Editor’s note: The story, originally posted on Reddit, has been reprinted here with permission of the author, Asher.
In which Imperium blows up an offline Test citadel, steals many billions of loot and ships, then uses their own bombers to kill their Rorqual
We came across a Test astrahus in 49-u that had gone abandoned. When citadels aren’t fueled for seven days they go abandoned and everything inside spews as loot when it’s killed. We spent about an hour killing it while a bunch of Legacy ships went by us on the gate but no force came to defend it.
After it blew up it started a really epic loot spew with containers spawning for a long time after it died. We went to all the cans and ejected TONS of ships. It looked like a black ops focused citadel, we got so many bombers. Under 100 but easily over 50. Lots of assfrigs, multiple falcon, 3 stratios, a deadspace fit enforcer that was clearly someone’s baby, and a few blockade runners to help steal their loot. Also millions of topes.
Some pics of some of the loot:
We took a ton of the ships and asset safetied them in system. Then we jumped in carriers and grabbed a bunch of bombers and there was still a lot of ships left on grid and someone had a great idea: bring the rifters.
We pinged for a T1 frigate fleet and we guarded the ships floating in space while they burnt out. I felt like the parent at Halloween, “Make sure you leave enough ships for everyone!” When the frigates got there they ejected from their rifters and took the enemy bombers. Then we tackled a Legacy rorq and used my fleet, a big executioner, and Test’s own bombers to kill the rorq.
One of the most fun nights in Eve I’ve had in the last three nights. Thanks so much to everyone who made it happen.