Today we have a nice, happy field report from Agents Jared Lennox and iZaEaRl. Both of these gentlemen love the Code, and they share their love by killing non-compliant miners.
Marshal Alice > HiOur heroes killed a bot-aspirant and were immediately contacted by a witness to their act of courage. It was an illegal miner named Marshal Alice. She was alarmed. Fortunately, she picked a great time to talk to our Agents about buying a permit: during their 15-minute aggression timer.
Marshal Alice > why do you kill him?
Jared Lennox > he didnt have a mining permit in NODD territory
iZaEaRl > Rejoice citizen of new eden for another ilegal miner has been killed
Marshal Alice > Uosusuokko is a NODD territory?
Jared Lennox > hail to james
Marshal Alice > is it?
One quick look at the Agents' profiles and Marshal knew they were legit. iZaEaRl's bio contained a link to this image, originally drawn by Collin Dow. Like other New Order artwork, it has gone viral.
iZaEaRl > know one listened to james when he said the storm was coming on the first day the storm hit castting its eveil over high sec.Every miner is different. Some are interested in learning the finer points of the Code or where our authority comes from. Others go straight to the bottom line: How much isk?
Jared Lennox > wanna be saved sister? join us ! pay the permit today and you will be saved
Marshal Alice > ok got it
iZaEaRl > it was only the 7th day when we band together as brothers and fought this evil
Marshal Alice > how much does permit costs?
Jared Lennox > 10million for 365 daysEven miners with permits must prove they are not AFK, when need be. Typically, a permit-carrying miner is given generous treatment. This stands in contrast to the unlicensed miner, who may be ganked without being asked to prove whether he's AFK. Such miners are given a warning--the warning of the last year and a half's MinerBumping posts.
Jared Lennox > sounds like a good deal isnt it? instead of losing 300 million isk ships over and over again
iZaEaRl > worth it as long as it is in your bio and you are not afk you will not be ganked
Marshal Alice > how can i insure that i will be not ganked?
Marshal Alice > how can you check me afk or not?
Jared Lennox > you will put this on your bio and the agents will see you support james.
Jared Lennox > the agents will ask you questions on local
Jared Lennox > if you fail to respond in given amount of time you are violating the code
Marshal Alice > my english is not very good so i can type slow. what amount of time i would have?
Jared Lennox > every ganker's different
Marshal Alice > ok got it, I have some questonsMarshal had her head screwed on straight and saw the economic rationality of buying a permit. A mining vessel could cost 300 million isk to lose, while a permit lasts a year for 10 million. Unless you can get away with mining illegally for three decades, it's not worth it to go unlicensed. And really, who needs the stress?
Jared Lennox > sure go ahead
Marshal Alice > may i mine safely in your territory? will your agents protect me if I ask?
Marshal Alice > can i safely mine ice or etc?
iZaEaRl > we wont protect but we wont gank you
Marshal Alice > so i will pay you just to not be ganked
Marshal Alice > 10m is not high price. ill take one permit
iZaEaRl > to follow the code the oath must be saidThere's no extortion involved with the Code. If we were only interested in money, we would pass out permits like candy, take a bunch of isk, and move on. Instead, we coach the new members of our family to follow all of the Code's provisions.
Marshal Alice > Ok Im ready to say the oath
iZaEaRl > aye Marshal Alice declare my allegiance to james 315
iZaEaRl > and the code
Marshal Alice > I, Marshal Alice, declare my allegiance to james 315 and the code
iZaEaRl > i Marshal Alice will never violate the code
Marshal Alice > I Marshal Alice will never violate the code
iZaEaRl > nor will i trash talk in local
Marshal Alice > nor will i trash talk in local
iZaEaRl > i fully accept that i will never be redeemed as one of the pureEach Agent adds his or her own little flourishes to the permit-acquisition process. It's actually not necessary for a miner to "worship" me, and contrary to what you might have heard, I never claimed divinity. However, a pledge of loyalty is definitely recommended. I appreciate the enthusiasm of all our Agents.
iZaEaRl > and when the time comes to enter the second life i will be left behind
Marshal Alice > I fully accept that i will never be redeemed as one of the pure, and when the time comes to enter the second life I will be left behind
iZaEaRl > and will worship the holy the almighty
iZaEaRl > James315
Marshal Alice > and will worship the holy the almighty James315
iZaEaRl > welcome sister on new eden
Jared Lennox > HAIL JAMES
Marshal Alice > Yea, hail james
Marshal Alice proved that a miner doesn't need to be ganked to learn compliance. Tears don't always need to be shed. Those who are willing to learn from the mistakes of other miners can save a lot of money and heartache. In the end, no matter how much they may protest, every man, woman, and child in highsec will obey the Code. It's only a question of what they'll have to suffer before that day comes.