Through a well timed wormhole appearance, I’ve slipped into the liminal system Skarkon with a small cloaked frigate. In the time since, I’ve been observing a point of contention around the customs office at Skarkon II. EDENCOM, Collective, and Drifter forces have all engaged each other, with EDENCOM forces being the eventual victor. No superweapons discharge was noticed, despite one of the Drifter casualties being battleship grade.
A few items of note: I’ve observed an additional frigate class and what appeared to be a Drifter command cruiser. Both EDENCOM and Triglavian forces appeared to prioritize the Drifter craft, although it’s a bit difficult to tell with projectile fire. Judging by my observations and passive scan results, the Drifter’s shields appear heavily focused on total shield pool.
I managed to acquire some cargo from the battleship’s wreck, consisting of a large collection of interstellar navigation logs. Since this information is readily available to most, I suspect that the Collective would benefit most from these logs. Additionally, this appears to be evidence of Drifter surveillance on a constant basis.
Conclusions? None. Speculations? You got all my speculations already. I will only add this, the Drifters’ low numbers leave them vulnerable, especially with a distinct lack of logistics.