Thursday, August 24, 2017

Looter ALOD: The Ittys of Sisyphus

Gogela was in his Tornado and camping his usual spot - the Jita gate in Perimeter.

Maximilien Robespierre Patrouette and I decided to interrupt his profiteering off the haulers.

However, Gogela and his looter - Miyammato Musashi - were persistent, increasing their warp core stab fits, but it wasn't enough.

[02:31:33] Miyammato Musashi > failed twics. ouch
[02:31:37] Miyammato Musashi > gf
[02:33:17] Maximilien Robespierre Patrouette > gf

[02:31:57] Thomas en Chasteaux > 5 wcs this time.  up from 3
[02:32:09] Thomas en Chasteaux > don't tell him I have 8 scram
[02:32:10] Maximilien Robespierre Patrouette > /emote bursts out laughing.
[02:32:17] Maximilien Robespierre Patrouette > Not a chance.

But it didn't end there.

He was dropping his loot for his MTU to pick up.
We fixed that.

He tried evacuating his loot.

Max had to dock up and drop off the salvaged loot in between attempts.

Over 2.8 Billion Looter ISK was intercepted/destroyed and intercepted again by our tag team of Point + DPS.  

We contracted back to the previous victims everything we could salvage.
We achieved nearly 3 billion total in loot and ship KMs, with just two pilots, in the right place, at the right time.

So get out there and make all the difference in the Universe.
You just might ruin a criminal's day, and rescue a hauler's day from the jaws of defeat at the same time.

Fly Vigilant
Fly Fearless

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Travel - EVE Gate: There and Back Again

I took some time to make a pilgrimage to the EVE Gate.

A structure is there, currently the closest location to the famed closed wormhole.   (Raiteru) New Eden - Observation Point (Obfuscation and Reflections)

There is one other  structure New Eden - The Farthest Shore (Societas Imperialis Sceptri Coronaeque), but some 28 AU distance away, closer to the lone stargate to this system.

Enjoy a moment of Space Zen.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Criminal Failure: Australian Excellence in Defeat

The Tax Collector criminal gang were stationed in Uedama, looking to steal freighter cargo. They had a Machariel - HSM Bumplord Rusell - stationed on the Uedama/Sivala gate.

As the Uedama situation was watched and monitored, they were able to intercept and steal cargo from a freighter in Niarja, using a second Machariel.
Of course, they thought they were very sneaky and clever, and started flapping their arms and shaking uncontrollably in Local.

This Machariel in Niarja was piloted by NoMercy Gaust.

Bumps were happening off and on in both Sivala and Niarja, with Bumplord appearing lazy and not too interested.  He would bump once or twice, give up and slow boat back to the gate.

Finally, a persistent bump on a Charon was reported in Niarja, and the Militia moved to intercept the gank fleet in Kamio.

A GF was issued in local... but,  it was met only with silence.
Which was odd, because they couldn't stop talking just a minute earlier.

But there was no time to dwell on such things.  A Charon needed to be saved!

The gank fleet (minus 2) landed on target in Niarja and... nothing.  The scene was a mix of flashing red, blue wrecks... and a lone Charon surrounded by the Militia and a very sorely gank-blocked Machariel.

The Failure Notification System activated, and a message relayed in local.

Again, you could hear a pin drop in the Australian Outback back on Earth, as the freighter was repped to full health across all bands of Hull, Armor and Shield.  The Tax Collectors did not return to Niarja for a second attempt, nor did they return to Uedama.  Instead, they logged off, without uttering another word.

Nevertheless, a Save Mail was generated, and good content was had by... most.. as the Charon warped freely away.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Criminal ALOD: And the Empress smiled and nodded quietly

A few nights ago, Militia members went hunting for a Tornado ganker who perches on the Amarr trade hub.  A 0 isk kill right was gifted to the HSM, and we were eager to put it to good use.

Armand Patrouette  Sarah Flynt and myself were several jumps ahead, while Cochise Chiricahua was some jumps behind, catching up.

The plan was simple: Land at the station. Lock the Tornado, Activate KR, Fire.

However, as we landed,  AxleTC OTW was already flashing suspect. Seeing how the invisible hand of the Welp God was already at work, we fired. We were not within the best optimal range, and the Tornado quickly docked up - minus his shields.

As we were in a limited engagement timer, Sarah and myself warped to a safe spot, while Armand stayed behind.

