Previously, on MinerBumping... The siege of Gelhan continued. As their morale reached a new low, the local miners faced a difficult choice: Collaborate with the New Order or risk the loss of all mining income. Agent Kalorned investigated each of the miners to determine their true intentions.
steve mcloud claimed to be Code-compliant, but he was caught in the act of illegal mining. Now there was nowhere to hide.
steve revealed his true self: A rebel carebear--one who sought to retaliate against Kalorned and his indomitable bumping Orthrus.
But steve died instead. Resistance never works against the New Order.
The next day, Mission Ready Mining member Lurswena Ice encountered a shocking sight: Agent Georgia B Dixie was bumping miners in the Akeva system, one jump from Gelhan. As a refugee from the neighboring system, Lurswena was deeply triggered by the experience.
Georgia saw nothing wrong with bumping a miner one jump from her home base. After all, another Agent had things under control in Gelhan proper. Lurswena didn't see it that way. She'd assumed Akeva would be a safe space.
Maybe the Akeva system could've been a sanctuary for Lurswena--if she obeyed the Code, that is. But she didn't, so she had to relive the nightmare of being bumped out of mining range all over again.
The Akeva miners were outraged by what they saw as an incursion by a Gelhan bumper. They threatened to petition CCP. By now, though, Georgia was bored of such threats.
For the Gelhan refugees, there was no longer any point to mining in Akeva. As long as bumpers were going to be in both systems, they figured they might as well return home.
...However, Agent TheInternet TweepsOnline TheInternet was already hard at work bumping in Gelhan.
Slypher Hekki, who had just moved his things back to Gelhan, challenged TheInternet's right to bump there. Gelhan wasn't his true residence. Slypher wasn't sure where TheInternet was from, but he was definitely a foreigner.
All of the arguing was pointless. If you're in highsec, you live under the Code. No exceptions.
By now, Tyrax Iceheart was burned out. The last straw was TheInternet's dramatic declaration of eternal Code enforcement in the entire Derelik region. Now one question remained: What does a highsec ice miner do when he's completely fed up?
To be continued...