Breaking – Provi Keepstar Battle in 3D-CQU


A fight over the anchoring of the first Keepstar in Providence Region.  In the system of  3D-CQU, fleets from different alliances are colliding over the Keepstar as it onlines.

The fight can be seen live on Twitch “PROVI BLOC KEEPSTAR ANCHORING – WITH JAY AMAZINGNESS” [ stream over]



  • Defending: CVA and allies – Circle-of-Two, TEST, Brave
  • Attacking: Northern Coalition., Pandemic Legion, Pandemic Horde, Triumverate, LUMPY, and allies.


  • 24 hours ago a Keepstar was dropped by Calette Zardina of CVA
  • Local at 1600  Fight has begun, the timer is paused at the Keepstar takes some damage.
  • NC/PL has moved in a Dreadnought Fleet (about 35), with support.
  • Horde pulls off epic bombing run and destroys TEST’s Maelstroms
  • Co2 have killed a two PL Dreads
  • CVA carrier fleet is targeting and neuting the Dreadnoughts
  • Battle is split between a capital fight and a battleship fight, with bombers and fast frigates picking things off around them. If NC/PL can keep their firepower (Dreads) on the field, they will take down the Keepstar.
  • C02 drops Dreads. It’s a capital ship brawl
  • Triumvirate drops Dreads.  Counter

  • Pandemic Legion moves into the capital fight with T3 Cruisers.
  • Local is over 2,000 Fighters.
  • Dreads from PL and NC continue to enter the fight. They appear to have the upper hand unless CVA can counter. Keepstar is 7 minutes from safety, but the timer has stopped counting down.  Scan of Capitals on field
  • Triumverate, NC, PL wrecking Co2 Dreadnoughts.  Dread Brawl
  • CVA drops Dreads to help C02.
  • Still no sign of supercapital ships.
  • Bombing runs continue to try to tilt the scales. NC/PL and friends are pounding Co2 and CVA.  TEST battleship fleet was killed earlier.
  • Imperium is using a Claw fleet of interceptors to volley logistic ships.
  • Horde executes another epic bomb run
  • NC concentrates of locking down C02 Dreads and killing Abbadon Battleships. NC/PL have the upper hand. This looks bad for CVA’s Keepstar.
  • Reinforcement fleets are forming for multiple alliances.
  • CVA FC Jin’taan’s  Abbadon fleet was bombed dead as they landed to brawl.
  • TEST 50 man fleet positions itself to intercept NC/PL reinforcement fleets.
  • Local at 2,400
  • CVA reinforces with 100 Cerberus fleet
  • Co2 reinforces with 200 Protues fleet
  • Co2 Dread fleet is dead
  • Local down to 1600
  • Keepstar at 7m 16s – not ticking down.  Damage being applied, but at 72% structure

  • Booshers taking apart NC T3 fleet
  • Keepstar down to 50% structure
  • TiDi has gone away with 1270 in local
  • It appears the Keepstar’s fate is sealed. No sign of further escalation from defenders. It’s a slow grind down to zero hull.  Providence will lose its first Keepstar attempt at the hands of NC/PL with help from Triumvirate, Guardians and LUMPY.
  • Keepstar at 18% structure, dropping fast now.
  • Destruction of CVA’s Keepstar in 3D-CQU is imminent.

This Keepstar was not noticed by NC/PL until TEST pinged for it.  That communication alerted attackers that it existed and calls to action were sent out to gather.

This fight came down to NC/PL Dreads being helped by Triumvirate.  Horde had some great bomb runs that took out TEST and CVA battleship fleets.  Co2’s escalation was cut off by Triumvirate dropping Dreads.

  • NC/PL subcaps stay on field as the Dreadnoughts extract. Standard operating procedure.
  • NC T3’s freefire on Imperium Claws as they prepare to leave system. After large fights, small ships try to pick off ships that are left behind.
  • Multiple fleets are extracting from system.  Stragglers are being shot.
  • Imperium Claws and NC T3’s collide exiting at F-YH5B gate, 10 or so Claws are destroyed.
  • NC FC Vince Draken is killed after jumping into Imperium Claws in F-YH5B. NC fleet tries to save him but shoots him instead to get on the expensive killmail (a tradition). His wreck is looted by his guys (for safe keeping).
  • NC Legions move together as a heavily armored unit, while Imperium Claw Interceptors are trying to snipe stragglers.  Each gate is contested, with some NC Legions getting picked off in the process.  This is typical after-action behavior that is done to menace tired players trying to get home.
  • No other reports…

–Transmission Ends —





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  • Moomin Amatin

    Mere hours ago I made a prediction of how things would be in the area. Many cries of propaganda, detachment from reality and other accusations were leveled at me.

