Elements of the Imperial Armed Forces continue to move into positions according to the war plan designated "GRAVITY WELL" by the Ministry of War. Activated within moments of the assassination of Empress Jamyl I, it now seems clear that the plan is a combined core systems consolidation and border reinforcement strategy that is presumably a planned response to a so-called "decapitation strike" by an enemy power. While the main fleet elements of the plan seem to have been put into place within hours of its activation, there are many auxiliary units and large numbers of ground troops still in the process of reaching their designated locations.
On the home front, across all the worlds of New Eden's largest empire, the Ministry of Internal Order has been active both on the streets and on public GalNet casts. The primary propaganda theme has been to strike a note of iron resistance to a foe of unimaginable evil, with subjects exhorted to work and pray for the "Defense of the Throne Worlds".]]>
In the release, which was marked with today's date, the Court Chamberlain confirmed a meeting between leaders of the Imperial Armed Forces, the Theology Council and the Ministry of War, during which Grand Admiral Kezti Sundara described the threat to the Empire to be "a threat to Holy Amarr, His will, and God's chosen that is absolute."
The release concluded, stating that "All divisions of the Imperial Armed Forces have been issued Executive Orders containing instruction that their primary objective is the defense of the Empire’s borders, her people, and God’s will", confirming that a state of war now exists between the Amarr Empire and Drifter forces.
It would appear that these orders are already being executed, with thousands of Amarr Navy vessels seen moving toward the Empire's borders, and the Throne Worlds Defence Fleet on full alert.
Several contacts between the Amarr Navy and Drifter forces have already been reported in Domain and Devoid, although the situation still remains unclear at this time as massive fleet movements from both the Amarr Navy and 24th Imperial Crusade continue to be reported across the Empire.]]>
Speaking from the Imperial Palace in the holy city of Dam-Torsad on Amarr Prime, Lord Pomik Haromi made a brief statement confirming that the succession process would use the traditional trials of champions to determine the next occupant of the Golden Throne of Amarr.
In remarks that signal a return to the normal order of royal successions, Lord Haromi stated, "As there appears to be no immediate choice by the hand of the divine, it is my sacred duty to declare a succession by trials of those champions chosen by the Royal Houses. As prowess in defending Holy Amarr is to the fore of our minds, I would expect paladins from the ranks of our loyal capsuleers to declare themselves available to their liege lords."
The Court Chamberlain concluded his remarks by indicating that the Privy and Theology Councils would be meeting in special conclave to determine the particulars and laws applying to the succession trials.]]>
The spokesman went on, "While the Inner Circle is shocked and saddened by the death of Empress Jamyl I, our foremost concern is the ongoing security of the New Eden cluster. We will remain vigilant and attentive to our primary mission during this developing situation. Naturally, the Drifter threat is our highest concern at present."
In the Caldari State, the Chief Executive Panel has expressed its "deep regrets and condolences to the Amarr people." The CEP's official statement described Empress Jamyl as "a figure of great importance to the friendly relations between State and Empire, who will be missed by all State and Corporation citizens. We mourn her and commend her spirit to its lasting and final place."
The Caldari Navy has been placed on alert along State borders and Megacorporation security forces have been mobilized for "purposes of maintaining the internal security of state and corporate assets given the clear danger from the Drifter entities."
President Jacus Roden of the Gallente Federation met with his cabinet, military advisors and leading Senators before addressing the Federation by domestic GalNet broadcast. In his remarks, President Roden praised Empress Jamyl as "a deeply impressive leader who in my dealings with her was always clear where she stood in the interests of her people and the Amarr Empire."
President Roden went on, "Of course, I differed with her and the policies of the Amarr Empire on many, many points but I can say that she was a positive force in containing our ongoing conflicts. On behalf of the Gallente Federation and People, I offer my deepest condolences to the people of the Amarr Empire." Federation Navy forces are reported to have been moved to invasion defense positions throughout Gallente space and the FIO has confirmed its special reconnaissance forces have been dedicated to monitoring Drifter activity.
