Editor’s Note: RearAdmiral Butts is a contributing writer embedded in Pandemic Legion’s fleet, known for his over the top battle-reports and this professed love for Taylor Swift.

Battlereport – February 17, 2011: -A- & Co. Enter the Lion’s Den, Lose Everything.

With the IT demise looming, space they once held was now open for any budding entity.  What should have been a venerable free-for-all, however, quickly turned into a large NAPfest of coalitions all clamoring for a slice of the pie.  The Legion decided to spice the geopolitical scene up and moved into a familiar home: KFIE-Z (Delve).  Observing the land-grab from a distance for the first week, PL High Command focused solely on grabbing up the regions’ only profitable resources – taking station system for certain clients if opportunities arose.   During this time, -A-, AtlasDOT, En Garde, Hun Reloaded, Cascade Imminent, M. PIRE, Vera Cruz Alliance, Vanguard Imperium,  Saints Amongst Sinners, Brutally Clever Empire, Fallen Angels Alliance , Nulli Scunda, The Kadeshi, Mortal Destruction, Everto Rex Regis, and friends (heretofore known as -A- & Co.) decided to flaunt their muscle and directly confronted PL on several occasions.  Mistaking indifference for victory, -A- & Co believed their Tracking Disrupting Drake fleet to be unbeatable.  Fueled by a combination of ignorance and a desire to feel relevant, they charged directly into PL territory and knocked on the front door, reinforcing three of seven staging towers over two days.  With PL now controlling all desired stations that they had been contracted to obtain, and 31 of 33 nearby Neodymium moons, they were willing to give -A- & Co what they had asked for.

-A- & Co on the War Path
The stage was set for a brawl, with PL’s staging tower set to come out at 02:30 -A- et al. called for an 0100 CTA of Drakes, Maelstroms, and Tempests.  Forming early (00:30) their numbers began to swell, eventually topping out at just under 200 members.  With nothing better to do, PL began to form in Hellcats and, fearing their opponents would lose gumption, moved Hictors to blockade their retreat route.  Shockingly, as The Legion formed on a titan ready to bridge, -A- & Co did not waver and continued to march onwards toward KFIE.  -A- & Co. held plenty of animal courage, but it would help them to no decision when the dangers to be braved were such as could neither be knocked down nor throttled.  Sixty Five PL Hellcats with customary support stood strong as their foes inched toward them.   PL Junior FC Nrom “Norm” Gustav was at the helm of the PL War Machine, aided by High Admiral Jogyn and seasoned Admiral Gobbins, and was eager to prove his worth.  Norm was shrewd, cunning, and hard-bitten; with a face of the soil, bent shoulders, and a remarkable nose for dirty weather, good food, and soft jobs.  “Before us are eager young souls” he began, “with something to prove.  They feel as though they have been disrespected, and they seek redemption.”  Knowing Norm was a man of few words, Admiral Jogyn took it upon himself to prepare his war machine and added to the words of his compatriot: “Ambition is a dangerous force, it makes a man fight beyond himself for something greater.  A possessed spirit is the most dangerous adversary we can ever hope to face.   Our enemies are ambitious, there is no doubt, but their fervor has clouded their judgment so much that I expect they will lash out with no regard for rank and file.  We will capitalize on their inexperience and cripple them with their own perceived strengths.  I’m proof against that word ‘failure’. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.”  With -A- & Co finally entering KFIE-Z, the stage was set for battle.

-A- & Co were given no respite, mere seconds after they landed on the POS grid they were met with PL Hellcats at point blank range.  Panicked, Paik warped his fleet to a pounce in an attempt to dictate range.  This space maneuver, however next-level as Paik thought it to be, was ill-advised as part of his gang was trapped in the PL meat grinder and subsequently was near-instantly obliterated.  Paik regained his composure and steadied his Drake Army.  Norm took the first step and led his men into the thick of battle, he was going to condemn Paik’s fleet to the scrapyard.  Possessed with blood lust, Norm began calling four targets at once to overwhelm his counterpart.  Paik was left dumbfounded by this tactic; with precision blows, PL had in their first strike dismantled the -A-  & Co command structure, leaving their foes in a chaotic state of disarray.  With no redundancy the -A- & Co forces were flailing about wildly, striking in any direction they saw fit.  It was clear that, even with a 2:1 disadvantage, The Legion would mop the floor with what remained.

Norm was relentless; set on giving his foes nightmares he would relish in their demise.
Upon realizing that their fleet was in shambles, with only six kills to show for their one-hundred losses, the -A- & Co fleet abandoned their posts and began to warp off praying they could make the docking bay.  Over the next four hours, what remained of the -A- & Co gang was systematically destroyed as they slinked to escape.  Noses blooded, -A- & Co had now questioned why their leaders decided to prod the sleeping beast.  It has been said that there is neither happiness nor misery in the world, only the comparison of one state with another.  Comparing the states of PL and -A- & Co would be apt in that case.



