In the days to come, Jake tried to come to grips with his defeat--mostly through denial. His loss had already been replaced, he knew his gank would fail, etc.
Bob the Fourth > hey Jake, what you up to?A few days later, our Agent caught up with Jake, who confessed that the actions of every miner in Solitude were dictated by Bob. Victory!
Jake Terona > not much
Bob the Fourth > nope, not much happening
Jake Terona > `slow day i guess ey
Jake Terona > i think what youdone is bump everyone to the point where they will only mine when your not on XD
Last year, Bob made contact with a miner named Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten by killing him. Bob tried to tell Ynohtna about the Code, but he would not listen.
Several months later, when Bob returned to EVE, he discovered Ynohtna in the same system. He was still flying a Covetor, too. The only thing that had changed in five months was that the carebear mined ice. Bob punished him. Still, Ynohtna refused to communicate.
The following week, the miner was at it again, mining ice in the same system. By now, Ynohtna had graduated to a Mackinaw, which he didn't bother to tank. Ynohtna's losses were getting much more expensive. But even after three ganks, he wouldn't reply to Bob's EVEmails about buying a permit.
Agent Bob patrolled the ice anomalies of Solitude, always with a sharp eye out for Ynohtna. One day, our Agent noticed that someone had left cargo containers laying around.
Agents of the New Order are elite PvP powerhouses. For this reason, it's rare to see an Agent at the helm of an industrial vessel. Nevertheless, our Agents are committed to advancing the Code by every EULA-compliant means at their disposal.
When Bob saw the non-secure cargo containers, he grabbed a Miasmos and confiscated the illegally mined ice. There wasn't much--the whole lot was worth only 8.7 million isk.
...But it was enough. The ice block that broke the bot-aspirant's back, as it were.
Finally, after all this time, Ynohtna was interested in talking to Bob.
The miner was talking, but that didn't mean he was listening or learning. It had taken over five months just to get a convo with this guy. How long would it take to convince him to buy a permit?
To be continued...