New theories emerge as Myrskytuuli Regiment finds abyssal filaments in research complex infested with Rogue Drones
E-WMTY - Abandoned Research Complex in deadspace
June 6th - YC 120
With the Myrskytuuli Regiment delving into abyssal deadspace pockets, new questions emerge that demand investigation in known-space as the presence of Rogue Drone forces become more suspicious than familiar. The Scope network recently put out a news article with vague details about the Rogue Drones being in possession of Abyssal Filaments - as expected with their appearance in abyssal deadpsace
Avio Yaken, along with a platoon of troops from the De-bug unit (Special forces division of the Regiment that specializes in anti-drone warfare), were briefly redeployed to the Rogue Drone regions in hopes of coming across a similar find, and with luck, did just that. In the system of E-WMTY an anomaly was scanned down containing a signature akin to a drone hive
The scene was quiet, not a single combat-ready drone was present. The only objects of note on site was a single drone hive, two high-containment facilities, one intact research and development laboratory, and the ruins of a research station that had signs of infestation all over. Computer systems throughout the ruins were engulfed with the cybernetic mold of the Rogue Drones, making it impossible to reach them for any intel. Only through hacking past the security of the containment facility and deploying De-bug squadrons to recover the secrets held within did theories start springing to life.
Data recovered from these high-containment facilities revealed a large stash of blueprint data for common drones integrated with Rogue Drone technology, along with a small collection of well known components utilized by the Rogue Drone’s anatomy. But the real kicker was found in the intact (yet, infested) research and development laboratory.
The Myrskytuuli Regiment can confirm that De-bug squadrons uncovered a filament inside the locked off research and development lab. The reason why this was considered of note, despite the Scope already breaking news of filaments in the tentacles of Rogue Drones, is because the filaments were discovered in a laboratory equipped with high-end scientific instruments that are not used for informative observation, but for active research. With this discovery, combined with the appearance of countless Dominix class battleships infested by drones inside Abyssal space, it brings into question whether or not the Rogue Drones have made breakthroughs with research into filaments. Unfortunately as the lab’s security firewall was breached, a trigger was hit and the destruction of encrypted data packets swiftly began. Knowledge of what exactly was being researched is left unknown.
It’s highly suggested that the drones are occupying these abandoned research facilities in order to consume the equipment on site and shelter their research, in an attempt to place them on par with the Triglavians and Drifters. The evidence of integrated drone blueprint data, components and filaments on site give indications of ongoing modifications. It should be noted that out of the four present factions within Abyssal space (Triglavian, Drifter, Sleeper and Rogue Drones), the Rogue Drones are the only ones native to New Eden utilizing technology we have access to (Dominixes, for example) and managing to smuggle it into Abyssal deadspace pockets. The Ohrion Conglomerate suggests this to be proof that it will be possible to get something larger than a cruiser inside, only research will tell, however.
After cleaning the labs out, the Regiment’s job was just halfway completed. Before leaving the site, the present drone hive was greeted with a continuous barrage of heavy assault missiles. After a small battle’s worth of warheads were spent, the end result was the successful destruction of the hive and hopefully a setback for the infestation of deviant automatons.
Avio Yaken issued the following statement:
“Damn satisfying, I tell you. Might not be a dent in the grander scope of things, but that’s one hive that won’t mature into a massive nest that churns out more of these circuit brain creatures with their faulty disobedient programming. Going the extra mile in halting this infestation is the only way we’ll remove this filth from New Eden.”
ZANIE will continue to monitor this situation as further developments arise.