Jaroth Kings > its all good, heading back to whThe miner no longer pretended to be Code-compliant. He defiantly encouraged Liek to take further disciplinary measures against him. It was a decision he would learn to regret.
Liek DarZ > Have you removed the permit already?
Jaroth Kings > no
Liek DarZ > So, will you remove the revoked permit from your bio, or will I have to take measures?
Jaroth Kings > go mad and do ure measures
Liek DarZ > You are the one who broke a contract knowingly, not me. Have a nice time then! o7For now, however, Jaroth felt confident he would never suffer any additional penalties for his bad behavior.
Jaroth Kings > safe
Jaroth Kings > fly safe
Within a short time, Liek penned a form EVEmail to wabbitrage, the CEO of Jaroth's corp.
As it turned out, Liek was familiar with wabbitrage, who was a permit owner himself. Most likely, wabbitrage had been the one who instructed Jaroth to seek a permit in the first place.
Liek concluded the EVEmail with a log of Jaroth's greatest hits. Miners rarely realize that when they spew insults at our Agents, word gets around.
Liek DarZ is an elite Agent of the New Order. He keeps himself busy with the important work of improving life all across highsec. Thus, Jaroth was a low-priority item. But a few days later, Liek had an opening in his schedule. He took the opportunity to follow up with wabbitrage.
The New Order exercises absolute authority over highsec, but it never does so in a heavy-handed manner. Liek's goal was not to tell wabbitrage how he must run his corporation, but rather to guide him toward the correct answer.
At first, wabbitrage wanted to give Jaroth a verbal warning only. Liek offered wabbitrage the chance to come up with a more suitable alternative.
Then the CEO tried to change the subject. Liek could tell that something wasn't quite right here.
wabbitrage began to show signs of frustration. He almost appeared to be reluctant to discipline his corp member. Trying to redirect an Agent toward another target is a classic carebear move (e.g., a miner saying, "What about the mission runners?").
The CEO had all the formalities down pat--praising my name, etc. And yet... You could almost hear the "but" coming.
wabbitrage was losing faith. He was smart enough to avoid breaking the Code--such a course was suicidal, he knew--but he didn't feel the Code in his heart. Liek DarZ had arrived not a moment too soon.
A lack of enthusiasm for the Code can be poisonous, especially in a corp CEO. The line members of the corp take notice. Maybe that's why Jaroth had acted as though his mining permit was a license to behave like a bot. wabbitrage's corp was in trouble. It was up to Agent Liek to rescue them, and to teach wabbitrage to love the Code again.
To be continued...