Off-Topic Thebeka/Alkabsi/Empire Rebellion Thread


(Isha Vuld) #21

She is saying that you are too focused on the immediate situation to see the big picture.

The destruction of Amarr spaceships and allied vessels in orbit, and the “charlie-foxtrot” caused by the mass deployment of rebel space stations in orbit of an Amarr core world is absolutely invaluable when we consider the larger war going on, and the Amarr Empire will be much more severely weakened by the loss of such ships then it will be by the loss of whatever troops may be lost on the ground.

To put it bluntly, I’l probably kill more Amarr with a single battleship destruction then you will Minmatar in your entire campaign down on that planet. And since multiple vessels of that class have been deployed so far, yes, the space battle does matter.

It may not resolve the situation in Thebeka, though it certainly makes it easier for TLF smugglers (like me, hey ho!) to get down there and help. But this is a very, very large conflict of which Thebeka is only a tiny, tiny part right now. In the long run, what happens in space will prove much more meaningful then what happens on the ground.


(Hexelen) #22

Don’t sell yourself short: you’ll kill plenty of your kin on those Amarr ships to boot!


(Alizabeth Vea) #23

Looking at my War Diary, that would be false. It’s close though. However, if we’re going to talk about a war of attrition, then let’s do that.

The Amarr Empire has something like 40 Trillion people. Half of them are slaves, but they still do crew ships. The Amarr Navy lost around a billion personnel in the Drifter Invasion. They’re still combat effective.

My mission was to restore order on Alkabsi. I accomplished my mission.

Now, talking game theory and infinite games can get interesting. Let’s not go there tonight.

However, no matter how many battleships you kill, you, Ms. Vuld will not free your people. The Minmatar’s best chance was to breathe on this spark and hope it ignites a fire. (I’m not giving anything away here. The Minmatar know this as well as the Amarr, if not better.) The problem that if this spark does turn into a conflagration, there’s no telling how far the firestorm will spread, or what it will consume, or how many souls it will take with it.

I pray to God that I never ever have to do what I did on Alkabsi again. I pray harder that I am never unleashed in a real war. I truly do not understand why everyone seems hellbent on setting the cluster on fire.


(Talon Fair) #24

Thanks, boss. :roll_eyes:


(Mizhara Del'thul) #25

I mean, you didn’t even wait until your target turned suspect before you jumped the gun and made your intent blatantly clear. You’re not the brightest bulb.


(Talon Fair) #26

I’ve got no idea what you’re talking about.


(Mizhara Del'thul) #27

Blatantly.


(Samira Kernher) #28

Truly. Well, I would certainly hope Daeuuas. doesn’t intend on breaking its terms of agreement.


(Talon Fair) #29

I’d say the agreement is in safe hands. If my presence has discouraged you from making an aggressive action in the system of Thebeka then if anything the agreement has been honoured above and beyond.

PS - Whoever’s got Dertana Hanaya on their payroll, have them clean their camera drone. Suspect flagged I was not.


(Kalaratiri) #30

Coming live from above Thebeka III

Ain’t nobody else this sexy.


(Teinyhr) #31

Because you haven’t seen my Prowler.


(Arrendis) #32

Yeah, get that cheap trash out of my cluster. :stuck_out_tongue:


(Tyrel Toov) #33

It’s not even vertical. How do you live with yourself?

Go get a Tempest.


(Kalaratiri) #34

Who needs a Tempest?


(Kalaratiri) #35

Hrm…

I rather think I might have caught somebody up to no good.


(Praevus) #36

Shame on you, Cartel scavenger! The installation you demolished, The Feisty Fedo Bar and Grill, was but a modest roadside eatery for the less posh kind of spacelane trucker. Good that at least the four guests survived the barbaric act of random destruction you inflicted on a self-delusional quest for cheap killmails.

Tsk, tsk.


(Kalaratiri) #37

If your menu includes ectoplasm, corrupted nanite compounds, hydrochloric acid, and Deathglow, I think I did the guests a favour.


(Praevus) #38

…Alas, the nanite paste and bits of cranial shielding seem to be all that’s left of the android crew that serviced the Feisty Fedo. Poor Clockwork Cindy the bartender, I’ll miss her friendly buzz…

The ectoplasm obviously comes from the organic waste recycling module, and Hydrochloric Acid from the ship wash. And I’m certainly not responsible about what kind of drugs the Minmatar patrons, enjoying their newfound freedom, decide to bring on board.

Also, it seems that the whole kitchen was completely annihilated by your devilish Triglavian black hole ray! One can’t really even try to set up a honest business with people like you around!

What a truly horrible time to live in.


(Evi Polevhia) #39

Who the ■■■■ are you?


(Praevus) #40

Just a humble old man, ms. Polevhia. An Angel just burned down a random roadhouse in Thebeka that happened to belong to me and decided to bring it here for Universe knows what reason. Nothing of interest.