On Friday, I covered a bit of the incursion "interdiction" happening right now, and ended the piece by saying that "I think it's just possible that someone might do something rash."
Yup. As covered by EN24 last night, yesterday in Lisudeh, a major effort was launched by incursion bears to disrupt the interdiction fleet's (ultimately successful) effort to "prematurely" close the incursion in the Kisana constellation. Visit Lisudeh on dotlan today, and you'll find that about 75 ships were lost. The bulk of them were cheap Blackbirds and Celestises (Celestii?) in suicide e-war attacks on the interdiction fleet's logis and frigate-hunters, respectively.
Problem is, a couple of those attacks succeeded, resulting in the destruction of the ships.
There's an amusing scene in Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl that, as a negotiator, always tickles me. After Elizabeth Swann's rather disastrously bad negotiating earlier in the film only manages to get her captured by Captain Barbossa's gang of pirates, Will Turner goes aboard the Black Pearl intending to negotiate her release. "Don't do anything stupid," Jack Sparrow warns him as the negotiating begins. The trouble is that Will doesn't have anything to negotiate with except his own life, which for reasons of the movie's plot, is valuable to the pirates.
So Will points his gun at himself and threatens to shoot himself if his demands aren't met. "Like that," Sparrow moans at the stupidity of this action, and there's a lot of humor value to be had in Sparrow bitching about Will's decision for the rest of the movie.
Yeah, as I said, a couple of those suicidal attacks succeeded, this one and this one. There may be others.
Now, it's just possible that there was a valid declaration of war or aggression on that first one. After all, look closely at the second one and you'll see that the aggressors ended up in pods. In the first case, we don't know if CONCORD showed up to pop that Griffin or not so that might be a perfectly legal kill. That second one, though? Yeah. That looks a lot like an illegal kill to me.
There's a little-known mechanic in EVE Online that states that if you participate in an illegal kill on a ship in high- or low-sec, the pilot destroyed is granted "kill rights" on you for 30 days. Kill rights means that if the aggrieved party comes upon you in a ship, they have the right to destroy that ship, wherever they find it, whatever it is.
Even if it's, say, a two billion ISK shiny high-sec incursion ship. Currently being aggressed by incursion rats.
By successfully getting an interdiction logi ganked, False Cape and Sortido might have done nothing but ban themselves from incursions for that 30 days, unless they care to put their shiny incursion ships at risk from aggrieved party Shamblingform. And as I said, there might be others with the same kill rights. No doubt, all those incursion pilots that lost ships last night are looking very closely at their kill rights and paying a fair bit of ISK to locator agents this morning.
Guys, there's a reason that a lot of people use alts for this sort of thing...