Previously, on MinerBumping... The Gelhan system became a waking nightmare for the Mission Ready Mining corporation. After weeks of being bumped, ganked, and forced to dock up, many of MRM's miners gave up and prepared to leave. Agent Georgia B Dixie took care of those who stayed behind.
If you want miners to appreciate gankers, bump them. MRM cursed Agent Georgia for not having the guts to gank them, but the hypocritical miners were unwilling to gank Georgia's bumping ship.
Some miners encouraged others to go out and mine; those who listened, like Ardmental, simply found themselves bumped. The problem was that the fewer miners who tried to mine, the more attention Georgia could focus on them.
...And nobody wanted to mine if they were only going to get bumped. The bumped miners docked up, leaving Georgia to bump the remaining miners--if there even were any. After Ardmental docked up, Gelhan was pristine once again.
Xavier Forlorne fancied himself a leader of the resistance. His strategy was to cede entire time zones to the New Order. You'd think it would be more efficient to buy a 10 million isk mining permit.
The Agents of the New Order were impossible to defeat in battle; MRM's brightest minds recognized this. There was no hope of mobilizing the 2,400+ members of the corp to fight back. In optimistic moments, they fantasized about CCP taking action against miner bumpers.
After weeks of ruling the Gelhan system with an iron bump, Georgia became an extraordinary figure in the miners' eyes. Her every word was closely examined for clues as to what the future might hold.
Agent Georgia's pro-Code message never changed. Yet Xavier was confident that if he read the tea leaves carefully enough, he could see signs that the siege of Gelhan was about to be lifted.
Xavier's horoscopes became the subject of considerable debate and discussion. Some miners agreed with him, while others were more bearish.
Despite witnessing the awesome power of the Code first-hand, the miners' view of EVE had not changed. They still interpreted the game through the lens of isk. If Georgia wasn't making money, she wasn't a worthwhile player--even though she ruled them.
Eventually, a fiery young radical named Patrick Bick entered the system. He refused to bow to the Code.
Patrick didn't believe Georgia's authority was legitimate. He denounced the Code and encouraged other miners to do the same.
Unlike most of the MRM miners, Patrick didn't shy away from making threats of violence. Was Georgia about to face a genuine challenge to her power--or would Patrick's rebellion fizzle out as quickly as it had started?
To be continued...