Latest Caldari Offensive Ends in Seppuku

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Mistakes, they were made....
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And despite this, the Gallente can't manage anything better than Tier2 warzone control.
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I'm sad to hear SOUTH imploded. I'm in QCATS and that was a ton of fun for us. Sorry it wasn't for you =\Thanks for bringing the fight to us though.
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Yeah. No one wants to bust bunkers, or pile LP into iHubs. There have been anywhere from 7-14 vulnerable systems every day for well over a month now. The argument has been made that the higher the tier, the less the LP is actually worth, and there is some truth to that. LP store items are selling for much more now than when we had steady tier 4. Probably has something to do with supply and demand.
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Great read! Thanks for a good break down of whats happening to the Caldari. I hope they are able to get their stuff together again soon and come back fighting stronger then ever.
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Disappointed to see another slating of the Caldari from a Gallente pilot, but having been in and out of Caldari Militia for a few years, I can attest to the incompetence of our side (I love an underdog). I wonder at what point the the Gallente will get bored of padding their killboard and look for other, better fights. I hear Sujarento is warm this time of year....
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Turning points. Easy to find. There's a butterfly effect in here somewhere.LOLRP mode:""Long I pondered praznimrak's cryptic talk of victory. Time has proven him wise. For from free Gallente to free Gallente, the word was spread that bold praznimrak and his 3 corpmates, so far from home, laid down their pods; not just Eha, nor just for the Militia, but for all the Federation and the promise this Faction holds.... All hail "The Lion of Eha" praznimrak!""
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Unlike previous reports I've made, this one was made primarily from Caldari approaching me... very angry Caldari, but still Caldari.
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There's a bit of cockblocking going on as well. Alts can't endlessly farm vulnerable systems, and since Gallente can't be bothered with going to higher tiers, there's no solid reason to spend energy busting bunkers unless they are in key enemy held systems.
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There are no better fights or anywhere else to go. We don't have the patience for wormhole life and nullsec is so horribly boring. Lowsec is where it is at. While the Caldari hibernate, we spend our days doing other things such as working on our ability to go toe-to-toe with the larger pirate groups like Snuff and Shadow Cartel.
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Nice read! I disagree with the original statement that Galmil can´t take much credit tho.There were 2 major offensives (Nenna offensive didn´t materialize). The one against Nisuwa went exactly as you describe. The one against Eha (with squids basing out of Innia) however was decided by Gallente mobilization, organization, logistics, and finally by fighting. When we started our ops Eha was 28% contested and Innia was stable. 4 days later Eha is stable (or very little contested) while Innia has fallen. In that period my corp was in some 600 kills in the Innia, and fighting spilled to Kinakka, Martoh and Eha. I´m sure other Gal corps also got tons of kills in there.It took people fcing for hours and then others taking their place and do the same, it took mobilizing, setting up ships and mods and giving them to pilots, and the Caldari alliances involved (mostly Templis Dragonaors and Totally Consensual with some State Section 9 sprinkled in) did fight, tons, losing 1.3 bil yesterday alone (http://just.killmail.org/?a=ki....We would not have kicked them out of their system if they hadn´t tried to go all sov grind on us. "Tries to take enemy system ends up losing their home" has happened before in Eve and they should have know better. Still, fun was had by all involved.
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Well, what do you want the man to report? the Caldari offensive DID fail, a couple of alliances ARE failcascading because of it, and Gallente won 90% of the engagements,. Hell he even cites CALDARI pilots, not Gallente. Seems objective to me.
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Also, despite what some idiots might say on the Eveoforums, this "sov" thing in FW was absolutely 100% decided by fighting pilots, not farmers.
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As one of the FCs in Rainbow Dash, when the hell did we engage a 60 man fleet with tech 3s and guardians, we don't use guardians in our fleets.
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It was fun until the drama within the Alliance started, even if we did get our asses kicked by your arty thrashers, lol.
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"History is written by the victors."- attributed to Winston Churchill
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You can ask the caldari about that. I wasn't there and relied on their reports of the incident.
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^ This. With regard to Innia logistics, big props to X Gallentius for having his own personal Atron flotilla fitted and ready to give out to strangers like a giant Halloween candy dish of death.
