There is several distinct advantages to having a Drug dealer in your alliance, not the least of which is getting your hands on performance enhancing materials. The other, less immediately obvious advantage is you now know who buys blue pills in your station.
Why this is relevant becomes apparent in this cautionary tale.
Sunday, 5:15pm, Egghelende, Deladian sells two of his blue pills to two razor alliance members. Interesting.
Sunday, 5:16pm, our scout reports two Maelstroms coming into the system via the Jel gate. Very interesting.
We instruct everyone to dock immediately and get ready to fight some maelstroms, I go sit on the station in my curse. Sure enough, a minute later a maelstrom undocks, I grin. The maelstrom locks me up and fires a volley, and misses. I hit the dock button and run like mad to my DOOMPHOON, a terrifying weapon of cap rape which, with my talisman implants will ruin any capacitor in short order. As I do this, Otto undocks his own doomphoon and trenny brings out his mega and begin beating on the Maelstrom’s tank.
The second mael undocks at the same time I do, and he begins laying into Trenny’s megathron. I proceed to neut the everloving shit out of the primary, he tanks bravely for a little bit, but then gets his poo-poo ruined by our torps and neuts.
Trenny, by now is beginning to dip into structure, and it’s looking like he might be toast… until the rusty spacewhales and the awful awful neut geddon turn their attention to the second maelstrom. His capacitor evaporates in just one cycle and his warp disruptor shuts down; Trenny warps off on fire, but relieved.
It doesn’t take long for the second maelstrom to explode in a ball of blue flame, the debris of it’s ruined superstructure bouncing harmlessly off the station exterior. We all share a good laugh, pick clean the wrecks and dock back up.
Lesson learned: Do not aggress the blinky red curse that lives in the station where you buy drugs from his corpmate on said station. They might know exactly what you’re up to.
Addendum: Turns out we had previously killed one of the maelstrom pilots in a maelstrom several months ago back in Mara, that time he got ruined by my neuts as well. I love capacitor warfare….