Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Carebears and Their Promises
Highsec and its carebears remain imperfect. Rest assured, the Agents of the New Order are on the case!
Agent Tisiphone Dira was patrolling a busy highsec stargate. In ganking the Code violators, she aimed to repair some frayed strands of the social fabric. But Ragged Starkiller didn't want highsec to be improved. He threatened to hunt the Agent down.
Some carebears tick like a clock. When they reach the end of their countdown period (the length of the period varies from carebear to carebear), something terrible happens.
However, the "something terrible" is not vengeance. The New Order can't be destroyed--if it could, it would've been already. Rather, at the end of the countdown, the carebear commits another crime: He breaks his promise to engage in PvP.
Ragged's bluff was a failure. Agent Tisiphone stood firm in the face of the carebear's threat. Struggling to think of a way to take revenge, Ragged added a very modest amount to the bounty on Tisiphone's head.
Ragged insisted that his retaliation would occur at some point in the future. He accidentally told the truth when he said it would come "not sooner and not later".
At first, Ragged feigned total disinterest in the Code. But his curiosity got the better of him. Ragged asked Tisiphone to tell him about James 315, the Saviour of Highsec. As you can see, Tisiphone is very good at steering a conversation. Most carebears don't want to hear any more about me. Ragged had given her an invitation!
Thus began Ragged Starkiller's education. Better late than never.
In time, Ragged came to regret his request to be told about me.
The carebear took one look at MinerBumping and decided the Code wasn't for him. Yet he was in highsec, so Tisiphone knew he was mistaken.
Angered by what he read, Ragged renewed his threats to take revenge. Tisiphone was skeptical. So far, the carebear had failed to deliver.
Unfortunately, this is something our Agents must deal with each and every day. Some Agents are still waiting on carebears who threatened to destroy the New Order more than two years ago.
Ragged wrapped up the conversation with some final insults and politely closed the convo. Revenge would come when Tisiphone least expected it. One thing's for sure: if the carebears ever take revenge against the New Order, we really won't be expecting it.
Tisiphone continued her noble quest. To date, Ragged still hasn't made good on his promises. By contrast, our Agents are constantly delivering the Code to highsec's bot-aspirants. The Code's promise is one you can always count on.