It's a slow Friday evening. Several of the characters in my corp are on vacation or otherwise not around. So, it's just me on tonight. My market alt ice-mines in The Forge, until the ice runs out. I look at a few market orders. Ho, hum.
Well, what about wspace? Maybe I can go exploring. But first, I think I should do some PI. There are only two signatures in my wspace system, which means that unless something weird has happened (like: someone has connected to my system, instantiated my wormhole, then popped his connection), the wormhole is closed. So, it's a good time to do the dangerous part of PI: trooping around to all those COs moving PI goods. This is part where you sometimes get blown up if unlucky and/or unwary. But you do not get blown up if you are sealed off from the outside universe.
I do my PI. Then I bring in my PI alts and do theirs, too. Finally I log Von Keigai back in. I'll open the static and have a look. Maybe some exploring to finish a rather dull night off.
I warp out to the static wormhole. As I approach, I run a dscan as I habitually do. (Dscanning ahead means you'll be a little less shocked if you drop out of warp and there are ships at the wormhole.) In this case I only ran the scan out of habit, but what is this? There's a ship on scan! Wait! There are a tower and forcefield on scan!
Am I even in my own system? Did I jump already and I forgot it? Minor stroke perhaps? Confusion.
No, I am in my system. I arrive at the wormhole: no ships. I dscan again to be sure; no change to that. I am not going exploring. Someone has invaded my system! There is only one planet in range, and it has only three moons. So I quickly isolate the particular moon and warp over there. Sure enough: there's a new POS here, a small Caldari tower. It's got no defenses at all: no hardeners or other POS parts. Just its force field.
Hmm. Can I kill it? A little research shows: not really. A small tower has 12.5 million shield hitpoints. This one is fresh, so it might not be fully charged, but by myself I cannot do much. Certainly not tonight, and even with the few of us I can assemble tomorrow, I don't relish the idea of multiple-hour POS bashing. I will have to wait for some corpies to get back to assemble a decent POS-bashing force.
Since I know I am not going to act in the next couple days, I write the CEO of the owning corp politely asking him what they are doing. A veiled ultimatum is laid: we must be friends or enemies. Then, my mood spoiled, I log off and go to bed.
While lying there, I realize I did all my PI with an open static.
To be continued...