The sheer extent of the New Order's meteoric rise is difficult to quantify. The New Order is like an iceberg. Only a small fraction of its members receive publicity from MinerBumping posts and the like. That's the surface. Underneath, there is a vast number of Agents who work in quiet dignity. Even so, these lesser-known Agents are celebrities in the systems in which they enforce the Code.
Agent Kalorned was satisfied with his work in the Gamis system, so he went to nearby locations to hunt for bot-aspirants. By chance, he met up with Agent Rollotamasi. There are so many Agents now that they frequently bump into each other--if you'll pardon the pun!
Kalorned's ganker alts destroyed a bizarre Mackinaw piloted by illegal miner rockerhardcore. The mining vessel melted before Rollotamasi could even get on the killmail.
The 15-minute aggression timer is sometimes called the "cool-off" period. For the carebears who get ganked, however, it's often a time when they get themselves even more worked up. rockerhardcore seethed. She suggested she was an important person. Powerful friends in nullsec?
In fact, this time the miner had some originality. She claimed to host the TeamSpeak servers for "the major alliances". Would she leverage her control over nullsec's communication networks to rally an attack against the New Order? No, she wouldn't. Because she was a highsec miner. No highsec miner is important in EVE.
Kalorned declined to entertain rockerhardcore's delusions of grandeur. Instead, he introduced her to some real grandeur: the Code, and his status as an Agent of the New Order.
Some in local questioned whether mining permits are a scam. I feel sorry for miners such as these. The Code forms the bedrock of highsec society. If it's a scam, then we're all doomed.
Kalorned presented himself as a tether to reality. But rockerhardcore persisted in her denial.
rockerhardcore claimed she would get revenge. Not by pulling the plug on everyone's TeamSpeak servers, but by using killrights--or worse!
Out of nowhere, the highsec miner said she had access to the assets of a random nullsec alliance. Since a ganker had destroyed her Mackinaw, she no longer felt bound by her loyalty to the alliance. She would steal everything.
As time went on, rockerhardcore only tumbled further down the rabbit hole of denial. She refused to believe in the existence of macro-miners in EVE.
In her mind, rockerhardcore was busy executing an elaborate heist within a nullsec alliance. She'd lost a Mackinaw, but taking into account the imaginary assets she stole, she could come out ahead for the day.
Our Agents smiled and nodded, and continued to destroy the carebears in system who refused to submit.
It was a good day. rockerhardcore's psyche was a bit worse for wear, but the rest of the system sparkled with Code-compliance. What a contrast! On the one hand, the misery of the denialist; on the other, the satisfaction of the Code enforcer. Citizens of highsec, which will you choose?