Fidelas Constans have joined the Caldari Militia, hoping for a complete reset after losing nearly 3,000 members and 40 sovereign systems.
New executor Jake Lightman described recent events as a collapsing house of cards. In turning away from nullsec sov defense, Lightman wants to rebuild FCON with small-gang warfare and self-sufficiency.
“The move to (Faction Warfare) was the only rational decision,” Lightman said, adding that FCON is still allied with the Drone Regions Federation and Drone Control Unit. “But with three corps looking for building up as a pvp alliance, it just doesn’t make sense to be in between a bloc-war where we fold or die.
FCON fighters have already engaged in Black Rise and other faction regions, including this Christmas Day, solo cruiser battle against four destroyers.
“We will still assist the DRF and DCU, but right now it just doesn’t make sense (to keep sov). We have to train new and old (fleet commanders) and we have to learn being more ‘self-sufficient’ and responsible, especially in fleets,” Lightman said. “We are looking for small-gang pvp, so we had to choose high sec wars with extreme docking games or FW.”
With a change in scenery, FCON has also experienced a change in leadership. Former leader Tarkinius handed over complete control to Lightman, who made the decision on his own to join the militia.
Tarkinius will remain with FCON as an honored chairman, Lightman said.
The alliance initially wanted to side with the Minmitar militia, but its remaining corporations all had bad standings with the Republic. Lightman eventually settled on joining the Caldari because it was less of a grind, he said.
“Detractors would say we evac’ed north to die. I would say we moved north to reset. Corps left, decisions were made,” said Lightman. “All that remains is the name.”