Sharing with the IGS some speculations I’ve made for publicity and for briefings today. No time for a proper post or edits. Sorry about that.
On what’s to come:
I guess the major question here is is this a beginning of a peace or an escalation of a war.
The triglavians stopped their attacks at 27 liminalities and have not made further advances for about two weeks now. They are doing something in the final liminality systems. EDENCOM has at least publicly concentrated on evacuations, rather than a counterattack; and now they have warned that they might cut off the 27 systems in question.
That could speak of a standoff, a peace of sorts, or at least a cold war instead of a hot one.
On the other hand, we don’t know anything about what the triglavians are doing exactly, why they need that space, and what exactly is CONCORD doing poking around in the Abyss. So that might speak of an escalation coming.
Capsuleer forces entering triglavian systems are an additional wild card there - and from what I have heard it won’t be just protrig triglavians, there’s a lot of parties among indie capsuleers willing to profiteer from a new frontier.
There have been tinfoil theories about triglavians shutting down the liminal systems, or completely destroying them, or moving them to the abyss, or various other theories. On the gate network observations now:
Since then we have found out that all gates in New Eden have been disturbed by the liminalities. If you look at any gate in New Eden, it has a kind of a “pulse”, a red light that dims and lights up. The pulse has been becoming more and more rapid; it was 15s frequency when it was first confirmed for good and has gone down by 3s a day since then - it’s now at 3s since midnight. It’s the same pulse that liminal stars exhibit and we now think it’s actually been going on for a much longer time but no one properly connected the dots.
The scientist on SCOPE said that there is a severe disruption of the whole gate network probably caused by how the liminal systems affect wormholes and whatnot - gates are a kind of a wormhole held by jump gates, and, oof, I’m not a spatiotemporal phenomemon expert so don’t look at me for more.
They also said that if uncontrolled it will lead to a potentially catastrophic malfunction of the whole gate network.
We now expect that CONCORD might cut off the gates to liminal systems to prevent that and to quarantine the triglavian menace.
What I personally expect to happen is these gate flickers, that is, them turning off and on, will worsen until they will be forced to do just that.