With a fresh pair of pants, and a different ship, AxleTC OTW undocked and engaged Armand with a Hyperion - a flashing yellow suspect Hyperion.  Armand then docked up.

It was at that point, that  Cochise Chiricahua landed in his Talos, saw the suspect AxleTC ... and just began madly blasting away.

The team came for a Ganknado KM, but walked away with a Hyperion KM.

The Amarran Empress smiled on the Militia that day.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Milestone Competition

Greetings High Sec Militia Members!

In celebration of a major milestone, we held a competition that began April 15th and ended May 31st.

Prizes : 1 Billion ISK
To any pilot who brings in:
a sum of KMs  with a total KM value greater than 1 B isk

Prize : 800m ISK
To any pilot who brings in
a sum of KMs with a total KM value greater than 800 Million isk  (but less than 1 B)

Prize : 600m ISK
To any pilot who brings in
a sum of KMs with a total KM value greater than 600 Million isk  (but less than 800 M)

Prize : 400m ISK
To any pilot who brings in
a sum of KMs  with a total KM value greater than 400 Million isk  (but less than 600 M)

Congratulations to our winners!

PIlotKM ISK Values ISK Reward
Grand Design2343.71B
Shelley Tortuga1729.91B
Armand Patrouette1399.71B
Eden Jayne Quiggins1208.11B
Eskati Dethahal11031B
Jennifer en Marland1062.31B
Syn White670.7600 M
Saber Ding575.9400 M
Gordain Estemaire573.3400 M
Maximilien Robespierre Patrouette562.2400 M

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Scout ALOD: Snakes on the Pod

A Militia member was on patrol in the Kamio Ice, monitoring the situation as a few high value mining ships were in the belt.

A Heron piloted by Robert Newmark warped to zero in the Ice Anomaly and sat there. And sat there some more.

Robert is a well known scout for the career criminal Salah ad-Din al-Jawahiri.

The Militia pilot made a few calls to the Black Ops team, and Agosto Blonde arrived to issue the unauthorized parking ticket.

Robert recognized his mistake, but still didn't understand that it was a higher order, a higher code of conduct that resulted in the loss of his snakes.  It was the Code of Justice.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Machariel ALOD: Bling and Blunts

During the day, I was contacted by a freighter pilot, who had accepted a scam courier contract. He had tried to make the best of it, and timed his jump into the destination system near server downtime.

As anticipated. the Machariel Bumper was waiting for him on the other side of the gate and began bumping him. DT arrived and he was logged off safely before the gank fleet could arrive.

It was at that time he searched for help.

I gathered the system info, Machariel bumper info, freighter pilot name, and I contacted  Jennifer en Marland and requested her assistance in getting a fleet together to be staged in the Eitu system.

A rough plan was made, and put into action.

As expected, the freighter logged on, landed back on the gate and was immediately aggressed by a cheap scout, to prevent him from logging off again ,..

22:22:59    Notify    Caldari Citizen 34526534: You have foolishly engaged in criminal activity within sight of sentry guns and must suffer the consequences.
22:22:59    Notify    Caldari Citizen 34526534, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.

... and the Machariel pilot decloaked and began bumping.

And as Newton's Third Law states -for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction- our fleet commands rang out.

22:25:12    Notify    Jennifer en Marland, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
22:25:16    Notify    Syn White, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
22:25:21    Notify    Eden Jayne Quiggins, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
22:25:27    Notify    Alexander Kaan, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.
22:25:33    Notify    Slania Auduin, criminals are not welcome here. Leave now or be destroyed.

He was "inhaling", when he fitted this ship

Weed was trying to hold the smoke in, and could only utter a single sound ...

Just nod. We understand.

To date, this is perhaps the most expensive Machariel AG/HSM has brought to Justice .

The freighter warped away, docked up, and completed the scam courier contract.

Jita >> Eitu (1001580 m³) (Courier)   
"No Choco, thank you!!"

I promised Jen that the Mach Bounty would be doubled on Weed Probe for this operation,
and coupled with a generous donation by our very thankful freighter pilot
everyone received 300M payment for their dedication and sacrifice, heeding the call of duty
in their rescue of a fellow space traveler in desperate need.

Oh.  And CONCORD also thanked everyone as well.

2017.05.23 22:25:38    Bounty Prize    31,847,052 ISK    ... ISK    Thomas en Chasteaux got bounty prize for killing Weed Probe

Congratulations on a flawless and well executed rescue!

And thank each and every one of you for making High Sec Space a better place!