Ganked miner Ibsen Lowe continued to rant in local.
Ibsen railed against the Code. For some reason, he imagined that all good gankers must have weight problems. In fact, the available evidence suggests that our Agents are highly disciplined in every aspect of their lives. The same cannot be said of the bots and bot-aspirants.
When Abudban residents sided with Kalorned, Ibsen bristled. He wasn't AFK mining, he insisted; he was busy reading articles and "doing shit for event". If true, every day highsec would be filled with events arranged by the miners.
Kalorned recorded his thoughts: I attempted to talk with him rationally, but I failed. It seems he left in a huff. It's interesting that the miners' base senses, such as sight, completely fail them when they lose a ship. Local was clearly populated with individuals, but Ibsen seems to have thought it was empty. Could he actually be blind?
The next day, Kalorned returned to Abudban once again:
I'm fortunate that today I have time in the morning to enforce a bit; I normally can't be available during this time to connect with the miners. Oh, dear... There are quite a few illegal mining operations going on here.
Kalorned's activities prompted a conversation in local between two Russian miners. Our Agent enlisted the help of Google Translate:
The miners are so confused they continue to turn on themselves. dem dem231 thinks that Drejik is hunting him... I'm glad they were able to resolve the confusion quickly.
As it often does, the presence of the New Order inspired a philosophical debate. As the two argued, Drejk Burn began to sound more French than Russian.
It seems that while they both dislike my actions, Drejk has his head on straight and, based on the translation, it seems he's being the rational voice in the conversation--admitting the game was designed for the sort of activities I engage in. dem dem, on the other hand, is making known his desire for more nerfs.
Svipull > Hopefully, everybody is aware - that the CODE. miner-explosion-team is back in RENS, this local and +Svipull turned up, poor soul. As with Remyo, though, he seems to be doling out good advice today, advising the miners to do anything else but mine.
Svipull > this pilot Kalorned is their scout...
Jhani Bralhast > ohnoes
Kai Ornulf > and bumper and blocker
Svipull > Kai Ornulf... sry but yes, you are right.
Svipull > I advise the young miner - don't mine actually, do something else - New Eden has many solar systems
As Svipull broadcasted news about Kalorned's every movement, the Russians continued their debate about the nature of EVE.
dem dem231 cursed CONCORD for not providing an umbrella of absolute safety for PvE'ers. Drejk took a more existential view of things.
And so it was that Kalorned witnessed the ideological seeds of the Code being spread across highsec, even in a conversation between two Russian miners. Even more marvelous, self-styled Anti-Gankers like Svipull were encouraging newbies not to mine. The New Order's cultural victory is assured--even our enemies fight on our behalf! Much moved, Kalorned returned to his journal:
I'm going to end my journal here. Drejk displayed an unusual understanding of the underlying concepts of the game, compared to most miners. I can only hope that he is a trendsetter for the other residents of Abudban. Perhaps this sector of space will become great again yet. Unfortunately, even after a week of searching, I have yet to find... whatever it is I was searching for. I know I would feel it when I found it, and for this reason I know it's not here. I will continue what I do, however. One day I will find it.