Amarr Epic Arc - Right to Rule

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Each epic mission arc is a special series of missions tied together in a dramatic story. These are often more difficult than standard missions of "equivalent" level, but have better narrative and often better rewards. The last mission in each arc gives a significant faction standing boost - with no derived standings changes to other factions - and may also award a valuable item. Each epic arc has at least one branch point where your decision of how to continue will affect both the story and your rewards.

The epic arcs can involve a lot of travel, but many of the missions can be accepted and/or completed remotely to reduce travel time. Epic arc missions do not expire, and each arc can be repeated every three months.

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"For over a century the mighty Amarr Empire has been at an uneasy peace with the enigmatic Sansha's Nation. But the Sansha are pushing further into Amarr space without warning or explanation. Ministry of Internal Order agent Kandus Sandar enlists you to be his primary investigator, to uncover plots and annihilate threats as only a capsuleer can."

Contents

Requirements

To start the Amarr Epic Arc you must have standings of 5.0 or higher with the Ministry of Internal Order corporation or the Amarr Empire faction. In addition to being comfortable with level 4 missions, you should have the Hacking skill trained.

Rewards

During this Epic Mission Arc you will decide whether to work for the Amarr Empire or for Sansha's Nation. The Amarr Empire will award you

  • +10% Amarr Empire faction standing (12.5% at Social V)
  • 1 x Imperial Navy Modified 'Noble' Implant

Sansha's Nation will award you

  • +10% Sansha's Nation faction standing (12.5% at Social V)
  • 1 x Sansha Modified 'Gnome' Implant

After you complete the arc, be sure to check that you have received the faction standing increase, because there have been many cases of people not receiving the increase. If your standing has not changed, file a petition. It may help to include a link to CCP Dropbear's forum post.

Enemies

You will face mostly Sansha's Nation and Amarr Empire ships, so you should tank your ship approximately equally against EM and Thermal damage, and ideally you would do EM damage (Thermal secondary). Some of the battleships' missiles do Kinetic damage, but this is relatively insignificant. In one mission you will encounter Mercenaries in Mordus ships and should refit for Kinetic/Thermal resistance and damage for that mission.

Most frigates you encounter are able to web and warp scramble, but this behavior is inconsistent. Many of the cruisers and battleships and a few of the frigates have tracking disruption, and you should expect to encounter this in every combat mission. Also, in some of the missions there is neuting, but anything serious should be mentioned in the summaries below.

Other Comments

Rewards are listed using Negotiation III, but even so bonuses will vary.

This is meant to be a guide, not a comprehensive reference. See EVE-Survival's Epic Arc Mission Reports and Jowan Datloran's Epic Arc Guides for more. Also EVElopedia.

The following people have posted some comments on their personal experience and/or fittings on their user pages:

The Missions

Right to Rule is started by speaking with Karde Romu. You can accept remotely so no need to go to the MIO Agent beacon in the Kor-Azor Prime system, one jump out of Amarr. ("Beacons" and "Agents in Space" must be visible on the overview.)
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Aiding an Investigator

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Type: Courier

Destination: Nahyeen (3 jumps)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 976,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Travel to Nahyeen, the first mission hub.

Chapter 1: Interference

This chapter takes place in the Nimedaz constellation. Remember that most missions can be completed - and the next accepted - remotely, minimizing travel time.

Late Reports

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,060,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships and loot 1 Reports (0.1 m3).

  • No agro on warp-in.
  • The initial guards are followed by two reinforcement waves; destroying all ships triggers the next wave.
  • Consider destroying a frigate last so that the Reports drop close to you.

The Outclassed Outpost

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,340,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships.

  • The initial guards are followed by two reinforcement waves; destroying all ships triggers the next wave.

Raging Sansha

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,330,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships.

  • Initial agro can be as low as a single frigate.
  • There are a few waves with different triggers. To minimize incoming damage during this mission, prioritize cruisers, then battleships (but ignore the commander), and leave frigates for last.

