Are we in the opening stages of a MAX 3 campaign?
Consider that that Drone Region Forces are pushing hard in Geminate and now Vale of the Silent region, NCDot and Evoke are harassing Pure Blind and Fade regions, and Pandemic Legion is back in the north pushing hard all over and making a play for F-D49D system in Vale (rumoured to be there at behest of DRF and 600 billion ISK).
Its not hard to view this as a full scale invasion and threat to the coalition. The evemails have gone out and forces are being mustered and deployed. RAZOR's vacation down in Curse has been terminated and they are returning to the north to assist in the defence. Its on, the summer should be interesting.
I've argued in the past that any large existential and external threat to the NC will fail as it only causes members to work harder, close ranks, and put aside differences for the common defence. It remains to be seen if my prediction holds out but this I only view this new onslaught as a good thing for now.
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In other news, I got my Chimera out of besieged F-D this morning without incident and both it and the Wyvern are safe from the immediate front lines.