Tag Archive: Placid


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.

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The Star Fraction Declares War Against Moira.
From:  CONCORD
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.

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.