Good evening, and welcome to our coverage of the second fight for the armour timer in 9-4RP2.
To recap what has already happened: on January 15 Imperium reinforced the Pandemic Horde Freanchstar in 9-4RP2. Last night, forces formed up for the armour timer. There was massive TiDi, and two Titans were lost when they dropped into the Imperium forces to try to boson them. The Keepstar repaired, but then went into vulnerability for 4 hours. During this time, Imperium reinforced it again, and anchored a number of Astrahus and Fortizars around the Keepstar.
The timer is scheduled for just before 2200 UTC. We are again streaming it over on INN Twitch, with Lifeshifter X in the hot seat tonight.
With 38 minutes on the timer, local is at just under 300.
2146: Imperium Capitals and Supercapitals have arrived in system, local has just spiked to 600
D-scan currently looks like this.
2133: An Amok Aeon has decided to warp to the keepstar to bravely solo it. This is going as expected. They are joined by a SNOOO Nidhoggur.
2138 Cormorants from Horde have landed at the Aeon, and Imperium Jackdaws have raced to the scene to assist the stranded ships.
2142: Aeon is still alive. An image has been sent to us of the scene at the Keepstar
The Aeon can be seen in the middle, surrounded by the Jackdaw fleet.
2148: Aeon has warped off!!! The Keepstar is doomsdaying, but it is too late.
5 minutes on the timer, local at 1600, and a safe AMOK. Aeon. Another D-scan here
2155: Citadel is now repairing, 1588 in local, Tidi in effect, but not heavy yet.
2156: Timer is paused.
2202: Timer still paused. 1600 in local. The tactic from last night of throwing fighters towards the Keepstar is being used, and the Keepstar is surrounded by a buzzing ball of Imperium fighters.
View of the Imperium Fortizar
2211: Keepstar is still paused, just coming up to 30% into armour. Minor skirmishes going on between Pandemic Horde Rokhs and Imperium Jackdaws, and some small skirmishes happening around the onlining structures in the system. Up to date D-scan
2216: 50% into armour, still no real Horde defence fleet, so it is likely that the big fight will be in 6d time with the structure timer.
2220 Fighters continue to go for the Keepstar. Local details here, primarily goons (900), with around 250 from Pandemic Horde. Tidi has gone.
2228: 75% into armour. Local is at 1500, ASCII….art… is filling local.
The structure timer will be next Tuesday, January 23.
2236: There was one notable death. A poor ASCEE pilot drifted out of tether on one of the Fortizars and was put out of its misery by some handy friendly doomsdays. The pilot will receive SRP
2239: Structure is reinforced. This means any services that were online are now disabled. 5d23h15m until the final timer. (That is 2224 UTC).
We will close out this blog now, and see you next week for the final round. We will leave you with a picture provided by Dirk Stetille of a headshot attempt on his tethered FC ship, which resulted in a Cormorant getting stuck inside his ship.