One thing I have have enjoyed about citadels over the recent months is the opportunities that they have provided for smaller corporations and alliances. Having a place to call home that has your ‘flag’ planted on it is important. Before the release of citadels having your own home in the form of a ‘station’ was pretty much reserved for ‘sov-holding’ alliances and larger mega-corps, however, the citadel has made ‘home’ ownership affordable in all parts of New Eden. Beyond that it has also provided a fertile ground for one corp or alliance to come in and burn down someone else’s house. In high security space corporations can not ‘own the space’ as it all belongs to the Empires but citadels have become a way for these alliances and corporations to set up operations and deploy staging citadels to operate out of. When hostilities break out between these groups, usually due to one encroaching onto the other’s area of operations, they can’t take ‘sov’ so these citadels become primary targets. In alot of these actions/wars in highsec a mercenary corporation will usually be contracted by one of the parties to provide extra firepower to either defend or destroy said structures.
One such alliance, Cavemen, recently found their beloved home known as “The Cave”, a Fortizar-Class Citadel in the Solitude system of Yvelet, under siege and about to be destroyed. A series of incidents and hostile actions with United Systems of Avarice(USA) which on June the 3rd led to a final showdown over the final structure timer for “The Cave.” When it came to the actual fighting USA hired the Vendetta Mercenary Group to engage the Cavemen on their behalf. I had the opportunity to speak with Corvidae Crowfoot of Caveman on who they are and how this all went down.
So who exactly is the ‘Cavemen’: