Agents of the New Order are many things: Elite warriors, poets, law enforcers, therapists, philosophers, conquerors. They are also explorers. Each Agent searches the vast wasteland of highsec for something exceptional. When they recognize that special, indescribable spark in a miner's eyes, they know they've found a candidate for our next Agent.
As I said, however, highsec is vast and filled with waste. The search for a good player can be a difficult one.
Agent Tisiphone Dira made the trek to Hek, hoping to find someone with promise. She found mattgb instead.
It's a law of mathematics that not everyone we encounter in highsec can be awesome. If a carebear falls short, he can still be sold a mining permit. Tisiphone figured that was about the extent of mattgb's potential. But the carebear insisted that there was more to mattgb than met the eye...
...which is unlikely. Our Agents have perfect vision. They get it from the Code.
Even judging by bot-aspirant standards, mattgb fell short of greatness. "I'm organizing probably 4-5 major corps" may be the most unimpressive threat you can make.
mattgb claimed that he had the backing of every single corp in his employment history, plus all of the alliances currently affiliated with those corps. Caution! Always give your former employer a heads-up before you use them as a reference.
After careful consideration, Tisiphone decided mattgb wasn't ready to become an Agent of the New Order yet. The carebear had a lot of growing up to do.
Tisiphone was encouraged when she encountered JN Alister, who was celebrating his birthday. One year older, this carebear might be a bit more mature.
Our Agent put the AFK birthday boy to the test. Instead of taking the opportunity to confess his crime, JN Alister started making wisecracks. It looked like Tisiphone had a comedian on her hands.
Everyone responds differently to their birthday. Some reflect on how far they've come and where they want to go. Others get jaded and cynical. JN Alister dismissed all highsec law as "rollplaying". The system only existed to keep him down, JN felt.
After dealing with jokers like mattgb and JN Alister all day, some might be inclined to give up on highsec. Then there are the Agents of the New Order, who believe highsec is worth fighting for.
To be continued...