The world can be a chaotic and confusing place. The same goes for highsec. As our name implies, the New Order brings order to chaos. Where there is confusion, we bring understanding.
When something mysterious is going on in highsec, an Agent is deployed to investigate. For example, an Agent might try to answer the question, "Why is that guy over there mining without a permit?"
Agent Alexander Kirenski encountered an enigmatic miner in the Ghesis system. ishikawa Aurilen equipped his Miasmos, an industrial ship, with four mining laser upgrades--and no mining lasers. How does such a ship come into existence? Was ishikawa a clueless newbie?
Newbie indeed: ishikawa's pod was worth over 770 million isk. Something strange was afoot. Alexander was on the case.
ishikawa claimed total ignorance. He had no idea who I was, or what the Code was. It's funny, for a guy who didn't know the Code, he sure violated it a lot.
Even after being told about the Code and the need for a mining permit, ishikawa refused to comply. He only cared about money, so he demanded some.
Now Alexander, a fairly new Agent, was put to the test. Carebears love to say that they'll "never" pay. Our Agents are trained to reject such statements. We know that modern highsec is a place where justice is always served in due course.
Despite being a "new" player mysteriously equipped with expensive implants, ishikawa threatened to hunt Alexander down. You shouldn't be surprised to see this particular miner behave in such a belligerent manner. He'd been flying a combat Miasmos, after all. He had a warrior spirit.
ishikawa was willing to let the whole Miasmos gank go. He only cared about his infinitely more expensive pod. Honour, dignity, the Code... nothing mattered to this greedy carebear except money. Or did it?
Layer upon layer of mystery was peeled off the Miasmos pilot. He'd gone AFK because of something happening "really fast" in real life. He didn't have the two seconds he would've needed to dock up. Intriguing!
Alexander left no stone unturned. In the event of a real-life emergency, it takes a miner less than one second to quit EVE and automatically warp away. ishikawa didn't have that much time. This guy must have one heck of an exciting life. He probably needs to mine in highsec just to get his heart rate below 150 beats per minute for a few hours each day.
On the other hand, maybe he was just another lying little carebear with no excuse for his outrageous behavior.
It became increasingly unlikely that ishikawa would buy a permit that day. Alexander knew he was running out of time, so he raised the issue that had been puzzling him from the moment he'd taken ishikawa's case: Why was this poor newbie in possession of such an expensive pod?
ishikawa claimed to have received his implants from a mysterious benefactor, and he was in absolutely no mood to reveal his or her identity. Every question this carebear answered merely produced more questions. Alexander could only pin ishikawa's picture to the board, attach a few strings, and hope more information would come in later. ishikawa's obsessive secrecy was itself a violation of the Code. What was he hiding? For now, Alexander had other miners to gank. But he didn't give up on his pursuit of the truth. One day, he would get answers.