Dear interested parties,
Today at around 01:25 NET Ichorya has fallen into First Liminality and has started to steadily progress towards Final Liminality. The Triglavian collective has set up a Liminality Locus as well as begun the deployment of structures throughout space, including Entropic Disintegrator Werposts.
This is relevant not only for this being the fourth Liminal system in Caldari space (again resulting in over half of the Liminal systems being Caldari in origin), but also for the relative importance of the system for Caldari military and militia operations in Black Rise. The system contains a constellation gate that functions as one of the Caldari entryways into the Faction Warfare systems in the vicinity and it contains a lot of critical infrastructure for its State Protectorate militia. This includes a station with High-Ranking State agents as well as around a dozen of capsuleer-installed Upwell-structures. It represents a well-maintained market and serves as an important hub for space-based logistics.
Indeed, its relative importance to the militia and its operations led to quite formidable defense efforts on behalf of EDENCOM-aligned capsuleers like the EDI (I think I saw Commander Mantel every day for multiple hours) and on behalf of the militias themselves, that transformed the system into a major point of activity for the last few days. That this system proceeded into Liminality despite those immense efforts not only shows the organization and determination of the Kybernauts and the Triglavian Collective but also demonstrates once again the incapability of the EDENCOM/Caldari-cooperation to protect State systems even among the best circumstances and efforts possible.
I also will note that some elements of the Galente militia have taken the opportunity to break from EDENCOM doctrines and decided to tacitly align with Triglavian and Kybernaut forces for this occasion by supporting the general efforts and later reinforcing space based structures of the Caldari militia. I commend those who are able to see the potential in cooperation with the Triglavian instead of blind obedience to the proclaimed “common interest” of the empires, even though our exact goals may be not aligned.
As such I will reiterate the points made by the general proclamation above in the light of new events, especially for the Caldari militia and aligned groups:
(1) EDENCOM and its tactics have proven ineffective in defending Caldari Space. They have proven to be ineffective within the borders of the state. Shoould it not be in the nature of a competitive society like the state to acknowledge the superior abilities of one side over the other?
(2) Major logistics routes within the state are now effectively controlled by Triglavian forces. Even a small gesture of alignment will allow you to use those routes unimpeded and may even deter external threats that are not aligned with the Collective. This is in your personal best interests.
(3) Elements of the other Empires have preferred their own factional agenda over your common interest and attacked you in concordance with the Collective and Kybernauts. You owe them no loyalty in return.
I do hope that we can find common interest and cause to further our mutual understanding of the situation. I also call upon the authorities of the state to rescind their order of total mobilization for all citizens: It has not proven effective and it has made scores of your citizens valid targets for Triglavian retaliation against provocation. At least allow them to keep a passive stance to avoid unnecessary sacrifices without measurable effects.
To all those citizens pressed into military service: Think for yourself before throwing your life away in a futile effort. The State currently does not protect you. The Collective has demonstrated it will not attack civilian populations without provocation. Do not provoke them needlessly! You should not follow orders that demand that you die for naught.