Failing to get a foothold
NC have not been having a lot of luck of late with their attempts to solidify their base of operations in Khanid. They have been basing out of Gehi in order to fight The Legacy coalition along with their long time partners PL. The heroic efforts of The Imperium have significantly delayed the NC plans to dominate Brave and control the HED-GP gate into Catch.
The Legacy coalition has been resisting the attempts of PL and NC to move into Catch as well. PL for instance has had their previously held sov in Catch taken back as can be seen here.
This has resulted in quite a bit of action in the region in which The Legacy coalition is holding their ground. Some coalitions, desiring to block NC from achieving their goals, have offered their help, including the Imperium.
Co2: True Colours
Co2 had already declared war on The Imperium several months ago during a SOTA (State of the Alliance) address. This action on the part of Co2 was, according to sources, done without consulting their coalition brethren in The Legacy. Most aren’t surprised by this and will be as unsurprised by their complete failure to press the war against The Imperium.
At most a few bombers tried to harass Delve residents but they were soon cleared off. Co2 then tried to attack other holdings of The Imperium within the region of Catch. The structure in question was placed there with the permission of The Legacy coalition. But then Co2 decided to take it upon themselves to try and break the agreement. This is a story that has been seen before.
The observant will have already picked up on the fact that something has happened involving the parties mentioned. Before we get too far into that, a little more detail is required.
NC is still determined to increase their options in Khanid and as such we saw a Reddit post earlier today, 2017-06-20, about a new citadel drop. This was in the system of Seshala which is next to Gehi.
A lot of people turned up, seemingly all to assist NCperiod. Triumvirate, PL and several other entities including CVA arrived to help out. The most surprising of this group was none other than Co2. Yes, you did read that correct, Co2 was fighting on the side of NC.
This is the same Co2 that turned traitor during The Casino War. The same Co2 that relied heavily on help from Test as NC and PL kicked them out of the region of Tribute. You guessed it: the same Co2 that is looking to destabilise Catch.
Could this mean that Co2 are already setting up the next traitorous action? Why else would any clear thinking individual support those who had beat on them so thoroughly in the past? Their assist of NC only serves the long-term interests of PL and NC, but with their history with NC and their frequent treachery who knows what their true motives are?
What Provi knows is that winter is coming and there is a lot of chatter that Provi will be invaded due to the vast wealth associated with the stations that are being converted into special citadels. This was explained at length by Prov-Bloc FC and CSM representative Jin’Taan. One can only hope that this future war will be given a good name such as the Winter War.
The cynical of you may think that this is all “spin” and “Kool-Aid”. This is understandable, but you can watch the whole fight here, if you doubt the actions of Co2. Or watch it anyway, as it was a good battle.
How this is going to play out in the long term is going to be very interesting. As you would expect here at INN we will try to keep you informed of the action in and around Catch.
Editor’s Note: There were some errors in the article previously implying that an agreement had been made between CO2 and Imperium, and that PL had regained sov. These errors came in during saving mid-edit and not publishing the latest version. They have now been corrected to state that the agreement was between Legacy Coalition and Imperium, and that PL has lost sov.