I first came to this place as a representative of the Highway Police - a corporation within the New Order of New Eden - also known as the CODE. Alliance. I was quite the sabre rattler and this wound many of you up the wrong way. I can’t apologise for this as I thought I was doing the right thing - I was trying to improve the lives of non-capsuleers by giving them back the industries capsuleers had taken from them like mining and hauling, for instance.
However, when it was exposed that my corporation’s leadership was corrupt and that I had been, well, duped, I fell into a spiral. I fell into lock-step with the Khanid Kingdom and supported slavery - an action I knew in my heart of hearts I could not support. This is not to say those Amarrians or Khanids who do are inherently evil or inferior to me - I no longer want to make those judgements on others as I am not infallible myself - but that I, personally, could not support it.
I stole slaves from a Holder who was sending them to Kahah as support to the people there as part of a humanitarian relief effort I was trying to organise. I tried to take them to Caldari space knowing that they would be protected there but I was caught on the border, arrested and jailed. How I got out is not important to discuss right now but it was wrong of me to try to free slaves without taking into account their views - whether they wanted to remain Amarrian or not. And I did it because I thought I knew better.
Since being taken under the wings of a mentor who is to remain nameless and an organisation whose belief in me shall be repaid through my not speaking their name, I have learnt a lot about myself. I have learnt that everything I did before was of my own ego. That all the times I was doing what I thought was best for others, merely led to death and devastation.
I have killed so many innocent civilians. I have destroyed so many families across the cluster. I have hurt more people than I could ever atone for.
However, many of you have believed in me. You have made me believe in myself. And, as such, I have been accepted into the Signal Cartel. Now I shall endeavour to rescue as many people as have been hurt my me and to tip the scales of judgment back into the positive. For when the Gate opens, I must be worthy to walk through into Paradise.
I can’t thank you all enough in helping me grow as a person but please know that I love you all as brothers and sisters in arms. Well, perhaps not arms any more but you know what I mean! And I include those that I haven’t always gotten on with like Diana Kim; those that are seen as almost venerable capsuleers like Dame Elkin; and those who others have painted as villains like Duke Chakaid.
Thank you, IGS. Thank you all.