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Published December 8, 2012

Four jumps from Doril and five jumps from Jamunda, Tencus corp had set up a POS in the YKE4-3 system. It had recently been reinforced, but no fleet arrived to finish it off when the reinforcement timer ended, allowing the corp of 46 characters to bring in a handful of carriers to rep it back up. Whether the reinforce had been for normal reasons, or just a ploy to get carriers out and about, is currently unknown. What is known, however, is that as a result of the carrier bait, Lia Luik warped his Avatar in to attempt a drive-by doomsday. For some unfathomable reason, he chose to shoot an Archon - you know, the carrier that is capable of surviving a doomsday if the pilot is on the ball and properly trained. Based on the recounting of the fight, this carrier pilot was able to do just that.

Not to be deterred by the not-so-one-shot, Lia continued shooting at the Archon. In serious danger of losing the ship, the Archon pilot quickly refit to dual capital reps to mitigate the incoming bombardment of Dual Modal Giga Pulse Laser fire from the Avatar. Because the Avatar was only about 20 km off the tower, it was relatively easy to quickly bubble him in. Tencus, unluckily for Lia, is not a noob corp, easily panicked at the sight of a majestic Avatar. A Tencus Nyx brought fighter bombers to bear on the tackled titan and the titan shifted fire.  Lia Luik probably began rethinking his drive-by strategy at this point.

Zurkon, of Tencus corp, reached out to his contacts in hopes of finding someone willing to come in and poach the titan. As fearsome as a Nyx is, an Avatar will win that fight, even if the Nyx is supported by a triage carrier. Besides, the Avatar had likely batphoned already, so the clock was ticking. The Germanic ev0ke spin-off, Easily Offended, quickly responded with a kitchen sink fleet - anything and everything that could be brought to bear quickly on the beleaguered titan. An additional two Nyxes and two Aeons made their way onto the field, as well as more tackle and support ships. At almost the same time, Makalu showed up with a -A- subcap reinforcement fleet and began to try to clear tacklers from the Avatar. The Tencus Nyx was steadily dying under the impressive firepower of the titan. The slugfest reached a stalemate at about 50% armor as the triaged carriers desperately tried to keep the Nyx alive.

Things were looking good for the Avatar.

Just before the last tackler died, Darkside and Gorgon showed up... and tackled the Avatar. At nearly the same time as the fourth and final Easily Offended hictor died, the Avatar was ready to doomsday again, and picked one of the triage carriers, realizing he would not survive long enough to finish the Nyx. With the momentum of battle rapidly moving in favor of Tencus, Easily Offended, Darkside, and Gorgon, Makalu knew his AHAC fleet would soon be next on the menu. He called for the fleet to burn out of bubbles, plink the Avatar for the killboards, and get out before the guns turned on them.

The Avatar lasted three more minutes before going down. The shiny pod died seconds later.

Good fight to all involved!

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Bagehi
Bagehi began playing Eve in 2003 briefly, then returned in 2006. He has been part of IAC, NC, SoCo, and HBC during that time. He has a thing for history, but mostly spends his time IRL in a corner office, staring at financial reports, like a MMD.