Friday, May 31, 2013

Sins of a Solar Spymaster, Part 1

'Twas another peaceful day in the New Order. Our Agents gathered in a secret channel and patted each other on the back about how awesome we were. When suddenly...


Ledrian Saisima shattered the idyllic scene by dropping a bombshell. He revealed himself to be a master spy, and promptly exited the channel.


"Who is Ledrian Saisima?" That was the question on everyone's mind. We scrambled to find out as much about him as we could.


We quickly realized that Ledrian had sent me 220 million isk to buy stock in the New Order. Indeed, he was pictured on the MinerBumping panel listing "This Month's Top Supporters". Agent Zed Freelance Zooloo questioned whether ownership of his shares ought to be revoked, given his status as a spy. But the law of the New Order doesn't work that way. Whatever else he is, the man's still a shareholder.


As the New Order's Agents went to work figuring out what had happened, I opened up a private convo with Ledrian. I wanted to hear how he justified himself.


Ledrian wasn't surprised by my questions. He seemed perfectly at ease--as though he had been expecting them.


Meanwhile, our Agents pored over the available intel. Ledrian had claimed to have acquired "schedules and all sorts of info" on the New Order. Our Agents were eager to get copies of their schedules, so as to better plan their lives.


Ledrian knew that by confessing in front of everyone that he was a spy, he was as good as burned. But he asked that the New Order take mercy on Northwest Industries International corp.


Ledrian took full responsibility for his acts of espionage, and asked that revenge not fall upon his contacts and previous employers.


The fallout continued. With its trust having been so betrayed, would the New Order ever feel safe again?


Unprompted, Ledrian began to reveal his backstory. This wasn't the first time he had breached an organization's security. He was an expert.


It was then that I remembered seeing Ledrian's name from somewhere else. He had been on a Mackinaw killmail which had been featured on a previous Kills of the Week entry. In that entry, I had remarked upon how strange it was that Ledrian was using a Merlin during the gank, while everyone else was using gank Catalysts.


Ledrian had used the Merlin to help tackle the Mackinaw. It was all part of his plan to gain the trust of the New Order. Quietly, he spent even more money to make up for it.


Back at HQ, our Agents were still puzzling over Ledrian's spycraft. What was the point? What had he done? And why was he willing to spend so much isk to do it?


I asked the man himself. The New Order is the most transparent organization in EVE. Our activities are well known throughout the galaxy, and are often featured on blogs, such as MinerBumping. What exactly had Ledrian gained by spying on us?

In looking at Ledrian's profile, stock purchases, and Merlin gank ship, I had only scratched the surface. As Ledrian unveiled his master plan, I was about to find out how deep the rabbit hole went.

To be continued...

44 comments:

  1. oh lawl. Then of course had some other nobody in channel yesterday ratting on potential ops, claiming to be a friend of this guy... how deep does this hole go?

    Are we late? For a very important date?

    -triliean

    ReplyDelete
  2. As a rebel spy who had infiltrated the New Order back in November, I can confirm that there are exactly TWO chat channels where New Order Agents pat themselves on the back for being awesome. One is the super-duper secret private channel. The other is Local.

    I can also confirm that they are correct in their assessment of being Awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alana Charen-Teng you might want to hide your name. They could figure out you are a spy if you don't hide your name. Then you would have to pay a few hundred million like the last guy.

      Hey does anyone know how many gank catalysts 220 million Isk buys? Could someone do the math and work out how many ganks Ledrian sponsored with his donation to the New Order please. Ganked miners might want to thank him for their salvation.

      Delete
    2. I can indeed verify that Alana was a rebel spy. Although it has took her several months of butt kissing and other unsavoury acts she is now deep undercover.

      Delete
    3. I have all your schedules right here!

      Delete
    4. @Alana 22.04
      ok then enlighten us..... Waiting!

      Delete
    5. Wake up Bobbins, are you that dense? Alana is mocking Ledrian Saisima's supposed schedules... -mandatory face palm-

      Delete
    6. Anony 10.17
      Apparently you are 'that dense'! Stop hitting your head against that brick wall it is eventually going to damage the wall.

      Delete
  3. This "spy" might even be dumber than Hydra... but is it possible??? Perhaps they are related?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Being 'dumb' is a prime requisite of being a New Order Agent. Obviously if he had shown the slightest bit of intelligence the game would have been up.

      Delete
    2. Every informed and honest player knows that the Agents of the New Order are the smartest and bravest pilots of New Eden.

      Delete
    3. @Anonymous 21.45
      You obviously never met a New Order Agent.

      Delete
    4. Bob you've got it all wrong. You're not dumb if you're a suicide ganker. Ganking takes patients and skill. You wouldn't know because you've never tried it.

      It amazes me how different pirates are from carebears. There will always be arrogant, rude players whatever game you play. But, in Eve I've noticed that typically -10 players are nicer than +0.0 carebears.

      Delete
    5. Honestly, I find this to be true. The last few times I lost a ship in low sec, the pirates who did it gave me me some isk donations for asking advice afterwards.

