The two most urgent problems were infiltrators and a wardec from a New Order-aligned corp. It was time to convene the war council. It consisted of Scoot and his most trusted advisor, TheInternet. At TheInternet's suggestion, the circle of trust wouldn't be widened for now.
Scoot Sollete > so internet, do you know anything about the alliance on how they operate? do they actually pew pew?It was as Scoot feared: The New Order corp was formidable. As a freighter pilot, TheInternet understood well the threat posed by such accomplished gankers.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Well their CEO's KB is pretty gnarly tbh
Scoot Sollete > gnarly like as in?
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > he seems to be fairly aggressive toward freighter pilots such as myself lol
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > A bit disturbing to see all those freighter KMs
Scoot Sollete > we can make a POS that we can use for war safetyGradually, a war plan came together. The centerpiece of their strategy would be to quickly construct a "war-POS", capable of withstanding even the most fearsome attack. Having decided on that, the war council turned to discussion of the spies in their midst. TheInternet carefully considered what he knew.
Scoot Sollete > just place guns and hardeners
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > that's actually a really good idea, I doubt that these guys are capable of pos bashsing
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Although we do have time to get a POS up before the war goes live, in any case
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > a war-POS :D
Scoot Sollete > Vivi Flamez you okay?*FLASHBACK......*
Vivi Flamez > so far
Scoot Sollete > not tramatized?
Vivi Flamez > with that jerk kinda
Vivi Flamez > but i am mining
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > Vivi Flamez could be the leakTheInternet urged the expulsion of one of the corp's miners. Scoot had his suspicions as well, but he would not take action against the miner. Appearances mattered. On the eve of war, the corp needed to look strong and unified.
Scoot Sollete > i know
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > My suggestion would be that Vivi is a security threat, and should be kicked for 24 hours
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > until we have the POS up
Scoot Sollete > no.
Scoot Sollete > lets play it through.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I'm going to check with one of my merc contracts to get some advice on the situation btwNow it was time for TheInternet to draw upon his extensive Rolodex of contacts. He recommended the circle of trust be widened to bring in Kaalatas Nebunaesa as a security consultant.
Scoot Sollete > kk
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > contacts*
Scoot Sollete > it'd be nice if they were in this chat too
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > the guy who taught me about security and stuff, and helped me out with killing that one scammer's orca, he's not online atm
Scoot Sollete > mkaySince TheInternet vouched for him, Scoot agreed to trust Kaalatas. Ultimately, Kaalatas was brought into the corp as its newest member. With steady, experienced hands at the helm of the corp, the war council shifted their attention back to the war-POS.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > I'll bounce the situation off of him if he comes online though
Scoot Sollete > so much shit
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > did they contact you again?
Scoot Sollete > no
Scoot Sollete > just this whole situation
Scoot Sollete > Jita >> Saisio (224000 m³) (Courier) for you internetScoot didn't have much money, but he was willing to put it all on the line for the corp. He invested 760 million isk into the war-POS and its modules. Since TheInternet was a freighter pilot, Scoot contracted all the assets over to him so that TheInternet could move them to the corp HQ.
Everything went fine at first, but then TheInternet sent Scoot an urgent message: A new crisis had emerged!
The crisis came in the form of Siegfried Cohenberg, a deadly freighter bumper. TheInternet reported that his freighter--now containing the war-POS--was being held hostage by Siegfried. At any moment, the New Order wardec corp could kill him. TheInternet invited Scoot and Siegfried onto TeamSpeak to negotiate. A recording of this conversation is not available, but the best sources say that no torture was involved.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > i paid him 200m but he hasnt let me go yetSiegfried was still in TeamSpeak, awaiting an answer. Scoot and TheInternet cursed their terrible luck.
Scoot Sollete > he's a fucking ass wipe
Scoot Sollete > should've used red frog
Scoot Sollete > tbh
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > i dont have the rest of the ISKTheInternet was desperate for cash. It was the only way to save the war-POS. Scoot put everything he had into the war-POS. Now it, and the corp's future, were both at risk. And time was running out.
Scoot Sollete > same
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > i need 400m
Scoot Sollete > i don't have it. honestly.
TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet > we're going to be out a lot of ISK if we can't come up with 400m more guys
Next: The thrilling conclusion!