There where some really juicy logs added in the first draft of this article, for tecnical reasons they got left out, I just re-added them, along some cheap iframe ninja thingy…

The haiduc, or hajduk is a term for an outlaw, brigand or marauder of a Robin Hood nature native to the Balkan region. There’s a strong folk and national tradition in these regions centering around the haiduc as a resistance fighter against oppression. Often times that oppression would come from the Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire or Golden Horde remnants in the east. This mindset and tradition continued even into the 20th century with movements such as Draza Mihailovic and his Royalist Chetniks (not to be confused with swine Nazi loving fake chetniks), the anti-Communist resistance movements in Romania after World War 2 and even into the 90s with NATO’s bombing campaign in Yugoslavia. And so with great pleasure I bring you the tale of a fellow Romanian, Jade Maleficant who took it upon himself, not by vendetta, but by chance, to live out that tradition within the Eve Universe.

A story almost untold

Jade initially tried to publish the story with TMC weeks ago their “awful loss of the week” section. I really didn’t understand why they’d pass up such a story but if we take a chance and put some tin foil on we can safely assume that it is because the CFC does not want to make their ally look bad. This will be more than just a story about a dead Nyx, but a discussion concerning the welfare of 0.0 grunts everywhere and how one person made himself heard the only way the ruling class would listen.

Background

Jade was a member of HIFI Industrial, the indy branch of HIFI corp. They were part of ASH at the time who were in turn part of the short lived Dinner Coalition which had split off from the HBC. When Dinner Co fell apart, ASH issued orders to evac to Cobalt Edge. While Jade had a great relationship with the leadership in his corp, he preferred to stay in the south and try to make it work with whoever would move in.

“…mish never once gave me shit or aggravated me in any way, that makes him a fantastic guy to be around. And I was a fucken nobody, just a grunt…(but) I wasn’t going to touch CE with a ten foot pole.”

Things were very different for Jade when DARK. moved in. He joined up with Versatech Co and shortly after joining got the boot from the CEO without any sort of consideration. Jade had been sick going to work and coming home to sleep for about a week and with no warning, simply “got the axe.” While the boot didn’t bother him much, he needed to evac his assets. With a little bit of sweet talk and charisma he managed to come back with the approval of another director.

While he kept in touch with his friends in HIFI, and even helping some of them get their things out of DARK. stations, he simply wanted to make his new home work. Even when he did think of leaving, his intent was always to leave on good terms although the sentiment seemed lost on any of the leaders. But what motivated such an AWOX?

Within the last few weeks the well being of grunts in DARK deteriorated rapidly. People were being purged at random. Jade even had a director lie to his face when he caught him selling a couple Nyx BPCs to alliance at a heavily discounted price. Instead of helping the alliance build supers, the director pocketed the money.

According to Jade’s source, a contact of DARK. leadership estimated that they pocket about 30-70 billion isk a month while other alliances provide 125% SRP on logi ships. The alliance offered no SRP whatsoever, not even the bare minimum SRP for Logi. Furthermore, while taxes began at 0 percent, they were raised to 5% to “pay sov” then 10%, then 100% during fleets and weekends. So where does the money go if not in the pockets of a few people? With such rampant corruption and disregard for “the grunts”, Jade had decided that enough was enough.

Day One

On November 1st, Jade had consolidated his assets. A friend (Tiberius) in HIFI (now in Kadeshi) helped him cyno his assets out toward Omist when Jade noticed a Nyx in space. At first Jade simply assumed the owner was “petting it” at a POS. It was only later that he considered the Nyx was actually out and about. Deep in US TZ, Jade was free to investigate as DARK. is a primarily EU TZ alliance. Lo and behold, Jade found his CEO warping to sanctums at zero, stationary warping and ratting with his Nyx’s fighters.

Tib and Jade planned their strike but after a slow moving and painful 45 min of waiting for Titans to log in they almost gave up. “If leadership doesn’t get off their fat asses to drop on it fuck it, just apply to HIFIN and let it be” Instead Jade was patient and decided to bide his time.

