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What a Night in New Eden. Part one

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So last night, I was quite bored, it was 11:30 and I was about to go to sleep when a Ping went out on Jabber (our alliance-wide chat client) that some Russians were in need of a most ungentlemanly exit from our space. I quickly logged in and got onto voice, there were only a few guys in voice, none of whom I recognized, but that’s ok, our alliance isn’t that small. I get my Bugswatter Hurricane (my new favorite ship) out and go rally up on the PNQY-Q gate in RP2, our scout was reporting 2 red Canes and a Drake, there were 11 of us in battlecruisers, we totally had this. After a few minutes one of our players says he is done for the night and jumps through to PNQY to dock up at the station, a few seconds later our scout gives up a warp in point, said player, for whatever reason promptly LEEEEEERRRROOOYYYYY’s into the red gate camp. Well our hand was forced, we scramble and jump through and warp to save him. We land on grid with 2 red Canes and a Drake wreck… WTF happened to the Drake? No matter, we lock up the reds, get points and webs on them and start turning their shield bars inside out.
The first Cane Kill:
http://gents.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=8986621
The Second Cane Kill:
http://gents.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=8986622
And his pod, squished by yours truly:
http://gents.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=8986620
Here’s the Battle Summary:
http://gents.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_re...kll_id=8986620

We celebrate, high five and make merry, while the FC drives us back to BYXF (our home system) where we are stood down, after maybe five minutes of station spinning and killmail hating we get a message a neutral Mastodon is coming up the pipe from Hophib. A grey Mastodon, in GENTS space, it’s more likely than you think! We quickly undock and hustle to the P5- gate and set up for the uncloak, our scout reports a red gate activation (meaning the target is coming though) and a few seconds later a Buzzard uncloaks, not even my Bugswatter had a fast enough lock speed to catch him so he gets away. The FC in his wisdom orders us to jump and see if the reported Mastodon is lurking on the other side of the gate , turns out his predatory instincts were correct, however the ‘don makes it through the gate and we all hurry fat ass battlecruisers after him. How fortunate then that one of our fast tacklers was already there and had him pointed and webbed as soon as he uncloaked, giving us enough time to jump back and explode him.
The Mastodon:
http://gents.eve-kill.net/?a=kill_detail&kll_id=8986641
Sadly he was empty but such is life, now this is where the story takes a turn for the surreal, after we wacked this guy, he convos our FC, now this isn’t all that strange but the contents of said convo were quite odd.
Here are some of the chat logs, Daniel is our FC, Skuyou is the victim.
LOCAL - immediately after mastodon died.
[ 2011.02.24 08:42:01 ] Skuyou > what would yall charge to haul soem stuff out of your area? jump freighter
[ 2011.02.24 08:42:24 ] Daniel Essig > i'll do it for free
[ 2011.02.24 08:42:31 ] Daniel Essig > we're gentlemen
[ 2011.02.24 08:42:48 ] Skuyou > lol why dont I believe that
[ 2011.02.24 08:45:31 ] Morolen1 > I say my good man, are you implying we are anything other honorable fellows
At this point I presumed it was just smacking in local, you know, like you do, but it seems as if the rabbit hole goes deeper than that. The following is the private chat between him and Daniel, I will fill in what the rest of us doing as the chat goes along. Sorry about the poor spelling but I think you can get the general idea.

[ 2011.02.24 08:43:47 ] Skuyou > yo
[ 2011.02.24 08:43:51 ] Daniel Essig > what do you need moved?
[ 2011.02.24 08:44:05 ] Skuyou > we have a wh thats a few systems over
[ 2011.02.24 08:44:13 ] Skuyou > c2 with a nice lil pos.
[ 2011.02.24 08:44:28 ] Daniel Essig > k
[ 2011.02.24 08:44:44 ] Skuyou > we have been getting hammered every day in that damd thing and havent seen a hs ent in about a month
[ 2011.02.24 08:45:15 ] Skuyou > today we decided that we would try to get back to hs with it so we collapsed it about 9 times and this is the closest that we have gotten
[ 2011.02.24 08:45:29 ] Daniel Essig > k
[ 2011.02.24 08:46:10 ] Daniel Essig > so... what do you need?
[ 2011.02.24 08:46:14 ] Skuyou > in all honesty. I want the tower. I dont really give a **** about the rest at this point
[ 2011.02.24 08:46:38 ] Daniel Essig > small tower?
[ 2011.02.24 08:46:49 ] Skuyou > large min
[ 2011.02.24 08:47:38 ] Daniel Essig > what do you want from us?
[ 2011.02.24 08:48:20 ] Daniel Essig > you want to bring it out and have us bring it to highsec for you?
[ 2011.02.24 08:48:23 ] Skuyou > most corps in null hiave a jump freighter that runs once every week or every other
[ 2011.02.24 08:48:32 ] Skuyou > yeah
[ 2011.02.24 08:48:47 ] Daniel Essig > what sys is this wormhole in?
[ 2011.02.24 08:49:05 ] Skuyou > this one
[ 2011.02.24 08:49:10 ] Daniel Essig > by?
[ 2011.02.24 08:49:13 ] Daniel Essig > byxf?
[ 2011.02.24 08:49:17 ] Skuyou > baa
[ 2011.02.24 08:49:20 ] Skuyou > cc99z
[ 2011.02.24 08:51:09 ] Daniel Essig > hmm ok
[ 2011.02.24 08:52:09 ] Skuyou > in all reality you just killed our transport ship
[ 2011.02.24 08:52:42 ] Daniel Essig > why did you bring it in here with no cargo?
[ 2011.02.24 08:53:05 ] Skuyou > we were heading up from hs
[ 2011.02.24 08:53:07 ] Daniel Essig > you were probably bringing it back from Lowsec
[ 2011.02.24 08:53:11 ] Daniel Essig > yeah
[ 2011.02.24 08:53:27 ] Daniel Essig > so you need us to grab it
[ 2011.02.24 08:53:56 ] Skuyou > well I can haul the junk to the nearest station with bestowers
[ 2011.02.24 08:54:26 ] Skuyou > after that figure 100m? to freighter it on your next run?

