Last weekend I went out in Placid one more time before packing up some ships to go to Minmatar space. I wasted no time on lower Placid and instead went North.
At this point I was in the Kadavr Black Guard so I was in the Mimatar militia making a lot of juicy war targets floating around from the Caldari militia. This made things a little easier as I could engage these war targets on gates and stations without sentry gun interference.
In Moclinamaud I detected a Hookbill in space but not at a belt. But he was at a Faction Warfare military beacon. I warped in through the acceleration gate and saw him 80 km away dueling with Gallente NPCs. As I moseyed over towards him he warped off and I followed him towards a station where he opted to dock.
I decided to camp his acceleration gate for a bit to see if he would come back and within a minute he did. I started locking... and he locked me back! WHAT? I watched local to see if it would spike with a fleet of his friends as his scram activated and rockets smashed into my shields. Nothing yet, so I turned on him with drones, autocannons, and disruptor.
He switched fire to my drones and I lost one in short order before calling the rest back. He had a super tight orbit so my guns were missing, but his damage on my shields was minimal. I had no web to slow him down, so I opted for a two prong approach: I set my ship to move in a straight line so he would start to corkscrew orbit behind me, lowering transversal... and more importantly I turned those two medium energy neutralizers on him.
In seconds his scram dropped and I pulsed to put a bit more range so my autocannons could hit harder, and his speed dropped as his afterburner ran out of juice. Seconds later, he popped.
I did an embarrassing little happy dance for my first solo kill in the Hurricane and dropped off scavenged loot in station before carrying on.
Unfortunately, the Caldari were out in full force and I had to evade a couple small gangs a couple times at gates, one in particular was well setup but I was on my toes and a couple gate crashes later had them all on one side and me warping off on the other.
Nevertheless, I was pleased to end the night with one kill and no losses and look forward to more when I move over to Minmatar space this week.