Góðr Barsmið

Had a solid fun encounter last night – it was a bit later for me and a few of us were just chilling out after some Fleet Op stuff when we see our Intel Channel blink with info on a Nuet travelling through our immediate area. He, Zarvox Toral, showed up in local of our staging system and left fairly quickly but his name popped up again in Intel only a minute or two later in a System down a dead end pipe near us. This is when the RL Brother throws out the idea of going to hunt Zarvox down and when we learn that one of our mates had already undocked to go look for him in the pipe so we scrambled into action.

Three of us erratically undock and start burning down the pipe towards our mate and Zarvox’s last known location. In total we had four pilots, the three of us that undocked late were flying in a Caracal, Hyena, and a Rupture and our mate already headed down the pipe was in a Scythe Fleet Issue.

Our first engagement with Zarvox was a lemming’fest and he wrecked three of us fairly quickly, I lost my Rupture first then our SFI went down and finally our Caracal… he was flying a brawling fit Vexor Navy Issue with a XLASB and a flight of Geckos – it was a BEAST of a ship and those Geckos are truly nasty! It was also during this first engagement that we learned Zarvox was streaming live on Twitch and some of our Alliance mates were watching the fight.

Those of us who lost ships in that first fight burned back to reship and get a little more organized and all due to some expert piloting by our Hyena pilot we managed to catch Zarvox coming into our staging system. We eventually managed to break his XLASB tank and take him down.

Many thanks for the good fights and good fun Zarvox, hopefully we’ll see you around the area again!

 

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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam

Bráðr Fiskr Reiði

The cynosural field, more commonly referred to as a “cyno” is a content generator. When lit they create a cynosural beacon which  shows up on the Star Map alerting everyone that there is one active and they also show up on your overview as a warp-able object making them easy to find.

Cynos tend to draw inquisitive Capsuleers like a moth is drawn to the light of a flame – they want (need) to find out what is going on and are likely crossing their fingers that there may be a big juicy Capital Ship near it that they can tackle.

Cynos make for some interesting game play and I’ve been on the moth to a flame end – Cyno’syndrome – and recently have started to generate some content from the other side of the cyno… as bait – which some refer to as “Squirrel Fishing“.

Think Cyno, Bubble, Deathstar POS, abandoned drones all over the place (to decloak those pesky cloaky Capsuleers), and for good measure a couple of Combat Recons on grid to surprise the inquisitive Cyno investigators. We’ve had some luck in the last few days and caught a couple of fellas… Fish 1, Fish 2.

A lot of the same traffic tends to pass through most active systems so the Cyno Bait/POS trap will only work for so long but we’re taking advantage of it for now, it will be interesting to see how long we can keep the surprise fresh for!
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Fjúka Hœttr!

Virðing,
Kalam