In Derelik lowsec at 17:20 on July 4 in Camal an Erebus belonging to Tessia Vernius of the Brave Collective was destroyed by Pandemic Legion and allies. The owner of the dead Titan, as it ended, posted an AMA on Reddit full of humor and good spirits.
The owner of the Titan reports that during the botched evacuation of Catch by HERO the tower this Titan was logged off in had been destroyed. Since then, the owner had used other accounts to scout out the situation. Today being a major holiday in America, he decided to take a gamble and attempt to move it. He saw heavy interdictors come into local and took their fleet invite instead of his own – a fatal mistake.
Two hictors came on him and he neuted one out, causing it to drop point. The other dropped point for an unknown reason as well, but due to “the shakes” he was unable to get to the warp button in time and got caught. The enemy fleet warped in upon him complete with supercarriers, a Titan, and a Revenant, which Tessia doomsdayed for fun. The death was swift. The pilot congratulates the #rekkingcrew on their kill.
This marks the second Erebus in a day to be destroyed along with the DoviBus killed earlier and the third supercapital to die, after Ron Mexxico’s ratting Nyx died in Immensea.
TMC has approached Pandemic Legion for comment, but we have received no reply at this time. The article will be updated if/when we receive any additional information.
UPDATE: TMC has received the following statement from Quickload of Pandemic Legion:
“Here’s the story.
This hunt began in late March, when Bearded BattleBears evac’d their supers from RNF in Catch, in the run-up to the general HERO Coalition evac. They decided to set up two towers in Camal, and in the dead of night, jumped an Aeon and an Erebus to those towers and logged them off. Knowing that they were there, we RF’d and killed the towers, and replaced them with our own, offline, towers to prevent them from logging in to a safe place.
Right after we RF’d the towers, however, a BBB Aeon logged in, and jumped to Bayuka. Knowing that he’d go there, we were ready and killed it. But the Erebus stayed logged off. During the interim time, I did research and came up with a list of alts for the Erebus, including its main.
Our vigil continued, with occassional logins of his toons over April, May, and June. A sudden spate of activity from him over the past few days indicated he may want to move soon, so I raised it from low-propbabilty to a high-probability kill (aka #REKTCON 4.) A last minute move by one of his alts in particular today tipped me off that something was imminent, and so I readied my assets and the crew.
Sure enough, with his main logged in Camal (I guess to check local) and the toon I think he was going to jump to in his desired destination also logged in, the Erebus logged in. I quickly logged in my HIC on the tower I thought he had logged off at, and sure enough he landed next to me. I attained point, and after some struggle maintaining it due to neuts from the Erebus, it was secured. #REKTCON 5 was called, and nerds came and shot it.”
This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Siaka Stevens.