  1. CapDeFonta

    first i have to say GF too PL and -A-&co
    secound alot of mad people posting hear really ,eve news must block this posting shiit its really really bad everybody got something to say " PL suck no no no -A- sucks nononononono NC sucks nononono LIFE sucks nononono CCP sucks " ppl are mad

    February 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm Reply
    1. UFO

      You are completely right.
      It would be better to allow only registered users to post here. Less flood – less ignorant ppl

      February 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm Reply
  2. SAS

    SAS is NOT allied with -A- in any sense of the word, we are very much so enemies. We would appreciate it if the author of the article would do even the smallest bit of research before claiming that we openly attacked them and are allied with our enemies.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:31 am Reply
  3. snejok

    all last weak Pl brought only 20-30 bombers..

    .and only when AAA would not brought much people….they finaly came….with 100500 logistics,titans and some carriers…and you call that ELITE???i dont think so =)))Pl fleet actually were 2-3 times more dps then AAA…

    P.S. bombers for losers…something like this happened in catch about month ago….when INIT dont have proper fleets….its pathetic…NC .INIT,PL always need 2-3 advantage to win ….LOL…

    February 19, 2011 at 2:22 am Reply
  4. Why I never....

    Ah man this guy is back and posting his hello kitty color time on LSD stories. Is there any way to neg rep him?

    February 19, 2011 at 2:37 am Reply
  5. part of -a- n co.

    I was in that fight, and I dont care what anybody says, PL are good. We made a few mistakes and were hesitant. I admire my opponents skill, this is what makes eve worth playing!

    February 19, 2011 at 3:27 am Reply
  6. Matty

    The funniest thing about this to me is how Admiral Butthurt vanished for over a month cause there were no PL "victories" or even worthwhile gains. Then they move into a backward shithole of space, whip up on a few pleebs, and here Admiral butthurt marches triumphantly back into EN24 with overblown stories of glory and conquest. Lawl.

    February 19, 2011 at 4:22 am Reply
  7. Aslan

    PL fail

    February 19, 2011 at 5:29 am Reply
  8. Rat Salat

    Jesus, at least try not to seem biased… pretend or something

    February 19, 2011 at 10:03 am Reply
  9. Cyaron_wars

    Good effort on trying to demoralise Paik and break trust in him :) keep trying. Just a question to uber PVPers of eve – PL: What happened in Venal? I remember similar reports right before u got asskicked. I haven't seen any BR from PL for a fight they lost, wodner how it'll be written :) remember guys, you are second after NC in supercap losses during fight and first to fail sov holding alliance since fountain campaign.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:05 am Reply
  10. Cyaron_wars

    Let's sort things out. PL complaining about blob. So you say ppl play unfair and unable to kill things in small quantities. I have question then: how fair it is to use spies on TS? Blobs, spies, charshin nodes, lag – these are all parts of this game. Blobs are basicly thing that counters your spies relaying in logi channel whom to rep :) ppl try to alpha target before you will give proper target to your logistics division to rep. So as I already said, this is part of game so stop whining. wanna get small gang PVP without having spies on TS etc. – go to Curse, GW or any other NPC region.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:39 am Reply
    1. vov

      he mad

      February 19, 2011 at 10:47 am Reply
      1. V0V

        Truth hurt? It looks like it hurts. Ouch that must hurt.

        February 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm Reply
  11. Truth

    PL use TS spys to identify and kill off hostile FCs/anchors and win because of it. News worthy? No. It is the only way no skill meta gaming PL win anything.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm Reply


    GO POVS!!!

    February 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply
  13. BntyHunter


    Lions den round 2 :)

    And added Drama of GSF using Bombers for support….OOOOOHHHHH AHHHHH the crowd goes wild lol but seriously they raped em badly looks like

    February 20, 2011 at 7:11 am Reply
    1. BntyHunter

      PS Elise is sexy damnit

      February 20, 2011 at 7:11 am Reply
  14. Griefer
    February 20, 2011 at 10:09 am Reply
  15. Whatever

    Im having a hard time understanding who is being ridiculized in this wall of text, on one side you have AAA and company losing a Drake fleet, such a blow, maybe this is the preface for AAA failcascading, on the other side you PL killing a Drake fleet with a BS fleet, what an awsome victory, I too want to be elite and kill drakes in abaddons.

    February 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm Reply
  16. Archive reader

    I dont remember any the corps you lable as "-A- & Co." ever working together the way you make the out to have… or at all for that matter, being in one of the alliances that were left flapping in the wind after the IT cascade I can tell you whole heartedly that we never worked with anyone but ourselves.

    April 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm Reply

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