Episode 0263: Most Memorable Theft
My best and most memorable thefts have always been sigils.
I've stolen millions upon millions off individuals, but none can compare to the challenge of stealing a sigil
out of a well defended base.
I'd have to say my best was a year or two ago, in SL base.....
I counted at least 14 defenders. Most were necro mages or tamers, and there was a detective there as well (GM
track/detect). They had candelabras, bagballs, and fields out the arse. My faction buddies had been pushing
against the defense upwards of 8 hours, and had thus far failed. It was only 2 hours until sig corruption (was
10 hours to corrupt sigs at that time).
I must have made a dozen attempts to penetrate the defense at the beginning of the very long choke-point that
makes up SL. After a while, I managed to get through their candelabras and slip through a dropping e-field. As I
did, I set off a faction gas trap, revealing me. I bolted. I had to move several bagballs along the way, but
as fast as I could I made my way up the stairs and into the SL sig room. I grabbed the Brit sig, turned, and
ran, never wasting the time to hide.
I met the defenders in the 1-tile choke point...mashing my pile of refresh pots I got through, ran down the
stairs...the exit was e-fielded. Down into the catacombs I went, with a dozen or so people chasing me.
To make this now long story shorter.... I was e-fielded onto a single tile after being tracked, and nox fielded.
managed to get to unicorn form, and started chucking my conflag and explode pots as fast as I could (at the
time I had GM alchemy). I managed to red-line the mage casting on me, and kill the archer with him.
I kept chucking and chucking pots until the e-fields dropped, and I ran. I pushed through archers, a greater
dragon, mages, and too many para fields to count. In the end, I made it out of this gauntlet of a base...I was
under attack for 25 minutes, only managing to spend about 30 seconds of that hidden. I saved Britain, which
remained in TB control for long after as SL didn't mount another huge defense before their guild fractured.
I also earned 15 or so kill points on a thief, at a time when 15 kill points was awesome for any PvP template.