    But here we are.

    I am sure that there will be lots more to come.

    June 21, 2017 at 10:18 PM
    • Poleman Moomin Amatin

      Self-serving bias.

      June 22, 2017 at 12:02 AM
      • Moomin Amatin Poleman

        So how many data points does it take to become a fact?

        June 22, 2017 at 5:24 AM
  • Patrick Pulfer

    “Imperium Claws and NC T3’s collide exiting at F-YH5B gate, 10 or so Claws are destroyed.”

    Out of context this sounds like a great achievement. What he did not mention is NC/MC fleet loosing 14 T3/Logistics by those same claws while retrieving to their home systems.

    June 22, 2017 at 12:06 AM
  • Patrick Pulfer

    “NC Legions move together as a heavily armored unit, while Imperium Claw Interceptors are trying to snipe stragglers. Each gate is contested, with some Claws getting picked off in the process. This is typical after-action behavior that is done to menace tired players trying to get home.”

    “(..) with some Claws getting picked off in the process.”
    Totally 🙂

    June 22, 2017 at 12:10 AM
    • Good correction. Fixed

      Occasionally an NC member would be left behind for one reason or another. I was under the impression a few claws were picked off early on, when I wrote that. Hard to tell at the time.

      June 22, 2017 at 1:32 AM
  • Daito Endashi

    Thanks for the report. Any chance of gettign a BR?

    June 22, 2017 at 5:52 AM
  • Rolfski

    Now THIS is a proper battle report. @moominamatin:disqus, pls learn from this.

    June 23, 2017 at 12:46 PM
    • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

      This was a live report and not a summary. There is a difference you know ;-).

      June 23, 2017 at 7:19 PM
      • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

        A live report is still a battle report in my book. Point is that it sticks to the facts and doesn’t bore us with cringy amateur propaganda like “heroic effort of The Imperium” or “the CO2 traitors are looking to destabilize Catch”.

        June 24, 2017 at 5:23 PM
        • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

          I suspect that you are quite adamant that your “book” is the one that should be devoutly followed?

          June 24, 2017 at 9:34 PM
          • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

            As I said, that is not the point I’m making. But if you really must make an issue out of this: I know it might sound crazy to you but it’s not that unusual to call a report about a battle “battle report”.

            June 25, 2017 at 7:52 PM
          • Moomin Amatin Rolfski

            Oh my you have made me chuckle.

            Your supposed point does not really do you too much credit I suspect. Especially as the person who wrote this “live report” advises that they intend to write a “battle report” and indeed do so .

            As for me “making an issue about this”, you may want to check your first comment in here. You try to have a really weak jab at me and then continue to try and support your equally weak argument. The best bit is that you repeatedly claim that I am insulting the audience’s intelligence while being far more insulting yourself.

            Well played dear, well played.

            June 26, 2017 at 11:35 AM
          • Rolfski Moomin Amatin

            If you write articles, you must know how to deal with critique. Judging by your comments, it looks to me you have a problem with that.

            June 28, 2017 at 8:55 PM
    • battle report is coming soon – with video and diagrams.

      June 23, 2017 at 7:50 PM
      • Rolfski Matterall

        I consider this a battle report in my book, not sure what levels of distinction INN is making when reporting about battles.

        June 24, 2017 at 5:25 PM
        • Rhivre Rolfski

          Liveblogs are in the moment, and have asides, and commentary that a battle report might not have. But, the battle report is out now as well 🙂

          June 24, 2017 at 5:26 PM
          • Rolfski Rhivre

            You could argue that a live report is a battle report as well of course (and consider the post mortem a battle analysis) but thks for the explanation.

            June 24, 2017 at 5:30 PM