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It seems that a hell of a lot has been happening in the world of EVE Online while I was out today. Over the last 12 hours, there has been over fifty news articles posted to the downtime news page. There are just so many events (and possibly more coming), there’s no way I can link to and talk about them all individually. So below is a timeline of sorts of the many events with the newest story at the top. I’ll keep an eye on the downtime news page and update the timeline as news events are posted.

  • 9:07 EGT (EVE Game Time) – BREAKING NEWS: Minmatar-Thukker Fleet Reappears in Yulai – Stargates Shut Down
    Mysterious Minmatar-Thukker armada re-appears, seems to be at least twice as big as before. CONCORD shuts down all gates leading into Yulai
  • 9:38 EGT – Eyewitness reports from inside Yulai
    Reports are filtering in to various news networks from eyewitnesses on the scene, who are now trapped inside the system of Yulai.
  • 10:08 EGT – Mass panic in Yulai
    Mass Panic has taken hold in Yulai and waves of civilian ships have been spotted leaving stations in a bid to escape Yulai, ignoring CONCORD intructions to stay clear of the locked down stargates.
  • 10:13 EGTCONCORD BUREAU STATION UNDER ATTACK
    Dozens of Dreadnaughts from the Minmatar-Thukker fleet open fire on the CONCORD Bureau Station while smaller escort warships open fire on CONCORD vessels. Eye witnesses report massive casualties on both sides before transmissions are jammed.
  • 10:58 EGT – First images of battle in Yulai
    Scope News manages to wire a compressed packet from Yulai through an independent local transmitter. Images are distorted but explosions can be seen ripping through the CONCORD Station. CONCORD reinforcements arrive at the fight with every passing minute.
  • 11:10 EGT – Major CONCORD network outage reported; Yulai connections reopen
    CONCORD’s cluster-wide data network suffers a severe and unprecedented outage. Communications to Yulai re-established. Small engagements break out in the system between civilian ships and local law enforcement but CONCORD assistance is nowhere to be seen.
  • 11:15 EGT – Servant Sisters of Eve urge calm
    Sister Elaya Selnaarei urges the the cluster not to panic amidst the pandemonium in Yulai.
  • 11:18 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: CONCORD BUREAU STATION DESTROYED – CONCORD DISABLED
    Scope News confirms that the CONCORD Bureau Station has been destroyed and that all rapid defence capabilities of the police agency have been disabled.
  • 11:45 EGT – Scope data recorder salvaged, images recovered
    An independant pilot finds the wreckage of Scope’s on-site media shuttle and salvages the data recorder. Images are found that show the horrific battle between CONCORD and the Minmatar-Thukker fleet unfolding.
  • 11:50 EGT – Markets crash across the cluster
    SCC-run markets in stations across the cluster come to a grinding halt following the destruction of CONCORD Headquarters.
  • 11:53 EGT – Trade hub turning into a warzone
    With CONCORD out of commission the Jita is struck hard by pirates trying to take advantage of the lack of defence for all traders now leaving the biggest trade hub in EVE.
  • 12:01 EGT – Majority of CONCORD Assembly delegates accounted for
    After a frantic search of the Yulai system following the sudden and devastating assault from the combined Minmatar-Thukker fleet, multiple evacuation shuttles are secured by search and rescue teams.
  • 12:17 EGT – REPORT: Minmatar-Thukker Armada Invades Ammatar Mandate
    Minmatar-Thukker warships engage and destroy several Ammatar Fleet patrols in Jarizza, a system in the Derelik Region. The unprovoked attack appears to have completely caught the Ammatar Fleet by surprise.
  • 12:34 EGT – Inner Circle Tribunal evacuated
    The Inner Circle Tribunal station orbiting Yulai VIII report that that a full evacuation has been completed, and that now only military personnel remain aboard the station. Several CONCORD shuttles are spotted heading to an unknown location on the planet’s surface.SOE ships already on scene join local CONCORD forces in a valiant attempt to rescue any survivors on the CONCORD Bureau Station. No sighting of the Minmatar-Thukker task force has been made in Yulai since the attack.
  • 12:45 EGT – Minmatar populace takes to the streets
    Shortly after news of the attack in Jarizza hits the networks, hundreds of thousands of Matari take to the streets in planets across the cluster, avidly watching the news feeds. The general Minmatar populace appear to be in a state of sheer confusion.
    The other three Empires are still reporting a complete diplomatic black out from the Minmatar Republic
  • 13:03 EGT – Mandate technician speaks of Jarizza assault
    A maintenance technician who was present in the Jarizza system delivers an eyewitness account to news networks of the situation unfolding in the system.
  • 13:05 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: Minmatar-Thukker Ragnarok Titan Jumps into Jarizza, Dropships Reportedly Landing on Halturzhan
