Oijanen system, The Forge region. On the 13th of October at 18:50 EVE Standard Time, a large scale battle unfolded in the system which saw the demise of 2 Revenant super carriers as well as many capital and sub capital ships in what can only be termed as pure carnage.

The battle was prompted by Project.Mayhem. [16-13] and Snuffed Out [B B C] who reinforced a Legion of xXDEATHXx [X.I.X] Fortizar in the system in order to provoke a fight. Expecting a hard battle, especially as the Oijanen system lays adjacent to Legion of xXDEATHXx’s staging system of BWF-ZZ in the Geminate region, Project.Mayhem. and Snuffed Out formed a joint 190 pilot Machariel battleship fleet with a moderate capital wing held in reserve, including many dreadnoughts, carriers and force auxiliaries. The fleet then bridged into the system with 2 Apostle force auxiliaries in tow on a safe citadel.

The hope of the Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. fleet to reach the system first and set up for the fight was quickly dashed when it found the Legion of xXDEATHXx forces already set up on their Fortizar. What was especially astounding was the array of forces Legion of xXDEATHXx had prepared for the fight. While Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. had expected to be outnumbered, they found themselves staring at no less than 2 Proteus strategic cruiser fleets, numbering a total of 400 pilots altogether, of members of the Geminate Coalition (GemCo), supported by 2 Tengu strategic cruiser fleets belonging to SOLAR FLEET [SOLAR] and Vanguard Coalition (VG), each estimated at 80 pilot strong. The entirety of the Drone Regions Federation led by Legion of xXDEATHXx (DRF) was present on the field.

With such a force assembled against them, Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. had to call for reinforcements. 2 alliances answered their call, an Out of Sight. [OOS] Tengu fleet in a sniping configuration called “Slippery Pete” of 40 pilots, and a Circle-Of-Two [CO2] Proteus fleet of 200 pilots which raced to the system and joined Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. forces on a safe citadel.

With reinforcements in, the two sides kept to their respective citadels, waiting for the other to make a move. In the meantime, the Legion of xXDEATHXx Fortizar exited its reinforced mode and repaired itself, securing the objective for the DRF. Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. refused to engage the DRF on its own Fortizar, due to its void bomb defenses which would wreak havoc with its logistics and main fleet. Instead, choosing to attempt and bait a fight out of the DRF, Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. warped its Machariel fleet with its 2 Apostles to the Airaken gate and set up on it. Before too long the DRF 2 Proteus fleets warped on top of it and the two sides opened fire, starting the fight.

The two fleets brawled at point blank range, the Machariel fleet trying to burn away from the Proteus fleets and put some distance between the two fleets, as the battleships’ auto cannons were having difficulties tracking the smaller, nimbler strategic cruisers. As the battle developed and the two sides exchanged blows, more fleets joined the melee. The two Tengu fleets warped at medium range of the fight, staying around 50 kilometers from the Machariels and focusing on their Guardian logistics cruiser wing. The Circle-Of-Two Proteus fleet warped in to the center of the fight, before pinging and coming back again, this time remaining at around 70 kilometers of the hostile Proteus and Tengu fleets. Out of Sight. remained on the outskirts of the fight, attacking enemy logistics ships at maximum range, staying well away from the main fight.

The different fleets maneuvered on the grid, maintaining close to medium range from one another, trading losses. Battleships and strategic cruisers either vanished in devastating volleys, or slowly but surely overcome by concentrated, repeated barrages of rail guns, laser batteries and auto cannons. Logistics wings on both sides struggled under the numerous distress calls made by their comrades, as the two sides concentrated on specific fleets. For the DRF, its entire firepower was focused on the Machariel fleet, which retaliated with its allies, hitting hard at the Proteus fleet. Yet as the two sides continued to fight on, the exchange was slowly and surely going in favor of the DRF. The Machariel fleet was bleeding ships faster than its enemies, and considering it was already slightly outnumbered, this was a cause for concern.

