Yesterday, the following was broadcast by the Army of New Eden <ARMY> leader, Pantsufan, to Drone Regions Federation (DRF):

@everyone Effective in 24 hours

ARMY OF NEW EDEN will be resetting all DRF entities as well as will be moved out of all drf sov by the end of the 24 hours. Its not been a fun ride for ARMY in DRF as to many lies and betrayals go uncheck and as well as to many people are allowed to do as they please when agreements are in place. Again 24 hours ARMY will make a very quiet departarture from DRF and its SOV holdings. We ask to not be interrupted while moving assets to a safer region of eve with better friends and allies that we have known for years.

@UAxDEATH and @[X.I.X.] Karer thank you both for the grand gestures you have done for myself and ARMY

@Fafer same goes to you

@[DIVE] Tytalus Warden thank you for being a good ally and giving me best advice

@[IRC] Elusive love ya boo boo See you on the battlefield everyone 24 hours from now thank you all

ARMY was a long-standing member of Fidelas Constans-led Phoenix Federation before Triumvirate. and its allies evicted and caused the subsequent collapse of, the fledgling coalition. Like many former Phoenix Federation alliances after them, they left for Drone Regions Federation in Etherium Reach. It comes as a surprise for some that they are now moving coalitions again, this time to go assist Pandemic Horde in Cloud Ring.

On the nature of the exit, I was able to speak with Pantsufan:

ARMY has a lot of friends that are still in DRF. We as an alliance decided that we could no longer stay inside of it. It was a unanimous decision within ARMY to leave. We all decided that going North would give us the growth we needed as an alliance. Before anyone thinks otherwise, ARMY made alot of mistakes in Etherium Reach. Even the choice to go to ER was a huge mistake on my part. We were given a plethora of information from Jay, former Head Diplomat of DRF and everything he told me and my members was a lie. When we moved into ER, ARMY was promised certain number of systems for giving up our sov in Tenerifis, and then GOTG invaded and everything was placed on hold yet never followed up on and instead forgotten about and promised to other alliances. Army did not bring the PvP force we had in tens to ER either that alone was our fault.

From here ARMY wants to thank everyone that we have had dealings with and fought along side they face taught us many things in the past 2 years.

In addition, ARMY’s leadership team has released a statement, explaining in detail the reasons and events which led them to leave Drone Regions Federation. One of the primary factors was Jay Maricadie, who brokered the agreement between ARMY’s move from Phoenix Federation to DRF, which was not honored. It is important to note that after ruining diplomatic relations with Darkness-led Guardians of the Galaxy, amongst other entities, Jay Maricadie was ousted from his position as Head Diplomat so as not to cause any more damage. Prominent DRF fleet commander, Manfred Sidious even referred to Maricadie as a rogue diplomat.

Further compounding the issues dealing with Drone Regions Federation was the fact that despite agreeing that no Phoenix Federation alliances would take in corporations from ARMY when the move happened, the latter coalition’s own Head Diplomat, Saragossa, proceeded to absorb multiple corporations from ARMY before then moving into the same space that ARMY was promised in Etherium Reach.

It appears that these two diplomatic failures, along with the lack of PVP proactivity from their fellow Etherium Reach residents in trying to kill a hostile Fortizar, have caused ARMY to seek a new coalition to rebuild with. Attention remains on the DRF as they continue their war with Triumvirate. and their allies, as well as other potentially disgruntled alliance members of the coalition.



Since writing this article, I’ve had a fair few people in the comments, and on Discord, come tell me that several of the points made were wrong. The matter of the fact is, I cannot dictate the reasons that Pantsufan chose to pull out of DRF for. However, it is important to note that Saragossa’s own alliance SERIN did not directly absorb any corporations itself, but instead other PFED alliances did before. It’s also important to note that while SERIN did evict ARMY despite them both being part of DRF, Saragossa claims that it was done at the direction of DRF leadership.


