Monday, May 15, 2017

May YC119 Update - Spawn More Overloards

Greetings troops!

When we last left off we were ramping up for Operation Sunbeam. This Operation was one of the most ambitious inter-war zone maneuver the Gallente have ever attempted. We underwent Operation Sunbeam in order to solve a growing problem. If the Caldari fail to represent a sizable foe, will we have content for you? In addition, this month we learned from CCP that they have no plans for lowsec or FW changes. Our allies in CCP for FW affairs have been moved to other projects.

Because of this we have decided to change our mission. We can no longer believe that the rest of FW will scale up with our ambitions, and thus it seems inevitable we may dominate our enemies once again. I believe it is vitally important that we learn the lessons of our past and refuse to allow that to distract us from our cause. To this effect, we have decided that our new objective is nothing short of complete control of both war zones. We have proven that we can abuse the current plexing mechanics by capturing a high tier in our warzone, and then actively plex both war zones for unbelievable amounts of LP.

I don’t think this plan is unreasonable, our strength grows literally daily. This month saw many first for our combat operations, and we are clearly taking our position in the overall Lowsec political meta. Operation Sunbeam was an important piece to this as we were able to test several theories, and work with our Minmatar allies. One lesson learned was the increased need for extra alts on alpha accounts. The ability to position in various places, as well as having alts in the Minmatar Militia, allows us additional flexibility for our operations.

A Return Home - A Call to Action

So now we return home, and just in time the State has started causing some light problems in OMS. This has been more an opportunity for great content than any real threat, but we are taking this pause as an time to take our breath and flesh ourselves out as an Alliance. Membership are still encouraged to actively fleet up, hunt and plex, but there is no major strategic goals beyond preventing the OMS incursion from getting out of hand, and members should feel encouraged to try out other aspects of the game, including PvE activities, preferably with fellow members of FEDUP. We have programs available in the channels in our Discord.

Unfortunately, we have had several high ranking members retire, leaving some of our services critically understaffed. Now is the time for members who have a firm footing as to what they are doing now to step up and help with some of our tasks that help keep this engine running. We have included a series of job listings below.

Even more regrettably, part of this strong need is predicated on the detection, and removal of our first double agent. While VIRUS has been a good member to us, it has become clear that ACTEE is turning over in leadership, and that VIRUS has decided his loyalty rests with them instead of us. After receiving a confession to this effect, he has had all roles removed. Nothing was taken and no infrastructure was disrupted. However, it does mean we need a new XO, among other key positions.

Job Listings

AIDER XO:

The Executive Officer (XO) of a corp is the guy who makes sure all the supplies are in the right place. As XO your job will be to maintain records of current corporation supplies, and coordinate with the Industrial teams and FCs to ensure the bullets are where our boys need them.

Fleet Commander (EU)

We are looking to continue to grow our EU support, but we need people to function as a catalyst. Even a Jr FC in the EU timezone can make sure we have a fleet up, and people out and active. We provide basic ships and supplies for FCs who may not feel up to asking their pilots to risk expensive equipment. You will function as an integral part of our growing EU leadership, with promotional possibilities to even higher command.


LP Buyback Manager

Players need to sell their LP and change it for ISK. The buyback manager maintains a spreadsheet that informs them of the correct thing to buy/build. When players email you, you tell them what to buy and provide the starting isk. Once they give you the BPCs or materials you build/sell for profit. You are authorized to keep up to 10% profit for your trouble.

JREX HR:

The HR manager is the backbone of the corp recruitment process. They find, recruit, and lead a team of recruiters for the growth and development of the corp. They must be able to interact with others and build strong relationships both in game and out of game. The HR personnel should be trustworthy and able to act as a liaison between member issues and the corp directorship.

Fuel Manager:

One of our strategic goals is to harvest and build all Fuel blocks in house. This role buys the PI/Ice products to build the fuel blocks and builds them for our various structures. BPO/BPCs can be provided. You charge/pay Jita prices and keep any profits. Coordinate with the PI and the Ice mining teams for supplies or simply use the market buy orders.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FEDUP Command Update YC119.4.11 - Operation Sunbeam

Greetings troops!


