As many suspected, after all that was said, Montolio has been reminded who’s the top dog is in his game:
Shadoo has talked me off of the ledge, I have released the hostage and dropped my knife. After discussing this with other HBC leaders a reset and expanded NIP / OTEC agreement is the best path forward. It isn’t what I want, but it is what you want. I want war. I want gigantic fucking battles. I want to crash nodes because people are so fucking interested in this shitty game.
Shadoo has promised to give me what I want without the nastyness of sov grinds.
#### SENT BY Montolio to All online hbc @ 2013-01-23 00:55:11 EVE Time ####
[email protected]/cbbb7b83: Gentlegoons, things have been very awkward for our TEST brothers the past few days. It appears that after our negotiations towards a staged reset followed by war games, which occupied much of today’s diplomacy with Vee, Endie, Shadoo and myself, there was (I am not making this up) an all-broadcast tantrum of some kind from Montolio directed at Shadoo, who had announced that he preferred a soft reset/peaceable solution to our recent crisis. I was at yoga at the time so I missed the entire drama, but the summary is that Montolio is away for at least a week, we are not going into some kind of retarded sov-war, Fras Siabi is in charge of TEST at least temporarily, and we will likely be implementing a planned mutual reset with the HBC once the dust and the ‘what the fuck just happened, holy shit’ settles. Please continue to avoid doing anything stupid to provoke a delicate situation, and don’t be dicks to TEST about their leadership situation while things stabilize under Fras’ command.
*** This was a broadcast from the_mittani to all-all at 2013-01-23 03:07:44.251338 EVE, replies are not monitored ***
Then, there is this interesting announcement thread on TEST public:
Probably not a joke, but with TEST you never know. Back at harassing Fatal Ascension, I guess.