If you mine ice in highsec, or if you just like killing highsec ice miners, chances are you've heard of the Nakugard system. It has ice and it's a 0.5 security system. That's an explosive combination.
Agent DJentropy Ovaert went on patrol in Nakugard and encountered one of EVE's villains: An unlicensed ice miner named Wobble Melkan.
DJentropy's alt, Zerelis Zammo, warped to the ice anomaly in an Ibis. The Ibis slowly crept toward Wobble. But the rebel miner didn't pay the Ibis the slightest bit of attention.
Military historians will tell you that most "battles" are only skirmishes. But when conditions are just right, a truly epic battle can take place. This was such a battle.
DJentropy warped in and popped Wobble's Retriever. It was a short, one-sided battle, but that doesn't take an ounce away from its glory. Sun Tzu says many a battle are over before they begin. Wobble was unprepared. He had some tank mods, but he couldn't resist increasing his yield with a pair of Ice Harvester Upgrades. Also, he didn't bother to activate his Adaptive Invulnerability Field. Once the dust settled, DJentropy sent Wobble a complimentary "after action report".
Wobble replied to the AAR. If you can't quite make out the text, it reads:
"Well sence [sic] Concord gives me the right to Kill [sic] you I gess [sic] that U [sic] are full of crap and will keep lossing [sic] ships and standing for being a jurk [sic]"
Wobble was stubborn, like a bot macro that keeps repeating itself. He used the same Retriever fit, returned to the ice, and was unconcerned when the Ibis followed him.
Clearly, this was a carebear in the advanced stages of bot-aspirancy. He couldn't or wouldn't change his ways. So DJentropy visited Nakugard the next day for a follow-up appointment to see if there was any improvement in Wobble's condition. Incredibly, Wobble was still hanging around Nakugard.
DJentropy could detect no sign of improvement.
At some point, stubborness must be classified as defiance. And that, of course, is a serious violation of the Code. DJentropy shook his head and added Wobble to the Red Pen list. There was no alternative. He also tried to encourage the locals in Nakugard to take better care of their own.
But the miners of Nakugard were not as charitable as DJentropy hoped.
To be continued...