In something of a replay of the Keepstar kill in Aeschee I wrote about yesterday, the Imperium and various locals formed up again earlier today to kill another Keepstar in low sec space.
This time around the Keepstar in question belonged to Waffles, the former low sec arm of Pandemic Legion. While SniggeWaffe, the main corp that made up Waffles, was folded into Pandemic Legion late last year, Waffles still exists and holds some assets, including the late Keepstar in Kinakka.
As with the Shadow Cartel Keepstar, there was a big form up for the kill, with at least seven fleets headed out to low sec, leaving time dilation effects in their wake as they traveled.
Even before we left it sounded like there would be no defenders. As we metered fleets into the system, the titans landed and started firing, stopping the repair timer and beginning to eat away at the structure.
I was in Kendarr’s fleet in the logi wing again. It was the fourth subcap fleet to be pinged out, as the first three filled up before I had even logged in. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time watching the Keepstar however as we went off to go camp the gate to the high sec system Onnamon. That kept the faster locking combat ships in our fleet busy, knocking out about 40 kills.
We did get warped on to the Keepstar grid for a chance to get on the kill mail.
Unfortunately Kendarr would only warp us in at 100km off the Keepstar for our tag. While I brought along a sentry drone so I would be able to drop it and take a long shot at the Keepstar, I needed to be inside of 60km to make that happen. So I missed out on another Keepstar kill mail. But nearly 2,000 other people made it on. While somebody was gunning the Keepstar, no fleets came to support it. Still, Kinakka topped the low sec charts for kills.
And so another structure on the periphery of the fight was destroyed. The main front in Fade continues to be a grapple over i-hubs. To get at Circle of Two we need to take those down to remove the cyno jammers so we can go after their Keepstar again. That will be a while coming.