While all eyes are focused on the turbulent war situation in Deklein, few realize that one of high security (highsec) space’s most notorious alliances is undergoing some fairly major changes.
CODE Alliance has gained a reputation not only for their ability to form together and destroy massive drifting freighters in highsec, but also for their ability to metagame their opponents into submission – often long before their Catalysts have even undocked. A large part of their ability to do so is related to the stability and activity of their leadership. For example, Alliance Executor corporation The Conference Elite, led by loyalanon, runs many of the freighter fleets. They built CODE Alliance into the entity that highsec haulers know and fear.
CODE’s stability has come under fire recently, as loyalanon has been permabanned from the game. Rumours abound, none of which can be substantiated at the moment, and no official reasons are disclosed to the public. The turmoil this caused has left the alliance in a state of flux, with Mildron Klinker taking over The Conference Elite as the Alliance Executor. Shortly after that, the real action started, with the alliance basically splitting into two separate factions, and the better part of the alliance being purged. It would appear that the purge facilitated the alliance’s executorship being given over to Kalorned and TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet (Tweeps).
TMC contacted Kalorned to see what the current CODE executor had to say about the situation:
It’s all been quite a thrilling sequence of events today. To be honest I never intended to become executor when I woke up this morning. However, certain events happened over the course of the day and in consultation with my associate TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet we decided to utilize our directors in the executor corp to purge all corporations that we didn’t have a 100% monopoly of the directorship of and make myself into executor.
The specific reasons why, and the events I allude to aren’t really things that need to be discussed publicly, however they were enough to cause myself and my friend to pull the trigger and take over the alliance.
CODE. will continue to be the premiere ganking entity in the game and we fully intend to admit as many members from the former executor corp The Conference Elite to a new corporation being formed in the next day or so that want to come.
As expected, the new CODE executor is keeping relatively quiet about the matter at this time.
Mildron Klinker was asked for a statement on the matter. He was not aware that Kalorned and Tweeps were going to make this play for alliance control. Based on that, it can be assumed that he is at the front of the opposing faction, although some rumours suggest otherwise.
Kalorned was asked what he predicted would happen with CODE’s freighter ganking regimen since it has been noticeably on the quiet side of late. He was also asked if developments have strengthened or weakened their ties to the Imperium, with those relations having been visibly strained recently. Kalorned had this to say in response:
We do intend to revisit freighter ganking in the future after we have had time to re-establish ourselves and put in place a new strategic direction for the alliance. Not now, though.
I cannot speak for Imperium however as far as our standings are concerned with Goonswarm specifically, we continue to officially recognize them as a protected minority as noted in The New Halaima Code of Conduct and will maintain standings toward them accordingly.
Freighters or no, my primary concern before I was executor and now that I am has always been first and foremost the enforcement of The Code against highsec miners.
Can freighter pilots finally sigh a breath of relief and fire up their autopilots again? That remains to be seen. As much as Kalorned appears to be planning on dialing back the CODE freighter ganking schedule, they intend to continue with this practice in due time. Will CODE freighter ganks ever be as prolific as before? That is hard to say. Loyalanon was considered to be arguably one of the finest freighter-ganking FCs in New Eden, and it would appear that CODE has yet to produce a pilot who can step up and perform at the same level.