Light Exahlia - Thorax
Pbalgames - Caracal
Shukken Tekitsu - Caracal
Void Delver - Scythe FC (yes, from a logi ship)
bazingamogus - Malediction
Void helpfully stepped up as FC and proceeded to volunteer people to different roles. We figured new cheap nano doctrine would work wonders, although we couldn't get anyone to fly the battlecruiser in the end. We were ready in about 30 minutes which I think is a good formup time.
We yeeted to Fade, warped around some systems with npc delta, but never really found anyone before the response fleet showed up. It consisted of like 2 ceptors, some caracals, a loki, a vedmak and a sleipnir. Unfortunately, while trying to regroup (? i wasnt there myself) we lost a caracal on the gate.
After safely warping off in the next system, Void decided to scout the ingate grid with his Scythe by warping at a hundred. He then promptly got himself tackled and asked fleet to warp to him to fifty to be in point/ damage range to maybe try and peel the stiletto.
It was a fun little engagement and I think (and most of our fleet agree) that we could've walked off with some kills even, if not for the bad start. Basically by the point our gang landed, scythe was in half shields and if we could've dealt damage while scythe was getting primaried I think we had great chance of killing stuff. Some of their pilots were also out of position and that was something we could've punished more.
After Void's tragic demise we scattered only losing Light's thorax in the process, although good attempt to escape was made.
With renewed timers we decided to regroup by gating towards jita, to link up with our dead members. The lowsec route went through kinakka and we were not about to get camped so we switched our route to a highsec Thera entrance instead.
On our way there, we (me+clarity+shukken) found an omen ~12km off the highsec gate. I called bait but as 2IC put it "yeah, whatever", so we aggressed it, I tackled first, warped off cause guns, when I got back our caracal got scrammed and died to omen+guns. :c
No interesting escalation ensued, we poked at them for a bit (vexor joined the omen on gate) until they deaggroed and jumped.
Took us almost an hour to get to Thera, get out in some real dead place (Period Basis), jump around a bit, yeet (Omist) and jump around a bit more, until we had our next (and last) timer reset.
Basically I jumped into the system with that gila and the only anomaly within ~5au was this one rally point. There was no way to catch it if it was ~30au away because the person was paying attention.
We were on our way back to Thera, so we made the 6 jumps and ended the fleet.
I think at some point we were also trying to bump an iteron off the athanor and I think I lost a praxis even though I had it locked and point preactivated. I think we could've killed it.
ISK Destroyed: 302m
ISK Lost: 118m
+ Killed one thing !
+ Had fun c:
+ We got into a manageable engagement, just in the wrong way
- Having no/ just two points in the whole fleet is not the best
- Took the bait, but wonder if that was a badly executed right decision
- Bots make me sad
Thanks everyone for coming !
See you in space soon