Amidst the smoke of the last piece of news involving a coup, change of leadership and talks of failscading, here comes a bit of extra attention for Tribal Band this week, and not of the good sort.
Fo Rumalt, a member since early 2012, has apparently ran away with slightly more than 40 billion ISK in blueprints, fuel blocks and other heavy items.
Despite a crude attempt at hiding the identity of the character, “-malt’s Impairor” can be clearly seen at the top as well as his alt “For Umalt” on the station guest list.
According to Kugutsumen posters, he also had his way with two jump freighters and a few characters which Tribal Band might have helped to acquire. We have not been able to confirm this point despite Triget giving us an alleged complete lineup of the thief’s alts but it is undeniable that For Umalt has been involved in several purchases of industrial characters within a very short time earlier this year.
Three confirmed purchases in two days (29th and 30th January) and close to a dozen more attempted purchases of industrials and haulers in those 48 hours which seems to indicate corp/alliance business and, probably, corp/alliance funds.
EN24 tried to reach the thief for his input as well as confirmation on the stolen jump freighters and characters, which would mean the total losses are significantly higher. Upon confirmation that Fo Rumault is in fact The Feuror, a Nulli Secunda pilot, he posted the following on the official EVE Online forums.
It is safe to say that the ships, despite Tribal’s claims, were indeed stolen.
If we trust his word, he will soon start selling the stolen characters: three jump freighter alts, and one 70 million SP industrial toon. Combined with the value of that Rhea & Anshar, we are getting from “pocket change heist” county into “titan-like budget” territory.
The Feuror concluded that he did it “just for the lol’s” and that he found it hard to believe that he was given director roles and power over alliance moon goo after two months in the alliance. He claims to have been posting his intentions on intel channels for months as well.
Triget assured that while a heist this big would have proven fatal to the alliance’s stability at any other time in their history, now their financial backbone is solid enough to take the hit (apparently thanks to the efforts of their haulers). Morale has taken a hit, but he is quite sure Tribal Band pilots are far more resilient than people give them credit for.