Earlier this day an ARC fleet engaged in the Kihtaled invasion faced very troubling escalations. While observing a new so called Observatory Flashpoint beacon we discovered that CONCORD and Amarr vessels were awaiting for reinforcement in order to protect a new observatory structure, deployed by CONCORD.
Its purpose seems to be the observation of the Triglavian’s star manipulations. Obviously this raised the Triglavian’s attention. At the Flashpoint, two gates were established, one leading to the CONCORD Stellar Observatory, the other one presumly to the Triglavian Stellar Accelerator. When we directed our fleet on grid, another neutral capsuleer fleet was just about to get engaged by the Amarr forces. Shortly after, this fleet entered the only gate left (the other one exploded), leading to the CONCORD structure.
This actually was deemed an aggression against Amarr and CONCORD forces. We followed through the gate and wittnessed the CONCORD Observatory destroyed. A Triglavian Dreadnought class vessel named Zirnitra was fielded against this structure and it could not be destroyed. Through the battle, also an Amarr Dreadnought got destroyed. All in all, CONCORD and Amarr lost and the Triglavians prevailed.
Sadly, we were not able to turn the tables and it was not completely clear why Amarr forces were engaging on contact. Actually, both, Triglavians and Amarr forces were hostile and the neutral fleet either deliberately choose to side with the Triglavians or they were rather unaware of the whole situation. We are currently working on more details and background information.
Our ad hoc fleet consisted of pilots from Test Alliance, Khimi Harar, IKAME; Uriel Anteovnuecci and Oliver Aurelius coordinated the operation.