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A current member of SOUTH sent me the following eve-mail tis morning. In the interest of being fair to both sides of the story, I'm posting it for you here:-------What the hell?Your article has been published - it's propably too late now but I'm yet going to try to atleast correct some stuff because most infos provided were obviously based on an Interview with Killer, ignore my grammar, I'm German."TheKiller122 (TK122) strongly advised against the assault from the beginning of planning, citing the presence of pirate organizations Snuff Box and Rainbow Dash Friends between them and their target."Killer pushed for assaults on Nisuwa and Enaluri, he made this clear whenever he got on Teamspeak, the warnings concerning Snuff Box and RDF came from a different direction."SOUTH FC TK122 called for a light fleet of Frigates and Destroyers to slip past Rainbow Dash and begin plexing efforts, but he was overruled by his alliance leader who ordered a heavy fleet with BS and BC support to punch through instead."Wrong, Killer was pushing for BC's/BS's after our small Frigate/Destroyer fleet got fucked over.When our fleet got jumped by a dozen of T3's etc. he ordered us to burn back to the Nisuwa gate while in Oin/Ked(not sure which one it was) and wait out the timer in order to be able to jump again - the majority wasn't even pointed, he could've simply told us to warp off.After 3/4 of the fleet got through the gate and back in Nis a Cyno was reported in Oin/Ked, Killer, yet after having been fucked over by Snuff 30 seconds ago - for no reason - decided to let the fleet jump again.And this is also where the funny part starts, Thunder openly critized Killer for this action - and Killer decided to just head off, leaving his fleet in Nis without making an announcement - without even announcing the new FC.
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Ah it's nice to see the failed abortions of EVE needing to feel relevent.
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Confirming we dont use guardians for support in out t3 gangs ;-)
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This is now the second alliance that Thunder1971 has been publically acknowledged as killing. He was ever-so helpful in imploding those filthy roleplayers Ushra'Khan. Reset all of your blues and leave your alliance mates to high-tail it out of Geminate. As an unbiased third party, let me give you a hint Thunder. When a person of importance speaks out within your organization and boycotts an action, maybe you should listen instead of acting like rambo all the time.
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wasnt damarr in southern renegades its every alliance hes in that dies hes like poison
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Listen to gavin guys hell pull you thru Best cal mil fc ever .....
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It was fun until the drama within the Alliance started ........... shouldnt that be damar ;) trololol
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Why do that it will encourage the farmers .............. and t2s a nice living ;)
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I stand corrected. Took forever to find, but it was a SCUM vigi that was engaged, along with a guardian-supported fleet.
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While I can not comment on the events in Nisuwa, I am able to provide some perspective on the Eha offensive. I was personally responsible for FCing a significant proportion of the fleets on the Friday and Saturday (EU Time). The fleets were predominately CCDM, OKKM and HATEF members operating in a planned offensive in conjunction with SOUTH. We fought hard, and I feel we fought well, but there were a significant number of factors against us that turned what was an enjoyable engagement into a demoralizing defeat for the Caldari. Firstly, a total lack of logistical (I don't mean rep's I mean materiel) support meant that many of our pilots were having to fund their own losses. When this is combined with the lower average skill points of Cal Mil pilots when compared to Gal Mil, along with the inability of Cal Mil to field more than 20-25 pilots at a time meant that after the Nisuwa offensive failed, we were outnumbered at least 3-1. We had some good engagements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... but while we were winning some battles, the sheer volume of Gallente pilots in system after the failure in Nisuwa guaranteed we would not succeed. Of interest though was the apparent inability of the Gal's to cope with two offensives, and I do wonder whether the result would've been different if the Nisuwa assault had continued longer than it did. The fall of Innia wasn't due to anything more than a total apathy on the part of the corporations basing themselves there. (HATEF not being one of them). While I did try to assist in it's defence, if they're not going to defend their own home, why should we do it for them? CalMil is crippling itself. The power play politics of the CEO's of the corporations, the deceitful tactics employed between corporations within individual alliances is what is preventing CalMil from uniting. I flew in HATEF (Founding Corp of Totally Consentual) and in SOUTH, and the problem is very simple. Too many "chiefs" that want to massage their own ego's, and the indians are used like tools to serve that purpose. I've now defected to the Gallente Militia. Not because I am not a "Patriot" of the Caldari (my toon is Caldari afterall) but because the total incompetency, and self serving nature of the majority of the so called leaders I came across led me to believe that we'll never rise again until once more, the Gallente have annihilated the Caldari, and the current leaders are torn asunder. Figuratively of course.
