It was announced earlier today on coms that SpaceMonkey’s Alliance would be leaving The Imperium.
The problems between SMA and the online gambling site I Want ISK at the end of 2015 led IWI to hire mercenaries to attack SMA’s home territory in Fade, one of the trigger events leading to the wider war going on today.
After months of fighting in Fade, SMA is down to a single system in the region, HHK-VL, along with 10 systems in Pure Blind, including two stations. That at least puts them two stations ahead of my own alliance, TNT, which is fresh out.
SMA is the second alliance to leave The Imperium during the war.
Unlike CO2, which agreed to swap sides to the Moneybadger Coalition and join the war against The Imperium before the battle at M-OEE8, SMA is leaving on good terms and is not being reset.
The SMA plan currently is to retire to the NPC null sec region of Outer Ring, home of the NPC faction Outer Ring Excavations, in order to rebuild. The region is fairly barren of stations, but has connections to the Syndicate, Cloud Ring, and Fountain regions, . They take with them a roster of ~2,400 capsuleers, down from ~4,000 at the beginning of the year.
And the war goes on.