Emerging from a secure session of the Tribal Council, Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor of the Minmatar Republic made some brief remarks to the press, "I have consulted with the Tribes and we have taken the best advice on the security situation. It is our judgement as a Council that the Tribes face no immediate danger from the so-called 'Drifters'. We are dismayed at the ability of these entities to penetrate the security of a major power and it is always destabilizing when a head of state is violently removed. We are most concerned that our enslaved brothers and sisters not suffer even more during this time of uncertainty in the Amarr Empire."
Elsewhere in the Republic there has been less restraint with scenes of jubilation reported on the streets of Minmatar cities. Questioned about the large crowds celebrating the death of the Empress, Sanmatar Shakor declined to comment. Chief Tenerhaddi Dykon of the Krusual was less reticent, declaring, "Why should they not rejoice? I am rejoicing as I would rejoice at the death of a rabid slaver hound."]]>
HEDION – After receiving a statement from Lord Pomik Haromi, Court Chamberlain of the Empire, Amarr Certified News has publicly confirmed the death of Her Royal Highness, Empress Jamyl Sarum I.
En route to formally commission the Amarr Navy’s new Imperial Issue Abaddon class flagship TES Auctoritas, and welcome her to The Throne Worlds Defence Fleet, Empress Jamyl and her Imperial Guard escort were ambushed in the system of Safizon as they arrived.
The assault on the Amarr Navy, which saw the destruction of the Avatar class titan TES Seraph, piloted by Empress Jamyl, is believed to be the largest and most costly loss of military hardware that the Imperial Armed Forces have suffered in over a century.
In the statement, released just moments ago, Chamberlain Haromi confirmed that Empress Sarum was “killed in action, defending God’s will, God’s chosen, and His Empire” before paying tribute to her “extraordinary strength, selflessness and humility before the watchful gaze of God.”
With tributes already pouring in from across the Empire as billions of Imperial Citizens flock to their places of worship, and messages of condolence arriving from heads of state across the cluster, Chamberlain Haromi reassured the Amarr people that “the Imperial Armed forces are on full alert, and will stay that way until such a time as the Court Chamberlain is satisfied that a stand down is necessary.”
Speaking before the Imperial press, the Chamberlain concluded the statement by saying that “All branches of the Imperial Military have been instructed that their primary objective is the defence of the Empire’s borders, her people, and God’s will.”
After the statement, the Office of the Court Chamberlain confirmed that handover of leadership from the Emperor Family to Chamberlain Haromi was completed less than an hour after the confirmation of the death of the Empress, and that his first actions were to place the entire Amarr Navy on high alert and call the heads of all branches of the Imperial Armed Forces and the Imperial government to Dam Torsad.
It is expected that in the coming hours, the leaders of the Ministry of War, Amarr Navy, Ministry of Internal Order, Imperial Chancellor, Theology Council, 24th Imperial Crusade and representatives of the Imperial Heirs will meet to assess the situation.]]>
SAFIZON - The Amarr Navy has begun preparations to hand over the new Imperial Flagship to Empress Jamyl Sarum today, with a number of vessels sighted moving between the Throne Worlds and Amarr Navy Headquarters in preparation for her arrival.
TES Auctoritas, the second Abaddon Imperial Issue constructed, is expected to be formally handed over to the Emperor Family at approximately 18:00 this evening in Safizon and commissioned as the Amarr Empire's new ceremonial flagship. It is then expected that Auctoritas will fly to Amarr under escort from both the Imperial Guard and Amarr Navy, where she will join a full military parade formation of the Throne Worlds Defense Fleet, which will formally welcome her to the First Fleet.
Military enthusiasts from across the cluster have already begun to flock to Safizon in preparation for the unveiling of the new vessel. It is believed that like previous "Imperial" class vessels, she will be decoratively plated in a cosmetic layer of pure gold that covers what has been described as the most advanced Imperial armor technology ever conceived.
