Previously, on MinerBumping... Mission Ready Mining was thrown into chaos as the weeks-long siege of the Gelhan system continued. Agent TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet and her ganker friends maintained control of the system--causing some of the local miners to lose their nerve under the pressure.
MRM sent in a group of combat pilots to camp the station that the New Order gankers were using as a base. They hoped to force a battle. In the meantime, the ill-tempered Yanamota Acami let off some steam by spending 10 million isk on bounties instead of permits.
The MRM forces proved incapable of blockading the station; gankers continued to operate at will. The few miners who were still willing to try gathering ore in Gelhan got popped.
There was only one way out of this dire situation: Total obedience to the Code. Agent AGBee 911 tried to teach the miners, but they were too shell-shocked to listen.
Hour after hour, day after day, Yanamota raged in local. This was the only thing she could do to justify paying her subscription to EVE.
Out of nowhere, Yanamota dropped a bombshell: The Saviour of Highsec had been banned from EVE.
Plenty of rebels have claimed that I was permabanned from EVE, but Yanamota went so far as to claim that she knew the GM who implemented the ban.
Our heroes simply ignored the nonsense spewing out of Yanamota's mouth. There were more important things to focus on, such as collecting permit fees from Mission Ready Mining.
MRM fleet commander Megan Shadowkiss arrived in Gelhan. She was prepared to do battle. At last, a fight worthy of our Agents' talents!
Nevertheless, Megan felt the need to engage in a debate prior to deploying her forces. Before the battle commenced, she wanted to establish that MRM had the moral high ground in this conflict.
Megan styled herself a gentlewoman, an intellectual, someone more sophisticated than the rest of the MRM rabble.
However, Megan had never contended with someone like TheInternet before. When she tried to argue with our Agent, she got tied up in knots.
It quickly became apparent that Megan would not be able to talk her opponents into lifting the siege of Gelhan. If the rebels wanted to mine without buying permits, they would need to fight their way through.
To be continued...