Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Hard Knocks of Delayed Justice

It is a fact of space life that hi-sec pirates incur kill rights each time they commit crime in Empire space. Through various tricks and strategies, most criminals learn to manage these KRs.

Some criminals... take longer than others to learn these simple life lessons.

The High Sec Militia is always willing to teach aspiring pirates the dangers and perils of a life of crime.

You're welcome, Josh.

Knock, knock.  Who's there?  Justice!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Machariel ALOD of May 2015

The High Sec Militia offers rewards to its members who make the sacrifice to enact high-sec justice where CONCORD fails to act.  

Machariel Bumpers are the lynchpin to the major criminal enterprise of freighter interdiction and hyperdunking.  

The Militia found this pirate, Dibbes, in Jita. 

According to space criminals and certain pirate codes, he was committing the greatest space crime of all:  He was AFK.  

And according to those same criminals and pirate codes, he was committing the second greatest space crime of all:  He was flying a blingy ship and pod.

Justice was swift and painless.  

Rest assured, Dibbes didn't feel, or witness, a thing.  We are told that his new clone did wake up with a terrible headache and nagging sense of self-doubt and loathing.

We can only imagine the shame, disgrace and shunning that must be occurring in the pirate sandbox.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Criminal ALOD of May 2015

Criminals in high-sec space have accomplices who loot the wrecks of their victims.  During times of freighter interdiction, these accomplices engage in highly suspect activity and "criminal laundering" of the loot.  It is upon these pilots to Never be Ignorant in their tasks.

Fortunately, members of the High Sec Militia are there to enact swift justice on those who prove to 
be... ignorant.

Criminal Aweful/Awesome Loss of the Day

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Program: Rep Rewards

The High Sec Militia is proud to announce a new rewards program to ranking members.  

Militia pilots - private first class and above - who fly logistic cruisers to repair damage done to freighters by high-sec criminal gangs are now eligible to receive rewards.

Documentation of the event, location and  target are required.

Due to the generous support of our sponsors, the HSM continues to grow and reward those capsuleers who patrol the space lanes.   

It is the Militia's noble duty to serve and protect those who would fall victim to the bandits and thieves of New Eden.

Monday, May 18, 2015

SitRep: Vaurent

After Action Report 2015.05.18

Kill Report: 

On 2015.05.18, at approximately 0800 hours, while piloting a Hulk in a blue ice field located at Vaurent, in Ysiette/Everyshore, I detected a Venture (piloted by Kies) enter the field. As I do with all initial ship entries into my duty station location, I ran a report on the pilot while keeping an eye on the ship herself. 

The report on Kies, and his corporation, was sparse but clean. However, I deemed the behavior of his Venture as suspicious, since he was slowly creeping towards my location without actually doing any ice harvesting . . . which a Venture cannot do anyway, as ice harvesting modules are not fittable to that ship class. It was possible he was scouting out the fields for corporation and/or fleet pilots, but the observed flight path was not indicative of such behavior.

I initiated DScan protocols, refeshing the data every ten (10) seconds, while also initiating hot-swap preparations; [redacted].

Upon seeing two (2) Catalysts appear on DScan, pre-engagement hot-swap protocols were raised to the next level: [redacted]

Approximately thirty (30) seconds later, two (2) Catalysts were seen to hit grid, and then drop from warp into the ice field, approximately the same location as the suspect Venture previously identified. Moments later a third ship, this one a Thrasher, joined the other two, all four ships approximately ten (10) to fourteen (14) kilometers off my stationary position. 

Since the overview did not immediately identify them as criminals I decided to hold off [redacted]. I freely admit, and accepted, that this was potentially risky, all the more so because I was dealing with three (3) potential hostiles. Since they were not KOS, nor were they wanted by either CONCORD or faction/Navy police, By the current ROE I was not free to initiate an engagement without first being engaged myself. It was also entirely possible (although in no way did I believe it to be so) that they were simply dropping in to scout and/or provide protection for their own corporation and/or fleet members.

All three potential hostiles began slowly approaching my position. I cannot be sure of the exact time required to close, as I was a bit focused at the time, but approximately fifteen (15) seconds after warp deceleration they had closed the range to within 3,800 to 2,200 meters, at which point my threat warning systems announced my ship was being actively locked. The instant that the first rounds were fired I initiated [redacted]. 

I immediately began target acquisition on all three, and as soon as each one was locked it was engaged with a jammer. I was a bit concerned about the Thrasher, as the active loadout at the time of engagement had the Griffin armed with [redacted] jammers. As it turned out the Thrasher was successfully jammed using just one (1) of them.

The engagement concluded with the destruction of all three hostile vessels upon the arrival of CONCORD. [redacted] had sustained moderate damage (approximately 70%) to the shields and minor damage (approximately 38%) to the armor, both of which were repaired by the fleet Orca's repair drones. Subsequent examination of [redacted] revealed that she had not been docked unscathed: her shields were at 68%, and again those were repaired by the fleet Orca.

The hostile wrecks were quickly looted by an unknown. Considering I had a MTU deployed within 500 meters of my position, and the hostile wrecks were within 3,000 meters of my position, the obvious conclusion is that another ship/pilot looted them. Since they were CONCORD kills they were free to loot, and therefore there was no indication as to whom the pilot, or pilots, were. However, the Venture piloted by Kies was clearly seen maneuvering around the engagement area. Based upon all evidence I strongly suspect that he looted the wrecks. 

After salvaging the looted wrecks [redacted] the fleet Orca scooped up the MTU.

This concludes my after-action report.

Private Albrecht Patrouette
High Sec Militia

Illegal Parking

The High Sec Militia is now offering rewards to members who find and remove illegally parked shuttles used for the criminal operation known as 'hyperdunking'.

Criminals (the Takers) are always finding new ways to cheat, extort, and steal from the hard working capsuleers of New Eden ( the Makers ).

The HSM is continually working to evolve and adapt to the evolution of crime in high-sec space.

This program represents our continued dedication to reward those who work tirelessly to serve and protect the best of New Eden's citizens.