Imperium Deep Strike Downs Rorquals


Just after 06:00 on June 19, the Imperium sent out a call for pilots. The ship type of choice, ones of a stealthy nature. In little time, well over 100 bombers, recons, bridgers, and fuel trucks were assembled. The Imperium FC for this bombing adventure was Dave Archer of ASCEE.

Meanwhile, in a far off place in New Eden, their unsuspecting targets were happily “krabbing” away with few cares in the world. With the galactic north being so safe for renters and their masters, surely nothing bad would happen. Especially since the dreaded “Goon” SIGs and Squads had left the North a couple of weeks ago.

Forming from the Imperium capital of 1DQ, Dave’s fleet then set off on an epic journey. With the judicious use of wormholes, the fleet soon appeared in the North. Now it is no secret that pilots from the Imperium are not well versed in PvP. This is something that those hostile to the Imperium are only too keen to point out with accusations of ineptitude, botting and krabbing. As such there were a few interesting maneuvers performed when moving the fleet. I do promise though that jump ranges were completely calculated as were jump timers and even warp times. It was surprising to note that the Piggles’ (ProGodLegend) method of wormhole navigation was not employed. But despite not using these advanced navigation techniques, the main fleet was soon in position.

It was now up to the hunting group to locate the targets, get into position to bring the main fleet in, and of course, initiate the initial tackle. The hunting group was already well-versed with the area and those active within it. In little time, they were all in position.

The initial cyno was lit, but the main botting super carrier quickly dispatched the cyno ship. Meanwhile, the numerous Rorquals continued to mine, oblivious to their imminent peril. Dave called for the main fleet to jump, but with the inbound cyno ship destroyed, those in transit found themselves at the sun in the target system of 30-D5G. The Imperium FC support team scrambled to get the backup cyno lit. This was done in short order.

It is common knowledge that Goons cannot tackle and this was proven to be the case yet again. The Super Carrier pilot from PL sensed the immediate danger and made a hasty exit as soon as possible. Those PL krabbing pilots that remained were not so fortunate, as given enough time, even Goon pilots will eventually be able to point and scram hostiles. The PL krabbing fleet was shot down in relatively short order. In around 20 minutes, PL had lost over 100 billion ISK…Or around 200 Delve Time Units. In a shocking display of disrespect to their corporation and alliance, the PL pilots failed to drop corp in order to preserve their sacred killboard. So not only has the loss of over 100 billion ISK been recorded, but it is also stained with mining ships. A shameful display!

The loot was scooped, and the brave pilots of the Imperium returned from whence they came.

Dave Archer was asked for a comment and he had this to say:

“Great work all round. Especially the Hunters and people that set up our route out there, as well as the over 100 members in bombers, fuel trucks and blops ships that dropped what they were doing to make this possible. It’s not easy to go to pull off this sort of thing when you are on the other side of the galaxy, however everyone did their jobs, even Borrox who needs to learn what a covert cyno is (inside joke). A little note to PL, not smart to mine outside of a cap umbrella. Food for thought there guys.”

But one of the most interesting elements to this story is that of Griffin pilot Williamss Mernher. Williamss was determined not to be left behind and miss out on the action. Despite him only being in a T1 frigate Williamss ignored the ridicule for not having the correct ship type and dutifully followed the fleet as best they could. As Williamss was in a T1 frigate, they would not be able to take to covert cynos that could be utilised by the main fleet.

However, given the empty expanse of the North, travel is normally a trivial but time-consuming affair. So Williams forged their way to the target system of 30-D5G where they then gave the PL enemy what for!

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  • xearal

    Whoohoo! The Griffin that could!
    Kudo’s for the determination to join in the fleet, even though you don’t have the ingame skills to form up with the rest.

    June 20, 2018 at 9:42 AM
  • Havish Montak

    The griffin would be key to suppressing the Supers fighters if he hadn’t ran. Well done Williams.

    June 20, 2018 at 10:06 AM
  • Moomin Amatin

    The title of this piece when I submitted it was “Doom Chinchilla Botting Alts Found?”. But it would seem this was not approved of. It made me chuckle a bit though so I am determined to let it see the light of day. My apologies :-).

    June 20, 2018 at 1:46 PM
    • Delusionist Moomin Amatin

      Weirdly, this article shows up in the “Also on Imperium News” section under that name. There was also a “Saturday on TheMittaniTV” there that lead me to a request for user name and password due to it being a restricted area.

      June 21, 2018 at 12:29 PM
      • Moomin Amatin Delusionist

        I would hazard a guess that this is a “feature” of WordPress :-). But I could not say for certain, just being an F1 monkey and all.

        June 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM