Previously, on MinerBumping... At the very moment Agent Alt 00 was about to give valuable intel to William Rageclaw, William's friend billslowski002 Shikkoken threw a wrench into the works. By falsely accusing Alt 00 of extortion, billslowski002 triggered a total diplomatic meltdown.
William's decision to side with billslowski002 made it even more unlikely that his deal with Alt 00 could be salvaged.
billslowski002 proved to be the most irresponsible party in the room. He had nothing at stake in the deal; it was William who wanted the intel, after all.
Colinde's, a member of William's alliance, happened upon the scene. He was utterly confused by what was unfolding in the channel.
William finally played his trump card--the ability to control his in-game channel by muting people. He was no longer confident that he could strike a bargain with Alt 00, but maybe Agent Lewak would do in a pinch? If Alt 00 didn't have a monopoly on the intel, that is.
Now everything depended upon Lewak.
Without warning, a new player joined the channel: Overmind Niminen, the notorious on-again, off-again Agent. Needless to say, he was not helpful to William.
Indeed, Overmind's innocent remarks irritated William further still. Was there no one who could offer him assistance?
Next in the parade of Agents to join William's channel was Alt 0. She had an air of authority about her.
William took a moment to air his grievances with the mighty CODE. alliance. If they valued his support, it was time to address these issues.
William's historical narrative could be challenged, but one thing was certain: He had been caught using an Orca. And that put him under a cloud suspicion.
Overmind continued to gather facts about the situation, but nothing he'd gleaned thus far tended to establish William's innocence.
When all hope seemed lost, Alt 0 got everyone's attention and prepared to make an important announcement. All would be revealed soon enough.
To be continued...