Previously, on MinerBumping... Harmony Order corporation attempted to stonewall an investigation into its members' illegal mining activities. When the corp joined the Gemini Whale United alliance, however, the new threat of a wardec prompted diplomat Rose Alisan to reach out to Agent Viirilithizu Ward to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the brewing conflict.
Before, Harmony Order CEO Governor MrLee had commanded all of his corp members to avoid speaking with anyone from the mighty CODE. alliance. That effort failed. Now it was time to try something new.
Rose was eager to get things sorted out quickly and quietly. A war would disrupt Harmony Order's plans.
By contrast, Viirilithizu had only one priority: the Code. If that meant war, then so be it.
Viirilithizu couldn't be bought off. Her job was to enforce the Code, which, yes, did involve getting some isk.
Though Rose was willing to facilitate the permit payments, there were some additional obstacles to her diplomatic approach. Harmony Order's CEO was apparently difficult to reach--even for those not in CODE.
Viirilithizu wanted to help the corporation--and its new alliance, Gemini Whale United--to get into compliance. She didn't want to hurt anyone. If Harmony Order started ganking miners, that would be a huge step in the right direction.
In truth, most highsec PvE corporations are perfectly willing to remove some of their own members, if that's what it takes to keep CODE. happy.
Another dirty little secret: Many carebears enjoy seeing their corpmates get ganked. Yet another reason for the total failure of Anti-Ganking, I suppose.
Rose began sending cash payments to Viirilithizu. All good, right?
No. Not all good. CODE. had no choice but to declare war against Harmony Order's alliance. In the hours before the wardec went live, tensions rose.
Agent Aiko Danuja and friends startled a Harmony Order miner by ganking someone else's Gila right next to him.
War drums could be heard all across the region. The situation threatened to spin out of control. Yet Harmony Order's CEO, the one man who might still be able to bring about peace, was nowhere to be found. Could our Agents locate him in time?
To be continued...