Have Fun in Vale Boys!
-The Mittani, The Meta Show March 26, 2016
The Mittani announced today on The Meta Show that The Imperium would be pulling back from Vale of the Silent region, which the then CFC took from NCDot back in late 2012, during the great expansion era of the coalition, which at one point held all sovereignty in the western arc from Tenal to Period Basis.
After a black week of defeats and losses, the leadership of The Imperium has decided that in order to successfully defend our sovereignty the coalition needs to draw back into a tighter area of space. The Vale of the Silent region, which has 118 systems and sits at the southeastern tip of coalition territory, will be abandoned. LAWN and Bastion, who hold most of the sovereignty there will be moving into null sec space currently held by other alliances in the coalition while staging out of Saranen with the rest of The Imperium.
I expect our foes are even now declaring a great victory over The Imperium. The propaganda will no doubt repeat the phrase “Didn’t want that sov anyway,” when we simply couldn’t defend it effectively, as the string of defeats last week has shown.
We shall see if a more consolidated Imperium is better able to defend its remaining territory. And then, of course, there is the question of what will happen with the Vale of the Silent once LAWN and The Bastion pull out.