Today, Saturday 3-28-YC122 at 12:38 NEST the Gallente Federatin lost control of the star system Hasama. Administration of the system will be transferred to the Caldari State tomorrow morning as per established protocols, marking the end of the Federation’s brief total control of the Factional Warfare zone.
This event comes only a few hours before the scheduled FDU Victory Gala in Prism.
It appears that the Caldari Militia forces encountered minimal resistance while capturing the system until it reached an approximately 90% “contested” state. At that time Federation militia members began to organise a defense fleet. and advertise it on various GalNet channels. I happened to see one such announcement early on, and so I joined the fleet (becoming its third member), jumped into a Breacher frigate, and made my way to the system. Unfortunately, the original organizer of the defense fleet was soon pulled away by other duties, and so fleet leadership was passed onto me, one of the least experienced capsuleers in the FDU.
I quickly contacted my capsuleer corporation (Necromongers; we are recruiting) to alert them of the situation and request reinforcements; in addition I advertised the fleet heavily on GalNet militia channels. Eventually about two dozen brave militia members joined our cause. We dealt with the token Caldari forces in system at the time with only minor difficulty, but at about 04:00 NEST a more significant Caldari force jumped in to oppose us. Unfortunately at this time I mayself was pulled away from the fight; so I transferred fleet leadership to my corporation CEO ImmortalWarHero. I understand that other fleet members also found themselves unable to remain in the field for much longer and so the Caldari were eventually able to complete their conquest.
The events that took place in Hasama today are a reminder to all FDU-aligned capsuleers that our recent victories are only temporary matters, and that we must redouble the fight if we do not wish to see system after system fall back into the hands of the State.