Boluti expected to get a lock on Jeron, but apparently there was a plan here. Right up until he SMARTBOMBED the crap out of all of his drones!!! First wave of hobs completely demolished. As if that wasn't enough, he dropped another wave of hobs and did it again!!! Apparently this guy had money to burn. Over and over, wave after wave of poor little hobs. What's this? Ogre IIs? He was blowing up his own Ogre IIs as well - this guy just didn't give a damn! Who am I to tell him where his money is best spent?

Finally he managed to get a lock on Jeron. Uh oh. Out come the fighters. "Wait," you say. "Fighters for a rifter?" Oh, yes. Apparently, this was serious business. Jeron, being a ways out at this point, accepted the challenge. The fighters made their way over to him, and naturally, not a damn one could hit him. He began the task of scrambling and popping the fighters. Cogni joined him from a distance to provide some long range support with his caracal, and Pyro2000 used the scram on his ares to hold down whatever Jeron wasn't shooting. Right in front of their whole corp (and whatever they managed to drag in from Mamet Patrol).

Eventually they caught on. The corpies, that is. Who began their pursuit of Jeron, about 100km from the gate. So Jeron warped to a belt, then a safespot. The fighters followed. I can't imagine why Boluti didn't recall said drones and be done with it, but again, I'm not here to tell people how to spend their iskies. Jeron, Pyro2000, and Cogni continued scramming and popping fighters. I jumped in and did my bit, but they were mostly done by the time I got there.

Ten fighters in all bit it, roughly 200m worth of damage. Probably another 50m - 100m worth of isk in smartbombed Hobs and Ogres drones. A deimos, hyperion, and typhoon. No losses to our meager gang. THIS is what EVE was made for.

As we made our way out of the system, there was a few words exchanged in local culminating in something to the effect of the carrier pilot saying he had oodles of money and has spare drones in station. I don't think anyone from our side cared.

We all ended up leaving CVA space, content with our swath of destruction, and pursued other interests for the evening.

Upon logging in the next day, we discovered to our delight that the diplomat the Veneratio Venator Alliance had sent Laryk a mail:

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2009.03.30 13:35
This is a formal request to take care of the issue that a few of your corp members shot down a alliance member of mine in low sec, near Prov. space. Char names are Boluti and DevowedSadist

Theyre KMs have been sent to CVA for consideration for your corp to be KOS in Prov space. This is a formal letter to resalve this issue before further action is taken.

Please Eve mail me back for further info on repayment for the lost of ship and equipment if you care to take care of this problem before anything else happens.

Thanks for your time, and if you care not to resalve this peacefully, then happy hunting ;-)

Mr Sinaster
Ex. Vice President (RPLG)
Diplo (VVA)
Senior FC (VVA)
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What is it with these CVA pets and their formal requests? If readers recall from my last episode, we've been set to red for a while, so this is nothing new to us. We've changed corps from Morphine Inc. to Oedipus Complex since then, so I understand if there has been some confusion, but I'm not entirely sure why they would want us to "resalve" this issue. As a side note - if you are the Ex Vice President of something, does that mean former Vice President or the "Executive" Vice President? In the case of the latter aren't Vice Presidents inherently executives? Do you have Non-executive VPs? What are they in charge of? Seems like a bit of chest beating to me, but I suppose so is bragging about one's exploits of "piracy" online. These are the things I think about when I read these mails.

Laryk responded to this mail in a rather harsh fashion:

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This is a formal response to your formal request, that is loaded with bullsh*t, lies, and pure f*cking comedy. Your guys deserved to die for being morons. They shot at my guy, on a gate, so my guys retaliated. I am sure, from your perch on your anti-pirate soapbox, you will think that there is no way your guys aggressed first. My guys were all in small ships, and the gate guns would have torn them a new asshole if they aggressed first.

Anyways, that was far too much typing for your pitiful request. Please consider this an official request to kiss my ass. I am glad you sent CVA the killmails, I hope they found them as amusing as I did.

You know what else I find Amusing?
http://www.eve-pirate.com/index.php?/archives/1027-To-intel-or-not-to-intel....html
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Whoa. I think someone had a little too much coffee this morning. Way to plug my story though. This went a bit further than I would have, but I suppose that since he's as close as we have to a CEO right now, he can do whatever the hell he wants. Also, I think that when we engaged the deimos that pretty much qualified us as the aggressor in that scenario. I don't know if this response is a sentiment that I can get behind, but next time I'm interested in being the frontrunner for diplomacy in our corp, I'll be the CEO - no thanks.

To Boluti, DevowedSadist and Mr Sinaster, the boys from TRAPS, Laryk, and the rest of my OECO boys - I raise my pint in salute to all. Thank you for another fine evening of mischief and destruction.

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Markhan Masobi on :

Good story, well written

feminator on :

Ha ha ha. Fun story!

Bodyc on :

Onload of page my antivirus put alert, check pls.

Not-Laryk on :

This Laryk Fella sounds like a real nice guy.

Nicely written Syringe. Much better than I could have done.

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