Our Agents are always scouring the asteroid belts of highsec, looking for miners to save.
Sometimes the wayward miners identify themselves. Their bios scream, "Help me!"
By destroying Brainiac Primal's ship, Agent Liek DarZ was able to impress upon the miner the importance of compliance.
The carebear shed his rebellious posture and sought guidance from our Agent. But were the lessons sinking in? Liek decided to put Brainiac to the test. He left the system, then reappeared and requested Brainiac respond in local...
Unfortunately, the newbie (who has been mining in highsec for a few months now) was having difficulty speaking in local in a prompt manner. He was too new, he claimed. That's everyone's excuse for everything these days. If you robbed a bank IRL, would you escape punishment by saying, "I'm a newbie. I'm too new to follow the law"?
To further aid the miner, Liek explained precisely how to properly tank a mining ship. Brainiac said he understood and promised to upgrade his defenses in the future, rather than fitting for yield.
Things were going great. Brainiac paid for a mining permit and replaced his anti-Order bio with a pro-Order one.
But within a day, Brainiac removed the mining permit from his bio. What went wrong?
Brainiac explained that the removal of his bio was an accident. He was trying to change the color of the text in his bio, but was too new to do it without deleting the bio. Maybe he was telling the truth. However, Liek found something disturbing in that EVEmail: "Must earn ISK." The miner sounded a lot like a bot-aspirant.
Then came another excuse: Peer pressure from his fellow miners. It amazes me when carebears complain about retaliation from other miners. The carebears can't gank you. We can. You should be much more concerned about our reactions than those of the other carebears. And if the carebears complain about you "financing" the New Order, tell them you already paid for your permit, so removing the permit from your bio won't have any effect on our finances.
The next day, Agent Liek DarZ discovered Brainiac in Kino. He wasn't in a "remote area" at all. Instead, he was simply mining without a permit in an untanked, yield-fit Mackinaw. The apostate had even broken his promise to tank his ship! Now he would suffer for it. He was swiftly destroyed. Would he recognize the error of his ways, or would Brainiac return to the resistance?
An hour later, Brainiac wrote a chilling revengemail.
He no longer had a ship to mine with, so Brainiac repeated his threats in Kino local. He wasn't too new to figure out how to type stuff in local anymore.
The miner pledged his EVE career to the destruction of the New Order. No more mining and making money, he said. Not until every last Agent was driven from highsec.
Now we must all wait for Brainiac Primal to finish training the particular set of skills he needs to exact his revenge. Until then, let's consider the tragedy of Brainiac. He paid for a permit. He was instructed in the ways of the Code. Yet he threw it all away (along with his next Mackinaw) for the sake of idle rebellion. What a Goofus!