Over the past few months, Agents of the New Order have had repeated encounters with a group of bronies calling themselves the "Cutie Mark Crusaders Militant Coalition".
You might recall, for example, their horseplay in the Ikao system. Agent Lord Mandelor resolved to "corral them into line".
After Mandelor conducted a successful awox operation against them, Botten Miromme began to leave complaints in the comments section of MinerBumping posts and my EVEmail inbox.
Finally, Botten (a bot-aspirant name if I've ever seen one) challenged one of our Agents to a duel. Predictably, Botten lost. But the story didn't end there.
According to Agent Lord Mandelor, the brony angst displayed in various MinerBumping posts drew the attention of a highsec outfit called Miner Intimidation. They launched a bold offensive against the bronies, inflicting nearly 700 million isk of damage.
A typical kill from the war: Botten Miromme lost a stealth bomber--a blaster-fit stealth bomber.
A few days after the bronies lost their war, Lord Mandelor was notified that a random war had been declared against his own corp, the Tengoo Uninstallation Service.
Mandelor and the rest of his corp flew into battle. They came across some war targets in Kor-Azor Prime and destroyed them.
Suddenly, Lord Mandelor realized that one of the war targets--flying a 330 million isk Hyperion--was none other than Botten Miromme. He had left the brony corp and joined the Game 0f Tears alliance just prior to the wardec. Maybe the wardec wasn't so random after all?
A few minutes after the glorious battle, Agent Father Julius received a convo request from Botten. Despite the active wardec, Botten expressed puzzlement at being shot at.
Botten claimed that there was an agreement in effect such that the New Order's Agents would not bother Botten or his fellow bronies any more. He was referring to the duel I mentioned earlier--the duel that Botten lost. Apparently he thought he was still entitled to the "winner" condition, despite triggering the "loser" condition.
Dissatisfied, Botten took his leave. But a mystery remained. Was it a coincidence that he joined an alliance that wardecced his old corp's arch-nemesis (after he lost his own poorly-fit Nemesis)? But if Botten was somehow responsible for the wardec, why was he so surprised that he came under attack during the war? Lord Mandelor was determined to get some answers, straight from the horse's mouth.
To be continued...