This is my first update since joining FEDUP, but boy have we been active.


Discord

Our Discord server is working better than ever. We now have two devs working (very-part time) on Discord functionality. All members are expected to go through the registration process: https://aura-for-discord.herokuapp.com/


Additionally, you can join and leave channels now. Three new commands have been added:
!channels shows all channels
!join <channel name> joins a channel
!leave <channel name> leaves a channel


Please use #access-requests channel for these commands.


Recruitment and Membership


With our Alliance fully formed, we need members to fill in our ranks. We need people willing to process new recruits, as well as those willing to help the propaganda department push the corporations agendas and recruitment efforts. If this sounds exciting to you, please contact Ashterothi.


In addition, we may also be shifting people around. We want each corporation in FEDUP to have a strong corporate identity as well as a Alliance mission. We plan to be moving people between corporations in the next while to ensure everyone has the strength and capabilities they need. If you feel that there is a corporation in FEDUP that would be a better home, please bring it up to your command, it will not be seen in a negative light.


Warzone Control and Data Visualization


In addition to our bot devs, we also picked up CRYRS, whose members are exceptional web devs. Their first public offering map.cryrs.org. This allows us to monitor the warzone moment by moment like never before.


As you can see clearly, our objective of taking and holding the southern warzone has been completed, congratulations to all. All people south of Intaki now hold their freedom thanks to your service.


Citadel (and Caldari) Destruction


As it turns out we have gotten very good at killing structures, which is very handy given their importance in the modern EVE. So far the highlight has been the night that we killed two at the same time, part of a larger effort to destroy three Caldari citadels at the same time.


Because of this, and our successful reclaiming of the south, we have a much more subdued Caldari State. This brings up it’s own unique challenges. A Galmil that owns the warzone is a Galmil that ends up getting in trouble, both with themselves, and their neighbors. We have to not only prepare to struggle and fight, but also what to do if we conquer. Our enemy is already struggling to keep up with us, and we are only going to get bigger and stronger.


Operation Sunbeam


Thus, we now announce Operation Sunbeam. We will be launching a two week training incursion into Amarr space. Our goal is to do as much damage to the Amarr infrastructure as we can, but mostly to align ourselves with our Matari allies, and to assess our enemies capabilities.


The objective is to bring ourselves to readiness so that when we conquer the Cal/Gal warzone, we can then make history in launching the very first successful inter-warzone effort. We are not suggesting that every step of the way will be smooth, or even that this goal is obtainable, but we know that our organization will only thrive with clear, ambitious goals, along with dedicated and clever troops in the sky.




The success of Operation Sunbeam will be a key part of our future plans, CCP has made clear that they are uninterested in devoting time to changing lowsec and FW, so we can be confident the rules will remain the same until we force them to change it. Because of this, we can take much bolder moves, and with each of your help we can perhaps not just bring glory to the Federation, but forever etch our names in the stars.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Aideron Robotics Command Update YC119.2.20

Corp meeting recording YC119.2.19
Greetings fellow corp-mates,


It has been a significant couple of weeks. We successfully assaulted and destroyed an Astrahus Citadel anchoring in a friendly home system, we have successfully continued to hold our key expansions to below thresholds, and we have managed to destroy 61 billion isk already this month, and continue to maintain over 200 active membership even after our purge at the beginning of the month, which removed 68 members for inactivity.


Operation Chowdah continues and not only have we managed to maintain our target systems, but we have also assisted in the reclaiming of several key systems. Our military forces are stronger than ever and thousands of contracts are being processed to get you the equipment you need to stay in the fight. Thanks to your efforts, Gimli will be awarding over 40 members with our new campaign medal.


Additionally, our enemies are having an increased problem maintaining their momentum. EE, a current strong ally of the State, has been recently in the news thanks to large disruptions within their organization. During our take of Loes EE formed to help stop us not once but four times. Ultimately the forces of the Federation prevailed, with your help, and hopefully our enemies have learned that pirates are ineffective in such endeavors, and we hope to take that lesson and expand upon it.