This is where Dan told the rest of us that this was really happening, or at least that the trap attempt was an elaborate one. We were still fairly certain it was a cunning trap on the part of Skuyou and his corp, because, well, come on.
[ 2011.02.24 08:54:46 ] Daniel Essig > sounds fair, tho we will pick it up for you from your wormhole
[ 2011.02.24 08:54:52 ] Daniel Essig > i was looking to see if i could fit it
[ 2011.02.24 08:55:02 ] Daniel Essig > safer even in our own space to do it in a cloaky
[ 2011.02.24 08:55:57 ] Skuyou > yeah
[ 2011.02.24 08:56:18 ] Daniel Essig > so i'm going to invite you to a fleet, can you put my cloaky on your WH to go into 0.0?
[ 2011.02.24 08:56:19 ] Skuyou > its a relitively fresh wh 5 frigs through it
[ 2011.02.24 08:57:13 ] Skuyou > my cloaky on your wh???
[ 2011.02.24 08:57:33 ] Daniel Essig > i want you to give me the BM on our side
[ 2011.02.24 08:57:41 ] Daniel Essig > then go to ur pos, is it ready for me to scoop?
[ 2011.02.24 08:57:43 ] Skuyou > o ok
[ 2011.02.24 08:58:56 ] Skuyou > ok I am out of the fleet
[ 2011.02.24 08:59:13 ] Daniel Essig > is the tower unanchored and ready for me to scoop?
[ 2011.02.24 08:59:21 ] Skuyou > nope
[ 2011.02.24 08:59:37 ] Daniel Essig > unanchor it
[ 2011.02.24 08:59:37 ] Skuyou > I was leaving the defences online till all the easy **** was done
[ 2011.02.24 09:00:22 ] Daniel Essig > you can unanchor it now
[ 2011.02.24 09:00:26 ] Daniel Essig > we're ready to grab it
[ 2011.02.24 09:03:34 ] Skuyou > this is going to be a ***** to do
[ 2011.02.24 09:03:56 ] Daniel Essig > how is that?
[ 2011.02.24 09:04:09 ] Skuyou > unloading guns in a bestower
[ 2011.02.24 09:04:51 ] Daniel Essig > rofl
[ 2011.02.24 09:04:53 ] Skuyou > shield pass is 123
[ 2011.02.24 09:04:54 ] Daniel Essig > thats slow...
[ 2011.02.24 09:05:22 ] Daniel Essig > come get us the WH bookmark again i'll invite you to fleet now
[ 2011.02.24 09:07:52 ] Daniel Essig > k when i see you in local i'll warp to you
[ 2011.02.24 09:07:55 ] Daniel Essig > on my alt
[ 2011.02.24 09:07:59 ] Skuyou > ok

[ 2011.02.24 09:08:28 ] Skuyou > just hope yall are trust worthy

Yea, about that, now Dan was saying he was in a wormhole with this guy and warping to his POS, we were expecting smart bombing battleships or something along those lines. It hadn’t really occurred to us that it might really be happening, it was simply too absurd to consider that a stranger was giving us the keys to the kingdom.

More in part 2, damn character limits.

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  1. The Hater's Avatar
    I are teh confusededed
  2. Sprinkles's Avatar
    tl;dr version, killed a guy, for some reason guys think we can help him, we 'help' him, now we have 1+ billion isk in stolen gear