Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Viirilithizu Ward spotted a non-compliant corporation operating in the Hek system and declared war. This induced the corp's CEO, StarterrorPrime, to seek out Agent Alt 00 to attempt last-minute peace negotiations. But it soon became clear that StarterrorPrime was far more ambitious than the typical carebear.
StarterrorPrime had been playing EVE since 2010. He expressed fondness for the Hek trade hub and desired to grow the market there. The tycoon offered to cut the mighty CODE. alliance a slice of the pie in exchange for free mining rights.
Agent Alt 00 was skeptical of the whole deal. She knew of only one way to get mining rights in highsec--the one described in the Code.
It didn't appear that StarterrorPrime had much to offer CODE. It was time to put aside all of these grandiose dreams and get with the program like everyone else.
As the biggest and most efficient ganking organization in EVE history, CODE. doesn't lack for ships and modules. Alt 00 doubted that StarterrorPrime could do a better job of producing them.
StarterrorPrime's prospects of striking a deal grew dim. He was simply too focused on earning isk--an affliction suffered by many carebears.
Although the tycoon claimed to have plans to transform the Hek market, he was very reluctant to spend 10 million isk. How wealthy could he really be?
More details came out. StarterrorPrime intended to put his corporation to work in the asteroid belts. Though he claimed to be a great leader, he showed hints of the same lack of concern for his corp members' safety that we've seen so many times before.
The shoe finally dropped: The great businessman was flat broke, and even his closest friend wouldn't lend him money. So much for Hek's bright future.
StarterrorPrime's facade continued to crumble.
The more Alt 00 learned about the great mogul of Hek, the less impressive he became.
Agent Viirilithizu's wardec was set to go live within hours. StarterrorPrime desperately tried to persuade Alt 00 that his business plan was the key to making Hek great again.
With time running out, the pressure was on. Could StarterrorPrime make the sale?
To be continued...