Adding to the mystery surrounding Capt was an odd tale he spun about his brother being driven to tears and account cancellation by an unnamed Agent of the New Order. According to Capt, this incident and/or ISD policy were responsible for his pulling the plug on his plans for an ISD story on the New Order.
In investigating this further, I uncovered chat logs that added a new angle to the story. The following chat log excerpts record what Capt was doing less than an hour before he initiated his conversation with me.
Capt Lynch > I would like to talk to a CCP playerWhere did this conversation take place, you ask? In the "Help" channel, where pilots from across EVE can get their questions answered by CCP employees and helpful veterans of the game. Capt believed his nemesis had half the GMs under his spell! Who could it be?
ISD Etetia > Capt, To contact a GM, file a petition. To do this press Help (F12) Create new petition
ISD Helebias > Capt Lynch The only way to reach a GM is f12
Capt Lynch > not a GM...half of them work for that asshole I am trying to report
Kable Coolman > work for that "ass hole" to GM?Capt was rebuked for his foul language. Clearly he was angry about someone. It couldn't be me, since at that point I had never had any contact with Capt or his corporation.
Lichna Sihaya > Capt Lynch - email customer service then
ISD Helebias > Capt Lynch Please mind your language here
Kable Coolman > this waint gonan end well
Jercy Fravowitz > Capt Lynch: that is unlikely and if they claimed anything like that it will get them into trouble with real GMs.
Capt Lynch > I;m talking about that New order retard, James 315OK, I guess it could be me. But why was he trying to enlist CCP's support against me an hour before our conversation? He didn't seem very angry when he spoke to me. And why was he convinced the New Order had infiltrated and seized control of the GM staff?
Lichna Sihaya > Capt Lynch what was your problem with James 315?A couple things stand out. First, given the large number of ice fields in Caldari highsec, how could I have taken over the only one near Capt? Second, how could I try to extort isk from someone I had never met? Third, why would it be 100 mill, when everyone and his grandmother knows a mining permit costs 10 mill? And why did none of this come up during my conversation with Capt? As I reviewed the intel, it produced more questions than answers.
Shock > James 315 hahahaahahahah
Droopsack > long live the new order
Capt Lynch > where do I start? The little tit took over the only ice field near me and tried to extort 100 mill from me
Dr Felonius > Bwah hah hah James315 FTW
Droopsack > Capt Lynch with talk like that u will be put on the red pen list sirAnd there was the story about the crying brother again. Capt was so animated that he completely blew off the ISD member's warning about his foul language.
Capt Lynch > oh fuck off
Lichna Sihaya > Capt Lynch - that is 100% normal legal game mechanic
Capt Lynch > do I look like I gove a flying fuck about you borderline scientologist psychos
Grifoner > Capt Lynch who u talking to?
Capt Lynch > James 315's pet minions over here
Droopsack > Capt Lynch seems somewhat disturbed, thats what excessive ice mining does to u
Capt Lynch > I don;t ice mine...but when my brother is reduced to tears cause an agent blew his only mining ship up...I tend to get angry
Lichna Sihaya > Capt Lynch - thats PERFECTLY legal in eveI guess we know what the unnamed Agent said to his brother. There's no clue as to the identity of this Agent, other than the fact that he blew up the mining ship rather than bumping it. If the story was true, that is. But if the story wasn't true, why was Capt going to CCP about it?
Sabin Infernorum > that's hilarious
Capt Lynch > but it isn;t to call my brother a whining carebear cunt
Shock > an 'agent' blew up his ship? that's a new one...
Dunderhead > sorry for your brother but that IS the game
Droopsack > Capt Lynch language!
ISD Helebias > Capt Lynch if you think that the ship loss was not correct, may write a petittion, no one else can help you with it in here and please mind your language. losses happen as well as suicide ganking does, as frustrating as it is
Lichna Sihaya > Capt Lynch - you can try to petition for launguage but thats not very likely to be successufll , you wont get your ship back.. u've use similar languge in this channel
Capt Lynch > Droopsack sorry...I;m just repeating what I saw on my brothers chatlog from your agent
Lichna Sihaya > carebear tears are deliciousSo now I'm to blame if someone's mining ship gets blown up in a New Order system, because I failed to "protect" the miner? Did this miner even pay his mining fee? Doubtful! If he read the Code he would know gankers are welcome in New Order territory.
Capt Lynch > he was there...he didnlt stop the agent though...if he is such a 'protector'...why doesn;t he stop that
Capt Lynch > he was in a 'New order' system
Jercy Fravowitz > Capt Lynch: what is a "new order system"?
xCabalx > Capt Lynch, you whine around because your brother lost a ship? go fly somewhere else in a more friendly space environment with rainbows and love.....
ISD Helebias > Guy's, please stick to the topic from now on
Shock > Jercy Fravowitz bunch of caldari Ice systems where James 315 bumps afk miners
Capt Lynch > no...James 315 is their leader...he is the one who should be held responcible
Droopsack > so many tears :)Capt Lynch left the Help channel. After I finished reviewing this log, I remembered how Capt had asked me to "reign in" my Agents and stop them from can-flipping and dishonoring ransoms. He mentioned Agent Orions Lord by name. Some of the pieces were falling into place.
Kable Coolman > Capt Lynch he aint resbonsible for shit, your bro wasnt smart engouh to protect his own keep, mine in high sec, suck this up, let this be a damm lesson to yer tiny asses, and get over it,
Kable Coolman > " i lost a ship, better call gm"
Could it be that Capt's story was true after all? Perhaps Orions can-flipped Capt's brother (or Capt himself), demanded 100 million isk in ransom, and blew up the ship. Maybe the brother was fictional, and maybe not. One thing was certain: Capt blamed the Supreme Protector for all of it. He went into the Help channel and demanded my head, not the Agent's.
Still, I couldn't make heads or tails of how Capt started from the position of being angry about can-flipping, and then made the leap over to aborted ISD interviews, GM corruption, and a lengthy conversation with me about--well, whatever that conversation was about.
Next time: Lies, lawsuits, and apologies.