Three supercarriers belonging to Pandemic Horde were destroyed in a staggering attack by Snuffed Out, Origin. and others in the Geminate system of 6L78-1. The battle flared up quickly, with Horde and Northern Coalition subcaps facing heavy losses against a fleet of nearly 60 dreadnoughts supported by subcapital fleets of Snuffed Out battleships and Origin. heavy assault cruisers. Horde responders continued to apply pressure to the aggressing fleets, and responded with their own fleet of capital ships.
After grinding through force auxiliaries, the first Nyx belonging to Pandemix Horde was destroyed at 0209, after approximately 15 minutes of fighting, followed shortly by another at 0212, and the third at 0214. After that, dreadnoughts on both sides began to fall, as Horde responded with a small fleet of dreadnoughts supported by additional force auxiliaries. The battle ended with the destruction of a final Snuffed Out dreadnought at 0229. Once the guns quieted down, Pandemic Horde had lost 3 Nyx supercarriers, 15 dreadnoughts, and 8 force auxiliaries, as well as a subcapital fleet, with an ultimate value of 158 billion ISK, while the invading forces lost 42 dreadnoughts and a handful of subcapital ships, totaling only 128 billion ISK.
To all appearances, the battle started when Pandemic Horde dropped supercarriers onto a fleet of Origin. Muninns under Elo Knight. Shortly after the supercarriers arrived, however, a large force of Snuffed Out dreadnoughts showed up and went to work. At the time of writing, it remains unclear whether the sudden escalation was an unhappy accident for Horde, or if they were merely baited on a free Muninn.
Pandemic Horde has recently relocated to the Geminate region after long residing in Pure Blind and Fade, ostensibly seeking more fruitful opportunities for ratting and mining profits. After multiple unexpected delays, including unanchoring the notorious and hotly-contended Keepstar citadel previously located in 9-4RP2, Horde has still encountered growing pains adapting to its new home. Though safely ensconced within an enclave of blue and “bluetral” borders, it is evident that Horde will still have to be vigilant in securing its new home from roaming raiders as it settles into the region formerly controlled by Drone Region Federation forces.