Monday, 3 March 2008

Bang, Bang, Duck

I was sitting in my hangar watching recordings from the big Alliance tournament going on in Jove space when the vid phone started buzzing, pausing the feed I walked over to where it was flashing and pushed button, Viper Sam's face appeared on the small monitor:

Viper Sam > kane you around
Kane Rizzel > sort of, what's up?
Viper Sam > well we have hostiles in gus
Kane Rizzel > engaging?
Viper Sam > possibly
Viper Sam > trying to coordinate that now

I boarded a Hurricane class battlecruiser named "Keira says DON'T" it should also say "Try and solo a Moros" but I ran out of paint.

A small gang was hastily being assembled when these words were broadcast over fleet channel:

Viper Sam > warp to 50free
Kane Rizzel > omw

I warped into a small melee and spotted a Blackbird, the small ewar cruiser could be a pain and I was close enough to set some drones on it, lock resolved and my little friends made there way over, I started to move towards him activating my microwarp drive to make the trip quicker.
My overview started to light up as more ships from the hostile gang joined the fray.
Hostile ships included:
Keres
Blackbird
Basilisk
Nighthawk
Hurricane
2 x Megathron
Armageddon
Thorax

As far as I could tell we had myself in a Hurricane plus:

Hurricane
Myrmidon
Arazu
Maelstrom

It's all a bit fuzzy but I wasn't going down without a fight, I popped the Blackbird and made my way towards the Keres, an Electronic Attack frigate that can pack a good ewar punch, I started to dent it but the remote repping abilities of the Basilisk kept it alive. I switched targets to the Basilisk but got too close to the rest of the hostiles and was webbed, my engines straining to get speed but failing, I was trapped with nowhere to go, the DPS of the hostiles overwhelmed my shields and I overloaded everything to allow me to live long enough to pop the Basilisk, I didn't but warped out in my escape pod as my Hurricane exploded.

2008.03.03 23:24:00

Victim: Kane Rizzel
Alliance: Derek Knows Us
Corp: NovaKane Incorporated
Destroyed: Hurricane
System: Gusandall
Security: 0.4
Damage Taken: 24024

Involved parties:

Name: Aquae
Security: 4.9
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Smoke and Fly Academy
Ship: Megathron
Weapon: Megathron
Damage Done: 9104

Name: Mudachong Gu
Security: 4.0
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Pandora Requiem
Ship: Nighthawk
Weapon: Hobgoblin II
Damage Done: 4969

Name: fleau one
Security: 0.8
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Antiloncker
Ship: Hurricane
Weapon: Caldari Navy Havoc Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 4188

Name: Tonkaar
Security: 4.4
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Smoke and Fly Academy
Ship: Armageddon
Weapon: Armageddon
Damage Done: 3631

Name: Eos Vagaldi (laid the final blow)
Security: -1.4
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Pandora Requiem
Ship: Megathron
Weapon: Ion Blaster Cannon II
Damage Done: 1784

Name: Calligann01
Security: 1.3
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Smoke and Fly Academy
Ship: Capsule
Weapon: Induced Multispectral ECM I
Damage Done: 348

Name: Frodon
Security: -1.5
Alliance: Roids'Are'Us
Corp: Antiloncker
Ship: Keres
Weapon: Indirect Scanning Dampening Unit I
Damage Done: 0

Destroyed items:

Nanite Repair Paste, Qty: 400 (Cargo)
Damage Control II
Gyrostabilizer II
Warp Disruptor II
Core Defence Field Extender I, Qty: 2
Overdrive Injector System II, Qty: 2
Barrage M, Qty: 240
Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
425mm AutoCannon II
Hammerhead II (Drone Bay)
Republic Fleet EMP M, Qty: 3174 (Cargo)
Large Shield Extender II
Projectile Ambit Extension I

Dropped items:

Gyrostabilizer II, Qty: 2
Barrage M, Qty: 2395 (Cargo)
10MN MicroWarpdrive II
Barrage M, Qty: 48
Medium Unstable Power Fluctuator I, Qty: 2
Hobgoblin II, Qty: 2 (Drone Bay)
425mm AutoCannon II, Qty: 5
Large Shield Extender II


We had managed to kill a Blackbird (Which I soloed) and the Basilisk which popped just after I did for the loss of my Hurricane, Sam's Maelstrom and Blade3D's Myrmidon. Not a good outcome for us but the gang was hastily assembled and communication was non existant until after the fight. Probably would have helped had I been able to use voice comms but my systems were working overtime and little time was available to get it all sorted.

Our intel was also very poor, the hostile force was very strong and we should not have engaged with what we had at such short notice but then I wasn't privy to the buildup and had no idea what was truly available. The politics in Gus are all topsy turvy again as some grievances seem to have been ironed out between some of the residents, I of course as a solo operator just do my own thing and try and help out my friends in Black Flag as I can and when Viper and co ask if I want to fight I will go in with everything I have.

Kane Rizzel > oh well, suppose I should have waited for more intel before jumping in like that
flashfresh > ...but, but - your KANE RIZZEL!!!

Respect to the Roids guys for a well executed trap, a good fight and no smack.

I returned to base and got my hangar crew to prep the systems on a new Hurricane, "Karma" is back and hopefully she lives up to the name.
I light a cigarette and make a cup of Earl Grey, tea soothes me and I'm on edge a bit, don't know why, been a very relaxing day for me, I press play to resume the feed from the tournament, pretty explosions are pretty.

2 comments:

Redbad said...

Yeah, lost my Maelstrom in that fight too.

Flashfresh said...

Kane Rizzel > oh well, suppose I should have waited for more intel before jumping in like that


flashfresh > ...but, but - your KANE RIZZEL!!!