"There must be a hundred silver dollars in here," moaned Boggis, waving a purse. "I mean, that's not my league. That's not my class. I can't handle that sort of money. You've got to be in the Guild of Lawyers or something to steal that much."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters)
An associate was doing the rounds of neighbouring systems when she spotted something very curious in an ice belt next door to Eifer in a High security pocket.
"Two Mackinaws mining next to an unpiloted Orca"
You have got be shitting me?
"I'm not shitting on you"
I wake Keira up and start to scheme. Mackinaw's have a very short locking range and a ship cannot be boarded if it is locked, it being in a highsec pocket meant I could not take part in Operation Free Willy but Keira could, along with the help of two associates.
One associate went ahead in a covops to setup a warpin, the other docked her covops so that she could pilot our prize away as she was the only one who could fly it.
Keira would need something with some good speed but also some good weight behind it to bump the Orca away from the two ice miners, Interesting Times, a Machariel class battleship has been rebuilt and it's first duty for NovaKane Incorporated, would be aiding in the liberation of an Orca class Mining command ship.
With all the pieces in place, Keira made her way to the system, warped to our covops friend, and started her first run.
She hit it dead on, accelerating the Orca to over 1km/s and it started to move swiftly away, the Mackinaw pilots must have gotten a fright as the massive Machariel class battlership narrowly missed them. The Orca started to move away from the ice miners, as they responded by trying to move closer, but they are too slow, Keira makes her second run, bumping the Orca further away, our Orca pilot undocks and makes her way to Keira's position, as she lands she's 30km away from the now free-for-all Orca, she makes quick adjustments, warps to an ice block and back to where Keira is, right on top of the Orca, she boards it and immediately sets warp for the station.
Keira Rizzel > thanks guys
Hermodr Thrym > you're welcome : /
Hermodr Thrym > idiots
NovaKane Incorporated and associates would like to thank Hermodr Thrym and Savora for the fine gift of an Orca, now we just need to figure out what to do with the bloody thing.