---------3 days ago----------
It'd been the first time I'd seen Aelith in a month or two. He'd taken a holiday from being a pilot, and was ready to get back into the swing of things. With Ranger and I already online, I invited the two of them to go on a roam with me. I readied my close-range fit Stiletto, Ranger a Wolf, and Aelith a Jaguar.
We met up outside of the YI- station, and decided to take our roam to Fountain, as Cloud Ring was devoid of intruders. When we landed in J5A, a reported PL interceptor showed in local, and within 10 seconds of landing on the EI-O gate, the interloper arrived at our gate in a Crusader.
We danced, he and I.
[ 2011.04.05 00:12:24 ] (notify) You have started trying to warp scramble Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader).
[ 2011.04.05 00:13:21 ] (notify) Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader) has started trying to warp scramble you!
[ 2011.04.05 00:13:24 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:13:26 ] (notify) Orbiting Pope Gregory (1000m)
[ 2011.04.05 00:13:29 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:13:33 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:15:11 ] (notify) Orbiting Stargate (J5A-IX) (1000m)
Aelith and Ranger sat on the gate while the enemy attempted to draw me out of range of my fleet. Unable to do so, we the fleet decided to go back to B-D.
[ 2011.04.05 00:16:07 ] (None) Jumping to Stargate (EI-O0O) in J5A-IX solar system
A Proteus jumped in shortly after landing, and we were ill equipped to handle it, so we continued warp. We discussed what to do with ourselves, or rather, were still in the thick of discussing it, when the Crusader jumped into us.
The dance continued, exactly as before.
[ 2011.04.05 00:16:44 ] (notify) Approaching Pope Gregory
[ 2011.04.05 00:16:48 ] (notify) You have started trying to warp scramble Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader).
[ 2011.04.05 00:16:50 ] (notify) Approaching Pope Gregory
[ 2011.04.05 00:16:52 ] (notify) Pope Gregory is too far away to use your Warp Scrambler II on, it needs to be closer than 10,350 meters.
[ 2011.04.05 00:17:27 ] (notify) Orbiting Stargate (EI-O0O) (500m)
[ 2011.04.05 00:17:57 ] (notify) Approaching Pope Gregory
[ 2011.04.05 00:18:08 ] (notify) Orbiting Stargate (EI-O0O) (500m)
[ 2011.04.05 00:18:51 ] (notify) Approaching Pope Gregory
However, the Crusader was getting cocky, getting closer and closer, closer and closer.
With a snap decision on his part, Aelith released the limiter on his MWD and hurled himself at the Crusader.
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:00 ] (notify) Ranger Gama [TPOG]<-FA->(Wolf) has started trying to warp scramble "Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader)"
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:02 ] (notify) Aelith Dev [TPOG]<-FA->(Jaguar) has started trying to warp scramble "Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader)"
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:02 ] (notify) Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader) has started trying to warp scramble "Aelith Dev [TPOG]<-FA->(Jaguar)"
Taken unawares, no doubt because he was busy toying with me, he didn't notice Aelith until he was webbed and scrammed. Disabled, I rushed in to help Aelith destroy the enemy. Ranger headed towards the Crusader's direction as well, landing a long point.
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:10 ] (notify) Orbiting Pope Gregory (500m)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:10 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:12 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:15 ] (combat)
As Aelith and the Crusader battled, bullets spraying furiously across space at the Crusader and Lasers spewing forth unbridled fury at the Jaguar, I activated my Tracking Disruptor with the Tracking Speed script on the Crusader. A few seconds pass, I arrive at the battle, and add my explosive bullets to the mix in the deadly dance.
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:17 ] (notify) You have started trying to warp scramble Marko box [SNIGG]<-10.0>(Crusader).
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:26 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:33 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:40 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:47 ] (combat)
Slowly the target's armor dropped, repeatedly clawing back integrity with the ever trusty small armor repairer II the Crusader had equipped. Aelith reported dipping into armor, and then half armor as the Crusader began bleeding oxygen from various puncture points in the hull. Seconds later, with Aelith close to a breach, the enemy pilot was wrested of his Crusader.
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:54 ] (combat)
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:56 ] (notify) 125mm Gatling AutoCannon II deactivates as Pope Gregory begins to explode.
Not only did Aelith recover the loot from the wreckage, but he also got the final blow on the Crusader. Pieces of the Amarrian interceptor scattered, beginning their unending journey into deep space.
Not unaware of his sudden vulnerability, the pilot, left only in his pod, warped off before we could catch him.
[ 2011.04.05 00:19:58 ] (notify) Interference from Marko box's Capsule's warp prevents your sensors from locking the target.
[ 2011.04.05 00:20:19 ] (notify) Loading the Advanced Autocannon Ammo into the Projectile Weapon; this will take approximately 10 seconds.
Ranger it seemed had done no damage to enemy. Conferencing with my cohorts revealed that his Afterburner had malfunctioned due to fat-finger electrical problems, thus keeping him from making range to dish out some oxygen bleed himself.
With the kill made, the loot taken, our ships repaired of thermal warping and the holes in Aelith's Jaguar, we decided to band together with another fleet in W-4 to get the jump on various cloaker Loki pilots. There was much bouncing around, and camping, but in the end no combat was to be had and the fleet disbanded to redock in YI-.
The old grind began again: cartoons and PI. Bloodlust had been temporarily sated however, a delicious sensation indeed.