Today, New Eden is filled with tens of thousands of real-world gamers (known in-game as "Capsuleers") who are finding their way in a universe filled with thousands of star systems and countless planets, moons, asteroids and space stations. To survive in New Eden you can follow any open-ended space life you please. From trading to manufacturing to mining to piracy, the universe is your oyster. But then there's the countless organizations, corporations, warring factions and the militia they inspire.
So what went down in B-R5RB, a dead-end star system located in the lawless ("Nullsec") Immensea region of New Eden?
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Like many conflicts in the real-world that spiral chaotically out of control after a seemingly innocuous event, "The Bloodbath of B-R5RB" kicked off with the (presumably) accidental non-payment of a bill to New Eden's automated "police force," CONCORD, that registered the sovereignty of B-R5RB. The system had recently been transferred to a player corporation, but, strangely, CONCORD couldn't extract the required funds from the corporation's account. CONCORD immediately dropped its sovereignty, leaving the system up for grabs for any other corporation to claim. This is the spark that started the fire.