A number of vessels dressed in the colors of Sarum, Kor-Azor and Ardishapur have already been sighted in the last 48 hours making their way toward Amarr, where it is expected that TES Auctoritas will be greeted by representatives from the five houses on parade.]]>
Led by Grand Admiral Ren Karetta of the Amarr Navy's Third Fleet, a force of more than five hundred Amarr Navy vessels, including hundreds of battleships supported by a selection of assault cruiser and frigates blockaded Navy Headquarters in a brutal defence against Drifter forces. The resulting engagement saw the attacking Drifter fleet completely destroyed, with the Amarr Navy taking heavy losses despite a decisive and aggressive response to the attack.
On location live for the fierce firefight, The Scope's own Lina Ambre reported on the first stages of the relentless assault by Drifter forces, before her Dragoon class Opux Yacht was lost to a squadron of Drifter vessels, and her capsule was destroyed in the ensuing melee. Lina is currently safe and well, recovering at The Scope's Headquarters in Orvolle after a full medical assessment.
When contacted by The Scope for comment on the attack, Grand Admiral Karetta was candid in his response to questions regarding the Drifter's motives, stating that "at this stage, their motives remain a mystery. These creatures have threatened and assaulted only Military targets, and seem to have no concern for commercial or civilian interests within Imperial borders. However, the Navy remains on high alert, as do the 24th Imperial Crusade and all divisions of Her Imperial Majesty's Armed Forces."
Admiral Karetta also answered questions relating to the defence of Safizon, and the overwhelming response of the Amarr Navy to the threat, revealing that "after the initial attack on Safizon two weeks ago, the commanders of each of the Empire's fleets met with Grand Admiral Sundara to assess the situation, and were instructed to use any and all means to defender our borders, and repel aggression from Drifter forces."
He continued by explaining that "while significant losses in combat are regrettable, the Imperial Armed Forces pride ourselves on the competence of our service personnel and their tenacity and skill in combat under the watchful gaze of God. We are studying Drifter tactics and their methods of engagement with the hope of understanding their motives and objective. Until such a time as we can fully understand, then eradiciate the threat, the military might of the Empire will continue to be the shield of God's chosen, our skilled and faithful personnel the sword with which it cuts down those who would seek to threaten our citizens and our way of life."
Miltiary analysts across the Empire, State and even several in the Federation have lauded both the leadership of Grand Admiral Karetta and the solid and direct action of the Third Fleet, which marks the first decisive military victory so far against Drifter forces.
SAFIZON - The Imperial flagship TES Auctoritas was sighted in the Norgoh constellation of Domain today, accompanied by a flotilla of escort vessels as she traveled across the Throne Worlds toward Ebidan, where it is rumored the flight trials of the most recent addition to the Amarr Navy are due to begin this week.
Auctoritas was announced as the new Ceremonial Imperial Flagship and officially named by Empress Jamyl Sarum I on July 20th, when she visited Amarr Navy Headquarters in Safizon to inspect the Royal Shipyards during the vessel's initial construction.
Billed as the "most technologically advanced vessel in the Imperial Fleet", details of her capability have remained under close guard given the fact that the Empress herself will be her pilot, however The Scope has learned from a number of subsystem contractors that she will benefit from the most advanced armor layering technology ever fitted to a vessel of Amarr design, as well as new class of Antimatter Reactors that are more than 30% more efficient than those fitted to the Amarr Navy's standard Abaddon class.
The vessel departed Amarr Navy headquarters around four hours ago, with a number of military enthusiasts waiting to catch images of her polished, gold plated hull as she made her way toward The Throne Worlds.
It is expected that the vessel will spend up to two weeks in flight trials, testing everything from the construction and durability of her chassis, to the performance of her weaponry and engineering subsystems before she returns to Safizon for her final fitting and formal commissioning.
Arriving in several waves at both the headquarters of the Amarr Navy and all five of the stargates leading out of the system, a number of groups of Drifter battleships, which have become colloquially known as "silverfish" by many capsuleers, appeared to be formed up in a well organized system of blockades across the system.
