Uh oh, looks like someone's been naughty.
It might seem strange that I received an unsolicited, context-less apology EVEmail from a random highsec miner. Actually, it happens more often than you'd think. And when it does, there's always a story behind it. It's the story of every rebel in highsec. In the end, they will all confess their crimes and apologize.
The miner in question was Admiral Venohan Altol. His corp affiliation was suspicious. Were the miners liberated in the sense that obeying the Code liberates them from their worst instincts and bot-aspirancy? Or were they "liberated" in the bad way?
...It was the bad way. No wonder Venohan would find himself confessing and apologizing. We know how the story ends, but that doesn't mean the story isn't worth telling. In the macro sense, we know how highsec's story ends: Spoiler alert, the New Order achieves ultimate victory. Yet MinerBumping remains just as important to read, so we can learn how the New Order wins.
Lord Jasta > Hentogaira this, shall be my home.One day in Hentogaira, a plucky young miner named Lord Jasta decided to put down roots. What kind of system was Hentogaira? Was it a nice neighborhood?
Valerie Takeda > Lord Jasta You picked a wonderful home :)
Lord Jasta > Seems nice here.
admiral warnock > not nice here at all
Lord Jasta > Why's that?
admiral warnock > maniacal laughter
admiral warnock > gankers who extort money and war dec everything that breaths
Cranick Restabnet > extortionists
Lord Jasta > Who'd they war dec?
admiral warnock > twice
admiral warnock > me
The status of Hentogaira was a matter of some dispute. Some warned of "extortionists" from Maniacal Laughter Ltd. wardeccing the miners. With the power of MinerBumping, we know that in fact Maniacal Laughter is a corp that owns shares in the New Order. It's full of good guys like Agent Carry On Friend.
Cranick Restabnet > u pay one then another comes and wants isk, u pay them, then another. it never endsadmiral warnock couldn't tell the difference between right and wrong. He sounded the call for a full-scale miner rebellion against the New Order. Now the bright-eyed Lord Jasta would be forced to choose which side he was on.
Lord Jasta > Adn the war dec'd you?
admiral warnock > i think we should all alliance together ad stomp them out
Lord Jasta > So where do I sign up to fight the evil?
admiral warnock > right here sir
Lord Jasta > Do you have a corp?
admiral warnock > yes sir
admiral warnock > Universal Liberated Mining Front
admiral warnock > plus orca buffs
Lord Jasta > I think some Order. needs to brought to this injusticeLord Jasta weighed his options and put in an application to join Univeral Liberated Mining Front. Was this another case of an impressionable miner being led astray by the resistance?
admiral warnock > im not paying 10 mil to mine in high sec
admiral warnock > per member
Lord Jasta > Orca buffs? really?!?
admiral warnock > yup
Lord Jasta > Sweet I have my retriver ready.
admiral warnock > sweet
Lord Jasta > See I knew this would be a good home
admiral warnock > i accepted your app
Lord Jasta > Too bad people are ganking here, everyone seems nice
...Not quite. Lord Jasta would only be a member of the rebel mining corp for a little less than an hour. Judging by the fact that Jasta then immediately joined Maniacal Laughter, that hour was going to be a fateful one.
EVE System > Channel changed to Corp : Universal Liberated Mining FrontYou see, Lord Jasta is the hero of today's adventure. Enticed by the prospect of mining in an Orca-bonused fleet, Jasta joined the rebel corp. He was disappointed to learn that admiral warnock was too intimidated by the New Order to fly it.
admiral warnock > welcome aboard we are currently wating on the rest of the gang to join up
Lord Jasta > Ah we mining right now?
admiral warnock > we can ice belts are up so i have 2 barges out
Lord Jasta > There a fleet?
admiral warnock > no orca out right now since the gankers are trying to kill me lately
Lord Jasta > Awe :( never got to fly with one
Admiral Venohan Altol > putting it outadmiral warnock's alt, Admiral Venohan Altol, was the Orca pilot. Out of his strong sense of fair play, Lord Jasta gave him every opportunity not to field the Orca. He encouraged the rebel miner not to undock the ship if he didn't feel 100% comfortable.
Lord Jasta > Thats ok I dont want you to risk it
Admiral Venohan Altol > nah its cool none are online
Lord Jasta > Sweet.
Lord Jasta > Ok so who are we looking out for?
admiral warnock > carry and anyone in Maniacal Laughter Ltd.
Lord Jasta > Ok so Im going to stay docked if its not safe, or are we good to mine?
Admiral Venohan Altol > we are good
Admiral Venohan Altol > come mine ice
But that Orca had a destiny, and it would not be denied.
To be continued...