Is this the end? We’re still fighting, but we are alone in the North. The enemies are at our gates, harassing us and flooding our comms with their propaganda. Delve has fallen. Every system but the one we defend has been conquered by the unstoppable horde of enemies. They’re so many we know time is running out. However, instead of evacuating all our ships and assets we’ve left many combat vessels in T-IPZB, ready for action. The morale is high, but it wasn’t always like that. After the AJI-MA fall, the offensive worsened, and the CFC took NOL-M9.
Walltreipers: The Last System in Delve.
The defensive forces of Delve didn’t take the war seriously until it was too late. Almost every system was abandoned and left undefended when the enemies started the Great Blockade. They onlined SBUs everywhere in Delve and started a massive attack. Thousands of enemy pilots gathered in 1DH-SX and the surroundings and formed overwhelming fleets all along the front while our allies retreated to 319-3D, which proved to be a rat trap.
One by one, the outer Delve systems fell, followed by some of the jump bridges. Great battles were fought, but none was decisive to any side. After that, the core systems of Delve were taken, starting by its current capital, C3N-3S.
Then we were told to move our combat ships to TN25-J, but it was compromised before we could even reach it. There was no alternative. We would hold T-IPZB as long as we could. The enemy came and knocked on our door. They blockaded our system and attacked our outpost, reinforcing it. We were shocked. How could we confront the numbers of the enemy? We had many engages, some of them in our very home, others in the enemy’s. We lost ships, we lost clones… but we kept fighting. All the scars, all the pain were in our souls, not our bodies. And that made us stronger and stronger. When the first reinforcement was about to expire, a big operation by the SOCO was active. That gave us time to destroy the blockading SBUs and repair the outpost, putting it again in the safe zone. Two more days were won, a small victory to us. We formed fleets every day, roaming through the increasingly dangerous Delve, killing every enemy pilot we found. The morale in our ranks was neutral, but then we received good news: a new corporation joined the alliance, and their experience and strength gave us an unexpected power.
With this new power we were able to confront the second time the enemies came to our system and reinforced our outpost. When the timer ran out of time, we were ready for action. While many of us camped the 1B-VKF gate at QC-YX6, the rest started hitting the SBUs at T-IPZB with huge weapons. We destroyed them and repaired the station again, hunting some enemy cynos and other ships. The job was done, but at a price: we told the enemy what we had got. They now knew it, and the third time our system was compromised they weren’t unprepared. That time, they opened a cyno and jumped fourty titans and other super capitals and capitals to hunt their prey. But they couldn’t. Before such power we could only do one thing: to wait. We waited until they were gone and started to rebuild again. That time, the morale was high. It was the third time we had defended T-IPZB and this time the enemy paid some attention to us. The morale was high, indeed, but surprisingly we were running out of ammo. The war was being longer to us than we had expected, so we brought ammo and more ships and prepared for the next battle. By that time, two thirds of Delve had fallen, and our zone of influence was almost entirely in the hands of the enemy. T-M0FA was about to fall, but they needed to blockade it first, giving us the oportunity of stealing one of their SBUs. We destroyed the rest and repaired the outpost shield, but the enemy onlined more SBUs. One more time, they came for T-IPZB and blockaded it. One more time, we fought and destroyed the blockade, repairing the station. The morale was higher than ever, and our shipment of ammo and vessels arrived. The North was still resisting. It was the fourth time we had resisted, and a clamour was arising from beneath our ranks: we would resist, we would be the last free system of Delve. We would fight until the last minute for what we were told to defend but had become our home. Yes, we would fight.
Finally, two days ago, on Monday 9th of July, we had our fifth reinforcement. The timer ran out, but there was an enemy fleet attacking T-M0FA and menacing T-IPZB operation. I thought we wouldn’t be able to defend it that time…
But I was wrong! After the enemy fleet left, we gathered around the SBUs and destroyed them, repairing the station again and gaining another sixty five hours. We are proud of this little thing we have achieved. Many will say that the system wasn’t important, that they did not want it anyway. Others will see our resistance as useless, pointless. They will see their fight more important than ours, the struggle of a modest alliance in a universe of big coalitions.
But we don’t care. This is what we’ve done, what we’ve achieved. This is us, now and tomorrow. This is not the end. Delve has fallen completely, but there is still one system that continues the fight. That’s T-IPZB, that’s our home, the mountains where we, the Guerrilla of Delve still resist. This is Walltreipers, sending this message through the void to all of you, pilots in Delve. I’m Aari Kch’lakh, I’m still fighting. The north is fighting.
The north still resists!
And now, by Walltreipers Department of Propaganda for the Delve War (in chronological order):
- Aari Kchlakh