Updating the systems…

30 09 2008

WARNING !

Capacitor Power Relays overheated…

Shield down…

Armor down…

Taking structural damage…

System process terminated to protect the hull integrity…

Onlining external power core…

Calibrating Heavy Cap booster…

Loading Cap Booster 800…

Memory implants initiated…

Reading from memory…

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KIA returned from the Vale as the Tides of Darkness swept over the northern hemisphere. Constallations blinked out one after another as the campaign known as MAX swept the north.

KIA has fought this darkness before and will again. New corporations and alliances heed the calls of the Darkness and submit to the dominance and slavery that is personified by the alliance known as BoB.

After returning from The Vale, KIA quickly came under attack from our former alliance comrades from the Tortuga days. Evoke and Outbreak showed up and declared war on KIA and DAI.

Not for no reason did we initially hook up with these entities in Period Basis. They performed well and in the manner expected from premium PvP pilots though on occation the smack in the local system com channels did more of the talking than their guns.

Eventualy they withdrew, but we do not live under the illusion that they in any way were driven off.It is hard to drive somebody from the lawlessness of low security system. Their home systems had come under siege and they had to respond to incursions from Pandemic Legion.

Believing we would get a short break before moving out everyone prepared to reap the fruits of the Geminate region. Little did we know what were to come…

23/09-08

KIA had grown and we have welcomed 3 new corps in our midst. Tides of Silence, The Muppet Factory and Bladerunners. They had been on a trial period to see if we could work together and now they were becomming full members of KIA.

To celebrate KIA held its first Frigate Tourney. The winner was Felicia Wallas from DAC who was promtly killed in the best of tradition in honor of the gods.

24/09-08

The following day I was bored and roamed around patrolling Oijanen, BWF and IOO in my Crow interceptor. TRI and EXE had turned up. Confident from our previous exodus from Vale of the Silent they were here to toy with us.

The incursion was quickly repelled and we set up camp on the BWF stargate. The Concord details of the chase show little of actual fleet size as the engagement was quick and violent.

After no more than 10 minutes of holding the BWF stargate and awaiting the return of TRI report tickeled in that TDE was about to come under attack from a large TCF fleet.

The FC took a quick survey of the forces and ordered full speed to the jumpbridge system.

I took a quick detour to the bwf station and changed ship from my interceptor to my new Vagabond Heavy Assaultship. My respect to the DAI hangar workers who quickly transfered my pod and hooked me up. So far my vagabond had not seen battle, as I mostly flies support ships. I desided that this was the time to omit that status.

Arriving on the jumpbridge you could cut through the anticipation and the DAI FC took command and called in additional Heavy Interdictors to the bridge.

All KIA personel undocked from the TDE station and battle could be heard over the voice com. The TDE fleet was mainly made up of a few Remote Repairing Battleships.

Explosions crakced as Mathias814 lost his raven in an inferno of projectiles and lazers.

The enemy was confident that they would succeed in this battle as the mainstay of the DAI fleet and a good portion of the KIA fleet had been tied up in BWF. And if not for our jumpbridges we would have been unable to respond.

The Heavy Interdictors of KIA and DAI was called to jump in. A trap was a bout to be sprung. The newcommers in the TDE system was not noted in the fighting and they aligned for the TDE station.

Execute ! Execute ! Execute ! The FC called over the system as soon as the HAC’s entered warp toward the station.

Kelton Seltori had alread charged against the enemy in order to hold them down. Unfortunately he was caght by a hostile Rapier that stopped the lightning fast interceptor in its tracks.

As the hostile fire changed from Mathias814 to the Dominix battleship of Etil DeLaFuente the main fleet jumped into TDE system and initiated warp to the station.

We arrived just in time to see the old war horse buckle under the combined fire of 25 hostile ships and explode in a silent blast.

I litteraly landed on top of an Eagle as I had warped to the station at range. Scramed and webbed he went down faster than I could release my drones.

ElCoCo exploded in his Falcon next to me as we had landed directly on the enemy and he had no way to avoid the oncomming onslaught.

A firework scenery of  lights danced across the camera drones of my ship as debris made contact with my ships shield.

I noted that some of the enemy was being kept alive from a Logistic ship so I turned on my micro warpdrive and headed straight for it. Covering some 40 km at 5 km/sec I was quickly able to put a warpdiruptor (point) on it. It was followed by a stasis web and the Onerios was still in space. I called that it was tackeled and fighters were assigned to the target.

