MiLLY MiLLZ, former pilot in Stay Frosty and founder of our WormHole Corporation Supreme Mathematics, is an Alliance/Corp Thief. His known alt accounts are ALISON WONDER LAND and MILL GATES. (Mary Poppinz, Oodle Lalley and Scrooge McDuck Duck are also suspected alts) He is wanted for the crimes of betraying the corporate trust, stealing directly from members, emptying corporation wallets, stealing from a charity donation jar, and generally behaving like an asshat. (My term for it.) He most likely also hates dogs and little children.
I made a promise that I would "out" this butt-head on this blog and I keep my promises. But, more importantly, this story isn't about him and what he did. This post is about an amazing group of people that jumped into action, took responsibility, helped their fellow players and took what could have been a dark moment in our history - and turned it into a matter of pride.
The story goes back about a month ago when a new Corporation joined our Alliance. The new guys picked a bad time to join and got caught up in an ongoing war. Sadly they, and us, were not prepared to help each other and they lost a considerable amount in the ensuing carnage. To some in our Alliance this meant it was time to pass the hat around. Within a very short span of time over 6b in Isk and Assets were donated, more than enough to cover their losses.
We held off on distributing the donations until the new group could become settled and potentially merge with our main WH Corporation. This process took a couple of weeks.
In the meantime, another group in our Alliance started a new Capital Ship Building Program. This was another great example of inter-corporation cooperation and many of our members donated Isk, assets and training time to the effort.
The CEO of MATH had been on hiatus during most of the Summer. Other Directors had stepped up to take on the responsibilities of running and growing the Corporation. They were all doing an incredible job. A similar situation has been happening within our HS Corporation as well. People stepping up to take on additional responsibilities and make things happen. The train was really rolling.
As things do, all of this came together smoothly last week. The new WH group was merging into MATH. The Capital Ship Program had raised considerable funds. And I finally gave the order to release the donated charity funds. It was that very day that proved to be too much for the, up until then, afk CEO of MATH.
Now this could be the end of that story. I've personally been a part of Corporations that quickly failscade after such an incident. I've seen it happen. Instead our members sprang into action in incredible, amazing and extremely swift ways. Immediate. Over the past three days they have put forth an incredible amount of effort in securing member assets, moving towers, evacuating space, re-starting a new Corporation, and sharing with ALL of our members news, information and action details.
It has simply been one of the proudest moments in our short history as an Alliance.
The thief may have taken a significant chunk of Isk, but it is - after all - only fake money. What he gave us in return was more significant than numbers. He gave us all a chance to work together, and overcome this challenge - together.
Yes, it stings. And I hope he burns in Hell. (Rewards are available for his pod killmail by the way!) But in the final analysis this will just be a small bump in the road. We've exchanged a rat and an afk leader, for a group of dedicated, tested, and proven leaders that will take our new WH Corporation to new heights. And by example and assistance, have helped us to forge a strong Alliance of friends.
We remain A Band Apart. And A Band United.
Keep the courage.
I would like to publicly give a special thank you to the following individuals for outstanding action and dedication during this time.
• Alice Vorpalis
• Soro Harbon
• Sanders Schmittlaub
• Draiv Solregard
• Dr La'vey
• And everyone else who lent a hand. Thank you.