The Tender (a poem)


Felippe en Distel

Our Signaleers are pilots of many talents and some, while wiling away the hours deep in Anoikis, turn to verse. Felippe en Distel is one such Signaleer who has captured the life of the rescue cache tender:

The Tender

She drops a bookmark, warping off
the entrance hole; though she would scoff
at evermore returning there:
to retend caches lent her care?
No, onward she will surely go
To scan and map, to tend and sow,
And drive on into systems deep,
Forgetting food and drink and sleep.

To seek this cache, she bounces thrice,
Through planet’s sash of rock and ice,
And there and back again she’ll go,
’til canister on grid shall show.
That beacon (casting pilots’ fears
of losing probes and, stranded here,
be forced to self-destruct their pod,
their evening’s ratting gone to sod,
away) be now in sight, so near
To our intrepid Signaleer!

A warp, a check of d-scan quick,
A copy/paste of password, click,
Reveal a set of probes (expected),
Launcher mod; the goods inspected,
something’s missing… yes, a hug!
She taps her hold and drops a jug
of spirits into wanting can,
‘fore dropping her own probes to scan.

Red to green, her sigs progress,
with sharper signal, probe size less.
And noting wormhole type and class
of system, in this final pass,
She settles on an exit hole,
And splashes, reigniting soul
When Allison’s kind words implore
To tend again, to sow once more.

  • Fellipe en Distel

Katia Sae Completes Tour of All Systems With No Ship Losses

Katia Sae, a pilot flying with Signal Cartel and famed explorer in New Eden, has visited every single player-reachable system in New Eden and Anoikis, 7805 systems in total, without losing a single ship. Katia’s journey began on 1st December 2009 and was completed on 9th March 2019, a period of a little over nine years. Beginning on 1st November 2018, the pilots of Signal Cartel worked together to help Katia locate the final 600 systems of Anoikis needed to complete this unbelievable quest.

  • Journey began in Empire space in Katia’s home system of Saisio on 1st December 2009
  • Empire space completed 4th July 2014
  • Null Sec began 9th July 2014
  • Known space completed 26th November 2015
  • Dove into Anoikis 3rd January 2016
  • Anoikis completed! 9th March 2019
  • Over 50,000 images document the voyage in Katia’s online gallery

Please join Signal Cartel, the EvE-Scout Enclave, and all of New Eden in celebrating with Katia this phenomenal achievement!

More info available on Katia’s blog.

Media Mentions

Press Releases

Sagan Explorations Personal Blog, Consummatum Est – It is Finished

Reddit

Eve Online Forums

https://forums.eveonline.com/t/katia-sae-completes-tour-of-all-systems-with-no-ship-losses/145006/20

Great Fleet Pictures by Razorien

The Great Fleet

Twitter first official recognition by CCP Falcon

Podcast

Talking in Stations

Talking in Stations

Declarations of War

Online Gaming Articles

Kotaku

https://kotaku.com/eve-online-player-is-the-first-to-visit-every-star-syst-1833582152

Polygon

https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/2/18286977/eve-online-explorer-10-year-journey-katia-sae

Eve Online Videos

Eve Pulse

Scope

First in game lore acknowledgement in ticker stream

In game lore monument confirmed

EVEsterdam

Monument reveal during opening by CCP Falcon

(at 24 minute mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399848537?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=00h24m13s

Fozzie talks achievement, how it excited CCP across broad spectrum

(at 1h 40m mark)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399875753?collection=Eby3tcShkRVDeA&t=01h40m46s

EVE University Talk

Link to EVE University Talk

Blogs