Numbering almost 150 in total, the Drifter vessels began a direct and unprovoked assault on a number of Amarr Navy and Amarr Navy Customs patrols, which saw reserve forces of in excess of 400 Imperial vessels drawn into the engagement. After a half hour long engagement, the vast majority of Imperial forces that had arrived on the scene were either destroyed, or formed up in full retreat for repair and re-arming.
With significantly reduced numbers from the first wave of defense by the Amarr Navy, the remaining Drifter Vessels were destroyed by a number of pilots from Curetores Veritatis Alliance who arrived on scene roughly thirty minutes after the inital engagement occured.
After being live, on site during the course of the engagement, The Scope can confirm, from independant telemetry gathered by our own surveying vessels, that in excess of three hundred Amarr Navy vessels were destroyed in the engagement, including more than forty Apocalypse Class battleships, and over a hundred and twenty Omen and Auguror class cruisers.
At this time there has been no official communication from the Amarr Navy as a number of search and rescue vessels from the Amarr Navy and the 24th Imperial Crusade have been sighted scouring wreckage for survivors and salvage.
Amarr Navy Crucifier class frigates attack several Drifter battleships in a spiral formation
A large number of Amarr Navy vessels were destroyed in what witnesses have called a sustained engagement
The Amarr Navy's response was swift, but "insufficient" in the opinions of a number of witnesses
The vessel, piloted by Elder Mentor Matshi Raish of the Geminate Chapter of the Society of Conscious Thought, was destroyed on order of Empress Jamyl Sarum I after repeated quests for the vessel to withdraw from Imperial space.
The incident happened at the Mekhios Graveyard in Sarum Prime, where a combined fleet of Thukker Tribe and Republic Fleet vessels were destroyed by an Imperial taskforce during the Battle of Mekhios on June 10th, YC110, leaving a massive debris field that has become a monument to the victory.
Empress Sarum delivered a rousing speech to Amarr loyalists before the appearence of the Society vessel, which began using an unidentified scanning system on her Avatar class titan Seraph. After a number of requests to cease operations and leave Imperial space that were seemingly disregarded, the order was given for Amarr Loyalists and her own escort to destroy the vessel.
At this stage there has been no formal statement made by the Society of Conscious Thought in response to the loss of the vessel, and the loss of Mentor Raish's capsule.]]>
While the passage of Amarr Navy capital ships is an occasional sight within Imperial borders, this particular movement comes after the Emperor Family confirmed yesterday that Empress Jamyl Sarum I would personally visit the Mekhios Graveyard this weekend in the second high profile appearence she has made in as many weeks.
The vessels sighted are believed to be part of the Imperial Guard, the specialist taskforce within the Amarr Navy assigned to protect the ruler of the Empire. Eyewitnesses have confirmed that at least two Aeon class supercarriers have been sighted moving between Safizon and the heart of the Empire.
While their destination at this stage is still unconfirmed, it is believed that they are en-route to the system of Amarr.]]>
SAFIZON - Citizens of the Empire rejoiced this weekend as Her Imperial Majesty, Jamyl Sarum I visited Amarr Navy Headquarters for a ceremonial inspection of the Royal Shipyards, and to bless the freshly laid keel of the new Imperial Flagship, which has been named "Auctoritas".
Arriving in Safizon via the Empire's cynosural network, the Empress was sighted aboard [EF] Seraph, one of an undisclosed number of Avatar-class titans that make up the Throne Worlds Royal Protection Taskforce, and was escorted by a quartet of Imperial Navy capital ships bearing the colors of the Sarum Family.
On her arrival in Safizon from Amarr, she was greeted by loyalist capsuleers from the 24th Imperial Crusade, Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris and Curatores Veritatis Alliance, before speaking publicly to confirm the name of the new Imperial Flagship, and give further details of her construction.
Among the information released, was the name of the vessel, and the confirmation that it will become the "new flagship of the Throne Worlds Fleet", the division of the Amarr Navy charged with defending the core systems of the Amarr Empire, owned by the five families of the Imperial Heirs.
The Empress also confirmed that "Auctoritas" will be the most "technologically advanced vessel in the Imperial Fleet" once commissioned, and that she will be "an Imperial issue vessel, based on the hull design of the Abaddon-class combat battleship".
When questioned by capsuleers regarding her absence from the Empire's public affairs in recent months, the Empress responded directly, saying that her "presence in affairs has been absolute, if less public than one would expect" and that "there is a time for spectacle, and a time for action". In relation to the Drifters and their hostility toward the Empire, She simply responded that the Empire "believe the threat posed by Drifter forces to be contained" and that the empire "continues to study" them, remarking that "their origins are unknown, but they are certainly no product of the Lord's work".
While at this stage the Amarr Navy has remained tight lipped regarding the exact specification of "Auctoritas", the Emperor Family is expected to take delivery of the finished battleship for ceremonial commissioning in Amarr in approximately eight weeks.]]>
In the statement, released by the Office of Communications for the Amarr Navy, several details of the new vessel were revealed, including confirmation that it will be “based on the Abaddon-class combat battleship platform”.
Many analysts have already agreed that the prototype “Abaddon Imperial Issue”, which was constructed in March and named [TES] Righteous Cross, may have been a test bed of new technology for the new Imperial flagship.
The statement also reveals that the vessel will “utilize technologies brought together from all corners of the Empire” and that “her hull will afford the utmost of protection, benefitting from the most advanced armor layering technologies ever conceived”.
The designs for the vessel also call for almost fifty percent more power output from the vessel’s main reactor core and the “most cutting edge tesseract capacitor units in production” to provide adequate power for the latest generation of energy weapon subsystems from Imperial Armaments.
Focus was drawn away from impressive specifications however, when it was announced that Her Imperial Majesty, Jamyl I will be in attendance at the keel laying ceremony this evening, in order to personally bless the vessel and formalize commencement of her construction.
The announcement brings to an end an extended period of absence from public appearances for the Empress, whose health and wellbeing has been wildly speculated upon by the Interstellar Press for more than a year now.
Empress Jamyl I is expected to depart Dam-Torsad later this evening for Safizon, where she will perform a ceremonial inspection of the Royal Shipyards before the vessel’s blessing and commencement of construction.]]>
This move by CONCORD now frees up Eifyr and Co. to execute his will. However, when questioned during a statement made at their corporate headquarters, the corporation declined to comment on queries for further information on the final requests of Dr. Tukoss, maintaining that any details of final arrangements were the business of those involved.
When contacted regarding the handover of information to Eifyr and Co. the Directive Enforcement Department confirmed that Dr. Tukoss has been formally registered as deceased, with the official reasoning for death listed as "TEBS Failure" (Transneural Echo Burn Scanner Failure).
After further questions were raised, Brigadier General Odo Korachi, leader of the DED's Genesis Fleet, confirmed that all charges against the four capsuleers implicated in withholding information and remains of Dr. Tukoss have now been dropped, adding that "the inital analysis provided by Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd. has proved to be a valuable contribution to the investigation surrounding the disappearance and subsequent death of Dr. Tukoss."
At this stage, Eifyr and Co. have declined to comment further on the contents of the will of Dr. Tukoss, however a squadron of five Pacifier class frigates bearing DED markings were sighted this afternoon, travelling under Federation Navy escort through Verge Vendor toward the Caldari Border Zone, believed to be carrying the remains of Dr. Tukoss toward Piekura, his registered birthplace.]]>
The group of four, who are part of a team who discovered the wreckage and remains earlier this month in the uncharted system of J174618, have publicly refused to turn over biomass to the DED after requests were made earlier this month.
The group, led by Makoto Priano of Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd, defied the Directive Enforcement Department and publicized the demand to turn over the remains of what is believed to be the leader of the now stalled Arek’Jalaan project in an attempt to garner public support.
When contacting the DED’s office of press, The Scope were informed that the request was made by the DED “to allow for formal legal identification and missing persons processing”, and from the same conversation The Scope understands that pilot Lucas Raholan has refused to hand over the remains of Dr. Tukoss, which were brought aboard his vessel during the expedition. This led to a final demand being issued yesterday, including the notification that failure to comply with interstellar law would have potentially serious ramifications for the capsuleers and organizations involved.
