Greetings, my name is Kalazar Zachan.
Once a believer, defender and subject of the "great" Amarr Empire, now fallen from grace. From the eyes of my one time friends, family and associates. I am now unaffiliated with any government, any higher power except my own conscience, and it feels good...
It was about a year and a half ago that I turned my back on the Empire, and decided to strike out as a freelance capsuleer. And why not? We "pod pilots" are at the top of the food chain, as it were. Immortal, our minds are saved each time our bodies perish, only to be implanted in a fresh clone. All the ships of all factions within New Eden available to us, provided we have the ISK to purchase them... Rich beyond the wildest dreams of millions upon millions of those living planet side. We are truly subject therefore, only to one another.
Since straying from the path of the righteous I have commanded many ships, most of them now lost in the heat of battle. And what battles there have been. Not the tedious, restrained combat the empires ply against one another, spending hour upon hour, day upon day waiting and waiting for only a few hours of combat. No, I am speaking of the thrill of the hunt, of using your on board scanners to track down your prey, of warping in on him, and the ensuing combat, maybe ransoming his ship if circumstances allow, otherwise just destroying him outright and sifting through the wreckage for anything of use.
In the last year and a half I have met many others like myself, some I now am proud to call my friends and comrades, others I would sooner see dead and their clones burned to ash. I have even found love among the stars, in the form of my now second in command, Azadeh Lawliet.
I don't regret or doubt any of my decisions since leaving my old life behind and embarking upon this new one. I may have made mistakes, but as long as I've learnt something from them, then they weren't mistakes.
I now stand upon the brink of the next step in my journey, and I look forward to it.
WE ARE NATION
3 years ago