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Once Upon a Time in Todifraun

So there I was sitting in the abysmal, black void of space. Nothing on sensors minus the jump gate that would hopefully ferry unsuspecting into the talons of my newly acquired Caldari class Battlecruiser, the mighty Drake. I had decided a few days prior that I would get away from the grueling defense fleets of HED-GP, which had been under siege by Brick Squad for nearly a month while AAA was busy taking part in Molle’s MAX-2 campaign. My longtime wingman MacEzero had decided to sit out for a bit and throw down some quafes, which left me to my self one sociopathic killer floating the void of space looking for those pretty blue explosions. Thus landing me in Todifraun a nice mostly quiet 0.1 sec space with a few small roaming gangs but mostly non escorted haulers and your occasional lone wolf sort of pirate.

Sitting of the gate, downing a few of my favorite vodka and quafe mixture my ship alarms started reporting gate fire so here it was time for a fight. Flipping on the sensor booster while running up the targeting computer, unlocking the safties on my launchers, and spooling up the microwarp drive my target began to uncloak and align to get away. Target computer has him and bam warp jammed 15k or so off gate. Letting fly my first volley of anti-ship heavy missiles which impacted shortly there after and mistakenly 1 volleyed my target (no chance of a ransom now). I aligned to station so I could dock up and wait out my now existing criminal timer.

There I was sitting in station minding my own business when in walks in the lowly hauler pilot I had just made a bit more impoverished through the destruction of her Bestower. After a brief argument she leaves in disgrace, returning to my seat at the bar I overhear talk that a local solo pirate named Nichonostra, who had been racking up a bit of a tally in these parts of late. Sounded like a challenge to me especially when he popped into local flying a dramiel which only took a volley of scourge precision to put into structure but immediately jumped into the neighboring system. Not wanting to follow just to possibly hit an ambush as I had no contacts for roughly 30-40 jumps near me I warped to the sun content to wait and see what else I could catch. Not 10 minutes latter Nichonostra hits local again so I immediately warp to the gate at 20km since I picked up a Matari class Hurricane on scan as they are normally nano fit and I wanted him to fly off gate. A brief fight ensued him pounding me with a mix of 425MM AC fire, heavy missiles, and warrior II drones. While I was sounded off my own rack of heavy missile launchers and light drones. My MWD set to overheat, launchers firing at max, and my warp scrambler set to go I flew straight at him closing the distance in the blink of an eye. Still pounding away, with his microwarp now shut off, and me with a significant speed advantage. He was dead in the water and falling fast. Pop, there he goes nearly a 50mil kill added to the killboard and a new story to tell at the bar. Speaking of which I need a drink so ill catch you all next time I have something interesting to tell.

-V-

Well that’s all folks, I will have the killmails below and hope to see you all again soon.



2010.07.07 10:46:00

Victim: whiteface8
Corp: Hedion University
Alliance: Unknown
Faction: Unknown
Destroyed: Bestower
System: Todifrauan
Security: 0.1
Damage Taken: 2306

Involved parties:

Name: Vimple (laid the final blow)
Security: -2.3
Corp: The Inf1dels
Alliance: En Garde
Faction: NONE
Ship: Drake
Weapon: Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 2306

Destroyed items:

Expanded Cargohold I (Cargo)

Dropped items:

Expanded Cargohold I


Kill 2

2010.07.07 12:14:00

Victim: Nichonostra
Corp: The Bastards
Alliance: Unknown
Faction: Unknown
Destroyed: Hurricane
System: Todifrauan
Security: 0.1
Damage Taken: 27532

Involved parties:

Name: Vimple (laid the final blow)
Security: -2.3
Corp: The Inf1dels
Alliance: En Garde
Faction: NONE
Ship: Drake
Weapon: Scourge Fury Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 27532

Destroyed items:

Gyrostabilizer II
Caldari Navy Hellfire Assault Missile, Qty: 20
Tracking Enhancer II
Barrage M, Qty: 276
'Malkuth' Heavy Assault Missile Launcher I, Qty: 2
Warrior II, Qty: 3 (Drone Bay)
Large Shield Extender II
Republic Fleet EMP M, Qty: 3103 (Cargo)
425mm AutoCannon II, Qty: 4
Medium Core Defence Field Extender I, Qty: 3

Dropped items:

Gyrostabilizer II
Barrage M, Qty: 452 (Cargo)
Warp Disruptor II
Caldari Navy Hellfire Assault Missile, Qty: 20
Tracking Enhancer II
Caldari Navy Hellfire Assault Missile, Qty: 816 (Cargo)
10MN MicroWarpdrive I
Barrage M, Qty: 276
Warrior II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
Large Shield Extender II
Overdrive Injector System II
425mm AutoCannon II, Qty: 2
Nanofiber Internal Structure II

Two Of a Kind

I will be posting a few different stories over the next couple weeks pertaining to the rise and fall of a fledgling Hi-Sec alliance. It follows the corporation SSC (Securities and Strategy Commission) and my time spent with them.


