|Number of sites||5|
|Loot type||Core A-type|
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Mid-range Serpentis escalation complex. Pretty close to the Blood Raider version.
Rats appear in three groups around 40-70km from the warpin, they don't appear to aggro until attacked and each group appears to aggro independently.
Warp gate is 25km from the entrance. Kill everything and activate it.
Aggro on warp in, ~20-50km from warpin
Shooting the last cruiser may spawn a faction BS.
There is a large collidable structure, Serpentis Stronghold, 30km from the warpin. Killing either this structure or the BS may escalate the plex.
You warp in to an acceleration gate guarded by 4 Core Admirals, one Faction BS and four Cruisers. All you gotta do is kill the faction BS to get the next bookmark. If you go thru the acceleration gate you will find.....nothing.
There's nothing here. If there wasn't a faction BS on the gate coming in....try shooting some stuff, maybe you'll get the next bookmark.
You warp in to a big pile of crap. 15 frigs, some tackle and web. 9 cruisers and a Faction BS. Not real sure what triggered the escalation, possibly killing off the frigs. When we got the message there was still a couple cruisers and the BS on grid.
You warp in to find: 5 Core Admirals, 4 Cruisers, one tackling and webbing frigate AND....a Shadow Serpentis Admiral Battleship. After you kill the Faction BS you'll either get the escalation message...or it will dead end.
There is an acceleration gate on grid, and if you go thru it you'll find more shit to kill. There's not much point as there's no faction ships inside and if you've already got the escalation/deadend message why bother? If you got no message at all, go in there I guess.
First area not gated, but the boss is through a gate. Large numbers of Serpentis ships, but no worse than the initial Fortress first room. Also are 4 frigate rats that web and scramble. Easily soloed in a passive shield tanked Ishtar. The boss is listed as a Shadow Serpentis something or other, but he is the overseer. Oddly, no Overseers effects dropped, much like the Guristas fortress.
Trip Report 23DEC11: Pithum A-Type EM hardener and Large Armor Rep. Worth about 500M in total. No Overseer's Effects.