A little over an hour ago, Fleet Marshal Arve Vesren, Director of Operations for the Directive Enforcement Department, made a public statement regarding the situation, declaring the actions of the pilots involved as an “abhorrent anti-authoritarian display of personal pride” and listed a number of further sanctions that may be enacted, including the potential for corporate sanctions against the employers of the four capsuleers involved.
When contacted directly for comment on communication with the capsuleers involved, Brigadier General Odo Korachi responded by saying “these people have no intention of respecting the memory of a good man who gave his life in the pursuit of science and his passion for knowledge. This is another case of capsuleers who become desensitized enough that a cloning contract dissolves the value of a human life. These people have no respect for the dignity of a man who was killed honorably in action.”
Continuing, he added that “the DED has been in contact with both the Chief Executive Panel and the Court Chamberlain in an attempt to bring what is, frankly, a disgusting situation to a resolution that will allow the remains of Dr. Tukoss to be treat with a suitable level of dignity and respect.”
When questioned regarding his knowledge of Dr. Tukoss and his time spent as a test pilot for Ishukone, General Korachi declined to comment further, adding simply that “regardless of the circus act these people appear to be performing, the Directive Enforcement Department will ensure that justice is served.”
On contacting the Chief Executive Panel, The Scope was informed that the Caldari State “no longer claims any affiliation or responsibility for the actions or wellbeing of Dr. Hilen Tukoss since the revocation of his State citizenship” before further comment was declined.
The Office of the Imperial Chancellor responded directly to questioning, describing the situation as “a grotesque folderol” criticizing the Directive Enforcement Department for its heavy handed actions, while simultaneously condemning the desecration of the remains of Dr. Tukoss by capsuleers.
When questioned regarding the involvement of Imperial citizens, the office of the Court Chamberlain responded that it would “file a motion to strip titles, along with ownership of property and land from any citizens of the Amarr Empire involved” in what the organization described as “the desecration of the remains of a prolific and brilliant scientist.”
The Directive Enforcement Department has yet to comment further after making its demands public. The full release from Fleet Marshal Arve Vesren can be found here.
In line with requests from the DED, The Scope will refrain from broadcasting a special news report on this incident, after handing additional footage to the DED in order to assist with the ongoing investigation.
An expedition led by capsuleers from Itsukame-Zainou Hyperspatial Inquiries Ltd. [IKAME] discovered what is believed to be the corpse of Dr. Tukoss alongside an enormous structure which has also since been identified as that seen in what is believed to be his final broadcast.
The Directive Enforcement Department has since announced that a total of eleven capsuleers will soon receive an Inner Circle Note of Merit as recognition for their work in tracking down there whereabouts of Dr. Tukoss. These capsuleers are:
In the statement made to the Interstellar Press, Director Vesren thanked those involved for their “selfless and intrepid will to locate Dr. Tukoss” and in particular the “outstanding piloting skills of Captain Lucas Raholan, who discovered the remains of the late Dr. Tukoss in J174618.”
She then went on to request that any capsuleers who may have collected biomass from the site hand samples off to the Directive Enforcement Department to allow genetic confirmation of identity for Dr. Tukoss, in order to bring the case to a close.
In closing the statement, Director Vesren declined to comment or give updates on the situation with The Scope and Eifyr and Co, after Eifyr Chief Executive Stawitard Hagirat gave testimony before the Inner Circle on May 20th.
When questioned regarding the status of the cloning contract of Dr. Tukoss, the Directive Enforcement Department also declined to comment, simply adding that Eifyr and Co are cooperating fully with all aspects of the ongoing investigation.]]>
In an effort to bring you more information about your friends and neighbors, as well as enemies and rivals, we introduce the next in our semi-regular "Corporation Spotlight" series.
This edition’s corporation in the spotlight is Pro Synergy; looting and salvaging specialists who operate in systems across high sec.
