Last night Pirates decided to put Gibara in to contention.Â Credit for the idea goes to The Macabre who used turn-ins to get the port up to about 5,800 contention points.Â Before the spike (terminology used to describe the fast rate of contention through turn-ins) Macabre informed the Pirate Nation via the Nation channel that this was the plan.Â Within the first 30 minutes of contention the Pirates had Gibara up to about 7,000.Â I was present in the area jumping Spanish House of Trade convoys for exp and personal contention with my society mate AL.
All was going well and I assume according to plan when unfortunately ATF (Spanish Society) decided to show up.Â In an effort to stop them before they could begin their assault on lowering contention those of us brave enough to jump level 50’s raised our sails full mast and rushed at them head on.Â The Macabre had a small group not in combat consisting of Halod Crane (leader) and another.Â With Al at my side we raced towards this group of 4 – 6 ATF.Â We weren’t going to catch them.Â Their heading was backed by the wind and their lead ship had just initiated combat.Â I knew it was up to me.Â I realigned my heading, put my head down, and gunned it with all I had.
Right at the last second as all but one member of their group entered combat I snagged Manuela Galas just before she had time to enter with her group.Â AL and the Macabre joined in the fight with me.Â I had tackled a level 50 Triton Interceptor!Â It wasn’t over yet though.Â Manuela and I were side by side at the start of the fight and my backup was pretty far away.Â It was my responsibility as tackle to keep her slowed and busy until the muscle could show up.Â In a Mediator MC Cutter rigged for speed and stealth and only level 42 I’m no real match for a Triton but still capable of fulfilling my duty.Â I used cut shroud to slow her sails and began blasting away with all 8 of my little guns.Â Firing bar shot and star shot left and right I was able to hold her in combat until the cavalry arrived.
It was by far the greatest tackle I’ve done.Â To catch a single ATF right before they join a battle with the rest of their group is a satisfying experience. Â Unfortunately for us in the end there were too many low level Pirates being ganked by Spanish groups and we were unable to sustain contention.Â We retreated for the night but it was worth it.Â Thanks go out to the Macabre for their desire to contend a port – something we Pirates on Rackham need to do more often.
I recorded most of the fight but was unable to catch the open sea tackle since I was too busy setting myself up for the snipe.Â The resolution for some reason is really bad on the video but it’s still neat to see.Â Enjoy!
PS.Â Thanks Manuela for the deed to your Triton. 😀