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Companies and corporations built the galactic community.[1] Several super-rich and super-powerful mega corporations sustain the colossal demands of modern interstellar economies in the galaxy. These corporations control countless companies which farm, mine and use entire planets and star systems for resources and food. They produce basic goods which trillions of people rely on for their survival. The presence of mega-corporations is ubiquitous throughout civilised space.[2] There are also corporations specialized in certain products and services.

After World War III in the 21st century, the government and military did not have the ability to repair the damage that had been done to Earth. The corporations of the era began the slow rebuilding process. This allowed the corporations to gain considerable leverage within Earth's political landscape, and corporate ideologies would go on to influence the Federation.[3]

Mega Corporations

Sirius Corporation logo

These are the mega corporations:

Name Sector GICS Description
Achilles Corporation Consumer Discretionary, Industrials Rapacious robotics and skimmer manufacturer.
Caine Massey Materials Fiercely competitive mining corporation.
Mastopolos Mining Materials Fiercely competitive mining corporation.
Neomedical Industries Health Care Pharmaceutical corporation that serves Alliance and independent systems.
Rockforth Corporation Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary Agricultural and tourism giant.
Sirius Corporation Energy, Industrials, Utilities The first and most powerful mega corporation.
Universal Cartographics Information Technology, Telecommunication Services Focused on mapping the universe.
Vandermeer Corporation Health Care Pharmaceutical corporation that serves Federation systems.
WorldCraft Consumer Discretionary, Real Estate, Industrials Terraforming and tourism/entertainment corporation.

Important Corporations

These are important corporations sorted with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).[4]

Name Sector GICS Description
Alliance Tribune Consumer Discretionary News feed which primarily covers Alliance related news.
Apex Interstellar Transport Transportation Public travel agency.
Astrogator Tours Consumer Discretionary Specializes in deep space adventures holidays.
Azimuth Biochemicals Materials A company of unknown purpose that was active in the early 3100s. It was eventually acquired by its rival, Pharmasapien.
Bank of Zaonce Financials The most successful bank in the Milky Way galaxy.
BigSix Financials An auditing firm.
Blackshadow Productions Consumer Discretionary An independent entertainment production company that plans to remake the classic children's show Andromedaries.
Bonespire Publishing Consumer Discretionary Publisher of the Corsair King novel series written by celebrated author Olav Redcourt.
Brewer Corporation Aerospace, Industrials Manufacturer of stations, weapons platforms, and capital ships.
Brightlight Training Consumer Discretionary Offers a variety of educational services to corporations throughout the Federation.
Bureau of Galactic Legal Affairs Consumer Discretionary Provides legal services to pilots.
Cordova Group Consumer Discretionary A conglomerate that runs numerous small companies throughout the Sol system, including the Mars Tribune.
Core Dynamics Aerospace Manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in combat ships. The primary supplier of the Federal Navy.
Costada Voyager Consumer Discretionary Budget hotel chain renowned for its consistent quality across the Core Systems.
Darkwater Inc Industrials One of the largest private military forces in the galaxy.
Eye on Achenar Consumer Discretionary News feed which primarily covers Empire and Achenar related news.
Faulcon DeLacy Aerospace Manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in multipurpose and combat ships.
Federal Times Consumer Discretionary Popular news feed which primarily covers Federation related news.
Frontline Solutions Commerical & Professional Services Mercenary company that offers ground combat missions
Galactic Insurance Company Financials Provides insurance to pilots.
Galactic Logistics Industrials, Transportation Provides freight transportation services throughout the galaxy.
GalNet Information Technology A galactic data network and information aggregator.
Gutamaya Aerospace Manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in combat ships. The primary supplier of the Imperial Navy.
Happy Haulers Consumer Staples Food distributor company.
Herculean Machines Information Technology Manufacturer of the Duradrive personal computer.
Imperial Dynamics Automotive A wholly-owned subsidiary of Core Dynamics which produces rebranded versions of Skimmers for exclusive sale in Imperial space.
Imperial Herald Consumer Discretionary Popular news feed which primarily covers Empire related news.
Inter Astra Consumer Discretionary An interactive shipyard service.
Jick Nackson Enterprises Information Technology Producer of specialized software for ship modules, such as the Data Link Scanner.
Kavanagh Spaceframes Ltd Industrials Specialises in modifying Orbis starports.
Kinematic Armaments Industrials Armament manufacturer specialized in producing guns and other weapons.
Lakon Spaceways Aerospace Manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in large freighter and exploration vessels.
Lycan Moon Mining Materials Federal mining corporation.
MacArthur Mining Ltd Industrials Manufacturer of mining robots, including the autonomous DG090.
Manticore Industrials Manufacturer of cannons, missiles and drones.
Mars Tribune Consumer Discretionary News feed which primarily covers Mars related news.
MetaDrive Inc. Industrials Developed new drive technologies.
Money Matters Consumer Discretionary A business-focused news feed.
Mosher Industrial Equipment Consumer Discretionary A manufacturer of industrial equipment.
Pathfinder Solutions Industrials Provided officers and crews for Drake-Class Carriers.
Pharmasapien Health Care Acquired Azimuth Biochemicals sometime before dissolving.
Pioneer Supplies Consumer Discretionary General store franchise.
Rackham Capital Investments Financials Investment company owned by billionaire Zachary Rackham.
Remlok Consumer Discretionary Manufacturer and main provider of outfitting for pilots.
Rewired Consumer Discretionary Newsfeed known for its prodigious output of stories.
Reynhardt Intellisys Consumer Discretionary Entertainment, CQC.
Ross Projectiles Industrials Manufacturer of Seeker Missile Rack munitions.
Saud Kruger Aerospace, Luxury Goods Luxury brand, manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in passenger vessels.
Sol Today Consumer Discretionary News feed which primarily covers Federation and Sol related news.
Space Lanes Cargo Freight Transport Provides freight transportation services throughout the galaxy.
Steel Castle Inc Industrials Specialises in modifying Coriolis starports.
Supratech Information Technology Manufacturer of the Torc personal computer.
Takada Industrials Handheld weapons manufacturer.
The Imperial Citizen Consumer Discretionary News feed which primarily covers Empire related news.
The Sovereign Consumer Discretionary Independent news feed.
Trouble Banking and Welfare Investments Financials Investment company based in Andceeth. Provides loans and saving opportunities for individuals and businesses, and known as the best gemstone traders in human space.
Utopixx Entertainment Consumer Discretionary Produces top virtual reality experiences in the galaxy, such as the CQC franchise.
Vega Line Shipping Industrials, Transportation Provides freight transportation services throughout the galaxy.
Vespine Transport Systems Industrials Manufactures cargo canisters.
Vista Genomics Biotechnology Purchases and studies genetic information of alien life forms.
Vitadyne Labs Health Care Produces nanomedicine.
Vodel Automotive Manufactures Surface Recon Vehicles.
Vox Galactica Consumer Discretionary Independent news feed.
Wallglass Investigations Agency Industrials Private investigation contractor.
Woods Haulage Industrials, Transportation Logistics corporation.
Wreaken Corporation Materials, Industrials Conducts mining and construction operations.
Xavier Luxury Entertainment Consumer Discretionary An entertainment corporation.
Zorgon Peterson Industrials Manufacturer of ships and equipment, specialized in small freighter and exploration vessels.


