An alliance-mate pointed me to this one. This one is fun for a number of reasons.
First, where it happened. P-H5IY is one of the most remote systems in all of New Eden. It's at the far end of a dead-end pocket ending in a -1.00 system, one jump out from that system. That dead-end pocket is in Cobalt Edge, which is in the far upper northeastern portion of the New Eden map. The closest major market is Jita. Jita is 41 jumps away.
Bring a lunch. ;-)
Obviously, the pilot involved felt that his freighter was perfectly safe in such a remote area. With an alt parked in the station system one jump off, he can keep an eye out for any potential dangers. Thus, no need to scout a freighter through null-sec, right? There was only one problem: there was an active incursion in that constellation. Those that know the implications of that are starting to laugh right now. For the rest, allow me to explain.
Unlike high-sec incursions, in low- and null-sec, incursion rats sometimes camp the gates. That would be bad enough. But lots of times, they camp the gates with pretty sizable fleets (I've seen as many as ten Sansha ships, including three battleships!). And lots of times, several of those ships are warp-scrambling ships. For reference, here's the full list of incursion warp scramblers:
- Tama Cerebellum, Schmaeel Medulla, Sansha's Nation Commander (FR)
- Arnon Epithalamus, Auga Hypophysis (CR)
- Deltolle Tegmentum, Outuni Mesen (BS)
Incurions are giant annoyances to PvP fleets in low- and null-sec.
But of course, this pilot had to know this constellation was under an incursion. Which means that he didn't realize that some incursion rats gate-camp, and some of the gate-camping incursion rats have warp scramblers. Now he knows, and so do you. ;-) That's the second and third funny things about this kill-mail: he got scrammed by rats. And his freighter probably lasted all of about 10 or 15 seconds under the incursion gate-camp. He had just enough time to realize what was happening before he died.
So here we have a freighter, flying unscouted through an incursion constellation. Which brings us to the fourth funny thing about this kill-mail: it seems to have a lot of this pilot's possessions on board, including an Orca and a Devoter. I think I would have taken the time to scout that, even through a "safe" constellation, wouldn't you?
And finally, the final thing that's amusing about this kill-mail: there are no humans on it, and the pilot of this freighter either left his corp and his alliance 16 hours after it happened. Unless the pilot himself logged it to eve-kill, that means his former CEO or a former corp Director did. Most likely, this would be done with the intent to shame him.