I would hereby like to report that ARC has discovered a possible new development in the ongoing Triglavian invasions.
As previously reported , the Triglavians are deploying Stellar Accelerator structure types in the foothold systems of their invasions. At this time, ARC is aware that at least 2 of these structures have been confirmed to be deployed in foothold systems with a unconfirmed possible 3rd structure. Heavy fighting occurs near these structures by those who engage the Triglavian invading forces and those who support them.
When a Triglavian invasion has withdrawn, it has been confirmed that at least 1 Stellar Accelerator will still be present and active. As the exact purpose is still unknown but the possible consequenses are disastrous, ARC is destroying these structures whenever they encounter them.
Previously these structures could be warped to directly and there would a small force of Triglavians ship for protection.
Today, this was different…
After the Aharalel invasion was over, the presence of a Stellar Accelerator was confirmed. When warping to the location to destroy the structure, I instead arrived at a Triglavian gate. The gate was protected by a small Triglavian force but entry beyond the gate was limited to tech 1 cruisers and below.
A call was send out to form a fleet to investigate what was beyond the gate and to destroy the Steller Accelerator that was likely there.
Once the fleet was formed, we travelled through the Triglavian gate. On the other side, we encountered the Stellar Accelerator, protected by several Chislov Leshak and smaller Triglavian ships. No Zorya ships were encountered.
The Stellar Accelerator was fully constructed and operational. The fleet engaged the Chislov Leshak as they seemed to interact with the structure. The other Triglavian ships were also engaged and after driving the Triglavian ships off, the fleet engaged and destroyed the Stellar Accelerator.
At this point in time it is unclear if this is a new development with the Triglavians trying to protect their Stellar Accelerators or if this specific force of Triglavians was cut off when the invasion withdrew but they still continued to fullfill their objective.
Please keep an eye out to see if the same is happening in other invaded systems. If this is indeed the case, I ask that you share this information here.
I would also like to thank all of the captains that answered the call so quickly.
(ARC Fleet Commander)