Previously, on MinerBumping... The miners of Mission Ready Mining were forced to dock up in Gelhan. They watched helplessly as Agent Georgia B Dixie continually bumped their miners out of the ice anomaly and asteroid belts. As the hours went by, MRM miners were baffled by the corp's inability to deal with even a single Agent of the New Order. But tensions were rising.
The once-bustling ice anomaly of Gelhan was devoid of mining activity. It appeared as if MRM had no choice but to surrender and obey the Code.
The miners proved to be stubborn. Rather than spend 10 million isk per year on mining permits, they preferred to wait around for Georgia to leave--even if it took hours or days.
Carebears occasionally sent scouts into the ice anomaly to see if Georgia was still there. Unfortunately for them, Georgia's Machariel was equipped with a cloaking device. The miners didn't want to risk the embarrassment of being bumped again, so they kept their distance as long as Georgia was still in local.
Since they were unable to mine, the only thing MRM could do in Gelhan was make use of the local channel to chat. An uninvited guest dropped by and joined the conversation.
Controversial Agent TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet encouraged MRM to see the benefits of the Code.
Despite TheInternet's notoriety, the MRM miners were unfamiliar with her history. It didn't occur to them to keep their guard up when speaking with her.
The next day, TheInternet returned to Gelhan. This time, she did more than speak in local. She, too, had taken up miner bumping.
Yanamota Acami was furious at being bumped. The day before, she'd threatened to gank Georgia's Machariel--but lost her nerve.
Members of MRM began cheering on Yanamota, hoping to goad her into ganking TheInternet.
But other MRM miners still had faith in the efficacy of the silent treatment. If only everyone could just stick to the plan.
Yanamota wasn't interested in doing anything quietly. She wanted noise. A gank fleet's worth of noise, to be precise.
Yanamota doubled down. By the end of the day, either Yanamota or TheInternet would emerge victorious in Gelhan.
There was no turning back now.
To be continued...