Flying with SSC (Securities and Strategy Commission) at the time and having just wrapped up a month of wormhole space (W-Space) colonizing we decided it was time for war. After defending a mining corporation from some griefers we decided to declare war (wardec) on a group called the Black Water-Mercenaries or something like that. Their CEO would sit on our home station in his Navy Raven and after a few attempts with jetcan baiting he would just dock up, so up went the wardec and as we prepped for battle.

First and Last

The first day of the war we mustered up at our home station in Caldari space, a few jumps out of Jita. Knowing our foe was stationed in Paara, we had 2 Drakes, a Navy Megathron and myself, as well as our CEO, in Ravens. The command “Move Out!” was given and we headed out to Para, no intel on enemy numbers or anything like that. Zoltan jumps in piloting his navy mega and reports 8 enemy contacts in system. Now Zoltan had far more experience with this kind of stuff than the rest of us and believed we could take them. While still we had no idea about present ship classes, just numbers, he decided to sit on their base’s undock point while the four of us remained on standby at the gate ready to pounce.

Zoltan reported enemy strength at 3 Drakes, 2 Ravens, and a Scorpion. Guess all the pilots in system didn’t feel like fighin it out. Then over comms I hear “Jump in! Warp to me, get the hell in here now!” We arrived at Paara and the enemy Scorpion was designated as the primary target. The scorp had Zoltan jammed as well as neutralized to hell and back. Next came the report that he was out of armor and going down just as we all came out of warp. I proceeded to lock Zoltan’s ship first and then Oblivion Maximus, the Scorpion pilot. As soon as the lock was established on Zoltan I hit him with my remote armor repair systems then carefully proceeded to unload all torpedo tubes onto the Scorpion. Needless to say the Scorpion crumbled like a tin can and popped.

At that point Omega could be heard over the comms saying that they have broken, warp scramble (scram) what you can. He was right. As soon as their CEO, who was Fleet Commander (FC) for this skirmish, went down they spread the focus of their fire out between three or four of us. Sadly all of us, or luckily for them, we all had scrammed the same Raven, piloted by Seal Sniper, so the rest just warped off. To say the least he lasted a bit longer than Oblivion but not by much.

In all 2 enemy Battleships (BS) were destroyed with no casualties taken however we just nearly lost Zoltan’s mega who was admittedly surprised to find that I had fitted myself with the remote rep when I did. We may have gotten the other Raven or maybe a Drake but I can’t find it on my kill board so didn’t want to write about it with out the stats to back it up. Thus began and ended my first war a peace agreement was struck just after the battle. Both corps would team up to take down a more powerful group yet to come.


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The Makings of Pirates!

There we were Mac “MaceZero” Ezero and I, sitting at the local pub enjoying a fresh brew, both of us fresh from flight training when we overheard this pair of older gents making a ruckus about how they were the toughest pair in the galaxy. Mac decides to get up and invite them over to talk about pirates and battle stories. Well this went on for a bit until they had to leave. Said they were heading out to the Erila system for a bit of pirate hunting, which piqued our interests since we were a bit on the wrong side of the lay when it came to heists and all. It wasn’t before long that the two of us found our selves running pre-checks on our rusty old rifters and rocketing out the hangar, headed for Erila.

Upon arrival I ran up the ship scanner as Mace warped to the systems only star. I tracked them down with my onboard scanner to the system’s second asteroid belt. Establishing a comm link with Mace, I let him know that we had a Dominix and a Megthron together in belt 2. We discussed our chances of taking out both of them, coming to the same conclusion that we’d kill off their drones and try a double ransom. Instantaneously, Mace swoops in and snags the Domi while I grabbed the Mega. Both ships were roughly 60Km apart and proceeded to drop Ogre II’s. Not the best choice to take out frigs but they made good target practice. The pair of battleships closed with each other to roughly 15Km when I took a lucky hit from an ogre and dropped to 25% armor. Deciding to bug out and run a few cycles of my armor rep, Mace kept them both busy. Just as I land back in the fight Mace over comms asking “This is starting to get tough you got one jammed?” to which I responded “Of course what do you think this is my first time in the ring”. This was ironic because it actually was. Turned out he had to cut and rep. This cycle continued until we killed off every last Ogre II. Mace and I agreed that it was now or never while they had no drones and their rails kept missing. “150mil and we let you sports go, or we wait for the cavalry to get here and you both die” I said. “The choice is yours, they’re two jumps out” added Mace. This was shortly followed by my blinking wallet, and us dropping our points on them.

Mace and I flew back home, popped open our beers and Quafes, and began planning on what we would be purchasing with the money from our new anti-pirate friends.


-V- o_x