It hasn’t quite officially and fully fallen yet, but after years of ALXVP control, the Origin system is in its final days. Tonight, at approximately 2200 New Eden Standard Time, Indigo City will enter its final vulnerability window… and will be destroyed. There is no realistic or plausible hope of defending it at this point.
Most human assets aside from non-essential crew have been evacuated groundside. Capsuleer assets are either going dark or being abandoned. As far as I’m concerned, our attackers can have my stuff: They’ve earned it. I don’t believe in salting the earth, or in spite. They bested us fair and square.
There are the usual thanks to give to the people who came to our aid. I want to single out POSPY and SFRIM in particular: I know there will be conversations over the coming week or two about what (if anything) we could have done better and what (if anything) we got wrong… but right now you’re all heroes, and true friends.
We don’t yet know where we’re going next. Personally, I’ve lost a lot: Literally ALL of my ship assets and modules, except for a few novelties and collector’s items, were kept in Indigo City. We’re all in a similar situation.
On the bright side: I haven’t seen my corporation so motivated and energised in a long time. We’re hurting, but I haven’t heard a single voice saying “that’s it, I give up, I’m done.” All the conversation is about where we go next, what we’re going to build together, what we can learn from this. Some of us want to regroup and retake our home, others think we should examine what other possibilities the future holds. I can see the merits to both.
But we always knew that we’re made of pretty tough stuff. And as it turns out, having lost all my assets I’m now eager and motivated to get to work on replacing them… and I know I’m not unique.
We’ve spent a long time at the top of the mountain. I guess it took being pushed off to remind us that it’s the climb that’s rewarding, not the being up there.
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-Yakiya Verin Gariova “Stitcher” Hakatain.
Subcoordinator, Alexylva Paradox.