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Frenemies. The Roden Conspiracy Theory

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Reuben Johnson
Gal-Min Industries
#1 - 2013-06-27 12:13:56 UTC
So, where do we begin?
The Battle of Luminaire. Well, not so much the battle, but the aftermath. Short time afterward the Caldari Navy Prototype Scorpion-class battleship was stolen from Ishukone Corporation docks on Luminaire. Early reports suggested Guristas, but with a twist...there was supposedly a Gallentean with them.

"Widespread reports would appear to indicate Guristas involvement, after known officers Ohminen Sin and Kaikka Peunato were briefly sighted heading north toward Lonetrek from the Federal border earlier today, accompanied by an unidentified Gallente accomplice."

Several days later the ship was found, interestingly, in a Minmatar RSS dock. Why would Gurista's take stolen Caldari ship into a Minmatar station? Because that's where President Roden told them to take it.

After the battle, largely instigated by Gurista's against Caldari which lead to the escalation, Roden had Material Acquisition take over the Federation's hafl of security. So? MA is wholly owned by Quafe, but also partnered with Roden Shipyards. MA has long been RS's primary raw material source, whcih in turn, RS uses to make Fed Navy ships. Where MA goes, RS isnt far behind. MA is RS's black ops cover corp. Roden wante that ship, so he put his people there. Enlisted Gursita's that hated Caldari more the Gallente (frenemies) to help steal the ship and hide it in Minmatar station. Again, Why RSS? He surely couldn't trust Gurist'as to take it to their territory, he'd never get access to it. He definently couldn't bring it to Gallente space, it'd be the first place the Caldari would look.

I surmise a joint three way venture between President Roden and Roden Shipyards, anti-Caldari Gurista's, and freindly tribal mebers within Minmatar and the RSS to take the ship and reverse engineer it. Roden getting the blueprints, and RSS getting the license's...and Gurista's? Not sure, they got something..access to certain, um, parts.

Ok, so what else. Well, in comes the Midular. not 6 days later Karin Midular was murdered on Luminaire by a lone gunman...well, not really. She was executed by Roden. Why?

The next day:
"KORAMA – In a statement released this afternoon, Ishukone Watch confirmed they have relocated the prototype Scorpion-class battleship that was stolen from their shipyard in Luminaire early yesterday morning. Landea Vrankref, security consultant and investigation lead for Ishukone Watch, made a press release from the security force’s office in Korama to confirm that “the vessel has been tracked to the Republic Security Services Logistics station around Moon 5 of Planet 2, here in Korama."

Roden made a mistake. Some of the workers at the dock were Midular loyalists who quickly realized what they had docked there and notified Karin. Karin, realizing what this would do to her pacifists attempts with the Amarr if it was found they were working on reverse engineering a Caldari ship for only one purpose, war with Amarr. She immediately contacted Tibus Heath to the ships whereabouts. Anyone else wonder where Tibus's offer aid to the Sebiestor Tribe came from, and why they had to turn it down? To accept would open a can of worms that would need explaining...even the Republic felt this was all best kept under the covers.

Now, this infuriates Roden, and further widens the gap between Midular and those in the Republic that don't view her attempts at peace with Amarr as the right course, even treasonous. 4 Days later, Midular is dead.

Roden and his partners cannot let this man talk, nor can he outright kill him in Federation custody. Midular loyalist
from RSS are rebuffed at the border without incident...he surely can't let them have Gerne Broteau. So, how to get rid of Broteau before he talks to someone. Coleile. A deal was struck between Roden and supporters in the Republican Navy that they would have a free path to Villore. Except....someone got wise, sent word to the Federation Justice, who got a loyal navy underling to get a fleet to intercept ASAP. Republic Navy thinks it's just Roden doing a show, but when they don't back down, they believe they've been double crossed by Roden. They can't afford to walk away, Broteau can not be allowed to talk, or fall into Sebeistor hands. No choice, gotta fight their way through now.

So, the question remains...did Broteau ever talk before he was executed?
Will their be a growing rift between Federation Justice and the Presidency?
Will their be a growing rift between Midular loyalist and and the pro-war factions in the Republic?
One things for sure, neither the Federation nor the Republic will ever want any of this public, but what about Heth, the loose cannon on the run? How much does he know? And now that he's on the run, with everyone wanting a peace of him, will he survive long enough to make what he knows into a usefull volley for survival?
Narcisa De Fontaine
Core Medical Group
#2 - 2013-06-27 12:23:47 UTC
Are you angling for a job with Gutter Press?

Reuben Johnson
Gal-Min Industries
#3 - 2013-06-27 12:30:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Reuben Johnson
The Scope, actually.
I ran out of room, but I could add the conspiracy theories that Heth had Yanala kill herself not becuase of the downed Titan, but because she was going to blow the lid off Heth's incompetence of losing their prototype ship, and only by the good graces if Midular did he get it back.
The events of that last 3 months, while they all seem random, are in fact, all tied together, with Roden in the middle of it. heth is on the run not because of a revolt due to his cruelty, but because of his incompetence, and becuase Roden and the Sebeistor's need him silenced.

