When the New Order first started planning to create an army of gank alts, I was skeptical of Retrievers as a target. They're only a quarter the cost of Mackinaws, after all. But due to the potential of any miner's pod to contain expensive implants, I soon learned that Retrievers are a fine target. Diversity among our kills is also a good thing, because it teaches the miners that any Code violator could be the next to die.
Agent Radimir Lenin and a couple other Knights of the Order killed a Retriever and its pod. The total damage was just under 70 million isk. The "victim" was mining alongside his friend, novistar, who vowed to avenge him with wardecs. Radimir, a member of TEST, was unmoved by the threat.
novistar offered an unanswerable rebuttal. It was one hundred percent true--nobody had any idea who novistar was.
novistar explained that he was much more than he seemed. He didn't really belong to the corp he belonged to. This reminds me of the highsec ice miner who insisted that she wasn't really a highsec ice miner.
novistar demanded that the Knights pay 100 million isk to reimburse his friend for the lost Retriever. I guess the extra isk was for pain and suffering.
Agent NoseCandy, one of the Knights who was in on the kill, asked novistar what happened. novistar was still investigating, since he was AFK at the time. Maybe the real source of his anger was that he blamed himself for not protecting his friend.
novistar unleashed a bombshell: He had powerful friends in nullsec.
Suddenly, the New Order's future was in doubt. What if novistar brought his dreadnoughts into highsec and unloaded on us?
NoseCandy wasn't impressed by novistar's employment history, which was mostly filled with carebear corps. But in early 2010, novistar was in one of TEST's member corps. Did he still hold authority there?
novistar revealed his two-pronged retaliation plan: Hacking and Phoenixes.
TEST, Goons, and others may have irons in the fires of nullsec, but novistar was confident he could get them all to wardec every Knight who helped kill his friend's Retriever. So that's the end of that. Time to biomass everything!