Week 36 of World War Bee was busier than week 35, with 16 fights and 75 total hostile actions. Delve and the East were the busiest regions of the bunch, as structure bashes traded across the south of New Eden.
[Editor’s Note: The link for INN’s cumulative battle tracker is here. INN has now hit database issues with Fleetcom.space’s tracker and will attempt to report monthly on total losses.]
There were four battles that exceeded 20 billion ISK in cumulative losses, excluding the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. Three were strategic victories for the Imperium and one was a victory for PAPI forces. Of additional note, the Imperium lost four Keepstars in Western Delve.
The three major theaters are the North (Fountain and the border with Aridia and Cloud Ring as well as western Delve), the South (the rest of Delve, Querious, and Period Basis), and the East (Paragon Soul, Catch, Stain, Immensea, and Esoteria)
THE NORTHERN THEATER
The week began in the North on Monday with PAPI forces destroying a Fortizar and the ZXB-VC Keepstar in Delve. Then Wednesday, Goons lost another Fortizar while Lowsechnaya Sholupen lost a Hel in Fountain. Thursday, Goons lost a pair of Fortizars. Friday, the Imperium lost two Fortizars, a faction Fortizar, a Sotiyo, a Tatara, a Nyx, and the M2-XFE Keepstar. Saturday, the Imperium lost the 5-CDQA Keepstar, the S-6HHN Keepstar, and another Fortizar.
THE EASTERN THEATER
Week 36 in the East began with more structure bashes as Brave lost a Tatara, Fortizar, and Athanor. Monday, French ConneXion lost a Fortizar anchoring in Catch, while some Imperium members attempted to defend a Volta Fortizar in Curse, ultimately losing 18.5 billion ISK for 8.3 billion killed, the Fortizar being the bulk of the loss. Tuesday, Legacy member Rezeda Regnum lost a Sotiyo and a faction Fortizar. Wednesday, Legacy lost another Fortizar. Friday, Legacy member Vindictive lost four separate Fortizars in Immensea, as well as a Tatara and an Azbel. Saturday, Legacy lost three more Fortizars in Impass, as well as a faction Fortizar in Catch.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Sunday kicked off battles in the South, with Siberian Squads fighting through a Legacy fleet, killing 28.9 billion ISK for 22.3 billion in losses. Sometime later, Afgoonistan irregulars won another fight, killing 6.8 billion ISK for 1.9 billion in losses. Goons later lost a Tatara and a faction Fortizar in Delve, as well as a successful day in the border skirmish, killing 58.4 billion ISK for 32.7 billion in losses. Monday, another small scrap kicked off in Querious, with Goons killing 4.4 billion ISK for 818 million in losses. They later lost a Fortizar, with the border skirmish battle report showing the Imperium killing 12.1 billion ISK for 9.1 billion in losses. Tuesday, Goons lost a Wyvern that jumped to a bait beacon while Horde killed their own Nyx pilot, while the border skirmish tilted in favor of PAPI forces, with the Imperium killing 22.3 billion ISK for 30.7 billion in losses.
Wednesday, Goons lost a Fortizar and a faction Fortizar, while the border skirmish battle report again tilted for the Imperium, killing 29.3 billion ISK for 19.5 billion. Thursday, the Imperium lost three separate Fortizars and a faction Fortizar, while the border skirmish had the Imperium losing 16.5 billion ISK for 12.1 billion in kills. Friday, Delta Sqad fought parts of PAPI mainfleet, ultimately kiting them into a narrow loss, killing 2.1 billion ISK for 1.5 billion in losses. Goons lost another Nyx jumping to a bait beacon, as well as a pair of Fortizars and an Athanor. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium kill 28.9 billion ISK for 16.8 billion in losses. Saturday, Goons lost a pair of Fortizars while brutalizing a PAPI entosis attempt in Northern Delve, killing 71.7 billion ISK for 37.4 billion in losses. The week-ending border skirmish battle report showed another favorable result for the Imperium, killing 37.2 billion ISK for 20.7 billion in losses.
ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN
Other regions of the galaxy had a number of noteworthy actions during week 36, beginning Monday with Fraternity shooting their own Fortizar in Branch and engaging some of the Freemen of the North in a pretty massive fight. The Freemen dropped dreadnoughts on some ratting supers, only to be counter-dropped by Fraternity, with total losses reaching nearly 275 billion ISK. Tuesday, Snuffed Out ganked some Horde Rorquals in The Kalevala Expanse while Legacy lost another pair of Tataras in Tenerifis and Fraternity lost a Fortizar. Wednesday, Legacy lost an Erebus, a Nyx, and a Fortizar. Thursday, Legacy lost a Fortizar while they lost a Raitaru Saturday.