Week 52 of World War Bee was up slightly from the nadir of week 51, with 17 total hostile actions reported, the lowest of the nearly year-long war. Delve and its environs were home to most of the action.
[Editor’s Note: As the war has reached its anniversary, INN’s tracker is now split between the July 2020 to June 2021 events and July 2021 onwards. The first year’s data remains broken, but the author is tentatively hopeful the Year 2 data will calculate moving forward.]
There were 4 battles in week 51 that exceeded 20 billion ISK in cumulative losses, outside of the 1DQ1-A/T5ZI-S border skirmish battle report. Two were costly losses for Fraternity to Snuffed Out, while the other two were massively successful defenses of 3-DMQT for the Imperium.
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, once again, was on the quieter side, except for Monday, when an Imperium group assaulted a PanFam Ansiblex in Western Delve. Ultimately, the Imperium destroyed the Ansiblex and cost PAPI nearly 12 billion ISK for 6.43 billion in losses.
THE EASTERN THEATER
The East was relatively bereft of major kills and battles reported this week.
THE SOUTHERN THEATER
Sunday, the Imperium took a fight in Fake Querious, killing 7.6 billion for 850 million ISK in losses. The border skirmish battle report between 1DQ1-A and T5ZI-S showed the Imperium killed 15.3 billion ISK for 12.5 billion in losses. Monday, the Imperium turned away another 3-DMQT attempt, killing 2.4 billion ISK for 372 million in losses. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 6.3 billion ISK for 8.3 billion in losses. Tuesday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 9.5 billion ISK for 19 billion in losses including a dreadnought. Wednesday, the border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 10 billion ISK for 5 billion in losses. Thursday, the Imperium blunted yet another attempted into 3-DMQT and elsewhere, ultimately killing 38.5 billion ISK for 15.8 billion in losses. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 10.8 billion ISK for 12.2 billion in losses. Friday, the Imperium killed 4.4 billion ISK and lost 2.8 billion in the border skirmish battle report. Saturday, the Imperium once again blunted an attack into 3-DMQT, killing 23 billion ISK for 118 million in losses as TEST forces shredded some very expensive battleships. The border skirmish battle report showed the Imperium killed 16.1 billion ISK for 14.9 billion in losses.
ELSEWHERE IN NEW EDEN
4-HWWF in Vale of the Silent has remained a quite interesting system in the last few weeks of the war and week 52 was no different. Sunday, Fraternity ended up losing an Aeon to some Snuffed Out dreadnoughts, the total butcher’s bill coming to 50.6 billion ISK. Monday, Fraternity ended up losing a Ragnarok titan to another Snuffed Out gang, the total cost hitting 85.2 billion ISK. Brave later lost a Hel and the Imperium lost a Fortizar.