Third Gatherers head off in the direction of Area 53 - South West. They do not return.
Hive Etzli tests the defences of the Hive Leukos with a handful of drones. The drones do not survive the experience.
There is a small border skirmish between Hive Etzli and Hive Leukos; the five drones of Hive Etzli are swiftly put down, although at the cost of two of Hive Leukos' warriors.
Force 8 53SW report the neutralization of five Hive Etzli drones found wandering into Area 53 - South West, at the cost of two warriors.