    A surface invasion of the sixth planet of Jarizza, ‘Halturzhan’, is underway following the arrival of a titan-backed Minmatar-Thukker armada. Thousands of dropships have landed on the planet, which just days ago was reported to harbor large populations of Starkmanir slaves.
  • 13:10 EGT – Footage of Jarizza attack released
    An Echelon Entertainment film crew inside Jarizza releases startling images of the initial moments of attack inside the system.
  • 13:34 EGT – Minmatar populace shocked by defection rumors
    The confusion of Matari across the Republic rises to new heights as rumors of Ammatar Consulate Governer Ana Utulf’s urgings to defect filter across the cluster. Expecting a bloody confrontation with the Ammatar to free their once-lost tribe, there was widespread shock as reports stated an overwhelming lack of resistance.
  • 13:36 EGT – REPORT: SECOND MINMATAR-THUKKER ARMADA INVADES AMARR EMPIRE
    Heavy fighting is underway in numerous locations throughout the Kor-Azor Region as a second titan-backed Minmatar-Thukker armada invaded the Amarr Empire. Kor-Azor’s independent security forces are defending against the onslaught on both land and in space, but the Minmatar-Thukker forces are overwhelming them with sheer numbers.Although the attack marks the first time in history that a foreign power has invaded sovereign Amarr territory, Imperial Navy warships have not yet moved to intercept them.
  • 13:45 EGT – Slave-lynching on Sarum Prime
    The planet ‘Mekhios’ becomes the scene for mass public executions as Amarrian ground forces attempt to remove the threat of rebellious slaves before they are exposed to Insorum by the invading forces.Reports are coming in that Minmatar-Thukker forces are rapidly approaching the Sarum core worlds, with little in the way to slow them down
  • 13:48 EGT – REPORT: THIRD MINMATAR-THUKKER FLEET DETECTED IN DOMAIN REGION; FIERCE FIGHTING REPORTED OVER SARUM PRIME
    In what eyewitnesses are describing as an “epic, violent clash between empires”, the Imperial Navy engages a third Minmatar-Thukker fleet over the third planet of the Sarum Prime system, ‘Mekhios’.
  • 13:51 EGT – Minmatar invasion leaves trail of destruction
    As Imperial Naval Command continues to analyze incoming data and co-ordinate the Navy’s response strategy, information leaked from various sources is painting a picture of the trail of destruction left by the invading Minmatar fleet. Invading along multiple fronts, the fleet reportedly faced little in the way of credible resistance to its seemingly unstoppable advance.
  • 14:01 EGT – Chaotic scenes of celebration across the Republic
    Across the Republic, Matari on the streets, now numbering in the millions, erupted into frenzied celebration as news of the invasion of the Amarr Empire broke. Riot Police were almost overwhelmed as even more citizens flooded city streets, shouting war cries and firing weapons into the air.
  • 14:12 EGT – REPORT: “MASS MURDERS” REPORTED AT MINMATAR REPUBLIC GOVERNMENT FACILITIES
    Scope News obtaineds confirmation of the mass-murder of hundreds of municipal and regional government officials and throughout the Minmatar Republic. The assassins, believed to be aligned with the same Minmatar-Thukker strike force invading the Amarr Empire, are allegedly leaving evidence of the victim’s complicity with Amarrian intelligence services with each corpse.
  • 14:18 EGT – Amarrian forces in disarray following Andrub attack
    Not long after the assault on Andrub, reports from eyewitnesses across the Kor Azor region filter back claiming a “frightening lack of cohesion” in the already troubled Imperial forces.
  • 14:17 EGT – REPORT: MINMATAR-THUKKER TASK FORCE ARE MINMATAR ELDERS
    Scope News has learns that the Minmatar-Thukker force which is responsible for igniting a war in New Eden are the Minmatar “Elders”, the legendary ancient leaders of the original seven tribes. If true, this claim would validate the Republic’s official denial of involvement with the Amarr invasion, and of the Republic Fleet’s defensive posturing along the Amarrian border.
  • 14:27 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: CALDARI NAVY TASK FORCE CROSSES FEDERATION BORDER, INVADES GALLENTE SPACE
    A Caldari Navy task force crosses the Federation border in what is unmistakably a large-scale invasion of Gallente space.
  • 14:30 EGT – “Opportunistic Vultures” cleared from battle sites
    As the Amarr Navy attempts to rally their forces and regain some co-ordination, reports are coming in of marauding salvagers picking over the broken remains of the Amarr and Minmatar ships at battle sites that have now fallen silent.
    Amarrian reaction forces arriving at the scene, too late to make a difference, have begun to clear the area of these scavengers.
  • 14:43 EGT –Mass Panic in the Federation
    As news breaks of a Caldari invasion of Federation territory, mass panic spreads like wildfire across the Gallente Federation. Starports are crammed full as citizens attempt to flee from the Caldari advance.
