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Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.27 14:53:00 - [1]

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The time has come to be transparent with the cluster.

The threat that New Eden faces is greater than ever, and despite what you have all seen in static and hazy images from beyond the boundaries of known space, the situation is far more dire than any of you can comprehend.

On May 17th, after warning off Nation influence from attempting to call members of my corporation into the service of Nation and to arms against the core empires, I was contacted directly and personally by Sansha Kuvakei :

>>> External Galnet Link <<<

Many have speculated about the incursion into Taisy, but none have so far been able to confirm how successful the raid was, and if Nation's objectives were met.

The displayed mail is the first in a chain of communications, sustained in the hope that our corporation would be able to barter for the transfer of the Kyonoke Virus into more stable and controlled hands. For weeks we negotiated, remaining silent publically and working behind the scenes to attempt to ensure that this terrible horror of evolution would never come into contact with the general population of New Eden.

Kuvakei fell silent a little over three weeks ago, negotiations have dried up, and I believe that our chance to make that difference and do our part has dissolved into the seemingly endless madness of Nation's attacks on the core worlds.

So here I am, the inhumane, apparently notorious outlaw with no moral and ethical concerns for a living soul in the cluster, pleading to you all to unite against this menace.

What you have seen, from the bravery of young and intrepid pilot Mouse Nell broadcasting images from beyond the limits of knows space is exactly what Kuvakei wants you all to see. Pay no attention to its scale. As his followers have said, you have been permitted to see what has been allowed to be broadcast by Kuvakei, nothing more.

If nothing else then please believe me when I say, that this display is but a fraction of Nation's military capability, and that the eyes of Kuvakei's monstrous machine of destruction are turned on you all. On us all.

In recent months we have all lost so very much, over ten million have been claimed by the relentless raids of Nation's forces into all our homeworlds.

I am aware that several capsuleers have lost family and friends, myself included. My twin sister, Akora Verone, a hotriculturalist under contract to Combined Harvest was planetside under contract in Teonusude, working with a joint Gallente-Republic regeneration program when Nation came. She too, like so many of your friends and family, is lost.

I realise that by revealing what I have done here, that Kuvakei may turn his eyes to me.

He has already threatened punishment for revelation of his intent to use Kyonoke, and attempted to intimidate us with word of retribution should I leak this information. Veto Corp stands tall in defiance. This is a risk that I and my corporation are willing to take to make the cluster aware of what it faces, to allow it to prepare, and to ensure that every living soul is aware of the grave and dangerous path that lies ahead of us all.

If Kuvakei descends upon us with all his might as punishment, then we shall fight until the end. Until the last Rage Torpedo screams from the tube of our final standing flagship.

Until then, we remain passive as a corporation. We maintain the standings laid out by Gurista loyalty, and respect the will of our contractors in Venal.

Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.27 14:55:00 - [2]

With regards to Venal, I also realise that I more than likely sacrifice my name and rank as a Gurista Loyalist for this revelation.

To Korako Kosakami, to Lucash Helmatt and Achile Abraxes, to every individual with the pride to call themselves a Gurista, I say the following :

I will always act in the best interests of Venal, and of the Guristas. You must all understand that while Kuvakei will attempt to manipulate and use Gurista forces to further his cause, if you allow him to become strong enough, once all the core worlds have fallen, his hungry eyes and baited breath will turn their attention to your home, to Venal.

Nation is relentless, a cancer, a disease in itself that will stop at nothing to consume and assimilate everything that stands in its path.

To all of you, Serpent, Angel, Caldari, Matari, Amarr, Gallente... whatever your loyalty... be aware.

Darker times than this cluster have faced in thousands of years are upon us, and I offer you all this warning that Kuvakei has Kyonoke, and is preparing to use it one way or another. Perhaps he has already traded it, perhaps it has spread. Regardless, you all must know what you face in the field. Protect yourselves in any way you can.

To Kuvakei : If you seek retribution, if you seek to punish, then I'll be waiting. This is between you and I, the two of us alone. Bring your finest, you'll need them.

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Seriphyn Inhonores
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:02:00 - [3]

What we like to see.

Let's burn 'em off the map.

Julianus Soter
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:04:00 - [4]

Citizen Astur: this is what I meant.

Verone, we stand ready to assist in any way feasible.

Shaktipat Revelators
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:08:00 - [5]

Oh, bad move Verone.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:12:00 - [6]

More like, bad move Sansha.

Out of all the scumbags in Eve, he had to go and pick the one who *still has some morals* to try and collude with.

If Kuvakei let me get my hands on that Kyonoke crap, I'd be sprinkling it on Luminaire by now Twisted Evil

Sujanra Acoma
Shadow Kitty Legion
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:16:00 - [7]

The plot thickens.

Next, you'll tell me he's been dead the whole time!

Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:20:00 - [8]

Originally by: IzzyChan
Oh, bad move Verone.

You've been talking the talk for years, there's nothing new here.

You still need to learn to crawl, before you can walk the walk.

Andreus LeHane
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:29:00 - [9]

Let it be known, here and now.

Anyone who messes with Verone over this matter picks a fight with me as well.

He might be a pirate scumbag with loose morals and terrible taste in hair colour, but goddamnit he's a pirate scumbag with loose morals and terrible taste in hair colour WHO'S MY FRIEND.

This man just did the world a favour. Probably saved billions of lives. You **** with him, you **** with me, even if that means sharing his fate.

Sujanra Acoma
Shadow Kitty Legion
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:38:00 - [10]

Here's some info on Taisy and the Kyonoke Infection, if anybody is ignorant.

Aesis Tori
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:39:00 - [11]

An honorable move Mr Verone. Thank you for bringing this information into the public eye.
Moira. Vanguard will stand by your side should Kuvakei make the mistake of attacking Veto corp.

Norrin Ellis
Venture Racing
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:40:00 - [12]

I'm sorry for the loss of your sister, Mr. Verone. I have been hoping since I first heard of it that our mutual friend would succeed in the endeavor to find her and return her safely.

Akrasjel Lanate
Naquatech Conglomerate
Yulai Federation
Posted - 2010.06.27 15:41:00 - [13]

Yes, Verone you made a good decision...

So here I am, the inhumane, apparently notorious outlaw with no moral and ethical concerns for a living soul in the cluster, pleading to you all to unite against this menace.

And that means you have somekind of morality and ethics.

Ataraxia Pharmacies
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:08:00 - [14]

The Kyonoke Infection is one of the most challenging diseases to find a cure against, but a challenge we would be foolish not to take. But due to the fact the virus is being quarantined, research has received little funding and is lacking in manpower also from our side.

Hearing that the quarantine has been breached could quickly change those priorities.

Jesmine Kyriel
House Kyriel Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:30:00 - [15]

Seems there are pirates with at least some honor and integrity. That was a revelation to me, but a positive one in this regard. I must say, I did not expect to learn of such a thing, but then, I have mostly fought blood Raiders and Nation forces. Thank oyu for doing the right thing, at least this time, Mr. Verone.

Also, you might not believe this, but I'm sorry to hear of your sister. I have a little sister too, at twelve. I can only imagine the pain.

Gal Atan
True Citizen
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:38:00 - [16]

the blind leading the blind how quaint

Benjamin Shepherd
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:51:00 - [17]

I am convinced that Nation will see its last breaths in the coming weeks. I am also heartened to see pilots of extreme opposites wanting to band together to combat this threat. I shall assist in anyway possible, and will make sure my corporation knows of this immediately.

Aria Jenneth
Kumiho's Smile
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:56:00 - [18]


I am sorry for your loss.

When you told me you were engaged in negotiations with Venal and Kuvakei, I thought at first you were up to something dreadfully naiive. That impression lingered until Julianus informed me about the Koyonoke situation. It didn't take much to work out who his source had to be.

It is an important thing you have done, and I imagine your decision has not been without cost.

For this, much respect.

Demetri Slavic
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.27 16:58:00 - [19]

Even as a pirate there are some deals that make you feel rather uncomfortable.

I pray that the rest of the cluster takes heed of Ethan's warning, unless everyone puts aside their petty differences and focuses on this threat, I fear we are all doomed to see days darker than any twisted nightmare we have ever imagined.

Minerva Metalaric
Posted - 2010.06.27 17:04:00 - [20]

Originally by: Demetri Slavic
I fear we are all doomed to see days darker than any twisted nightmare we have ever imagined.

Fear is the first stage of acceptance.
The path has begun, dark days are coming, that is irrefutable, untransmutable, inarguable fact.

The storm is coming, the only thing left to be determined is where you are standing when it strikes.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.06.27 17:09:00 - [21]

So, anyone want to start taking bets on when the first Kyonoke-soaked capital ships will start ramming our homeworlds?

Sujanra Acoma
Shadow Kitty Legion
Posted - 2010.06.27 17:10:00 - [22]

Something still stinks, though. Verone has a reputation as a fairly honorable scumbag. If this virus is all that vital to Kuvakei's plans, I don't see why he would even tell Verone, of all people. Even if he had bitten, how much help could Veto possibly provide?

So, either the virus is much less important to Kuvakei's plans than it seems at first glance and Verone telling everyone about it is manipulation on his part, or Veto (or perhaps the Guristas themselves) have something that Kuvakei wants badly enough that he would risk this.

My inclination is that the virus is a red herring.

