Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Blood spilled into the eye

When the system star of Gulmorogod was occluded by the stiffeners from the plexicupola the approximity alarm went off. Releasing my daydream i stiffened shortly and opened up the scanner. Once the modules warmed up i saw my target. A Rifter, was on scan near an Asteroid Belt, probably battling the local bandits.

(The Rifter is a very powerful combat frigate and can easily tackle the best frigates out there. It has gone through many radical design phases since its inauguration during the Minmatar Rebellion. The Rifter has a wide variety of offensive capabilities, making it an unpredictable and deadly adversary)

I informed the crew of the hit and they lept eagerly to their battle stations. Once the "all hands ready" signal came back from the compartments i sent the Merlin frigate "Reaver" into the warp.

(The Merlin is the most powerful all-out combat frigate of the Caldari. It is highly valued for its versatility in using both missiles and turrets, while its defenses are exceptionally strong for a Caldari vessel.)

Once our ship left the warp tunnel i saw the Rifter broadsiding against some bandit wrecks, the pilot eager to pilfer the remaining valuables. Once in range the merlin spat forth deadly hybrid charges from the electron blasters. In combination with the dual rocket launcher the shield melted quickly under this onblast. But the Rifter is a arguably the best combat frigate of the Minmatar people. And his speed and tank easily protected it from my weapons. The scrambler sucked my capacitor and the engine room officer informed me that the Afterburner would soon switch off. To top this all the enemy Rifter dug deep into our shields and managed to burn into our structure. The ship was soon out of control and the crew ran to the emergency capsules. With a loud bang my own capsule undocked just in time to see the Merlins hull breached. Oxygen, scrap metal, whole modules and crew members were sucked into the cold nothingness, called space.

My capsule propelled me back to a station. And i went back to daydreaming while blood spilled into my left eye.