Previously, on MinerBumping... 'Twas back to business as usual for aiva naali and his secret team of galaxy-ruling master strategists. Pandemic Horde's days were numbered.
With a little help, aiva came to understand that applying to join one of Goonswarm Federation's member corps was futile. After all, low-level recruitment officers didn't have sufficient clearance to learn about aiva and everything he'd done for the Imperium.
aiva's solution was to create a corporation of his own; the corp would then apply to join the alliance.
While aiva waited for his corp to be accepted into Goonswarm, his team would continue to fight the good fight.
aiva commanded his forces remotely, as he was accustomed to doing. But he looked forward to the day that he could watch the battles from the helm of his flagship. He'd even have a flag to go with it.
Regardless, aiva was the indispensable man. There were plenty of other talented people in the Imperium, but only aiva was skilled at so many different things.
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From time to time, aiva continued to make contributions to his titan fund. The sooner his flagship was complete, the better--for everyone except Pandemic Horde, that is.
Though he still had ambitions for titan ownership, aiva's priorities changed. He now craved a Nyx above all else. One way or another, he kept the Imperium shipbuilders busy.
Time passed. Pandemic Horde was not yet defeated, but aiva was working on that.
Even a super-genius needs to be surrounded by a competent group of people who can carry out his orders. Luckily, aiva had the best team the Imperium had to offer.
Despite the diversity of talents represented by aiva's "coucle" (council?), everyone had the ability to grow and learn from each other. aiva's colleagues often picked his brain with probing questions:
...And aiva was always happy to answer them.
For any EVE player with a serious interest in nullsec, being in aiva's coucle/council was a dream job. It seemed as though nothing could ruin their happiness. Then again, in the world of EVE Online, anything can happen.
To be continued...