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I was told he tried to join after RONIN disbanded and they told him to pound sand.
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Do people have jobs and play EVE how is this so?
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After the Nisuwa offensive failed? I´m sorry dude, you are now Gallente and all but I have to tell you: Qcats -the corp that lives in Nisuwa- didn´t come to Innia (well Chatgris was there for a while I guess that´s where you take the 3-1 outnumbered data?) and IF the peeps in Nis HAD show up trust me it would have been done much quicker.I´ll show you this battlereport. It´s api verified. Can you see the NUMBERS there? go ahead and take a look and tell me about outnumbered 3-1 again.http://just.killmail.org/?a=kill_rela...Hint: if our list of friendlies seems longer, it´s because our pilots reshipped and came back.Now go take a look at this vid: I don´t care much for the music but yeah that´s us warping into your people, and yes we were outnumbered. http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...Why not just admit that in some fights you had more numbers in some we had more numbers but the simple truth is you guys got outflown?. Deal with it. Thinking about what actually really happened makes for learning towards future engagements. Hiding behind the "wah wah we were blob" doesn´t.
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Hey I´m on that video! 0/
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Thanks again for this article, need more ^^
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ahhh yes it was ibs who joined not his corp doh .................................
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No stefan, don't leave me :(
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Now that the Gallente alts have left CalMil for Rainbow dash - maybe we an all work together again.Co-operation was never gonna happen while idiots were letting Gallente alts into Caldari fleets.
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When you finally shoot at another ship and not a pos module - you can come back and comment null bear.
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as the gate camping vigi that died i can confirm that south had nothing to do with it, unless they have alts in GE. only lossmail theyve appeared on for me was a tristan., killmails are a different story :D
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get [wrecked] Calmil
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I don't know who you are but you sir are an idiot. There was only one person who failed Ushra'Khan and that was Tempest. I loved my time in UK and had some of my best eve memories form UK but you can't put any blame on me for UK fail. And SR isn't dead it just moved to greener pastures due to the failed backing of some key members of the assault. So before posting just because someone told you something check your sources and that should go for everyone about posting anything.
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It was very fun for us aswell I particularly liked the fight against your maller/augoror fleet that we welped in frigs. Maybe SOUTH will come back to FW in the future.
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I've been part of Southern Renegades and yes the ideas were good, we had the members, but we lacked a good leadership and needed more experienced FC's like TK. Oh, we left for BORG yes, but this time we'll retaliate!
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Hey Juan, yes you are on that video lol. I wasn't referring to the Innia engagements, but those that took place in Eha. The video is of an engagement in Eha. As for numbers, I know that in the majority of engagements we were outnumbered. Those where we chose to engage, it wasn't by much though. As for whether the pilots in Nisuwa had come to your assitance, I can't confirm this as I don't know for sure who was operating in Nisuwa on the Gallente side, what I do know is that we saw at least 2 cyno's light up, which we guessed were new ships being moved in. Nowhere in my post is there a mention of "blobbing" by the Gallente. It was a great operation, and for me demonstrated that the Gallente Militia are more organised, not just in terms of how they communicate, but also in their ability to deploy additional logistical (again, referring to ships and materiel not pilots) support rapidly. To paraphrase, the Gallente Militia leadership really do seem to demonstrate the point made in the phrase "armchair amateur generals talk tactics, professionals focus on logistics". I just wish the Cal Mil had taken that to heart as much as the Gallente have. In relation to my defection to Gal Mil, it's a result of what I feel to be a total failure in leadership by Cal Mil. I'm not an Intelligence Operative, nor have I ever been for any of the Gallente Militia. It's just that a RL friend of 20 years fly's in Moira, and when at a loose end, I'd rather fly with friends.
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It is very amusing that you think the Gallente are organized. We are far from it. Gallente, like the other militias, are a group or corporations and alliances with very different goals and agendas. The only thing we have going for us is that we tend to get along and no corporation or alliance attempts to control or change the agenda of anybody else. When one Gallente corp or alliances asks for help, 99% of militia will respond.
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LOL this is the worst intel post i have seen in my life.
