Previously, on MinerBumping... A diplomatic crisis unfolded when Deando, a member of Nulli Secunda, was killed while AFK autopiloting his pod through highsec.
At the Nulli member's request, Agent Tisiphone Dira revealed that I am the leader of the New Order. War was just seconds away.
However, Deando was not high enough in the ranks of Nulli Secunda to declare war on his own. He would need to speak with other members of the alliance. Meanwhile, Tisiphone called in reinforcements from Agent Rabe Raptor.
I have to give Deando some credit here. Many carebears read every provision of the Code and still don't understand how they violated it. Deando, on the other hand, knew he was a Code violator without even reading it. He was honest with himself, at least.
The New Order isn't an alliance or even a coalition; it's a community of players that transcends the in-game mechanics. Deando was having trouble understanding this. Rabe invited Deando to discuss the matter on comms. To be clear, this was for the purpose of facilitating diplomatic relations, not so that Rabe could commit extraordinary real-life harassment. Regardless, Deando declined the invitation.
Nulli Secunda didn't do much in nullsec this summer. It's their own fault, as there's no in-game mechanic stopping them from fighting whomever they choose. The restless soldiers of Nulli were itching for a fight, but their leadership wouldn't give them one. Deando believed a war against the New Order could be the answer.
Deando promised the downfall of the New Order "soon". In a breach of carebear doomsday protocol, he didn't set a specific deadline, e.g. 48 hours from now or March 1st of next year. War could come at any time.
Technically, the New Order was already winning the war. Deando ruined Nulli's kill-to-death ratio with his careless pod autopiloting.
Since he didn't have a direct pipeline to Nulli Secunda leadership, Deando tried to gin up support for war on the alliance forums. Now there's a thread I'd like to read.
All diplomatic options had been exhausted, so Deando closed the convo. He threatened to AFK autopilot in his pod through highsec again.
Sadly, Deando made good on his threat. A few hours later, he was caught and killed by Agent Carebears' Nightmare, another member of CODE.!
In the end, Nulli Secunda chose not to go to war against the New Order. Fighting a war against the Order in highsec is like going into the ocean to fight a shark. We reign supreme in our own domain--even nullsec alliances recognize this. The absence of nullsec wars, therefore, can only be counted as yet another glorious victory for the New Order! Well done, all.