Ethereal Dawn (ED) alliance is leaving Catch and The Initiative. (INIT) and moves to Delve core, where they will start supporting IT Alliance.

From: OreForge
To: Ethereal Dawn [ED]

We are now deploying to Delve. There are a series of NPC stations
located around 1DH-SX

You are to move essential ships and equipment to one of these stations
in preparation of gorilla type warfare. We will be deploying in
Stealth Bomber fleets supported by Black OPs Battleships. We will be
attacking Reds across three regions using IT jump bridges where
necessary to make the attack quickly.

We will be on the offensive this time. Anchoring SBUs, destroying TCUs
and completely destroying supply lines. We have been authorized such
tactics as war dec’ing specific enemies in order to attack them in
their high sec connector.

It is time ED start a new motion forward. For the most part we will be
performing our own CTAs and will be sub cap support for our Allies
only when needed. We will be offered a list of available targets and
intel to assist us in being as efficient as possible.

PIRATES…..yes you guys with the low sec status…. we need your
particular talents for some truly crucial low sec ops we will have
coming up.

Logistic pilots….. we are going to form up an actual Logie
Division…. we will have those person that are dedicated to logistics
in a recognized position…

We will be performing some crazy ops, hit and runs, stealth….out
right slams….

Now listen up……..

The NPC stations in Delve have some Goons and Hydra Reloaded pirates.
They are there to attack the mission runners and miners.

We will need some combat pilots in there to drive them away…this
will be our first mission…. I am formerly offering my vote for
Alliance SubCap fleet commander as AmorphousSGM of BAA. With the
recent loss of Let Jee, we are in need of FCs. I have lown with
Amorphous personally and he is as aggressive as it gets. CEOs you will
need to push your FCs forwards based on some of the fleet types I have
mentioned above.

A secondary mission, no less important is to clear out the Chamemi
system in Khanid region….. We want this system free to allow
logistics to ship from Bashyam a high sec connector.

This is the immediate order of things……

1. Secure our new home station systems of non alliance members. If
they are not blue they must be removed….I think our sheer numbers
will make this a simple thing.

2. Secure our High Sec connectors. We wil be installing a star in
Chamemi if the new cyno rule of 15k from station is accurate. It will
be too dangerous to move freight through this.

3. Start production of SBU’s, Bubbles and Ships for the up coming pvp
action. We need to get bombers on the burner. Anyone with a SB blue
print please speak up……

4. Affect a battle plan to be submitted to our new allies. This war
room is going to be set up immediately

CEOs. Emeos will be contacting you for specific corporation
information… PLease help him out when he reaches you

We will be having alot of new bodies joining is in a couple days…
People will be on a trial basis to assure they are good fits for us.
Fly with them, report any issues, problems..whatever to me so it can
be rectified immediately…

Get ready guys and girls…its about to get exciting…..No more grind
for ED….we have just become the edge of the blade


  1. "News"

    More cannon fodder for Delve/Fountain, Excellent.

    January 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply
    1. Devilish Ledoux

      At least ED won’t have to work hard to catch up to the rest of the cannon fodder in the Race to Oblivion:

      January 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm Reply
    2. Storm

      Actually this free`s up IT SC pilots to focus on 1 thing.

      Before fights were almost always 350 IT+CO vs 650 Goons

      Now the subcap numbers wont change but 50 of those pilots now from ED will cover so that the largest Supercap force in the game can do what its best at.

      I see this as a problem for Dek+Co, because the average Dek pilot is no better than the average than the average ED this means IT will be less outnumbered and that was Deks only advantage so far.

      In every single 1 v 1 Numbered major fight where it isnt majority pets IT has done very well.

      January 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm Reply
      1. No one important

        I actually disagree. Bringing a mixed shield/armor-tanked fleet, in some cases with ships dual-tanked, for several weeks on-end is just poor fleet organization and setup. I’ll take 100 pets vs 100 DC any day.

        IT, on the other hand, has fielded well-organized and generally competent fleets. I think the DC operationally (as opposed to tactically and strategically) is still running circles around them, but there’s a sharp difference in quality between IT and Fountain pets.

        January 24, 2011 at 2:11 am Reply
  2. niko

    “in preparation of gorilla type warfare”…
    tell me more, tell me more! i’m tired and read it on the diagonal, but it sounds pathetic… SBs and BOs… and sbus and killing tcus with what? bos and sbs?
    “We will need some combat pilots in there to drive them away”… as in while some pilots will do the “gorilla” warfare the carebear would be nice to come and help clear the NPC systems?
    “the edge of the blade”.. with dot or without?
    overall very amusing to read 😀

    January 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply
    1. Cerneus

      “gorilla type warfare” – sounds interesting.

      January 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm Reply
      1. Ex-Clusterfucker

        King Kong joins Ethereal Dawn, more at 11

        January 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm Reply
      2. Facts

        Personally, I would recommend Ethereal Dawn undertake guerrilla warfare, ie, hit and run tactics and ambushes and what-not, but clearly, ED are dead set on “Gorilla” warfare instead.
        Is that just a lot of chest-beating gorilla style, or does it involve declaring war on gorillas? ED, please explain.

        January 20, 2011 at 1:52 am Reply
  3. IM PowerDave

    Whole post could be summericed in one sentence.

