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Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 14:11
We have encountered a small gang of neutrals unanchoring the mods around a large control tower in a class 4 wormhole 2 jumps from our home WH. Our cloaked recon reports that they are unaware of our presence close by and are at low alert. We have planned to steal the POS at 15:00 hours, the time when they should start to unanchor the tower itself. There does not appear to be any notable defence in ships or weapon batteries in the surrounding area, so resistance should be light if any at all.

Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 15:00
The word has been given: the POS shield is down and we are in warp to its location. Scouts report that there is no one there to defend it. Scans show an interceptor and a frigate in the system but nothing at the POS itself. They had started to erect two medium sized disruption bubbles on the wormhole into the system to slow our approach, but we made short work of them. We are dropping out of warp, BATTLE STATIONS!

Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 15:10
With no resistance, we arrived and destroyed a few unmanned haulers and shuttles, but at the moment all is quiet. We could just sit here for the 50 minutes the engineers say it will take to unanchor the station. The tower is a large type II Minmatar, an older design but still highly sought after at market.

Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 15:17
Scouts report a second station in this system and that the owners of the ‘acquired’ POS have formed a small gang of battleships and logistics support. It looks like they want to fight for the tower after all. There are still forty minutes left to remove the station from its orbit, so I am ordering the fleet back to our home WH to change ships from the light skirmish force we have at the moment to ships more rugged for what seems like a good fight.

Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 15:55
We have returned to the unanchoring POS in bigger, more formidable ships. Scouts report that the others in system only have half what we initially thought, and it would be an error in their judgement to attack us with what they have available. We sit and wait as the last ten minutes on the timer tick by.

Captain’s Log – Stardate ###### 16:05
The attack was short and effective. We just left the system with everything they had at the destination, POS included. They put up a light resistance, but fell quickly and with no losses for ourselves. A few small ships also report that some of the ‘opposition’ took the fast track back to empire to wake up in a clone vat. A 100% successful operation.


August 26, 2009 – by Ace Secunda
prepared for publication by Cerulean Fire

Right after DT this morning, Merk went out scanning. He found 2 WH’s in the C6 next door, one to lowsec and one to a C5. Inside the C5 he found a couple of POS, one with an Anathema sitting outside shields. I quickly put away my ship and warped in there to steal it.

Merk then took a look at the other POS in system and discovered that it has no guns or shield hardeners and was a small POS, so we decided to get some folks together and shoot at it. I jumped in my Apoc, Pocurk got in a Domi, erad in another Apoc, Merk was in an Ishtar, Azmat in a Scorp (and his alt in a Falcon) and we went to go take a few shots. After shooting it for a few minutes, we started to see some bad stuff on directional scan. Up popped a Manticore and Thanatos and we got ready to get out of there. Then we saw a Curse on scan, and the Manticore disappeared. Fighters start showing up and we get ready to warp out.

The Manticore warps in with fighters assigned and we head back to the wormhole and jump through. After 20 seconds or so, the Curse jumps though as well, and starts to engage us. A couple people were still cloaked after jumping, I think he thought we had all warped off, but we all uncloak and pop him very quickly. At this point, erad has switched to a Hictor, so we decide to jump back in.

On the other side of the WH we see nothing, at first. Then a Mega warps in at 220 km, but none of us can hit him. Our cloaked Falcon starts to move towards him though. After a minute, he warps off, and then comes back at 140 km, with fighters. The fighters move towards us and the Manticore uncloaks. We pop the Manti as well as all 5 fighters. The Falcon is getting closer, only 30 km from the mega. Unknown to all of us, erad either warped to a planet and warped back or moved cloaked to the Mega, and he appears only 20 or so km from the Mega and bubbles him. He is just barely too close for us to warp to him, so we warp to a planet and then back, and once we get back a hostile Scorp warps in as well, right into the bubble, along with a couple more fighters. We quickly melt the Scorp, then the Mega (plus all their pods) and loot and salvage their wrecks.

At this point we only have the carrier, a pod (from the Curse), and a Hoarder on scan, so we decide to go back to shooting the POS to see what else we can draw in. The Hoarder is in the POS, but warps off to the other POS after we start shooting again. We are worried he is going to bring stront in, so erad positions himself on the line to the other POS to try to draw him into his Hictor bubble. The pod warps in 150 km from us. Then the Hoarder warps to the pod and warps off. He made a bookmark to the pod and warps back at 100 km from the pod, then tries to warp to the pod, but gets caught in erad’s bubble and gets popped (and we get his pod as well). Hoarder only had jammer arrays, so I come back in a T2 hauler to pick them up. After grabbing them, I warp to the WH and an Anathema uncloaks and starts shooting me. Luckily, Merk had his stealth bomber watching the gate, so he uncloaks and starts shooting the Anathema, but forgets to turn on his warp scram and the Anathema warps off.

Then I had to go to work, but I think we lost interest in shooting the POS. Was a good fun PvP session though. Our only loss was when Merk warped to their POS in his SB but forgot to cloak and the pos guns popped him. He did manage to loot his own can though, at least.


July 14, 2009 – by Two step
prepared for publication by Cerulean Fire