From the office of the CEO, East India Company:
I am as honored to accept the board’s recommendation as I am saddened to be succeeding my missing mentor and long-time friend Jahena Yar Savor. When I started at this Company, with the weight of being a long-distant descendant of our great Company’s original co-founder, John Watts, there was no way I could have possibly filled the expectations I had for myself but with Jahena’s leadership and tutelage I found my place here and learned from her as she navigated our Company through rough waters and expanded our claim of Imperial space and our commanding share of the Galactic marketplace. We are all saddened to learn of her recent disappearance. Official details are scarce and speculation is rampant, so I want to put rest to the notion that Jahena was anything less than a loyal steward of our great cause. What little information we were able to recover following her last diplomatic voyage to local Thargoid attack sites, it seems likely that her convoy was attacked by non-human assailants. Although still much is unknown about our new alien neighbors, there have been reports of human beings being abducted as prisoners or worse, and to date, no one who has been taken has been seen or heard from again. In the absence of identified remains, we remain hopeful that Jahena is out there alive somewhere and we will continue to search for her and aggressively continue our local Anti-Xeno operations.
I want to assure all members, guests, and citizens of EIC space, that the state of our Company is strong and I plan on continuing the same strong spirit of progress and growth that Jahena so laboriously pioneered. We invite all Pilot’s Federation members from our local galactic community to come and chat with us about any and all Galactic concerns (please visit our discord to get in touch with us: https://discord.gg/yW8mV9J) Today I officially take the reins of our daily operations. You may have noticed some changes in our command structure and communication channels over the past couple of weeks, this was done to prepare for today as we open our doors to the community at large for a more open and engaging experience for all. We hope you’ll all take the opportunity to converse with our new “EIC-Community” members in the appropriately designated public comms channels. This will be the space to engage with and find more recruits, and a place for our friends and allies across the bubble to get a chance to see more of who we are and what we have to offer. For all EICo squadron Recruits and CMDRs; please remember to maintain operational security discipline and only discuss sensitive information in appropriate non-public channels. If you have questions on what qualifies as Classified Information, or any other questions about our new structure, please direct your questions to any available EICo Wing or Fleet Commander.
Joint EIC/LRN operation to ship onionhead, Lavian Brandy and others to Colonia a success.
The Danksgiving Expedition was a joint expedition to Colonia to bring the hard working citizens of humanity’s further outpost some much needed cheer. The expedition launched on 20th November 3304, broadcast live on Lave Radio with a loading party of all the best intoxicants from the bubble: chiefly Onionhead and Lavian Brandy, but other rares too – and a consignment of Hutton Mugs.
The mission was partly one of discovery, with a new route to Colonia explored by the convoy, some 1000 LY above the galactic plane. Once the expedition reached the Inner Scutum Centaurus arm, a vast number of neutron stars were encountered with sufficient density to keep even the most heavily laden Imperial Cutter in frequent long neutron boosted jumps proving the route’s viability as a long-range trade route. The route discovered is therefore a faster trade route than the traditional Colonia Connection Highway, and avoids the inconveniences of scans from system security.
The journey was not without incident: a couple of frieghters were lost to piracy on the first day, but fortunately could be replaced. There was also an unfortunate incident with a neutron star jet cone that cost the lives of 192 Imperial Slaves, and one of the fleet mechanics fell victim to excessive lithobraking at waypoint 1.
A total of 32 commanders made the journey, with a combination of frieght whales, exploration ships and fleet mechanic ships in the convoy. Hundreds of tonnes of onionhead and Lavian Brandy were delivered to Jaques Station, as well as a couple of dozen tonnes of Hutton Mugs (to replace some of the breakages at Jaques Bar), around 30 tonnes of Lucan Onionhead, a dozen of the onionhead alpha and beta strains, lyrae weed, Aganippe Rush, Tarach Spice and Centauri Mega Gin.
A full article will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of the Sagittarius Eye magazine, likely the Feburary edition.
After months of preparation and several focused economic and military operations, the East India Company has appropriated a Federal Capital ship dry-dock.
Located just outside Still Hangar in Neits system, this former Pride of the Federal Navy sits silent in the dry-dock, awaiting determination by CEO Jahena Yar Savor on how best to utilize the new asset.
“The East India Company is proud to add this essential military asset to the Empire’s forces. In these times of uncertainty, our Navy is more equipped to handle outside threats than ever before,” the CEO said in an address broadcast from her office in Kappa Fornacis, sent to comm-links across all twenty-eight EIC occupied and controlled systems. She continues, “As our growing corps of intrepid Pilot’s Federation Commanders continue to aid our fearless security forces, I want to assure all Imperial citizens and honored guests under our umbrella of protection, your homes and vital shipping lanes are secure.”
This news comes as the Company is boasting a record number of sales in the EIC Trading Post. Despite expanding trade operations, we are proud to report zero operational losses in the wake of regular service-related piracy attempts in our ever-expanding trade network.
Security is a top priority as the Thargoid threat looms over the increasingly xeno-infested Bubble and as local faction tensions continue to rise.
From the Office of Public Relations
Harvestport, Kappa Fornacis
East India Company aquires controlling share of megaship ‘The Midas.’
Harvestport, Kappa Fornacis, 07 September 3303
The East India Company, galactic leader in trade and logistics solutions, is thrilled to announce it’s aquisition of a controlling share of megaship ‘The Midas’. With it’s formidable cargo capacity and frameshift capability The Midas will further expand the range of services offered by EIC.
Commenting on the latest aquisition the Chief Executive Officer of EIC, Jahena Yar Savor said, “We are delighted to have the crew of The Midas join our team. As a faction in control of 23 star systems we are always on the lookout for better ways to serve the billions of Empire citizens under our supervision. When Zeus Bureau inexplicably came under attack following the completion of their community goal EIC was more than happy to step into the system to offer its hundreds of thousands of citizens much needed stability. In return for this, and an extremely generous investement of resources, EIC was granted total control of the megaship. We hope this becomes a lucrative and fullfilling partnership!”
All Midas personnel will remain in their current roles and, for the time being, will continue to operate from their orbit around Zeus 1 in the Zeus system.