Previously, I discovered a ninja POS in my system. Checking it out shows that a Russian corporation owns it. Now, I am waiting to hear from the CEO of that corp. Maybe we can work something out. Or I am waiting another day for a couple of my corpies to get back from RL vacation. Then it will be a fight.
Saturday comes, and I am playing in the midday. This is evening in Russia, so I am not too surprised, when I warp out cloaked to look at the alien POS, that there is a ship there. I am rather surprised to see what it is: a Noctis. No wrecks were on dscan, either in my inner system or out here. I check the recent history of my system on staticmapper. There have been no sleeper kills. So, why the Noctis? I dunno. I sit and watch for a while but he is not doing anything. Maybe he has just left himself logged in. This is too boring.
I leave to go explore. First I warp out of range of the alien POS to fire probes. Then I search down the few sigs we have. I find the static wormhole, warp there, and hop through.
Immediately on dscan I can see sleeper wrecks and a Tengu with Cyrillic characters in its name. Well, OK, I guess I know what the Noctis is for. I want to see what his modus operandus is, so start dscanning. Some of the wrecks are out in space somewhere that I cannot get to. But I locate other wrecks and the Tengu in an anomaly. I warp over at 100 for a look, backing off to create a perch. I don't intend to attack him -- that would pretty much guarantee hostility, which I don't want until necessary. But I am curious.
It is slow going, but he finishes the site. He warps off. By this time I have bookmarked all of the anomalies of this type. Will he go do another? It appears no. He disappears from dscan. I keep watching. The Noctis appears. It salvages the site I cannot get to first. I watch this on dscan. I am tempted again to try to gank it, but it's not a good idea diplomatically. So I will just watch. It comes to do the site I am perched at. I watch as it sucks in wrecks. It gets down to three wrecks left and two cans of blue loot, then, strangely, it warps off. Huh?
I dscan. I see it briefly then it disappears. What is going on? Well, I am not above a bit of larceny. This guy should be a bit more careful in my opinion. So I warp over and steal the two cans as well as the blue loot from one wreck. Then I cloak back up and return to my perch.
After about 5 minutes, the Noctis returns. I still don't know what that was about: bathroom break? Anyway, it finishes off the three remaining wrecks and warps, and disappears from dscan. I hope he got the message: wspace is not safe.
To be continued...