A 120bn ISK Chremoas frigate piloted by TurboCrazy of Tri-Gun corp in Escalating Entropy was lost in an engagement with two Caldari Navy Hookbills today. TurboCrazy was hunting plex farmers in the faction warfare system of Agoze when one of his victims vowed revenge. After capsuleer Cyclist King lost his first CN Hookbill to a baiting punisher ostensibly belonging to the unlucky Chremoas pilot, he knew that he needed three things to bring down his biggest kill to date: Scrams, Webs and his trusty corp mate Ylein Kashuken. Without being on comms with his corp mate (the way he preferred it for small gang PVP, he tells me), they lay in wait inside a small plex. Minutes later, they saw the Punisher on d-scan and immediately warped to the entry gate. Within two seconds – the speed it takes to change client windows – an Astero and the Chremoas uncloaked. Within the blink of an eye, Cyclist King realised that the Chremoas had uncloaked 16 km away from him. In the blink of an eye, he overheated all the modules on his Hookbill, giving him a web range of 13km and a scram range of 10km, and started burning at his quarry at 1600 m/s a second, getting first two webs, and moments later scram on him, before TurboCrazy could spool up his propulsion modules that would have accelerated him to 4200 m/s unheated and had catapulted him outside of the Hookbill’s 12 km engagement envelope. After Cyclist King called point, it was not long until his corp mate added his dual webs to the already hamstrung Chremoas, leading to his fiery demise under the volleys of Rage missiles, while the hunters comfortably dictated the range.
The Chremoas was awarded as a second place ship at the eleventh Alliance Tournament and is, essentially, a cloaky Dramiel on steroids. You can see it flown to great effect by Tikktokk Tokkzikk of V0LTA. It is worth an estimated 100 to 120bn, with the fit weighing in just short of one billion. It is not a ship to take out lightly, especially when you are running multiple clients. TurboCrazy has been piloting this Chremoas since 12th November, racking up 11 ship kills before meeting his master. INN has reached out for comment to Turbocrazy, but we have not yet received a reply.
Thanks to Cyclist King for the background. His corp is recruiting new players for faction warfare.