The corporation seems to be thriving despite changes to the rules and regulations governing salvaging and looting of wrecks. Most of these changes are a result of the appearance of salvage drones and mobile tractor units, which make it much easier for the average capsuleer to salvage their own wrecks.
To get a closer look at Pro Synergy, we spoke with the current CEO, Ashla Boga, and Nikolai Vodkov who was the founder of the corporation.
Pro Synergy is always recruiting due to their high turnover rate; the salvage/looting occupation is very lucrative and new pilots who join them to make ISK can often move on to better things within a few weeks.
The corporation lives by the motto “Prosperity through Synergy.” Since the creation of the corporation, its focus has been to clean up after high sec mission runners, and then split the profits between the mission runner and the salvager pilots. The intent is to give these industrious capsuleers a leg up on their continuing journey through the EVE universe. Over the years they have built a support community and continual comradery that welcomes anyone into the circle with a very positive and constructive attitude.
Some capsuleers eventually advance on to “office administration” or general corporation assistance; the administration side is pretty unique as it works similar to a franchise – recruits are given the training and help to get set up in their own office space, but success and failure is up to the individual member.
Office admins are free to choose where they set up, and to a good degree how they run their office, within the corporation guidelines. Anything in high sec with mission wrecks is fair game, so the corporation’s service landscape changes occasionally.
This decentralised structure where every office has its own administration team has allowed the corporation to remain strong during transitions; new office admins generally “rise from the ranks” within their own cell.
Nikolai Vodkov, the corporation’s founder, is not currently an active member of the board as he has been occupied with other commitments, but he was happy to discuss the founding of the corporation: “I started it completely by chance actually. A friend of mine has been working for various corporations around Caldari space, fighting various pirate factions. The wrecks she was leaving behind were littering the space and millions worth of loot was decomposing, going to waste. She realized that all these wrecks of former pirate ships could be salvaged by younger capsuleers for a good profit. The story behind it all is actually much longer and more complicated, but the gist of it is that it came out of necessity.”
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Conflict between capsuleers in wormhole space is not exactly an infrequent occurrence. The pirates and marauders that inhabit unknown space are dangerous and bloodthirsty individuals who fight and kill friends and foes alike on a daily basis. Many capsuleers are forcibly ejected from Unknown Space if they are unwilling to fight or if their actions prove toxic to the capsuleer community within J-Space.
The Dark Space Initiative (TDSIN) is one of the many corps who actively take up arms against other capsuleers and in many cases they have been known to bring capital ships in order to overwhelm their enemies.
Late last month, Lazerhawks began efforts to counter these tactics by moving Dreadnaughts of their own into J142528, the home system of TDSIN. The idea was to warp them into deadspace pockets where they would wait to ambush the inevitable TDSIN capitals. Unfortunately, one Lazerhawks pilot made a critical error and accidentally warped out from his pocket resulting in the destruction of his Moros class Dreadnaught by TDSIN. No alerted to the ambush scheme, a number of TDSIN members posted boastful statements to a number of public forums. Taking the comments as a personal affront, Lazerhawks began to reconsider the tools at their disposal.
“We've had a pretty long standing grudge with TDSIN, possibly going as far back as Lead Farmers” stated Hidden Fremen, CEO of Lazerhawks. “The grudge was born out of perception, of course, as we don't really know what the corp cultures were within each entity; we can only go off of our voyeuristic nature (cloaked scouts in their systems) and occasional encounters. We always accused TDSIN of not fighting us, but Lazerhawks are very aggressive, and we expect other corps to have the same attitude, which just isn't a reality."
On the 24th of April, YC 117 at approximately 23:00, a portal to J142528 opened and was discovered by Lazerhawk scanners. Lazerhawks moved into the system with their capital fleet, along with sub capital support. After four engagements throughout the night, TDSIN had been decimated and many of their pilots had been pod-killed out of the system.
