Art by Major Sniper
The Mittani (PBUH) tightened the great shieldwall of the Imperium last weekend in a rousing fireside speech that announced his intentions for the next stage in the war. Like Leonidas at Thermopylae, but with better abs, he declared, “There is no universe where the Imperium retreats from Delve, ever, EVER!”
As PassPi (some caps, all pass) failed to assault a reinforced iHub in the 1DQ constellation recently, pilots from the Imperium formed for another show of force around their capitol. “Our job is to hold the fucking line, hold the fucking pigeon in M2,” The Mittani reiterated. “The enemy is going around blowing up citadels…it is our turn to make those sacrifices, like our allies did in Fountain.”
Legacy is burning the fuck down…
Giving loud applause to Goonswarms allies, The Mittani highlighted all of the regions of Legacy space that are actively being torched by The Initiative, The Bastion, Stain Rus and Deepwater Hooligans. “Those guys that started the war, who were in the trenches taking incoming fire, those motherfuckers are now on a rampage! They’re on a rampage in Catch, they’re on a rampage in Esoteria. Immensea is basically torched.”
His speech was a combination of Winston Churchill’s famous “we will fight them on the beaches” address and the moment when Rocket and Groot announce themselves to the prison in Guardians of the Galaxy. It could only strengthen the resolve of the thousands of already determined Goonswarm pilots set on defending 1DQ with every asset they have.
The Real, Real Fortress Delve
Enemies of the Imperium have often mocked the shifting land of “Real Delve,” but following The Mittani’s call to arms there can be no illusion. Real Fortress Delve is 1DQ-1A. It’s an iHub that sits within 300km of a Fortizar, and it’s the equivalent of poking a bee hive with a stick then having to stand there whilst the whole swarm comes after you. It’s carrier groups skynetting any entosis ship. It’s a gate that’s bubbled and camped 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It’s five Keepstars all within range of each other, supported by 15 ‘Prometheus’ and 10 ‘Draccous’ Faction Fortizars.
This fortress will not be breached by a Trojan Horse or a lucky ‘Hail Mary.’ The only way into the constellation is on a river of blood and destruction. “Legacy is heading into the woodchipper and that gives me great confidence about our position” says The Mittani. “fuck those pubbies.”
All this is bolstered by the Imperium’s strongest assets: its pilots. The Mittani had one final message for them:
Dig the fuck in and ask for more, dig the fuck in and ask everyone to fight harder. To get it done. If that means at the end of the day that everything is fucking torched, everything we have is glassed, at least we fucking did everything. There is no universe in which I am going to say, ‘Oh it is too hard so we’re going to give up.’ I am going to hold us in this fucking fire, and we are going to kill these fucking pubbies and win this fucking war. Be a part of that.