The tower had been reinforced previously, so it was a quick shoot.
We also went about reinforcing one of their Raitaru engineering complexes.
That one will have to wait as it has to go through the three stage process required to destroy an operational citadel or complex.
If I understand correctly this operation, and a number of other ones that went out yesterday to hit Darwinism structures, was in response to Darwinism hitting Merch Industrial structures. Merch is a long time Goonswarm Federation corporation probably best know for being the home of DBRB. It even got a MiniTru video.
Basically, the usual order of things in New Eden; somebody pokes us, we poke them back. The highlight of the op were managing to kill a 2.6 billion ISK pod and my running an Oneiros with the Guardian’s Gala SKIN, which may be the first skin for the ship that is worth having.
A fine day’s work in New Eden, and I logged off after that and had dinner, watched a bit of television, and let the night roll on. As it got later I went back to my computer to tinker with an alt I rolled for an upcoming event which I will write about later. As I was running him through the new player experience, a ping came in.
It was one of those ping, sent to, and in, ALL CAPS, with an urgent call to get in fleet NOW!
This was followed by a similar ping for a subcap fleet, but I figured “what the hell!” and logged in, got in my Apostle, and joined the fleet. Then it was pointed out to me that the ping only called for carriers and dreads, so I swapped to my Archon and undocked. Then I saw that lots of people were bringing faxes, so I docked back up again swapped back to my Apostle, and undocked once more to sit tethered at the Keepstar.
As we sat there, the story unfolded… rather loudly at times… as to what was going on.
A group of Peoples Liberation Army corporation Rorquals had been dropped on by Pandemic Legion in NIDJ-K, which just happens to one of the TNT vanity sovereignty system, so we can say we do hold sov.
The PL fleet tackled them and then put up a cyno inhibitor. We sat there listening as one of the PLA guys tried to light us a cyno so we could jump in and help. He managed to get a cyno up, but in the wrong fleet before the inhibitor went up. He also did not speak English very well… PLA is a Chinese corp… and was apparently playing inside of a wind tunnel judging from the background noise, which did not help the cross-lingual communications.
A titan bridged a few subcaps out with cynos to try and get somebody in close enough to be a jump target for us. The subcap fleet itself took a jump bridge to the vicinity of the fight and set up to block egress.
In the end though, the PL fleet killed all seven Rorquals that PLA had in a mining anomaly along with a Hulk, some mobile depots, and several ships that warps in to assist. We eventually killed the cyno inhibitor. The battle report shows it to be a lopsided victory in favor of PL.
I got an alt out to help search and scan, but the PL fleet looked to have logged off to wait for another day.
As we sat there on the Keepstar, I came to an important decision. I decided that, while the Purity white SKIN looks pretty good on the Apostle, the Cold Iron SKIN is the one to have. So I bought one.
I still can’t remember which way the Apostle is facing, but at least it looks a bit more menacing with a dark SKIN.
So that was New Eden for me yesterday.
In summary: Some things got blown up and I got new SKINs for two of my ships.