Since its formation, I have been exploring the Domain of Pochven in efforts to further our understanding of the Triglavian Collective’s nature and goals, alongside those of their stated enemies; I will be periodically expressing observations and information gained in Pochven across the Summit going forward.
Upon the coalescing of the Domain of Pochven, the Triglavians seem to have immediately found themselves faced with opposing forces gaining rapid entry into this new area of space - EDENCOM, highly opportunistic Rogue Drones, and most importantly of all, the Drifters.
In each subsequent undertaking the Vigilant Tyrannos have applied themselves to, new designations of Drifters have been titled and sent out to carry out or oversee operations. Apollo Tyrannos and Artemis Tyrannos were the first to appear, performing general patrols and broad-category operations; Hikanta Tyrannos and Arithmos Tyrannos serve as the guardians of the Drifter Hives and higher-class Sleeper Enclaves respectively,;Orion Tyrannos and Cassandra Tyrannos respond to prolonged interruption of drone-facilitated salvaging of the derelict Jove Observatories; Scylla Tyrannos and Karybdis Tyrannos swim probingly in the depths of Abyssal Deadspace; and an additional sampling of uniquely named Drifters have only been encountered in temporary operations - Apate Tyrannos, Hypnos Tyrannos, and TYRANNOS POLEMOS.
At the time of their appearance, Polemos oversaw the temporary deployment and defense of fully operational Drifter Hives in K-space and commanded Tyrannos strike operations against the SoCT in the runup to their deployment of the Praxis-class battleship. A strong subcurrent of discussion was generated in concern of this Drifter’s name: where all standard Drifters follow a [(Title) Tyrannos] format, “Tyrannos Polemos” instead parallels the naming structure of the “CEO” (for lack of a better word) of the Vigilant Tyrannos command structure, Tyrannos Strategos - described by CONCORD with the following:
Aside from decrypting and identifying the personal command signature of this entity, nothing is known as to the origins of this Drifter or even if the Tyrannos Strategos is truly the ultimate authority of this mysterious force.
Many reasonably postulated that Polemos was indeed a high-ranking entity in the Vigilant Tyrannos command structure, and hoped to glean further knowledge from their activities - but after the Drifters ceased operations against the SoCT, Polemos ceased to be encountered.
That is, until the Domain of Pochven was woven.
Since that time, new sorties of Drifter vessels commanding large groups of Sleeper Drones have consistently emerged from any wormholes linking into Anoikis. Three Cruiser-piloting, and three piloting Battleships. Five of these Drifters are novel entities - but the sixth is a familiar face.
Tyrannos Polemos now patrols Pochven, piloting the most advanced superweapon-wielding variant of the Drifter Battleship-range hull yet encountered - a terrifyingly powerful vessel class, ident-transmitting as the "Drifter Polemarkos Battleship".
Tyrannos Polemos now operates as the paramount commanding entity in Pochven operations, with the newly observed Tyrannos Navarkos processing in subcommand.
These two Drifters, along with Tyrannos Strategos, appear to comprise the highest-observed command entities in the Vigilant Tyrannos operational structure - being the only Drifters using this inverted name format. Where their standard units are designated, these three are titled. Between Polemos and Strategos, whichever one might be considered the supreme commander of their forces remains to be seen - but it is now clear that these titled entities are of the highest significance among the Drifters.
TYRANNOS NAVARKOS - Admiral :: Navarkos Cruiser
TYRANNOS STRATEGOS - General :: [No observed vessel]
TYRANNOS POLEMOS - Warlord :: Polemarkos Battleship
I continue to wonder at the reason behind the Drifters’ absolute noema of noncommunication. Is it pride? Security? Secrecy? Whatever the reason, the onward tide of the Triglav, abetted now by their sympathizers among the Capsuleers, will one day meet them in direct conflict. If the Drifters are unable to match their combined might, they will presumably be one day forced to amend their policies - but if it takes this much to simply meet the Drifters on even ground in terms of their full capabilities, I fear for all those who live in New Eden, and beyond.