I noted that some of my shots fell a bit short of the target.

My orbit range needed adjustment and while I turned for the next target, I calibrated my navigation computer.

Fador, in his drake was under heavy fire and his shield was faltering. His ship emitted distress signals and I tageted a Cerberus that went down awfully fast despite the relative heavy tank. But it was to no avail. Fador lost his Drake in another firey explosion and I noted that the large explosions were becomming more and more frequent.

Hauling his pod to safety Fador undocked from the station in a Raven to continue the fight.

The enemy had had enough and was pulling back but Mable got caught by a Rapier but while going down ensured additional losses to the enemy. Mable sold her Vagabond at a high cost to the enemy that lost 4 ships in the process before they broke off.

The result was a clear win to KIA and DAI though, once again concord did not record the events propperly. One will note how many TCF pilots appear on the KIA DAI side.

The record also does not show over how large and area the battle actualy took place, with several dogfights and smaller skirmishes. Though TCF clearly lost and took a beating they were good sports about it and there were loose chatter from veterans to veterans despite the fact that we had just exchanged shots.

25/09-08

Spirit was at an all time high as the KIA fleet set out to wreck havoc. After roaming the spacelanes the fleet was bored and set destination for home.

In the system O1-FTD KIA stubled upon a small gang consisting of differnt BoB affiliates.

That was when events started taking a turn. Fate conspired with luck and served a feast for the fleet. Being outgunned and outnumbered in the extreme BoB got a bloody nose in BWF.

Hunting the BoB gang around the end result was some additional losses in BND for the BoB gang. As the fleet took up position a call went out from TDE that a group had shown to terrorize the system.

FC turned the fleet around and a repetition of yesturdays manuver was executed fast and timely. The result was utter anihilation of the inferior fleet.

27/09-08

An oppertunity had rissen that could not go un noted. BoB had kicked PURE out of Geminate but left an outpost system undefended and with no claim of sov.

A KIA fleet was quickly assembeled to exploit this oppertunity.

At 19:40 EvE time a mixed fleet of 76 Battleships and dreadnoughts jumped via Titan bridge into MGAM-4.

We arrived in an empty system and behold there lay an undefended station.

The dreads went into siege and my Megathron spoke as the shield of the station went down.

In due process the station was taken and KIA started setting up POS in the system.

We, the soldiers of KIA, know not the full plans but one simply do not take a station for sport. Plans are unfolding. Hopefully the plans will put a stop to the Tide of Darkness…

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Going out on a friday night

23 08 2008

It was early friday night but I was already drunk. I usualy dont drinkand when I do it has a profound impact. I had an argument with the Gallente girl. Arguments happen every so often when Im idle for long periods. I need something to do and the expedition to Stain had not satisfied my urge to swell in glorified combat.

Stumbling out of the bar located in the Jita station orbiting planet 4 I stumble into other pilots and civilians. I know im being rude but need to get some steam off. Im not looking for a fight but aint avoiding it either. Im mentally in another space where comon sense does not play a significant role. I need to get out. Not sure where to, anywhere but this overcrowded station where all and everything is for sale.

Salvation came in the shape of a buzzing sound from the neocom.

General KIA mobilization alert incomming…

Just waiting while the mico processors open the message I can feel how a wave of “calm” rush in to take the place of the urgency I felt before. I have a purpose again. I have a goal and slowly the world fall in to its proper shape. We all have this sence of losing perspective from time to time and KIA is a focal point that helps me concentrate and stay on track.

The orders is to get in Carrier fleet, stock up on ships and move to Obe. Rumor has it that the alliance TRI has resurrected and have started to push HYDRA from their space in order to make it their own. The name P3EN spings to my mind as the palce where we had some epic fights vs HYDRA. Never an agressive alliance they have however always fought back.

I have to sober up and get in another clone not full of implants and hardwireing. I rush to the medical center of the station and stumble upon fellow KIA pilots also heeding the call.

A quick blink of white light and we are in the TDE station in Geminate. Instantly transported lightyears away. Stepping out clone vat bay, I had a short shower before heading straight to the briefing room.

