Previously, on MinerBumping... aiva naali aka FighterJets GuitarSolo 1000Years was poised to deliver a devastating blow against Pandemic Horde in the endless Imperium/PH war. But aiva's resources were not infinite--and the costs of running the Imperium kept going up.
aiva was a financial wizard. He was able to manipulate markets and do all sorts of amazing things with money. When it came to isk, the only thing he was bad at was accumulating it.
But if maintaining his grip on the Imperium required money, aiva would pull out all the stops. Buckle up...
...And get ready to throw away everything you thought you knew about the EVE economy.
Unfortunately, no one was around, so aiva had to quietly cancel his economic revolution. He would remain poor for now.
On occasion, aiva allowed his trusted colleagues to catch a glimpse of his personal life. When he wasn't building nuclear reactors, aiva was engaged in all sorts of cloak-and-dagger shenanigans. No wonder he was so good at EVE.
aiva's life had prepared him for EVE in a way that few other players can claim, and even fewer can claim truthfully.
aiva did a lot of thinking when he wasn't playing EVE.
While the Imperium's highest-ranking bureaucrats awaited their weekly payment, aiva went to his colleagues and made a disturbing announcement.
For undisclosed medical reasons--scratch that, travel reasons--aiva would not be able to find the money to make his weekly payment into the titan fund. He wouldn't have enough time to mine ore and manipulate the PLEX market; he was going to be too busy dealing with personal issues.
aiva was absolutely committed to winning the war against Pandemic Horde. But he wouldn't violate international law to do it. Nor would he allow anyone to exploit his supercomputer of a brain to achieve that purpose.
...But aiva's council knew their man.
aiva's intellect was a force of nature. He couldn't resist the temptation to solve any and every problem posed to him.
The nuclear reactor in aiva's garage wasn't the superweapon--he was. All of which presented a disturbing question: In their zeal to defeat Pandemic Horde, was aiva's council ethical enough not to unleash aiva's dangerous mind upon the world?
To be continued...