Although the New Order is unbelievably famous and the Code is spoken of throughout highsec, some miners are so disconnected from the EVE community that they haven't yet heard of us. That keeps things fresh for our Code enforcers. Miners react with a wide range of emotions when they first hear about the Code. The best of them respond with enthusiasm and compliance. The most bot-aspirant of the carebears are horrified.
Agent Alyth Nerun was serving a tour in Dammalin when he encountered an illegal miner named spookytj. Alyth gasped when he read spookytj's bio:
spookytj's bio was a monument to the futility of bot-aspirancy. It expressed the belief that highsec mining was the way to further the pilot's true goals in EVE. This optimism was belied by the fact that spookytj had been in the same corp for nearly five years. That's a lot of highsec mining. And I'm pretty sure his more ambitious goals, if indeed he ever had any, had long since been abandoned. spookytj was a living tragedy.
Alyth did what any Agent would do under these circumstances: He began bumping the miner. spookytj refused to pay, and was cheered on by a fellow rebel named DeadDemi.
Despite his advanced age, spookytj was as quick with the Miner Bingo quotes as a newborn. He didn't think the bumping would do anything to him. The New Order believes in lifelong learning. Alyth had so much to teach him!
As Alyth cracked open the bumping lesson plan, DeadDemi appeared in the belt with a Deimos. Alyth was unintimidated by the Carebear Stare.
spookytj spiced up his Miner Bingo clichés with some threats. But this wasn't Alyth's first rodeo. He had the situation well in hand.
DeadDemi didn't want to have a dead Deimos, so instead of CONCORDing himself, he purchased an available kill right on Alyth--for three hundred million isk. I always thought people who offered kill rights on us for exorbitant fees were foolish, but apparently one of those guys is now 300 million isk richer.
Having realized that bumpers can, in fact, stop miners from mining, spookytj retreated from the belt and returned in a Raven. spookytj initiated the carebear ritual of yellowboxing our hero's Stabber.
Local citizen Janus Thunderbowel cheered spookytj on, encouraging the miner to perform a suicide gank with the Raven. The compassionate Alyth tried to make spookytj see reason. Would he succeed, or would carebear blood need to be spilled today?
Carebear blood it is, then. spookytj's suicide gank Raven tried mightily to tank CONCORD, but it was no use. His attempt on Alyth's life failed, and he was 190 million isk poorer for it.
Resistance is madness. The slain rebel's pod retreated to a station in ignominy. Alyth's triumph deeply impressed the indigenous population of Dammalin. But Agents like Alyth don't do this job for fame and social status, though they get that, too. Alyth was more concerned about spookytj's well-being. Had he seen the error of his ways? Or would another lesson be needed?
To be continued...