In highsec, threats lurk around every corner.
Notice I said "threats", not dangers. The New Order gets threatened a lot, but is never in danger.
As it turns out, carebears are much better at making ominous comments than actually doing stuff that involves guns and explosions.
Then again, as the rebels remind us, all it would take to destroy the New Order is for one carebear to make good on his menacing EVEmails about ending the Code forever.
From the start, Alex Kevall seemed an unlikely candidate. He struggled to fill all of the modules in his Retriever. Making matters worse, Agents Minx Mattel and Lewak deprived him of his precious 573 million isk pod.
When Alex made his way back to his keyboard an hour later, he learned about the Code for the very first time. Would he take to it?
Alex seemed confused. He recognized that mining in highsec is a boring chore, but he felt he'd been unfairly treated by the gankers. He tried to deflect attention away from his own crimes, like a serial killer who says, "Why arrest the guy who killed 10 people when so many others have killed 20 and they're still on the loose?"
After considering the matter, Alex had no choice but to concede that there was a lot of truth in the Code. Unfortunately, he decided that everyone associated with the New Order would need to be annihilated. Too bad.
Within minutes, Alex was already formulating his master plan. He would unite all of the anti-Code factions and become an arms dealer on a massive scale. This, of course, was high treason. Agent Lewak told Alex that he had no choice but to inform the Saviour of Highsec about the dastardly plot.
Now that the wheels were in motion, the New Order regime was approaching its end. There was still a chance to dissuade Alex from wiping out the Code, but the price was a steep one: 15 billion isk, plus 32 million for the Retriever.
However, as everyone knows, the New Order doesn't negotiate with terrorists. Highsec's last chance for peace slipped away.
The next day, Alex renewed his correspondence with the Agents who had ganked him. Spending the night thinking things over didn't appear to have mellowed the miner.
The destruction of Alex's pod still rankled him. No, he would not be abandoning his vendetta. He was now fully committed to his plan. And this time, the vengeful carebear would see it through to the end.
To be continued...