Our last static has gone away, and I have just opened the new one. Now I hurry to get in C3a system. Because of the new discovery scanner, time is ticking. Anyone in the system has a big fat "someone coming" sign. All they have to do is notice. But I am hoping that someone won't.
I enter the system, and dscan. There are two Macks. Quickly as I can I move off the wormhole and bookmark it. Then I point my dscan towards one ore anom, and then a second. They are in the second. It's go time. I warp to the anom.
|Things look good|
The Mack is about 70km from me, and the asteroids are all around the same distance. So I am going to have to bounce. OK, where? Well the sun is close, and it is about inline with a monster asteroid the Mack is near. So I bookmark that asteroid, and warp to the sun at 100. My guess is that he is about 10km from the asteroid. So I warp back at 20km from it.
As I land on grid, I am happy to see he is still there. I will have my shot. Then I am slightly alarmed as I glide right onto him: 10km, 5km, 2km. Oh well, I was planning to uncloak soon enough though not immediately. So I uncloak and get my systems going. Sebo, warp scrambler, torps. And... got him. I open up, and he is taking damage. I orbit at 1000, hoping to kill him and quickly grab his stuff.
But he does not panic. He deploys EC-600s, and sets them on me. Uh oh... I am just into his armor... and I am jammed. Crap. OK, check dscan. Nothing changed. So I am going to hope and stick around. Jam is counting down. I am free! I try to lock. Lock faster! Nope. I am jammed again. He is starting to rotate, so I start bumping. Weak little bumps, but I hope they are stopping him. Cannot tell. Another 20s, and another jam. I dscan; still nothing. But it's too late. He warps.
I quickly move off and cloak. I want to see what they are doing. So I get dscan going again and quickly isolate their POS on a planet with just one moon. I fly there. Then I warp over nearby so I can look at them. They have two combat ships, an interceptor and a Pilgrim. After a while, the interceptor changes to a Magnate. Shortly, it warps off and disappears, and I see probes. Looks like they intend to find the new signature. I have an idea... I warp back to my home system.
My guess is the Magnate will scan down our wormhole and perhaps it will come to visit. We have around some special anti-frigate Tristans just for this purpose. I figure I'll try one out. So I reship into it, and go back to the wormhole. I'm breaking my own rules for wormhole combat here. It's stupid. But I have the feeling... anyway, I get out my Warriors to decloak and apply DPS, and I buzz around the wormhole at 500. It's all or nothing.
It's all of nothing. I sit. Nothing happens for a while. Then... boomp; crackle. It's them. Let's see what it is. I wait for what seems a long time. It's holding cloak. Perhaps planning its break for it?
Then I see it. It's the Pilgrim. I am not sure exactly what it does, but it's not what I expect and so I immediately hit my GTFO warp. At the same time, it jumps back through the wormhole. Funny. I guess we both spooked each other. It probably thought I was tackle and had friends. I have real life stuff to do so I get my Manticore and cloak in a safespot.
An hour later, I fly back to the wormhole to have another look at C3a. But the wormhole is gone. They popped it.