Previously seen as a bulwark against the Triglavian Invasion, the Minmatar Republic has lost its first star system, Skarkon - Molden Heath, to the Triglavian Collective. The battle was intense and saw the deployment and destruction of dozens of capital ships as well as hundreds of smaller vessels over a 48 hour period.
While not as newsworthy as the fall of Niarja, the conquest of Skarkon has been seen as a great victory for the Kybernauts and their allies dispelling the illusion of the Mimmatar’s invulnerablity to the invasion. As more and more star systems continue fall to the Triglavian Collective, many believe that the end of the invasion may be in sight with the invaders close to achieving victory.
The system of Skarkon - Molden Heath enters Stellar Reconnaissance, small skirmishes between the Kybernauts (Triglavian aligned capsuleers) and EDENCOM forces break out resulting the destruction of several capital ships and numerous smaller vessels, neutral third-parties also began engaging targets of opportunity within the system. The Triglavian Collective gains substantial influence.
EDENCOM forces, spear-headed by the alliances Electus Matari, Phoenix Naval Systems, and Ushra’Khan launched a counter-offensive, destroying many Kybernaut vessels before gaining control of the system and almost completely undoing any progress made by the Triglavian Collective in gaining influence over the system.
The Kybernauts, alongside allied capsuleers from the Imperium, later launched a second offensive pushing the system to First Liminality. The offensive continued until victory was achieved for the Triglavian Collective as Skarkon entered Final Liminality at 23:56.
With the fall of Skarkon, 25 star systems have been conquered by the Triglavian Collective and have entered Final Liminality. The Amarr Empire/Ammatar Mandate, Caldari State, Gallente Federation, and, now, the Minmatar Republic have each lost territory to the invaders. EDENCOM have put up heroic resistance but, much like their efforts in Niarja, have failed in protecting key and noteworthy systems.
Dahz Liminality Progresses
– Carrus Thrace