At 04:23 tonight, the Slave Liberation and Treatment Center in orbit above Mekhios was pushed past the Armor Timer and into final reinforcement stages by a PIRAT fleet. Numbering 21 Rattlesnakes and 16ish miscellaneous logistics - enough of them Neutral and out of Fortizar reach to be a severe nuisance - they reinforced the Fortizar practically without loss. One Osprey and one Unidentified Wreck remains on grid, in a neutral corporation both.
A Fortizar is a strong force multiplier, but on its own it can’t stand up to that nor break the enemies.
This is hereby official notice to all who use Project Mekhios, you have just over a week from now to evacuate or entrust your belongings to Upwell.
In all likelihood, this is the end of Project Mekhios. It’s not too bad, I must say. Almost half a year of uninterrupted functioning. Almost half a year of continuous and perpetual service to freed men, women and children from across the Empire. Facilities advanced enough to handle TCMC reversals, identifying and synthesizing vitoxin and vitoc antidotes, small legions of the finest therapists and warmest people in New Eden, embracing and caring for the tormented and enslaved. Almost half a year of continuous shipments into Republic space, in a single bound from the heart of the Empire to the depths of our home. Almost half a year of a certain Backwater Divinity printed on a piece of mylar and set on a swivel constantly pointing directly at Aldie’s porch as it passed underneath. The Insorum Project that has been running non-stop since then is currently in the process of being moved elsewhere, but obviously the change in facilities and staffing options will in all likelihood reduce its potential significantly, but it was always a long shot to begin with. Well worth the attempt.
… dying to PIRAT of all things. Not once did the Amarr have the courage to even try it. Not once could they muster the strength to challenge it, other than impotently shaking their fist here or in Sarum Prime.
The mighty Amarr. The Empire’s finest.
… outshown with ease by the freakin’ hub campers.
Project Mekhios was a success when the first soul passed through it to freedom. It’s been a great success since then, but now it seems that will have to end. While the Amarr remain impotent before it. Now that is almost the best kind of end it could have, shaming them even in death.