Spryt3 > pay 200m or we gank youAgent Spryt3 bump-tackled an unlicensed Orca in the Uedama system. Unlike warp disruptors and scramblers and bubbles that you can activate with a simple mouse-click or keystroke, bump-tackling requires real skill and effort. Spryt3 requested reasonable compensation for his elite PvP, but Altier Darkblood didn't believe for a moment that he'd benefit from paying a ransom.
Altier Darkblood > Or I pay and you gank me anyway right?
Spryt3 > yeah we will just gank you if you wana go space lawyering
Altier Darkblood > OK...Then, evidently, the moment passed; suddenly Altier was willing to pay. In the few seconds since "you gank me anyway right?", Altier had discovered our Agents had a decent reputation for honour. And you thought I was making that up!
Altier Darkblood > I'm going to pay
Altier Darkblood > You have a decent reputation of being honorable to your word.
Altier Darkblood > I payedAfter Altier transferred the 200 million isk, complications arose. The Orca pilot didn't have a mining permit--which is a prerequisite for ransoming privileges. The 200 million isk was reclassified as a "no strings attached" donation.
Spryt3 > you have no mining permit
Altier Darkblood > I don't even know what one is?
Altier Darkblood > But I payed your tax
Altier Darkblood > Come on, I payed
Altier Darkblood > You have no honor
Spryt3 appreciated the money, but the Code is the Code. Altier's unlicensed quintuple-anti-tanked 2.8 billion isk Orca was destroyed by the gank fleet. However, a question remained: Was Altier unlicensed because he was a Goofus, or was it an honest mistake?
Altier Darkblood > I hope your children are retarded you fuck stickThe Code, as always, did an efficient job of revealing the true nature of the carebear.
Altier Darkblood > - If a miner does not wish to purchase a mining indulgence, he may still be granted a one-day reprieve, if he is able to correctly answer the Supreme Protector's Questions Three. You violate your own code you are without honor.Suddenly Altier had an interest in reading the Code. Maybe his interest was sincere; maybe he really would've bought a permit if given more warning. Maybe first impressions were inaccurate, and the Orca pilot deserved another chance to prove he wasn't a Goofus.
Spryt3 > You are ignoring all the other parts
Spryt3 > your donation to CODE. is appreciated
Altier Darkblood > You didn't even afford the offer to purchase a permit?
Altier Darkblood > You're a cunt I hope you die in a car accident tomorrow and it's slow and you watch your family die before you, and just before you die I hope a homeless man rapes you.The New Order's methods continue to be very reliable.
Altier Darkblood > I'm not even a miner, I was just moving cargo. You really are a fucked up cult aren't you?Despite everything, Spryt3 was perfectly happy to help the carebear.
Spryt3 > you still need mining permit
Spryt3 > James 315 our savior explained it
Altier Darkblood > HA ok, you say that like you would have let me go. And you have to ask why I had to think about throwing 200m at you? You're dumbLike so many other Code-violating industrialists, Altier found something about the Code to be difficult to process in his mind. He couldn't get it. He wanted another explanation for his fate that day. He wanted Spryt3 to comfort him by telling a lie.
Altier Darkblood > Just tell me it's because you're dishonorable
Spryt3 > I can't let a mining ship get away if it has no mining permitOur Agent couldn't lie. He was motivated by a desire to do right by the Code and be a worthy representative of the Saviour of Highsec.
Spryt3 > James 315 would be disappointed with me
Altier Darkblood > James should be disappointed you cut into his profit margine by not letting me purchase a permit, I would have gotten 2 for the ship you let slip by
Spryt3 did his best to make the content-recipient happy, but Altier remained unsatisfied. It was time to refer the matter to Spryt3's CEO. Unfortunately, as a member of an NPC corp, he didn't technically have a CEO--except the CEO of his heart.
To be continued...