There's nothing quite like starting your day by reading an EVEmail that begins, "Are you insane?" Before I started saving highsec, I don't recall receiving any such EVEmails. Now I get them all the time.
Eranii sent me some tears about her lost Merlin. Like everyone the New Order kills, she claimed total innocence. She was just ratting in a highsec asteroid belt, she said. Then Agent Wolf Soprano killed her for no reason. Really?
Eranii's story didn't check out. Not only was her Merlin fail-fit, it wasn't even fail-fit for ratting. The Merlin was equipped with a Warp Disruptor I. If she'd been using a Warp Scrambler, she would've had the excuse that it was intended for disabling rats' microwarpdrives. But clearly, this was a PvP fit intended for use against our Agents.
Oh yeah, and she was killed by Agent loyalanon, not Wolf Soprano.
Eranii moaned about "borderline griefing". Here's a protip for all you future whiners: If you're going to lie, you may as well go all-in and accuse us of "griefing". If someone borderline griefs you, I'll only borderline care.
For someone who claimed total innocence, Eranii managed to commit a surprising number of crimes just in her EVEmail. She'd lied multiple times, shown a lack of respect for New Order Agents, and she even called shooting spaceships in a spaceship-shooting game "borderline griefing". There was no doubt that she was for a risk-free highsec. She was a bot-aspirant. I was struggling to detect a redeeming quality.
Then came the request for money, of course. She pointed to the loss of her implants. Even though they were cheap, she wanted a refund.
Eranii "looked forward to the return of her implants". She presumed too much. It seemed to me that her implants were already exactly where they ought to be--atomized and floating in space.
Carebear apologists, don't say it, because I know what you're thinking: The New Order was picking on a new player. Are you certain? She never claimed to be new. Yes, the tech I fail-fitted Merlin and the excessive concern over cheap implants gave her away. As did the fact that she was ratting in an asteroid belt in highsec. But you should know better by now...
Eranii, of course, is a 2006 character. Seven and a half years ratting in highsec asteroid belts? The very thought makes me shudder. The conduct of New Order Agents should be the least of her concerns.