    “We will flee to delve NPC stations and continue ship spinning there”

    January 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm Reply
  4. Anus van Plezier

    lol things just got more interesting.

    oh btw all ppl commenting below me are trolls!

    *inserts some random it wil never win with ED and ED if fail trolling*

    January 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm Reply
  5. argle

    guerilla. FFS.

    Anyway, sounds like a ~wulfpax~ campaign. Have fun with that.

    January 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm Reply
  6. YO

    yeah sure “.I think our sheer numbers
    will make this a simple thing.”

    what sheer numbers?

    January 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm Reply
  7. Bugaga

    So… no help for poor Inits in Immeansea… Bad ED…
    Prepare for Inits revenge (you surely remember DT)

    January 19, 2011 at 4:40 pm Reply
    1. Caustic Castration

      Plenty of free space for Init I am sure they can utilise in Fountain. IT gets a good partner close to its border with a combined defense strategy. Innit get good space with strong allies close by.

      Win Win for both parties.

      The kiddie collective seem more interested in forum bashing than actually taking space. The aditional influx of extra numbers could well be the tipping point for the whole campaign.

      January 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm Reply
      1. Important internet test

        free space in fountain? afaik they havent contacted TEST about renting yet, you must be mistaken.

        “Edge of the blade” “homeless roamers” whats the difference.

        January 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm Reply
        1. The One Eyed Man

          do you not need those 2 systems for yourself?

          Look sonny if you rented out one system in Fountain that would reduce your sov holding by 50%.

          January 19, 2011 at 7:54 pm Reply
          1. Important internet test

            You seem to be under some kind of delusion that INIT will keep fountain.

            Its ok, you can get help for that, space dimensia is commonplace among pets.

            January 19, 2011 at 8:08 pm
          2. Ex-Clusterfucker

            The guy above apparently meant to type dementia but fainted midway through after being so mad

            January 19, 2011 at 8:14 pm
  8. Carl Sagan

    ED going black ops? Interesting twist for them. Well have to see how this goes.

    January 19, 2011 at 6:50 pm Reply
  9. vOv

    we have just become the edge of the blade ! … hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    January 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm Reply
    1. Important internet test

      exactly what i just said +1

      January 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm Reply
  10. Kuka

    For some reasons IT tried to get all the fail alliances to Delve/Font… What are they going to do? Make a freak midget artist group for their circus or what?

    January 19, 2011 at 7:42 pm Reply
    1. The One Eyed Man

      hmmm it would still be better that the Jim Rose Circus collective that polute the north western part of the map.

      January 19, 2011 at 7:52 pm Reply
  11. fsdkksd

    i didn’t even know that they are still alive.

    January 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm Reply
  12. At all times when BDEAL were living in Providence ED passed through on daily basis. All we saw was Transport ships… Would be a nice change to see them actually starting to PvP

    January 19, 2011 at 7:57 pm Reply
  13. Moving to Delve will kill the alliance. Most of the people who got practice with black ops/roaming/asset denial left with Securitas Protector and Let Jee. For that matter, placing Amorphous in charge of alliance FCing is a sign of just how decimated their FC ranks are.

    Perversely, their decision to move to Delve will actually increase Goon/HYDRA presence there, not decrease it. They’ve been living there against the wishes of IT for a year now, and with the promise of easily harvested tears, Goon blackops activity will steadily increase.

    Individual members might be able to improve their wallets, but the alliance as a whole is dead. Sorry to see it go.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:04 pm Reply
    1. againstSOMEauthorities

      lol what grandious, besides backseat leadership, has sec the attention whore ever done…nothing. left ed and now he sits there all day to see if he could grab any information what ed is doing to gets any attraction on kugu..cuz fc or killboard wise, no one ever would care about this moron. …oh wait, u did! lol a new goon alliance please ignore

      January 20, 2011 at 4:35 am Reply
      1. Sec

        Only leading 95% of all the roams ED has ever been on and building the alliance from 200 renters into 600 less-terrible carebears.

        January 21, 2011 at 12:38 am Reply
  14. One Sided

    we have just become the edge of the blade !

    January 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm Reply
  15. 0.0 pilot

    ED is shit.

    January 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm Reply
  16. poastin toaster


    January 20, 2011 at 12:29 am Reply
  17. mmo doug

    You have spies in ED, this is SEWIOUS.

    January 20, 2011 at 2:28 am Reply
  18. INITer

    Go ED! Hope you have a good time down there, enjoy the change of scenery and pace.

    January 20, 2011 at 2:32 am Reply
  19. fail imminent

    The only way to evict hostiles from NPC stations is living there.
    ED won’t be able to live in every station there in considerable force, nor it has timezone coverage

    January 20, 2011 at 8:26 am Reply
  20. terrible.

    Sounds like an incredible ~WULFPAX~ campaign. I’m sure Ethereal Dawn will inflict many Rifter casualties. It’ll probably cost TEST/GEWNS At least 10m/day in rifters!

    This just in, Ethereal Dawn is still fucking terrible.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm Reply
  21. Olde Skool

    You need to remember that this is not the ED from a year and a half ago when they were in Etherium Reach. They defended against 2/3 of EVE for 6 months under Ralian. ED broke up after they were finally defeated and what you see now are maybe 1% of the original alliance members.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm Reply

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