So one of the things I have been trying to do a bit of this year, is to get a little experience (scratch the very, very surface) of things other than being a plain old Carebear.
This way I feel more justified in saying that I am a Carebear. And I am.
Anyway, I moved out to Provi to experience the thrills there. The people so far have been very nice, very friendly. I even made up a corporation office there to facilitate things!
And today I lost a ship, and an MTU.
but not my pod!
I learned some things and am wiser for the experience!
This is, more or less, what happened:
Having taken to trying mining in null sec, we wanted to bring our Orca out, to get some fleet boosts. I scouted the pipe from the border of high sec to the base. At the gate in JEIV-E there were a group of rats sitting there. Having learned that null sec rats sometimes scramble and web (and other nasty things) I decided to remove them from the way.
Once the Orca was safely underway, I went and got in my trusty Harbinger, and flew out to engage the rats in the ultimate battle of wits and courage. There were four of them.
Being lazy as I sometimes am, I threw out the MTU to drag all the wrecks together. The MTU sucks all the loot out of the wrecks and they are all nicely together within the range of salvaging equipment. Whilst I was busy salvaging, a Caracal warped in and landed about 60 km away - by the Stargate. Whilst the fight with the rats was going on, several people had flown past, and at first - this being NRDS territory - I did not think much of it... until he started locking me.
So I tried running. Before I could get into warp, he had closed in and scrammed me. Then his friend in the Stratios came. They overcame my tank, and my ship popped. I warped my pod away, and vowed to check the status of my fellow pilots in local - next time.
The Orca made it safely to the destination!