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You ransoming me???

Ok so there I am happily minding my own business as our little incursus gang chalks up another battlecruiser to the kill boards. I then receive a mail, ‘ooh what’s this? ‘I think.
‘Dear Equium
I demand 5m in compensation for the recent theft of one of our jet cans full of ore, and the destruction of one of our miners! If you don not, we will declare war on you!!

Cleared for publication by: Ander
S*****’

A quick announcement in corp chat reveals that barak is to blame. As congratulations and ‘well done's’ are exchanged between the men, I strike up a convo with s**.

Me> Hi
S**> Hey
Me> so what’s this compensation crap?
S**> Well pay now or we will war you.
Me> to late the vote is in, in 48H you will be hunted by us.
S**> :-)
Me> Standard ransom 150m
S**> :-)
Me> Well it’s just FYI.
S**> See you then...

Cheers go up in corp chat as they hear the news. Maybe we’ll be fighting a worthy opponent, since our last war targets showed up in cruisers and stuff a few mins before the fight and we’re never seen again :-)
47H later and I’m in 0.0 with ewaf ratting for sec gain, and a little extra cash. We score some good loot. Reports come in of heavy activity around our HQ with several station camps being set up. An emergency brief for the war is called. I take control of the gang, issue some ground rules, and start handing out roles. As they are camping, I send slap into the station to act scared, and order the tacklers to warp in and warp out of the camp. Minutes before the war goes live they pull out. Me morg, and ewaf are waiting on the other side of a gate ready to pounce. A tackler reports they have moved into another system. I order the tacklers to follow as me morg, slap and ewaf amass on our side of the gate.
During warp the tackler reports a rupture and begins to engage. They manage to take it down.

2007.08.02 21:33

Victim: e****
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K****

Destroyed: Rupture
System: P****
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: Avada Kadavra (laid the final blow)
Security: -0.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Vexor
Weapon: Hammerhead I

Name: BadSushi
Security: -1.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: J5b Phased Prototype Warp Inhibitor I


Destroyed items:

Torrent Assault Missile, Qty: 162
650mm Artillery Cannon I
Small 'Ghoul' Energy Siphon I
EMP M, Qty: 4
Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I, Qty: 2
X5 Prototype I Engine Enervator
Ballistic Control System I
EMP M, Qty: 1542 (Cargo)
Salvager I (Cargo)
Warrior I, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)

Unfortunately during the fight a hurricane warps in and takes down our heavy tackler.

2007.08.02 21:35

Victim: Avada Kadavra
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Destroyed: Vexor
System: P****
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: e********

Security: 0.3
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K********
Ship: Unknown
Weapon: Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I

Name: m*********(laid the final blow)
Security: 0.5
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K********
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: Thunderbolt Heavy Missile


Destroyed items:

Medium Nosferatu I
Light Neutron Blaster I, Qty: 4
Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 80
10MN Afterburner I
Warp Disruptor I
Small Armour Repairer I
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane I
1600mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I
Antimatter Charge S, Qty: 1680 (Cargo)
Hammerhead I, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
By then more tacklers have arrived and pinned down the ‘cane. HE goes down hard as both me slap and ewaf have arrived. Morg is unable to follow and camps the gate on the other side.

2007.08.02 21:35

Victim: m**********
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K********

Destroyed: Hurricane
System: P********
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: Slapdash
Security: -0.5
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Tempest
Weapon: Tempest

Name: Ewaffles
Security: -2.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rupture
Weapon: Hammerhead I

Name: BadSushi (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: 200mm Auto Cannon II

Name: Equium Duo
Security: -1.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon I

Name: Cassius Grey
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Stasis Webifier I

Name: Rasta420
Security: -0.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Incursus
Weapon: Incursus

Name: Avada Kadavra
Security: -0.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Capsule
Weapon: Hammerhead I

Name: Blunt DaWn
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Standard Missile Launcher I


Destroyed items:

220mm Medium 'Scout' Autocannon I
Phased Plasma M, Qty: 212
Thunderbolt Heavy Missile, Qty: 75
XR-3200 Heavy Missile Bay, Qty: 2
Cap Recharger II, Qty: 2
Stasis Webifier I
Medium Armor Repairer II
'Refuge' Adaptive Nano Plating I
Phased Plasma M, Qty: 2281 (Cargo)
EMP M, Qty: 1063 (Cargo)
Sabretooth Light Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Thunderbolt Heavy Missile, Qty: 885 (Cargo)
Caldari Navy Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)

As this guy is aflame, another cane arrives. My little tackle group does wonderfully and has him pinned down by the time me and slap have him locked. He follows the other guy and dies even quicker.

