Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Fifth Concord Briefing

One of the things that led me to play Eve Online were the stories coming out of null spec space. So when links to the CONCORD Outer Region Political Summary started appearing on the login screen, I was in heaven. For those of you who are still outside the game but love the stories, here's the 5th CORPS report.

CONCORD Outer Region Political Summary (CORPS) Briefing

>>DED CORPS BRIEFING Y111.08.08/Y111.08.21
>>TO: MEMBER NATIONS – CONCORD ASSEMBLY – DED WATCH COMMANDERS
>>STATUS: DECLASSIFIED
>>APPROVED FOR RELEASE
>>BEGIN

Updates

Intense fighting continues to rage in the eastern regions of Scalding Pass, Wicked Creek and Insmother.

Insmother saw another sustained push by Red Alliance and their allies as the alliance Quarantine Zone was removed from the area. This leaves the R-CL2W constellation held by Atlas Alliance as the last cluster of stations in the region not under Red Alliance control.

Scorched Earth is being slowly evicted from Scalding Pass, the stations in the region being claimed by Minor Threat, Razor Alliance and Goonswarm.

The star system J2-PZ6 in Scalding Pass was the location of the most destructive capital ship battle so far in New Eden. Against ALL Authorities and Atlas Alliance engaged Razor Alliance, Goonswarm and Pandemic Legion capitals in a fight that lasted over two hours. Final counts listed the total loss of one hundred and sixty-six capital class ships for all parties involved, with the AAA-led bloc destroying more ships than they lost but Coalition forces holding the field. The end result of the battle was the taking of the Factory Outpost in J2-PZ6 by Razor Alliance the following day.

Tribute, long time home region of Northern Coalition member Morsus Mihi, saw one of the most destructive raids by a Black Ops squadron ever recorded. During a large mining operation in PNDN-V on the 15th of August, a group of twelve stealth bombers executed a single bombing run that left seventy-one Exhumers, Mining Barges and Industrial ships destroyed at a cost of only four ships lost. The landmark raid was conducted by The Initiative alliance and led by fleet commander Sister Bliss.

The occasional large scale skirmishes in Catch between powerful neighbors Against ALL Authorities and Curatores Veritatis Alliance have recently escalated into an all out territorial border war. One of the bloodiest battles in recent memory took place on the 15th of August in the Cold Steel Alliance held star system of 2J-WJY. AAA allies Atlas Alliance and Ushra’Khan clashed with Cold Steel Alliance and CVA in a day long battle that left more than 1400 ships on both sides destroyed.

This system connects directly to the AAA outpost system, ZXIC-7, and according to statements made by AAA is seen as a strategic threat. The objectives of the fight seemed to be the removal of Cold Steel’s ability to deploy a Cynosural Jammer, which was achieved. Of special note was the fact that all of the losses in this massive battle involving more than 600 recorded Capsuleer identifiers were sub-capital classes.

The region of Cloud Ring has once again become the focus of several alliances, with primary sovereignty holders Mostly Harmless engaged in a series of continual battles over high end moons against a combined force that includes Huzzah Federation, Cry Havoc, Sons of Tangra and Ev0ke. Statements from both sides of the fight indicate that the battles being fought do not seem to have any long term territorial goals and the station systems of Cloud Ring are, thus far, still firmly under the control of Mostly Harmless.

>> END
I'm not really sure if doing this is an excepted blogging practice, but this is the type of thing I loved to read when I was just watching from afar. Heck, this is the type of thing I liked reading back in my Army intelligence days. So you'll have to forgive me for posting this if it's wrong to do.

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