Our Agents now had in their possession one freighter, three packages containing a total of eight billion isk, and a five-pack of PLEX.
Spryt3 > okay now the packagesAs agreed, Spryt3 arranged for the safe return of the three packages. Despite receiving the contracted PLEX, our Agent required an additional 315 million isk.
Spryt3 > what isk do you have on hand
Spryt3 > you have 315m?
Spryt3 > James 315 is our protector and savior
Star Doppeller > I could probably pay that.
Spryt3 > so a symbolic price for the packages would be 315mAt the same time, Doppeller prepared to receive his very own mining permit--something he must've wished he'd purchased much earlier.
Spryt3 > enter that into the trade window and il hit accept and you get the packages back
Spryt3 > zula will issue you a mining permit
Star Doppeller > Hold on... I'll have to transfer teh isk out of my corp.
Spryt3 > 314m it needs to be 315m sorry
Spryt3 > James 315
The trade was completed. Of course, before returning the packages, Spryt3 first removed any and all contraband that they contained. In his judgment, it was all contraband. But Spryt3 was as good as his word: He contributed one unit of ammo to each of the three packages and returned them. As for the freighter, it would remain in protective custody for the time being.
Spryt3 > okay now next thing would be blue status if you want to make sure we dont see you on out overviewsDoppeller received the three packages, though he didn't see fit to inspect their contents. Now it was time to move forward and think about ways to prevent future incidents. Since Doppeller was being cooperative, Agent Zula Terra was willing to consider giving him good standings. At first, it seemed Doppeller was a new player who didn't know what those were, but no--his EVE life had simply been too isolated for him to know what "blue status" was.
Star Doppeller > What do you mean exactly by see blues?
Zula Terra > i guess you are a little newer to eve
Zula Terra > so the way overviews the things you see other ships on can be set up is to exclude people with standings set to certain levels
Star Doppeller > I was just going to say something about standings.
Zula Terra > alliance has a maximum of 1024 standings that we can have totalTo purchase blue standings from CODE., Doppeller would need to pay an additional 1.5 billion isk. A steep price tag, but well worth it.
Zula Terra > there is no way to exceed that so we have a 1.5 billion price tag for such service
Lulu Airuta > everyone who wants to function properly in highsec generally purchases standing from CODE. Even us in Archetype have do it so that we can go about our day to day bussiness.
Zula Terra > https://zkillboard.com/character/93159118/reset/group/513/losses/CODE.'s gankers have killed thousands of freighters. Zula has personally participated on several hundred of those kills. Failing to purchase standings was an unacceptable risk.
Zula Terra > click on the link above if you want to see my profficiancy at killing freighters
Zula Terra > ive killed almost 500 of them
Star Doppeller > OK. well, it's a one man corporation, so just me will be fine.
Zula Terra > so now we need you to provide 1.5 billion worth of isk or assets and we will set you as blue so you can haul safely
An additional 1.5 billion isk was paid. In all--ship, cargo, PLEX, isk--Doppeller handed over more than 16 billion isk.
Star Doppeller > How's that?Doppeller was interested in seeing his freighter again. Zula suggested that they meet up in Uedama.
Zula Terra > yeah that works
Zula Terra > okay the only thing we need to do now is go to uedama just leave courier packages here we will return for that later
Zula Terra > its just one jump out
Zula Terra > i see you in local
Star Doppeller > I have arrives, Zula
Zula Terra > if you undock from the station you will see a citadel right in front of youDoppeller dutifully reported to the rendezvous point.
Zula Terra > you will be going in its direction
Zula Terra > warp to it
Doppeller received additional content in the form of a friendly pod-gank. The pod was cheap; it was all in good fun.
Zula Terra > thanks for your donations to the CODE.Given Doppeller's new pledge of loyalty to the Code, Zula assumed that the carebear would want him to keep the 16 billion isk. After all, our Agents can do a lot more good with the money than some hauler pilot can. Doppeller's parting words seemed to confirm that he was fine with things as they stood.
Star Doppeller > IAll good.
The proud owner of a fresh New Order mining permit, Star Doppeller was ready to rebuild his career on a more solid footing.
However, after thinking about it overnight, Doppeller shed his mining permit in favor of a somewhat ambiguous manifesto.
Doppeller renounced his permit and seemed to defend the loss of his ship and assets. He also made some perplexing remarks about players not being able to hold in-game sovereignty in highsec (which we know is irrelevant, as most territorial claims in EVE do not correspond to in-game sov).
The carebear's true feelings about losing 16 billion isk were not totally clear from his bio. What was clear--clear as crystal--was that Star Doppeller had gained far more from his interaction with our Agents than the 16 billion isk he'd lost. For the first time in his life, Doppeller had experienced EVE and all the wonders it has to offer. A good time was had by all. A peaceful conclusion was reached indeed.