Industrially, our program is stronger than ever, our industrial leader Andre is hard at work ensuring we have the blueprints and minerals needed to serve all of our T1 hull needs within our local area. Now that this standard is in place, we have implemented a “no T1 hulls” policy for CFO. If you need hulls, please put up orders in Ticonderoga, instead of overwhelming our hauling services. As always: materials, modules, and T2 ships can be hauled by CFO, standard rules apply.


Now that T1 hulls are taken care of, our next industrial goal is to service our high fuel needs. All materials required to build the fuel blocks necessary for our various structures can be harvested in Fliet and surrounding systems. The most important part of the equation at this point is Enriched Uranium, Coolant, Oxygen, and Mechanical Parts, all extractable PI from our planets. I encourage anyone with spare PI capabilities to help the effort, and earn ~10 million ISK a day passively.


Historically, POCOs have been a sign of Aideron’s strength, and it is time to try to take the ones in Deven again. This is likely to upset Shadow Cartel, however they are already hostile to us. The goal is to expand our POCO empire, increase our isk flow, and demonstrate dominance over the region.


I know I have not been around a lot in game, and a lot of this has to do with the fact that I am working on new tools for us. As many have seen we have a new bot in Discord which is hopefully the start of a corp/charactor management tool for Discord. For now the functionality is limited, and untested, and I appreciate any debugging and patience anyone gives. The goal is to automate our security protocols and allow our members better access to the power of the EVE API.


On the subject of Discord, I have finished the first draft of the Aideron Robotics Communications Policy for Discord (AR-106-10).


We have had some concerns with our behaviors with wardecs, and our relationship with ACTEE. There really are two concerns. The first is that we have members mining in highsec away from ACTEE, and thus becoming victim to our wardecs targets. This is causing the wars to be prolonged for ACTEE which is the opposite of our intent with our intervention. I would ask that everyone be mindful that you are in a corp in perpetual war, and use an alt to mine if you are doing so without the protection organization provides.


Additionally, ACTEE leadership has expressed concerns about members using their corp as simply a place to stick an alt and mine. Our allies are every bit as organized as us, and take their efforts seriously. I would ask that you maintain Drakes standards for membership, and be a good member of the team with any alts in ACTEE. We can have our own mining alt corp if that is what is needed.


Finally, I would like to announce the initiation of “Project Emerald Curtain”. The goal of this project is to provide a non-stop stable plex fleet and a system for anyone to become a member of galmil, plex, and get paid. Our free ships and LP programs provide the backbone, and our membership now have enough general plexing knowledge that a full fledged FC is not always necessary. The goal is to create an SOP to remove any friction for those who wish to help, and then advertise our project as the place to do small gang PvP and get paid. You all have enjoyed the fantastic programs we have to offer, and it is time to open it up to the world.


Targeted goals:


  • Continue securing the southern warzone
  • Ensure all fuel blocks needed for Citadels and EC are produced locally
  • Engage with the militia and get players engaged
  • Secure Devens POCOs


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Aideron YC119.1.11 Update - Azbel Online!


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Greetings fellow group mates and once again I come to you with great news! As of 2020 NEST on Monday, January 9th YC 119 Aideron Robotics successfully onlined our Azbel Engineering Complex. This, along with the previous anchoring of XMETA’s Fortizar, has greatly increased our capabilities, defensibly, and truly brought truth to the expression ‘Fortress Fliet’. Most of all this also enables us to begin doing our industry in system, specifically the production of capitals.


Make no mistake, this is a move that has been watched by both allies, and enemies, and the time will come where we will need to defend our home. It is the duty of all that bear the AIDER tag to hold the line when that day comes.


Promotion


While I cannot thank enough all of those who have helped take Aideron from a skeleton corp, to the powerhouse it is growing to be, there are two individuals who have recently stepped up to take on positions of leadership within our corp.


Charun Rynnaw - One of the fastest up-and-comer since Ascension Charun hails from a null background. Originally finding us out of chance, he became curious of our ambition, and now it is safe to say he is wrapped up in it fully. Recently promoted to Director of external affairs, it is clear that his efforts transcend that position. That is why I am promoting him to COO (Chief Operations Officer) the same title I held under Marcel. In this position, he will be overseeing the operations of the corp, and will answer only to me. I firmly believe that Charun is the right hand man I have been searching for, and am proud to have him by my side.


