Recently I had the opportunity to interview Tridgit – executor to Iron Armada – about the recent changes on the front lines of Fountain. Together with Feign Disorder and Wild Hunt, the Heathens Coalition has secured a strong footing in the south of Fountain in the last two months.
Could you tell us what Iron’s objective was moving into Fountain, knowing that The Culture would be one of your neighbors?
Having a home, taking it by force, and not being handheld was one of the things that Iron simply needed to do at that point in time. We spent some time projecting out of Black Rise fighting Pandemic Horde while we scoped out the area in Fountain, and decided that TC were not as scary to us as they seem on paper, or would be to an EUTZ alliance.
We are well versed in defensive sov warfare, and we were confident in our ability to repell any attempts that TC would take in eviction. Goal-wise, we intentionally chose Fountain due to its geography, and the riches held within.
Other than the obvious presence of TC, have any of the other Fountain residents posed a tactical or strategic threat to Iron Armada?
Surface level only. The FCORE crew was in a spell of inactivity, and both of TC’s allies (Pixels and Relax) were not a threat. There is always the ever present threat of roams, blops, cloaky camping etc, but not serious threats.
We saw the opportunity to strike in and plant flags quickly in a region that was left to fallow.