We’d had several fights with pirates while flying around in doctrine Firetails trying, and failing, to get a fight with a 19 man Amarr/Caldari Merlin fleet. I’d switched from armor to shield logi specifically to rep our doctrine-breaking FC and alliance leader @Harkon_Thorson in his Stork. As we were about to head back from Kamela to Sosala, somebody in fleet picked up an Orca sitting on the Sosala gate. We warped in and got point on both him and the Scorpian Navy that was also on the gate. Whether he was helping @Gian_Bal or looking to fight the Orca himself, I’m not sure. He exploded too quickly for us to find out.
The Battle Orca put up more of a fight. It’s huge shield tank kept it on the field for a long time, launching wave upon wave of drones to replace those we killed. At one point, he got Harkon into his very small layer of armor after applying his considerable neuts to our one shield logi. Fortunately our armor logi were able to keep Harkon alive long enough, and I was able to pull out of neut range and rep Harkon back up.
It was a really fun fight. Here’s the killmail.