Following the revelation of the Triglavian Collective to New Eden, some things have started to seem a little out-of-place with regards to who may have unknown connections with members of their race.
This Triglavian survival suit is of a design derived from specifications obtained by CONCORD from the clothing and equipment of crew taken from a Vedmak-class cruiser encountered in K-space by DED forces. The meaning of the symbols on this clothing is unclear but they could indicate a specialized force or group of some kind.
The “Encounter” version of the Triglavian survival suit has been released to capsuleers who have successfully recruited new pilots to a capsuleer program and has been issued in a safe format, with all Triglavian bioadaptive technology stripped from this striking apparel.
At first, the gifting of Triglavian apparel by CONCORD in reward for bringing new Capsuleers into the fold seemed only baseline suspicious. The suits themselves are apparently in the style of an outlier Triglavian group, one we have seen absolutely nothing of within the Conduit-Loops. Their J-like insignia, very disparate from the tri-symmetrical symbols for the Clades and Collective, appear on the arms of the suits, which were themselves apparently sourced from the captured Vedmak taken in by @Oveg_Drust.
On its own, this gift isn’t wholly suspicious - but with the start of the new Agency public contract, things have become stranger.
Not only has someone, or some group, managed to modify CONCORD’s own crimewatch system to exclude entry to deeper levels of the abyss from suspect-flagging, but additional Survival suits have been placed on the public market through the SCC’s New Eden Store.
These variants represent the Veles and Perun Clades within the Triglavian collective, and their source has not been made public - with no access to these types of survival suits in the levels of the Abyss we can access, I’m beginning to strongly wonder if there haven’t already been communications taking place between citizens of New Eden and these two more diplomatically-aligned Clades.
A progressing thought from this is that the CONCORD crimewatch change may have been performed with more knowledge than we currently presume; whoever is responsible wants us to delve deeper into the Abyss, even knowing CONCORD’s own worry of the “existential threat posed by the increased risks of subversion and suborning of capsuleers operating in such locations by the Triglavian Collective, who we continue to consider a clear and present danger to the people of New Eden”.
Comparing suborning to the known and far more cooperative Triglavian concept of Sobornost, I’m beginning to wonder what may be in store in coming times.