Day Two

The next day he avoided logging in during EU TZ prime in order to avoid any sort of leadership agro concerning CTAs/stratops. Instead he logged in late at night hoping that his CEO would still be ratting in his Nyx. To everyone’s delight, he did not disappoint.

On this night the titan pilots were around and the plan by Jade and the rest of HIFI was hatched to drop AvanCade in his Nyx. There were a few things to consider. For one, AvanCade is ex-BoB so the assumption was that with years of experience, the guy would play it cool. Beyond that, there was the issue of where to open the cyno. Too close and the Nyx’s smart bomb would pop Jade’s ship. Too far and the cyno may not bring the dictors close enough to point the Nyx which could jump to a beacon. On top of that, Jade would have to maneuver his cloaky frig through wrecks and swarms of fighters and rats. Sending the dics/hics through the gate was also risky as they’d appear in local and on intel channels.

7km away from the Nyx with everyone ready, adrenaline’s coursing through everyone’s veins making the seconds pass by like minutes. Jade lits the cyno up and 7 eternal seconds later dictors land and bubbles go up. A secondary cyno goes up ensuring that if the first gets popped, they still have a jump in. And what exactly followed? A rush to save the Nyx? Cat and mouse game through the system? Nope, none of that. Que the Benny Hill music.

“In a great display of skill after 10 or so seconds, this ex-bob seasoned pvper freaks out and… logs off (lol?!). Notice he’s not in local anymore. What followed was pure comedy: having the wrong overview he (and anyone active in system) _fail to understand what happend_ and my 10min. helios cyno safely expires with him on grid. Never agressed.”

[ Killmail ]

Better yet the pod that popped was rocking crystal implants.

Jade MWDs away with his victim never the wiser.

This is what follows in chat:

[04:21:26] CLEISTHENES2 > watch out for kadeshi
[04:21:33] CLEISTHENES2 > they using some game cheat to hot drop
[04:21:50] CLEISTHENES2 > they now in zid killing my super
[04:22:19] Quadima > what cheat? report to ccp if something abnormal
[04:22:30] CLEISTHENES2 > i will
[04:22:55] Quadima > hotdrop with non-covops ship?
[04:23:02] CLEISTHENES2 > yup
[04:23:05] CLEISTHENES2 > no neut in local
[04:23:17] CLEISTHENES2 > then broadsword decloaked and hotdrop
[04:23:52] Quadima > omg, that’s a big one, printscreen it all, upload to imageshack and make petition

Not only was the victim obviously mistaken, he ensures the next victim is none the wiser as well. The frustration continued.

[04:50:21] AvanCade > fucking pricks are petitioned
[04:50:32] AvanCade > hope they get banned even if i do not get reimbursed
[04:51:06] AvanCade > the broadsword decloaked ontop of my nyx did not even warp to the anomalie or appear in local

[04:58:01] AvanCade > awww
[04:58:30] AvanCade > seems you are more butt hurt by it than me
[04:59:14] Elazar Keon > i am, i already got 3 convos being made fun of for being in a renter/carebear/retard alliance
[04:59:21] Elazar Keon > since i logged in 30 min ago
[04:59:25] Elazar Keon > with regards to your nyx

Day Three

Jade had gotten a taste of blood and he wanted more. This time he didn’t set any big goals. Perhaps a ratting Tengu or a Mach, maybe just a T1 BS. He took the precaution to log off in space but the thing that really surprised him was that absolutely NOBODY had reached a logical conclusion on how a broadsword “magically spawned” on top of a ratting Nyx. Perhaps Cleis/Avan should have done that instead of ragepetition CCP.

Jade provides some things to consider for next time: ” holla DARK leadership/FC!Ever heard of nubs?Let’s assume for a second it wasn’t a hax. Who could have cynoed for HIFI? Maybe the guy who has them in employment history? Hmm why does this guy has no assets anymore in station (but a small quantity of ozone :)? Why is he logged in space in a helios? I know – tough questions – it’s hard to think in DARK.”

