This Eve Online mission guide will cover the deadspace encounter mission Smuggler Interception (Blood Raiders – Level 1). This mission contains acceleration gates, and has normal ship restrictions. The faction faced in this mission is the Blood Raiders so you will want to maximize and protect against EM and Thermal damage.
Upon requesting the mission from Tuga Nato, the Security Division agent at the Perimeter Caldari Navy Assembly Plant, I am presented with the following request “A small convoy was spotted in a nearby system, apparently en route straight through Maurasi. This is a perfect chance for you to show us what you’re worth. This convoy comes with a small escort, nothing you shouldn’t be able to handle. I want you to intercept the convoy after it makes the jump into Maurasi; Destroy the ships if they don’t surrender their goods, and bring anything you can salvage back to me. I’ll split the loot. Sounds fair eh?” (The underlined system names can change depending on where the mission is performed in Eve)
The objectives of this mission are to destroy the convoy located in the deadspace encounter and return with ten units of Militants (20.0 m3) and the rewards offered to me for doing so are 67,000 Isk, 38 loyalty points and 76,000 bonus Isk for completing the mission in under 3 hours and 51 minutes.
Dropping out of warp at the initial encounter site presents me with only an acceleration gate leading to the first room. The second room contains the Blood Raiders convoy moving through a dust and gas cloud that has formed around the ruined remains of a space mega structure. The Blood Raiders ships consist of 7 Corpii Herald, 1 Corpii Upholder, 1Corpior Visionary, 2 Corpior Converter and 2 Blood Raider Personnel Transport (8 frigates, 3 Destroyers 2 Transports). The 3 destroyers proved to be difficult to tackle, requiring me to jump back to station once during the mission to repair my ship and replenish my shields and cap. The ships faced in the mission can change slightly each time this mission is done, but this is the highest amount of ships possible to find in this mission.
I try to take out some of the frigates first, making time to eliminate one of the destroyers. Destroyer class vessels are designed to track and destroy frigate class vessels, and they proved their worth, wrecking my shields, almost requiring me to warp out a second time. The transport ships were the last in line, not really being able to land much damage on my ship, but being tough nails to crack open. Finishing off the last transport I move to its carcass to pick up the Militants required for this objective. Turning in the Militants grants me the Isk reward, along with my bounty of 121,251 Isk for eliminating the fleet, completing the mission Smuggler Interception (Blood Raiders – Level 1).
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