Monday, February 25, 2013
Our Bloody Valentine, Part 1
People react to news of the Code in so many different ways--some productive, some counter-productive. blood valentine was scandalized to learn of the potential for death in 0.7 security systems.
When he heard about our Knights' special Catalyst techniques, he came up with a simple solution: A battleship fitted with a rack of smartbombs. With such a weapon, he could destroy the New Order once and for all. The rebels have come a long way from smartbombing Merlins, haven't they? No, I suppose not.
valentine suggested the possibility of killing permit-holders. This is a tactic that is often threatened, but never executed. Rebel miners in the system urged valentine to reconsider. Violence against miners is a frightening thing. Why not wardec the New Order instead?
valentine became obsessed with the destruction of the New Order. But he couldn't quite make up his mind whether he wanted to kill its Agents or the miners who buy permits.
Meanwhile, explorer Hannyaball Havoyan wandered into New Order territory to learn more about the phenomenon. It was then that he heard about something happening on March 1st.
But it wasn't the New Order threatening to do something on March 1st. blood valentine vowed the destruction of the permit-holding miners.
For some reason, he wouldn't gank them just yet. Why did miner ganking need to be calendared so far in advance? No one knew. But he was very specific about it.
valentine called me out in system. Nothing happened. News of the impending March 1st doomsday spread.
Then valentine began claiming that he was under orders from powerful friends in nullsec not to kill anyone until March. He could not explain why.
Shanija noticed that valentine was a member of the Flower Revage Cartel, founded by Szlam, star of a recent MinerBumping post.
When I deigned to make a personal appearance in system, I was immediately contacted by valentine. What did he want? Could he shed light on the March 1st deadline and his mysterious friends in nullsec? Was this the end of the New Order?
To be continued...