One fateful day, Deliverator watched a Twitch stream hosted by Zaenis Desef, who was demonstrating the art of miner bumping. Something stirred inside of Deliverator, something he could not explain--or ignore. He went to Jita and purchased a Stabber.
EVE System > Channel changed to Local : AhtulaimaDeliverator found a miner in a random system, closed his eyes, breathed a deep sigh, and let fate take over. There was no turning back now. Deliverator had just committed a revolutionary act in the name of the Code.
Thee Deliverator > Narzelath Stark Mining without a permit eh?
Narzelath Stark > permit from whom? you?
Narzelath Stark > bwahahahahahhahahaaa
Narzelath Stark > good one
Thee Deliverator > maybe if you guys would follow the code, you wouldn't have a problem mining. Read more here http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.htmlThe Ahtulaima system witnessed a transformation in Thee Deliverator. He was a bumper now, and an Agent of the New Order. The way he was viewed by the rest of highsec immediately changed.
Ritsuku Lycrosis > Freedom comes from a lack of rules not extorsion
Thee Deliverator > It's not extorsion, it's the law. Set forth by James 315
Ritsuku Lycrosis > If bumping gets you high then go ahead. Part of the game and my enjoyment of it is getting to ignore rules made by people who think they own something they don't
Only a few minutes after Deliverator first activated the Stabber's microwarpdrive, he received his first piece of correspondence. It was evidence that he'd taken a side in the battle of good versus evil in highsec.
Ritsuku Lycrosis > I am a proud Goofus because I can be. Your rules can't change that.Deliverator was surprised by how quickly his decision to bump miners was making an impact on the world around him. He'd never seen anything like it. And though he didn't expect it, the newly minted Agent was about to cross paths with a veteran Code enforcer.
Alecia Reaver > lol the bumpenator has arrived
Ritsuku Lycrosis > do you buy into this "code" too Alecia?
Alecia Reaver > they never even talk to me, they just shoot.
Alecia Reaver > yall just jump people. you dont even give warning
Out of nowhere, Agent Ilithyia Borgia entered the system and ganked Alecia Reaver's Covetor. The gank occurred just moments after Alecia complained in local about Agents not warning miners. Instant karma.
Deliverator received another EVEmail, which was quickly followed by an invitation to join a private convo with its author.
Thee Deliverator > HeyThe miner in question was Quintas Maon. He belonged to a corporation known as Guardia del Dragon. He'd been watching Deliverator's bumping antics, and he didn't like what he saw.
Quintas Maon > hello
Quintas Maon > you trying to extort my miners?
Thee Deliverator > Well it is the law
Quintas Maon > what law?
Thee Deliverator > http://www.minerbumping.com/p/the-code.html
Quintas Maon > ive looked at your bs website.Deliverator hadn't been keeping track of the corp affiliations of all the miners; he simply bumped anyone who didn't have a permit. Clearly, though, one of the bump-hurt miners must've belonged to Guardia del Dragon.
Quintas Maon > just seems a way to extort new players for your dumbass benefit
Thee Deliverator > Please convo a CODE. Member and purchase a mining permit if you wish to mine in High-sec
Quintas Maon > you should think long and hard about messing with these players...
Quintas Maon > fuck your permit
Thee Deliverator > Why should I think long and hard? What kind of consequences could I incur?Quintas hinted at the existence of some higher power pulling strings in his favor. However, when Deliverator watched Agent Ilithyia gank an unlicensed Covetor, he realized an important truth: As an Agent of the New Order, he was the one with friends in high places.
Quintas Maon > these are open areas and we will not bow to your demands.
Quintas Maon > im just one that isnt willing to put up with bullshit taxes, and will protect corp mates no matter the cost
Quintas Maon > it also helps to have friends in high places
Behind the scenes, Deliverator contacted Ilithyia and requested an air strike. She happily complied, dropping a gank on a Retriever pilot who belonged to the Guardia del Dragon corporation. Quintas Maon had only succeeded in drawing extra attention to the miners in his own corp.
An hour after bumping his first miner, Thee Deliverator found himself in the middle of a war. The battle lines were drawn.
To be continued...