GimlitheDestroyer Durin - Gimli has been a member of Aideron for about a year, and in that time has been a valuable member to the team as a pilot, and as a recruiter. I am happy to say that he has accepted the position as HR Director, and in this position will work to best advocate and work for you. Over the next few weeks he will be getting to know as many members of our find corporation as possible. If you have any questions comments or concerns about your life in Aideron, Gimli will be there to hear and to help.


He is also actively recruiting assistance, herding cats takes several hands.


Jr. FC program - Gimli has also initiated a program called the “Jr. FC Program” designed to allow members interested in trying this role within fleets the ability to gain opportunity and education with minimal risk. We already have a couple of members interested in exploring this program, and hope that it will increase our coverage, and opportunities for all of our membership.


Other Movements


While our military efforts have been a resounding success, and much because of the efforts of our Military Commander Blastil, unfortunately real life prevents him from continuing to fill this role for us. When Blastil accepted this position we were still a corp with roughly 15 active players total and my crazy vision for Ascension. Since then we have ballooned into daily operations, across nearly all timezones, frequently in several locations throughout the warzone.


What this does mean is, as always, Aideron is in need for military leaderships. If you are interested in being an FC, please contact me or Gimli ASAP. In the meantime the Blastil will continue as an FC, and I will take over as functioning military leader.


Operation Shark Fin Soup


After the fall of Vlill, the focus of Aideron Robotics has become the securing of the southern warzone. As such we have chosen three locations to allow us to best project our forces within the south. These systems are our capital of Fliet, and satellites Ouelletta and Ostingele. Operation Shark Fin Soup was initiated last week by Gimli to secure these locations. Phase one, stabilize Ostingele is now complete, and it is time to focus a bit on Ouelletta.


The secondary objective of this operation is to seek out and befriend those loyal to the Federation, who may wish to function as occupants and defenders of these key locations. This operation is ongoing.


All that said, Deven is currently under pressure, and should be stomped down. An enemy foothold in Deven would be very unfortunate, and securing our perimeter should be a high priority. If you receive meaningful opposition, please use Discord to call allies whenever possible.


Aideron LP Exchange


The exchange rate is currently 1200 isk/lp + 100% refund on store fees.


There are no hard numbers for “Total LP exchanged”, but since inception the Exchange has placed 4.7 billion isk into pilot’s hands (this includes the store fees).
A conservative estimate would be that pilots have gained ~3.5 billion isk after accounting for the fee refund, though this is highly dependent on the items exchanged. Store fees refunded could account for anywhere between 2.3 billion (half the total isk handed out) and 360 million.


With this Occator purchased and GalMil still in Tier 1, the hope is to continue increasing the exchange rate. Any changes will be announced through the in-game channel “Aideron LP Exchange” and #Broadcasts.


As a reminder, price quotes are not indefinitely valid, though usually the market will not shift enough to invalidate a quote within a reasonable time-frame.





Future Operations


With the Azbel and Fortizar now online, we have markets that are protected from enemy manipulation. While we were hesitant to move the main operations of Aideron to the Fortizar due to key bugs in the structure contracting system, we believe that those problems will be resolved in the re-deploy of the 119.1 patch. Assuming that goes well, all major operations of Aideron will be moving to the Fortizar Ticonderoga and our other structures.


Expect to see even more structure support in the weeks and months to come. These new assets have become key to our success and opportunities, and already many are jumping on just those opportunities. Andre has been hard at work stabilizing a system of industry, and we continue to work to attract as many ore sellers as possible to our system.


ACTEE continues to be a strong ally of ours, and a leader in the stability of the Actee highsec pocket. As such I encourage all members who are interested in mining efforts to place an alt in their corporation. Remember a bullet built by ACTEE is a bullet in our guns.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Aideron CEO Update Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas Aideron!


Here we are at the end of the year, and at these times it is good to reflect on the year past, but more importantly, to look forward to what next year has to offer.

