Rayn Audeles contacted Agent Lawrence Lawton and demanded to be repaid in full for the gank of his yield-fit Mackinaw. Lawrence and the Poddington family were still celebrating the gank an hour later when Rayn returned to his keyboard and sent a chilling EVEmail:
Subject: I had a permit, Dreddit collected over 200 million in the name of these permitsRayn's claim was based on alleged permits sold by Dreddit, the primary corporation of the TEST alliance. A quick check of Rayn's killboard reveals that he'd previously suffered the loss of a 5 billion isk pod, ganked by members of TEST. It appeared in a Kills of the Week post.
From: Rayn Audeles
Sent: 2016.11.28 02:38
To: Lawrence Lawton,
I had a permit, and was never told what to put where they told me they kept a list, I've paid well over 200 million for those.. you made a kill of someone holding a valid permit, and your code indicates that I am to be reimbursed for that.
Rayn Audeles > Dreddit sold me one charging over 200 millionThere was evidence that Rayn had indeed been ganked by Agents in the past. The matter was serious enough to warrant a private convo.
Rayn Audeles > for both myself and my alt
Rayn Audeles > they said nothing about putting it in the bio either
Rayn Audeles > they said they kept a list
Lawrence Lawton > I'm not familiar with Dreddit. What kind of permit did they sell you?
Rayn Audeles > and they pod killed me tooLawrence was sincere in his effort to gather evidence about Rayn's so-called Dreddit permits. Rayn was holding himself out as a Code-compliant miner, but Lawrence couldn't help noticing he was being a bit pushy.
Rayn Audeles > costing over 8 billion isk
Lawrence Lawton > Wow
Rayn Audeles > made up some bunk pod insurance too
Rayn Audeles > but if you actually follow that code i'm supposed to be reimbursed for this
Lawrence Lawton > Also forward me a copy of whatever else they may have sent you as far as permit and proof of payment.Despite Agent Lawrence's cooperation and generously undivided attention, Rayn had a hostile attitude. He muttered threats--which, to put it mildly, is not the typical behavior of a Gallant miner.
Rayn Audeles > http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.html
Rayn Audeles > but they never gave me "proof of anything"
Lawrence Lawton > That's OK. So it is the Code.
Lawrence Lawton > Excellent. I'm a senior Agent in the New Order. I should be able to get this sorted out.
Rayn Audeles > bluntly, if this turns into a scam like the Dreddit idiots were doing, i'll make it my personal hobby to sit in Irnin and make sure nobody falls for this ever again
Lawrence Lawton > Could you please tell me why your client closed as soon as your mackinaw popped?As Lawrence continued to collect information about Rayn's case, the miner began to show his true colors.
Rayn Audeles > because i didn't manage to warp in time, and i was trying to get the other one out of the area, handling two clients is hard
Rayn Audeles > bear in mind, setting up representations of a contract and not honoring those even in an environment like this is fraud
Rayn Audeles > i can get those pages taken down by the provider legally
Lawrence Lawton > Hold on, there's no need to go all space lawyer yet. Let's examine the facts.The miner wasn't interested in helping Lawrence fill out his reimbursement claim. He was a space lawyer.
Rayn Audeles > as furthering material misrepresentation and fraud
Lawrence Lawton > Why did you client disconnect the instant your mack was popped? I noticed your name disappear from local and your pod warped off.
Rayn Audeles > it's not space lawyer at all, i'd have to find out the jurisdiction of where the pages are based
Rayn Audeles > you made a contract and didn 't honor it
Rayn Audeles > how do you think your leader will feel when he gets a cease and desist from his host?No wonder the miner had been behaving so strangely. He'd been spending all his energy putting on a front, trying to suppress the symptoms of his bot-aspirancy. It left him with no energy to spend on being polite.
Lawrence Lawton > That's awfully suspicious. I'm going to go right out an ask you. Are you running automation software?
Rayn Audeles > no I'm not, and i'm rather offended that you are acting that way
Rayn Audeles > and I don't care whether you find it suspicious or not, I find it suspicous someone is charging millions in the name of your order
Rayn Audeles > and you let it happen
Now that things had escalated, Agent Lawrence started screenshotting the conversation. He wanted to make sure everything was done by the book. When dealing with a space lawyer, the case has to be airtight.
Rayn's story was changing. It was a confusing, muddled mess.
Lawrence asked a perfectly reasonable question about the lack of tank on the supposedly Code-compliant miner's Mackinaw. Rayn got defensive, angrily deflecting the question.
To be continued...