In early December, the owner of the Tarik ThundersStorm character decided to sell. Starting bid, 16 billion. Eventual selling price, 20 billion. The eventual buyer was a character named Henry Alleile. The sale wrapped 7 December. At that time, the character could fly a Wyvern and had the support skills for it.
Fast forward a month later, and the very same Henry Alleile advertises a Wyvern for sale, travel fit, but with a combat fit in the ship's corp hangar. On the third of this month, PL pilot Jack bubu asks if the ship is available. A day later, a deal is apparently struck. Maybe Henry was a little too open about where this sale would happen, or maybe a PL pilot himself made the offer. What's clear enough is that a PL set-up took place.
The exact details don't matter much, because the result was the same: dead Wyvern, Tarik flying. There's a friendly carrier that died with it. Given that ship's pilot has few kills and no EVE-O forum posts, we can reasonably assume that it's another of Henry's alts. The carrier was likely there so the Wyvern could use its CHA for refitting purposes. As a result, these two kills are probably more expensive than eve-kill shows because that combat fitting was either in the Wyvern's CHA, the Chimera's CHA, or a mix of both. Ouch.
So, thanks to a little spy scam, Henry/Tarik loses his super-carrier. What was his next move? Yep. He sold the Tarik character. For 17 billion, an additional loss of three billion ISK. Given the speed of the sale after the Wyvern died (about two hours after) and the hasty language in the thread, I think we can safely assume that the Wyvern and the pilot character represented the bulk of Henry's ISK at that point. There's a saying about eggs and baskets that's coming to mind.
While we're on this topic, I would be remiss if I didn't also highlight a big hauler kill this week. I speak from experience when I say that Ammatar space is almost ideal for beginners to EVE looking to make money with missions. Just don't pack all your LP into a single T1 hauler the way this guy did:
And if you do, don't bother sending an EVE mail to the guy that tried to cure you of your stupidity.
fuuck y fuucking gayYes, well, harogen wasn't the guy that put all his eggs in one basket, was he?
Sent: 2012.01.04 14:37
u fucking gay, i was fucking your mother and whole your family