In order to stabilize the situation, the Machariel fleet lit a cynosural beacon on the field and brought in 2 more Apostles in order to help it tank the incoming damage. Though unable to completely stave off losses, the addition of the Apostles managed to slow the rate of casualties. As the battle wore on and the Machariel fleet showed signs of stabilizing, the DRF side decided to escalate things further, dropping 6 dreadnoughts on the field. Lighting a cynosural beacon within the maelstrom of battle, the DRF dreadnoughts materialized on grid and entered their siege cycles. These capital ships were fitted to combat sub capitals, and their addition to the DRF side could have tipped the scales back to its favor. However Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. was not about to let it pass.

Lighting its own cynosural beacon near the hostile capitals, 19 Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. dreadnoughts jumped into the system, deploying in the midst of the bitter fighting and targeting their brethren. Before they could even open fire, DRF escalated once more, bringing 20 more dreadnoughts, springing its trap. Within moments the grid devolved into a brutal capital exchange. Dreadnoughts on both sides traded blows, with the Machariel fleet adding its firepower to the mix.

The Capital Engagement Raging Between the Two Sides on the Airaken Gate in Oijanen

The Capital Engagement Raging Between the Two Sides on the Airaken Gate in Oijanen

As the capitals brawled, firing powerful salvos at each other, the DRF and Circle-Of-Two fleets continued to concentrate on their original targets, seemingly oblivious to the enfolding battle between the giants that was fought right next to them. Losses continued to pile for both sides as more and more ships were consigned to oblivion, the dreadnoughts soon joining their comrades in the developing field of debris that was now the Airaken gate.

Though having more dreadnoughts, it was the DRF that was losing the capital exchange, the Machariels proving to be a huge factor in the fight. Realizing that with their force auxiliaries on the field the Machariel fleet could continue and fight effectively on the field, the remaining dreadnoughts as well as the Proteus fleets changed the target of their fury, zeroing on the Apostles. One by one, the force auxiliaries caved in to the relentless barrages, though each trying to stave off its inevitable demise for as long as possible. yet Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. had foreseen this move and had staged more force auxiliaries in range of the fight for just such inevitability. Thus, as each Apostle was removed from the field, a new one was brought in to take its place, using the still lit cynosural beacon on field.

This concentration of firepower was costing the DRF. As its capitals and sub capitals focused their fire on the Apostles, their own fleets came under renewed fire from the Machariels, as well as the continued fire of the Circle-Of-Two Proteus fleet. The scales were now tilted deeply in favor of Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. and its allies. With Out of Sight. having thinned the ranks of the DRF Proteus fleets’ logistics wings, and the Machariels focusing again on Proteus and Legion strategic cruisers, losses started soaring for the DRF. Whats more, Circle-Of-Two, sure of its position and impatient, charged into the fray, closing the distance between it and the hostile Proteus fleets and switching to close range, high damage ammo.

Facing dwindling capital numbers and mounting losses, the DRF decided to further escalate, this time bringing an entire super capital squadron to the field. A cynosural beacon was lit 40 kilometers from the raging battle, and 18 super carriers hit the grid, their squadrons of fighter bombers rushing out to take down the enemy capitals. Perhaps the DRF thought that Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. would hesitate to counter escalate so close to the DRF’s staging system, or that the committing of super capital assets would intimidate its opponents. Whatever the initial thought behind this move was, the DRF fleet commanders would soon come to regret it.

Unknown to the DRF fleet commanders, 2 Revenant super carriers sneaked into the super capital group. This proved disastrous, as the super capital squadron was primarily set up as an armor fleet, with accompanying Apostles for remote armor repairs. It was not capable of supporting shield based super carriers such as the Revenants. The allied fleets overcame their initial shock from this move, and recovering their senses burnt towards the super capitals, firing on the move as they attempted to swarm the behemoths. Circle-Of-Two heavy interdictors were the first to close the distance, their scripted heavy interdiction spheres immobilizing the giants and preventing them to warp off with focused warp disruption fields. The DRF fleets realizing the danger immediately gave chase, the Tengu fleets in particular burning in range of the Revenants for their logistics wing to give assistance with their shield transfers.

