Previously, on MinerBumping... Orca bots were once the bane of the Nakugard system. But after Agent Alt 00's "gank and awe" campaign, Orcas became a rare sight. Alt 00 seized on every opportunity to gank Orcas, never knowing if it might be her last.
Agent Alt 00 strode into Nakugard as a conqueror each day. Once again, there were no Orcas to be seen. Indeed, there were almost no miners at all.
By this point, Alt 00 scarcely needed to use her gank fleets. For the most part, all she had to do was speak--and the miners saw little choice but to obey.
Haze Tveskoeg, who owned a mining permit, sat by himself in the ice anomaly. Alt 00 pointed to the licensed miner as an example to others. Though it embarrassed him, he didn't see any alternative to being a collaborator.
Zoi Tovio owned a Skiff. She could've tanked it up and taken her chances, like the rebels would have her do.
...But why bother? Mining without a permit in Nakugard was for suckers.
Haze obeyed the law, but reluctantly. Alt 00 could sense that he wasn't happy to be following the Code, which was weird.
In addition to quoting MinerBumping posts, Alt 00 frequently shares New Order artwork in local. There's an extensive library of such art on our Links page. I'm not sure which piece Alt 00 linked here, but maybe someone will produce it in the comments.
Another day passed, and then another. Alt 00 visited nearby systems and found them devoid of Orcas, too. She returned to Nakugard, which was still at peace.
Haze playfully teased a fellow miner, only to be reminded of the time he lost a Skiff to Agents Alt 00 and Viirilithizu Ward. It was months ago, but still a sore subject.
The miner was perfectly aware that he was beginning to tread on dangerous ground. Alt 00 could kill Haze at the slightest provocation. She had absolute power and the authority to use it against mouthy miners.
Regardless of Haze's personal issues and the reasons for his bad mood, Alt 00 could punish the miner for his careless talk. Or she might show mercy. It was entirely up to our Agent and what she felt like doing at the time. Everyone who chose to mine in Nakugard accepted this.
On this occasion, Alt 00 stayed her hand. But next time, the miner might not be so lucky.
Weeks went by. Nakugard remained quiet. But then, one day--chaos.
To be continued...