From EVE History
|Region Name||Great Wildlands|
|Occupied by||Thukker Tribe (NPC)|
|Average Security Status||0.0|
The Great Wildlands is a region in the east of the Eve cluster. To the north is Molden Heath and the Minmatar Republic whilst to the south is Scalding Pass. The Great Wildlands are not formally occupied by any one alliance. Sovereignty however lies with the Thukker Tribe.
The region of the Great Wildlands has long been a hotly contested area amongst space faring factions
The early days saw the appearance of some of the first pod pilots from Empire. A number of independent corporations operated in the region, with informal diplomatic relationships.
The explosive emergence of the Curse Alliance soon saw, the Great Wildlands, a passage way to Empire and neighboring region to be annexed and become one of their many protectorates. This sparked a small band of rebels to form an opposing alliance known as the Great Wildlands Pact, led by Ginger Magician of October Snow. This rebel group was quickly dispatched by Curse Alliance forces within a couple months. From then on little large scale resistance remained, with perhaps one notable exception, The Organ Grinder and Company. The "Organ Grinders", as they were commonly referred to, had a strong network of friends and sympathizers and traced its presence in the Wildlands from before Curse Alliance days. The "Organ Grinders" were only a small thorn in the sole of the giant that was Curse Alliance, but they refused to leave and maintained a guerrilla war. Out of all the corporations that came and left the Wildlands, the "Organ Grinders" were the only ones to watch both the rise and fall of the Curse Alliance, and at the end had a small part to play when the Curse Alliance crumbled and its many factions were returning to Empire. Noumena, CEO of TOGCO, engaged the leaving Curse Alliance convoy of Xirtam, but when informed of their intentions, helped escort them out safely instead.
After the fall of the Curse Alliance the Great Wildlands found itself without a true master. The Curse Alliance corporations who has been tasked with population and defending Great Wildlands held a meeting. These, now ex-Curse Alliance corporations, agreed to stay and create a new alliance. To prove to the world that they new alliance was not just a shadow of Curse Alliance everyone with an interest in Great Wildlands was invited and Hundreds of pilots travelled to E02 to attend, and for a brief moment, old enmities were put aside and hard bargaining on the future of the Great Wildlands began. The main issue of concern was whether the Great Wildlands should be controlled as a closed region, or an open one. This played a large part in dividing the factions, where a single strong entity could have emerged if their had been unity in this view. However, it was not to be and not long into the negotiations things erupted into violence, with one faction led by CoreTech & M.Corp taking up position on the M-M gate blockading the route back to Empire. Thus beginning the next conflict for the control of the Great Wildlands
Keiretsu vs. FOUNDATI0N
After the failed E02 meeting, two main factions emerged. A group of corporations formerly of the Fade Union, became the main part of FOUNDATI0N and the Keiretsu consisting of many ex-Curse Alliance corporations that saw the Wildlands as their home.
At first it seemeded the Keiretsu would be triumphant as they extend control across the entire region and won every single engagement against FOUNDATI0N, but Keiretsu underestimated FOUNDATI0N and FOUNDATI0N recruited a lot of new corporations notably Millennium increasing their size to almost triple that of Keiretsu. Not long after this the tide swung the other way. Keiretsu held out for a few months but it was futile as FOUNDATI0N, with its numerical superiority simply kept coming. The weaker corporations in Keiretsu corporations left leaving CoreTech, M.Corp and a few smaller corps to fight FOUNDATI0N alone - after two weeks of nonstop fighting the founders of Keiretsu, CoreTech and M.Corp, disbanded the alliance. Some of the remaining joined FOUNDATI0N, and for a brief time the region has a spell of peace.
Veritas Immortalis, an alliance comprised of corporations formerly of the old Stain Alliance moved into the area, and with the assistance of Shinra quickly took over the core systems. FOUNDATI0N still held on in the back regions for some time. Fighting a guerilla war against the occupiers. Their last starbase was destroyed in V-IH6B on 2005-12-20 by a small Veritas Immortalis fleet.
As part of the coalition against Red Alliance, Veritas Immortalis gained new territory in the resource rich Scalding Pass. As more of their corps consolidated their position there, some remained behind in the Wildlands. With this power vacuum, a number of small corporations, the original FOUNDATI0N, who had continued to fight through guerrilla warfare tactics, and Namtz'aar k'in along with Tactical Narcotics Team began to contest the area. At that time Veritas Immortalis and Lotka Volterra had pushed Red Alliance back to a single outpost and it seemed as if one final push would be all that was needed.