Cowardly Commander

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation, Amarr Empire)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,290,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships.

  • You can warp directly to fleetmates without using the acceleration gates.
  • Entry
    • A single reinforcement wave is triggered by destroying all initial ships.
  • Stage 1
    • Two neutralizer towers
    • A single reinforcement wave is triggered by destroying all initial ships.
    • 55k to acceleration gate
  • Stage 2
    • Initial DPS here could be the heaviest initial DPS in the arc. You land only about 20k from the frigates so you may get some scramming. Be prepared to overheat your tanking modules if necessary.
    • One neutralizer tower
    • Two reinforcement waves are triggered: One by destroying all initial cruisers, the other by destroying all initial battlecruisers.
  • Stage 3 (Amarr Empire)
    • Two reinforcement waves are triggered: The first by destroying any Imperial Dominator battleship among the initial guards, and the second by destroying the Imperial Templar Dominator battleships from the first wave.

Chapter 2: Spiderweb Politics

Half the missions in this chapter are in the Nishah solar system, and only one is outside the Gebem constellation.

Aralin Jick

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Type: Courier

Destination: Nishah (4 jumps)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,110,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Travel to Nishah, the second mission hub.

Background Check

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,260,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships.

  • There are 8 waves, spawning when various other waves are damaged or destroyed.
  • It will help to destroy the waves in the order they spawn. If you form a fleet with yourself, you can tag waves of ships as they appear to keep track of them.

Longing Leman

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Type: Encounter (no combat)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,810,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Retrieve the Communications Logs (0.1 m3)

  • You need a data analyzer module to hack the Encrypted Communications Array. The mission does not grant you that data analyzer so you'll have to get one yourself.
  • Enemies (Amarr Empire) are 90k away. If you keep your distance, they won't attack.

Languishing Lord

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Type: Encounter (no combat)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 577,000 (Bonus)

Summary: No combat.

  • You'll be told to fly to a structure (about 20k away). Then you watch for a minute, and the mission completes. Do not engage any of the ships that appear.

Razing the Outpost

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Type: Encounter (Mercenaries - Mordus ships)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,850,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships and The Outpost.

  • Switch your tank to Kinetic/Thermal, and your damage to Kinetic (Thermal secondary) if possible.
  • You can warp directly to fleetmates without using the acceleration gates.
  • Entry: Straightforward.
  • Stage 1: Straightforward.
  • Stage 2
    • Destruction of all initial battleships triggers a reinforcement wave.
    • Destruction of both 800k-isk-bounty battleships from the first wave triggers a second reinforcement wave.
    • The mission is completed as soon as the outpost is destroyed so you don't actually have to destroy any ships in the last stage.

Ascending Nobles

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Type: Encounter (Mercenaries - Amarr ships)

Destination: Reteka (7 jumps)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,820,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy enemy ships, then loot Mina Darabi near the Amarr Chapel.

  • All spawns start about 80k from you.
  • The Veteran battleships do heavy damage if you let them get close (They orbit ~49k).
  • Destroying all initial ships triggers a wave of Veteran cruisers that will quickly approach and hit you with tracking disruption, and with neuting when they get to ~30k.
  • Destroying the cruisers triggers a wave of Green-Crewed battleships. Perhaps these do some damage up close, but if you destroy them before they get much closer than 30k, you shouldn't take any damage at all.
  • Destroying the Green-Crewed battleships triggers another wave of battleships.
  • Waiting around about 30 minutes after looting Mina Darabi triggers another wave with extreme damage. It is possible that you could come back and salvage in a Noctis before completing the mission and still not see this wave.

Hunting the Hunter

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,910,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Progress through the rooms and obtain 1 x Rahsa, Sansha Commander (1.0 m3).

