I was heading back to my home in Auner and looking for trouble along the way.
In on FW plex I landed near an executioner - but he smartly decided to scamper off. So I didn't manage to catch him.
Then a couple systems later I spotted a tristan in a plex. Tristans are tough. Real tough. I don't remember winning against them, but I do remember lots of losses to them. But the rifter I was flying was built for exploding - so I headed in with everything turned up to 11.
Things went reasonably well for a few seconds. Then turned bad. Very bad. I quickly exploded.
The other pilot turned out to be former Black Rebel Rifter Club corpmate Thestarling. A much more lethal pilot than I am. We exchanged GFs in local and caught up on old times for a few minutes before I headed two jumps back to Auner to equip another frigate.