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THE HEADLINES AT 1900 EVE ON TUESDAY THE 10TH OF JULY
NER News at 7 o’clock. This is Marsha Mallow standing in for Hugh. Good evening.
- Goonswarm supercapitals deployed to Fountain on Sunday 8 July
- TEST Keepstar reinforced in 4-GB14 on Monday 9 July
- Armour timer for the TEST Keepstar Tuesday 10 July
GOONSWARM & IMPERIUM SUPER FLEET MOVES NORTH
As reported here in our breaking news, Goonswarm supercapitals were spotted deploying to J5A-IX in Fountain on Sunday evening 8th July. They are expected to strike against Guardians of the Galaxy and Circle-of-Two. This move came just a day after Pandemic Legion deployed their supercapital fleet south, potentially opening a second conflict zone in the north-east. In addition, this maneuver may affect Legacy’s ability to defend in the area, or force the repositioning of various key groups. We will keep you updated as events unfold.
TEST KEEPSTAR REINFORCED, ARMOUR TIMER TODAY
Following multiple parties’ deployments in the south-east, WinterCo attempted to reinforce a TEST Keepstar in the 4-GB14 system, Immensea, on Monday. Fraternity – assisted by The Therapists and Starchaser Alliance – fielded a Tempest Fleet Issue fleet supported by carriers. TEST and allies responded with a Rokh fleet supported by a greater number of carriers than the aggressors, and were able to successfully repel the attempt to reinforce the Keepstar.
The toll stands at 32.3bn ISK lost by WinterCo, vs 8.79bn ISK lost by the Legacy. An AAR for the battle from the TEST perspective is here.
Later the same day, a secondary Eastern Allies force including Triumvirate, skill urself and WE FORM V0LTA successfully reinforced the Keepstar. A smaller skirmish ensued, notable for the use of 11 titans by the attackers. The Keepstar will enter its armour timer today. We will watch the system and report the outcome.
AND NOW FOR THE NEWS WHERE YOU ARE
CIRCLE-OF-TWO BEGINS REINFORCING INITIATIVE SOVEREIGNTY IN CLOUD RING
ENTOSIS ACTIVITY ACROSS THE EAST
Legacy alliances such as W4RP and TIKLE are contesting systems in regions across the east belonging to Holy League and allies, with activity stretching southward from Etherium Reach. Whilst attention has been on Immensea and Tenerifis as conflict hot-spots due to deployment patterns, the conflict is shown to be across multiple regions indicating a larger theater. It also shows the use of entosis warfare against Eastern Allies to both draw attention away from Legacy space and slow down the attackers through attrition.
WHALING ACTIVITY IN DELVE AS GOONSWARM FORCES DEPLOY
NPSI fleets such as Bombers’ Bar have been highly active recently, and on Sunday were able to catch a Wyvern in Delve. While this is not a noteworthy news item in isolation, additional roaming fleets are active in the area, and during deployments this has tended to escalate sharply. While the residents’ capacity to replace losses remains high, a period of campaigning may create a spike in roaming fleets in the area. We will watch the situation to report if this becomes a more consistent pattern.
For now, that’s how it is in New Eden. Good night.
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