Featured image credit: Razorien

Curt Adrano is a member of Reckless-Endangerment in Manifesto., and an editor at EveNews24.

Contact him at Curt#8110 on Discord or email him at [email protected]


  1. Poor me

    Oh poor me waa waa. You couldn't take the space so you were pushed out with the trash. Peace out bitch.

    November 21, 2017 at 16:24 Reply
  2. Skwiffy

    It's funny really. Army lied to PFED about 'deploying' to drone lands and actually just retreated and joined DRF/DCU and then actually said they'd left due to lies in fcon and now they are leaving DRF/DCU because of more 'lies'… Maybe pantsufan is the same shit stirring, pain in the ass that he has always been? I actually remember him being on a one hour alliance meeting where he went quiet for about ten minutes and confirmed he was getting a blow job from his other half… It's hilarious that where ever he goes he's not happy and always blames it on 'lies' in the other party.

    Disclaimer: used to be in Army and left due to his dictatorship leadership style.

    November 21, 2017 at 16:28 Reply
    1. Ryan

      I remember that meeting. It was awkward.

      November 21, 2017 at 20:04 Reply
  3. Kaka Pants

    Poor old Mr PantsOnHead

    November 21, 2017 at 16:37 Reply
  4. Kaka Pants

    Poor Mr PantsOnHeadMan

    November 21, 2017 at 17:20 Reply
  5. Bye ARMY FU Pants

    The entire last two paragraphs of this article are almost completely false. Exactly zero corps moved directly from ARMY to Saragossa's alliance, they had all left ARMY before the diplomatic agreement that PFED alliances couldn't recruit ARMY corps. ARMY didn't "seek" a new coalition to help them rebuild. They were told to GTFO by the DRF for failing to take the space that was promised to them.

    November 21, 2017 at 17:21 Reply
    1. Defensive End

      Now thats funny considering we werent reset by the DRF until after we gave them notice, clearly you know F*** all bubba!!

      November 21, 2017 at 21:54 Reply
      1. Donkey Kong

        No you weren't reset till today, but ask pants about any chats with the drf around the beginning of the month. Clearly you know f*** all..

        November 21, 2017 at 22:10 Reply
  6. theseconddavid

    Jay Maracadie is pretty much responsible for the way relations between DRF and Tri went horribly wrong.

    November 21, 2017 at 17:38 Reply
  7. lolz

    The PFC exit statement…. @everyone
    It's been a good ride.

    From the ashes of null sec, Army of New Eden was fortunate enough to be included in the inception of Phoenix Federation. That process brought together old friends and created a trove of new friendships, which has kept us together through four wars and an expansion over two regions of null sec. There is no way Army of New Eden could have created that content on its own and we're thankful for the growth, opportunities, and challenges this wonderful coalition has afforded us.

    The battles of F4R2-Q, OP9L-F, and GXK-7F stand out as highlights alongside the eviction of Stainwagon and the collapse of Infamous and CO2. No one ever thought this ragtag group of pilots, corporations, and alliances would have developed into or accomplish so much. We have drank so many tears! And the floors of our citadels and ships will be forever covered in layers of bear rugs.

    As testament to the collaborative nature of Phoenix Federation, Army of New Eden has grown. Too, we've survived a pair of failed coups, espionage, and adversities. Through all of that we've had the support of our allies and friends to fall back on. We have stormed the insurmountable and fended off waves of sieges no one expected us to survive. And yet here we are. In turn, we hope our contributions have repaid the favors bestowed upon us, as our friendship and alliance enters its next phase.

    Army of New Eden will be leaving Phoenix Federation. This is a planned exit and has been coordinated with high command, all members of the coalition, and our major allies. In part, we are needed elsewhere and that need is enough to cause relocation. Too, we recognize the nature of future escalations and the need for room to grow in a direction of our own choosing. We're excited for this opportunity and feel it also exemplifies the success of Phoenix Federation to foster new coalitions of allies.
    We will be moving out of Tenerifis over the upcoming months, and our sov will be transferred to Phoenix Federation. We're relocating to Etherium Reach. From there we will open a second front in the war, put the wild back in the Wildlands, and provide stability to faction warfare domains. Phoenix Federation will remain in excellent standing with us, and you will have our full support not just in this war, but whenever and wherever it's needed.