  • Deadspace entry: Straightforward.
  • Deadspace stage 1
    • One neutralizer tower
    • Destroying all Centus Dread Lord and Centus Tyrant battleships triggers a small reinforcement wave.
    • Destroying all Centatis Daemon and Devil battlecruisers also triggers a small reinforcement wave.
    • You must destroy the Sansha Battletower structure to use the gate.
  • Deadspace stage 2: Destroy the battleship and loot Rahsa from it.

Fate of a Madman

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Type: Branch

Reward: 18,000 + 13,000

Summary: You must choose your path.

  • Choose Interrogation: Catching the Scent to work for the Amarr Empire. This guide follows this choice.
  • Choose Silence Rahsa: The Nation's Path to work for Sansha's Nation.

Chapter 3: The Old Guard

Catching the Scent

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,610,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy all enemy ships and loot 1 Sansha Command Signal Receiver (1.0 m3)

  • There are a total of six reinforcement waves in two sets of three waves each. Destroying all initial cruisers triggers the first set, while destroying all initial battleships triggers the second set. Within each set, each wave is triggered by destruction of the previous wave.
  • The item can drop from either set of waves. (Battleship set may be more likely?)

Falling into Place

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Type: Encounter (Mercenaries - Amarr ships)

Destination: Shaha (13 jumps)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,890,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Place the Homemade Sansha Beacon (1.0 m3) in the Linked Broadcast Array Hub, and destroy the ships that spawn.

Making an Arrest

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Type: Encounter (no combat)

Destination: about 13 jumps, back closer to Nishah

Reward: 1,000,000 + 838,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Travel to destination, and watch the explosion.

  • If you get a Low Sec destination, there's no combat so you can travel in a shuttle.

Destinations Seen: Masanuh, Jeni, Khafis, Annad, Fensi, Danyana

An Unfortunate End

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Type: Courier

Destination: Palas (about 6 jumps)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 668,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Travel - no cargo.

  • You should probably take your combat ship for the next mission.

Panic Response

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Reward: 1,000,000 + 1,000,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Destroy the Amarr Energy Neutralizer Sentry III.

  • There are some initial guards. After a minute, several towers appear.
  • All enemy ships will warp off and the mission will be completed as soon as you destroy the only battleship of the initial spawn. They will also warp off if you destroy the Neutralizer Sentry.
  • Incoming damage is low, but the Neutralizer Sentry has a lot of HP and neuts pretty effectively. If you have an active tank and your dps isn't really high, consider fitting a cap booster so you'll be able to warp out if your capacitor is drained.

The Right to Rule

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Type: Encounter (Sansha's Nation)

Destination: Choga (4 jumps)

Reward: 1x Imperial Navy Modified 'Noble' Implant + 1,720,000 (Bonus)

Summary: Progress through the rooms, and destroy Harkan's Behemoth.

  • You can warp directly to fleetmates without using the acceleration gates.
  • Entry: Easy, there's just 5 cruisers/BCs to be killed.
  • First room: Straightforward.
  • Second room: Straightforward. One reinforcement wave comes after a minute or two.
  • Third room
    • As you damage the Centus Tyrant battleship, reinforcement waves will spawn. Destroy these waves as they appear, and then return to the Centus Tyrant.
  • Last room
    • As you damage Harkan's Behemoth, reinforcement waves will spawn. Destroy these waves as they appear, and then return to Harkan's Behemoth.
    • Harkan's Behemoth will neut you. If active tanked, pulse your repper a bit to keep from draining your capacitor.
    • Shortly after you arrive, two or three battlecruisers will appear. If you attack them, they'll be replaced by a pair of web/scramming frigates. If you attack those, they'll be replaced by another assortment of ships, and then back to the battlecruisers, and so on, looping through those three compositions. This loops 4 or 5 times. You could choose to ignore the frigates since their dps is tiny, but remember they do warp scramble you.
    • Mission completes when Harkan's Behemoth is destroyed.

External Links/Guides

EVE-Survival

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Jowan Datloran's Epic Arc Guides

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