Sovereignty: Cascade Imminent.
There doesn't seem to be much going on today. We're still redeploying to GE-8, because people always procrastinate. Seems people don't really change in the basic respects: once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator.
Reschef came through for me today, netting me another fifty million ISK. This mixed in with some sell orders I put out brought me to just over three hundred million. Now just to go rat some more in 49-U...
Archiebald Hornby: "EVERYONE, GET IN FLEET NOW! THIS IS AN EMERGENCY OP! YOU'D BETTER GET IN FLEET, BECAUSE IF I DON'T SEE YOU IN IT I'LL BE COMING AFTER YOU! AHACS, GET FROM CZK TO THE 4-07 JUMPBRIDGE!"
So much for that. Computer, redock and eject from from vessel.
*****Thirty seconds is a pretty fast trip for 4-07 to CZK-. Clonejumping is pretty useful. Computer, board Claw.
Computer: "Command verified."
Archiebald Hornby: "How far do they have you down?"
???: "Ninety percent armor."
*****Five minutes is about as fast as I've seen for a seventy-five man fleet. Really, it's quite phenomenal. Normal form up time for a fleet this size is at least double that, if not triple.
Archiebald Hornby: "Guys, get through into 4-07. Take the jumpbridge from CZK to 4-07. Seraph, what do they got you at?"
Seraph: "Fifty-six percent armor."
Archiebald Hornby: "How bubbled are you?"
Seraph: "I'm pretty bubbled."
Archiebald Hornby: "How many we got in fleet? Seventy, alright, we might be able to do this. Guys, get into RR-dos on the 25S gate and HOLD. DO NOT JUMP. Hak, you in a Dram?"
Archiebald Hornby: "Fleet, jump in. X's are in fleet."
Seraph: "Looks like your best bet will be from...planet seven..."
Archiebald Hornby: "Hak, warp to planet seven and get a warp in, fleet jump in and warp to planet seven. Fleet, warp to planet seven.
*****Hakawu: "Warp to me warp to me!"
Archiebald Hornby: "FLEET WARP TO HAKAWU, FLEET WARP! Did everyone get warp?"
???: "Someone warped the fleet."
Archiebald Hornby: "Good good..."
*****We landed at the edge of a bubble. Being a tackler, I did a sensible thing and microwarped straight down, skirting the edge of the bubbles. Halfway around, I noticed a few Scimitars holding at the bottom edge, and I started to burn towards them. A second look showed me a Dramiel on fast approach.
I made the right decision to burn away. That right decision didn't work out quite as planned, as I soon found myself sucked dry of capacitor. No capacitor, I knew I was doomed. It still took them thirty seconds to kill me between the five ships that blew me up.
The Claw crumpled. I was, however, outside of the bubble when I was destroyed, and I made a few jumps back to CZK-, where I reshipped to a Wolf and made the trip back through 4-07 via the jumpbridge. When I finally made it back to 25S-, I entered warp just as Archie called for the fleet to warp out. The supers had exited the field, and the field was hot on their heels. I thought for sure I was going to bite it on landing.
And then Archie called for "good fight in local guys". My plans for the future changed suddenly, from dying in a second fire in the space of five minutes to looting the field. My cargohold was small, but I knew I could get some good stuff. Seraph was grateful for the rescue operation, which he caused by ratting in a Sanctum with a super. He was so grateful in fact, that he promised to reimburse any ships lost on the operation. When you think about it, it makes sense. The few ships we lost are a paltry sum to the super he almost lost.
Computer: link battle report and terminate recording.