THE HEADLINES AT 1900 ON FRIDAY THE 3rd OF AUGUST
NER News at 7 o’clock. This is Hugh Caswakk. Good evening.
- There is a major Legacy offensive underway in Tenerifis.
- A joint Black Legion/Fraternity task force has destroyed multiple Imperium supercapitals in the aftermath of X47.
- Black Legion defeated Hull Penetration in Siseide.
LEGACY ON ATTACK IN TENERIFIS, CENTI, AND WORM UNDER PRESSURE
Since the end of the UALX contest, Legacy has placed increasing emphasis on securing Tenerifis. In recent days, this has evolved into a full counter-attack. It is reported that Centipede Caliphate and Wormageddon are staging a phased retreat.
Fortizars and other critical assets are being evacuated from E-IFSA constellation. Despite these measures, at least 2 fortizars used by the Eastern Allies were destroyed. One notable Legacy success was the destruction of the C3-0YD iHub. This snapped the jump bridge from the system to ZMV9-A, Pandemic Legion forward staging. As a result, EA operations are understood to be somewhat impeded.
High-level sources in Tenerifis confirm that WORM and CENTI are evacuating. It is rumored that they will go northwards into the Dronelands, though this has yet to be confirmed. The next target is Blades of Grass, living in central Tenerifis. It remains to be seen if Blades of Grass will succeed where WORM & CENTI failed.
IMPERIUM TAKES SUPERCAPITAL LOSSES TO BLACK LEGION AND FRAT
Between 0121 and 0322 EVE today, the Imperium lost a titan and a pair of supercarriers to a Black Legion/Fraternity fleet in O-N8XZ. This system was the midpoint for the Imperium operations in X47. Therefore, a number of Imperium supercapitals, when damaged in the fighting, escaped thereby jump drive. Black Legion was hunting for those supers which had disconnected after the fight and were still logging in.
This hunting effort bagged the aforementioned titan and supercarriers. They then attempted the same on a vulnerable Imperium Erebus. That pilot, however, killed the BL cyno-inhibitor and brought in FAXes and Megathron battleships. This led to a sharp brawl, as BL/FRAT brought in dreadnoughts. The Imperium countered with their own dreads.
Eventually, the fight wound down as BL extracted. The toll stands at 49.02bn lost by BL/FRAT vs 215.94bn lost by the Imperium.
HULL PENETRATION REVERSE IN SISEIDE
Between 0423 and 0531 EVE this morning, Black Legion (BL) fought a sharp action with a Hull Penetration (HP) dominated fleet in Siseide. The fight was over the final timer of an HP Astrahaus in the system. The engagement opened with a subcapital clash between BL Rattlesnakes and HP Abbadons. After initial mishaps for BL, they gained the upper hand and began to destroy the Astraeus.
HP countered by dropping four carriers, a dreadnought, and a FAX. BL declined to escalate, and instead pulled range, maintaining fire on the Astrahaus. The structure died, and BL disengaged without further loss. Black Legion lost 1.13bn ISK to HP’s 3.2bn ISK.
For now, that’s how it is in New Eden. Goodnight.