This time Jade had found a Thanatos on scan. It was at a staging pos Versatech Co uses. But how would he bump him out with a Helios? Instead a 100 mn Stabber was used to bump the afk thanny out of the pos. Cyno up and…

The 10 min cyno on the Stabber expires. Again nobody asks themselves what happened, no worries about neuts, cynos of carrier wrecks. Jade scouted the 3-PC31 constellation, refilled his fuel and continued to look for targets. This time a simple Archon.

Figuring that DARK. was getting wise he opted to aggress on the carrier leaving no doubt and only a trail of wrecks, tears, and something some experts are calling buttfrustration.

In honor of such events, ZID station has a new name ZID-LE I – NYX’R'US

Afterthoughts

Not every disgruntled grunt (harhar) is going to destroy your ratting super. Jade hadn’t even planned for it but through blatant incompetence the opportunity presented itself. God save you if you have someone who actually takes the time and is patient and vengeful enough, worse so, capable enough to exact such payback. It just goes to show you that if you have power, it doesn’t give you the right to be a prick.

Many thanks to Jade and company for this story and I wish them the best of luck.

- Seraph IX Basarab

  • pmota

    Confirming not only we do not provide SRP for logis, we’re so corrupt that when you lose a ship we go and steal your personal wallet.
    Also we’re disbanding because of that nyx loss.

    pmota
    DARK. corrupt leadership member who actually handles the isk

    • Bawk Bawkbagawk

      who says you cant overheat a damage control?

    • best_burek

      yaay …and after they will reform into another terrible Ruski alliance.

      • nothing new here

        we can only hope

  • asdf

    Why the fuck would you use a super for ratting? It’s not even the best isk/h option…

    • best_burek

      Because he can and he’s a Ruski. Their motto is “I dont give fuck”

      • Snargle

        Well, it was. Now it’s “I don’t have a super.”

  • jebali te četnici

    jebo ti draza mater samo da znas!

    • Seraph IX Basarab

      JEBO TI PICHKA MATIRENU KURATI KURVA BREHHHH, JEBO CHI TE SONCE IZNEBO!!!11!1!!onenneon!1

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfLvnXIu664

      • best_burek

        a ja jebao vas dvoje pedera u ustima

        • Seraph IX Basarab

          jebe ti ustashe pichka! ti bog je kurati jarac mongolski kuja!

          Oh this is fun. Always said the best way to learn a language is like this! ;) Correct my grammar please!

          • best_burek

            Now u are just plain retarded with that last reply. It make as much sense as your article.

          • Seraph IX Basarab

            How would it go properly?

          • best_burek

            How should I know I’m not a Serb

          • Seraph IX Basarab

            Could be Croat or Bosniak or whatever else there is

            I had a video on ISBoxer software?

          • best_burek

            it was you character?

            I am neither I’m a limy fuck like u

          • Seraph IX Basarab

            No I didn’t make any video. And i’m not a limy either :x

          • best_burek

            guess it was the previous owner of the char. Anyway it was a good video

          • Seraph IX Basarab

            Nope im the original owner. Maybe similar name? Send me a link.

          • best_burek

            You were right it was not you. A similar first part of the name. My bad. ipak ti jos si peder

          • Seraph IX Basarab

            Njegova nije gay ako je na tri način!

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi7gwX7rjOw

          • best_burek

            As a side note I enjoyed you video on the ISBoxer software. I ako pushis kurca svaki dan nechu zameriti vam

    • best_burek

      And the word is XAJDUK

  • guest007

    Confirming that in DARK. we are all buying cars and houses with the SRP isk.

    • Elazar Keon

      I love my new Ferrari!

