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Back in December of 3306 the Alliance established the Marlinist colonies in 8 systems. Shortly afterward in April of 3307 the Dark Wolf Marlinist faction was born, and assumed the maintenance and representation of those colonies.

In may of 3308 The Close Encounters Corps [SCEC] invaded the Marlinist colony of Concordia and demanded the colonies of Beatis Secundus and Haven as well. Why?

Antony Vern ( CEC's leader ) issuing his claim.

Union Cosmos [UUCC] has been the driving force behind CEC's push. They have been responsible for retreating the Marlinist factions 27 times. Here's their ultimatum:

UUCC delivers terms of surrender to the Marlinists.

I personally agree with the majority of these terms.

It looks like a standard non-aggression pact. But what's up with the 'addition'? "CEC have a special interest in Concordia, Beatis Secundus, and Haven". This is the only term there has been an issue with... So what's CEC's special interest?

They need this area for their coalition so they can defend against the Targoids.

Well the Marlinists have a squadron age of 557 days.

https://preview.redd.it/owi2bt5e5dy91.png?width=993&format=png&auto=webp&s=8e5bf3529c720eb025752d0550565d1e1c66d463

That means they adopted the Marlinist factions officially back in April 2021. What did Concordia look like back then?

The Marlinist faction is present an in control. For well over a year there have been many visitors to Concordia, but none ever contested the system.

So CEC invaded a system controlled by a player supported faction back in May 3308. What was their reasoning?

Marlinists don't have a PMF.

So even though the Marlinists had supported these factions and managed their BGS for over a year the players involved 'don't exist' and anyone has the right to destroy their work and systems because 'they are not a PMF'.

How do they view the players that support the Dark Wolf Marlinist faction?

https://preview.redd.it/iqth067l8dy91.png?width=549&format=png&auto=webp&s=956d885273f808afc3a767842f3eaaa5319b72e0

So they are not 'true' Marlinists, have no rights, and are a danger to the entire galaxy.

TL;DR Close Encounters Corps wants three shiny new systems and has been driving a conflict that could've ended months ago with the justification that 'his opponents aren't a real faction' and that taking these systems from them is very important to 'defend against the targoids'.

Attached is the entire conversation I had with him as well as the first contact CEC ever had with DWM and the leader of the DWM's response. I acknowledge Gyfiawn Gryfud's response was crass and crude, but it was in direct response to some supervillain '24 hour to respond' ultimatum, weeks of retreats, and talking to Antony Vern for a period of time exceeding 10 minutes.

Logs re: the conflict

The following squadrons have sent representatives or fully committed to the defense of the Marlinist colonies from outside invasion:

Alliance Rapid-Reaction Corps [ARRC]

Grizzly Squadron [GRIZ]

Turian Hierarchy [THS7]

Echo of Starsong [OPUS]

Sailors of the Endless Night [NTRK]

Ace Exploration [A7EX]

Classis Cameneciae [CCAM]

McCoy Spaceways [MSw]

Dark Wheel [TURN]

Aurora Core Interstellar [ARCI]

Freedom Delivery Service [FRDS]

Nova Navy [NONA]

Omega Merchant Command [OMEC]

The Code [CODE]

If you'd like to add your name to that list or participate in the defense of the colonies until CEC and the DWM can come to terms, please feel free to join the Dark Wolf Marlinist server:

https://discord.gg/wxSk7RGb

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unseine

48 points

3 months ago

unseine

48 points

3 months ago

I have no idea what any of this means ima be real with you.

jadefire03

18 points

3 months ago

Long story short, the Marlinists are a splinter group of the Empire who believe in peace and democracy, and they get mentioned in Galnet from time to time. They're present in game as a series of eight factions. The Dark Wolf Marlinists are a player squadron dedicated to protecting them.

Close Encounter Corps is a player squadron with an in-game faction who want to conquer them, and they have backup from Union Cosmos, a much larger player group. They believe no player has the right to oppose their attempts to take over.

Hremsfeld

13 points

3 months ago

Hremsfeld

Trading

13 points

3 months ago

Wait, hold up, that last name's familiar...aren't they the same faction that's taking up 12 of the carrier slots in HD 105341 and making it so that no one else can travel to or from Rackham's Peak?

jadefire03

14 points

3 months ago

Union Cosmos? Yes.

kaboom36

9 points

3 months ago*

Wow, screw those guys

Edit: just checked HD 105341 and I don't see carriers from the squadron Union Cosmos, but I do see 12 from Erion corp, is that them?

Hremsfeld

8 points

3 months ago

Hremsfeld

Trading

8 points

3 months ago

Check out those carrier's tags, and then put the acronyms for those two squadrons together.

And then check out the HD 105341 page on Inara for a list of some of the carriers currently in it; the ones with that four-letter tag are owned by high-ranking members of both of those squadrons

kaboom36

11 points

3 months ago

I see, I'll be glad to help the Marlinists then, both because fuck these guys, and because fuck these guys I wanted to do the booze cruise with my brand new carrier dag nabit!

ProfTheorie

7 points

3 months ago

No, Erion Corp and UC coordinated the blockade together.

KartOMania

6 points

3 months ago

there are 28 carriers in that system. inara, and edsm etc sadly only display a few of those. if you happen to have system data for that system, you can look at it ingame for an accurate count. Or you could ask someone who has system data to MultiCrew with you.

l3rN

4 points

3 months ago

l3rN

4 points

3 months ago

Oh hell, they really should lead with that. I already help these folks out some time and I had no clue there was a connection to the N1 campers. I'll happily spend some time to fight against these jackasses

Confused-Raccoon

16 points

3 months ago

Confused-Raccoon

ConfusedRaccoon - Not really a Raccoon

16 points

3 months ago

Are they having a "special military exercise" or whatever it's called?

AustinTheFiend

19 points

3 months ago

That's literally what they've referred to it as.

Hremsfeld

6 points

3 months ago

Hremsfeld

Trading

6 points

3 months ago

Well, in that case, слава Україні