Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Lawrence Lawton was stunned when gank recipient Rayn Audeles claimed to have already purchased a 200 million isk mining permit from Dreddit corporation. As Lawrence went forward with his investigation, he uncovered disturbing information about Rayn's attitude and lack of tank modules. The purportedly Code-compliant miner grew increasingly hostile.
Agent Lawrence wasn't interested in Rayn's threats. He wanted to get the miner focused on the Code. Everyone knows that Code-focused miners perform better in highsec.
Alas, Rayn could not be swayed. He was intent on becoming a full-blown space lawyer.
Rayn had a two-track system for getting justice for his Mackinaw. One part of his plan was to spread anti-Code propaganda in local to dissuade other miners from getting a permit. The rest of his time would be spent suing the New Order for fraud because Lawrence didn't honor the Dreddit mining permits.
As the space lawyer brainstormed, he developed part three of his plan. Before long, the New Order's gankers would spend so much time dealing with red tape that they'd scarcely have the opportunity to shoot spaceships.
Lawrence tried to direct the miner's attention to his own breach of contract--a total failure to obey the Code. But Rayn was too busy writing his own villain origin story.
It was with a heavy heart that our Agent revoked Rayn's alleged mining permit. The miner barely noticed.
The space lawyer was already preparing to appeal the matter directly to CCP. Just wait until CCP found out about this whole "Code" business!
Earlier, Rayn had denied being a space lawyer. He certainly sounded like one, though.
Lawrence sighed. There was a very real chance that Rayn wouldn't be sending him 10 million isk at the end of this conversation.
For an Agent of the New Order, the Red Pen list is considered the nuclear option. But Lawrence had no choice.
Shockingly, the miner remained unapologetic even after being added to the Red Pen list.
Rayn Audeles had become nihilistic. According to Rayn, losing ships doesn't matter if the game is free to play. So much for that lawsuit, I guess. Agents, remember that one. If a carebear gets too upset after you destroy his ship, try calming him down by reminding him that the game is free.