Previously, on MinerBumping... Kynthia Loren lost her Porpoise and pod when she failed to obey the Code. But to the Agents who ganked her, it seemed that Kynthia had lost something far more important. Through their conversation with Kynthia, they discovered that she didn't believe anything mattered.
Our Agents challenged the sincerity of Kynthia's expressed beliefs. If she wanted to lose all of her stuff, they'd be happy to make it explode.
Most carebears--and more than a few nullsec alliances--claim that their losses "have already been replaced". Kynthia went a step further: She had no interest in replacing her lost ship and implants.
Hoping to jolt the miner out of her funk, our Agents invoked the name of the Saviour of Highsec. That usually does the trick.
Kynthia's ennui persisted, but she did let something slip--her intention to resume mining.
Agent Drugs McFarland hoped to see the miner become more engaged in EVE, even if it meant she didn't fight for the New Order. Kynthia wasn't interested.
Our Agents have encountered depressing, pessimistic miners before, but Kynthia took the cake.
Kynthia withdrew further and further from reality. She denied the existence of her fallen Porpoise.
The miner set herself adrift. Our Agents held to the truth; Kynthia sank into the abyss.
Most highsec miners have a distorted view of the world. That's one of the reasons destroying their stuff is such a useful tactic; it forces them to confront reality.
Kynthia retreated deeper into denial. Our Agents began to doubt if they could reason with her.
So much of EVE is based around perception, spin, and propaganda. The Code is a wonderful antidote to all of that. We know the New Order and its power are real because the players make it real. You break the Code, our Agents break your ship.
Kynthia allowed herself to become completely absorbed into her strange philosophy. She cared more about CONCORD than she did about people. She even suggested sympathy for some kind of bot-aspirant civil rights movement.
In fact, Kynthia was a bot-aspirant. She divorced herself from all normal human emotion and thoughts. Her humanity was hardly recognizable.
Another invocation of the Saviour's name was enough to make Kynthia log off. She couldn't even bring herself to join the chorus of "Praise James!" What a cold, bitter heart she must have.