Week 19 of World War Bee was slightly slower than week 18, with 21 hostile actions and 13 fights, per INN’s tracking. Action was relatively busy across the various regions of the Southwest.
The ISK split in the war zone of the Southwest was still roughly 66% to 34% in favor of the attackers. In theater, the belligerents have lost 44.1 trillion ISK, up 2 trillion ISK week over week, with 392,679 ships lost, up 18 thousand week over week.
Across New Eden, since July 1, the ISK divide is also 55.2% to 44.8% in favor of the attackers. The belligerents have lost 55.8 trillion ISK, up nearly 3 trillion ISK week over week, with 465 thousand ships lost, up 22 thousand ships week over week. The average ship cost nearly 120 million ISK. A rough estimate of the real world cost of the war is no less than 776,000 USD/582,000 GBP/651,000 EUR.
There were four fights in week 19 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in total losses. The Imperium achieved their strategic objective in three of them and one was a draw. Three of the fights were modest affairs, and one was roughly 75 billion ISK in total losses. As an additional note, the PAPI forces killed the 49-U6U Keepstar uncontested in Querious.
The two major theaters are the North (Fountain and the border with Aridia and Cloud Ring as well as northern Delve) and the South (the rest of Delve, Paragon Soul, Querious, Stain, Period Basis, and Esoteria).
THE NORTHERN THEATER
Action in the North was largely quiet as Fountain is mostly small gang skirmishes. However, a PanFam bomber gang caught an AFK jump titan in KEE-N6 on Wednesday. Thursday, an Imperium Frenchswarm fleet fought a LowSechnaya Sholupen fleet to a draw, with the Imperium killing 12.9 billion ISK for 14.9 in losses.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Action in the South kickstarted Sunday with some fights, one of which was a group of PanFam Blops ships trying to break the E3OI-U gatecamp, losing 4.1 billion ISK for 802.1 million ISK killed. The second fight was a PAPI fleet defending a friendly Fortizar in E-VKJV but losing 13.6 billion ISK for 11.2 billion ISK killed. Later in the day, Goons lost a Tatara to a PanFam fleet.
Monday was busier as Goons fought off a Horde fleet and retook a series of iHubs in central Delve, killing 9.3 billion ISK for 4.3 billion in losses. In the evening, Goon fleets formed to defend sov timers across Delve where they caught a RAZOR Muninn gang bridging in to drop on a hacker at an entosis node. Unfortunately for the Muninn gang, their scout neglected to confirm that the hacker had begun their cycle on the node, initiating up to a five minute self-tackle phase. Instead, the hacker warped away and in their place, a number of Imperium fleets descended on the node with the now-bubbled Munnins, killing all but two ships. All told, the Imperium killed 7.6 billion ISK for 182.7 million in losses. Also on Monday, Goons lost a Tatara in Period Basis and an Azbel in Delve.
Tuesday saw Goons save the W-KQPI iHub and outduel PAPI Jackdaws, killing 2 billion ISK for nearly one billion in losses. To close out the night, Goon fleets were able to successfully save a Fortizar in Stain, rushing across Delve and Period Basis. Eventually, Goons killed 10.5 billion ISK while losing 11.4 billion, but rescued the Fortizar, allowing it to repair fully. Wednesday in the South was quiet as the only major action was Goons losing a Fortizar in TCAG-3, the border system into Paragon Soul.
Thursday saw the Imperium lose the 49-U6U Keepstar as well as an Azbel in Southern Delve. Friday was much busier as the Imperium lost an Athanor before a response fleet could save it, but they successfully chewed through some of the attacking fleet, losing 4.4 billion ISK including the citadel while killing 6.5 billion. The Imperium also formed to defend iHubs in SPNZ-Z constellation, losing 38.7 billion ISK and killing 35.9 billion, but saving several iHubs in the constellation one jump from the Imperium’s capital system of 1DQ1-A. Also Friday, Stain Russians and some Imperium members successfully defended an Astrahus one jump from TEST’s capital of D-PNP9, killing 8.5 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses.
The news of the week, beyond the Keepstar kill in Querious, was the Imperium’s use of a director-level spy to disband the Reqiuem Eternal alliance, a medium-sized alliance in Legacy, covered elsewhere by INN. The defector in question also appeared on INN’s Push to Talk show to talk about his motivations. The loss of sovereignty over 60 systems led to the resetting of key infrastructure timers and a loss of Ansiblex jump gates. In addition, the defector handed over a faction Fortizar and nearly 400 billion ISK in assets.
Saturday’s action began with some Goon bombers catching hostile capitals in Period Basis, killing 6.3 billion ISK for 839.5 million ISK in losses. Later in the day, Goon Cerberuses fought PAPI Eagles to a draw, killing 2 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses. To close out the week, a PAPI Cormorant fleet caused some trouble in the Imperium’s 1DQ1-A capital, killing some freighters before being chased off, to the tune of 3.4 billion ISK killed and 303.5 million ISK lost.