  • Dark Grunt

    I can confirm this news, only correcting 2 situations, first not talking about 20/70 bilion but more in the range of 3 / 7 trilion, second is that they only are srp ships of major roles (ibis, impairor and some other crucial ships) logistics only scthes if lost repping these major crucial ships. ( also kb links have to be api checked)

    • Ur Stupid

      Confirmed troll.

  • Jade Maleficant

    A few juicy details:
    png.it-access.ro/pic_1_stalking_the_nyx_the_day_before.png
    png.it-access.ro/pic_2_hammer_dropped.png
    png.it-access.ro/pic_3_nyx_wreckage_and_corpse.png
    png.it-access.ro/pic_4_moar_carriers_awoxed_next_day.png


    some funny logs:
    [04:21:26] CLEISTHENES2 > watch out for kadeshi
    [04:21:33] CLEISTHENES2 > they using some game cheat to hot drop
    [04:21:50] CLEISTHENES2 > they now in zid killing my super
    [04:22:19] Quadima > what cheat? report to ccp if something abnormal
    [04:22:30] CLEISTHENES2 > i will
    [04:22:55] Quadima > hotdrop with non-covops ship?
    [04:23:02] CLEISTHENES2 > yup
    [04:23:05] CLEISTHENES2 > no neut in local
    [04:23:17] CLEISTHENES2 > then broadsword decloaked and hotdrop
    [04:23:52] Quadima > omg, that’s a big one, printscreen it all, upload to imageshack and make petition


    moar fun:
    [04:50:21] AvanCade > fucking pricks are petitioned
    [04:50:32] AvanCade > hope they get banned even if i do not get reimbursed
    [04:51:06] AvanCade > the broadsword decloaked ontop of my nyx did not even warp to the anomalie or appear in local
    [04:58:01] AvanCade > awww
    [04:58:30] AvanCade > seems you are more butt hurt by it than me
    [04:59:14] Elazar Keon > i am, i already got 3 convos being made fun of for being in a renter/carebear/retard alliance
    [04:59:21] Elazar Keon > since i logged in 30 min ago
    [04:59:25] Elazar Keon > with regards to your nyx

    • Jade Maleficant

      Regarding the isk being pocketed, I don’t have a source in DARK (article got heavily edited); I just talked to some people who knew Skilo (and his habits) from back in the day.

      They know Fey pretty well so after some calculus they came up with that number; ofc it’s a gross estimation – could be a lot less (or more) but from how they treat renters – must be a nice pile of isk.

      At the moment I left there was no alliance level SRP, no nothing. That’s how the corp got 100% tax “fun ops to build corp coffers, we’re poor lol”. Bunch of crap if you ask me, I’m glad I’m out.

      • nothing new here

        Hifi, isn’t that the corp that blamed the Unclaimed. CEO for stealing isk from alliance wallet to fund the construction of titans? What a coincidence that this happened again.

        • banned username

          if you really think snake didnt steal alliance isk youre a bigger idiot than he is.

          • nothing new here

            I just find it very coincidental that every alliance a Hifi member joins, the CEO is found to be stealing isk from alliance wallet. spacepig better watch his back, inb4Kadeshirevolution (please don’t name it some shitty latin name this time)

          • banned username

            i went and looked into their alliance history. and we have a few guys here….
            1. Severance – dunno about em, arent they CVA dudes? lol
            2. ROL – leader banned by CCP for RMTing alliance isk
            3. Unclaimed – lol snake
            4. ASH – dunno if anybody ever accused them of stealing isk. i do remember something about that alliance giving HIFI a titan though. all in all, i heard they were pretty fucking bad.
            5. Kadeshi – tbd

  • lol@this

    Yawn.

  • zeta is gay 4 gays

    shitty story about a scrubtier nerds awoxing some other scrubtier nerds …YAWN

  • nothing new here

    I’m a member a Darkness. and on this occasion, I salute HiFi.
    Ugandan Hit Squad is currently recruiting spies with future intent of awoxing alliance supers while they’re ratting

    • Elazar Keon

      As the CEO of Ugandan Hit Squad, I approve of this message.

