The Drone Roulette

The Drone Roulette

Among the debris from this formidable hive, you find a blown out hangar containing a few burnt out space ships of various types, probably the possessions of some unfortunate adventurers that came here before you and didn’t live to tell the story. As your scanners routinely run through this material, they come across some report with information on a few sister hives to this one. The explorer seems to have found that each of these so called ‘Independence hives’ are surrounded with outposts that serve both as an early warning system against intruders on the drones territory and also as a resource gathering facility. It seems that if the hive is attacked, the drones from the outposts warp instantly back to defend it. One interesting bit of information the unfortunate explorer has noted is that the drones frequently move the hive itself between these outposts, so hunting these things is like playing Russian roulette, you never know if you are fortunate enough to hit an outpost and thereby reduce the inevitable resistance at the main hive, or if you are warping straight into the lair of the drones. The report continues to list four locations, the nearest one being…

Type: Unknown / Expedition
Security: Nullsec
Region: The Syndicate
Pirate type: Rogue Drones

Upon warp-in there are:

Structures:
Drone Cruise Missile Battery x5

NPCS:
Atomizer Alvum x1 (C)
Barracuda Alvi x3 (F)
Bomber Alvum x2 (C)
Devilfish Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Annihilator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Decimator Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Devastator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Render Alvi x3 (F) (Webs)
Sentient Swarm Preserver Alvi x1 (BS) (Rogue Drone Factional Spawn, dropped drone capillary, drone cerebral)

 

 

 

 

Trigger unknown, Attacking Drone Cruise Missile Battery?
Wave:
Strain Annihilator Alvum x1 (C)
Strain Devastator Alvum x2 (C)
Strain Raider Alvi x2 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x1 (F)

Part 2

Fortunately, these coordinates led you only to an outpost where you managed to pull some teeth from the drone hive that is looming out there somewhere. The question is where? You have three locations left and the next one is here…

Rats! Lady luck is not in a good mood today, you have stumbled right into the hive! Now is do or die, the drones know their home has been infiltrated and they will probably melt away into space if you retreat.

Upon warp-in there are:

Structures:
Drone Cruise Missile Battery x5
Drone Light Missile Battery x5

NPCS:
Barracuda Alvi x2 (F)
First Line x7 (F)
Ripper Alvior x3 (F) (Webs)
Shatter Alvior x1 (F)
Silverfish Alvi x1 (F)
Strain Decimator Alvi x2 (F) (Web/Scram)
Strain Render Alvi x1 (F) (Web/Scram)
Strain Sunder Alvi x3 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave:
Hive Inner circle x4 (BS)
Hive Inner Circle x4 (F)

Trigger unknown, delayed spawn
Wave 2:
Outpost Aid x7 (F) (Type: Strain Render Alvi can Web/Scram)
Shatter Alvior x1 (F)
Strain Sunder Alvi x3 (F)

Trigger, killing last npc from wave 1.
Wave 3:
Hive Inner Circle x7 (C)

Total Bounty: 19,895,629 ISK

DaOpa Notes:
Site didnt fully escalate for me, only went to part 2 of which I believe are additional 2 more. Non-combat structures dont seem to trigger anything or drop any loot.
You can use MWD.


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