“Now this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;
And the wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk, the Law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
-Rudyard Kipling, from The Jungle Book
The banning of The Mittani from EVE for 30 days, and the casting him out of the CSM, has emboldened the foes of the CFC.
They are hoping to find us demoralized, angry at CCP, rage quitting, or in an otherwise weakened state.
Such is the law of the jungle, which is the law of null sec. When the enemy seems weak, you attack.
The border between Branch and Tenal has been a festering sore for a while now, with the CFC making some inroads into Raiden territory. But it hasn’t really been a war, not like the crusade into Branch that saw the demise of White Noise.
White Noise was another alliance that looked weak and thus suffered. They have disappeared completely from the map, its erstwhile allies dividing up its remaining footholds in null sec.
In their boldness, the enemies of the CFC struck and put many stations into reinforcement, hoping that they would be easy targets, hoping they could further weaken an enemy they were hoping would shrink before them.
And then there was the State of the Goonion. And The Mittani declared that we would go to Tenal, that we would show our enemies that we were not weak.
While some joined the fleets to defend the stations whose timers were running down, others went with the convoys bringing ships and supplies to forward deployments in preparation for operations in Tenal. The Goonswarm delivery service (we have our own FedEx, complete with a shipment tracking page) opened up new routes to support this deployment, and started running those routes. I had stuff delivered within a few hours of the end of The Mittani’s address.
War has come, as it must. Our enemies think us weak and so we must prove we are strong.
And we are strong, with our friends and allies deploying along side us.
The Mittani’s 30 day exile from EVE is shaping up to be an interesting time.
April should be a lot of fun.