This evening a sentient conflux marker was spotted in the Dark Crossroads. Shortly thereafter, the Jumpgate path between Dark Crossroads and The Connection was severed by an conflux infestation. Not long after, the gate connecting Dark Crossroads to the Gurge was also infested.
Pilot FireFly of the TRI Privateers took it upon herself to remove the infestations, hitting first the Gurge/Dark Crossroads infestation. Thankfully other pilots had already built up a stockpile of nuclear weapons at the nearby Evening’s End station.
Shortly before the destruction of the Gurge/Dark Crossroad infestation, a series of 3 plasma storms moved through the Gurge sector, (a shield storm, then an armor storm, then another shield storm). Undaunted, FireFly continued her bombing runs throughout the duration of those storms.
Upon the destruction of the first infestation, pilot FireFly and her wingman Bayonette gained access to the Dark Crossroads system. However at no point, throughout numerous sorties made, were any conflux vessels sighted in either the Gurge or the Dark Crossroads.
Despite pushing through bad weather and nearly falling victim to fatigue during the prolonged campaign to finish off the Connection/Dark Crossroads infestation, at 00:42 Ekoo’s Time (4:42 GMT), the final infestation was destroyed.