Previously, on MinerBumping... Agent Georgia B Dixie reigned supreme in the Gelhan system. After weeks of training, most of Mission Ready Mining's miners learned to dock up and log out whenever they saw a bumper enter the system. Some, like Orca pilot Le Anne, stuck around, only to be bumped into submission. Le Anne repeatedly threatened to file petitions with CCP about the "illegal" bumping, but to no avail. It was time, at last, to get MRM leadership involved--at the highest levels.
While Georgia was dealing with Le Anne in private chat, she also bumped other miners and kept up with Gelhan local chat. One of Georgia's bump recipients simply logged out in frustration, prompting a comment from MRM member Gai Heiyuu.
Gai Heiyuu was, in fact, the CEO of Mission Ready Mining. MRM had well over 2,000 members, so he had plenty of other matters to keep him busy. But Agent Georgia and her predecessors had caused such consternation among the ranks that Gai had no choice but to report to Gelhan himself.
The CEO was uncertain of how to address Georgia. He was the leader of the sixth-largest corporation in all of EVE. Georgia, by contrast, was only a single character in a bumping ship. What possible difference could she make? On the other hand, Gai's legions had proven utterly incapable of stopping her, and the complaints kept pouring in. He had difficulty keeping his frustration from boiling over.
In overseeing an organization the size of Mission Ready Mining, Gai had dealt with plenty of personnel issues before. However, it was clear that he'd never encountered someone like Georgia. She was an Agent of the New Order. She couldn't be bought off.
Gai didn't bother threatening to send thousands of MRM warriors against the Agent. Combat didn't scare Georgia, and they both knew it. So the MRM CEO attempted to manipulate Georgia into going somewhere else and leaving his miners alone. It didn't work.
Suddenly conscious that his loyal corp members were watching him, Gai switched gears and tried to do some morale posting. This, too, failed. And the power dynamic was clear to all: Georgia was totally in command of the situation.
Gai grew concerned. He'd gone to Gelhan in the hopes of intimidating the lone bumper. Instead he found his own aura of authority being diminished. He was outmatched.
Gai Heiyuu went silent. Georgia had an inkling that the CEO would take some time to rethink his approach, then return at some point. Georgia didn't care about all that. Her sole focus was the enforcement of the Code. So it continued.
If the masses of MRM had hoped for deliverance from their fearless leader, they were disappointed. Georgia went on bumping as before.
Gai's morale-boosting strategy of proclamations about Georgia "barely interacting" and being "irrelevant" went by the wayside. His own miners didn't believe it. They freely admitted that the Agent shut down their mining operations. No matter! They could always make up the difference by giving more real money to CCP.
Georgia looked down upon the miners of Gelhan from her vantage point, the very pinnacle of power. She stood unopposed. Was there no one in Mission Ready Mining who could challenge her?
To be continued...