So, as you know I don’t mission much, but I’ve got a Cerberus fitted for that purpose that I used during my one big push to get jump clones before Faction Warfare. And lately I’ve been messing about in the Cosmos mission complexes.

Well, the mission Cerb is not well fitted for salvage. It’s slow and only has one salvager aboard, no room for a tractor beam. Which means, I do sometimes leave wrecks behind.

After docking to stow the cargo from the salvage project in the previous post, when I returned to the complex front door area, there was a Kestrel flashing red to me.

Now, I’ve got nothing against an ambitious two-month-old character in a salvage Kestrel. Been there, done that, have several tee-shirts.

But: there is a food chain. And I, scavenger though I may be, am higher up it. Commence firing!

This, basically, is an alertness test; the Cerb doesn’t lock frigates particularly fast, I’m shooting standard Scourge heavy missiles at a small target, and today I’m packing no tackle gear fitted whatsoever. This guy could leave.

This guy should leave.

This guy probably doesn’t have the reactions or the reflexes. Perhaps his fear is insufficient. Whatever, he fails to leave. He blows up.

It took three volleys of missiles:

2008.12.27 20:00:00

Corp: School of Applied Knowledge
Alliance: NONE
Faction: NONE
Destroyed: Kestrel
System: [redacted]
Security: 0.5
Damage Taken: 1079

Involved parties:

Name: Marlenus (laid the final blow)
Security: 1.2
Corp: Ironfleet Towing And Salvage
Alliance: Tear Extraction And Reclamation Service
Faction: NONE
Ship: Cerberus
Weapon: Scourge Heavy Missile
Damage Done: 962

Name: COSMOS Caldari Destructor / Unknown
Damage Done: 117

Destroyed items:

Foxfire Rocket, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 97 (Cargo)
Outlaw Spur, Qty: 5 (Cargo)
Hobgoblin I (Cargo)
Medium Shield Booster I
Standard Missile Launcher I
Piranha Light Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)

Dropped items:

Expanded Cargohold I
Bloodclaw Light Missile, Qty: 28
Firefly F.O.F. Light Missile I, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Target Painter I
Thorium Charge S, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Cold-Gas I Arcjet Thrusters
Sabretooth Light Missile, Qty: 100 (Cargo)
Bandit Spur, Qty: 4 (Cargo)

There was a Drake present, of similar name, who locked me immediately while I looted and salvaged; I thought perhaps he’d Concord himself, but alas, no such luck.

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