There are so many reasons to buy New Order stock...
There are plenty of non-stock related reasons to send me isk, too.
...Then there are those who satisfy multiple motives by sending me isk. (And yes, MinerBumping shall always celebrate its top supporters each month.)
Aha! Another responsible corporate citizen.
Now let's get to the Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™ portion of today's post. Aiko Danuja's stock purchase was modest--just 20 shares. Yet Aiko's timing was impeccable. Those 20 shares took us past the 1,602 billion isk mark and earned Aiko a Supreme Protector's Tip of the Hat™. If you can't be rich, you can at least be lucky.
I received a field report from Agent Grixer Noxtlus (who also purchased shares this week, by the way). Grixer is a member of Division 315, one of the countless Code enforcement corporations that operate independently of the mighty CODE. alliance.
After Grixer ganked Sonoh Keenay's Retriever, the miner began to cry in local, drawing the attention of bystanders in the Bashyam system. Sonoh didn't learn her lesson. Instead, she doubled-down, undocking an Orca and immediately returning to the asteroid belt where she'd been ganked.
Sonoh soon found herself in trouble again. Grixer looted some of Sonoh's wrecks, triggering a suspect flag; Sonoh retaliated by opening fire. As Grixer was now legally permitted to return fire, he re-shipped while Agent Kanid Fett kept the Orca bump-tackled.
To Sonoh's consternation, Agent Kanid was assisted by Maz Thara, a random onlooker who joined the bumping party. Some people know a good thing when they see it.
Grixer returned with a Hurricane Fleet Issue and destroyed Sonoh's Orca and 770 million isk pod.
It's unclear why an Orca pilot had been using a Retriever to begin with. Perhaps Sonoh didn't want to risk an Orca while an Agent of the New Order was in local. Regardless, I think we can all agree that mining without a permit is always a bad idea, no matter who is in the system. Our Agents are everywhere--and their numbers are growing.