Tears

Baptism By Concord in Maurasi: Code has The Power to Enforce Its Law – Belief is Not Required

Success continues for the Office of Culture’s Enforcement Division.  Recently, two new Agents received their Baptism by Concord and got their target:

KM - Darius

I guess Darius Damascus thought it was safe to mine in 0.9 security space with a Covetor.  Agents Virginia Blappington and Montana Blappington obliterated his illegal equipment.  Darius wasn’t just targeted because of his yield fit abomination, which we presume spends more time in ice fields than the asteroid belt where it met its demise.

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That’s right, Darius was sporting a fake Mining Permit. Darius’ “I Can Do What I Want” permit was even weaker than his ship’s tank.

Darius was in the belt with an Orca piloted by Jace O’Durn.  The tears began to flow even before I even had the chance to offer Darius a Mining Permit.

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Darius immediately admitted that he improperly fit his ship.  However, Mr. O’durn seemed the most outraged by our Agent’s act of justice.

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These two were quite impatient if I did not immediately respond to their questions.  But it was true, he had the same “I Can Do What I Want” permit and a silly video that he inexplicably associated with the Code.

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It appeared Mr. O’durn was a Code denier… I acknowledged that the two Catalyst pilots at my disposal would be unable to gank his Orca.  And he agreed that other Code Agents do regularly gank Orcas. After a few more questions he revealed that he had only recently returned to highsec when his nullsec corporation “got rolled by the goons.”

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O’durn’s time in nullsec had honed his Eve logic.  On his own, he concluded that Code is “certainly capable of enforcing [its] laws so I guess… belief is not required.” He quickly conceded that he had “melted [his] own side of the discussion.”

A short time later, Mr. O’durn contacted me via private convo to tell me that he was removing the anti-Code portions of his bio.  While he still needs a Mining Permit if he plans to remain in highsec, it is a step in the right direction.

Progress

I suspect that Mr. O’durn will return to nullsec.  His almost-Gallantry is more at home there. In the meantime, we can only hope that his keen insight will spread to other Code deniers (and that he will come around to purchasing a Mining Permit).

Our First Baptism By Concord

Friends, I have been delinquent in my posting duties.  A little over two weeks ago, our Enforcement Division had two agents undergo baptism by Concord.  Agents Boutros Boutros Golly and Ricky Deckard found an unlicensed Covetor in  Ahtulaima.  They had no choice but to destroy it.

Triade Utama Killmail

Following its destruction, I sent the pilot our standard Enforcement Action Notice.

Triade Utama EAN

This pilot proved to be an almost-Gallant.  After a pleasant exchange of EveMails, she declined to purchase a Mining Permit.  However, she offered greetings from Germany,  asked me to give our agents a GF and informed me that she had read the Code several times.

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Although our Agents were unable to get this pilot a Permit, they succeeded with their first gank and spread the word of the Code.  Just a short while later, they destroyed an unlicensed Retriever in nearby Mitsolen.  Not a bad start for these two promising agents.

Sadly, their streak of friendly encounters was not to continue.  About a week later, they destroyed an unlicensed Retriever piloted by Tony Orti in Sirseshin.  Mr. Orti’s response to our Notice of Enforcement Action was far less cordial.

Tony Orti EAN

Again, we were unable to get this pilot properly licensed.  However, we found our first red-pen violation.  So these two fine Agents have achieved two firsts for the Office of Culture.  I want to extend my congratulations and thanks to Agents Golly and Deckard for their fine work protecting the culture of New Eden.