I'm writing a piece for the Tribune on the fall of Intrepid Crossing which is well underway. I don't know if it qualifies as a failure cascade when members of 10+ alliances decide you need to die and you can count the number of your friends on one hand.
Regardless, the order has been given to move expensive assets out of the IRC capital of DIZ as sov 4 is going to end on the system and when that happens we expect a hostile tsunami to arrive to take the system. So yesterday the process was begun to get our assets secured away from the heat so we could help in the rebuilding of the alliance.
I had no problems get the Ninveah out safely. I made the first jump solo to an operating beacon and waited in a safe spot in a quiet system while a director prepared the next cyno.
Chimera at sunrise:
Then after the second jump to a friendly POS I waited for another corpmate, an ex-Strife pilot as well, to get his act together and get his Moros on the cyno train. Once there we waited for another director to setup the last beacon in low sec where we could dock and breath a sigh of relief.
Waiting for the next beacon:
Losing cruisers and battleships is one thing; losing a fully equipped capital is another thing entirely (even if its only T2 equipped). So now we can concetrate on participating in the fighting retreat, secure in the knowledge that we go down with our heads held high that it took a lot of enemy firepower after a knock down and drag out war with RA to finish us off.