War for Great Wildlands
Veritas Immortalis had been using its superior numbers to hold off the insurrection in the Great Wildlands and trying for the final push, along side Lotka Volterra, against Red Alliance’s last outpost. Foundation had been unable to cause significant damage to Veritas Immortalis over the winter of 2005, and even with the constant help of Namtz'aar k'in and Tactical Narcotics Team the Veritas Immortalis numbers were still too great.
In May 2006, the "7Q CAMP” was commenced to choke one of Veritas Immortalis main supply lines to empire space. Lead by G0rg0n, of Borderlands Corp during the US time zones and Valdor Hag and DeeJunky during the Euro time zones, and aided by Tactical Narcotics Team, Veritas Immortalis was forced to use other, more treacherous supply routes. BDL’s small corporation allies, Order of the Lost Souls and Decimus-X, who had for a long time been guerilla fighting on their own against Veritas Immortalis had shifted their attacks to Veritas Immortalis’s secondary supply routes. Veritas Immortalis’s ability to re-supply took massive damage over the course of the summer. At this point, Borderlands Corp rejoined Foundation, and G0rg0n began duties as FDN's primary Fleet Commander. Foundation membership began to grow. Veritas Immortalis attempted to put more pressure on the 7q camp by deploying carriers on a regular basis(which at that point were still new to eve, and some of which met their demise at the hands of FDN and IMP) and Foundation and allies had to answer with carriers of their own or face a breach in the long running 23 hour a day camp. Foundation eventually did answer with Alazais and G0rg0n getting a carrier of his own and both of them remained on the frontline constantly fighting out numbered (which was Foundation specialty) for the remainder of the summer.
By fall, Red Alliance had begun their push back against Veritas Immortalis and Lotka Volterra. Veritas Immortalis had been committing more and more troops to try and break the Foundation camp and the damage started to take its toll. Veritas Immortalis needed more numbers to keep up the fighting in Great Wildlands and fight Red Alliance at the same time. Foundation were smaller and had been doing a 23 hour a day camp for several few months and needed more allies to finally make a push on Veritas Immortalis. Both sides gained powerful allies, Foundation gaining Imperium Alliance and Veritas Immortalis gaining the legendary INFOD in mid-september 2006. This meant that Veritas Immortalis could withdraw some of their troops from Great Wildlands to send to the front against Red Alliance.
Imperium Alliance had larger numbers than INFOD and based themselves in the E02 system whilst INFOD based out of N-DQ0D. The smaller but better organized INFOD had managed to defeat Imperium Alliance after several battles in EO2 with the help of Veritas Immortalis. Foundation fared better against the larger numbers of the two forces and managed to retake their old home of V-IH and populated the pipe down to N-DQ0D.
The tables now turned, Veritas Immortalis and INFOD now looking in at Veritas Immortalis’s former territory, the two forces decided to camp 7q in the hopes of strangling the Foundation and Imperium Alliances supply line as was once done to them. Both sides knew this would have to be resolved and it culminated in a final large fleet battle. Veritas Immortalis and their allies Lotka Volterra, INFOD and Knights of the Southern Cross Vs Foundation, Imperium Alliance and Tactical Narcotics Team.
(Video of the battle, made by INFOD -LocknLoad 6 Final- http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/damige/locknload6highfinal.wmv
Winter 2006 - The Second War
For the first time in years there was peace in the Great Wildlands. With Veritas Immortalis and allies gone, Imperium Alliance and Foundation came to an agreement about how to split up the territory. Foundation with a member count at the time close to 50 where to keep the V-IH to N-DQ0D pipe they reclaimed during the war. Imperium with their much larger member count were to take the E02 half of the Great Wildlands. During the peace time, rumour that Veritas Immortalis had reached the Great Wildlands and not long after that Xirtam, the leader of Imperium had forged an alliance with INFOD and remnant corporations of Veritas Immortalis. The member count swelled to 2500 members and the second incarnation of the Curse Alliance formed in Jan 07. Foundation was asked to join Curse Alliance but refused, and instead remained allied to them. Bad blood between most of the Curse Alliance members and Foundation had sparked diplomatic incidents, which quickly lead to the second war of the Great Wildlands.