Andreus LeHane
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2010.06.27 17:46:00 - [23]

Edited by: Andreus LeHane on 27/06/2010 18:16:03
I must admit, I do have my suspicions. Perhaps the offer was a test, the content of the offer itself irrelevant - the response being the important thing. Kuvakei wanted to test Verone, see if Ethan was a man upon which he could thoroughly rely (i.e. someone utterly devoid of moral constraints, a sense of decency, mercy, tolerance for difference of opinion or humanity). That Verone "failed" the test is a great relief, of course. Or, it could be that he wanted someone who he knew wouldn't keep his mouth shut about it - someone powerful, experienced and well-recognised that no-one would doubt that Kuvakei was telling the truth, yet someone free of all direct Sansha associations so that no-one would think it was merely propaganda. If it's indeed what he did, tricking Verone into inadvertently acting as his spokesperson gave him the absolute hardest-hitting press release he could hope for.

Regardless, such conjecture is largely meaningless - if Kuvakei says he has Kyonoke, we absolutely positively cannot afford to call his bluff, whatever our suspicions about his motives. He has most likely the most deadly biological agent in the history of the known universe and given his utter lack of humanity, the only logical conclusion is that if an appropriate situation occurs, he will use it. Even more terrifyingly, he's willing to sell it. To the Rabbit. To essentially buy Veto. Verone promises to work for him, and he gives the Rabbit Kyonoke.

To those who question why he's trying to woo Veto to his side, I will say only this: I'm not going to go into any serious detail, out of respect for a friend and his corporation - not to mention a very serious debt I owe them - but Veto, its subsidiaries and its associates have far, far more power than almost anyone realises. To those of us who have even the slightest inkling about its true reach, it's honestly no surprise that if Kuvakei were to try this with anyone, he'd try it with Veto.

Arvo Katsuya
True Slave Foundations
Posted - 2010.06.27 18:06:00 - [24]

Edited by: Arvo Katsuya on 27/06/2010 18:06:50
Didn't think we'd come to agreement somewhere, Mr. LeHane.

I'm coming to the same conclusion here, and I would say to call his bluff. Using the virus himself wouldn't be in his motive. His Nation has always been revolved around 'saving' lives (by his own perspective), and even what he views as threats would then be converted over to his side through his brand of implants. I don't think Kuvakei would needlessly bloody his hands or create a public appearance unless there was a meaning for it. I'll give the guy that much.

I'm leaning on two outcomes here: either the guy was testing Verone in some way, or he really has the virus, and is trying to use the thing as a bargining chip to get another party onto his side.

Andreus LeHane
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2010.06.27 18:24:00 - [25]

I think there's another nasty thing that people haven't considered. Regardless of what he himself does with the virus, the nature of the offer Kuvakei's making is UTTERLY TERRIFYING:

The offer isn't actually to give Verone himself the virus, it's to give Verone's superiors in the Guristas the virus in exhange for Veto's loyalty. Kuvakei is essentially trying to buy up the loyalty and service of a corporation. His only mistake - literally his only mistake - was to make the offer to Verone, rather than the Rabbit.

Now the offer has failed, and the only reason it failed was because Kuvakei crucially misjudged Verone's ethical outlook. It doesn't change anything, though - it only makes Kuvakei angry at Verone, and more driven to find a potential buyer with less scruples.

And Verone, I'm sorry, I am so, so sorry, but I just realised what you've done. You've done something awful.

You've just opened the auction on the end of the world.

Horatio Nately
808 Enterprises
Posted - 2010.06.27 18:25:00 - [26]

I think the nation underestimates Veto.

Ghost Hunter
True Slave Foundations
Shaktipat Revelators
Posted - 2010.06.27 19:16:00 - [27]

This is your answer to us? Perhaps it was too much to think of you a dread Guristas. No, I think that was lost a long time ago when you allied with the Angel Cartel's loyalists.

I am not sure what to say to you, Verone. I can think of no words to describe what I want to convey - pathetic, pitiful, these are words that do not even begin to express the full depth of thought.

Nation does not betray its allies. History has shown every time that our own allies betray us because of their irrational fear. Each and every time, they think us something we are not - they act on something that does not exist. Why would Nation betray those that have entrusted much to us when no others would? We respect our friends.

You, you are trapped in the same debased propaganda that has been spawned for the last century. That much is clear to me now.

I would say I am sorry you have chosen this path, but it is one you embarked on knowingly. Now live with it.

Posted - 2010.06.27 19:20:00 - [28]

Can we shut the record off, Ghost Hunter?

It gets annoying after so many repeats.

Andreus LeHane
Mixed Metaphor
Posted - 2010.06.27 19:24:00 - [29]

Originally by: Ghost Hunter
I am not sure what to say to you, Verone. I can think of no words to describe what I want to convey - pathetic, pitiful

Like the servants of the Sansha who couldn't beat a corporation half their size without a full complement of Blood Raiders backing them up?

Posted - 2010.06.27 19:57:00 - [30]

Thank you, Ethan Verone.

Thank you.

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