2007.08.02 21:37

Victim: K********
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K********
Destroyed: Hurricane
System: P****
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: Slapdash
Security: -0.5
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Tempest
Weapon: Tempest

Name: Equium Duo (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon I

Name: Ewaffles
Security: -2.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rupture
Weapon: Dual 180mm Carbine Repeating Cannon I

Name: Rasta420
Security: -0.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Incursus
Weapon: Light Electron Blaster I

Name: Cassius Grey
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Rifter

Name: Blunt DaWn
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Rifter


Destroyed items:

280mm Howitzer Artillery I, Qty: 2
720mm Prototype I Siege Cannon
Nuclear S, Qty: 14
Nuclear M, Qty: 14
Sabretooth Light Missile, Qty: 63
Piranha Light Missile, Qty: 63
Warp Disruptor I
Warded Ladar Backup Cluster I
Overdrive Injector System I
Nuclear M, Qty: 541 (Cargo)
Hornet I (Drone Bay)

Thus ending that little sortie, Avada is reimbursed for his loss to get him on the field quicker; all loot is collected and returned to base. I give a quick de-brief and advise the tacklers to watch their ships a little and introduce a new rule that they are to save their ship unless otherwise ordered.
Ewaf and a few others are back on the case scouting out systems and we are informed of two hostiles in the adjacent system. We all pile in and scout around. Luckily the first planet I choose to scan from has two WT’s sat there in a maelstrom and a celestis. I quickly lock both and get close to the maelstrom to try and negate the effects of the likely damps the celestis is carrying. Ewaf and blunt drop out of warp and I inform them to take out the celestis. Unfortunately I fail to call for a scram on the mael, and it escapes. For spite I kill the celestis double time.

2007.08.02 21:59

Victim: s******
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K********
Destroyed: Celestis
System: L********
Security: 0.9

Involved parties:

Name: Equium Duo
Security: -1.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: Hurricane

Name: Slapdash
Security: -0.5
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Tempest
Weapon: Tempest

Name: Cassius Grey (laid the final blow)
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: 150mm Light AutoCannon I

Name: Ewaffles
Security: -2.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rupture
Weapon: 'Arbalest' Assault Missile Launcher

Name: Blunt DaWn
Security: 0.0
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Standard Missile Launcher I


Destroyed items:

425mm Medium Carbine Repeating Cannon I
250mm Railgun I
Thorium Charge M, Qty: 22
Flameburst Light Missile, Qty: 59
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 59
'Arbalest' Assault Missile Launcher
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Medium C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
Phased Muon ECCM Caster I
Parallel Weapon Navigation Transmitter
Counterbalanced Weapon Mounts I
Ballistic Control System I
Cap Booster 200, Qty: 16 (Cargo)
Piranha Light Missile, Qty: 402 (Cargo)
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 1739 (Cargo)
Flameburst Light Missile, Qty: 166 (Cargo)
Warrior I (Drone Bay)

That has to be the worst celestis fit ever!!! We all have a good laugh. Back to business, we fail to locate the mael pilot and we don’t see him for the rest of the night.
Certain members of my corp amuse themselves by killing local thieves. How ironic.

2007.08.02 22:02

Victim: c****

Alliance: NONE
Corp: Republic Military School
Destroyed: Slasher
System: O******
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: BadSushi (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: 200mm AutoCannon II


Destroyed items:

Rocket Launcher I
Fleeting Warp Scrambler I (Cargo)
Large 'Accommodation' Vestment Reconstructer I (Cargo)
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane I (Cargo)
N-Type Thermic Hardener I, Qty: 2 (Cargo)
Drone Link Augmentor I (Cargo)

A lone cyclone pilot decides he is best used camping our home station. The fool. He was on fire for ages and it was really cool!!

