The following battle report was submitted by The Panther. Edited for publication.

Sovereignty Skirmish in Scalding Pass


Last night as I logged on to chill a call came out to diplomats all over the coalition that a 100 man gang was creating trouble in Scalding Pass. At first I thought it was a roam to annoy Imperial Legion and The Unthinkables who live there. But as I read the logs and sent a scout into system things got… weird. No enemy fleet to be found but two friendly fleets, an Imperial Legion drake fleet numbering 70 and an Unthinkables/WhySoSerious tier 3 BC fleet attacking an armed POS next to a TCU. A call came out from one of my friends, INIT and RaidenDOT are coming. I was wondering what they were planning until our diplomat gave us the call to “get down there fast as they have hostile carriers incoming”.

Our fleet from Etherium Reach was still 20+ jumps away when eight carriers dropped on the friendly fleets which then warped away. After a minute they warped back in at optimal and started to engage the carriers. I dared to uncloak and lock the carriers and saw that they were breaking the tanks. Two more carriers undocked and jumped into ARG but it wasn’t enough.

Shockingly it looked like Imperial Legion were going to take down the carriers single handed. Then another five carriers from INIT/RadienDOT came in and the tanks started to easily hold. The FC of the Imperial Legion drakes seemed to be ignorant of the 30+ Abaddon gang that landed and bubbled the Imperial Legion fleet shortly afterwards. What we saw then was a very quick “GTFO” command. Both defence fleets left the area suffering only mild losses all things considered. As for our Etherium Reach fleet, we got turned back. Promises were made that when we have more people online we will go and correct this incursion into Scalding pass.

So the facts. INIT, took ARG-3R last night with help from RaidenDOT., Imperial Legion, The Unthinkables and WhySoSerious tried to defend without calling for help from Gypsy Band and Solar fleet. For those who don’t know Imperial Legion are very close to SOLAR who have a soft spot for the not so impressive alliance. The Imperial Legion helped in the recent war more than most, giving up space and fighting 24/7 hopelessly outgunned for SOLAR. They may not be impressive, but they got guts.

Now you may not have heard of Unthinkables. They are like a mini Gypsy Band, damn good at PVP. They don’t have the Imperial Legion numbers, but they got teeth and their years in NPC space has taught them to fight hopelessly outnumbered. What you have here is two alliances used to fighting outnumbered and outgunned. Even if they don’t ask for help from SOLAR and Gypsy Band, who let’s face it will slaughter this little incursion into Scalding Pass. They might be able to do it themselves. After watching the Imperial Legion FC make some weird calls I can see them learning a lot from this, at the cost of many of their beloved drakes.

– The_Panther



So The Initiative has taken sovereignty of ARG-3R in Scalding Pass. They did this with help from Raiden and against the wishes of the local residents. Their motives behind this move are however unknown. Is it the start of an invasion of the south? Or just an opportunistic move to cause trouble? If you have any information on this please let us know.


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  1. Smugtroll

    Interesting, i would like to see how this unfolds.

    May 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm Reply
    1. Solar Max

      With RDN & INIT retaking Tenal and Venal by force. Oh wait….

      May 10, 2012 at 8:28 am Reply
  2. Jihad!!!


    May 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm Reply
    1. Rots

      We… love you …too…

      May 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm Reply
  3. MINE

    Hmm..i though Raiden was blue to Solar

    May 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm Reply
    1. lol

      Solar and Raiden don't like each other… at all. NCdot and Solar also hate each other.

      May 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm Reply
    2. Marcus_McTavish

      Dude the DRF disbanded a long time ago…

      May 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply
  4. flerg

    it could be because they just want some fights with some smaller entities after losing a lot up north. some people might say they are thinking of having some simple fun. disaster!

    May 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm Reply
  5. The_Panther

    must not rage at Riv, its actually got worse grammar after he edited out my mistakes. Update, they are harvesting moon goo in the system now. Might have just been to steal the moon goo

    May 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm Reply
    1. Dark Shines

      I can confirm this

      May 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm Reply
      1. demoniX

        prolly one of the few southern tech moons

        May 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply
  6. WOLO

    Imperial Legion helping SOLAR alot? wut? lies they just turned up in stealth bombers… sometimes…

    May 9, 2012 at 5:22 pm Reply
  7. Unthinkable Grunt

    "Now you may not have heard of Unthinkables. They are like a mini Gypsy Band, damn good at PVP"

    I know were awesome but Sounds like we got ourself an fanboy here B)

    May 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm Reply
  8. Dark Shines

    You should get your facts striahgt before doing a br :)

    May 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm Reply
    1. Dark Shines

      and i should get my spelling right before posting also *straight*

      May 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm Reply
      1. BuRniZZ

        As if you know the meaning of straight, bender!

        May 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm Reply
  9. Imp grunt

    We almost had a Thanatos but raiden dropped 2 more archons to help out then 2 nyxes and a avatar and support. The fc did make some calls I still question but still gf raiden and init. 2 hours before some of our guys set up a tcu and was taken down by init tengus and a nyx still was a fun fight GF raiden and init! BTW we arent friendly with gypsy as stated in a previous renews article and 8 drakes isn't a lot:)

    May 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm Reply
  10. the man

    Dark Shines is a good fc but he spend way to mutch time with farasaloni not good for init

    May 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm Reply
  11. Marcus_McTavish

    Well expect to be blobbed for a bit, then down to even numbers.
    Init is used to fighting atleast 2 fleets of drakes on avg in every battle.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm Reply
  12. tintaa

    Its all about Dark Shines invading a ratting system

    May 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm Reply
    1. Lipton

      I'm soooooooooo sexy!

