Header Art by Cryo Huren
The Delve phase of the war is over.
The RedditSwarm phase of the war has slowed to a crawl.
Test may be reaching the end of their move ops to frog-knows where.
Therefore, it only makes sense for the Imperium’s leadership to pass out some gold stars. The Ministry of Truth’s director – Cryo Huren – wished to shower his team of artists, propogandists, and ne’er-do-wells with recognition. Every artist knows that there is only one more important thing than gold stars on our drawings, and that is when the drawing gets posted on the fridge.
Thus, Cryo has presented us with a guided tour of his fridge-worthy selections.
Let’s Chill with Cryo’s Fridge
For the full tour, please see the complete album compiled from submissions of all the members of the MiniTru.
The story of the War in Beeitnam can be told in the art and propaganda of the period. Just like pinup girl nose art, many of these images capture different styles and characterise important events.
Art was produced for the early days of the war to capture the long term planning aspects. For example, this piece by Rain6637 captures establishing the defense of Delve.
Other art focused on the tiny events and minute tactical changes in the field. These glimpses gave perspective to the Imperium line members through the fog of war. Ohrevere and Anuranonthecouch provide examples of the failure of enemy logistics, by showcasing the never-ending move ops and the price of cormorants.
For fear of seeming shameless, I also partook in the volume of work put out by the Ministry of Truth. I use my own example to commemorate the first two of the keepstars that failed to survive the attacks by the golden beetriever fleets in NPC Delve.
Of course, my contribution was soon overshadowed by consecutive kills, and the eventual bubblewrapped keepstar.
The Turning Point: M2-XFE
As you would imagine, the M2-XFE keepstar battles formed the foundation of a new propaganda renaissance. This breath of fresh air commemorated the fights, the hell camp, and the end of the little krabstar that could.
The End is Near
Finally, as the PAPI offensive stalled out and failed, the artists of the Ministry stepped up to capture the tone, spurring the troops to further glory.
It’s the Rhythm of Delve
To go along with the amazing posters, drawings, and memes, the Ministry of Truth also contributed a large volume of videos and music as well.
Not to be outdone by Cryo, master bard Looktoyourleft (srsli) provided the war playlist to offset the art pieces.
Shingly captured the opening movements of the Imperium with the Nip-Slip.
Starlord MacGreggor provides live coverage of the PAPI evacuation from Delve.
OhRevere even managed to capture the final meeting of PAPI as a single entity, moments before their retreat via the Trail Of Torment.
I’ve written several articles recently on the morale war in general. I have been clear about my opinion that the butts-in-seats aspect of the morale war is one of, if not THE, key factor in turning the war in Delve from a containment to a rout. This piece is a shout out to my fellow members of the Ministry of Truth, and their efforts (on behalf of the Imperium) for EVE Online.