Eddz were at the speaker stand with Tjakka and some Daisho leaders as they laid out their plans for quick incursions in the Vale. Everyone paid close attention as the tactical situation of the Vale was explained and options laid out. eXceed, DOOM and some other corps were in the system of TVN having cleared out P3EN. Mainly they were busy decoration their new price, the outpost in TVN.

Of note is that BoB is roaming the north in their mega fleet not doing much but kicking ant hills and downing POSs. The Northern coalition seems to be unable to make up their minds if to protect the Vale or fight BoB.

This friday night KIA would jump to Obe and take up possition in and around P3EN and wait further notice.

Ending the meeting the pilots went for their “wet graves” and ships. A parade of ships undocked one after another while the logistic ground personel called for extra space on the carriers for Battleships, Heavy Assault Ship, Interdictors and Reconships.

I undocked Juturna and caught a brief glimpse of Varuna amidst a sea of ships, her heavy armor plates, protecting the undock point of her fighters, dully reflected the sun.

As more and more ships undocked I took up position behind the station to get a better view.

DAI was jumping their fleet in as well adding to the frustration of the officers trying to organise the logistics without collisions in front of the station.

In space there is no sound but yet space itself vibrates when the KIA titan enters the system. If one has never witnessed the presence of a Titan it cannot be explained by mere words.

The main stay of the BS fleet was subsequently bridged by the titan to Obe and the carriers made the jump themselfs.

A single hostile carrier was reported in Obe and an attemp was made to ram it out of docking distance as our capital fleet jumped in.

Well arrived in Obe the pilots changed into non-capital ships and moved into P3EN and took up position on the out gate to Obe, hoping for TRI to make their move as it was now their space being violated.

Only time will tell what will happen in this battle tested system called P3EN where fleets crash and lives are lost in firery glory. And so, for now, we await the response of TRI…

I hear Ombey after docking up Varuna updated his log on the operation, see Ombeve.





Geminate has fallen

7 07 2008

*CLANCK* The sound vibrates through the hull of my battleship as I slowly drift through the debris of enemy ships. I can sense the space, the pieces of metal, the silent cries of the stiff bodies floating by.

Victory is at hand. I spin my Megathron into a victory turn before heading for TDE, refueling, resocking and resupplying. Ready to move out again.

I am not alone in the process of ships that point the nose towards our new home. My comrades in arms fly beside me. We are not torn by race like the most of EvE but united in our purpose, in our belifs, in our destiny. The victorious, scared and majectic ships slowly make their way out of the remenants of what was former hostile space.

I salute my fellow pilots who has endured, fought and won.

I turn my megathron towards the new horizons and embrace the change that is to come.

Change is enevitable, but we shall adapt and overcome whatever the future holds as long as we stand beside eachother. This new change is a welcome one however. Geminate my home.





Geminate is falling

6 07 2008

For some time KIA has been patrolling the spacelanes in and around K25. Roadkill have been determined to make a stand in that system. Its a broken alliance but some few pilots keep the fight going. Either blind to the fact that they have lost or simply as a gesture of defiance. I like defiance.

I have before mentioned the pilot Gemstone505 from the Foundation corporation. He has led some surprising raids on our battleship fleet with his Stealth Bombers. Its a source of inspiration to behold the capsulering by this pilot.

K25 has been under siege for most of the week and this weekend the final pieces of resistance has faltered to being sporadic and uncoordinated. Unferth Devestator has been on the field several times with his Titan but it’s actual use has been minimal. A frantic hunt went on for the titan and at one point our Dictors warped in 1-2 seconds to late to catch it.

For the most part the battle of K25 has been purely won by the Battleships of Goons, DAI and KIA. The fighting has been heavy with some very well set up POS towers consisting of Energy neutralizing batteries, lazer, auto cannon batteries and warp disruptors.

The following events is taking place over multiple days but has been shortened down.

I was running a bit late the first day making my way slowly from Q-T with a single Crow for scouting.

While I was making best speed from Q-T the main fleet assembled in TDE with a large contingent of DAI moving up the pipe which it was my plan to hook up with around VSJ.

Without any incident I hooked up with DAI and moved with them to LU- where we assembled on the gate ready to jump in when the KIA fleet did.

KIA relies heavily on their remote repping battleships but the Roadkill towers could drain such a fleet in a very short time. So we had brought additional support in in shape of some logistic ships. The logistics were lost in due course of the battle but K25 was secured and all towers reinforced by the awaiting capital fleet. Myself played only a minor role in helping to slug some large antimatter charges into the POSs.