  • imsosly

    clearly the writer has ZERO writing skills. why do i keep coming here… *facepalm*

    • Seraph IX Basarab

      No one has taken the specific ring to the proper volcano to destroy me.

      • GSection

        Brilliant!

  • Hendrick Tallardar

    “we can safely assume that it is because the CFC does not want to make their ally look bad.”

    If only TMC rand ALODs with Goon allies being bad at EVE.

    themittani.com/features/alod-how-its-not-done
    themittani.com/news/alod-fcon-nyx-down
    themittani.com/features/alod-nyx-and-his-fatal-ascension
    themittani.com/news/alod-csaa-dies-unopposed

    • Seraph IX Basarab

      ALOD and deeply corrupt internally contradictory allies are two separate things. But whatever, we’ll never know.

  • Woop woop

    Whoa, a story that was actually an interesting one. No Pulitzer prize to be expected, but on EN24 standards this was the best read in about six months. I’ll be back in May for more!

  • basta_pasta

    Quite a nice story Seraph, I liked the read.

    But as a FYI, I do take offense to your description of the
    Chetniks movement. I’m assuming this apology of a quisling movement aligned
    with the Nazis on your part was unintentional, seeing how, from what your
    wrote, you seem to be Romanian. There are no ‘true’ and ‘fake’ chetniks. The
    Chetnik movement from WWII was a royalist movement to support the Serbian king
    which was in exile thanks to the German attack. However they essentially
    avoided fighting the Germans and prepared the ‘help the king on his return to
    fight the communists’. As time progressed they became more and more aligned
    with the Germans in their fight against the partisan resistance movement (which
    was partially communist and definitely republican) and entered in direct
    cooperation with them, serving essentially as an auxiliary anti-resistance
    troops. This became apparent to the Allies as well in 1943 when they sent a
    series of intelligence gathering missions, and they quickly cut their support.
    Even the king in exile disavowed them (under pressure from the British). At the
    end of the war they retreated with the German army towards the West, trying to
    surrender to the western Allies with the unlikely idea that after their
    surrender the western Allies would welcome them in the fight against the
    ‘communist menace’ (a common misguided belief among European quisling
    movements, but then some in the German army believed in that as well). Some
    remained behind and did not surrender when the war ended but continued to fight
    as self-styled ‘anti-communist fighters’. They were mopped up within 1-2 years,
    having no or little support among the population which was tired of war.

    There is ample documentation on all of this on the internet
    if you need, and the Wikipedia article on it is relatively well written, so I
    would suggest you study the available information and avoid writing apologist
    statements about pro-Nazi movements. I expect better from you.

    • Seraph IX Basarab

      You can say I don’t know jack all about Eve but something I do know about, with an obsessive interest and a curse of a passion, is Yugoslav history. There were two major distinct Chetnik movements. One was the “Ravna Gora movement” led by Draza Mihailovic, which was royalist and fought against both the Nazis and the communists, and the other was the “Pecanac movement” which collaborated with the Nazis. The reason that the west refused to help the “Ravna Gora” Chetniks was not that they collaborated with Nazis. While they eased their offensive against them hoping to further weaken the communists, it was only the “Pecanac movement” that helped them out. When two enemies fight, you ease off of the one losing in order to prolong their conflict and weaken both. In the end it was all politics, the west was allied with the communists and they could not afford to butt heads with the Soviets over supporting a Monarchist group such as Draza’s Ravna Gora Chetniks.

      The problem with wikipedia is that anyone can write there and while it has become better in the last few years, you have plenty of delusional people trying to re-write history to suit their world view. Don’t make the mistake of lumping the two opposing chetniks movements all together.

      • Fartolio

        Stii prea multe despre vecinii nostrii yugolslavi/sarbi/croati pentru un roman. Esti Banatean?

        • Seraph IX Basarab

          Nu sunt. Dar am invatat despre vecini din state.