Edit: If this gets out to public at large, all three empires would be in revolt, heads will roll...if any of this reaches the mad queen of Amarr, alliances will fall, and you'll see a reclaiming like we've never seen!
Cipher7
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#4 - 2013-06-27 14:23:31 UTC
Not really a "theory" more like conspiracy fact.

Unless you tink a single deranged gunman somehow got thru multiple layers of security with military training and equipment, murdered Midular and entourage, and gave up wid a smile on his face.

Eventually it will come out dat Roden had Midular taken out.

Maybe over an Ishukone prototype, maybe over her "pacifism."

And no, 15 dreds did not jump into Colelie because "someone got mad."

De whole ting reaks of secret operations and backroom deals gone awry.
Istvaan Shogaatsu
Guiding Hand Social Club
#5 - 2013-06-27 16:10:23 UTC
Doesn't everything these days?
Aquila Shadow
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#6 - 2013-06-27 16:31:14 UTC
Your "theory" needs a dragon.

                                              "Let Vigilance Be Your Sword"

Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#7 - 2013-06-27 17:01:18 UTC
At least most of the conspiracy theories we see in these parts are half-way intelligible. This-- sorry. I need some tea. This is giving me a head-ache.

It's as if someone on boosters--

Just. Nevermind.

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Shintoko Akahoshi
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2013-06-27 17:38:59 UTC
I dunno, I think it might make a pretty entertaining holo.

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Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#9 - 2013-06-27 19:01:10 UTC
Broadcast it over comms during a boring logistics op? There are worse ideas.

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Reuben Johnson
Gal-Min Industries
#10 - 2013-06-27 19:29:46 UTC
Aquila Shadow wrote:
Your "theory" needs a dragon.

Plots and conspiracies always have loose ends and things yet explained, especially when it's from this high up. people who have the missig information to fill the gaps are dead, in hiding becuase they are next, or are loyal enough to be quite...at least for now. The truth does come out. Sometimes it takes days, sometimes it takes weeks, many times it takes years or even decades for the whole truth of such things come fully to light.

Somone knows, and someone will come forward. Personelly, I expect Heth to show up In Amarr as Jamyl I is likely the ly one crazy enough to listen to him at this point.
Laurienne 'Quafegirl' Cherbourg
Like Oh My Gosh I Totally Have A Corp Now
#11 - 2013-06-28 08:10:54 UTC
He reported it, so it must be true! ♥

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Anabella Rella
Gradient
Electus Matari
#12 - 2013-06-28 16:59:14 UTC
Shintoko Akahoshi wrote:
I dunno, I think it might make a pretty entertaining holo.


No audience could ever suspend its disbelief long enough to buy a goofy plot like the OP presented. Definitely needs to go back for some rewrites before it's ready to play in prime time.

When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

Andrea Okazon
Laurentson INC
#13 - 2013-06-28 17:49:55 UTC
This kind of theory appeals to us because there are always problems with the official transcript. Even the best history is made, not born; and it's made of a chaotic mess of lives and deaths.

Therefore, unanswered (and unanswerable) questions.

I get why that bothers people.

But why do the theories always propose vastly more confusing, and unanswerable, questions than the history they want to dislodge?

...

****, I'm sorry, that was pretty thoughtful, wasn't it? I have a reputation to maintain, here.

SWEATY BALLS. That is all.
Angus Adalwin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-07-02 23:06:25 UTC
This... there is so much that is wrong with...

Conspiracy theories have always thrived within the societies of humanity. Your particular delusion presents so many problems that I do not even know where to begin.

I advise you to seek out the person who sold you those boosters and "acquire" a refund. They were obviously tainted.
Amann Karris
Doomheim
#15 - 2013-07-03 01:29:49 UTC
Andrea Okazon wrote:
But why do the theories always propose vastly more confusing, and unanswerable, questions than the history they want to dislodge?

Because the theory is based on a conclusion instead of evidence, and creates an explanation that hints at the conclusion without providing evidence to prove the conclusion.

That is not to say the conclusion is not correct; simply that the process used to prove it fails to meet any sort of logical or scientific standard of evidence. It sure does sound convincing to those who are really hoping the conclusion is true.
Cipher7
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#16 - 2013-07-03 05:13:09 UTC
Andrea Okazon wrote:
This kind of theory appeals to us because there are always problems with the official transcript. Even the best history is made, not born; and it's made of a chaotic mess of lives and deaths.

Therefore, unanswered (and unanswerable) questions.

I get why that bothers people.

But why do the theories always propose vastly more confusing, and unanswerable, questions than the history they want to dislodge?


The history we were given thru official sources told us nothing.

The theory above doesn't dislodge that history, but merely fills in blanks.

It doesn't change anything, just provides the wherefor and why.