Once again, the Aurora Arcology has opened its doors for refugees, lifting the immigration stop that was in place for nearly a year after the discovery of a Jove Observatory in Irjunen. This was done for security measures as nothing was known at the time & the increasing threat posed by the Seekers and later the Drifters did reinforce the need for the lock-down.
The only time this immigration stop was lifted was to allow the Arcology Convoy to arrive with additional supplies & new immigrants from the overloaded temporary refugee camps near Jita. I thank everyone who participated in this convoy, as it surpassed my expectations!
But with the rising chaos & the ongoing conflicts by the Drifters and the Concord enforced changes to capsuleer sovereignty in nullsec space, it has been decided to lift the immigration stop, despite possible dangers.
the reason is that an institution like the Aurora Arcology center is now more needed then ever. Alot of people will be looking for a new safe haven, trying to escape conflict zones & starting their lives anew in a safe & secure environment.
And as if fate conspired, last evening, when everything was being set up to lift the immigration stop, the Drifters launched a major attack against the Amarr Throne World region, at the Safizon system! This attack is just the latest in a series of attacks by the Drifters, targeting the Amarr for reasons not yet fully understood.
The initial counterattack by the Amarr Navy was repelled by the Drifters, but at a heavy cost. Once the capsuleers arrive to assist the Imperial Navy in their task, the Drifters would be fighting a losing battle.
Yet, it would be no easy victory, hours upon hours of fighting & chasing ships was needed before Safizon could be once again declared safe for travelers. You can read more about this valiant defense by Amarr capsuleers & their allies here: Amarr Coalition Forces defeat Drifter Armada in Safizon.
Coupled with this event, several capsuleers had noticed the Arcology was back online & contacted me regarding refugees they sheltered over the weeks. These refugees were recovered from destroyed capsuleer ships and other places attacked by the Drifters in the throne world region during the past attacks.
Despite that the Arcology was still being relaunched, an agreement was quickly arranged & a transport was deployed to Amarr, where the refugees were waiting to be picked up. This event signaled to me that the Aurora Arcology was more needed then ever in these dark days. I like to thank all those who still had faith in the Aurora refugee center despite its sudden disappearance on the network grid.
Rest assured that as long as the Drifter threat looms over the cluster, the Aurora Arcology will not see another immigration stop unless absolutely needed. Because in these dark days, it's when projects like this are most needed.
Now onward to this week's immigration list. Do note that these refugees are not all from Amarr & that many come from other parts of New Eden. I like to thank Francophobia for his effort in rescuing & securing countless refugees from the Drifter battles. Also thanks to Commander A9, Lord Draconis, Jack Sly, Khaprice, Caroline Grace and many others for their help & support they've lend me & the Arcology in the past months, one way or another.
- 1.386 Civilians
- 40 Construction Workers
- 115 Homeless
- 25 Injured Rescued Slaves
- 1.499 Janitors
- 8 Miners
- 10 Prisoners (Part of the Prison Lend-Lease Program)
- 107 Refugees
- 20 Ship's Crew
- 19 Stranded Pilots
- 1.960 Tourists
- 8.012 Freed Slaves
- 1 Fedo (Datafile:A strange animal)
- 96 Hounds
- 70 Caldari Light Marines
- 249 Freedom Fighters
- 20 Army recruits
- 2.880 Marines
- 430 Militants
- 15 Spies
- 92 Bodyguards
Employees for the Nightclub L'Etoile Rouge
- 43 Female Exotic Dancers
- 478 Male Exotic Dancers
- 6 VIPs
The Aurora Arcology also received a wide array of supplies, from antibiotics & food for the people to decoding software & new databanks to assist us in restarting our networks. A big thanks for all this support! You are the reason the Arcology Project is thriving!