The harvesting of Jove Observatories by Vigilant Tyrannos forces has lead to advanced degradation of the structures across New Eden. During ARC inspection of the sites, there was no immediately obvious change in Drifter or Autothysian Lancer activity. Four Lancers were present, continuing their usual duties without Drifter escort.
A new Drifter ident has been observed, under the name Cassandra Tyrannos. Investigation is ongoing. At this early stage, it appears two Drifter cruisers, tagged Cassandra Tyrannos, responded to aggression against Autothysian Lancers in the Eystur system, destroying the Capsuleer in question.
NOTE: They have been sited shooting capsuleer vessels on gates without provocation, if you see them on a gate, don’t assume they’re passive.
Damage: The lower portion of the structure has fully broken off and has begun to tilt to the side. It has been split down the back, leaving more internal components exposed. There is an increase in the cloud surrounding the Observatory.
The Arataka Research Consortium is continuing to monitor the situation and will update this thread as more information arrives.