by Thane Carios
(Evenings End Station) Conflux expert, Prof. Athena Shaiden of Sutonia University has released the results of the scans she made of the Gurge/Dark Crossroads gate infestation on 105.10.22.
“After one failed attempt to scan the infestation, where I was jumped by a C8 Sentient, with my ship – and the scan result destroyed – I was able to make a second scan attempt which has provided us with useful, if surprising, data,” said ShaiDen. “During my second scan attempt, I had backup from pilots JokeR_GdI, Hifly3 and Reyman. I took one extensive set of scans focusing on the infestation ports, and then had Reyman put a single nuke into the infestation – after which I took an identical second set of scans.
“What the data showed was that the infestation took the expected amount of damage from the nuke – but what was different was that it very quickly began regenerating. Usually, once an infestation is damaged, the damage remains. So what we are seeing here is either a new type of infestation – or perhaps there are conflux in the sealed-off Dark Crossroads sector actually ‘repairing’ the infestation almost as quickly as we are damaging it.”
Dr Nevin Yrral, Director of TRI Corporation, Research Division (TRI-R) is working closely with Prof. ShaiDen and her team to try to come up with a new approach to attacking the regenerative infestations. “We have some ideas,” said Yrral, “and we have also had extensive input from the people at Lexxor. It may day a couple of days, but we will come up with something.”
Yrral added that continued bombardment of the infestations at this time, is probably a waste of valuable resources and credits.
In addition to the novel infestation, pilots also saw new “messages” broadcast from the Conflux sentients defending the infestation in the Gurge.:
Decryption and translation efforts are in-progress.