The second war was not as black and white as the first. One of Curse Alliance’s FC’s [Dreamworks] tried to avoid firing on his old allies whenever possible as did Foundation to him and those that followed him. Both sides had members that had worked together in the past and grudgingly fought each other when there was no other choice.
The war continued and the small corporations that had aided Foundation in the previous war had finally merged with them pushing up their member count. Though Curse Alliance out numbered their enemy nearly 6:1, they suffered heavy losses. Foundation did not have the numbers to push Curse Alliance out of the region until Cult of War allied with Foundation. Soon the war did not last for much longer as Curse Alliance was pushed out to the 7q-8z2 system where attempted a final stand against Cult of War on 26/02/07. Cult of War’s infamous remote repairing network lead them to dominating the battle, only losing 4 ships to Curse Alliance’s 29.
Video footage of the fight from Cult of War - http://dl.eve-files.com/media/corp/kaar/7q_stomp.wmv
Curse Alliance left the Great Wildlands. Foundation and Cult of War made the same deal with that Foundation previously had with Imperium Alliance, and peace came to the region once again in the early spring of 2007.
Spring - Summer 2007
The Great Wildlands remained relatively peaceful between early Spring to early Summer. Most of the region was policed by Cult of War and Foundation, though Foundation operated a Not Red Don’t Shoot (NRDS) policy. During that time the only real fighting consisted of skirmishes with small pirate corporations. On the whole, the region was open for free trade and corporations ventured from low security space to expand their trading operations.
In the start of the summer, Cult of War announced that they would be leaving the region to head for the north, and publicly handed over their territory to Foundation. For a period of 2 weeks the Great Wildlands was no longer known as contested space but instead as Foundation space.
However Foundation did not have the numbers to police the entire region successfully and pirates started to make themselves known. Some of the new corporations that had moved into the area, such as Vogon Deconstruction fleet, had also aided in policing the region against Pirates and incursions from the dying fail Curse Alliance.
Summer 2007 - The Third War
A third war began between Veritas Immortalis & Foundation but due to the even numbers and a home advantage Foundation had been able to fight the war and keep policing the region. During this time Foundation attacked a pirate alliance called World Order. As always Foundation fought out numbered and jumped in two of their regular frontline carriers Alazais and Nozaj. However World Order had backup in the form of other corporations who attempted to pirate in Great Wildlands who had been or were being hunted by Foundation. The end result 13 Foundation Vs nearly 50 pirates from various corporations and alliances. Foundation Lost their support fleet and their first capital ship (Nosaj) despite jumping in 2 more carriers. In return they killed barely half the pirate fleet.
The Veritas Immortalis Vs Foundation war stayed on a low scale, with occasional skirmishes mostly going in Foundation’s favour. The war stayed at the level of occasional skirmishes when Evoke arrived in the region as the year moved into mid-summer. Evoke had brought with it a capital fleet the like Great Wildlands had never seen, with a Titan behind it. Both Veritas Immortalis and Foundation kept a low profile and shifted their fighting to outside Evokes main fighting hours.
The presence of Evoke did catch the eye of the other major alliances out side of the Great Wildlands, namely Tao Ceti Federation, which led to a few large fleet battles by the standards of the region. Eventually the Veritas Immortalis, Foundation war picked up momentum and Veritas Immortalis eventually allied with Evoke, Which resulted in two main clashes both of which Foundation came out on top, though Evoke dominated the logistic against Foundation’s miners and ratters. Foundation learned to keep out of Evokes way and Tao Ceti Federation kept up the pressure on Evoke. Eventually Evoke left the region in pursuit of other goals and the 3rd Great Wildlands war exploded once more.
Video report of the mid summer war by Foundation- http://www.eve-files.com/search.dxd?search=fairlight_midsummer1
Autumn to winter 2007
The war had once again spread over the Great Wildlands and both sides had bolstered their member count as a result. Foundation absorbed some of the smaller corporations that had moved to the region and boasted 500 members. Veritas Immortalis bolstered there numbers to 678 and made old friends in INFOD, now known as The Church, numbering 764. The skirmishes continued with Foundation holding the upper hand, though both sides have suffered some heavy losses in Battleships and Capitals.
