Category: After Action Reports

Several days ago, Moira. medium-range scouts determined the location of a Erebus-class Titan belonging to The Star Fraction within the Placid region, indeed, within several jumps of our main base of operations. The name of this Titan is believed to be ‘Code Black’, while the pilot who was flying it was Ragadude. This Erebus was located at a heavily armed death-star type control tower in the Dastryns star system.

Indeed, Star Fraction has constructed a network of such fireabases throughout the Placid region, military outposts with no other function than to act as staging areas for their military forces, often as a secure location for command ships and Strategic Cruisers fitted with warfare links. Their theory, we assume, is that these ships can provide useful advantages and bonuses to their combat ships within those systems, while being largely invulnerable to counterattack.

The Star Fraction constructed such an outpost, of their Cassini Division, inside the Pelille System, the HQ of Moira. Corporation, simultaneous to a large-scale logistical operation to the system, no doubt with the intention of subjugating Moira through a military blockade. Thus far, they have proven to be unsuccessful. As of Friday, Moira broke their blockade twice, destroying a Harbinger in the process, forcing the remainder of their forces to flee or dock.

Additionally, during their logistical operation to the Pelille System, Star Fraction lost an Abaddon-class battleship, apparently while escorting a freighter through the Ostingele system, carrying five-billion isk of equipment. Moira has positively ID’d the pilot of this freighter, and the Directorate is deciding on whether to authorize a wardec against the transport corporation in retaliation for supporting Star Fraction’s unilateral military campaign in the Placid region.

According to The Star Fraction’s own records, their present efficiency in combat against Moira for the past week is 25.3 percent.


The Star Fraction Declares War Against Moira.
Sent: 2011.04.29 14:53

The Star Fraction has declared war on Moira..
Within 24 hours fighting can legally occur between those involved.

The Star Fraction, an anarchistic organization that has attempted to fight various government-affiliated organizations over the past six or seven years, has declared war against Moira. Corporation. They have not indicated what the purpose of this wardec is, what the terms of surrender might be, or what their objectives are. However, according to official records, the combat is going quite well for us as of this time.

The first engagement with Star Fraction was with Lord LazyGhost’s Hurricane-class battlecruiser, the same day the wardec went active. Curiously, Star Fraction appeared to have no serious strategy in place to attack Moira when the wardec was active, and as such, individual Star Fraction pilots were easy to isolate and destroy piecemeal. The Hurricane was caught off of the Pelille stargate in Ostingele, and being an armor-plated Hurricane variant, was too slow to disengage.

Later that night, a Maelstrom-class battleship was destroyed in Ostingele, also belonging to Star Fraction.

Indeed, what was more interesting during the wardec thus far was the number of successes against other pirate organizations in spite of the Star Fraction wardec. 20 hostile ships were destroyed on Saturday and Sunday combined, only four of which were Star Fraction. Moira. Corporation is investigating offensive operations to deal with Star Fraction’s operations in the Placid Region. Their destabilizing activities, whilst once a minor annoyance to the region’s inhabitants, can no longer be tolerated.

This past Sunday, Moira. Corporation launched a covert reconnaissance operation to the Fountain region, specifically, the Chimera constellation.

The focus of the operation was the confirmation of sightings of Sansha forces in the Fountain region, neutralization of these forces, and other reconnaissance to gather possibly clues regarding their presence in the Fountain region.

The Nocturne Special Task Force assembled at 20:00 hours Sunday, a squadron of Force Reconnaissance cruisers, stealth bombers, and the Scimfaxi, a Loki-class strategic cruiser, whose configuration remains classified. The fleet deployed to northern Placid, near Alsavoinon, with the objective of identifying a safe passage through the treacherous Cloud Ring region, occupied by Goonswarm Federation at the time. An ally of Moira, Myaxis Corporation, was also in participation, represented by pilot Deucaliona.

The Scimfaxi provided forward recon of the route through the Cloud Ring passage, and enabled the fleet to slip by without facing any hostile resistance. Once through Cloud Ring, the fleet found that the J5A stargate link to the Fountain region was undefended. The infiltration of Fountain was successful, and no hostile forces were detected anywhere along the route towards the Chimera constellation.

By the time the fleet arrived in the HMF-9D system, the Nocturne STF had encountered no ships barring entry to the stargates along our route.

While in HMF-9D, we immediately detected the presence of Sansha combat squadron. The combined forces of the Nocturne Special Task Force engaged and destroyed this squadron, hoping to uncover data that could lead us to discover the source of the Sansha fleet. However, the data was unrecoverable, and we were forced to move on to another Chimera system. During this time, a TEST alliance squadron had entered HMF-9D, and had taken up blocking positions along our outbound stargate. Aesis Tori fired on their Nighthawk class Field Command Ship, however, we disengaged and waited for them to withdraw. From this point forward we considered TEST to be a hostile force in the constellation.

