I started my duty today doing the usual patrol in Quantar space with beacon-tuning and flux-killing. When I finished the area around Corridor Station I headed to Tripoint to take a new mission and do a refuel/rearm.
Then I took the route to Quantar Core station via Ring View when I suddenly noticed 3 pink markers on the map around sector The Connexion. Shortly after I finished my beacon-patrol I took a look at the map. The markers had been gone and all gates of the sector “The Connexion” had been infested – to Ring View, The Stith and The Light Crossroads.
I headed to my POS in Outer Roh Cloud and changed to freigther, equipped it with 2 nukes and put 25 nukes to cargo as a reserve – who knows how resilient the infests will be…
After arriving in sector Ring View, I asked for support in doing bombing runs. Then Prof. Athena ShaiDen told me on public channels that she wanted to scan the infestation exactly at the moment the nukes hit it. The scanning was done on the other side of the jumpgate in sector The Connexion.
The first scans did not yield noticable results as the infestation seemed to be very tough. But with every pair of nukes reaching their target the infest got weaker and weaker and the scans became promising. Before the infest was finally blowed after 18 nukes, Prof ShaiDen flew her ranger only a few meters to the gate and scanned the infest exactly at the moment when it broke down. After the gate was cleared she immediately headed to her labs in Sol Cornea to analyse the scans.
As The Connexion was now reachable again, I loaded my freighter with another 50 nukes to get rid of the other 2 remaining infests to sectors The Stith and The Light Crossroads. Fortunately I found a public POS where I could reload my missile launcher after every run. Each infest was begging for 18 nukes as well before the fireworks could begin.
After that I switched on the auto-pilot back to my POS and reached for a pair of Quanus Ice to calm down a bit. I hope Prof. ShaiDen will be able to find some new results.