The 15th’s news brought with it our first real look at what the Triglav are doing on planets, in two very different examples: the systems of Vale (Gallente Space) and Raravoss (Amarr).
–Communications have remained stable and unhindered.
–The Triglav have landed on the four livable planets present in the system.
–These planets are home to large numbers of inhabitants.
–They have not been reported to have threatened or approached any population centers.
–Their only reported aggressive action was taken in response to an attack on Triglav overflights.
–The system’s inhabitants are no longer posturing aggressively to the invaders.
–Communications with settlements have been lost
–Triglav have landed on the system’s barren planets, home to industrial settlements.
–Before comms were lost, reports surfaced of Triglav bombardment of port Sarum & landing.
–Rumors of EDENCOM-AEGIS-Arkombine Clone Soldier deployment are circulating.
The differences between these two systems’ targeted planets, while troubling, are extremely interesting to look at; for one, what are the goals of the Triglav? At this time, no actions have been taken against the populations of Vale’s many livable planets outside of responses to aggression, while with Raravoss, the Triglav immediately launched assaults on the system’s barren planets’ settlements - all of which are centered around resource gathering and other industrial activities.
Why these differences? The baseliner human populations are, given every example, not the target of the Triglav invasion forces - the stars are their paramount focus, and the planets and their people are a secondary concern. It is widely expected that the Triglav will soon begin to apply wide-scale mutaplasmidic biodaption to the systems’ planetside populations, in order to harden them against increasing environmental hostility in the wake of their stars’ darkening. This is a prediction readily supported by the numerous reports of Triglav environment facilities that preceded their Invasion’s third “chapter”, which heavily suggest that the Triglav may in fact be taking steps to limit the damages caused by what they doubtlessly see as an absolutely necessary operation - their stellar harvesting and return to the “Ancient Domains”.
But what of Raravoss? Why have they invaded only one system’s planets in force?
Decisive strikes against infrastructure, and a total loss of communications with the Amarr industrial installations on the planets; are the Triglav aiming to collect resources from these planets for some reason, while ignoring any resources they might take more easily from the unpopulated planets, or the planets of Vale? Or is there perhaps a deeper reason?
Amarr industrial facilities, mining mineral-rich planets - what might you find there?
One answer to that question: Slaves.
Thus far, all observed facets of Triglav society suggest a paramount upholding of the concept of human will, a view that is core to their very way of life - extending into the right to prove oneself against others, in the universal noema of proving in order to winnow all aspects of their society toward their best possible form.
Then, consider the absolute revulsion the Triglav exhibit toward Sansha’s Nation; the hivelinked Nation slaves are seen by the Triglav as an abomination perverse enough to necessitate the creation of a novel Troika in Kresnik Svarog, whose sole mandate is to purge all instances of this seen profound wrongness. Nation slaves are a direct threat to the Triglav methods of life in the Troika - and are completely dominated by their master, in an utter subjugation of human will.
The Triglav have aggressively moved to invade these Amarr installations, where countless slaves far outnumbering their Amarr masters toil away in perpetuity - one might ponder the Triglavs’ true aim in this system, given all the above.
The concept of slavery may very well prove to be utter anathema to the way of life the Triglav subscribe to in their “Flow of Vyraj”, subjugating others in an unproven and perverse domination - poshlost.
Independent investigation of Raravoss, should any such efforts be undertaken by those outside of EDENCOM’s circle, may yet shed more light on the truths of the goals of the Triglav in this system and beyond. As events continue to unfold, we must explore every route that opens itself toward a more comprehensive understanding of a civilization that has emerged from the murky history of the cluster.