Previously, on MinerBumping... Luiz Zirud made a horrific killmail of himself when he was caught hauling two PLEX in a shuttle. Agent Tisiphone Dira promised to return the PLEX if Luiz sent her his three remaining ships. After the first two were transferred, Tisiphone prepared to give Luiz the PLEX--but then she noticed that Luiz lacked a permit.
Only minutes earlier, the carebear had been carting around PLEX in a shuttle. Now something was different about Luiz. He felt lighter, somehow. Perhaps it was the effect of liberating himself from his only mining barge.
Tisiphone was greatly encouraged by Luiz's new attitude. She felt more strongly than ever that Luiz would be able to experience the grace of the Code--despite having been a vile offender in the recent past. Luiz's desire to view the Saviour of Highsec was a great sign.
Though Tisiphone had already acquired a full API from Luiz, she asked him to post a screenshot of the isk transfer. Our Agents are always busy. There's never any time to waste.
Luiz made good on his promise. The majority of his remaining money was safely invested in a mining permit.
The former PLEX owner continued in the spirit of compliance. He copied a sample mining permit into his bio. Later he would need to correct the dates listed, but otherwise, things were going well.
However, before Luiz could benefit from the Code's mercy, there were some bureaucratic hurdles left to jump.
Unexpectedly, Luiz Zirud found himself in a full-blown trial--Judge Lament von Gankenheim, presiding.
Luiz was confused by this turn of events, but he had no opportunity to ask questions. The intimidating environment kept Luiz's attention fixed on what he was supposed to do. There was no mistaking it, Judge Gankenheim meant business.
In the presence of the awesome power of the New Order, the carebear could only show respect and hope for the best. With any luck, the day would end with Luiz receiving PLEX. For now, it was best to simply go along. Luiz told the court how he'd been ganked and handed over an Omen and a Retriever.
The New Order seemed to be omnipresent in highsec. Its Agents, collectively, were all-knowing and all-seeing. The only option was total honesty. Luiz even volunteered to get more money from friends, if that was what the court required of him.
Though honest and currently a permit owner, Luiz had to admit his shortcomings. The whole business about the PLEX in a shuttle left a bad taste in Judge Gankenheim's mouth. But if Luiz behaved as a Gallant from now on, maybe he could still have a bright future ahead of him.
Everything was going fine until Luiz made a mistake. A dark cloud loomed over his testimony. Yet Tisiphone Dira still had faith in the unlikely bot-aspirant's recovery. She wasn't ready to give up on him.
To be continued...