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THE HEADLINES AT 1900 EVE ON SATURDAY THE 15TH OF SEPTEMBER

NER News at 7 o’clock. This is Marsha Mallow. Good evening.

  • CO2 Keepstar in DW-T2I destroyed
  • Northern forces restage
  • Tensions between GotG and CO2 reported
  • WinterCo staging Keepstar in 16AM-3 reinforced

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CO2 DW-T2I KEEPSTAR DESTROYED

The Circle-of-Two Keepstar in DW-T2I was destroyed by Imperium forces on Wednesday 12th September at 21.27 UTC. Additional structures destroyed include a Tatara, Azbel, Sotiyo and two Fortizars. Over 2000 Imperium pilots attacked the Keepstar uncontested. Following the destruction, CO2 line members appeared to acknowledge that losing these structures is a turning point in the conflict and has cost them the region of Fade.

NORTHERN FORCES RESTAGE

CO2 have been spotted evacuating assets from Fade, but their final destination has not been confirmed. On Tuesday 11th, before the destruction of the DW Keepstar, CO2 diplomat Da Winci made this statement to NER:

After losing the DW- ihub and thus the ability to cynojam, we effectively lost control of Fade. Combined with the GM’s being on cue for goons our position became untenable. We remain firmly committed to this war as part of The North.

Pandemic Horde have reportedly restaged from DO6H-Q in Fade to 0-YMBJ in Tribute on the 15 September. Alphastarpilot sent the following ping to Horde Partisans:

ATTENTION: PARTISANS IS RE-LOCATING DEPLOYMENT STAGING! New staging: 0-Y in Tribute, NCdot Keepstar. MOVE ALL ASSETS FROM DO6 TO THERE ASAP. Route: http://evemaps.dotlan.net/jump/Thanatos,540/DO6H-Q:0-YMBJ Use friendly forts in X47 to midpoint. If you have caps, please help moving peoples’ assets who don’t have cap hulls here. And if you have extra caps from geminate you want to move up, get them to 0-Y. Lets start moving now, gtfo from Do6!

NCdot supers are also reportedly staging from 0-Y although subcap forces remain in DO6.

Guardians of the Galaxy are understood to be currently redeploying to TXME-A, Deklein.

TENSIONS RISE BETWEEN C02 AND GOTG

Leaked Guardians of the Galaxy pings sent on the 12th indicate a fracturing of relations between Northern forces. Sort Dragon’s message sparked a flurry of comments in various channels from CO2 leadership, which were leaked to reddit.

Reports on Friday 14th indicate that Darkness altered the ACL on certain structures and some CO2 line members were unable to dock or access clones. The claim was contested by some CO2 line members and appeared not to affect all structures/corporations. It is unclear whether this was a deliberate act or an accident/bug.

IMPERIUM FORCES CONTINUE TO ATTACK NORTHERN KEEPSTARS

Imperium forces continued to reinforce Northern structures in recent days, with 4 Keepstars reportedly reinforced on Friday 14th in USTZ, including DO6H-Q. The DO6 Keepstar armor timer is Sunday 16th at 12.30pm. The C4C-Z4 Keepstar armor timer was hit Saturday 15th and the final timer is due at around 19.00 on Wednesday the 19th.

Sources indicate large scale structure operations are expected tomorrow by Imperium forces during EUTZ, and despite the repositioning of Northern forces, fighting is anticipated by both sides.

WINTERCO STAGING KEEPSTAR REINFORCED

On Friday 14th the WinterCo staging Keepstar owned by Blades of Grass in 16AM-3, Tenerifis, was reinforced by Legacy forces.*

*This item is thin as I’ve been unable to source a detailed AAR or BR – please get in touch if you have any additions.

Local news:

AT SHIP DESTROYED

Jakamo – known for his defection from Kenshin to Goonswarm in May – lost a Caedes in Akidagi, Black Rise on Thursday 13th September. This is only the fourth Caedes to die on Tranquility and the first in 2018. An AAR from the pilots responsible for the kill can be found here.

FIRST ‘HORIZON’ FORTIZAR DESTROYED

On Tuesday 11th at 04.52 UTC the first ‘Horizon’ fortizar was destroyed in Isikano, Lonetrek by Phoenix Naval Systems. Originally a Caldari player-built outpost before conversion, the structure is optimised for research. In addition to being the first of this type destroyed on Tranquility, the structure appears to have originally been deployed in nullsec then redeployed in a highsec system.

CCP

The September patch was successfully deployed on September 11th. Notable changes include the new Upwell Cargo Deposit system and new models for the Osprey, Osprey Navy Issue, Basilisk and Etana.

In a tribute to CCP Mankiller, who recently passed away, CCP issued a limited batch of Cordite Blossom ship skins to commemorate him and to raise funds for his family. The limited issue of skins sold out within 24 hours.

A new competition has been announced by CCP in which players can compete to be the host of a mini fanfest in their own home. Contestants will need to create a video pursuading CCP that their home should be the venue by October 12th, with the results to be announced at Eve Vegas 19-21st October.

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That’s the news in New Eden. Thanks for reading.

Featured image credit: Adan Dimaloun

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