After some additional surveys of local systems, the task force moved to the AV-VB6 starsystem. Another Sansha force was identified here, but also a TEST alliance Tengu, busy attacking Serpentis forces in a Sanctum. Given their warm welcome of the task force earlier, Fleet Command ordered the destruction of the vessel. The Tengu was destroyed at the loss of one low-tech Manticore, flown by an allied Myaxis pilot, Deucaliona.

With fleet objectives completed, the course was set back to Placid. The return trip was slightly more problematic, with a combat squadron blockading the route to Alsavoinon, however some use of bookmarks and warp-in vectors by Moira pilot Ilik ensured a safe return of the remaining pilots of the task force.

My thanks goes to all Moira and Myaxis pilots who participated, and allowed this to be a successful operation.

Nation Attack Fails

It seems that the recent Moira. Expedition didn’t go as unnoticed as we had hoped/expected and that we may have a bigger trove of information than we initially expected.

Upon routine scouting and probing around the system, a violent wormhole was discovered in orbit around one of the Lava class planets in system.

Upon deployment of a fire support team and an ECM Gravimetric squadron tasked with closing the wormhole; Nation successfully deployed ships into the system.

Minus the fleets required to cover the gates, the full support squadron descended upon the wormhole and the ships that had travelled through.

Despite their best efforts, 3 Revenant class Supercarriers, labelled each as the Kundalini manifest were successfully deployed by nation within the system before the wormhole was completely collapsed. With no Nation commanding officer in system to relay orders maintaining to the stability of the wormhole, the revenant class Supercarriers had nowhere to escape to, which inevitably lead to their destruction.

The only ship destruction confirmed was an unmanned Charon class freighter, carrying nothing more than spare parts, nanite repair paste and salvage, nothing more lost than that of the cost to produce the ship.

This marks a few key points in my records, namely;

  • The first time nation has deployed more than 1 Kundalini manifest class Supercarrier into the system.
  • The first time nation has deployed such large ships without both support of smaller ships and a commander to govern the operation.
  • The first time, I can recall, Nation has operated in null sec security space, in capital class vessels, without the dampening effects usually associated with the presence of their attacking force. (This allowed additional capital ships to be deployed to counter Nations attacking force.)
  • The first time, I can recall, Capital capsuleer ships have been able to access a Nation Supercarrier class vessels.
  • Lastly, the first time, I can recall as of note, that the apparent presence of a capsuleer fleet in a system has caused Nation to mount an attack.

– On a personal note, this continues to make me wonder if Nation attacked the system because the presence of the Hel’s in system on their associated mission.. if so, what detail these ships could have discovered, that nation want to attempt the destruction of… how large would the ship escalation have become if we didn’t close the wormhole when we did, will they be able to out match our support fleet? If they decide to deploy anything like that seen by Mouse Nell’s probe we may encounter severe problems…

I’ve given the order today for emergency break away procedures to be put in place should an insurmountable hostile force be encountered, allowing the quick escape to nearby friendly locations to rendezvous… given that nation knows our location, I think it’s the least we can prepare for..

– Wormhole

– Fleet

– Joseph Dean Stargazer

Moira. Corporation conducted a sustained combat reconnaissance and resource extraction mission in a classified w-space system, generated roughly two billion ISK in revenue over the duration of the operation.

Ten or so Moira corporation pilots and associates participated in Operation Entropy, named for the black hole that dominated the class-three w-space system.

According to long-range telemetry, the Entropy black hole existed within interstellar space, well beyond the star system’s heliopause. Unfortunately, the graviton radiation emitted by the black hole still affected ship systems. It is because of this, that the system went largely unnoticed by opportunist Capsuleers looking for easily accessible technology and Sleeper resources to extract. A large number of Sleeper facilities had gone untouched as a result.

Moira Directorate established a control tower and small facility within the star system, to support a sustained operation and provide logistical support to Moira expeditionary teams. Several significant operations were conducted into Sleeper complexes, resulting in around 1.5 billion ISK in acquired materials, including, among other things, salvaged Sleeper technology. The starbase established within the Entropy system maintenanced our vessels and stored our equipment between operations, and was finally disbanded today, after three days of continuous operation. All resources were evacuated through a U210 class wormhole to safety to our main base of operations.

An interesting note that we made during Operation Entropy: The Entropy system seemed to have an affinity for U210 wormholes, for some reason. Specifically, U210 wormholes that led to Federation low security space. This proved highly advantageous, as it ensured a limited number of normal-space jumps were required to reach our base in Placid. Overall, the operation proved to be a significant success, and all profits generated were split proportionally to those that participated.

