Third Gatherers head off in the direction of Area 53 - South West. They do not return.

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Hive Etzli tests the defences of the Hive Leukos with a handful of drones. The drones do not survive the experience.

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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.

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Force 8 53SW report the neutralization of five Hive Etzli drones found wandering into Area 53 - South West, at the cost of two warriors.