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This isn't fair. CCP chatgris came and helped us out in Innia. His 10MN AB Coercer turned the tide in several battles and I fear that without his help we would have failcascaded.
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On a more serious note. gf to all the Caldari who defended Innia. It takes balls to fight when outmatched - balls that most players in Eve sorely lack. You guys fought until the bitter end. +1.
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Dude you need to do an article on B O R G those guys kick ass, I was in borg for 3 months (TLC. corp) and at no point whatsoever have their home system been threatened, in fact they have taken a few systems around them and expanded (For the size of the alliance this is a huge achievement). Maybe your much vaunted TheKiller122 should be asking them for advice on pvp, i flew with him a few times and he's too concerned with posturing and "x up if this is the best fleet you've ever been in" to work out strategy properly. Maybe you should do an article on the time he warped a carrier to the gate and told it to jump, for example. It promptly died. If we ever lost a fight, it was never by much. I've left B O R G to try wormhole space, but I would recommend their leadership, guile, cunning, tenacity, and epic trolling skills...They have easily got the 3 best FC's in the militia. If you are Caldari militia, accept no substitute.
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This is a very funny post. I am already in BORG. I love have people bitch over my fleets yet i am one of the only people to be able to pull numbers of the ship types required. If im so "Bad" why do people fly with me ??
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I will have to say that Thunder Yes didn't lead SR that well but i wouldn't say he burnt the alliance what so ever. Once my corp left and another was dieing through corp issues. there was only close friends left who decided to move and try something new this doesn't mean SR has failed what so ever. Means they are trying new things. They only lost most of their alliance due to the fact they wanted to move to something new and the others didn't and i wish them all the best in the future and hope to fly with them again.
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Thank you. Yes if SR has more FCs things would have been allot different.
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Gavin tried his hardest to get people in Caldari Militia to listen to him. No-one would. I spoke with gavin a couple of times and Disagreed with him but also agreed on some aspects. Gavin is a great FC and great leader. Massive Loss to Caldari Militia. I loved worked along side Gavin in the past and hope to do it again. O/ Gavin.
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The biggest problem with FW posts is there is so many "leaders" and so many people. If Funky speaks to 10 people he will still upset more. he cant talk to everyone on both sides so hay. Either agree with the post or don't if you want your say to be heard mail him see if he will post your opinions in the next post i am sure he will be willing Yet pull your head out of your ass and speak your mind not just bitch when you don't agree.
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Stefan if Correct. in his words " There are far to many small corps " 10 man corps are pointless in FW. because they are not in a alliance and not organised with everyone else.
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Also... I have only ever had 3 carriers on a gate. Was SR members when i said JUMP it was JUMP through the Cyno you fucking moron. thats why when your right click a Carrier it says JUMP! .. I love stupid comments.
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Don't worry. We will still be around to fight with you. I enjoyed fighting you guys so i look forward to more fun i enjoyed it because there wasn't any bullshit local Smack talk was just pure fun and GFs. will look for you guys on the field.
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Fair enough, I've been out of BORG for a week so didn't realise you'd seen the light. I never said you were a bad fc, I said you made some bad decisions as you were too concerned with looking good to fleet members - which is why a lot of them joined your fleet, granted, but you didn't exactly hold your space when in SR, did you? Fleet numbers don't tell the whole story mate.
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So there was a cyno on the gate and it was the pilot who made the wrong decision? Fleet win or loss ultimately falls on the FC's head, you should have clarified to him what you meant. Simples.
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As the phrase goes, "The South will rise again!" I had loads of fun with you guys and I hope to see you guys back on the field of battle again.
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nice read, keep it up
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It's just BCMD (basic caldari militia drama).Who ever is in caldari militia long enough is totally imune to it.The faction warfare is a farmville pendulum that swings back and forth.
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You make me laugh so hard!!!!Did you really say that B O R G kick ass???After Mr Poison and me took down Asakai we went to Agoze last Friday.At this very moment Agoze is at 63% and rising, due to 2 people harrassing BORG and plexing there with our alts.I think I have about 60 Borg kills in the last 2 days alone.So please dont say they kick ass because they are pretty much horrible.
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and to support this statement: http://eve.battleclinic.com/ki... as I speak it hasnt updated yet but already over 60 kills