2007.08.02 22:20

Victim: G******
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K******
Destroyed: Cyclone
System: E******
Security: 0.9

Involved parties:

Name: Morgoth Xep
Security: -2.1
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Myrmidon
Weapon: Hammerhead II

Name: Equium Duo (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon I


Destroyed items:

720mm Gallium I Cannon, Qty: 3
200mm Light Prototype I Automatic Cannon, Qty: 2
Phased Plasma S, Qty: 8
Thunderbolt Heavy Missile, Qty: 21
Advanced 'Limos' Heavy Missile Bay I
Large Azeotropic Ward Salubrity I
Large C5-L Emergency Shield Overload I
1MN Afterburner I
Gyrostabilizer II
Overdrive Injector System I
Republic Fleet Phased Plasma M, Qty: 140 (Cargo)
Thunderbolt Heavy Missile, Qty: 57 (Cargo)
Havoc Heavy Missile, Qty: 448 (Cargo)

We are utterly amazed at these guys willingness to throw themselves at us without talking to each other. We reckon had they have formed up and attacked together some of us might have been able to use their reppers or even engage our cap boosters!! But no they decide to just die willingly.
We eventually find their little hiding system and find their CEO, and two others docked. We camp for a bit, but as it’s late we decide to leave while we were ahead. On the way out, ewaf tackles a thorax. But during the initial engagement scrams the stargate and flees the seen. As of yet we cannot confirm what happened to him. Nevertheless after recovering from laughter sushi and I arrive on the scene to clean up. He barely gets me to 30% shield. Shame…

2007.08.02 23:12

Victim: s******
Alliance: NONE
Corp: K*******
Destroyed: Thorax
System: O****
Security: 1.0

Involved parties:

Name: Equium Duo (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.8
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: 220mm Vulcan AutoCannon I

Name: BadSushi
Security: -1.6
Alliance: NONE
Corp: Tough Luck
Ship: Rifter
Weapon: Rifter


Destroyed items:

425mm Medium Carbine Repeating Cannon I, Qty: 2
250mm Compressed Coil Gun I, Qty: 2
Titanium Sabot M, Qty: 152
Thorium Charge M, Qty: 117
Antimatter Charge M, Qty: 24
'Orion' Tracking CPU I
Mark I Generator Refitting: Diagnostic System, Qty: 2
Type-D Power Core Modification: Diagnostic System
Uranium Charge M, Qty: 2110 (Cargo)
Hammerhead I, Qty: 5 (Drone Bay)

Another comedy fit for this guy. More laughter ensues. I strike up another convo with their CEO.

Me> Interesting few minutes of the war?
S**> :-)
S**> I don’t car about those n00bs
Me> What?
S**> It will be a good lesson for them anyway
Me> ?
Me> for real?
S**> the war has not started for me, be prepared...
Me> Well the ransom is 150m, FYI
S**> :-)

Well this guy is a great leader. We all retreat to base and have another de-brief. I am very pleased with the op, and some of our newer members have popped their war cherry. Aaw.

During all this commotion we get an application. I click to view and it says, let me in I want some fun!! Cautiously I check info on the dude, he is caldari, and he is 15 mins old as well. I open a convo.

Me> Hi
D**> Hi
D**> Let me in then
Me> hold your horses, a few questions.
D**> ok
Me> how dumb do you think we are?
Me> you are 15 mins old, the war has been going for about an hour with you lot suffering huge casualties, it must have taken you about 12-13 mins to travel down from caldari space, and another few mins to find the station and submit an app.
D**> no I’m not a spy
D**> let me in
Me> No chance
Notify: D** has been kicked from channel….

What the hell were these guys doing, firstly we are mostly Minnie, and so common sense says create a minnie char. And anyway what a fool!! So their metagaming is on par with their actual gaming. Sucks to be them. I try and convo a few of their members to let them know what they’re CEO thinks of them, but am mostly met by French words. Voulez vou cou chez avec moi? Spelt just like that gets me nowhere. Aah well. Roll on tomorrow.

Note: All kill mails are taken from our killboard, all chat logs are from memory. But accurate and show the main events of the chat. Kill mails we're taken from our killboard here

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freaky on :

Just post the full names dangit!

Gotta love CEO's like that. It's every man for themselves it seems. Looks like another corp milking it's members via corp tax.

Sammell on :

It's a good thing they can fight or else they might have lost that malediction too

Sammell on :

*maelstrom

My bad

sakaron hisou on :

really good as well maybe a few sceens
and i agree with nexa

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