Previously, on MinerBumping... Mission Ready Mining corp's Gelhan division couldn't get a break. Just as one Agent vanished, another appeared. And early signs suggested that Georgia B Dixie was every bit as implacable a bumper as any other in the New Order.
The MRM miners were bumped from the field one after the other. If Georgia had any weaknesses, they were not apparent.
Though the carebears tried to rattle her faith in the Code, Georgia's strength and confidence in the Code only grew. Time for the rebel forces to regroup and reassess.
Higher-ups in MRM instructed all of the miners to remain silent in local. They hoped that if MRM ceased all communications with Georgia, she'd get bored and go away. But as the old saying goes, the bumper will always get through.
Agent Georgia was feeling more and more at home in the Gelhan system. As she ruled the roost, the teeming masses of MRM could only look on and watch.
Occasionally, MRM would send a mining barge or an Orca into the ice anomaly, only to have it unceremoniously swatted back into deep space. It was clear that whatever MRM's strategy was, it was getting nowhere.
For now, MRM was reduced to the occasional idle threat. They weren't even able to maintain comms discipline in local chat. That was only on the surface though--there was no telling what MRM's legions were getting up to behind the scenes.
As the hours wore on, MRM gave up trying to keep its pilots from venting their frustration in local. Medallion Solette had spent all day in Gelhan waiting for Georgia to leave so she could mine. The wait was getting to her.
Medallion repeatedly encouraged our Agent to commit suicide in real life. For some, this might be a bannable offense, though MRM's miners couldn't help but think Georgia was asking for it. What did she expect with all that miner bumping?
Perennial threat-maker Yanamota Acami toyed with a little of the denialist "Bumping? That won't do anything" stuff, to no avail. Georgia looked upon the empty asteroid belts and ice anomaly and was deeply satisfied.
Yanamota's patience ran out. She prepared to go to battle against Georgia's bumping Machariel.
Markiriam Aubaris accused Georgia of being boring. True, she was "forcing" the miners to sit in a station all day instead of mining. Still, the presence of an Agent of the New Order was the most excitement Gelhan was ever going to get.
Besides, although the ice anomaly was a scene of tranquility for now, violence could break out at any moment.
To be continued...