Previously, on MinerBumping... HoodHe was ganked by Agent Ebb Eto. In response, the miner made death threats against Ebb and his family. But the more threats HoodHe made, the more ships he lost.
HoodHe began to consider the possibility that making real-life death threats wouldn't keep his mining ships safe. He would need to negotiate with Agent Ebb.
At first, HoodHe seemed interested in purchasing a mining permit. But Ebb wasn't fooled; the wily miner would probably ask for the locations of Ebb's family members next.
Our Agent found HoodHe difficult to pin down. The miner preferred to approach every problem from the most indirect angle possible.
Moreover, HoodHe was fixated on Ebb and his personal life. He showed no such interest in the Code--despite its paramount importance.
Suddenly, Ebb turned the tables.
Busted! This is why the trickier miners always offer to pay for funerals in PLEX.
As might be expected, the conversation turned to the coronavirus. Ebb knew he had to tread carefully: If the Chinese government banned HoodHe from the internet, the miner wouldn't be able purchase a permit.
Most rebellious miners are angry. HoodHe was no exception. Perhaps if Ebb established a rapport with the miner, HoodHe would open up and buy a permit.
Time and again, our Agent reached out. HoodHe wasn't easily reached, though.
HoodHe kept his guard up. He continually surrounded himself with walls. Even so, our Agents aren't known for giving up. Their mission is to save highsec, after all.
And before long, Ebb would find the truth behind everything.
To be continued...