By then, the Machariel fleet and Circle-Of-Two Proteus fleet were swarming the super capitals, holding the Revenants down and starting to chew through their thick shields. Suddenly, only 10 kilometers away from the tackled DRF super capitals, a cynosural beacon lit, and into the field jumped no less than 22 Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. super carriers. The battle had became a full super capital brawl.

The Grid Descends into Chaos as the Different Fleets Engage Each Other Between the Capitals

The Grid Descends into Chaos as the Different Fleets Engage Each Other Between the Capitals

The new arrivals aligned away from their hostile brethren and let loose with their own flights of fighter bombers, targeting enemy force auxiliaries and dispatching them one by one. In between, the fighter bombers were sent to attack the Revenants, torpedoes and cannon fire thrown against their robust shields. Archon carriers which accompanied the Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. super carriers set to the task of disarming the hostile super capitals, targeting their fighter bomber squadrons. The DRF was not idle either, and targeted enemy capitals and force auxiliaries in return.

An ugly exchange of capitals ensued, as the two sides worked to break each others’ logistics backbone. All this time, slowly but surely the Revenants were brought down, the different allied fleets blasting at their shields in devastating volleys. Shield reactors overloaded and burnt out under the relentless fire poured against the super carriers. Finally, the last reactors had been forcibly shut down, leaving the ships defenseless. With their shields gone, the Revenants proved remarkably fragile, their armor plates inadequate in the face of the firepower poured against them. One Revenant suddenly faltered, going dark before suddenly lit by the internal inferno unleashed by its overloading reactors. Explosions ripped apart its superstructure, with concentric blast waves radiating outwards and damaging nearby ships unlucky enough to be close enough to witness the giant’s death throes. The explosion ripped apart the hull, leaving huge chunks of structure adrift in space, surrounded by debris and gas nebula formed of water vapor.

Without delay, the allied fleets switched their focus to the second Revenant and started pummeling it with their entire available firepower. It too languished shortly under the enemy fire before caving in and sharing the fate of its sister. With the two Revenants down, the allied fleets started making preparations to withdraw. Under no illusion that they could win the fight, allied fleet commanders put the extraction of their super capitals as top priority. DRF forces, though suffering grave losses, had the advantage of a stream of continued reinforcements from its staging system literally only a gate away. Thus, the allied firepower quickly focused on clearing any heavy interdictors present on the field. As DRF heavy interdictors were felled in growing numbers, the order was given for the Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. super carriers to warp off. Most of them made it off the field to safety, except one Nyx super carrier.

The Nyx was caught by the DRF fleets, which had been swarming the hostile super carriers. Heavy interdictors managed to hold it down, while the Proteus fleets simply burnt on top of it, their warp scramblers added. By then, the DRF forces had lost most of their heavy interdictors, but with the amount of warp scramblers present on the field, the DRF was able to easily overcome the natural strength of the Nyx’s own warp drive. The allies tried to free the Nyx, switching fire to the strategic cruisers themselves, but to no avail. It was then that a brave maneuver by a Circle-Of-Two command destroyer saved the tackled super carrier. Managing the teleport a great chunk of Proteus strategic cruisers away from the Nyx, it was able to decrease the overall strength of warp scramblers on the field. This was later aided by another DRF mistake, as the Proteus fleet in an attempt to regroup, warped off its remaining strategic cruisers on the Nyx, freeing it completely.

Without delay, the Nyx was warped off the field to safety, quickly followed by the Machariel fleet and the Circle-Of-Two Proteus fleet with any remaining capitals that were not in triage or siege mode. This left Out of Sight. which remained orbiting the fight, shooting support and looters, who were descending on the field in growing numbers. The DRF for its part extracted its own super capitals and any remaining capitals, while recovering whatever it could from the wrecks of its own and its enemies fleets. With the battle won and the Fortizar secured as well, DRF forces extracted from the system as well, putting an end to the fight.

