After a long day at work, I got home, turned on my computer, opened up eve, and saw that I had a peculiar eve mail sitting in my inbox.
To: Targie McRed,
If you're the same Targie that writes TMC's ALOD section, you might have a look at this one:
Kill: ARHANGELGABRIEL (Drake)
Curious, I opened up the in game loss mail and felt my jaw hit my desk:
Yup, that’s a 31 Billion ISK drake; With no highslots. Full of ORIGINAL CAPITAL BLUEPRINTS!!!!
Archon Original: Check.
Thanatos Original: Check
Chimera Original: Check
All Capital Construction Components Originals: Check
and more besides.
Knowing that there must be something to why a guy was flying through lowsec with that much baggage, I set off on the hunt for the story.
Madness breeds Madness
This tale, like so many, has humble beginnings. It seems that the drake pilot was the CEO of a corp. renting in solar space that either was kicked or left the alliance. It seemed that he was moving these blueprints back to the drone regions (for some reason I have yet to fathom) when he jumped in, unscouted, into a hostile T3 gatecamp.
Leelo dallasmultipas > we first saw this guy as he landed on the maila gate in purjola
Leelo dallasmultipas > and although a drake seemed like a trap, we just had to go for it
Leelo dallasmultipas > we don't have a chance to prescan targets most times, and we don't scan them before we shoot them unless we are randsoming them
Leelo dallasmultipas > when the loot dropped
Leelo dallasmultipas > I kind of was in shock, a couple of containers and random t2 shit
Leelo dallasmultipas > then i scooped the two containers and someone linked the km in fleet
Leelo dallasmultipas > kind of did a double take
After taking the loot back to the station, leelo tried to sell the blueprints back to the original owner.
Leelo dallasmultipas > he offered me 1isk
Leelo dallasmultipas > but he did not want to buy them back for 32bil
Leelo dallasmultipas > So i posted them on the forums to sell
Again and Again and Again...
Albert Einstein famously said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” and I think he must have meant this guy. After a little digging, I found that this guy hasn’t done this only once before:
All these of these losses resulted in lost blueprints.
So take this as a lesson on how to move valuable goods: use a covert ops.