Previously, on MinerBumping... Agents Kalorned and Svara Eir took preemptive action to neutralize a gathering threat in the lowsec borderlands around Gamis. The result was a dead Mackinaw for Steroid Gontarsky, caught illegally mining in the DMZ established by Kalorned. After repeatedly using racial slurs, the miner changed his tune at the last minute. He attempted to space-lawyer his way to reimbursement. However, there was no question that the Code had been followed to the letter.
Steroid tried to turn Kalorned and Svara against each other. No such luck. The New Order is mighty steel, forged of impenetrable bonds. We know who the real enemy is.
His administrative remedies nearly exhausted, Steroid hedged by reopening a convo with Svara. If Kalorned wouldn't give Steroid money, maybe she would.
Out of the blue, Steroid came up with an argument he believed would change everything: An appeal to CCP's finances.
It was a case of bad timing, as CCP had just revealed the truth about ganking and player retention at FanFest. Kalorned assured the miner that he'd been retained.
In frustration, Steroid once again unholstered his carebear excuse delivery system. It was strictly a spray-and-pray affair; many of his rapid-fire excuses contradicted each other. Kalorned wasn't moved.
Steroid gave up on Kalorned entirely. He switched over to his convo with Svara. She wasn't answering him, but that didn't stop the frantic miner from begging for attention/isk.
The miner saw his chance for reimbursement slipping through his fingers. Would Svara listen? To improve his odds, Steroid dialed back his racism--but only by a hair. He still referred to Kalorned as "the nig".
As the minutes passed, Steroid lost it completely. The miner had gone completely mad. And by "mad", I don't mean he was angry. On second thought, I actually mean that, too.
Now even Steroid realized he faced a ban for his use of racial slurs. Without an Agent to speak with, he could only talk to himself. Clearly, all hope was lost.
...Or was it?
In the end, Steroid finally came to understand that he'd been wrong the whole time. The New Order Agent was not his enemy, but his greatest friend. Steroid even promised to give Svara all of his in-game possessions, in the event he was banned for using racial slurs. Granted, it's difficult to transfer your stuff after you've been banned, but it was the thought that counted. Even in his darkest hour, the miner had been saved by the New Order. Victory!