Previously, on MinerBumping... apussirius, a member of Dedris Corporation, lost his mining ship. He joined NOL_Public, the channel for New Order Logistics corporation. As our Agents attempted to negotiate a permit sale, Clark Dedris--apussirius' CEO--joined a private convo with one of the gankers. Clark raged against the New Order. Now the race was on: Could our Agents sell apussirius a permit before Clark found out what was happening behind his back?
Clark made his position abundantly clear: There would be no negotiating with the mighty CODE. alliance.
Agent Katy Melons didn't back down. Partly this is because our Agents are invincible and don't take any guff from carebears. But Katy had another motive, too--stalling Clark to give her fellow Agents more time with apussirius.
Luckily for Katy, Clark was the kind of CEO who liked to engage in chest-beating.
Then, suddenly, Clark stopped responding. His attention had been drawn elsewhere.
Before long, apussirius' CEO would join NOL_Public.
Success! Perfect timing as usual.
Clark burst into the channel, ready to shut everything down. He was too late. One of his own corp members was a permit-owning miner.
The CEO raged anew. Since apussirius had purchased a permit, he now had a financial stake in the New Order. He actually advised Clark to change course.
Apparently, buying a permit had stiffened apussirius' spine. It's rare to see a corp member tell their own CEO what to do.
Clark insisted that he had all the money in the world. He wouldn't pay because of "principle".
Ah, there's that word--"never". You know the saying: Our Agents' wallets are filled with the isk of miners who would never pay.
Then again, Clark was pretty adamant. It would take quite a change of heart to get any money out of this carebear.
Apologies to anyone who got whiplash from reading this post.
Incredibly, Clark decided to buy a permit after all. I guess that means the war is off. The result: Another victory for the New Order!