High-sec corp ruffles feathers while muscling into Verge Vendor

Rhom Achensa 2018-02-12

One of the largest high-sec corporations is moving operations to Verge Vendor, but its new neighbors are bristling at the diplomatic and military tactics used by Mission Ready Mining to lock down the pipe leading to Syndicate space.

A mercenary pilot, Onineko Jin, reached out to Monkey Onnlin of the Seventh Sanctum corp COBRA INC. Onnlin’s group had a freeport station in Chesiette and the merc made a request on behalf of Mission Ready Mining and its alliance, Fly Fearless.

“The alliance would like it set private, as it’s a security issue for the alliance moving in,” said Jin.

He offered blue standings, cooperative PVP roams through nearby nullsec and the promise of “a large alliance of friends.”

“And I mean, if you guys refuse and keep it public, we’ll just remove it,” Jin wrote in the Jan. 17 conversation. “But we’d rather (take) the friendly route with your alliance.”

MRM’s attempt to hold sway over high-security space seemed perplexing, as there is no sovereignty to defend. There are no roving gangs of pirates or pitched battles for the right to claim a system as your home.

Naturally, Onnlin refused, telling Jin the idea of a war excited his corp mates.

A few days earlier, Jin’s mercenary group had also declared war against another group, The GWG, a high-sec corp with close ties to COBRA INC.

“Being our friends and active PVPers, we of course fancied the fight,” Onnlin told INN. “If they were going to muscle people out of the area (who) are harmless and friendly, we’d like to have something to say about it and of course, we wanted to stand up for ourselves.”

As it turned out, the war with GWG didn’t go as planned for the mercs. Jin and another member of Golden Phoenix Mercenaries lost two station-bashing ships while unsuccessfully trying to bring down an Azbel. The war expired 11 days later with no further hostilities.

GWG CEO Killashandra Crystal-Ree said that unlike COBRA INC’s experience with MRM, there was no warning and no diplomatic contact before the war declaration.

After the mercs lost a Nestor and Scorpion in the failed station-bash, Crystal-Ree said MRM’s CEO finally reached out.

“Gai Heiyuu suggested that Onineko Jin was going to dig his heels in and continue to come after us. We have not seen a concerted effort on their part since then,” Crystal-Ree said.

MRM appears to have backed off the threats made to COBRA INC, as well, because a war dec never came. The mercenaries, however, destroyed two Astrahus stations in Annelle, where MRM has set up citadels and engineering complexes of its own.

Heiyuu did not respond to INN’s request for comment. However, MRM Director Grildar Sloan said he was only aware of the corporation asking other groups in the area to deny access to its war targets. For nearly a year, The Marmite Collective have engaged in an almost non-stop feeding on Fly Fearless’ young players.

“That doesn’t sound like us,” Sloan said in response to the threats made by Onineko Jin. “We’re a newbro-friendly corp that just wants to do things our way. We don’t push people around or move them out of system.”

COBRA INC pulled its’ citadel down while members were on vacation, but Onnlin had parting words for the mercenary and his client.

“If they object to us re-anchoring our Raitaru, we look forward to the fight,” he said.

A Refinery Structure owned byMission Ready Mining

 

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Comments

  • Aivolen

    A director claims that’s unlike them although their CEO made further threats? Sounds fishy to me.

    February 12, 2018 at 10:49 am
  • Deni'z von Meanace

    What’s made it worth an article here?

    February 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm
    • Gotta agree, seems pretty insignificant compared to most of the news on here.

      February 13, 2018 at 12:24 am
  • Joe Turnbull

    the guy is a breeze to kill, he uses 8 multi-boxed nestors, 1 scorp and i forget the last ship, but either way he assumed his “years of pvp experience” as he put it would win him the fight against our nado fleet. Opting to use a VERY foolish attempt to get our fleet to de-tether so his fleet could engage us up close by warping a single nestor to zero on the citadel and having the rest of his fleet warp in only when he reaslised we would not take the bait and the azbel removed him from his ship. score 1 for the “idiot nullsec group who have no idea who he plays with and would regret getting invloved in GWG’s war”. As his fleet also foolishly remained at zero on the azbel i fleet warped us out and back in at range behind him to insta blap his scorpion, sadly he docked up after this and wouldnt undock when we were nearby. lesson to take from this is hes a multi-boxing idiot who talks a big game but literally one of the worst “mercs” ive ever seen in eve. (i use merc VERY loosely)

    February 13, 2018 at 1:45 am
    • Quackykole Joe Turnbull

      Or the time when your super was trapped in GW for 8 months.

      :thinking:

      February 13, 2018 at 6:22 am
    • Sherleu Joe Turnbull

      Just like the time when your super was trapped in GW for 8 months.

      :thinking:

      February 13, 2018 at 8:19 am
      • Joe Turnbull Sherleu

        trapped ? XD never trapped 😛 i USED it daily lmfao.

        February 14, 2018 at 5:10 am