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The colossal requirements of modern interstellar economies can only be met by super-rich and super-powerful corporations, whose innumerable companies gouge entire worlds for minerals and foods, and whose factories churn out the basic goods trillions of people need to survive. Without them and their continual drive for ever higher growth, people would starve, choke or become isolated on worlds surrounded by technology they cannot use or maintain.[1]

The EDRPG lore book examines the great corporations of the Elite: Dangerous galaxy, including Sirius Corp, the rapacious Achilles Corporation, the WorldCraft tourist company, the agricultural giant Rockforth Corporation, and the fiercely competitive mining corporations Caine Massey and Mastopolos Mining. Companies built the galactic community, and their in-fighting might tear it down.[1]

World War III (2044-2055 AD) was the worst war ever waged across planet Earth. It brought much destruction and loss of life. Eventually after over one decade of war the fight was gradually abandoned.[3] The dominant power after the Third World War was the United States of the Americas. The remaining other countries joined it over the next few decades and it was renamed to "The Federation."[5] Civilization had taken a massive hit and the governments and military alone no longer had the ability to repair the damage done. The corporations of the era stepped in and began the slow rebuild process. This gained the corporations a huge increase in dominance over Earth's political landscape. In many ways this was perhaps the birth of the ideologies that would ultimately influence the Federation. The decade of 2070 saw the first man on Mars and the first permanent moon base was constructed. This allowed humans far easier access to space and soon many orbital cities were constructed around Earth. This was followed by the launch of interstellar probes, the heavy industrialization of the Moon and the first base construction on Mars.[3]

The 22nd century was a time of massive change. Fossils were discovered on Mars proving that life once existed there. Human expansion slowly progressed throughout the solar system. Perhaps the biggest discovery of all time was hyperspace. The ability to travel faster than light allowed humanity to escape the confines of the solar system.[3] By 2200 corporations had a stranglehold on a great many aspects of life, and this didn't stop during colonisation, though there was quite a delay before the first wholly corporate system was settled.[6]

In 2210 the first signals of probes at Alpha Centauri confirmed a habitable planet existing outside our solar system. From this point on, probes continued to arrive in neighboring star systems and soon life is discovered on Tau Ceti 3. Thus begins a new path of exploration and discovery. With the knowledge that Tau Ceti could support life, a colony ship was sent there. Before long the first colony to exist outside our star system Sol was formed. With the proof that life could exist outside Earth, a mass exodus began. Massive ships were constructed to establish human colonies anywhere that may support human life. The expansion of humanity rapidly moved apace crossing the void between star systems. New colonies and ultimately cities were formed.[3]

The rise of the largest Mega Corporation in history started in 2339 when the Sirius Corporation launched the first completely corporate colonial mission which arrived in the Sirius star system. There they utilized vast amounts of cheap energy available on Lucifer to supply fuel and later drives and other technologies to the Federation and Empire.[7]

The companies built the galactic community and Mega Corporations are ubiquitous throughout civilized space.[2][1] Due to these historic events, the Federation became dominated by corporations. They control many aspects of life, politics and business within Federation space. Most aspects of life is focused on profit. Whilst corporations are not above the law, they hold a very wide remit as far as what they're permitted to do in the name of profit concerns. Corruption and even murder happens as well. That said, the Federation does respect human life in its own way and much more so than the Empire. Although the Federation doesn't respect freedom as much as the Alliance.[3]

Factions and Corporations

Minor factions have different government types. Star systems and stations inherit it of the controlling minor faction. These are descriptions of minor factions with corporation governments that are shown in the status screen on the right-hand panel:

Corporation - Independent

An independent business organisation that has incorporated with its respective home government.[8]

Corporation - Federation

A business orientated organisation that has been incorporated as per the Federation Charter of Free Commerce. Members of this faction are representatives of a Corporate Entity and are seen as such in the eyes of the law. [8]

Corporation - Empire

An organisation that has been granted the rights of an Imperial Corporation. They are likely to have business interests that extend beyond a single station or planet.[8]

Corporation - Alliance

An interstellar business organisation that has incorporated in accordance with the terms laid out by the Alliance of Independent Systems.[8]




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