Some updates about the situation in Delve, mostly here to time stamp them so I do not forget them later.
The above picture was stolen from the opening post of the Kugu thread about the war in Delve, primarily because I thought it laid out the balance of power nicely. Or at least how the balance stood a while back. Also, it gives some scope to the size of null sec and empire space.
The opening post to that thread includes some background on the conflict to go along with the Elise Randolph post on the subject.
Meanwhile, what has been happening.
Nulli Secunda Pulls Out
Nulli Secunda, one of the original participants in the war in Delve (read the war origins posts linked above) and an important source of pilots to SoCo, announced to their membership yesterday that they were pulling out.
As some of you may have heard from faggot -A- corps or rumors from others, as of now, we are officially pulling out of 319. Starting immediately, any assets that you have in 319 or in PB for some reason if your still have stuff there, need to be moved to nearby low sec in Khanid or Aridia. Your corps will most likely have a location picked out where you can move stuff out too, it doesn’t particularly matter which low sec in Khanid or Aridia you pull out too, because we will be moving to a new location on Sunday anyway.
Right now the main focus is on making sure we get everything out of delve and period basis, and that means everything. All supers should already be out to low-sec as per orders from last week, but in case any are left, consult the super channel and make sure they get out safely. All capital ships need to be moved out, any assets that remain in Period Basis, etc. etc. Please be ready to work with other people in the alliance to help with cyno chains, making sure the station is clear of shit that pop’s cyno’s, and maybe even clearing bubbles. You have a good 4 days to get everything out of 319, and most of the stuff is pvp assets, so if the station is camped at one point, just be patient and wait for an opening.
Gaff, who had eyes on the 319 system last night, reported a regular stream of jump freighters moving in and out of the system, covered by carriers. -A- has responded by increasing their effort to get Nulli Secundi members and corps to join them instead.
Meanwhile, I suspect Nulli Secunda’s Alliance Tournament ad might get pulled from YouTube.
They won’t be seeing anybody in 319 station soon.
Makalu is Putting You on His List
Gentleman’s Agreement, part of the CFC, managed to take down -A- FC Makalu in a 4.5 billion ISK Vidicator and then again in a 2 billion ISK Archon, earning them a serious, and much quoted, warning in local chat:
[22:00:32] Makalu Zarya > you killed my ship
[22:00:33] Makalu Zarya > congrats
[22:00:36] Makalu Zarya > now i kill your alliance
[22:00:45] Makalu Zarya > u can ask DRF for reference
Does this mean we’ll be fighting in Branch soon? That is where the Gents make their home.
Walltreipers – Send More Goons!
According to a post provided by them over at EVE News 24, they have been holding firm since the start of the fight, against great odds.
They blockaded our system and attacked our outpost, reinforcing it. We were shocked. How could we confront the numbers of the enemy? We had many engages, some of them in our very home, others in the enemy’s. We lost ships, we lost clones… but we kept fighting. All the scars, all the pain were in our souls, not our bodies. And that made us stronger and stronger.
They have refused any quarter from the CFC-HBC forces and continue to defend their system.
In this stubborn, Wake Island-like defense, their primary concern appears to be that they won’t have enough ammunition to kill us all. Meanwhile, they have been putting up some decent propaganda.
This has lead to more than a few expressions of respect and admiration for the 400 pilot alliance. Ideas have been floated to allow them to keep their system, to give them the whole constellation, or just to bring them more ammunition so that they can continue their glorious defense unimpeded.
Oddly, these sentiments seem to be coming from their enemies or neutrals. I am not sure where their friends and allies are.
And, finally, the big question in my mind, what does “Walltreipers” actually mean?
Addendum: Their defense in Delve came to an end.