As the great SalubriousSky said
"I will, we will, need all of you for the marathon of all EVE sessions...kids will not get fed, wives will not get fucked, cars will not be washed, mothers calls will not be answered...that is the commitment we will need if this is to be a complete success."

We will not stop. We will not be stopped. We push on and over dead corpses and ship debris in our march to victory. We fly for our brothers in arms. We fly for our pride and the Alliance. WE FLY FOR THE STATE!!!! WE FLY... FOR NISUWA!!!
-Southern Renegades Pre-War speech, May 3rd.

Another offensive in Black Rise has come and gone, and once again the Caldari have found themselves on the receiving end of a drubbing. As much as the Gallente Militia would love to take credit for another victory, their role in this failure cascade of supreme incompetence was surprisingly minor. Not content to merely shoot themselves in the foot, this invading force seems to have looked down a shotgun barrel at point-blank range and pulled the trigger.

Our story begins shortly after the fall of Enaluri on April 14th. A maximum effort to wrest the Gallente's most heavily defended system, Nennamaila, resulted in a forceful ejection. Still, this close-fought battle gave the Caldari hope for the future. Time was required to lick wounds and prepare for another assault, some shuffling between corps and alliances had to happen, and the new Caldari brotherhood needed to be solidified.

Maintaining secrecy, the Caldari organized for a coordinated assault on two systems at the same time. Southern Renegades would take the lead on a massive assault against Nisuwa, while Templis Dragonaors, State Section 9, Totally Consensual and others would build up forces in Innia for an assault against Eha, the system that forced Ev0ke out of FW when they failed to push the Gallente out.

The three weeks directly following Enaluri were decidedly quiet on the Gallente front. Fights, the professed main motivation of Gal Mil's core members, were scarce, and aside from a Caldari sacking of Heydieles, action was in short supply. Gal Mil alliance Monkeys with Guns. <BNANA> suffered worst during this period as they saw 60 member corporation Nintendo Power leave them for greener pastures in null sec, citing a complete lack of action and opportunities to make money in FW with so few fights to be had. In other houses, activity steadily dropped off to a quiet hum as pilots took some time for R&R outside of FW duties.

Those hums became whispers, and lead to talk as Innia began to see a population bloom during the last few days of April. Gallente Intelligence channels that had been devoid of stolen communications began to chatter with reports of Caldari assets being built up. The rest of Gal Mil was notified, and Justified Chaos began moving assets to Eha in response to the buildup. Caldari peeking into Eha were warned via local that should Eha approach 30%, a crushing response would be levied against Innia.

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