    Thank you! On behalf of Pantsufan, High Command, and the Army of New Eden alliance, it has been a sincere pleasure
    "In part, we are needed elsewhere and that need is enough to cause relocation"

    November 21, 2017 at 18:08 Reply
  8. somethingsomething

    "Army did not bring the PvP force we had in tens to ER either that alone was our fault." Interesting that this was put as a footnote, when it was one of the prominent reasons DRF was unhappy with ARMY. They never came to any ops, CTAs, and generally continued to attempt to krab while the space around them burned.

    November 21, 2017 at 19:25 Reply
    1. tis lies

      Are you quite sure of this little lie you are telling here?

      November 21, 2017 at 21:59 Reply
      1. Donkey Kong

        Pants is a miserable, self aggrandizing putz…..

        November 22, 2017 at 18:14 Reply
  9. Fix This Shit

    This post seems lacking in any good journalism. Seems like you got with pants who gives his perception of things, which is fine, but you lack objectivity in the writing. Pants is well known for his theatrics, but you are treating his words like gospel. You are recklessly name dropping another alliance and implying things about their character without seeking some sort of confirmation or at least their version of events. If you reached out to them, disclose it. Do a better job going forward.

    November 21, 2017 at 19:28 Reply
    1. Wtaf fake news

      This 'journalist' did not reach out and anything said now will seems vindictive and spitful…

      November 21, 2017 at 20:31 Reply
  10. Corrections

    Second to last paragraph is incorrect, simply looking at join and leave dates on dotlan will prove this to be incorrect. The only former ARMY corps in SERIN did not go to SERIN from ARMY. One went from FCON and one from ORB, both however left ARMY in April of this year, several months before PFC collapsed.

    November 21, 2017 at 19:56 Reply
  11. Cabbage

    They were a bunch of useless arseholes in PFed. They were a bunch of useless arseholes in DCU/DRF. They'll always be a bunch of useless arseholes. Everyone knows this.

    November 21, 2017 at 20:55 Reply
    1. Tiddler

      We have long standing friends in PanFarm that's why we've be whoring with PFED and DRF, so now we are back to the patrons.

      November 21, 2017 at 21:51 Reply
    2. Broccoli

      "A bunch of useless Arseholes" who never called upon FCON for assistance in defending their own space, yet FCON 'Always' called upon Army to help defend, says something about the FCON doesnt it really!!!

      November 21, 2017 at 22:03 Reply
  12. PantsuFan

    Dictator no! I respect everyone's decisions, NOW GET TO CLOUD RING OR I KICK YOU!

    November 21, 2017 at 21:07 Reply
    1. A wet paper bag

      Couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag!!

      November 21, 2017 at 22:04 Reply
  13. UnlimitedKasumi

    April split was failed coup corps. The alliance now houses less than 30 truly active members, most of which are whelp pilots. Dictatorial efforts mixed with absent leadership, before and during the move, put the alliance on the doorstep of ER with about a month to prove it's worth. Failing that, several key active left the alliance. Relations w Saragossa have been strained with army leadership for over a year. Failing alliance replaced by failing coalition moves to fail region. Insert excuses for all sides.
    More popcorn.

    November 22, 2017 at 13:40 Reply
  14. UnlimitedKasumi

    KakaPants = evicted coup member/compulsive liar diplo
    PFed diplo, Yomod, on recorded meetings promoting Army ER move to Army membership. PFed fully aware of Army move.
    Jay = 2017 content creator of the year
    Army wallet empty… #plex #extractors
    Test should be careful; picked up some gems in the fallout.

    November 22, 2017 at 13:56 Reply

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