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THE HEADLINES AT 1900 EVE ON TUESDAY 19th OF JUNE
NER News at 7 o’clock. This is Hugh Caswakk. Good evening.
Hard Knocks strikes deep into Legacy space to limited success.
Imperium SIGs return to the north.
HARD KNOCKS IN ACTION AGAINST LEGACY
While a phony war continues in Immensea, Hard Knocks has been operating behind Legacy lines. Late last night, Hard Knocks attempted to drop on a BRAVE Rorqual with a Sleipner fleet. However, this effort met with failure due to a robust BRAVE response.
This sort of behind the lines ganking action is expected to continue going forward. This is because it is a cost-effective way to strike at Legacy space. Whether a more peer-to-peer contest will occur has yet to be seen.
SIEGE GREEN VS SNUFFED OUT IN ESTAUNITTE
On the 20th of June at 1345 EVE, Siege Green and Snuffed Out clashed in the system of Estanuitte, in Essence. The action began due to a Snuffed Out offensive against the armor timers of 5 Siege Green structures. Three of these timers were reinforced without contest while Siege Green assembled a combined force from their alliance, Shadow Cartel and House of Serenity.
Snuffed Out’s attack on the Siege Green Raitaru in Estanuitte met with this assembled force. After inconclusive subcapital clashes, Snuffed Out brought into a dreadnought wing. In response, Siege Green and friends deployed their own, more substantial, capital force. After a sharp action, Snuffed Out ceded the field, withdrawing with heavy casualties. You can read in detail about this action in a battle report from Salivan Harddin.
XIX TO ATTACK TENERIFIS TOMORROW
In an alliance meeting ending at ~1920 EVE, Karer announced that XIX – now holding all the remnants of the DRF – planned to attack and take over Tenerifis. This follows Legacy’s withdrawal from the region, as it holds only the critical exit systems leading into Catch and Feythabolis.
This offensive will start on the 22nd of June.
Karer went on to say that Winter Coalition, the Holy League, and TRUMPY would be busy fighting against Legacy in Immensea. This would give XIX a window of opportunity to contend against only the local entities in the region such as Blades of Grass, SERIN and Centipede Caliphate.
Karer further said that ‘Don’t think that TEST will do all the job for us. We must do our best. I hope we’ll form pretty big fleets.’ This suggests some form of independent campaign.
NER will continue to cover this situation in the coming days.
IMPERIUM RENEW EFFORTS IN THE NORTH
After a two-week break, the Imperium has returned to the North. NER was informed that the cloaky campers now occupy every system in Deklein. This tactic has reportedly had a depressive impact upon krabbing activity in the region.
Moreover, conventional action from Reavers and Space Violence have restarted in the area. The extent and assertiveness of the GOTG and CO2 response remains to be seen.
For now, that’s how it is in New Eden. Goodnight.
Featured image credit: Adan Dimaloun