No Excuse, Level 3

Last edited by DragonOfOne:
Bounty & loot
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:38 UTC

Faction: Gallente Federation Navy (although mission states Caldari!)
Mission type: Encounter
Space type: Deadspace (no gates)
Damage dealt: Thermal, Kinetic
Recommended damage dealing: Kinetic, Thermal
Recommended ship classes: Ishkur, Hurricane
Recommended generic setup: Close combat. Normal tank.

Mission briefing
There is a monument where a battle in the Gallente-Caldari war occurred within Gallente space. We once tolerated pilgrimaging Caldari, but with this war we cannot allow the Caldari any excuse to proceed this deep within our space. Such leniency would only invite terrorism. I need you to destroy the monument, and any witnesses to the event.

Destroy the monument and leave no witnesses alive

Single Pocket:

Upon warp in, the pocket is empty. There are 7 monuments in a circle. Ships will spawn after destroying the monument in the middle. Mission is deemed complete after killing the last ship.

Single Group: (Automatic aggro)

Distance:15-17 km
3x Frigates (Federation Manica)
1x Frigate (Federation Libertus)
2x Cruisers (Federation Loras)

Bounty :
Loot : ~
262,000 isk
Salvage : ~
312,000 isk
No standing loss with Gallente


Comment by Ariacus3
2009-04-17 02:34:17
Something to be aware of - I took a standings hit from Caldari State after this mission for "Combat - Ship Kill" ("This penalty was incurred for destroying Caldari State's Caldari Lookout in <mission system>").
Didn't notice any of the monuments/ships flagged as Caldari but there you go...
If you're trying to avoid standings losses with Caldari State prob best to decline this one.
Comment by AggieDee
2009-05-13 11:48:46
From Patch Notes for Apocrypha 1.2 :

The mission "No Excuse" will now clearly advise players that there will be no faction penalty for shooting the Gallente ships. The ships have been changed to generic models and will no longer drop tags as a result. In addition, you now must destroy all the NPC's to complete the mission.
Comment by LiviaCatarella
2009-06-07 10:07:51
The standing loss with Caldari State appears to have gone away after Apocrypha 1.2. My standing transaction log does not show any new entry after completion of the mission.
Comment by Ariacus3
2009-08-08 20:03:27
I can confirm what LiviaCatarella said about standings :)
Mission has changed - when the monument was destroyed I got a message from the agent saying "he'll cover my tracks, no fines, no standings hit".
No standings hit taken from Caldari or Gallente
Comment by DeMichaelCrimson
2010-03-06 17:57:29
Confirmed - No standings hit.
Comment by IlnaurkSithdogron
2012-08-20 06:19:05
I don't see why the above author recommends a close combat fit. I did it in an artillery-fitted Hurricane, destroyed the monument from the warp-in point, then burned away from the ships when they warped in. None of them sent a single shot my way before I killed them all.
Comment by XeCara
2012-11-20 11:50:31
no standing hit November 2012
Comment by GreyStorm
2013-01-20 03:59:03
Jan 2013: Rats "look" like Gallente targets, but when esploded, the wrecks are named "Independant"
Confirm no gallente standing loss
0.8247% standing increase w/ agent
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