In my descents into the Abyss, I’ve started to notice some very interesting patterns to the actions of its inhabitants. While the Drifters seem trapped in a violent frontline, and the Drones are living their best life, the Triglavians themselves exhibit some interesting behaviors - namely, the Svarog Clade.
The Perun Clade fields standard Damaviks and Vedmaks in their operations, and the Veles Clade makes ample use of drones controlled by their individual “Vila” ships - but the Svarog Clade exclusively fields their dangerous Leshak sorties, which have a very strange feature of being completely barebones-fit, pushed deep into hull before we land, at which time they begin to repair - but not before we arrive.
My only explanation here would be that they are testing us in some way, as fleets of fully operational Leshaks would be expected to tear nearly any cruiser apart - instead, they pose a challenge to us and allow us a chance to pass. It is also mentioned in the data displayed by CONCORD that they are the most combat oriented of the Clades, and are the most open to exploring new possibilities.
Whether they consider us a new possibility is a question that remains to be answered - and CONCORD’s fear of subornation (or sobonost, rather?) of Capsuleers by the Triglavians could potentially be a sign of things yet to come.