Pandemic Legion destroys Rorqual in Fountain, loses 80 dreadnoughts

Paramemetic 2018-04-23

At approximately 20:00 on April 22, Pandemic Legion launched a devastating attack against a Rorqual belonging to Initiative Associates, destroying the nearly three-billion-ISK mining ship in exchange for a mere 250 billion ISK, including 80 dreadnoughts and numerous subcapital ships. Initiative capital and subcapital fleets quickly responded, losing not only three dreadnoughts and twenty force auxiliaries – but also the objective, as the strategically important Rorqual was unable to be saved from Pandemic Legion’s skillful deployment.

The fight began as Gang Bang Team and Feign Disorder tackled the miner in the XF-TQL in Fountain. The attack caught the attention of an Initiative Snatch fleet which was already forming for another fight and quickly diverted. The fight didn’t end there, however, as a small gang of dreadnoughts belonging to NullSechsnaya Sholupen quickly arrived to ensure that the objective was not lost. This prompted Initiative Associates to dispatch their own capital fleet, as well as a Molok piloted by Honeymonstar.

The Molok, representing a now existential threat to NullSechsnaya’s small fleet, prompted a rapid escalation as Pandemic Legion moved in the full brunt of its capital fleet, rapidly deploying dreadnoughts to the area. Unfortunately for PL, Initiative had predicted this and prepared its own supercapital response, which jumped in shortly after the dreadnought fleet was fully committed. The Rorqual, however, had at this point been confirmed destroyed, so PL’s fleet initiated a rapid weapon-assisted disengagement, an elite PvP technique allowing their pilots to return to their staging without having to navigate out of the system.

Simultaneously, a fleet of Pandemic Legion Nagas distracted the initially responding Snatch fleet, preventing them from saving the target and costing them time and ammunition – ultimately using a similar trick to the capital fleet in order to rapidly redeploy to their staging system at Initiative’s expense.

In the final analysis, Pandemic Legion lost 250 billion ISK of material including 80 dreadnoughts and 87 Nagas. The Initiative and its renters lost a mere 75 billion ISK in materiel. While Initiative won the ISK war, however, it did lose 20 FAXes, important assets for the protection of supercapitals. In addition, the loss of the Rorqual may set back the Initiative renters by as much as a billion ISK, not including replacement of the ship, which could conceivably cause the entire Imperium economy to fail, if you really stretch your imagination.

A recording of the battle from the arrival of the Molok can be found here:

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  • Antony Yorksman

    you sir are a poet and this may be the funniest article i have ever had the pleasure of reading 14/10 would annihilate PLs dread cash again just to read another one of these AARs

    April 23, 2018 at 7:00 am
  • chimpy

    Great article, very amusing 🙂

    April 23, 2018 at 8:03 am
  • Caleb Ayrania

    The exit line reads like a cliffhanger, to the most amazing imaginary article ever written. How the loss of 1 Rorqual brought down the entire Imperium economy.

    April 23, 2018 at 10:57 am
    • Daito Endashi Caleb Ayrania

      “the buttferly rorqual effect”

      April 24, 2018 at 8:41 am
  • Feiryred

    Came for lols, left lolling

    April 23, 2018 at 11:36 am
  • BriscRubal

    This was awesome.

    April 23, 2018 at 11:45 am
  • RK Macartur

    tells an old legend
    who attacks Providence
    start having bad luck XD

    April 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm
  • Casey Patterson

    Man this article sounds so passive agressive.

    I love it.

    April 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm
  • Arrendis

    Damn. That’s some snark, right there. +1

    April 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm
  • Eli

    Reminds me of Darius’s dark humour. Very cool!

    April 24, 2018 at 6:39 am
  • Raavn Aldent

    Reports say, that no less than 6 PL dreadnoughts made it out of the fight alive. So this fleet is going to present a continued threat for Imperium pilots.

    April 25, 2018 at 2:50 pm
  • Mr Digs

    The fight was good.

    Thanks for feeding PL, and thanks for sending MC. to come and fuck with us.

    April 28, 2018 at 9:59 pm
  • Ldaniel

    hahaha so funny

    April 29, 2018 at 2:46 am
  • Robbie_Gluon

    Very funny +1 :). Makes me want to download the client and rejoin Karma… Arghhhh!

    April 30, 2018 at 7:13 pm
  • Hahahaha

    May 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm