After an earlier day's work patrolling and fighting the good fight, one militia member had retired to the Captain's Quarters in Madirmilire. After taking care of administrative and personal matters, there were only a couple hours left in the day. The question arose, to go back out or call it a day? Sitting on the couch and watching the CONCORD daily news or Space Vids appealed to him. But something was tugging at his mind, something was calling out to him from the void.
A quick check of the Intel channels revealed the Kusion Criminal Gang had struck Uedama fairly recently. Decision made, the militia member slipped into a fast ship and undocked.
Landing on the Niarja gate to jump through, he noticed the bright orange marker of a known Machariel bumper - Edwin Niwde - and an Obelisk some 250km off the gate. After jumping through there was only one choice to be made, he headed back.
The militia member docked back up, jumped into a Guardian and warped out to a tactical point on the gate. At this time, a catalyst was near the Obelisk. The cat scrammed the Freighter, and began shooting. It was clear the freighter pilot made the fatal mistake of accepting a duel from a scam web con artist working alongside the Machariel.
Given the Guardian would have to go suspect to aid the freighter, and noticing the catalyst had a 0isk KR on it, the militia member docked back up and jumped into a Curse.
Landing at the gate, he activated the MWD and burned toward the Obelisk which was now 300km off the gate. Within 200km someone activated the KR and the catalyst began flashing suspect. Within 100km the Curse unleashed 4x Tracking Disrupters upon the catalyst, nuking the cat's optimal gun range, and closing still, unleashed a full bay of Hobgoblin IIs upon the catalyst.
The freighter was saved with only 23% hull left. The crime was 'Interrupted'.
The Machariel bumper returned to harass and bump the freighter while the catalyst pilot, now in his capsule, warped off
Calls were placed for Logistics and Reps as the Curse circled and waited for the catalyst pilot to return.
Two Chain Ospreys were the first to arrive on scene, and as the Obelisk shields reached 100%, the militia pilot docked back up and slipped into the Guardian once more.
More Logistics arrived and the armor was repaired back to 100%. Still the catalyst had not returned.
With the armor at 100%, the milita member docked back up and grabbed a specially fitted Cap-Stable Hull Rep Scorpion and raced back to the grid. The Machariel kept bumping, but once the freighter hull reached over 50%, the Machariel warped off and jumped into Ashab.
He had been beaten.
With his tormentor now gone, the Obelisk changed course and docked up for the day.
Contact information was exchanged along with advice.
In High Sec Space, you will find too many bad people, but also find many good people caught in bad situations.
And although space is a cold and heartless void, where you find Hope and Justice is in the times you take to reach out and lend a helping hand.