  • 14:49 EGT – News of Elders ignites mass-celebrations.
    Moments after The Scope news agency reported rumors of the legendary Elders leading the assault in the Amarr home worlds, frenzied celebrations in the Republic hit new levels of chaos. Millions of Matari erupted into widespread rejoicing, pushing the crowded streets of major cities to their limit. Riot police on many planets were seen breaking ranks as they joined the tumultuous celebration.
  • 14:50 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: CALDARI NAVY TASK FORCE LOCKS DOWN LUMINAIRE
    The Gallente Federation capital system of Luminaire is locked down from the inside by the Caldari Navy and an accompanying task force composed of thousands of ships. Witnesses describe sighting capital ships representing every mega-corporation and at least one Leviathan titan in the armada that smashed its way into the system.
  • 14:56 EGT – Gallente Senate convenes emergency session, declares war on Caldari State
    Senate leader Mentas Blaque convenes an emergency session of the federations’s legislative body.
    The only item on the agenda for the emergency session was the decision of how to respond to the Caldari incursion into Gallente space. In an unprecedented unanimous vote – the fastest in Federation history – every Senator present elected to approve the declaration of war.
  • 15:01 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: CALDARI NAVY BOMBARDS CALDARI PRIME, DROPSHIPS LAND ON SURFACE
    The Caldari Navy-led task force that locked itself inside the Luminaire System ilanded “hundreds of thousands” of dropships onto Caldari Prime following a systematic orbital bombardment of strategic defense emplacements all over the planet.
  • 15:12 EGT – Caldari citizens respond to invasion
    Workers and managers have laid down tools and headed for the nearest broadcast screen to watch the proceedings, and reports indicate that Gallente flags are being solemnly burnt all across the State.
  • 15:18 EGT –Partisan violence erupts inside State borders
    Reports are coming in of widespread anti-Gallente violence in major cities across the State, as vigilante groups raid recently-closed businesses and residences that once housed Federation expatriates. Another eyewitness account has alleged that almost 1,000 State citizens of Gallentean origin on Urlen II also met a violent end at the hands of angry mobs. Conflicting reports state that once news of the Federation invasion broke, the Gallentean-born citizens armed themselves and “started shooting whoever they saw.”
  • 15:18 EGT – REPORT: FEDERATION NAVY CONVERGING ON TIERIJEV AS CALDARI MECHANIZED INFANTRY ATTACKS TOVIL, ARCURIO
    The Federation Navy abandons its attempts to break the Caldari Navy’s blockade in Luminaire deploys “all spaceborne military assets” to the isolated Caldari system of Tierijev.
  • 15:32 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: FOIRITAN ORDERS FEDERATION NAVY TO STAND DOWN
    President Souro Foiritan ordereds the Federation Navy to call off its attack on Tierijev and issues a general order to “cease all hostile actions against the Caldari Navy”. This shocking revelation is believed to have been issued following a direct conversation with Caldari dictator Tibus Heth.
  • 15:47 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: TIBUS HETH CONQUERS CALDARI PRIME, FOIRITAN CEDES CONTROL
    Tibus Heth, the dictator whose mercurial rise to power has shocked New Eden, has just raised the flag of the Caldari State over the city of Arcurio on Caldari Prime, in the Gallente Federation capital system of Luminaire. Although the path to Gallente Prime was clear, Heth did not consider it as a “show of good faith”.Terms of the negotiated “truce” stipulate that Mr. Heth’s sovereignty claim is for the planet of Caldari Prime alone, and not for the system of Luminaire.
  • 15:57 EGT – Mordu’s Legion mobilizes
    The Pure Blind region has erupted into full action as ships bearing Mordu’s Legion insignias are converging from all corners to gather in force at their headquarters in 5ZXX-K.
  • 16:01 EGT – Guristas attack FedMart warehouses in Vlillirier
    Two storage and warehousing facilities belonging to FedMart, the largest retail corporation in the world of EVE have been attacked by forces believed to belong to the Guristas pirates. The raiding force included a large number of transport ships, and it is clear that the Guristas were intent upon plunder after sweeping away the few customs forces and naval pickets guarding the system.Also present in the system were a number of Wiyrkomi storage and warehousing facilities, though these remained unmolested by the pirates, leading many to speculate that the Caldari State gave tacit approval for the raid. This speculation is further reinforced by the fact that the few Wiyrkomi Peace Corps forces present in the system did not respond to distress calls issued by FedMart personnel.