      May 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm Reply
  13. Rots

    Was a interesting fight to say the least. Included was the IMP.L bombing of a blue fleet and themselves (excellent shit) WHYso. formed up our fleet roughly 30 mins before the engagement and rolled out. Sadly, we lost some newer guys to nub mistakes but all in all… fun stuff.

    Welcome back INIT?

    May 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm Reply
    1. an imp

      we didnt have a bomber fleet you dumb fucking cunt

      May 10, 2012 at 2:07 am Reply
      1. Rotcrotch

        you are too bitter, time to leave moms house

        May 10, 2012 at 2:18 am Reply
      2. idiot

        you had A bomber who was bombing, you dumb fucking cunt

        May 10, 2012 at 2:25 am Reply
        1. Solar Ally

          well that guy was a stupid fucker then -.-

          May 10, 2012 at 2:31 am Reply
      3. Rots

        I didnt say you had a bomber fleet.. i just said you bombed everything but reds….

        May 10, 2012 at 5:59 am Reply
  14. just an observation

    They probably would have had a lot more trouble dropping extra carriers and subcaps if their cyno pilot had been outside the POS shields. Not sure if that's an official exploit or not, but it definitely changed the way the fight went.

    May 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm Reply
    1. Dark Shines

      Actually it was carrier that lit the cyno that broght in the support fleet

      May 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply
      1. an imp

        Actually it was a fucking helios inside a pos with a cyno on it. I saw it with my own eyes. everybody did I have screenshots as well.

        May 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply
        1. an imp

          scratch that im a retard-.-

          May 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm Reply
          1. Dark Shines

            A helios jumped in our carriers, one of which lit a cyno for raiden. The nyxes and titan came in 10 minutes after you warped off. Get your facts right before posting shit everywhere

            May 11, 2012 at 10:47 am
      2. outsideprespective

        i think he was refering to the first cyno used.

        May 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm Reply
  15. failtopic

    and the masters just lost 2 supers to the incursion so how will the pets do hmmm if init and rdn want you dead you will die lol

    May 10, 2012 at 12:56 am Reply
    1. Mr_Gr3y

      Raiden must be a very depressed alliance then…

      May 10, 2012 at 1:57 am Reply
  16. Bad BR Bro

    "Our 100 dudes couldn't break reps on 8 carriers that proceeded to take our system in our primetime. Let me post about how good we and our SOLAR pet allies are on evenews."

    Well done. I'm sure the spartans in gypsy band won't be offended being compared to empire noob unthinkables.

    May 10, 2012 at 1:22 am Reply
    1. lol

      i guess this is a TR guy by its but hurt language, go do some cloak bombers fag.

      May 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply
  17. UndesignatedListener

    Should prove to be interesting until RDN and Init. start dropping supers then you'll know they are limping along. Considering their chosen target, they are already hurting more then they are letting on. If they are in the area for good fights then why start taking systems, considering the two NPC regions bordering Scalding Pass.

    May 10, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply
    1. demoniX
      May 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply
      1. Rots
        May 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm Reply
        1. failtopic

          not to mention another self destructing aoen

          May 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm Reply
  18. Sister Bliss

    Lol, what the fuck?

    May 10, 2012 at 9:51 am Reply
  19. tintaa

    Nice INIT doing sov warfare again :)

    May 10, 2012 at 11:58 am Reply
  20. outsideprespective

    I want to know..with only 3?(could be wrong) Unthinkables there…why are they getting all the credit

    May 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm Reply
  21. Antiochus

    Curious all these elitepvp solar renters so use to fighting outnumbered and outgunned according to br coudnt kill 8 guys with 100 and ran when 30 more showed up…

    May 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm Reply
    1. outsideprespective

      Because who wants to fight 30ish abbadons with 10+ carriers repping. There is not way we are breaking that

      May 10, 2012 at 7:43 pm Reply
      1. Antiochus

        Please list the shiptypes you guys would be willing to fight "outnumbered and outgunned", and we'll only bring those next time.

        May 10, 2012 at 11:09 pm Reply
    2. Rots

      WHYso. is in no way shape or form associated with solar. The only renters are IMP.L, and it shows.
      That being said, once WHYso realized their was no use in attempting to break those tanks, the fleet just decided to head back. Saying 100 people ran from a fight is garbage we all knew those reps would hold.

      May 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm Reply
  22. big bubba brown

    while i was in INK, we wiped many chest beating alliances. they usually came in, waved thier e-penis, talked a lot of shit and then ran only to get trapped and die. INK loves it when people call them noobs and are under estimated. those same people are usually sent packing in thier pods. Just because an alliance can't field 250 man fleets doesn't mean they are noobs.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm Reply
    1. Ex-INK

      When i was in INK we got camped in our home system by incursion rats :-/

      May 12, 2012 at 1:04 am Reply
  23. The_Panther

    Guys i can confirm Scalding pass is controlled by iNK and IMP and neither are renters. Ink= blue to Gypsy band. IMP= Blue to solar. NEITHER ARE RENTERS…. why the fuck do i bother writing this shit if people don't read it.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm Reply
    1. Tica'Taca

      Yes, at INK we do wonder why you bothered writing it. The verbal blowjob is appreciated but as we don't shit ourselves at the sight of 8 carriers and can manage the basic scouting of such cleverly disguised systems as G-0, we'd rather not have the inference that we had anything to do with this fleet or fight.

      Amazing what you can squeeze 6 paragraphs out of.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:20 am Reply

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