In a broadcast sent to the Scope late yesterday, a capsuleer identifying themselves as Durannis Vern claimed to speak for the Bloody Hands of Matar in calling for peace between the terrorist organization and the Minmatar Republic. The broadcast was issued from Katugumur in the Heimatar region during a live-fire battle between the capsuleer and a squadron of Angel Cartel pilots.
“On behalf of the Bloody Hands of Matar, I call for a ceasefire between us and the Seven Tribes of Matar. Our leaders are willing to discuss terms with the Tribal Council and the Sanmatar, so that we can turn our focus from defending ourselves to fighting the real enemy. The Imperials, and those who would sell them the flesh of men.”
The message also contained a call to arms for members of the Republic to take a stand against recent aggressive actions by the Amarr, as well as calling for reform within the Republic to focus on stamping out underground slavery rings feeding the Angel Cartel trading routes. Reports from members of the Bloody Hands state that they patiently await a response from the Minmatar Republic in hopes that a peace accord can be reached and the organization can refocus its efforts on removing Amarran influence from Minmatar space. Thusfar no response has been forthcoming from the Republic, though we expect a statement may be released in the coming days to address the contents of the broadcast.