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It’s with great relief to announce that our Metropolis region reporter Viktor Levick, who disappeared during the Sansha incursion lead by Slave Gelhan01 in Hebisa, has been found alive after thirty days missing.
Viktor was dispatched to investigate the new wormhole and was able to send back a large amount of analysis data before dropping out of contact minutes after the Sansha forces deployed through the wormhole and engaged the capsuleer forces in Hebisa.
His severely damaged Minmatar designed shuttle was discovered over 500km from the incursion location, well out of standard ship sensor range.Light Speed Interactive were able to grab a few minutes with his would be rescuer, Darix Lentiri:
“Me and a couple of buddies had been salvaging some of the wreckage left from the incursion over the past few weeks. The whole site was pretty much picked clean so I ran a few scans to see if anything had drifted out of range and found his wreck. Luckily I’d brought a scan probe launcher me and was able to find him pretty quickly.”
We asked if he had any ideas how he could have been so far away from the initial incursion site:
“The shuttle was a real mess. Something had hit it hard, smashing one side completely. One of its thrusters was still intermittently firing though, pushing it on. I’m guessing it just drifted out over the last few weeks. Makes you think doesn’t it? Being a capsuleer, my pod would have kept me safe. I’ve no idea how he coped out here on his own.
Viktor remains under close observation at the medical facility in nearby Polstodur where he is being treated for minor injuries, severe dehydration and starvation. We hope to get a face to face interview with him soon to learn about happened out in Hebisa and how he could have survived so long.
Sansha Kuvakei made another daring raid into Empire Space today bringing a huge fleet of battleships, battlecruisers and a flagship Supercarrier, The Kundalini Manifest into Oijamon.
Using their wormhole technology, the Sansha were quickly able to bring the local constellation to a stand still, positioning themselves on system gates and station docking entrances to prevent the free movement of the local population. Resistance was swiftly beaten down as lasers, torpedoes and a selection of EWAR was brought to bear on any ships entering the system or undocking.
The pilots of New Eden responded in kind as soon as word began to spread out over the local communications channels, forming up huge fleet to drive them back. At one point in the battle, nearly 200 capsuleers had engaged the Sansha forces, working to remove their support ships before turning their fire onto the Flagship Super Carrier.
After a long and intense battle, the Kundalini Manifest was destroyed and the wormhole on the gate to Auviken collapsed. Celebrations, however were short lived as reports quickly came in of a second wormhole protected by a huge fleet of Sansha Beast Lords was discovered close to the systems sun. Moving swiftly to intercept, the capsuleers were able to defeat them, destroying over 390 battleships and leaving a sprawling battle field of wrecks.
As to what the Beast Lords were doing at the centre of the system is a different story. Light Speed Interactive have received conflicting reports concerning some direct interest by the Sansha in the Sun itself but we’d advise the local population to not be concerned as yet.
ISD reported today on an Incursion event in Rasile last week. Light Speed Interactive were on site and captured live footage of the battle.
It was touch and go for the capsuleer fleet at one point, with the fleet preparing to warp out when they started to take heavy losses from the overwhelming Sansha fleet, but their luck held out with the timely collapse of the Sansha wormholes, leaving the Revenant class super carrier at the mercy of the capsuleers.
Light Speed are able to confirm the surprising similarities between the ISD member Tedra Kerrigan and the Sasha Slave piloting the Revenant. Could this suggest something more sinister occurring here?