After taking some time to recover from his Las Vegas drinkfest, the
Mittani recollects another politically infused EVE
Online tale of treachery in this week's edition of Sins of a Solar Spymaster. Enjoy
this story, because there's plenty more where that came from just
waiting in the brain of our resident master of intrigue. It's
definitely worth the read!
It wasn't supposed to end this way. Count Ta'Sessine and Serenity Steele had envisioned a new form of business in EVE, a venture capital group devoted to populating the deserted tracts of 0.0 with outposts, the ferociously expensive player-created stations which, in late 2005, no single alliance had the capital or werewithhal to build. Created as a neutral entity that would be above politics, the Interstellar Starbase Syndicate (ISS) was the darling of New Eden's investor class. Each new outpost they created was a separate corporate entity providing dividends to its investors, and there seemed to be a bottomless desire for ISS shares.