  • 16:05 EGT – REPORT: IMPERIAL NAVY RETREATS OVER SARUM PRIME
    The Imperial Navy has unexpectedly withdrawn all of its warships from the colossal fleet battle over the skies of Mekhios. In what was largely being described as a “brutal stalemate” between the two armadas, the fighting came to an abrupt halt as Imperial Navy warships disengaged en-masse and warped away from the Elder Fleet, which made no attempt to pursue the fleeing defenders.
  • 16:17 EGT – Caldari citizens celebrate at return of homeland
    As news of Tibus Heth’s astounding victory in reclaiming Caldari Prime broke across the Caldari State, citizens took to the streets. Numerous corporations suspended the rest of the work day, allowing employees to take part in the celebrations.
  • 16:20 EGT –As the dust settles, countless Gallenteans dead on Caldari Prime
    Since the cease fire order has been issued hostilities are coming to an end on Caldari Prime. A few shots can be heard at a distance but as this is reported even they are being silenced as the order from President Foiritan is spreading. With the Gallente troops laying down arms, Tibus Heth’s soldiers are securing their objectives, setting up fortifications and rounding up prisoners.
  • 16:24 EGT – Blood Raiders sighted in The Bleak Lands
    Taking advantage of the current turmoil around Sarum Prime and the retreat of the 7th Fleet from The Bleak Lands region, the Blood Raiders have allegedly launched opportunistic raids on numerous stations.
  • 16:25 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: JAMYL SARUM SIGHTED OVER SARUM PRIME
    Reports are flooding Amarrian comm channels that the royal heir Jamyl Sarum has arrived on the battlefield over Mekhios with an escort of just twelve battleships. Jamyl Sarum was killed five years ago in the Succession Trials following the death of Emperor Heideran.
  • 16:27 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: MASSIVE EXPLOSION DETECTED OVER MEKHIOS
    A massive explosion has been detected over Mekhios. All news feeds covering the conflict have been incapacitated by the detonation, and no data will be available until these systems are restored.
  • 16:39 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: ELDER FLEET OVER MEKHIOS DESTROYED
    Scope News has obtained visual confirmation that the Elder fleet over Mekhios has been destroyed.
    The presence of Jamyl Sarum just moments before the explosion has yet to be confirmed, and no trace of her or her escort ships was spotted near the wreckage.
  • 16:47 EGT – Khanid Kingdom fortifies borders
    In a recent announcement King Khanid II declared martial law throughout Khanid Kingdom, in response to the cluster-wide turmoil. “All Khanid border systems are being reinforced by the Royal Khanid Navy,” announced the King in his address to the nation.
  • 16:51 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: IMPERIAL NAVY EMERGES IN KOR-AZOR REGION WITH JAMYL SARUM, ELDER FLEETS RETREATING
    Elder fleets operating in the Kor-Azor Region of the Amarr Empire and Derelik Region of the Ammatar Mandate are retreating towards Minmatar Republic borders.
    The resurgence of the former heir, long believed dead, is confirmed to be among the pursuing Imperial vessels and appears to have inspired the Amarrian counterattack.
  • 16:53 EGT – Defiant holding action buys critical time
    Only minutes ago with the Elder-led taskforce in full retreat, camera drones on scene in the system fed live footage as elements of the fleet pulled away from the task force and positioned themselves around the stargate while the rest of the taskforce continued its rapid retreat.
  • 17:00 EGT – BREAKING NEWS: CONCORD RESTORES COUNTERTHREAT CAPABILITY, ISSUES GENERAL WARNING TO CEASE HOSTILITIES
    CONCORD has restored NEOCOM broadcast capabilities and has issued a general warning to all the nation-states of New Eden to cease all “non-sanctioned” hostilities.
  • 17:24 EGT – REPORT: SARUM HALTS AT MINMATAR BORDER, CHAMBERLAIN KARSOTH DISAPPEARS
    The Imperial Navy has halted its pursuit of the Minmatar Elders at the Vard stargate in the Ezzara system, heeding the warning broadcast on the NEOCOM just moments ago by CONCORD.
    Court Chamberlain Dochuta Karsoth was last seen shortly after the Elders’ invasion of the Ammatar Mandate. The Ministry of Internal Order is reportedly “exhausting every measure” to locate him.
  • 17:52 EGT – REPORT: ELDER FLEET ALLOWED TO PASS THROUGH REPUBLIC SPACE UNCONTESTED
    In an apparent snub of CONCORD’s bounty offer, the Republic Fleet refused to attack Elder warships as they retreated through Minmatar space. Thousands of Elder warships passed through stargates and jump portals towards the general direction of the Great Wildlands while Republic Fleet warships continued to patrol the Amarr border. Most of the Elder warships displayed signs of extended battle damage.Unconfirmed reports place the number of slaves rescued by the Elders in the “tens of millions”, and that the entirety of the Starkmanir population in the Derelik Region was recovered.