As it stands today 17/11/2007 Veritas Immortalis (678 members), The Church (754 members), Talionis Alliance (199 members), Eternal Rising (294 members), Aftermath Alliance (562 members) have allied to defeat Foundation (543 members). The region is very hostile with daily skirmishes of 20man gangs with the occasional spikes of 70 man gangs. There is also regular small-scale capital ship fights. Pirates remain low in number and trade has lessened since the start of the 3rd war. Veritas Immortalis and allies still hold E02 system and Foundation still holds its own space.
Spring - Summer 2008
Spring - Summer 2010
In April 2009, Lord Maldoror, drunken on power and some gin, disbanded FDN. Part of FDN became republic alliance, part became cult of war. Primary and their pet alliances cult of war and gentlemen's club moved to scalding pass for a short time and tried to hold down the region to no avail. Primary sold their space and failcasced into obscurity in mid 2010, followed by their pet alliances cult of war and gentlemen's club. Great Wildlands is currently only inhabited by gentlemen's club, cult of war's carebear remains.
In fall 2010 the region Came under one rule by Republic Alliance commanded by Time3290 and Norsey after the previous CEO's defection to the Northern Coalition (COW's coalition had been officially disbanded at this time). Regular Defense fleets we're formed to prevent the movement of reds in the 7Q-8Z2 system. Many friends of the NRDS community, and others who decided to abide by NRDS joined RE-AL in their efforts at preserving a peacefull and passive pvp region such as Sanctuary Pact, Yarrr and CO and Yulai Federation.
Spring - Summer 2011
Because of FC pressure and short temper, alliance CEO Time3290 began to create personal grudges with members of the alliance, after one faitfull fight in the E02-IK solar system on February 26th 2010 he finally gave his regards to the NRDS colition and left RE-AL, forming his own NBSI corporation called Unforseen.Consequenses.Other people decided to join his insurection to inact war on the Republic alliance. As a side effect other alliances like Sanctuary Pact and Yarr and Co decided to leave the region (or quit the game)
Republic Alliance Numbers before insurection: 386 Republic Alliance numbers after insurection: 274
After succesfully beating Republic Alliance out of the region into a low-sec area to rebuild under the new leadership of Nykitah, Time3290 decided to station mainly in the M-MD3B and N-DQOW systems.
About two weeks later the Yulai Federation -after mooving to low-sec and high-sec- decided to continue operations in the region, commencing pvp roams in the region for presene and pvp practice. Along the side a new coalition had been formed toreplace the old NRDS coalition that was essentially demolished because of Time3290's roles with the channels. This new coalition was called the GWC (Great Wildlands Coalition). It is mainly led by FFU (Faction Francophone Unis), and Yulai Federation.
After beating back reds in the region, the new-found coalition lives in GW mainly in the N-DQOW system under a new way of operation, a new forum, mailing list, intel channel etc.
Time3290's decided under the circumstances to become NRDS once again, forming his own aliance called THE UNTHINKABLES
After just two week back in GW THE UNTHINKABLES went from NRDS to NBSI as Time3290 had to do something after more than once being attacked by the GWC who was blue to THE UNTHINKABLES at the time, Mails was sent to diplo and ships were paid for but after one fight on the NIH gate in M-M where FFU attacked Time3290's Fleet again he set all of the GWC RED, THE UNTHINKABLES at this time was only 100 strong and getting fleets off 15-20 it was a risk for the new Alliance the GWC had over 4000 members and alot of caps.
Time3290 men spent there time killing off the ratter and isk maker of the GWC stopping them from getting ships into GW by camping the out gates into low sec and killing every cyno that went up in GW, The GWC with their numbers had to do somthing fast to stop THE UNTHINKABLES, so a plan was made to attack a pos in NIH, all of the GWC was called to join this op for pos attack The GWC got a very nice fleet 40-50 strong with two carriers as back up, The plan was set and knowing THE UNTHINKABLES only had a 20 man fleet out they went for the POS, This would be the end of the GWC Time found out about the attack and moved his caps out of the way the day before, Time3290 sent in a 8 man sub and 3 carriers as bait, it worked like a dream. GWC FC order was to drop his caps onto the field in return Time3290 dropped 15 more carriers, alot of the sub fleet of the GWC got out but the pos was saved and caps was killed After this fight most of the GWC left GW the ones what was left lost thier POS and ships as THE UNTHINKABLES went on a two week long POS bash killing all POS' around GW. THE UNTHINKABLES are now 400 strong and still in GW and still NBSI.