As the Uedama situation was watched and monitored, they were able to intercept and steal cargo from a freighter in Niarja, using a second Machariel.
Of course, they thought they were very sneaky and clever, and started flapping their arms and shaking uncontrollably in Local.
This Machariel in Niarja was piloted by NoMercy Gaust.
Bumps were happening off and on in both Sivala and Niarja, with Bumplord appearing lazy and not too interested. He would bump once or twice, give up and slow boat back to the gate.
Finally, a persistent bump on a Charon was reported in Niarja, and the Militia moved to intercept the gank fleet in Kamio.
A GF was issued in local... but, it was met only with silence.
But there was no time to dwell on such things. A Charon needed to be saved!
The gank fleet (minus 2) landed on target in Niarja and... nothing. The scene was a mix of flashing red, blue wrecks... and a lone Charon surrounded by the Militia and a very sorely gank-blocked Machariel.
The Failure Notification System activated, and a message relayed in local.
Again, you could hear a pin drop in the Australian Outback back on Earth, as the freighter was repped to full health across all bands of Hull, Armor and Shield. The Tax Collectors did not return to Niarja for a second attempt, nor did they return to Uedama. Instead, they logged off, without uttering another word.
Nevertheless, a Save Mail was generated, and good content was had by... most.. as the Charon warped freely away.