Sorry for the somewhat disorganised look of the timeline, it’s the best I can do with this particular WordPress layout as I cannot change it myself. I did my best but leave me a comment if you find it hard to read.

Fly safe.

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7 Comments

  1. Wow, talk about having the same idea! I’ve just copy/pasted the EVE News page to a WordPad file in order to keep the chronology of the events and finish-up on reading about it.

    Good job GW!

  2. Haha thanks! The whole time I was typing it up, I kept thinking that I should check if you’ve already done it. But in the end I didn’t as it’d most likely distract me and I’d end up doing something else.

  3. I didn’t bother to do the timeline as I knew someone else would do it. Well done however and yes, things are hotting up aren’t they?

  4. Bring Faction Warfare and all you militias. The pirates are waiting.

    Flashfresh

  5. Bring Faction Warfare and all you militias. The pirates are waiting. Oh yes….

    Flashfresh

  6. Votrian: Thanks, they sure are. This was by far the best downtime yet.

    FlashFresh: Hehe I’m sure they are. I miss being a pirate sometimes, I even forgot I wasn’t still a pirate earlier last week and started looking for PvP set ups for my ships.

  7. I figured someone would do it so I didn’t do it. You did a great job 🙂

    The pirates are getting blobbed in low sec, I hear. Also, RA lost 3 carriers to the Caldari blob. Factional Warfare, bringing blobs from 0.0 closer to the empire noob!


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