by Brother Ambrosius
(edited by Thane Carios)
(Quantar Core) Duelists have disappeared from all stations and it is just now being noticed. It is clear that this is a specific coordinated effort. The questions are “who” and “why.” After a small effort was undertaken to get Duelists producing again last evening, someone stripped the produced Duelists – as well as all of the commodities needed to produce them – from Great Pillars Station.
Typically, the reasons for Duelist stripping are related either to economic greed (i.e. cornering the market and charging outrageous prices for an item at private markets), or to weaken an opponent’s ability fight. In this case, there is a POS in Dark Gateway called Port Royal-apcehan that is charging exorbitant prices – which would appear to support the “greed motive.” It is believed that this station belongs to the squad Ka3aKN which frequently flies under pirate tags. They appear to be pirating from stations rather than from individual pilots.
In any case, space is a more dangerous place now because of this activity and pilots should take immediate action both to ensure Duelist supplies are available when needed, and to ensure the commodities needed to make Duelists – including “down the line base commods” – are available.