Previously, on MinerBumping... As the CEO of Harmony Order, Governor MrLee was entrusted with the safety of everyone in the corporation. When he chose to violate the Code, he broke that trust--and there was a great reckoning.
When the mighty CODE. alliance made highsec too dangerous for Harmony Order's bot-aspirant antics, Governor MrLee led his people into nullsec.
Alas, Governor made the mistake of renting space in the middle of an active war zone. He eventually decided to give the order to evacuate, but his corpmates were angry about all of the ships they'd lost in null.
There was also much consternation about the fact that Governor had used alliance funds to pay for the privilege of renting the cursed space in nullsec. The rental fees cost billions--much more than he would've needed to pay for a mining permit.
Every greedy carebear thinks the same thing: "Those other miners may pay 10 million for a permit, but I'll find a way to get everything I want for free." But the more they disobey the Code, the more they end up paying.
Governor found himself in the middle of an angry mob. All he could do was apologize and promise to be a better CEO in the future.
Despite his apologies, Governor's fellow alliance members struggled to forgive him. They weren't quite sure he'd gotten the message yet.
When first he resolved to rebel against the Code, Governor imagined himself as a conquering hero, a leader of men. Now he was reduced to a pitiable state. He was a beggar, pleading for forgiveness.
Governor's only defense was that he had been deceived by his nullsec hosts. But the fact was, the sole responsibility for the failure rested with Governor himself. It was he who had chosen to treat the Agents of the New Order with disrespect. And that led to every bad thing that came after.
As the airing of grievances continued, Governor began to feel uneasy. How many times did he need to say he was sorry?
For the first time, Governor considered that his administration might not survive this debacle.
The Agents had warned him this would happen. Governor's world was crumbling all around him.
To be continued...