Bob the Fourth > well the one thing I think we can all agree on is that you owe me 10 Million ISKSo far, the young miner was unwilling to obey the Code. However, he would never again be able to mine AFK with peace of mind. From now on, death would always be a possibility. 'Tis one of the biggest changes imposed on life in highsec by the Code.
Reaver Ventris > nope
Reaver Ventris > definitely not
Reaver Ventris > i see you
Reaver Ventris > chasing me
Bob the Fourth > of course, this is your new normal now.
Reaver Ventris > because i believe in freedom of movement and all that sorta jazzAgent Bob gave Reaver the "mark of 315": a bounty of 315,315 isk. In addition to marking the miner, the bounty would notify Bob if Reaver ever lost a ship--to someone else, that is.
Bob the Fourth > Oh yes, all that freedom stuff is perfectly acceptable, so long as the miners follow the rules while they are being free.
Bob the Fourth > There you are friend, Now all the other agents will know that you are wanted too.
Reaver Ventris > is that it? just 300k ... ish?
Reaver Ventris > rules are not freedom.... freedom is responsibilty... like not paying fool like youJust then, another member of the Niballe community spoke up.
Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten > iwell you shouldnt need to have the rite to mine its open space so just leave them be to mind their own business and mine their not harming you
Bob the Fourth > well, there's someone I didn't expect to hear from. Ynohtna would you like to buy your permit, 10 Million ISK is a lot less than those ships you keep losing.
Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten > run better i what respect
(As we saw in a previous episode of this series, Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten would eventually purchase a permit and make an accidental donation to the New Order. For now, though, he blocked convo requests and refused to communicate with Bob. Our Agent would need to continue ganking Ynohtna to get him to open up.)
Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten > Reaver Ventris hows thing goingThe next day, Bob idled in the Niballe system to log local chat. The resident carebears were usually silent, but that was apparently beginning to change.
Reaver Ventris > going good, you?
Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten > it going okay just mining
Reaver Ventris > missions good salvage to be had :D
Ynohtna Sirrap Leusten > ah i know but lost my mission ship the other day so not missioning atm
Dovah Ormand > did you miss us?Despite not having been at his keyboard for some time, Bob's mere presence in local triggered the miners. Interestingly, they were on speaking terms with newbie Reaver Ventris. Were they the ones who had radicalized him?
Reaver Ventris > howdy peeps :D
Dovah Ormand > all is good
Dovah Ormand > well in you dont count bob
Reaver Ventris > dont mind bob, hes our local neighbourhood preacherThe conversation turned, as it always does in highsec, to the New Order and its Agents. After all, we're the biggest thing happening in EVE right now. Besides, there's not much else to talk about after exchanging the usual "I plan to mine again today" and "I lost another ship yesterday".
Motcat Bruno > if by preacher you mean ass hat I agree.
Nai'a Haku > You fuckers are new to area
Nai'a Haku > bobby has been here alot longer than you fucks
Nai'a Haku > sho some respect
Motcat Bruno > im sticking with ass hat. Seems more accurate.
Zoey Hemah > Someones head needs removed from bobs assWithout Bob's steady hand to guide them, the lawless miners quickly turned against one other. As with the rebels in Anti-Ganking, they grew paranoid and accused each other of secretly being New Order spies.
Motcat Bruno > Probably Bobs alt.
SandBoxWhites > Tarak Eknath is obviuosly tied to Nai'a Haku lol
Tarak Eknath > And you obviously arent gonna mine tonight
SandBoxWhites > lol thats cool douche
Zoey Hemah > guess i gotta got get my stabberAs they quarreled, some of the miners re-shipped and began bumping other miners to prevent them from mining. When Bob returned to his keyboard, he was amazed. There were signs of life here. There was hope.
Nai'a Haku > Have fun
SandBoxWhites > get bent
Tarak Eknath > The beauty of watching miners go after each other... priceless.
Zoey Hemah > these are all alts as well
Bob the Fourth > well, I must say, this all bodes very well. It seems the Niballe community is maturing.
Of course, evolution can always use a good nudge. In a whimsical mood, Bob offered Reaver a contract for a pair of destroyers.
Too curious to pass it up, Reaver accepted. Maybe he would try to equip these gank ships with mining lasers. On the other hand, could the newbie be tempted into making an attack on his newfound miner friends?
To be continued...