The Battle from the Perspective of the Snuffed Out\Project.Mayhem. Machariel Fleet Mainline Ship


The Battle from the Perspective of the Circle-Of-Two Proteus Fleet Mainline Ship

Battle report for the Oijanen system can be found here.

All told, the battle lasted 1h and 40 minutes with Time Dilation rising to 20% and remaining there for most of the fight. The system itself hosted nearly 1100 players at the peak of the fighting.

DRF lost 353 ships including 2 supercarriers, 17 dreadnoughts, 4 force auxiliaries and 78 strategic cruisers for a total of 482.14 billion ISK damage.
Project.Mayhem., Snuffed Out, Circle-Of-Two and Out of Sight. lost a combined 160 ships including 15 dreadnoughts, 14 force auxiliaries, 4 carriers, 26 battleships and 16 strategic cruisers for a total of 137.75 billion ISK damage.

*All images in this article are the property of Ender Ambrye of Risk Breakers, Snuffed Out and used with his knowledge and consent.

Salivan Harddin is a member of V0LTA, WE FORM V0LTA, and covers battles across New Eden


  1. Hi there, yup this piece of writing is actually nice and I have learned lot of things from it
    concerning blogging. thanks.

    October 5, 2018 at 20:25 Reply
  2. Quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544 quest bars cheap
    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am
    encountering troubles with your RSS. I don’t understand why I am unable to join it.
    Is there anyone else getting similar RSS issues?
    Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanks!!
    Quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544 quest
    bars cheap

    November 4, 2018 at 23:35 Reply
  3. Amazing! Its in fact remarkable article, I have got much clear idea regarding from this post.

    November 12, 2018 at 13:13 Reply
  4. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog
    and was wondering what all is required to get setup?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any tips or advice would be greatly
    appreciated. Thank you

    January 28, 2019 at 01:04 Reply
  5. I think other web site proprietors should take this website as an model, very clean and great user genial style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

    February 9, 2019 at 22:37 Reply
  6. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each
    time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?

    April 5, 2019 at 22:00 Reply
  7. I am sure this piece of writing has touched all the internet visitors, its really really nice post
    on building up new website.

    April 10, 2019 at 18:26 Reply
  8. Its such as you read my mind! You appear to understand a lot about this, like you wrote the e-book in it or something. I believe that you simply could do with a few to force the message house a bit, however other than that, this is wonderful blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

    April 15, 2019 at 09:52 Reply
  9. Monetary advisors enterprise is folks enterprise.

    April 23, 2019 at 15:42 Reply
  10. This is true for funding recommendation as well.

    April 26, 2019 at 15:59 Reply
  11. I am genuinely thankful to the owner of this
    web page who has shared this impressive post at at this time.

    April 28, 2019 at 11:03 Reply
  12. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly
    enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still
    new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for rookie blog writers?
    I’d really appreciate it.

    April 28, 2019 at 14:36 Reply
  13. Traders do pay direct and oblique costs.

    May 13, 2019 at 11:54 Reply
  14. Think about investments that supply rapid annuities.

    May 19, 2019 at 16:27 Reply
  15. This is true for funding recommendation as nicely.

    May 20, 2019 at 19:15 Reply
  16. Thanks for finally writing about >Low Sec Rumble: Carnage in Oijanen <Loved it!

    May 27, 2019 at 06:39 Reply
  17. And this is an funding risk price taking.

    May 28, 2019 at 15:42 Reply
  18. WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for ig

    May 30, 2019 at 16:52 Reply
  19. Thanks for the marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.
    I will always bookmark your blog and may come back from
    now on. I want to encourage you to ultimately continue your great posts,
    have a nice weekend!

    June 3, 2019 at 02:18 Reply
  20. Very quickly this web site will be famous
    amid all blogging and site-building people, due to
    it’s nice posts

    July 8, 2019 at 23:05 Reply
  21. Wow, wonderful blog layout! How lengthy have you
    been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy.
    The overall look of your website is excellent, as neatly as the content!