      Hell, the first gank I was in, I was mining in a Stabber in a low sec belt. The guy paid for my next hull when he saw I was only a few weeks old. (And yes, mining in a Stabber in low sec... I was a shining example of reckless stupidity).

      Pirates are good people.

      Delete
  4. Ahhh I'd forgotten about that evening. It was hilarious. That was some of the funniest meta I've ever seen, and we are talking in the context of Eve here too so the bar is set way high to start. Seriously if James decided that he wanted to give the troops a good laugh, and that he was prepared to pony up a few billion hard Isk to pay a professional comedian to put a smile on the face of the whole channel he couldn't have done better than that evening. Hint hint James more of these murder mystery who stabbed himself in the back evenings PLEASE. It was like Inspector Clouseau level funny shit going down. And the guy paid the New Order 220 Mill for the privilege..... Ledrian as far as I'm concerned, and I think this is probably the only occasion where I can confidently speak for the rest of the New Order, if you ever want to come back we will welcome you with open arms :) I'd choose you over Robin Williams at the very height of his coke fuelled Mork and Mindy days anytime.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Indeed. With Bill Murray among our numbers, the New Order is a natural stepping stone to stardom for any aspiring comedian in New Eden.

      Delete
  5. LOL master spy infiltrator expert: he spied on a completely transparent organization that makes everything public; he infilitrated in a group open to everyone with no corp to join; and he burned his position by revealing his "spy" status for no logic reason. And he brags too.

    This is the saddest spy story I ever read...can't wait for the next episode!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Transparent? The New Order is completely unfathomable. Its sole purpose is to group together the most unpleasant set of individuals in Eve and fail hard.

      Delete
    2. Why do you keep commenting here if it fails so hard? What's the point of having such an high and continued interest if something that it's supposed to fail hard? I'm honestly asking.

      Delete
  6. Haha, I just finished reading the entire post. I hope Ledrian Saisima stays in the public spotlight, he is a very talented comedian.

    Ledrian Saisima > I have been a scammer a long time
    > I am an expert intel gatherer
    > No, I did it all myself
    > I am smart enough to come up with this alone
    > You have your Order James, I have my ability to infiltrate

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comes to memory...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv62bDzeWKQ

    ReplyDelete
  8. Everyone knows that the best New Order spy is Bobbins.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your not the brightest are you?

      Delete
    2. It's "you're".

      But no, I'm not: James 315 is the brightest star of New Eden.

      Delete
    3. "Your not the brightest are you?"

      Oh that's just gold. :P

      Delete
    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4vf8N6GpdM

      Who would have thought that about the New Order?

      Delete
    5. That's a great video, but accusing someone of being stupid using bad grammar is rather silly.

      Delete
    6. Ok I took several replies but I will confirm that I not a New Order spy as was suggested. Just in case dumb anonymous and dumber anonymous were in any doubt.

      Delete
    7. Did I miss the popcorn ?

      Delete
    8. Bobbins can you confirm you're not a New Order double agent?

      Delete
    9. I think he just gets off on leaving comments he knows will get a reaction. You know, a troll :)

      Delete
    10. A good troll will write a few words and receive a disproportionately large reaction. A terrible troll will write a lot of words and receive little or no reaction. Not all trolling is equal in quality.

      Delete
  9. I never did get a copy of my schedule. I just keep logging in randomly and ganking non-permited miners. I wish someone had a schedule for me. I don't feel like I'm maximizing my tears/hr.

    ReplyDelete
  10. We must all learn spai-craft now.

    Being a spai on the New Order should be a requirement for membership on CODE. .

    ReplyDelete
  11. xxBLACK SKULLxx 929June 1, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    Lets not forget the plex he bought & sold and gave to my Corp when he was a member or the 250 million he spent on T2 cat fittings that he gave my corp.
    Best reverse-awox ever.Come back anytime bro.

    Black
    929

    ReplyDelete
  12. a reverse-awoxing triple agent...if only he was russian we could make a new james bond movie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No please, anything but Russian, Mirion Renegade disgraced us more than enough :)

      Delete
  13. I'm so proud of Ledrian right now. When he gave me the 100 million isk donation to go have "fun" I immediately invited him into our "secret" channel. Now look at baby's first steps at creating some content. Winning.

    *wipes tear

    John E Normus

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wait ... we have schedules? Who knew?

    - Guybertini

    ReplyDelete
  15. Nobody picked up on Sins of a Solar Empire??? Awesome game by the way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "Sins of a Solar Spymaster" was the name of The Mittani's column on tentonhammer.

      Delete
    2. Oh got ya, missed that one. Sins of a Solar Empire jumped to my mind when I read it.

      Delete
  16. Quick fixes never last. We want you to commit to this program for 90 days. That said, most people feel greater and more consistent energy and a loss of carb cravings in 4 to 7 days. This means that exercise will become easier and more enjoyable, and THAT is the secret click here body by vi review

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm not 100% sure, but I think Ledrian is actually Harry Forever.

    ReplyDelete

Note: If you are unable to post a comment, try enabling the "allow third-party cookies" option on your browser.