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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ONLINE !

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…





Carebears attack and rumors float

26 07 2008

The arrival of Juturna and her superior logistical capabilities have sparked new opportunities. One such oprtunity is the ability to take out the old Exhumer; an ore eating monster that can decimate huge quantities of asteriods in little to no time. Mining is not, by far, something I enjoy but killing Guristas in Geminate is simply such a lousy business that have to resort to such measures as mining. However Geminate does contain some rather valuable ore that can be refined from the chunks of asteriods.

Among the more interesting asteroids are bistot and crokite. Though I am not fully up to speed with the latest tech II modules for mining I can still make a nice profit.

As I was sitting nice and tight between thee huge asteriods of crocite a hostile is reported in O-VW and a collective sigh goes through the mining operation. We begin to pull in drones and empty the large canisters floating about in space.

I head for the TDE station in order to hop into the newest addition to my hangar – a vagabond heavy assault cruiser. Noone seems to be in a hurry and the hostile makes slow progress into our systems. His name is Belikah and he usually flies a hurricane battlecruiser, but he seems to have decided it is too slow a boat and had changed it for an Ishtar Heavy Assault Cruiser.

I follow him from TDE as he heads for UG-UW at the very back of our systems. As he jumps into UG I stay back and wait on the gate in case he decides that the welcoming comittee is too much.

A single Raven is all it takes to make him run. The Raven had a single heavy neutralizer and quickly killed off the drones he let loose on it. Ultimately he loses his ship in a hail of missiles.

General chatter on the coms always ensue after combat as as the fleet members are heading back for station a new contact is reported. This time it is SniggWaffe who is about again. They have tried to violate our space once before and lost a few ships with no losses on our part. They should have learned the lesson the first time where they tried to attack my vagabond in 5F systemn and was chased off.

The gang was reported to be about 20 in size, but as they approach VSJ and O-VW the numbers prove to be somewhat lower around 12 in total. I quickly dock up and change ship from the vagabond to my Sabre interdictor class.

The most senior of them who runs scout is reported in an interceptor Ares, the very same I fought in 5F, if I am not mistaken.

The fleetcommander orders us to take up position around the 5F gate. We have one heavy interdictor, a vagabond, an Ishtar, a crow, a sleipnir and two cloaked falcons. Further off grid we have 5 battleships aligned and ready to throw themself into the fray.

The Ares jumped through and easily burned through the Hictor bubble and off he went. The hostiles were reported in 5F on the TDE gate. The scout must have been displeased with what he saw cause after a minute they turned and headed back to 020, i.e. the way they came from.

In a staccato voice I was ordered to burn for the 6YC system to see if we could catch them there. The entire fleet set in motion. Battleships warped in as I left the system and took pursuit of the hostiles. Right on my heels I had Zapp in his ultra fast crow.

In 020 we had gained enough on them to see them just jump out as Zapp and I landed on the gate. We quickly got a myrmidon tackled. I left zapp to hold it down while I continued to 6L78. I jumped through at the same time as another myrmidon jumped through. He must have felt a shiver seeing my Sabre jump with him.

Landing on the other side of the gate I released a warp disruption bubble but for reason unknown to me I was too close to the myrmidon and was quickly double webbed. I had turned from hunter to prey as they called out over the local public channels and started chanting my death.

  • RaYaa > we have nice target unable to break tank
  • Wish Kaan > WAFFLE POWUH!
  • Porkus > what gate?
  • Kinlaan > T_T
  • wiztecia > allo
  • Wish Kaan > shimmy will guide ya

I miracously got clear of the double webbing as a Hurricane warped in on my position already proclaiming my near death. Little did they know that time was on my side and as they finally realised they were hunting a prey that could be dangerous it was too late. My fellow KIA fleetmembers jumped in and decended upon them like mad wasps. Plasma, missiles and projectiles flowed in a steady stream upon the helpless myrmidon and hurricane as I warped out with only 27% structure intact. The myrmidon went down first and was closely followed by the Hurricane.

As luck would have it the bubble burst and the pod of the myrmidon that zapp had chased down was able to jump though and almost escape. Unfortunately he panicked by seeing so many KIA ships and warped to the closest planet, by incident where I also had warped to.

Up went a new bubble and down went his pod.

Badly damaged, my ship limped back to the gate where I found my brothers in arms waiting. My ship was venting fumes into space and was practically about to break down. To my luck some of the battleships had bought makeshift repair drones that could patch up my ship so it was close to being manouverable again.

The pilot Porkus had been confused as to what gate to warp to in order to aid in my death struggle and subsequent demise. Having more sense than the others he jumped though the gate instead of engaging me and there by he escaped into 6YC.

Our gang jumped in and started warping around in the system making it look like a real chae was on. After 5 minutes we left the system but not towards TDE and home. The battleships and some otherships left that way the rest jumped out to 6L78 and sat down to wait.

We were sure he would be missing his friends shortly. And after 15-20 minutes the trick payed off and landed us a Thorax would be killer in our hands.

