Curatores Veritatis Alliance (CVA) has officially entered the Amarr-Minmatar Factional Warfare zone. A long-standing 0.0 institution, CVA actually has roots in the Amarr militia and their return is a welcome sight to beleaguered crusaders following the Burn Huola campaign. FactionWarfare.com reached out to CVA Executor Equinox Daedalus to talk about CVA’s return and the kind of impact the 24th Imperial Crusade could expect from a large influx of experienced pilots.
Reginald Sakakibara: Why did CVA leave nullsec?
Equinox Daedalus: CVA has not nor will it ever abandon Providence. Some CVA members came to us asking for the okay for them to go and assist Amarrian FW dudes in conflict against the evils that spread because of the Minnie and Gallente problems.
Reginald Sakakibara: Why did CVA choose to join Amarr factional warfare?
Equinox Daedalus: Well we certainly were going to join the Minnies. 🙂 We have and always will continue to have an Amarrian core (even though tragically our great leader Aralis has stepped away from EVE) and I always try to assist our old alliance mates such as PIE and any other Amarrian militia members that come and ask. We usually keep to our own goals of the “expansion” of Amarrian space, which is what we do through our Operation Deliverance Campaign. Hopefully someday the Empress will allow us to claim Providence for the empire as well as see the dedication/effort of those in our alliance (Caldari/Gallente/Minnie) alike and grant us citizenship properly.
Reginald Sakakibara: What does CVA hope to accomplish as a member of the militia?
Equinox Daedalus: Work as a CVA-only unit. In Providence one of our main problems (not that it’s a huge problem) is that we don’t have alot of “just” CVA options to work with. We usually try to include everyone in Providence who wants to help out. Usually one month out of the year we have a FW tour to work with CVA fleets, CVA FCs, CVA fleetmembers. We use this time to work as smaller groups and have a bit more fun without the uber stress of the sov war aspects of things. Our goal is to help the militia as best as we can. Obviously we have a lot who want to help but a lot who have things at home to take care of so ultimately I am never sure how it will totally work out. It depends upon who leads and who pushes fleets.
Reginald Sakakibara: What are CVA’s views on the Burn Huola campaign?
Equinox Daedalus: Well removing Minnies from space that should be Amarrian is always going to be an important goal. Obviously fighting outnumbered and dealing with what the Amarrian Militia has to deal with makes it more of a challenge than some are willing to take on.
Reginald Sakakibara: Has CVA chosen a home system?
Equinox Daedalus: Yes, but we aren’t going to openly advertise it.
Reginald Sakakibara: How long is CVA planning on staying?
Equinox Daedalus: Timetables are never set in stone but we have some goals as well as other things after summer coming up so we shall see.
Reginald Sakakibara: Do you have any additional comments?
Equinox Daedalus: I hope that we and others of Providence who join to assist are able to help out (I know -7- are joining in as well) we always welcome people to try and help.
With Equinox Daedalus juggling numerous responsibilities as CVA deploys to the warzone, we also reached out to another contact for information on CVA’s involvement. FactionWarfare.com, assisted by Ryuu Novak of WINMATAR. Biohazard, contacted one of the CVA diplomats that “caused” CVA’s return: Condor Amarr of CVA’s Black Watch Guard [BWGRD].
Reginald Sakakibara: How did you “cause” this deployment?
Condor Amarr: I have a long history in FW. Both from my time in PIE and then with Black Watch Guard. I was contacted by some old friends about the Burn Huola campaign. Initially the plan was just my Corp, but when I approached EQ about it, he seemed interested in bringing the Alliance back into FW proper for a little while.
Reginald Sakakibara: When you were contacted about Burn Huola, were your old friends desperate for help or were they more “come get in on the kills” ?
Condor Amarr: Definitely not desperate. They are very motivated people. They simply knew that BWGRD has a history of being a bit of a thorn in the side of the Minnies in our TZ, so they thought we may want to have some FW fun again.
Reginald Sakakibara: So you approached Equinox and he seemed supportive of returning to FW for a while. Could you talk a little bit about CVA’s previous interactions with the militia?
Condor Amarr: It’s been a complex relationship. CVA juggled a lot. We are a Sov holding Alliance, as well as being well known for our “rare” NRDS ROE. CVA has always been welcome to assist the Amarr Militia in any way they could… It’s just hard when there are elements within the Militia itself who are pirates and, as such, are actually an enemy of CVA.
Reginald Sakakibara: I have one hard question (if you don’t mind).
Condor Amarr: Sure.
Reginald Sakakibara: There are some rumors in the militia that CVA is just looking to farm Loyalty Points without really committing to the warzone. Would you care to respond to those allegations?
Condor Amarr: Gladly. That couldn’t be further from the truth. This is primarily a PvP deployment for us. We are looking to fly with some old friends and shoot some old enemies (hi Ushra’Khan :p ). The LP has no real bearing at all. We’d be here either way.