Senseless Capsuleer Protest Results in Hundreds of Deaths
Unconfirmed reports are coming out of the M-MD3B system in the Great Wildlands of several hundred deaths at a Thukker Mix orbital facility, following a capsuleer-led assault. It is believed that the attack was a protest statement against recent design revisions made to the Vagabond Heavy Assault Ship, manufactured by Thukker Mix.
The Great Wildlands region of space is known to be dangerous and falls outside the purview of CONCORD, as such there are far fewer emergency organisations available to respond to such events. Station personnel are trained and equipped to deal emergencies and Sisters of EVE response teams were also reported to have attended the aftermath, but no clear explanation has been forthcoming from Thukker Mix, nor can exact casualties be ascertained.
As part of the secretive Minmatar Thukker tribe, the corporation’s reticence is unsurprising. The Thukkers have a long history of being guarded and untrusting of outsiders. This attack will have done little to bridge that gap.
Millions witnessed the associated protest staged in the Caldari system of Jita last week, where 200 over-entitled capsuleers saw fit to flex their military might once again by terrorising those in the vicinity of the Caldari Navy Assembly Plant in orbit around the 4th moon of Jita IV.
Whilst not close to the scale of last year’s terrifying events, the sight of 200 Minmatar warships firing upon the still-shattered Ruevo Aram memorial is enough to give even the most foolhardy of travellers pause. After destroying one of their own vessels above the memorial (and reportedly at least one passing ship), the fleet left in the direction of New Caldari and was reported to have fled beyond the borders of the region sometime thereafter.
It remains to be seen if any response will be forthcoming from Thukker Mix or if the design concerns that so offended the capsuleers are to be addressed.