Saturday, December 3, 2011

Operation ISHAEKA

The Arek'Jaalan Project continues to discover new elements of New Eden even as its home base in Eram falls under attack.  The latest news comes from Mark726 of Eve Travel who continues to do research in relation to Project Compass.  The famed explorer submitted the following report this morning to the members of the Arek'Jaalan Project:

For those of you who may not recall, near the beginning of Arek'Jaalan's existence, we were warned by CONCORD to stay away from Monalaz (the Constellation you must enter in order to access the EVE Gate and surrounding systems). We were not told of any specific information, but rather warned generally to stay away from CONCORD affairs in that Constellation. After vigorous debate, the Project decided to ignore CONCORD's warning to stay out of Monalaz, while still attempting to stay out of CONCORD's way should any activity present itself. This was perhaps 6 months ago. We have heard nothing from CONCORD about activity since that time.

Just now, as I was moving through Monalaz for Project Compass, Aura presented me with the following information:

"In this dark new era of Sansha’s Nation incursions, the Monalaz constellation has become home to the most well-funded and notable anti-Sansha taskforce, Operation ISHAEKA (Intaki for “Leader Two”).

"ISHAEKA represents a multinational effort to coordinate forces against Sansha Kuvakei and oppose his twisted, dystopian visions of conformity and slavish obedience. The tactical response unit is comprised primarily of DED captains, but it is also supplemented by a contingent of elite combat veterans from the Tash-Murkon region. These soldiers are known only as the Justiciars.

"The ISHAEKA taskforce is believed to have relocated to the Monalaz constellation shortly after the conclusion of the first phase of their operation. During Phase One, the taskforce was deployed to the Stain region. Rumors persist that the Justiciars learned something of Nation’s plans while on deployment, and that their choice to relocate to Monalaz, of all places, speaks volumes about what they may have discovered."

It appears to be clear to me that this is what CONCORD wanted us to stay away from. I have not yet had the chance to thoroughly investigate Monalaz for any CONCORD allied structures, but I shall be doing so on my first opportunity.
I really hope that Mark726 writes about any facilities he finds on Eve Travel.  He confines his writing on his site to interesting places.  Hopefully these DED facilities will fall into that category.

For those who wish to follow the progress of the project, you can follow the progress in-game (and through Eve Gate) by joining the Arek'jaalan mailing list as well as join the Arek'jaalan chat channel.

1 comment:

  1. In Antem, a lowsec within Monalaz, I scanned down a DED site called ISHAEKA Tactical Response HQ. It was a site that had very little information about it.

    I warped to it in my cov-ops, and it was very busy with Justiciar ships! Cant imagine it would be an easy site to clear... however i would be very curious what they have found beyond the gate...