In one of those moments of extreme good timing, about 30 seconds after I launched Jabber last night a ping from Asher popped up saying that if anybody wanted to head home early there was a wormhole up in Cache that led Amarr low sec space, which is conveniently close to Delve.
I immediately logged on my main and alt, joined Asher’s fleet, followed the instructions in the MOTD, jumped through the wormhole, and found myself about a dozen gates from Delve. In about 20 minutes I traveled from the far east of New Eden to the far west with both of my Guardians tethered up outside a Keepstar.
Doing that route the hard way, going gate to gate, would involve passing through 55 gates and 8 regions before arriving in Delve. Even the expected move op home, which might get to use Legacy Coalition Ansiblex jump gates, as we did on the way out, will likely have to make more jumps than I did.
As for why we are headed home, participation has been low. A bunch of people made it out with the original move op, but interest has tapered off and anybody who missed the move out faced a long and hazardous trip to get to us. That is one downside of living out of mobile depots in hostile space as opposed to basing out of NPCs stations.
So I am back home in Delve. Now I have to figure out how to move all of my stuff. While we were away there was a change to which Keepstar was going to be the staging point and market for Delve. It is in the same system, but moving all of the crap I have collected over the last year or two is going to be either awkward or expensive… or both.