This is all pretty well based on hearsay at the moment, but both TEST and CFC sources are confirming that the logistics hangars of four TEST staging systems, notably Karan in Aridia and K-6K16 in Delve, have been robbed of some 130 billion ISK in POSes and POS mods, fuel, and sovereignty structures. Here's the breakdown for those interested:
EN24 and TMC. Typically, this kind of theft ends with the assets being sold to one side or another, but no word yet on who's going to buy. The theft does seem to have taken the wind entirely out of TEST's sails. All of their ops were cancelled today:
Hi friends,The Mittani would remind us here that wars are not won by one big devastating blow, but by a pattern of misfortune sustained over a period of time. TEST has certainly had that, between this theft, the loss of some two dozen systems, the apparent need to ask for donations to keep their war effort going, the splintering of their Fountain defense, and the reported loss of their Military Director. That sure looks like a sustained pattern of misfortune to me.
We will not be forming for the coming timers which were posted as ops for today.
More information regarding 6VDT will be forthcoming soon, as well as a Military Update.
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The funniest thing about this theft was an associated quote, reported by the CFC:
Blawrf McTaggart > why'd you burn?"baki" here is Baki Yuku of the TEST directorship. The "xxx" is the logistics director responsible for the theft. So broken down, Baki apparently got exasperated with this person for some reason, told him, "stop being poor", and the guy involved apparently said to himself... "OK."
xxx > Nevver really fit in. just did stuff for the sense of doing it
xxx > straw that broke the camel's back was baki telling me to stop being poor
Blawrf McTaggart > hahahahaha
xxx > and they kicked chimeras out of slowcats
xxx > so i had nothing to do anymore
Hee! EVE is real.(tm) Expect "Stop being poor." to be the dominant meme in EVE for the next few years.
Anyway, it's a pretty good bet that this morale-crushing blow is going to be the final straw that causes TEST to sue for peace. Traditionally, Fountain has been the road to Delve with only a short delay between the conquering of the first and the invasion of the second. But the Goons have no particular need that I'm aware of to drive TEST from sov space, so I would expect this war to officially wrap up very shortly.
Also, were Slocat Chimeras ever a thing?
I'll have more to say about this tomorrow, because the donation drive in particular was interesting to me.