Ledrian promised to send me killmails demonstrating his progress in conquering lowsec. And with that, he disappeared into the shadowy mists of the intelligence world from which he came.
Almost immediately afterward, he assigned me a bunch of random blueprints in a contract for some reason.
...Then he initiated a convo to make sure that I received the blueprints. It kinda ruined the mystique of what might have been a dramatic exit. Oh well.
Ledrian managed to scrape together some isk for a lowsec POS, but he was short on money for fuel. He said it was all "for the greater good". I pondered the phrase, reflecting on how intelligence agencies throughout history have justified their morally gray actions in this manner. I got so caught up in my philosophical reflections that I didn't have any time to respond to Ledrian's EVEmail or send him any money.
It was then that I posted Part 1 of this saga on MinerBumping. Ledrian was caught off guard, and posted on the MinerBumping forums:
I read the page content. Very creative. Not as creative as me though to be able to do what I did to you all but creative nonetheless. There is much for you all to learn about me yet and except for the fact that I told you all I was a spai, I am annonymous in EvE.Since Part 1 of the saga left off on a cliff-hanger, Ledrian's post generated some interest among the other forum residents, who peppered him with spoiler requests. Specifically, they wanted to know what intel he had gathered from his spycraft. Ledrian answered:
Good luck with your search to find out who I really am. You may only find out that who I am is not who you thought you found.
Well, there were a few things I learned while I was among you all.Since the information he gathered was public knowledge, Agent John E Normus asked Ledrian why he had given him a bunch of money for access to the New Order. Ledrian explained:
#1) How to maximize DPS in a destroyer. I figure, if it works in a Cata, it will work in any Dessie.
#2) The names of the members "ACTIVELY" involved in the New Order
#3) The manipulation of Concord and how to make them work for me
#4) The corporations involved within the CODE alliance
#5) Where most of the attacks are focused so I can be there to put Concord in the belts where they belong.
An accurate statement would be this...."Yes, I helped the Order out with large sums of ISK, but it totally worked in my favor because nobody was even the wiser while I was there."
The treachory that I did was all for the greater good. For example....some of the information listed above, I have sold for several hundred million ISK. The information is used for my benefit yes but, it is also used to fund my EvE play. Ask James about my plans. he knows all about it and I needed to be able to greatly increase my income. Selling the intelligence I gather has always done so.
Once you hear of my ultimate plan, you all will understand why what I did was necessary.
And yes John, I watched you for months. Seen how you operate when someone is in full support of the Order.
I figured, okay, a sizable donation will get me past the one foot in the door and right into the living room without any hesitation. I just waited until it was you I could complete that transaction with.
By now, Ledrian was beginning to sour on the whole idea of helping the New Order conquer EVE. He created a new corporation dedicated to our demise. The new corp would play to his strengths, focusing on intelligence work.
Agent Fawn Tailor spotted Ledrian in local trying to drum up business. Ledrian seemed to think that random walk-in informants would prove useful. Fawn is an ardent supporter of local business, so she encouraged her fellow Agents to contribute.
Agent Ziaeon also crossed Ledrian's path, and he reported on the vile anti-Order propaganda Ledrian was spewing. Ledrian attempted to insult my honour by calling me "typical", but in doing so, he revealed his fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the New Order. What makes the Order so great is that it's filled with ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
On one of his scout alts, Ledrian tried to help miners avoid destruction by warning them in local about the presence of our Knights in the system. The plan derailed when the AFK miners failed to pay heed.
Meanwhile, Ledrian attempted to cover his tracks on the MinerBumping forum by posting under a new persona, "Father of Ledrian":
I am writing this post as a request for forgiveness on my son's part. I have never really paid attention to EvE or what happens in the game until now. He began bragging to me about him becoming famous over some type of spy business.But this time, Ledrian underestimated us. His infiltration of the New Order had put us all on high alert, and we engaged a counterintelligence apparatus code-named "Common Sense". Common Sense told us that if someone on an internet forum claims to be someone's parent and disavows their "child's" previous posts, it's really just the same guy. It is a classic internet forum black ops tactic. This revelation stopped us dead in our tracks, and we decided not to induct Father of Ledrian into our organization.
I took a look at this page (well developed by the way) and saw what it was he was talking about. He has been living in a fantasy world apparently. I agree with all of you when it comes to the point of "You cannot be a spy if you tell everyone that you are one!!"
What sense does that make?
As Ledrian's vendetta came to a boil, he dedicated himself to creating an intelligence agency of a kind that "has not ever been seen since the first day of EVE's launch". There's no doubt that he succeeded in that. Not in a good way, though. Because Ledrian was unable to gather any useful intel, he shifted gears and resurrected his plan to kill lowsec miners. Presumably relying on all of the secret information he stole about how to fit a gank Catalyst, Ledrian abandoned his anti-miner Drake and created an anti-miner Merlin. Now he was ready to take on lowsec.
Ledrian's first operation, in which he tried to sneak into lowsec through a little system called Amamake, ended in failure. His 33 million isk Merlin was killed by a Pandemic Legion gatecamp. The gatecampers were led by none other than Makalu Zarya, a man who has cultivated a special hatred for spies.
In the end, Ledrian decided to save his soul by abandoning the cloak and dagger world of spycraft. If you were to meet him today, you would find a mild-mannered miner and ore merchant. You would never be able to guess at his dark past. And as Ledrian leads his quiet, peaceful life in highsec, one might be lulled into a false sense of security. Somewhere, lurking underneath his carebear exterior, is a man with an ambitious plan for EVE domination. For two years before, he sat and waited. Perhaps... perhaps... he is only waiting still.
Words fail me. There is nothing I can use to describe the unique brand of terribleness that this man embodies.ReplyDelete
"Ledrian managed to scrape together some isk for a lowsec POS, but he was short on money for fuel. He said it was all "for the greater good". I pondered the phrase, reflecting on how intelligence agencies throughout history have justified their morally gray actions in this manner. I got so caught up in my philosophical reflections that I didn't have any time to respond to Ledrian's EVEmail or send him any money."ReplyDelete
"But this time, Ledrian underestimated us. His infiltration of the New Order had put us all on high alert, and we engaged a counterintelligence apparatus code-named "Common Sense". Common Sense told us that if someone on an internet forum claims to be someone's parent and disavows their "child's" previous posts, it's really just the same guy."
Also, I'm guessing Zaieon's evemail titled 'Miner, Carebear, Ganker, Spy' was a play on 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'?
looks like he need to go do some low sec ice miningDelete
Perhaps this whole thing was his plan all along to make us think he's a bumbling fool, so that we would not notice him secretly raising any army like Germany did before WWII.ReplyDelete
Or perhaps his Eve name is a clever disguise for his real name, Jean-Yves Le Drian, a real life socialist defense minister. We may never know.
Haha You will never know, but I do!
Is he code compliant in his new venture?ReplyDelete
One of the best series yet! With a sad ending though.ReplyDelete
You are just jealous I now have all the information I require to destroy the new order, death awaits all you agents. Intelligence is king!ReplyDelete
"One that has not ever been seen since the first day of EVE's launch."ReplyDelete
Well, it's quite admirable to have as a goal to create something that didn't exist before it was created. Bit of a low bar though.
Or perhaps someone saw it on the first day of EVE's launch but it then turned invisible.Delete