  • Porkus > patient bastards tbh >:P

Poor Porkus lost his ship and pod in a fight that was never a fight. We had a good laugh over his last comment and headed home.

As we approached the docking point we could see station service crew running around preparing battleships, carriers and dreadnughts…

Our gang quickly docked to hear what the fuzz was about.

KIA is mounting up was all we got out of an exited worker who was welding an extra armor rig on a megathron. The same people who only a month ago was scared to death now openly showed their admiration of the ships they were preparing.

Heading for the bar area of the large station we finaly got more firm confirmation that indeed KIA was to deploy during next week. Leaving the rest to drink and play cards I headed to the hangar to oversee that Juturna would be ready to move out in a few days. Her first real deployment ! I cant wait.





A tribute to Varuna

9 07 2008

Patrolling the system of TDE in my crow my sensors picked up a cyno field being dropped. I homed in on the beacon and initiated warp-in procedures. Upon exiting warp I arrived at the slow pulsing vortex of a cyno field that was primed for use.

Holding off a few kilometres away I targeted my camera drones, and waited for whatever was to come though. It proved to be the maiden voyage of the brand new Nidhoggur class carrier “Varuna”.

I had ofcource heard of the purchase and congratulated Ombey upong bringing her home.

Ombey quickly entered warp, headed for the station and docked, but enticed him to do a fly by under the watchfull eyes of my Crow.

Behold a true beauty has been added to the ranks of KIA.





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.





Clearing Q-TBHW and my first FC’ing

28 06 2008

I awoke to the slow buzzing sound of a general alert. A friendly was being chased through systems coming from L-TOFR and heading in the direction of TDE. Distress signal went out as the pursuers slowly gained on his Deimos heavy assault-ship.

Running along the corridors of the TDE station I could feel the uneasiness of the station dwellers as their previous owners had abandoned them and they faced an uncertain future at the hands of an unknown alliance. Only the stories of atrocities of the battlefield was what impression they had of us, told by their fleeing masters.

They had been witness to the fast annihilation of their security that was their death-star moon POS’s in the system of TDE. They had seen the steady flow of damaged Roadkill ships docking up for quick repairs before joining the ranks on the field again. Ever noticing that fewer and fewer returning ships that did not make it back for repairs. They had seen the often futile escape attempts by industrial ships loaded with whatever possessions their pilots could cram in the cargo hold. Seen the bubbles and wrecks pile up in front of the undocking port. Finlay they had witnessed the full power of a titan attack on their station.

They were scared and as I ran to the docking bay I noticed their eyes being cast down but could feel their eyes on my back as soon as I had passed. They would get used to us eventually. Change is a fact and mankind is one of the best to adapt to a new situation.

My Deimos was ready when I arrived at the docking bay and I quickly boarded. As soon as my neocom hooked up with the ships interfacing I undocked while calling for additional backup and hooking up new fleet members.

We met up on the 5F gate in TDE and when we had 6-7 ships we burned for 6YC with hostiles reported in 6L78. A Merlin frigate escaped us barley as we jumped into O2O.

We met the enemy in open battle in 6L78-1 where we jumped in as they landed on the outbound gate and a Vexor had to bite the dust as I called him primary and called for points on whoever of the hostiles that we could catch. The rest of the enemy gang choose that discretion was the better part of valor and ran hard and fast. They cant be blamed as their prey all of a sudden had become a wolf and one with a pack. We escorted our alliance member home again missing the same Merlin frigate again. There was a general consent that it was stabbed (filled with Warp Core Stabilizers).

Upon returning to base the gang split up. Some went hunting for Gurista criminals while others oversaw the preparations of their battleships for to nights OP. Together with Ombre and Tarantino I took up position in fron of the station and waited for the time to pass.

I was watching the hypnotising trails of Ombre’s crow as he released bursts from his micro warp drive when all of a sudden a hostile undocked from the station. A hostile coming from our very station ? Ofcourse there are always stragglers who are slow and hide among the general Station dwellers but surely they should all have left by now.

Ombre brought his crow around and aligned for the hostile Throax, a distant cousin of my own Deimos. Tarantino was in hot pursuit and I aligned to ram his ship in order to deny him the opportunity to redock and get away in the myriad of hangars.

Bouncing hard as our ships made contact my sensors in the nose of my ship took serious damage against his armored side tearing off one of his engines. His ship slowed down a satisfying distance from the docking entrance.

The gunz of my ship was undamaged and the crew let loose the advanced blaster charges and drones were released. Again and again the shells landed hard on his armor, the high tech drones raining plasma on his ship. Slowly but surely his armor faltered but I was surprised that it lasted that long.

The destruction record showed a setup Ive not seen before. A weird mix of blaster, high tech armor tanking, rigged, cynogenerator ship. An abnormality ! Blessed be my blasters for ridding space of such a foul beast.

Not satisfied with the destruction of the ship I started targeting the POD that had emerged from the wreck. The clone sure was a malfunctioning one and better to rid the universe of that as well. Who knows what might have happened and where it paths would have led it. There are rumors of experiments that have given drones self-awareness by crazy scientists. We must be ever vigilant.