State of Aideron

Just a bit of a brag. We now have over 250 members and routinely hit over 100 members logging in each and every day. Our survey was run last week and the results speak for itselfs: Aideron Robotics is in the best place it has been in it’s history. We are the largest corporation in Gallente Militia, and already December is the most lethal month in Aideron history. While we are doing incredibly well, we have so much room for growth. Our enemies are strong, and we must continue to actively work to rise up to our challenges to ensure the Aideron banner is a lasting rallying place, and truly be the “premier corporation for Gallente Alpha clones.”

As an aside, this is a reminder, the purge is coming once again. You have to log in at least once in the month of December to remain an active member of Aideron (don’t forget to get your presents when you do!

Vlill Defence

Most of the last month has been dominated by the attack on our home system of Vlill. The defense officially kicked off on the 9th and officially ended on the 22nd as Vlill finally succumbed to enemy pressure. Make no mistake, although the State did end up taking the system, this operation was a great victory for us as a corporation.

  • Vlill held for over two weeks of near constant siege, significantly longer than Aivonen (our attack on a Caldari home system.
  • Although Vlill was our primary goal, we also dedicated a lot of our attention thwarting Black Shark Cults efforts in South the in and around Anna, effectively stunting their progress.
  • Aideron Robotics demonstrated tenacity, and effectiveness that far exceeded the militias expectation, this has driven other organizations to have a newfound respect for us.
  • We were proven correct: Keeping structures out of home systems is the single most important factor when it comes to keeping our homes. Our philosophy is being adopted by the other groups within the militia.

Now that the main effort is over, we now see a State bolder than we have ever seen before. Because of that we are consolidating our satellite operations, and ensuring Fliet is the best fortress it can be.

A New Fortress Fliet

With the north on fire, the fortress we have worked hard to maintain has become nearly invaluable for the militia. Although we did lose our Azbel, we have two new structures floating in our space. XMETA, ran by the extremely effective and active Kontraband, has grown respect for us and our operation, and as such they are moving to Fliet to stabilize. The hope is to distribute the workload of keeping our southern holdings secure.

Unusual Allies

For now it appears as if our primary enemies are the State, and Shadow Cartel. Escalating Entropy are one of the most dominant low sec forces in the game, and the Caldari are working hard to ensure close friendships with them. This, in combination with Roy Henry stepping away from primary leadership in the militia, has lead us to rebuilding allegiances with RDRAW, and potentially a new agreement with Snuff.

Once again, our instincts proved invaluable, as our previous neutrality in the Gallente civil war has put us in the unique position to help heal the divide, and strengthen the overall cohesion of the Federation.

While Snuff is not the best ally, we continue to work with 3rd parties in order to grow our network of allies as we move to hang even more structures in our home.

Keeping the War Going

All of this takes ships and isk and work. We have been providing almost all alpha ships at 0 cost to the alphas. While this has so far been sustainable, it may not be if we grow much larger, or gain even more ambitious plans. Because of this, we are shuffling our logistics a little.

Asgard Atrons will continue to be provided for free in all main op centers. If alpha hangers are empty of Asgards, please let staff know so we can restock. In addition to this, we will provide all other in demand fits (including alpha fits) on contract in major stations at a very reasonable cost (5 mil for a Spartan-2-A for example). This allows us to expand indefinitely. If you need ISK I encourage you to work with our LP buy back program, or simply ask in Discord and we can get you the help you need.

What this also means, is we can always use more people helping maintain these contracts and these supplies. These are paid positions. If you are interested please inquire in the #corp-supply channel in Discord.

Additionally, we continue to work on even more exciting ships for you guys, and we are happy to roll out the “Liomos” Maulus class frigate. While the Liomos doesn’t perform well as a solo fighting platform, when combined with a fleet, additional Asgard, or Spartan-2-A frigates, the Liomos can use its superior speed to protect itself, while it’s damps can change the course of battle. Particularly effective when used in groups of small ships, the Liomos sensor dampeners can make our enemies take significantly more time locking our ships, effectively removing that DPS from the field, and preserving our forces long enough to dismantle their forces. Finally, the Liomos as dirt cheep, clocking it at just over 2 million isk, and is flyable with a brand new Alpha clone, with only the SP given for a buddy link.