Combat report: Skirmishes in Placid

Good evening everyone. Today was rather eventful for both Moira.’s active wardecs and anti-pirate patrols in the Placid region.

We began operations at around 19:30 standard hours, fleeting up and preparing to perform a standard sweep of the Placid region, for combat experience and unit cohesion building, as well as anti-piracy. As we prepared to disembark from HQ, we were notified of a hostile engagement in the Stacmon system. Zero Threat, CEO of the Rebirth. Corporation who had wardecced us the day previous, had attempted to engage Rinai Vero, a pilot of ours on the undock of the 5-9 station there. We immediately diverted to assist.

Upon contacting the pilot and organizing our forces, we had him transfer to a Myrmidon to entice an engagement once again from Zero’s Astarte. Fortunately, we has already acquired a ship scan of the target, and knew his fitting and tank capabilities, as well as his maximum damage potential. Quickly, we hatched a plan.

The main fleet would hold position in Ostingele, the main lowsec entrance point outside of Stacmon, while Rinai pulled Zero in to engage. Once engagement was confirmed, the trap would be sprung.

Rinai executed the plan by undocking, and we waited for the call. Althea Ekran jumped early into the system to position herself for the trap. Rinai called out that Zero had redboxed, and the race was on. We landed on the target in twenty seconds, but only had sixty to destroy the Astarte before it could withdraw. Command called for all weapons to overheat on target. The Astarte’s active tank repaired a small amount of the incoming fire, as expected, but it didn’t have the staying power to deagress. It was destroyed with about twenty seconds to spare.

Upon retrieval of the modules from the ship’s wreck, valued at around forty million isk, we maneuvered the fleet back to Ostinele for the fleet that was planned for the evening.

First destination: Vlillirier

Vlilllirier is a popular lowsec hub system, as far as such things go, for the Placid region. A natural nexus of nullsec, highsec, and lowsec activity, it plays host to a number of stations with numerous facilities. Our plan was that this system would be a natural gravitational point for pilots looking for action. It surpassed our expectations.

Holding on the Aldranette stargate in Vlil, we waited for Caviar Liberta to rendezvous with the fleet before moving to the  next waypoint in the patrol. We received word from the forward scout, however, of four battlecruisers belonging to Fidelas Constans alliance, which were apparently preparing for a fight.

After a short standoff, we jumped to Aldranette, hoping to split their forces, and align at speed to the next destination stargate. The hostile Harbinger opened fire: he became the first target. A Drake which was hitting our cruisers hard was next. Friendly ECM was able to hold down the remaining ships, which rapidly disengaged as their allies fell. A Moira. Rupture was lost early in the fighting, as it had become the primary target of the hostile fleet.

The firefight quickly gained the attention of the local inhabitants: reports of another five battlecrusiers came in from our scouts. We maneuvered to station quickly, and finished our loop through Placid and returned to base.

Upon our re-entry to Ostingele en route to Placid, there was a protracted skirmish against two Shield Hurricanes. This engagement was indecisive, as we had no ability to gain heavy tackle on the targets to focus fire and destroy them.

The fleet then disbanded, allowing Moira pilots to split the spoils, rearm, and discuss the main lessons from the fights we had experienced. I have to add, I’m looking forward to the rest of the week, if this pattern of engagements keeps up. Best fights we’ve had in a while.

-Julianus Soter, CEO.

Liberation of Sanctum Constellation

Today Moira. squadrons participated in the large-scale operations to liberate Sanctum from a surprise Sansha attack on the  Constellation, which houses the CONCORD command and control facilities for the New Eden cluster. We launched our main operation at 1740, and continued until 20:07, which is when the Sansha supercarrier flagship, The Kundalini Manifest, was targeted and destroyed by a joint capsuleer strikeforce. More information on this flagship is available on the Sanshadex.

Lord Galrton acted as fleet command for this final assault, in which roughly ten Moira. capsuleers participated, and it was this fleet that was recognized by CONCORD, and was rewarded accordingly. The reward for the final battle, handed out by CONCORD, was around sixty million isk and thirteen thousand four hundred LP. It proved essential to overheat all combat systems in the final push to crack the Kundalini’s armor and structure, to provide the best chance of being recognized by CONCORD’s bounty system.

Overall, this was the fastest successful repulsion of an incursion in high security space thus far. Several classified pieces of intelligence about Sansha protocols were also acquired, which should prove valuable in future engagements in lowsec and nullsec.

There were some small engagements with Standards and Practices forces during this incursion, with a single ship loss traded for a Stabber kill in Stacmon. Zedrik Cayne did not undock his Dominix to attack our larger incursion-capable force, however, and sat out the remainder of the campaign.