Previously, on MinerBumping... Kosta Visari's Naga was destroyed in glorious combat. But when Agent Lawrence Lawton sent Kosta a reminder to obey the Code, Kosta began to "naga" him.
After a series of EVEmails and private chats, Kosta threatened to deliver the wrath of lowsec to the New Order. While Kosta continued making crude insults, Lawrence prepared for battle.
The rebel returned to local chat. Would Kosta find the residents of Otela to be a receptive audience?
Over the past few years, rebel miners in Otela have often been ganked for violating the Code. Those rebels hate the Code, but they remain disorganized.
As usual, an attempt to build an anti-Code resistance movement was undermined by the prevailing laziness, hostility, and paranoia.
Lawrence didn't want the channel to lack a New Order presence, so he spoke up. Some miners accuse all gankers of being sociopaths and bullies in real life. By contrast, Kosta conceded that Lawrence was undoubtedly civilized in real life. Either that, or Kosta made a real-life threat that backfired.
Kosta sensed that his moment had arrived. He urged everyone in Otela to set Lawrence to negative standings. This would set the stage for the coming battle between lowsec and the New Order.
So far, no one rallied to Kosta's cause. Somehow, his dynamic intellect and personal charm had failed to win any converts.
Then one of the locals, Mica Nolen, piped up in a chorus of "Fuck the Code!" Lawrence deftly countered by quoting the Code.
When our Agents instruct miners to calm down, they often insist that they're already calm. To his credit, Kosta took a more honest approach.
Fellow rebel Mica demanded freedom of speech. Of course, freedom of speech is a red herring. Every freedom is subject to reasonable limitations. For example, you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater or say something disrespectful to our Agents.
Thus far, Kosta's powerful friends from lowsec had not made an appearance. Lawrence began to wonder whether the war was going to happen at all. Was Kosta another one of those rebel miners who makes empty threats?
Suddenly, W0lf Crendraven, a self-proclaimed lowsec PvP'er and rebel sympathizer, appeared in local. Was this a coincidence or a sign of things to come?
To be continued...