Week 43 of World War Bee was yet another slow down from week 42, with 22 total reported hostile actions. Delve and its environs continue to be home to most of the major action.
[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 three battles in week 43 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in cumulative losses, outside of the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. Two were strategic victories for the Imperium and one was a draw.
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 North was relatively quiet again this week with only scattered fights.
THE EASTERN THEATER
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
The Southern theater was busier than its counterparts during week 43, beginning Sunday with a dead even border skirmish battle report, with each side killing roughly 18.3 billion ISK. Monday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 62.5 billion ISK for 41.8 billion in losses. Tuesday, the two sides kicked off in the southern entrance to the 1DQ1-A constellation as PAPI forces attempted to break Imperium defenses. The Imperium successfully turned back the the invaders with just 10% to go on a key ansiblex, rumors suggesting that despite having killed a number of now more expensive dreadnoughts and winning the BR, PAPI stocks of Feroxes were running low. The final tally of the fight saw the Imperium kill 109.2 billion ISK for 120.9 billion in losses, including a super that died in PS-. Goons later lost a Sotiyo and an Athanor. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 19.5 billion ISK for 5.8 billion in losses.
Wednesday, Imperium forces once again faced down PAPI forces in 3-D, ultimately killing 36.9 billion ISK for 15.1 billion in losses. Goons later lost a Fortizar. The border skirmish battle report saw the Imperium kill 40.1 billion ISK for 18.5 billion in losses. Thursday, Goons lost three separate Fortizars and a faction Fortizar. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 17.1 billion ISK for 28.5 billion in losses. Friday, the Imperium once more dispatched PAPI forces from 3-D, killing 15.6 billion ISK for 4.9 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 27.3 billion ISK for 17.7 billion in losses. To round out the week, the final border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 36.7 billion ISK for 25.7 billion in losses.