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An agent of the Imperium’s Black Hand has come forward with inside information on the disbanding of the Chaos Theory (KOS) alliance. While recent slopes and departures from Chaos Theory strongly indicated problems inside the three year-old alliance, it has come to light that KOS will disband before the end of the month. This outcome is being claimed as a win by the Black Hand spy responsible for pushing the alliance to complete fail cascade.
A broken culture
Posting as Hyperviper1_GSF on Reddit, the Black Hand’s spai has been reporting on the changes and difficulties inside KOS for over a year. While there had long been rumblings of discord within the alliance, Hyperviper was able to report on some of the specifics of the increasingly suspicious, deceptive, and paranoid behaviour in the ranks.
Revelations of problems in the culture began well before the departure of KOS from Guardians of the Galaxy coalition, which was itself preceded by Mordu’s Angels (MOA). Feathers were sufficiently ruffled inside KOS that a Senior Diplomat and Skirmish FC called Sort Dragon a “useless leader with no tactics.”
At the time of MOA’s departure the KOS membership began taking hits as members left for greener pastures. Increasing losses and member unrest led to falling activity levels and increasingly careless use of capitals, super-capitals, and strategic assets. As each new leak came out, paranoia within the leadership intensified.
Nature of the beast
“Their main faults were incompetent leadership [who were] misleading membership, and a lack of communication,” says Hyperviper. “Generally those things you can get around or band-aid them but what makes it very tough is when you have someone in their leadership specifically working to dismantle them from the inside.”
The tensions and distrust inside KOS rose to a boiling point recently with a slow progression of increasing losses, a change in their Rorqual use policy, and eventually with Miners Legion taking issue with the use of super-caps. Valcc Elusive of Living Breathing Fuel Blocks (CEO of Miners Legion) took to Discord on October 8th to report there would be only limited SRP for recent losses.
Irritation turned Schadenfreude
INN inquired to the reason for Hyperviper’s crusade against Chaos Theory. The following is a digest version of the conversation about his motivation.
INN: Can you elaborate on any particular mistakes they made within those faults?
HV: As you can see it has been a long term project for me. Their leadership did things they did not want to tell their membership about. They hired a skymarshal who the members didn’t know and he was abrasive towards membership and some of the CEOs. So of course I leaked it and then all the members came to them asking why they didn’t want to let [the members] know.
After so many leaks they just stopped talking to membership or each other because they didn’t know which channels were compromised. What was even better is they accused other people of being the spies or pushed them out of leadership.
So, here is the one thing that people don’t know or maybe don’t understand. I didn’t have a hard on to kill their alliance; it wasn’t anything that big. They were just so annoying to spy on and their leadership was being dumb so I decided to make a game out of it to make it less boring.
INN: So basically this has been one prolonged fail cascade?
HV: One day, reading their leadership chat, I was just, “You know what? I hate spying on these guys so much I’m going to see if I can kill them from the inside.” Yeah, I’ve been working on it for almost a year, I think, prior to the departure [from GotG].
Now, all that being said, the damage I did on the inside could not have happened at all if it wasn’t for Reavers, SV, and the other sigs/squads that helped push them to the edge. So it worked out well. It was a perfect storm of military pressure and leaks to help make KOS crumble.
What the future holds
At this point INN has no word on the future plans for KOS members Living Breathing Fuel Blocks and others, or on the plans of the leadership of its other constituent members. Based on the revelations brought forward by Hyperviper it is likely big changes are in store. Stay tuned to INN for more as this story develops.