We are on a collision course with the Triglavian Collective, whether we wish to be or not. CONCORD’s disclosed initial exploration is almost certainly matched by additional undisclosed expeditions, given their testing of the ‘mutaplasmid’ technology. Further, the Society of Conscious Thought has expressly supported Capsuleer exploration of the Abyss, despite in the past suggesting that diplomacy might be possible with entities such as the Vigilant Tyrannos. Lastly, the various empires remain at a heightened state of alert, indicating that such information as CONCORD hasn’t disclosed to the general public is evidently sufficient to merit mobilization in preparation for war.
All of the above may simply be alarmism.
However, we do also know that CONCORD plans on releasing the technology to penetrate the territory of the Triglavian Collective in the near future. The simple truth is that Capsuleers will soon be conducting reconnaissance-in-force operations at the behest of CONCORD.
In the hope of motivating pilots to take a different tack, so that independents may achieve what CONCORD doesn’t wish to, we’re offering a 5 billion ISK bounty for verifiable, repeatable means to communicate with the Triglavian Collective. If this communication results in active discourse and a means to establish diplomatic relations, an additional 5 billion ISK bounty will be provided. Please understand that the bar for verification will be high. Please also understand that we advise all due caution, as attempts to liaise with the Collective is likely to be viewed as aggression until such a point as communication can be established.
It is, unfortunately, our expectation that exploration will result in combat with the Triglavian Collective, and that it will be necessary to make the best of a bad situation. It is in this understanding that the Arataka Research Consortium will seek to facilitate exploration and the rapid development of research associated with the Collective. To this end, several representatives of the consortium will be conducting survey projects, establishing basic guides and recommended ship specifications, and acting as purchasing agents to insure the rapid concentration of resources required for best development of the technology, to best facilitate the work to come.
Additional announcements will follow by those respective agents, and we look forward to the collaborations to come.
As always, those pilots wishing to engage with ARC and the greater ARC community are invited to join us in ‘Consortium Operations’ for more.