    July 9, 2019 at 02:37 Reply
  22. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site.

    You have some really good articles and I think I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some material for your blog
    in exchange for a link back to mine. Please shoot me an email if interested.

    July 9, 2019 at 06:04 Reply
  23. I am really loving the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A handful of my blog visitors have complained about my
    blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.
    Do you have any recommendations to help fix this problem?

    July 9, 2019 at 07:23 Reply
  24. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

    July 9, 2019 at 09:46 Reply
  25. Everything is very open with a precise explanation of
    the issues. It was truly informative. Your site is
    very useful. Many thanks for sharing!

    July 9, 2019 at 12:16 Reply
  26. Yesterday, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iPad and tested to see if
    it can survive a 25 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My
    apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

    July 11, 2019 at 20:14 Reply
  27. I simply could not leave your website before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info a person supply for your
    guests? Is gonna be again steadily to inspect new posts

    July 12, 2019 at 16:38 Reply
  28. Hello, i think that i saw you visited my site thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!

    July 13, 2019 at 02:04 Reply
  29. What’s up Dear, are you actually visiting this website daily,
    if so then you will absolutely obtain pleasant knowledge.

    July 13, 2019 at 09:10 Reply
  30. I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog.
    I am hoping to check out the same high-grade content by you later on as well.

    In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal site now 😉

    July 14, 2019 at 03:29 Reply
  31. Hi there I am so excited I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I
    was searching on Bing for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like
    to say thanks for a tremendous post and a all round thrilling
    blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to browse it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your
    RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please do
    keep up the awesome b.

    July 16, 2019 at 11:51 Reply
  32. Nice post. I was checking continuously this weblog and
    I am inspired! Extremely helpful info specially the closing section :
    ) I take care of such information much. I used to be seeking this certain information for a long time.
    Thank you and best of luck.

    July 16, 2019 at 19:27 Reply
  33. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog.
    You have some really great posts and I feel I would be
    a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to
    write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

    July 16, 2019 at 19:41 Reply
  34. What’s up, everything is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s truly good,
    keep up writing.

    July 17, 2019 at 00:53 Reply
  35. I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You’ve ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

    July 17, 2019 at 08:08 Reply
  36. each time i used to read smaller posts that also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this article which
    I am reading at this time.

    July 17, 2019 at 16:36 Reply
  37. Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from
    an established blog. Is it very difficult to set up your
    own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin.
    Do you have any tips or suggestions? Thanks

    July 17, 2019 at 19:49 Reply
  38. I am regular visitor, how are you everybody? This piece of writing posted at this web page is really nice.

    July 17, 2019 at 23:13 Reply
  39. I am actually thankful to the holder of this
    web site who has shared this enormous post at at this time.

    July 18, 2019 at 00:33 Reply
  40. Hi, its fastidious paragraph concerning media print, we all be aware of media
    is a enormous source of facts.

    July 18, 2019 at 04:54 Reply
  41. Pretty component to content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to
    claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your augment or even I
    success you get right of entry to consistently quickly.

    July 19, 2019 at 05:20 Reply
  42. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed
    surfing around your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    July 19, 2019 at 06:08 Reply
  43. Highly descriptive post, I loved that bit. Will there be a
    part 2?

    July 19, 2019 at 07:32 Reply
  44. Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I
    could get a captcha plugin for my comment form?

    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

    July 19, 2019 at 20:54 Reply
  45. Hi there everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web site, and piece of writing is actually fruitful in support of me, keep up posting these posts.

    July 20, 2019 at 03:58 Reply
  46. Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

    July 20, 2019 at 12:26 Reply
  47. Hi to every body, it’s my first go to see of this blog; this web site consists of remarkable and in fact
    excellent data in favor of readers.

    July 20, 2019 at 16:54 Reply
  48. I needed to thank you for this great read!! I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it.

    I’ve got you bookmarked to look at new stuff you post…

    July 20, 2019 at 19:46 Reply

Leave a Reply