I know nothing about the area that I live in. I consider myself fairly social but I have learned that I have a long way to go in the grand game of knowing people.
Molden Heath is a loop with an attachment to high sec at the 'handle'. On one side of the loop there is a high sec pocket. It is two low sec systems away from the solid swath of empire high sec. It is composed of four systems. I've visited them a few dozen times back when I could still do sites in high sec. My alts sometimes cut through them when moving things. For the most part, it's a blacked out section of space that doesn't really exist to me.
I've learned that it contains a vast, amount of drama and I am amazed.
Molden Heath has a healthy population of pirates. It also has a population of anti-pirates. I've never thought much about them. They exist in the area. They will probably try to kill me if they find me alone. I don't know what they do with their time. They don't talk to us or respond in local. Sometimes we have fights. They used to use massive numbers of blackbirds but have recently stopped and picked up their game a bit.
But I know nothing about them. It never occurred to me that they lived in the high sec pocket. In retrospect that was rather stupid of me. At least two of the systems have stations and I always see people when I pass through. But, I have been living in low sec and associating with the people that live there. I never gave those high sec systems a thought. I know that people occasionally mine there, but people also mine in Teonsude's ice belt with a low sec gate hovering right there. Doing crazy things seems to be about the norm for Eve players.
I stopped reading the forums last October. I skim them now for major topics but I no longer spend large amounts of time reading them. Crime and Punishment is always an interesting section and a link diverted me to a discussion about a part of Molden Heath I never knew about.
This thread is about their internal fight. It is hard to read because the original poster is somewhat insane and makes very little sense. I learned a lot, after I sifted through it, about the space that I live in. This thread made no sense but I read it anyway.
It seems that the people who live in the high sec pocket call it 'The Island'. Several groups live there and roleplay(?) I think. I'm not really sure. The entire series of posts were to amazing. However, one group that I've seen around the area some, seems to be in a fight with another group. They also feel that they have killed us constantly and I don't really know what else.
All in all the entire thing is an insane but fascinating look into the place that I live. Its like having neighbors you never knew about. It makes me want to hang out in the high sec pocket to see if they are going to war with each other.
I obviously need to meet more people and gain a few more chat channels. I feel bad having missed out on all of this after living in Molden Heath for the last year.