Enemies of the New Order have long theorized that we are part of a galaxy-wide Goon conspiracy.
Every movement of the New Order is tracked alongside parallel activities going on in nullsec. It's all part of a big tinfoil jigsaw puzzle.
But is the New Order really a shadowy hand of Goonswarm reaching into highsec?
I received an EVEmail from Sixx Spades of the Goonswarm Ministry of Love. They, too, were incensed by the illegal mining activity going on in one of their favorite highsec haunts. Who wouldn't be?
A tanked-up mining Dominix piloted by Rudyjarkon was suicide ganked by the Goons. Mining battleships are strange and unnatural--they deserve to die. When they're piloted by Code violators, that is.
Sixx also provided intel on Fred Sandusky. New Order Agents who participated in the Gallente campaign in January may recognize the name. Fred was a vulture who used his Naga battlecruiser to take potshots at our Knights while they were busy cleansing the ice fields.
Kaboom! Fred finally got his just deserts. Fred's Orca was unusually expensive, with a 1.36 billion isk loss recorded. Impressively, only three highly-skilled Goon Taloses were needed to do the gank.
Fittingly, Fred's Naga was lost as well; it was sitting inside the Orca's ship hangar. The Goons recorded this video of the gank.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Love's operation sparked some controversy when Seraphin Foad announced on EVE-O that freighters need to buy security passes to travel freely through highsec, and miners may be taxed as well. I am often asked what the New Order's policy is on such things. Will the New Order attack other organizations that levy taxes on highsec residents? Will we attempt to defend miners from ganks conducted by rival "protection rackets"? People who ask such questions are overthinking it; the Code is very clear. Should the Goons take further aggressive actions, my advice to highsec residents would be this:
Pay to the New Order what you owe the New Order, and pay to the Goons what you owe the Goons. It's common sense!