Sansha Incursion Defeated: Nation Supercarrier Destroyed

Colelie, Sinq Laison - In the early hours of 28.01.113, Sansha forces were defeated by a mixed fleet of at least 100 capsuleers and a Nation supercarrier was destroyed. This was despite the efforts of Nation loyalists who attempted to defend the Sansha forces by activating smartbombs against the attacking pilots.

Sansha forces were first seen in the Parchanier system in the Algintal constellation. Once word of the incursion spread, arriving capsuleers joined fleets with those they met in the local systems, as Asaface, a pilot involved throughout explained: "There wasnt so much of an autocratic system with our guys, we added people who knew people... A lot of blue standings were handed out between pilots during these..."

With pilots meeting for the first time as they prepared fleets against the Sansha forces, it was difficult for them to put faith into strangers, as Asaface admitted "it is very difficult to know who to trust and who not to trust." This comes on the back of reports that some capsuleers had witnessed fellow pilots turn upon each other rather than fight back against the Sansha.

Kybernetes Moros of True Slave Foundations, along with several Nation loyalist capsuleers, chose to actively protect the Sansha forces and after lying in wait for the crucial moment, activated smartbombs. In doing so, loyalist Drake Arson revealed that they "recorded nearly thirty kills". Kybernetes boasted that he was solely responsible for the destruction of "roughly thirteen T1 frigates or smaller and fourteen pods."

Although there were casualties in the battle, the Sansha forces were defeated and the first known Sansha Nation supercarrier was destroyed. News of the success quickly began to spread throughout New Eden.

As more incursions are reported throughout New Eden, there are those that are wholly comitted to helping the Sansha forces. However there are capsuleers who are completely dedicated to stopping the Sansha Nation. Asaface is one of those capsuleers and he only has one thing in his mind as he prepares for the future, and that is "to get more fleets and bigger fleets, and more organised."

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Capsuleer Outer Region Political Summary

Y112.12.01 – Y113.01.13

The most visible event for many this period has been the assault launched on the IT Alliance-controlled region of Fountain. This is being headed up by the Goonswarm Federation and Test Alliance Please Ignore (TEST) alliance, with many other allied groups taking part. Two stations within the region have fallen to the attacking force thus far, in PNQY-Y and 9R4-EF.

The assault has seen the fiercest fighting in the region since IT Alliance ousted Pandemic Legion from it last year. 14,487 vessels were destroyed in the last month of Y112 within the Fountain region, a considerable rise from the average of just over six thousand in the six months prior to that. The IT Alliance coalition has sustained considerably greater losses than the attacking forces so far, accounting for more than half of all of the ships lost within the region that month. The fighting continues to escalate, with 114 Sovereignty Blockade Units destroyed in January versus just 52 in all of December.

The southeast has been highlighted by continued assaults by Against All Authorities (.-A-.) as they attempt to reclaim their former territories. Assisted by their allies, .-A-. is battling The Initiative (INIT), the new owners of the territory. Catch and Impass have seen large numbers of sovereignty blockade units deployed and destroyed, with daily skirmishes between the two sides. .-A-. have made slow but significant progress, regaining several key stations within the Catch region.

The north has seen an ongoing conflict between Pandemic Legion and the Northern Coalition. Using their large supercapital fleet, Pandemic Legion is fighting fight for control of the numerous Technetium-laden moons in the northern regions. Having lost seven titans and a supercarrier, this has been an incredibly expensive campaign for the alliance, which has just 1,300 members. In the same period, the Northern Coalition has suffered the loss of five supercarriers and three titans to Pandemic forces.

You can find an explanation of what the CORPS report is here, and discuss this report on the forums with other capsuleers here.

-Det Mallore