[IKAME] Semiki investigative work

(Echerie Saissore) #185

Through [SICH] research and efforts, and given the known translations of the data streams, it is my understanding that the rogue drone issues and Triglavian data interaction is not driven by the Triglavian, but rather suspect. If any interaction exists at all between the two code bases, it is too early to declare conspiracy.

The triglavian abyssal pockets contain rogue drones, but they were not installed by the Triglavians, according to my research.

If some interaction between rogue drone code and other data sets has occurred, it should be researched further.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #186

In response to that, it’s very important to mention the Navka Overminds and Navka of the Triglavians - Vodya Subclade of Veles Clade specifically seems to utilize Deviant Automata, either suborned or willingly cooperating with them - and given the request for Trinary Datastreams here, it’s reasonable to hypothesize a connection between Triglavian rogue drone-related data and the rogue drone-based trinary involved infection causing the Semiki situation.

(Makoto Priano) #187

Likewise, there are very real questions that exist around the Astromancer, Vailakkel, and other potential cases of exposure to unknown adaptive or coercive infowar processes. I can safely say that while not common or well-understood, such processes certainly exist, though are most successful with heavily-augmented subjects.

As to the rest, I agree that we can only suspect, not prove, associations, especially in this case. The above list of possible vectors remains useful, I think.

I think we all absolutely agree that tinfoil hats are not exactly useful when conducting an investigation, or when responding to an on-going crisis. However, we would all be doing ourselves a disservice if we dismiss out-of-hand possibilities that are within the realm of reason.

(Julianus Soter) #188

Following discussions with Uriel and the other ARC staff, GMVA will begin coordinating with CreoDron immediately. We are drafting a letter to Roni Darieux, CEO, and begin transferring data when they accept our request for aid.

Clearly the situation at hand is far more grave than originally thought, and every specialist resource is needed now. If anyone knows something about rogue drones or how they may be manipulated, it’s Creodron.


Julianus Soter
Director, Villore Accords

(Makoto Priano) #189

Lancers and Drifters have again been located in Semiki, as first identified by Aradina Varren. The wreckage of ten Lancers and four Drifters have also been spotted, in addition to other forces. Ishukone Watch ships are currently standing guard over the Zainou station.

More as it develops.

(Aria Jenneth) #190

Well … it seems the Drifters are definitely taking an interest.

IKAME spotted a five-battleship Drifter fleet at Semiki X and requested aid. Due to the small number of available pilots we ended up fielding a tinker Rattlesnake fleet to counter. Drifters closed rapidly and commenced scanning our vessels-- I wonder a little whether they’d have engaged if we had trinary relics in cargo, if that’s what’s attracting them?

Anyway, they didn’t engage until engaged, but did so aggressively as usual, fighting until the last was destroyed. For some reason the last two Drifters withheld their doomsday active defense; maybe there were no targets present that suited their firing criteria. Still, it seemed strange. The previous three all hit rattlesnakes, one of them mine.

(So I now know what it feels like to be hit by one of those without losing my ship. I … realize this is hugely subjective but it was kind of like getting an abrupt, blinding headache? That kind of … pulsed back to nothing as the shield cross-rep did its work. Only as a sunburn instead of a headache.)

Anyway-- behavior: very odd. There was also a Lancer fleet at a stargate, engaged and destroyed ahead of the Drifter fleet. For some reason the Drifters didn’t move to assist.

Sticking around a bit in case some other oddness happens. I don’t really want to just jump back home only to have the next oddness be an undamaged “deathball” arriving two minutes later.

(Aria Jenneth) #191

And … uh, it seems that was a good call.

Paging Director @Makoto_Priano?


So, ah, it seems the IKAME citadel at Semiki is under heavy Drifter siege. Drifters engaged and destroyed Ishukone Watch vessels in system. Director Priano is understandably busy; more later.

… IKAME citadel reinforced.

Interestingly, with objective completed, Drifter battleships have gone passive and are remaining close at hand as easy targets for the standup launchers.

I’m starting to wonder whether the Drifters just … don’t care about losing those. Like, “Oh, well, it’s just another T1 drone … why even bother picking them up?”

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #192


The Conglomerate Observation Post is now under attack after entering vulnerability. Drifter Battleships are present once again, bolstered by Drifter Cruisers as they wear down its shields.

(Makoto Priano) #193

Confirmed. The HECON structure is now reinforced, despite effort by the defensive complement.

We’re preparing for further defensive efforts, and will welcome those who’d like to assist.

(Makoto Priano) #194


Drifters are now attacking the Phoenix Naval Systems Astrahus, HIGHCOM Okunda-IV.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #195


Tyrannos Vessels have all warped to the Aliastra Warehouse, and have dispatched all CONCORD Police vessels in the area.

(Aria Jenneth) #196

Tyrannos vessels appear to have attacked and destroyed, without provocation, a Golem-class Capsuleer ship at Semiki.

(MantelGlobalIndustries) #197

The Conglomerate Astrahus was successfully reinforced by a Drifter-led strike force, despite stiff and heartened resistance which dispatched over fifty of their number. A considerable amount of resources were recovered from the wreckage, amounting to the following:

19 x Neural Network Analysers
68 x Sleeper Data Libraries
75 x Antikythera Elements
36 x Ancient Co-ordinates

In light of this assault on our installation and that of those operated by our counterparts in the Arataka Research Consortium and Phoenix Naval Systems, the consensus between the board of I-RED and that of the Conglomerate is to support the operational efforts of CONCORD’s Case Red Gamma Taskforce. To that end, the salvage recovered will be contracted by myself to @Oveg_Drust to see if any actionable intelligence can be gleaned from them by the Task Force.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #198

A wing of “DED Special Operation Captain” vessels landed outside the ARC Aliastra Liason Center and were immediately dispatched by all present Drifters.

(Lucas Raholan) #199

I believe it is obvious to say that the Situation in Semiki has greatly escalated beyond the events aboard the affected stations. With Tryannos forces becoming highly active in system one has to wonder if they are indeed after the Trinary Data or if this is the opening salvo of a much larger conflict.

(Aria Jenneth) #200

So … here’s a weird idea.

From what I understand the virus here is debilitating but not, like, deadly to people or systems it affects. Right?

What if we’re not the target? What if it’s something like a Triglavian virus intended to spread and network to create something like a botnet to attack the Drifters, using all our computers and all our implants? (Maybe even all our brains?)

Is this completely … impossible and bizarre? Or just something that sounds like it should be?

(Rinai Vero) #201

Since deployment of GMVA combat forces to aid in the defense against this Drifter invasion would be a distraction for Caldari State security forces currently responding to the crisis we have decided to offer material and armament support instead. I’ll be in contact with ARC directly to determine what aid would be most useful, and should be able to dispatch a shipment of ammunition and other military supplies within 24 hours.

(Makoto Priano) #202

Ms. Vero, your offer is very much appreciated. I look forward to your evemail.

(Uriel Paradisi Anteovnuecci) #203

Situation update:

"DED Special Operation Captain" Marshals have warped in and seem to have taken down a couple of Battleships, but have suffered their own losses as well. The remaining 6 are in standing place outside the ARC Aliastra Liason Center.

Additionally, Ishukone Ravens appeared shortly before being taken out by additional Cassandra-designated Tyrannos cruisers.

[ARC] Drifter wormhole formation rates
(Teinyhr) #204

If I can render any assistance tomorrow to your station crews, or indeed even want my help, drop me a mail. And outline what kind of help do you require, obviously.