      • basta_pasta

        I am disappointed to hear you use the same rhetoric used by revisionist historians. While I had not specifically mentioned that there were two distinct movements initially, I did so only because it did not matter. One was collaborating with the Germans from day one (Pecanac movement), the other started 6-12 months later (Ravna Gora movement). In the end the latter one prevailed and ended up incorporating the members of the former and the leader of the Ravna Gora movement got nominated as commander of the armed forces of the nazi puppet state of Serbia.
        The systematic and protracted cooperation of all the Chetnik forces with the Italians, Germans, the Serbian, Croatian and Hungarian nazi quisling regimes is amply and thoroughly documented. It is sad that there are still people who argue that they were anything but a criminal organization dedicated to the idea of a Greater Serbia which included the ethnic clensing of all non-serb population from that territory. Chetnik units were armed and supplied with equipment by Italians and Germans. Chetnik wounded were cared for in Axis controlled hospitals in Croatia and Serbia. Chetnik units fought side by side with the Italian army, German army, Croatian puppet state armed units, Serbian puppet state armed units, and against the partisan resistance movement. Their ideology might not have been identical to that of the nazis, but the basis were the same. Both advocated ethnically pure states where those unfortunate to be part of their nation were to be removed either by deportation or genocide. The fact that the Chetniks called this collaboration as ‘using the enemy’ is a shallow excuse that will not hold the test of even a cursory analysis. The only place where these theories fly is in Serbia. In the rest of Europe and the world they are dismissed and in some places they might even get you in jail for apology of nazi collaborators.

        I agree, the problem with wikipedia is that often there are are ideological battles on it. However these battles are usually initiated by revisionists and apologists that try to revise history as it is written by professional historians. Your stance with regards to that is more akin to that of the aforementioned revisionists and apologists of pro nazi movements that existed during WWII. In this case the wikipedia article is written at an acceptable level, from the standpoint of historical science. In any case I do not base my assertions on the wikipedia article but relevant historiographical literature.

        • Seraph IX Basarab

          Unfortunately my friend I think you are buying into Tito’s revisionism of history. I’m not sure how Draza’s chetniks were collaborating with the Nazis “6 months later” when in 1943 the German Nazis had a bounty on Draza’s head for 100,000 Reichsmarks. 6 months later after what? The “begging” was in 1941 and even before the start of WW2, the Little Entate which included Yugoslavia, were the only ones that opposed Germany’s expansion in the 30s.

          img142.imageshack.us/img142/4545/38vnr2.jpg

          What I think you fail to grasp is that Tito (along with all communist regimes) were masters of twisting the truth and making it seem as they want it to. They went as far as to doctor photography, akin to what Stalin was doing:

          4.bp.blogspot.com/_ffGpgndXKG0/SbkH0HUslSI/AAAAAAAAADs/I1gvMQXFVi8/s1600-h/1vdk9.jpg

          Chetniks with Nazis right? Wrong. Here is the original photo:

          1.bp.blogspot.com/_ffGpgndXKG0/SbkHz8BmA_I/AAAAAAAAADk/Jo0Gmkgspdo/s1600-h/2vbq8.jpg

          Those are actually American airmen.

          I’m not sure how Draza’s Chetniks were cooperating with Ustashe and Nazis when you had death camps like Jesanovac killing as many Serbs as they did and the fact that the Ustashe Croats were carrying out the “1/3rd plan” which was displace 1/3rd of the Serbs, convert another third to the papal church, and kill the remaining third.

          The concept that the Chetniks or any movement for “Greater Serbia” (which was no different than the Italian’s unifying their country a hundred years earlier for example) as being a “Nazi ideology” stinks of a deeply misunderstood history. I’m not sure where or under who you studied your “history” but I’m curious to know where you are from.

          The Nazis were garbage but as a Romanian living in America I have grown fond of the right to free speech. It’s sad that some European countries are still so small minded and insecure to obstruct that free speech, even from swine Nazi pricks.

  • Bob

    Interesting read, some of it true, some of it not quite so true.