Death was Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
-- (Terry Pratchett, Strata)
"Arbitrator, Merlin & Wolf... I'm going in."
I'm in a Fleet Stabber... And I want to kill.
Thus far I have failed to catch a stabbed Typhoon running the Eifer gauntlet. I have failed to effectively solo two carriers with my Bhaalgorn (aka playing bait), in fact, I failed to even get them to shoot back.
But back to the here and now, there's three seemingly innocent dudes, in a belt, in Eifer. Time for Kane to get back to work.
"Oh hey Mandaro, long time, want to kill some folk? I have this here Arbitrator tackled, oh look, his friends are shooting me, woe is me. Wait what, I'm being tracking disrupted, spidey senses say tracking speed. Right, change of plan, how about you stay still, see these webs and scram, that's right, you're going nowhere... NOWHERE. I'll just stop orbiting and close distance making your devious ploy of tracking disrupting my guns about as useful as an asshole on my elbow. That's right, not so clever now, see my buddy over there in that Dramiel, he's making sure your buddies don't run away"
This is my Stabber Fleet Issue, there are many like it, but this one is mine.
"Mandy, the Arby is dead, let's dispatch this Wolf and Merlin and go have some cookies"
A good fight.
But wait, there's more, they come back.
"Rupture, Griffin & Crucifier... I'm going in... Again"
"Mandy, what the hell are you flying? And why does it have Police lights, this isn't GTA motherfucker... Nevermind, I have this Rupture tackled. His friends have just come in, I'm still shoo... What?, What the? yep, I seem to be jammed, the frickin Griffin has me jammed. I'm locking... No I'm not, I'm jammed again...
Keira, what the hell? Where the hell you come from?"
"Listen you idiot, you can't fight if you can't even target anything so shut up and just be thankful I'm saving you an embarrassing loss, besides, looks like I got here just in time, you don't seem to have been paying attention to your armour at all"
Keira's Guardian, Mandaro's space police ship and Aiko's Onyx cause my three attackers pause for thought and they bail. AN interesting fight and one I may have lost, in fact I'll count it as a loss even though the SFI survived.
I love this Stabber, it still has large rigs on it and tonight was the closest I've come to losing it.
C'est la vie
The competition is still running by the way.