A New Enemy

While Templis and friends have people busy in the north, a new threat has risen in the South. Black Shark Cult is a new alpha based organization just like us. They have extremely effective recruitment tools, and have been ambitiously gobbling up everything they can in the south. The good news is these are not the hardened pilots of Templis, or even IBLOB, and thus are much easier to thwart. That being said they are learning, and addressing our new enemy head on will be a priority for us in the months ahead. I would love to get some propaganda made about this, as an aside.

Promotions and Awards

We have a new promotion, that I halfway announced at the last meeting. Charun Rynnaw has been promoted to Senior Diplomat, which is a Director level position. Charun, and the other senior leaders are working with me to continue to solidify the structure and roles within the corp. Charun’s specific responsibility is the maintenance of our new allegiances, as well as keeping track of old enemies.

Additionally we have the following awards
Billy - Aideron Commendation Medal (because I am pretty sure I still owe him one)
Joe Median - Aideron Commendation Medal (for his work designing and building the “despratrons”)
Slaiphon - Aideron Commendation Medal (for heroic work during the Vlill defense)
Gimlithedestroyer - Aideron Commendation Medal (for heroic work during the Vlill defense)
Max Kuha - Skill Injector - Aideron Commendation Medal (For winning the kill challenge for the Vlill Defense)

If you feel someone deserves an award, or some form of recognition, please message me.

o7 and Happy Holidays, lets make YC 119 the Year of Aideron.

- Ashterothi, Aideron Robotics CEO, Commanding

Friday, November 25, 2016

Aideron CEO Update: Thanksgiving Edition

Greetings fellow corps members, and let me start off by saying thank you to each and every one of you that have contributed in making being a member of Aideron these last few weeks one of the most memorably cool things I have ever gotten to take part in, and I am only more excited about what we have to come.

And by contributed I mean the over 50 people who have joined since our release of alpha clones, and our returning players contributing in making this month already the most active and bloodiest months we have had in nearly a year (Aivonen notwithstanding). A special thanks to the amazing logistics team who tirelessly brought forth hundreds of ships for our newbros to fight with confidence in, and an even more amazing thanks to the newer guys who have since stepped up and grown to be leaders among the new alphas.

All of this has been accomplished with our military commander out of the helm, but soon he will return and we will be ready for war!

For now, our focus must be on readying ourselves for that time. Recruitment continues to go strong, but that means more and more people will be needed to help point people in the right direction. We now have enough membership to have consistent presence outside of our usual 0000-0400 time range, and that means new commanders will be stepping up to lead in those time zones.

But furthermore, our general membership will need the confidence to take charge when no one else has. You do not need to form up to be organized, but if you are thinking there is “nothing to do” check to see if you can drum up interest in Discord. We are actively encouraging these things, and expect to see people jump to the chance to help you, and provide you the means to try out what you want. This is a learning corp, but we do not provide the direction, only the capability. You must express your interest, and allow others within the corp to build with you as we unlock even more aspects to this game. The corp will support these efforts, as a breadth of experience, and highly engaged players, benefits us all.

Our efforts for now are going to remain the same: oplex/deplex in the Heverice/Okkamon area. Use this as an opportunity to continue to educate and learn. Do not get burned out, if you want to roam or do other activities feel free to. Right now Muetralle is the third most contested Squid system, but with our slip back to T2 it is less valuable to be running complexes. Exploration, mission running, and other activities can help with ISK, and new players should feel free to express a need to get ISK; understanding that most experienced players will opt to “teach a man to fish”.

Industry continues to be built up. I am very proud of Andre’s efforts so far, and I see many people looking to get involved for the good of the corporation, as well as their pocketbook. Keep up the great work.

In part thanks to our efforts and resources, our ally ACTEE has managed to put up one of the first Azbel class Engineering Complexes in New Eden. We have full access to it, and recommended using its services until we can get our own up and running in Fliet.

I would once again like to welcome all of the new players who have joined us, and all of the veterans from across new eden who have come to see what all the fuss is about. I look forward to our bright and prosperous future.


Ashterothi, Aideron Robotics CEO, Commanding

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Aivonen Wrap Up

Greetings my fellow Empyreans, my fellow Aideron Robotics members, and my friends.

This last week has been incredible for us. After our successful experiments in Loes and Heverice, there was a militia wide call to action, and boy did we respond to the call.

