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The Cost of Preservation

Level 4 Epic Arc Mission
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Mission Briefing

Now that we're past the small talk perhaps you're ready for some proper work. I guess we'll see.

There's this Gallentean guy, a historian named Aillon Boufin... yeah, I know. The story is that he's been studying Minmatar history for years now, and as you'd expect, he's come across a whole shipload of information and documents in that time. Apparently he has one of the largest unofficial collections of documents and artifacts from our earlier days. We're talking real old here, [you], some of it - going back to when it was just us, alone against the Amarr.

Now, I'm told that normally whenever we want to look at something of his, there aren't too many problems. Recently however, when some of our academics from the Republic University asked to see a particular document known as the Hauteker Memoirs, they were denied. Since that time, they have bent over backwards for this guy. They have even tried to buy it back - this document that Matari people wrote, this document that belongs to us. They have tried that repeatedly, raising and raising the price and yet each of these times more refusals.

This is when things got ugly. Boufin recently made a statement to the University, saying he is only trying to “preserve Minmatar heritage”. After that insult, they called us in. The implication that RU staff would somehow endanger our own history by simply studying a document... it's almost like he was trying to piss us all off.

Well, the insults stop here. The Brutor tribe has arrived, and with a capsuleer to back their word on the matter no less. It has been decided by the tribe that the return of this document to Matari hands represents a higher priority than staying on good terms with some overprotective historian, Gallente or not. You will see to this. And before you go jumping in, there is a 5m ISK collateral to cover associated risks. The tribe is not willing to risk our own property falling into foreign hands again. Perhaps you can see why we're looking to hire an egger? With that kind of money it's not really an option.


Objective

Recover the passkey from Aillon Boufin and use it to recover the Hauteker Memoirs from his archives. Once you have acquired the key, it will need to be placed inside the archives.
1x Hauteker Memoirs (volume: 0 m3)


Warp-To Message

Leave now, egger. I know why you've come, and I know who has sent you. If you think you can just march in and take things that took me years to find, you're sorely mistaken. I won't give you the courtesy of another warning.

Pocket 1 (No gate)


 

Group 1 - Archives - 60 km

Shooting him triggers group 3
Putting him into armor triggers group 4
Drop an Archives Passkey
Qty. Image Entity Info
1 Aillon Boufin
Type: Elite Federation Quadrieris
Bounty: 0 Attack: 71,875   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 160 Orbit: 28,750 Shield: 1,200 85 90 72 79 Turrets: *     19 32
Resolution: 250 Optimal: 25,000 Armor: * 1,500 85 90 72 79 Missiles:        
Speed: 320 Falloff: 15,000 Hull: 1,800         Defender Chance: 14.5%
Bounties: 0 DPS: 0 0 18 32

Death Message
Arsten Takalo:
Well... that was interesting, eh? I doubt Boufin was carrying the Memoirs himself, but I bet he had the passkey to his archives at all times. Look amongst his wreck for anything like that and see if you can use it to access his archives.


Group 2 - 90 km - Attacks on warp-in

Spawn Trigger: Attacking Aillon Boufin
Qty. Image Entity Info
5 Mercenary Wingman
Warp Scrambling (1%, 20,000 m)
Webbing (80%, 10,000 m)
Bounty: 30,000 Attack: 21,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 23 Orbit: 8,500 Shield: * 325 15 50 45 30 Turrets: * 10 8 4  
Resolution: 1,500 Optimal: 7,500 Armor: 325 70 10 25 25 Missiles: *   5    
Speed: 900 Falloff: 8,750 Hull: 400         Defender Chance: 2%
3 Mercenary Corporal
Bounty: 110,000 Attack: 30,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 135 Orbit: 17,500 Shield: * 1,800 33 65 40 55 Turrets: *     18 21
Resolution: 275 Optimal: 17,500 Armor: 1,150 60 10 25 25 Missiles: *     10  
Speed: 350 Falloff: 12,000 Hull: 1,200         Defender Chance: 9%
3 Mercenary Lieutenant
Bounty: 90,000 Attack: 10,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 135 Orbit: 2,000 Shield: * 1,500 33 65 40 55 Turrets: *     18 25
Resolution: 275 Optimal: 2,000 Armor: 1,050 60 10 25 25 Missiles: *     5  
Speed: 350 Falloff: 9,000 Hull: 1,100         Defender Chance: 7%
5 Mercenary Overlord
Bounty: 250,000 Attack: 35,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 400 Orbit: 3,500 Shield: 3,975   60 40 20 Turrets: *     24 96
Resolution: 100 Optimal: 2,250 Armor: 3,500 60   25 35 Missiles: *     17  
Speed: 400 Falloff: 20,000 Hull: 3,975         Defender Chance: 20%
Bounties: 2,000,000 DPS: 48 59 365 616


Group 3 - 55 km - Attacks on warp-in

Spawn Trigger: Putting Aillon Boufin into armor
Qty. Image Entity Info
6 Mercenary Commander
Bounty: 85,000 Attack: 35,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 125 Orbit: 15,000 Shield: 1,200   60 40 20 Turrets: * 22     28
Resolution: 275 Optimal: 15,000 Armor: 1,800 50 10 25 35 Missiles: *     7  
Speed: 400 Falloff: 8,000 Hull: 1,500         Defender Chance: 10%
6 Mercenary Overlord
Bounty: 250,000 Attack: 35,000   HP EM Exp Kin The   EM Exp Kin The
Signature: 400 Orbit: 3,500 Shield: 3,975   60 40 20 Turrets: *     24 96
Resolution: 100 Optimal: 2,250 Armor: 3,500 60   25 35 Missiles: *     17  
Speed: 400 Falloff: 20,000 Hull: 3,975         Defender Chance: 20%
Bounties: 2,010,000 DPS: 132 0 278 741


Group 4 - 66 km

Drop Archives Passkey into this
Qty. Name Bounty Signature Shield HP Armor HP Hull HP
1 Archives
0 500 0 0 1,000,000

Pocket Bounties
4,010,000
  EM Exp Kin The
Pocket DPS 180 59 662 1,389
Your Resists 50% 50% 50% 50%
1,145 90 30 331 694


Rising Tensions

For many citizens of the Minmatar Republic, the friendship with the Gallente Federation has been a costly one. Some view the recent abandonment of the parliamentary system as the most potent symbol yet that the Federation's influence hasn't always been to their benefit. Indeed, there are some Matari who view the return to a Tribal Republic as the last necessary step out from under the shadow of foreign empires. Whatever the claims may be, few deny that the relationship still has some fundamental challenges to overcome.


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