On Wednesday night, a host of Pandemic Legion ships were seen docking and undocking from the B-R5 outpost and evacuating assets freely, despite it being held by RAZOR Alliance, a CFC member and ostensibly hostile to PL. There are hundreds of billions of PL alliance assets trapped in this outpost, as B-R5 had been the primary staging system of Pandemic Legion in the Halloween War until it was captured in a brutal 21-hour conflict.
In Darkness of Despair alliance chat, Ghost Storm posted the following skype log:
Ghost Storm: Hi
Ghost Storm: WTF why PL have dock right in b-r??
numismancer: talk to sort, elo, union and zumzat
numismancer: pl wanted a deal to abandon n3
This, and player reports of the evacuating PL ships in B-R5, provoked a forum discussion at Failheap Challenge asking about the rumor. Grath Telkin, CEO of Sniggerdly, one of Pandemic Legion's founding corporations and occasional TMC contributor confirmed the rumors in a reply.
I don't throw allies under a bus, Vince is something I consider and Efriend, and despite how things go with him and other people we have dealings with, Vince has always been there and always had our back.
That said, my corp, my fucking corp, took a hit of around 1.5 trillion isk. My alliance as a whole took a shot to the nuts somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.5trillion isk. Those numbers are beyond staggering in nature and dwarf the amount of money more than half the alliances in EVE will ever see, much less recover from.
And right now thats what needs to happen.
I need my people to get a chance to recover.
I've been in PL for a really long time, and all the welps we've had have been chump change to the actual members in comparison to the losses we're facing here, and coupled with BL knocking on the door in Drones near constantly I made a judgement call to get my people whole.
I eat a shit sandwich, I pull back, I get my people right, I get my house right, and I get my cap fleet back in order, and then we see where life is and how things are going.
I don't expect people to like my call, and personally your opinions on my call mean less than fuck all, what matters to me is how my people are doing and dealing with things and how the future of the alliance looks, and the best way for me to do that is to back our shit up to our house and have some Legion on Legion combat up north.
Anything outside of how the alliance recovers is irrelevant to me[.]