The Way of the Golden Dragon: Combat HUANG style!
The Way of the Golden Dragon is the foundation of the combat style employed by the combat pilots of Huang Yinglong. Learn the Way, and master the Eight Qualities and Twelve Abilities, and you will gain the skills to be a xia of Huang Yinglong. The Way is subtle and simple, but the meaning is timeless and profound. The Way has a gate leading inside; it also has a Yin and a Yang. The gate...
ooc: Griefer-Geddon Contest →
Hmmmm… let’s see, externally sensor-boosted inties with a boosting Claymore and a few DPS ships like ‘canes and Sleipnirs to insta-pop those thrashers, all parked on Amamake gate in Osoggur? Could be a lot of fun…
O how could it abandon me, the day that happened yesterday, that no one can retain O why shakes so this heart in me the day that’s happening today, so full of grief and pain! Ten thousand li of autumn wind bid the wild geese farewell, We see it from the storied tower, and drink and drink again. Your writings, in the “Elfland” school, strongboned, like old Jian...
ooc: Racism in Eve-Online →
Some people may find this article too PC. I found it thoughtful and balanced. But then, I’m the one who petitioned a pilot named ‘SuperGreazy Wog.’
Frigate Swarms! Well... maybe little swarms...
Just lately, the war-zone has been abuzz with novice pilots in frigates (mainly T1, the occassional T2) looking for PvP action, and we’ve been happy to provide. It began because no enemies were about and all the pirates in were Amamake hiding. I cruised through Sisiede in my Drake and noticed a LOT of neutrals there. Hmmm… I thought to myself, I haven’t taken the Cyclone...
Predator Elite leaves Faction Warfare... again
I debated whether to post about this, but it seems to me that there is some, albeit mild, entertainment value in tracking Predator Elite’s flights of fancy. Although he is still lurking around Huola and continues to remain a complete asstard, he is no longer in an Amarr militia corp, and it remains to be seen how many Amarrian fleets he will FC. (It does appear he at least partially led...
Drama: TLF Kill Database Hacked!
((ooc: this is in character, ooc I’m incredibly irritated at whatever f**tards have done this and I hope we track down their IPs and get them banned from Eve)) Over the last several days kill record entries of an obvious false nature have proliferated in the Minmatar Militia Killboard. This caused a great deal of amusement on the part of some, and consternation, annoyance and rage upon...
ooc: Avatar Face-Off →
Just for fun, it’s interesting to see what people have done with their avatars. My summary here. I noted that Shalee was already there, I added Bahamut for kicks. Here’s an avatar I let my daughter make.
The Defender of the Gate
Black clouds crush down the city wall, the city soon shall fall, But suddenly the sun’s bright face flashes on armor scale; The sky is full of ringing horns in the autumnal light, About the fortress blood like rouge clots purple in the night. Red banners, furled, now march against the fatal river Yi, So bitter is the frost, the drum beats dull and heavily. On the Gold...
Late Nite Captures Arzad, destroys Amarr Capitals
In a series of battles over a span of several hours, Arzad was captured by the Minmatar Republic and two Amarr carriers and a handful of support ships were destroyed. Urik’s excellent battle report (some editorial license applied): In the first fight, the Amarr are on the bunker defending. We show up in system and have one triage Archon piloted by Bahamut ready to jump in. I am the...
Tao De Long Xia: The Path of the Dragon Warrior
These are the ideals that combat pilots (xia) of the Jin Hu house of Huang Yinglong aspire to: 1. altruism 2. justice 3. individualism 4. loyalty 5. courage 6. truthfulness 7. disregard for wealth 8. desire for glory Excerpt from an ancient Imperial Vhek historical treatise on the Xia of Old Vhek: The Xia Value System The most frequently used definitions for xia are knight and...
While I don’t hold any particular grudge against the Eve-Uni Ivy League pilots that often roam about the war zone looking for pirates and other targets, they are an irritation, and many Late-Niters feel an obligation to teach these arrogant-yet-inexperienced pilots the real hard knocks of low-sec capsuleer warfare. Thus it was that a group of merely five Late Niters—albeit among the...
Big Cap Ship engagement in Kourmonen
I’ve been extremely busy preparing for my clan’s traditional Vherokior Lunar New Year feast, so I missed out on what was clearly an excellent battle, involving cap ship losses on both sides but a clear victory for the Minmatar. It appears the Minmatar took down three Amarr carriers, with the Amarr taking down one Late Nite Moros dreadnaught but also losing numerous support ships,...
Rettic's Log: The Chronofile: SFF: Origins: The... →
chronofile: AD 22480: The Minmatar home planet of Matar is invaded. The day the sun was blotted out of the sky by the first Amarr ships was, for some inhabitants of Matar, the last they would ever see it. Thus began the darkest days for the Minmatar people—days that would last for hundreds of years…