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.





Securing our new home

24 06 2008

Live from the front line. The SMASH station in the sytem of TDE is about to fall.

Assembling at 12:10 and initiating attack at 12:20. Local coms are devoid of enemies.

We only have a few dreads on the field but no more is needed.

W4yloud – Phoenix
Butimtoolittle – Phoenix
Kresh – Moros
Necronomicon – Moros
Jay Death – Phoenix
KIAEDDZ – Phoenix
Inigomontoya – Revelation

12:50 Station is confirmed KIA after DD from Omega Theory.





Pushing on and the Gallente Girl

18 06 2008

KIA has been making good progress since the DD of our small HAC fleet. Roadkill and SMASH (Smashkill) initially put up a decent fight but it has turned into a rout. Unorganized mass evacuation and firesales. I have seen some fighting but only in small scale so far. More on that later. First a status of the last week.

The rumor mill: Rumors has it that KIA has taken down a Roadkill Titan. This is not true.

One such incident of an unorganized evacuation resulted in the death of a high ranking officer who in shame selfdestructed his ship. Im all for good fighting and do I fall victim to a good trap I accept the consequence. The record of destruction if ofcorce a manufacture as the selfdestruction denies the record to be stored by CONCORD. We however recorded the incident by camera bots. At the same time a Charon freighter had to bite the dust so to speak.

A low security fleet called SoT has caused us some losses. They are competent led and field good ships. I hope we will se more of them in the furture. I have nothing but respect for their pilots. No smack, all professional in their manner.

Speaking of professional we currently fly side by side with the famous Goon Fleet. This is a mixed experience as they have a completely different set of rules and morals. I laugh and cry at the same time when I fly with them. I think we have succeeded in making some actualy become well drilled pilots but bear no illusion of the entire alliance as such. We had one incident where a goon member led an unknowing suspect to a KIA gang. There was pretty hefty discussion if we were to open fire or not. It was desided that we were not responsible for whoever warped to us based on a Goon scam. Down the Megathron went in a blaze of fire. Noone was proud of it but on the other hand we were not going to let people jump in and out at their pleasure. Im still not sure how I feel about it. I feel sorry for the pilot but EvE is a cruel world and being ignorant or uninformed gets you killed.

The KIA Titan has seen action once again and proudly displays the scars. It is never pretty to behold the power of the titan class ships but it sure leaves its mark on a battlefield. I hear Smashkill wear extra protection vs kinetic dammagetypes nowadays when they field a fleet.

Ive been a bit absent as I have made frequent trips to Jita to meet up with this Gallente gal. The relationship is on ice after the outbreak of hostilities between our bloodlines. We shall see where all this outbreak of hostilities lead. So far im staying well clear of the major factions.

Plans are unfolding slowly and we are pushing Smashkill furter and further into the deep areas of their domain. I feel a change in the solar winds…





Catching a Titan

7 06 2008

Finally we are back were we belong. At the front line and in our combat ships. Orders went out that first OP would take place friday at 19:00. We were to meet in the system Airaken and assemble the fleet there.

Alliance and corp coms were pretty quiet when I turned up at 18:00 in my Deimos. At 19:00 we moved out with 30 ships of various classes. Heavy assault cruisers, interceptor, heavy interdictor, interdictors and reconships. All in all a very competent fighting force.

The contract we are on, is in support of the Goons moving into Geminate. They have taken the system of BWF-ZZ and are holding it while bringing in the capital fleet to take down the POS’s. Our small gang quickly went through the system as nothing is worse than a system filled with Goons. The local coms chatter is constantly filled with gibberish, obscenities and what is worse.

Our destination was set for P-E9GN. The trip was Quite uneventfull besides a mammoth we all tried to get a shot at but it simply got blown up too fast. New destination was set for 4D9-66 and on the way we ran into a passive tanked Myrm.

I flew beside one of our new additions to the alliance Midder of Obsidian Inc. who happens to fly a Deimos as well.

As we took down a Drake I noticed an alert on my neo com. Unferth Devastator pod transponder had come online. I reported this intelligence and reportedly Roadkill now had a Titan around somewhere. Not much notice was taken though.

By that time our fleet seemed a bit disorganized. For some odd reason orders did not go out clear and fleet members started to jump though stargates without orders to do so and when they jumped through some strated to align to next system. I really cant tell what caused it but we had a few new guys and we were comming back from from a cearbear break. Everyone should know how important it is to follow orders and hold cloaks.

That was when the Titan was reported in the next system. A clear trap had been lain by Roadkill in order to kill our fleet. A silence sweept over the fleet coms. Eddz took command and we made a count of how many HICs we had and interdictors. A member of the fleet reports he had a cyno generator. A picture became clear in all our minds. Catching a titan.

A quick survey of the troops concluded it was worth the try.

We knew there also was a Heretic on the other side and we would have to get out of a possible bubble. We all jumped in on order and started aligning. A doomsday devise has an approx 12 seconds timer from release till detonation. It should have been adequate time for our fast ship to clear the stargate and any bubbles and warp away, make a 180 degree turn and come back, trap it and call for backup.

To say the least it did not go as planned. Even though I was well clear of the gate and in warp the doomsday still caught up with me. Going over it later in our operations room well back in Airaken some of the losses was ascribed to the phenomenon I have described earlier. When Many ships jump through a stargate it takes time for sensors to readjust. Normally it is not that big a problem as we hold the jump in cloak but here we had to get out as fast as possible.

The result was a shattered fleet unable to catch even a lone Freighter had that been the target.

My Deimos disintegrated and I had to take the long way home in my pod that had ejected. Unferth Devastator and Roadkill had had a good start but we would be back for more. In retroperspective we would mostlikely do it again and try to trap the Titan. I hope we get the chance and it sticks its head out.

A quick trip to Jita and I was set to go again in a new Deimos, unfortunately I had to power down the engines as I ran into an old friend in Jita station. But our fleet reassembled and actualy got very good results later that same night.