Things heated up in E-YJ8G as a Pandemic Legion slowcat fleet got tackled in the system. Several hundred Domi’s and Tengu’s poured in system in an attempt to kill the carriers. NCdot formed a slowcat fleet of their own to respond to the threat and combined fleets with PL. This put over 160 slowcat carriers on the field against roughly 200 Domi’s and about as many Black Legion/-A- Tengus.
The carrier’s reps were holding against the sub-caps and the rest of N3 arrived in a Proteus fleet (close to 100). The slowcat fleet was able to start working on the domi’s; however several tidi minutes later Razor and Black Legion jumped in over 80 dreadnoughts in an attempt to break the carrier’s reps. They were unsuccessful and PL/NC/N3 dropped over 100 supercarriers on top of the dreads and went to work.
For several minutes in max tidi dreads were slowly dying to the supers, however pilots soon realized that everything was becoming unresponsive. Soon after, the node crashed and local went from 1200 to 800 and then shut down. N3 was quick to the login screen, as was the hostile sub-caps. Early reports stated the dreads were still on field, however once everyone re-logged it was discovered that the dreads were all gone.
The N3 Proteus fleet, however, was massacred while the capital fleet was trying to log back in, and was the most significant sub cap loss of this fight. Around 12 dreads were killed once the supers arrived and the rest were saved by the node crash. The dreads were not able to kill any caps, though N3 did