Mica recently got REALLY bored and decided to try out all the T3 cruisers (except for the Proteus since it feels like a Deimos). He’s just about to hit 50mil skill points and is really into spaceships. I can’t say I share the passion but have willingly contributed some ISK since he has helped the corp a lot with security duty.
Proteus: Freedom is liquid, supple, mellifluous. It surrounds us, engulfs our bodies, drowns our fear. We plumb freedom’s depths and consume the nourishment within. From these waters, we are born; when we die, we shall return to those waters.
Out there, among the stars, are the waters, freedom incarnate. That dark, endless void is our destiny, our path, our goal. We must not fear it, nor should we control it. Rather, we should embrace it, trust it, love it. Its ever-changing face, its protean existence, is our very essence. We are those stars, the void, the awesome waters of space: ancient, forever, free.
- Jinsente Parmen, The Gallente in New Eden
Tengu: When we first saw the flock, we were surrounded, caught in a spectacle of stimuli. Brilliant colors, dancing lights, beautiful cacophonies, wafting ambrosia. Those birds surrounded us, each one a different shape, an altered species, a new wonder. I tried to follow a single bird, but my efforts were futile: Transformation is natural to their existence. Imagine it: an undulating mass, a changing mob, all those beasts partaking in wonderful transmogrification.
These were our augurs, our deliverers, our saviors. Standing amidst the flock, we should have feared their glory; instead, we drew hope. This moment is the first time I understood what it meant to be Caldari: Divinity in the flock, delivery in flux, one being, many changes.
- Janto Sitarbe, The Legendary Flock
I spent some time in the Tengu with the cross training to missiles/shields and have found it an excellent ship. Interestingly, the mechanics decided to play a trick on Tengu owners one day and installed the propulsion modules backwards. I can imagine Jita having interesting day when Tengu owners undocked.
Legion: Revelation burrows through the material world, devours creation’s soil, digests the thoughtless void, and produces significance with God’s grace. From emptiness comes meaning, essence from existence, soul from matter.
Is God through the wormhole? Did God grant us this boon, this new technology, a revelation from on high? These weapons are God’s new prophecy, domain, and blessing. Let us use God’s grace and prepare New Eden. We are God’s soldiers, weapons, glory. Our people are God’s army. Together, we are the legion.
-The Heresies of Hinketsu
With it’s sleek lines, the Legion is definitely pleasing on the eyes and Mica is warming to the idea of lasers instead of drones providing DPS. It’s oddly satisfying to see the lasers carve through space and instapop rats.
Loki: For many Minmatar, the high mountains of Matar hold wonders unknown to the rest of New Eden: hidden glens, beautiful creatures, buried customs. Not surprisingly, the Krusual tribe lay claim to these mountains, their home for generations and base to their machinations.
Krusual elders whisper ancient tales among their huddled tribes, describing the glory of heroes past and enigmatic prophecies of old. On the darkest day, at the most hopeless moments, an elder may speak of loki, in reverent tones and excited hushes. In the ancient tongue, the loki are the crux of Krusual thought. There is no direct translation for this word; in fact, loki translates differently among the elders. It can mean “hidden wonder” or “secret passage”, “changing mask” or “unseen dagger”. Regardless of its context, loki has one meaning common to all its tales across all the elders: “hope”.
We haven’t had much time with the Loki after the build and Klen has had more time on it after he eagerly jumped into it when we first brought it back from Jita. We’ve not seen him since .. the sly fella.
I’ve always been fascinated by the ship names in Eve in particular those of the Gallente variation. Kyle Langdon has compiled a very useful reference here. My favorite ship for its nimble tackling duties is the Ares (Interceptor): God of War (Greek). Unfortunately, the Megathron and Dominix which I often fly doesn’t have an equivalent.
Kyle has another great post about Minmatar ships here.