Yes you heard correctly, Perimeter
Around 08:30 on August 15, The Imperium sent out a fleet. Unusually this fleet was off to a place where The Imperium has rarely been seen in numbers, with the exception of a once a year mating event. That event being, of course, the fabulous Burn Jita excursion.
As you would expect hisec is far from a natural environment for The Imperium. So the trip over revealed those with dubious histories. This was likely only agitated with battles occurring in lowsec where the pilots criminal status would take a hit.
The Imperium fleet landed in the system of Perimeter where their target was revealed. It was to be the second timer of the PH trading Citadel named “Perimeter – Safe Trade Hub – Panfam”. In short order, The Imperium set about shooting the citadel which was already trying to repair.
It was not many minutes after that PanFam Machariels were reported and the prospects of a battle increased greatly. After landing in the safety of the citadel the PanFam fleet got into position to engage the hostile fleet from The Imperium.
Local hovered around 500 although many were innocent bystanders or opportunists looking to scoop a bit of loot.
The PanFam not only brought superior numbers but also the superior doctrine in the form of Macherials. These numbers were bolstered very slightly with Tempest and Typhoon class battleships.
The two fleets slugged it out for well over 10 minutes with no TiDi being present. Surprisingly the battleships from both sides seemed to be traded in favour of The Imperium. Although this will need to be reviewed once all the data is in.
The Citadel was still being fired upon by the drones from The Imperium fleet, its armour creeping ever downwards. With a few percent remaining all fire from The Imperium’s remaining ships were tasked with shooting the Citadel. Once it was confirmed that the citadel had yet again been reinforced The Imperium’s fleet warped off.
It would seem that without the safety net of being able to use Titans and Super Carriers that the performance of the PanFam is greatly diminished. But I am sure that for around half of those involved this was a “good fight”.
The PH Citadel will be ready to shoot again for its final timer Monday morning. It is expected that there will be even more interest given the significance of this citadel to PanFam. It is also very important to note that the trade hub for the PanFam Citadel has now been turned off. So if you are thinking of doing business from PanFam citadels or their associates then you should possibly exercise caution.
The final bill here is less than impressive, as are the number of combatants. But this was considered to be such an unusual engagement that it would be wrong to not report on it. It is very rare to see such engagements conducted in hisec with so many pilots. As always when reporting such encounters so soon after the event the Battle Report is still being updated. The initial reports have The Imperium coming out well on top. Not only did they complete the strategic objective but they also won the engagement by every other metric likely to be applied.
In this Battle Report, we have The Imperium losing just under 3 billion and the PanFam losing 11.5 billion. This BR should be taken with a pinch of salt though, which you can likely find in great quantity on Reddit.