A message ran in from the leadership that we would be gathering our forces and heading out at 18:30. Since most of us were already in the fleet I started to organize the fleet into sections. 2 BS squads, 1 support, 1 dread and a carrier.

Slowly I realised that the BS fleet was adhering my voice. A strange feeling. I had commanded small squads before in Stain and ran one interceptor operation when we were based out of Period Basis, but never a full battleship fleet.

The command of the dreads and carriers were taken by Eddz himself. Leadership had for some time called for others to step up every now and then. I would never presume to have the strategic and tactic understanding of Tjakka, but decided to give it a go anyway.

(The KIA Alliance cards are (c) Snowcrow.)

Command of a fleet is never taken ! It is only granted by the members in the fleet as long as you perform well and give sound commands. The Capsulers of KIA was allowing me to lead them and for that I was grateful.

The battleship fleet met up on the 5F gate in TDE, when I counted 14 Battleships headed out. Tarantino ran scout duty together with Ombre and they behaved and executed orders timely and clearly provided the intel that KIA’s scouts are famous of. I admit that I may have been over cautious, but I was not about to loose a BS fleet so our progress may have taken longer than was absolutely necessary.

The route to Q-T was scouted and as we jumped in we were greeted by a small Goon camp on the L-TOFR gate in Q-T. I told the fleet to align for the station and called up command. Orders were to help the Goon battleship detachment take down a POS at planet 8 orbiting moon 5. We received a warp in point and I ordered the fleet to warp individually as Eddz had command of the fleet and therefore I was unable to initiate gang warp.

En route to the POS I gave final instructions, remember to call for remote repairing, pay attention to the fleet broadcasts and load up short-range ammo, who is warp out point in case of emergency warp out, remember to passive align towards a planet that was called as general warp out. It may sound absurd but to repeat the command I had heard a thousand times made me feel an inner warmth. At 18:45 we arrived at the POS which was almost half into its shield.

To our pleasant surprise it was not armed at all and contained only basic mining modules, moon harvesting array and a few Silo’s. The goons had been at it for quite some time and welcomed the additional firepower. It took all of 30 minutes of our combined firepower to cripple the tower into reinforced mode. Felicia Stone claimed to had been targeted by the moon harvesting array and gotten a nice tan.

The tower for some odd reason held no Strontium and would exit reinforced mode within 1 hour.

I ordered the fleet to warp out and head to the station to support a small tactical unit that held any enemies at bay and firmly docked inside their station.

I called up fleet command again and was ordered to take the BS squad to help the dreads and main capital fleet take down a larger tower.

I came out of warp next to Kresh’s looming Moros Dreadnought and opened fire on the tower along with the rest of the fleet. I can only imagine what it must feel like to be in command of the Moros Dreadnought. It has been a personal goal for a long time but I have been caught between the Moros and the Thanatos which I need for logistic purposes.

As the tower was reinforced we turned around to rejoin the small squad at the station and I gave all a small break for pilots to check the ships, see to the crews got fed and so on. In KIA terms called a BIO break.

We had Snowscrow in the fleet and as such the ever watchful eyes of the Capsuleer Labor Union (CLU). CLU had almost shut down an entire operation back when we were securing Period Basis.We had been on OP for 4 long hours and not given a single break. Under such immense pressure the pilots went on strike until the situation was resolved. The BIO break was the result and an agreement signed that if an operation takes longer than 4 hours every member is allowed a 10 minute break of hostilities at a safe-spot every 4 hours.

(The KIA Alliance cards are (c) Snowcrow.)

The staion was devoid of enemy activity and really we were just passing time for the P8-M5 tower to come out of reinforced mode. After 20 minutes I ordered the fleet to warp to the pos and prepare. At 20:13 the POS came out of reinforced mode and we once again opened fire.

After 10 minutes two hostiles appeared on the overview and was quickly identified as Stealth bombers. These small ship can contain a single munition charge that can be quite damaging to battleship fleets.

They went for the Goons located 40 km away from us and when they emerged from the POS shield was both promptly disposed of. After a while a new stealth bomber showed up on the overview and headed in the general direction of the KIA fleet before cloaking up. I called that all ships aligned for the station at full speed but this brought us out of range too fast. A new plan was formed and we aligned between two different asteroid belts going at 100 m/s and the range varying from 30 km to 50 km to the POS. This way our battleship fleet would be able to warp out fast if additional bombers should show up. I suspected the single bomber might be the warp in for more and as better to be safe than sorry I had the pilots burn fuel running back and forth between points while keeping fire on the POS.

At some point a single Suicide Megathron pilot warped in and was killed but managed to cause a single loss. I salute Gemstone505 for taking initiative and not surrendering, but screaming defiance to the last breath.

We were after some time joined by dreads and I called it a day. I gave command of the battleships to Mikhalio who is a seasoned pilot and to be just a much better fleet commander than I am.

I hope I will get the chance to lead a fleet again however small the job. For now I’m letting my crew pop some Quafe and turning on the holoreels.





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.





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.