What started off as a regular Saturday night roam quickly erupted into a nice brawl as the fleets of C0ven and Nulli Secunda met around a Nulli tower in the Esoteria system of A1-AUH. In the hopes of poking Nulli for a fight the forty strong C0ven fleet set about reinforcing Nulli towers until they eventually turned up to fight. It was the third tower that C0ven attacked that provoked Nulli into responding with a sizeable 66 man fleet.
Upon seeing the response from Nulli the C0ven fleet left the grid, leaving bait behind in the hope that Nulli would engage. An eyewitness within C0ven said “when they bubbled our bait and their fleet arrived we jumped back in on them and kicked ass’. C0ven played the home turf advantage by cyno jamming the system to ensure that it remained more within their control and more importantly, capital free. In addition to this, the effects of the fleet warping back in resulted in a widely spread formation that added yet another challenge for the Nulli fleet to overcome. The effects of all these various factors were exacerbated by the fairly early elimination of Nulli’s primary FC.
The clash ended with C0ven managing to secure a fairly clean victory having lost a mere 1.9 billion ISK worth of ships, versus a sizable 9.55 billion ISK loss on the part of Nulli Secunda. Sources within Nulli have blamed the defeat on a combination of an over eager Junior FC, with an itchy trigger finger, and a fleet comp that was not tuned for the opposing force. Reports indicate that the responding Nulli fleet was not formed as a direct response to C0ven reinforcing towers, as it was already out on a roam. When leaving the area C0ven also managed to grab themselves a bonus prize and executed a text-book doomsday drive-by on a slow-reacting carrier pilot repping a POS.
In response ‘Sklickov’ of Nulli Secunda has said “Well played COVEN. Won’t happen next time ;)”