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Not too long ago, we as a militia were collectively celebrating our successful Okkamon campaign. That push was designed to teach the Caldari that we were still top dog, and in this it succeed, beyond our expectations. Our victories at Okkamon were so complete, the very alliance defending it was disrupted. For a while the Gallente leadership feared that we would break the backbone of the State, a real concern.

Faction Warfare works best when you have an enemy, and for quite some time the State have not been a viable threat. Because of this the Federation had resorted to sparring with local pirates, and even descending into civil war, rather than fight for the causes we signed up for. A healthy State is good for both of us, and we feared that after the rout at Okkamon, our enemies may take quite some time to recover.

In the end it was decided to offer them a cease fire against major staging systems. Offer them an opportunity to regrow, and regroup.

They responded by attacking Enaluri, in a blitz campaign that saw it fall faster than we could react. It goes without saying that this was quite a surprise. As a result of this, the State militia began to show confidence, and even gloating over their victory. Our own leadership, fractured by months of internal strife, quickly pulled together to assess the situation. Quickly it was decided: the only way to show truly prove our might was to strike at the current heart of Caldari operations, the home system of TEMPLIS: Aivonen.

Citadels were deployed and billions of assets were moved into Aivonen in the following days, and on Sunday October 23th, YC118, the bloodshed began. However, it was soon discovered that opposition was fierce and resilient. The State was regularly fielding numbers that far exceeded our own. Very quickly the war descended into a conflict of attrition and literally thousands of T1 frigates and destroyers poured into the conflict time and time again. However, after the first few days it seemed as if the State had gotten to a level where they could hold us back. For nearly three days our forces were incapable of getting the system above 20% contested with any reliability. Then on Thursday, our Citadel became vulnerable.

Thanks to a sequence of very unfortunate out of game events, much of the leadership that were expecting to be able to mount a defense during our vulnerability hours were incapable of doing so. The State quickly capitalized on our weakness and reinforced the Citadel. Real concern that the Citadel would fall, and the offensive would be dead in the water spread. Morale was low.

However, the next day things began to turn around. Up until this point, the cracks within GalMil seemed to be breaking our ability to mount a proper offensive. RDRAW, one of the largest and most powerful forces within the Militia, refused to assist in major efforts, including having active operations elsewhere in the early week. However, when the might of the Federation is at risk, RDRAW and their allies came through, bolstering the militias defenses and turned the tide against the combined forces of the the State and their allies, WAFFLES.

This victory stood as a turning point for the war, with the State unable to remove our fortification within their system, the will to fight began to wane. The foundries of New Eden struggled to keep up with our war efforts, as major trade hubs were emptied of hulls and weapons. Supply teams from both sides had to compensate and build alternative fits to keep the war of attrition going. However, by this time the writing on the wall was starting to become clear: the unstoppable force was budging the immovable object. Sunday, October 30th, YC 118, a day that will live within the militia as ‘Bloody Sunday’ over 25 billion ISK worth of ships and equipment was left as wrecks, and the tides finally swung to the Gallente side.

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'Bloody Sunday', in graph form

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'Bloody Sunday' was good to our pilots

In the end, nearly 90 billion was left on the battlefield, and nearly six thousand ships were turned into scrap. Aivonen is now in Gallente control, but is no means secured. The overwhelming effectiveness of having an Citadel in an enemy system has been unilaterally proven, and the State militia citadels still stand. Meanwhile forces on both sides are having to take stock of a much more capable State than previously imagined. All of this on the 11th hour before Ascension and the alpha clones potentially change our war forever.  

I am intensely proud of my membership, and our allies for their relentless effort in this war. I would like to commend all of those who worked diligently to bring billions of isk worth is ships. Most of the ships were worth less than four million ISK fitted each. I am happy to announce that thanks to Aideron membership’s incredible effort we have managed to top our all time kill record, beating out a time in which our corporation was literally double in size.

While this victory has been incredible, it is by no means the end. The State will be looking for signs of weakness to pursue a counterstrike, and we must not give them such. Keep to your watch, and we shall continue to secure Essence region for the glory of our proud Federation.


Ashterothi, Aideron Robotics CEO, Commanding