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A Fair Trade

I was writing, as was common, on coms. Early in the morning for me is right into the EU time zone. Sugar, was settled in Bosena and I was slowly working through a cup of butternut squash soup with some tea on the side when someone saw a Fenrir warp from an Oddelulf station to the Istodard gate.


Say what? Who does that?  "Go tackle him," I said and stopped paying attention since my corpmate must be crazy. And then the Fenrir jumped into Istodard and we were scrambling to get ships on the field. They wanted tackle so I picked my trusty armor Throax. It is duel web and I've had it for over a year now. I used to use it to web my freighter in and out of Bosena.

Now my Throax was burning for Oddelulf and I was in space heading into battle! It was glorious. I haven't undocked much recently. The boys had locked down the freighter as it jumped into Istodard and they were bouncing to shake their gateguns. I landed and of course I am 30k away which is the perfect range to be useless. Hopefully, I burn in and immediately get ripped to shreds by the gateguns. I bounce to shake them and land back on grid in half armor to help finish off the Fenrir.

With the Fenrir down a Loki decloaked. Kelts, our Russian neighbors, have moved back in which has made for interesting times. The Loki points me and I decide to burn away. Somehow, this actually works. I get some 40k off of the Loki and the point drops. Thrilled, I realized I'm not aligned anywhere. I try to warp off, Aura tells me I'm in warp, and I get pointed again.

Yuck.

With a Crow on the field I am no longer doing quite so well. I decided to blap the Keres as I am dying. He damps me and runs off 18k away. Damn it. I'm also cap dry so I mutter and get ready to run away. Everyone is asking me if I am dying. "I am dying!' I snap as I pop. I warp off my pod and of course the Crow follows. We land on grid together. I spin about and warp off again to a safe spot to let my timer count down.

I dock and pour one out for my Thorax. That was a good little ship and survived a lot of fights. I should have kept burning for a bit more before that warp earlier. Still, I believe it was a fair trade and a fine death for such a loyal little boat.

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  1. I'm glad to see you still get to undock with all this CSM hullabaloo going on. :-)

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  2. It is a bit harder and CSM hullabaloo gets priority so I pounce on chances :)

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  3. That's not a big fleet to kill a freighter! Did the others escape - even if you lost the whole fleet, still a fair trade IMO :)

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