Though both CEOs stated they wanted the battle to remain between them, several outside corporations began to arrive in system all aligned with one side or the other. When questioned on this, ExookiZ, CEO of The Dark Space Initiative stated “Who "broke" that agreement is up for debate, and in my opinion ultimately irrelevant. I had people on standby, waiting to see if it escalated, but some people took it upon themselves to come and help.” With Dropbears Anonymous facilitating returning pilots and a few allies from Pandemic Legion arriving in capitals of their own, Lazerhawks called on the assistance of Quantum Explosion and Hard Knocks inc., with Sleeper Social Club waiting on standby as well.
With towers rapidly coming out of reinforcement, time was very quickly running out for the wounded TDSIN as their capitals began to stir. Just as yet another tower sunk, TDSIN and their allies landed on top of the sieging Lazerhawks capital force. TDSIN arrived with 36 capital sized ships, vastly outnumbering the 23 Lazerhawks capitals on field. Despite outnumbering and completely destroying the enemy capital force, TDSIN was ultimately overwhelmed by the sub capital presence of Lazerhawks, QEX and Hard Knocks inc.
Though nearly every engagement, save the final capital brawl, had been decisively won by Lazerhawks, the invaders were ultimately repelled and retreated without the presence of their capital ships.
“We saw a challenge in evicting TDSIN,” stated Hidden Fremen, “and we took it. This wasn’t what we had in mind, but I couldn’t be happier at the turnout. It was an impressive slugfest.” J142528 remains under the control of The Dark Space initiative and whether or not Lazerhawks plan to return remains to be seen.]]>
The Scope has learned from sources within the Directive Enforcement Department that the corporation is now under formal investigation in relation to the concealment of a broadcast now confirmed to be the final communication from Dr. Hilen Tukoss.
It is believed that the footage may have been concealed by the corporation for more than six months, before being released into the public domain by The Scope after it was handed over by a whistleblower from within Eifyr and Co.
At this stage it remains unclear if any formal charges will be brought against the corporation, but analysts at The Scope have confirmed that at a minimum, Eifyr and Co. will most likely be charged with “corporate negligence leading to the death of an employee” if it can be ascertained that there are “reasonable grounds to believe that Dr. Tukoss is deceased.”
The arrival of senior Eifyr and Co. staff at Inner Circle Headquarters continues to fuel speculation into whether formal charges have been raised, and it is expected that at a minimum the corporation may face significant financial penalties for concealing the footage, which could be considered withholding information vital to Interstellar Security.
When contacted for comment, both the press office for the Inner Circle and Eifyr and Co. Public Relations declined to comment further on the ongoing investigation.]]>
In an effort to bring you more information about your friends and neighbors, as well as enemies and rivals, we introduce the next in our semi-regular "Corporation Spotlight" series.
This edition’s corporation in the spotlight is Theoretical Heresy (founded 2011.07.05) of the Fatal Ascension alliance. IC had the opportunity to speak with the CEO Maidas Mulligan.
Fatal Ascension is one of the larger 0.0 alliances, and is currently in the process of a controlled withdrawal from 0.0 pending its dissolution. As they withdraw Brave is taking over much of the Fountain region.
The corporation is currently a jack-of-all-trades, mainly based in null sec.
The corporation is currently not recruiting. If recruiting opens again, they indicate that they will be looking for subcap pilots with a military background, preferably against hostile capsuleers. Focus will be on capital pilots, and capsuleers with industry experience.
In the past some people joined the corporation because they wanted sovereign space to put up a tower and build, others wanted to have a group to mine and have fun with, and some just enjoyed socialising with the crew.
The corporation is currently evacuating the Fountain region to assist in solidifying their coalition’s position elsewhere in the cluster; “The Imperium is contracting to defensive positions. The coalition has a lot of people up north and Fountain, while profitable, may not be very defensible after the new environmental changes coming in June,” Maidas Mulligan explained.
Maidas Mulligan is looking forward to consolidating within The Imperium (formerly the CFC) and wanted to thank the Imperium coalition’s corporation diplomatique who have been “wonderful” with helping the corporation find a new place to live. The response the CEO has gotten from alliances he reached out to have been overwhelmingly supportive.
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