Friday the O2O system was of primary attention to KIA. Once again we had logistic ships and all ships were loaded up for a fierce fight like the ones we had faced in K25.

Also present for some odd reason was a Typhoon. I have not seen such a ship at the front line for quite some time. Actually I have not seen them really in action ever since it was proved that loading them with overdrives, nano fibers and inertia stabilizers was a hazardous plan. But here it was back again to wreck havoc.

The POS in question held some large bubbles and should have been a deathtrap but the setup of the POS could not have been more horrible. The fire from it was sporadic, mostly unguided and hopelessly out of the damage dealing league.

We set to work straight away with a battleship gang. It might not be a pretty blob of ships but it is damn effective.

We wrapped up by shooting a few guns for the hell of it while the dreads was called in for the heavy duty work.

I do hope next week will bring more excitement.





Carving a piece of space

22 06 2008

The push forward has payed off. The initial stage of securing the systems of BWF, IOO and BND was achived very fast and mainly done by the Goon Fleet, It was shortly followed by the assault on P-E9, L-TOFR, 4D9 and Q-TBHW which is currently being secured. DAI has turned up as well and we greet our comrades in arms.

We have had quite a few roamings, some more event full than others. Basicly we are hunting a prey that just want get out of dodge town. Eddz have had command over some of the roaming gangs and its always good to be yelled at. As wing men I had Krisz2 and Clevinger who also happened to fly the Deimos class assault ship.

Ultra Violence (CEO of DAC) was in his malediction and was supported by Cyberchick in her Zealot and last but not the least we had a Sir Hood in his taranis.

We were largely ineffective in catching any prey but that was more due to lack of aforementioned prey. Smashkill and some other corps they have harbored in their midst are moving out and going about it as carefull as possible. Really can’t blame them.

I personally was still hooked up on the Gallentean girl. They sure eat up a lot of time these females. Frequent trips to Jita prevented much action in the small roaming gangs.

While sleeping in my quarters my neocom buzzer went off. The slow pulsing red ligt on the remote PDA told me I had an incomming transmission waiting. Only way to read the message was to go down to the ship hangar and hook up via POD interface so the communication would be delivered securely.

I was not happy to leave my quarters but a secure line message was not to be ignored.

Hooking up and running diagnostics in my Sabre a map unfolded before my inner view. I recoqnized it at once as the Geminate region. A bit put off by calling me out like that for a Geminate operation I sourly read through the message from Eddz.

The first thing that sprung to my eye was the call for Dreads. The heavy Dreadnought class has never been something KIA specialized in. But here it was as the called for main stay of the fleet. I was sure we were to help the Goons take out remaining towers in some system as rumor would have it that there is a titan cooking in one of them.

My eyes almost poped out when the target and objective of the operation became apparent. To secure a new 0.0 home for KIA and DAI. I flipped quickly back to the map again to confirm the new constelation that we were to call ours.

We were to set off friday and attack the system of TDE. It was to be a KIA operation with light Goon support.

Once again the KIA titan was to spearhead the operation and the support battleships would be bridged in. Expected resistance would be small to none.

Always feels like a rush when being bridged in and you can almost cut through the anticipation of the fleet.

The system of TDE has a sickning greenish color that the sun projects without mercy. In time I shall learn to like it but landing in such a foul system almost makes one vomit. The dreads went to work without much of incidents.

We are now Geminate-Day +2 into the operation and Smash are still evacing as much as they can. Large bubbles are deployed on the gates and while the Dreads continue to do their part we sit in our battleships which are now reduced to support.

Ive run support gate duty most of the moring along side a Tempest class ship flow by Rudina of DAC and on the gate itself we had Ombre in his crow interceptor.

We put slugs of large ammunition into whatever comes by and have extra ships standing by in the event that we get an actual fight. The main effort is put into reinforcing towers and taking those down that come out of reinforcement. Smash dont even use the specialized gunners for their towers.

The Smash evacuation is no longer organized as small groups of individual pilots try to get their meagre belongings out. Every now and then they manage to form up a convoy and get a few ships out. But at best they are stuck in O2O 2 jumps away as the space lanes are constanly patrolled all the way to BWF.

The day is not over yet and more will loose their belongings as they strugle to get out.