Today, October 31, at 16:37, a Caedes was destroyed in the system of T6GY-Y, deep in the heart of the region of Tenerifis. For those who do not know, a Caedes is a 120 billion ISK Alliance Tournament Prize ship. The Caedes is a Blood Raider Covert Ops frigate, The hull’s bonuses include a bonus to scanning, the Blood Raider nos, neut and web bonus, classical covert ops bonuses, as well as a full set of bonuses to small energy turret. This, however, was no ‘ordinary’ Caedes (if such a thing can even be said to exist).
This Caedes has had a troubled existence, and has died once before, only to be reimbursed by CCP, as there was a bug with the in game brackets, meaning that he did not see the NPC’s that ultimately died to. This has lead to this Caedes being dubbed the ‘Zombie Caedes’. It would be enough if this incident was the Caedes’ only dance with death, however, on 2nd October, it had another. While moving his dreadnaught, with the Caedes stored inside its Ship Maintenance Bay, the Naglfar class Dreadnaught died, yet the Caedes survived unscathed in the wreckage.
A pilot by the name of Sabastyian decided to buy the Caedes, and although rumour says he bought it off TehEbil1, Sabastyian confirmed he bought it from RocketX, leader of Purple Helmeted Warriors, the group responsible for killing TehEbil1’s Naglfar. Following in the ways of its previous owner TehEbil1, Sabastyian continued to fly the Caedes in a manner that some would call reckless. Whether you judge his piloting to be reckless, one thing is for sure, he wasn’t going to allow his ship to sit unused in its hangar. I sat down for a conversation with him a short while ago.
INN: So rumour has it that this Caedes was the one that had previously died. Can you confirm these rumours?
Sabastyian: I can confirm It was TehEbil1’s
INN: Awesome, so after you bought it, you obviously decided to fly it with the same attitude as TehEbil1, flying it like it deserved to be flown?
Sabastyian: Well, why own something with no intention of flying it. I went after targets that could pose a risk because its a game.
INN: I agree completely. Would you mind walking me through todays events?
Sabastyian: I decided to get on for a bit before I had to move and I noticed we had a WH chain to FCON space. I saw a Dramiel and Magnate so I went to the cyno at range and caught a Tri Dramiel killing a Magnate. I decloaked and aligned while the Fortizar and I killed him. I was worried about gunner swapping.
After that the Dramiel pilot convod me and we agreed to hunt Interceptors and small ships in the area. I killed an entosis Hecate while he reshipped to a Worm. A few jumps later we found a rapier and we debated going for it as his last loss had a cyno. The rapier went for my probing Tengu and I scanned him. Seeing no cyno or active tank the Rapier attacked my alt. I warped in to my alt at 0 but was about 40 off the rapier. Our eyes didn’t see any threats nearby so I got off gate a bit knowing I could tank him
A Tri Deimos jumped in and went for me, while i was tanking him the rapier burned around towards me. The Worm got the Deimos to deagress but not before DRF spiked with 60-70 Interceptors and warped in. I was burning to gate and was close to jumping out. But fozzieclaws are too strong for a Frigate to tank.
INN: I can see how this must be frustrating, honestly, how do you feel after losing a ship worth that much?
Sabastyian: I’m not sure, I could but ultimately I’d rather get a Caiman and Loggerhead when they appear on the market.
INN: Any final words?
Sabastyian: The Caedes had 182 killmarks at its death.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the comments thread on this loss on reddit goes to Wallymarts of Feign Disorder.
Credit for the title of this article goes to Rin Shinwa, of Tuskers.