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Beyond Humanity Chapter 12060 04.24 06:00 PM
Launching the newly created Exogen Space exploration and intergalactic database collective, over 200 private corporations have registered to take part in this monumental turning point for mankind’s survival. Leveraging their considerable capital and resources, these corporations are braving the high stakes of rapidly developing emergency settlements and colonies for future generations off Terra. The humanitarian results are unquestionably enormous, but so are the potential rewards.

These corporations explore deeper into space than ever before, utilizing highly specialized probes powered by solar winds and pioneer ships equipped with the newest generation of ion drive engines. Hundreds of probes were set loose into the heavens at launch, with dozens of pioneer teams soon following. Nearby systems such as Alpha Centauri and Barnard’s Star have been mapped and visited, with visitors arriving at distant systems soon. These missions are ushering in a new era of exploration. This teeming planet gives thanks to those private corporations blazing the trail to new and glorious futures for humankind!
The Final Frontier2062 12.31 01:00 PM
The first private Fuel Stations have been launched towards nearby systems! Many of Terra’s mechanical and engineering specialists working tirelessly to create and build ever-increasing advancements in the support chain needed for future colonization. One of the first major leaps in securing a stronghold in space is the ability to safely send Pioneer teams further abroad. With the assistance of the newly created Fuel Stations, private corporations now have the increased ability to supply a variety of missions further distances from Sol. These utilitarian tanker ships will provide Xenon fuel to all other missions on their route towards distant worlds. Currently, several of these enormous tankers are in stable orbits of the Luyten Septo binary star system, the lonely Ross Auris A, and huge Class A star in the exceptionally majestic Sirius system.
Fuel Stations Operational2064 09.21 08:55 AM
The corporations working in collaboration with Exogen (a Ventura division), are moving away from the outdated Terran Republic star mapping system. The new Exogen Common Region charting system will be introduced on 05.06.2065. This new system leaves in place the jurisdiction of the Terran Republic for systems within 16 Jump Units of Sol. New Regions have been plotted and are now visible via the Cluster Level map. System names have been changed accordingly.
Exogen Regions2065 05.06 08:01 AM
Automation and lower wages have begun to create social unrest. The Terran regulated Republican market fails to reflect proper supply and demand - these factors are cumulating in an unprecedented economic crisis which is now affecting all private companies.

Because of this unstable situation in the global markets, factories have halted production of Plasteel supplies. Plasteel has become a limited commodity and is available only for affiliated national republic companies or republic military and security forces.

Therefore the open market sale of Plasteel is prohibited and all Plasteel will be purchased by the Terran Republic. No private company may make new Plasteel orders until the crisis will be resolved, hopefully ending the massive strikes and riots.
Plasteel Market Crash2065 11.29 10:20 PM
The Terran Republic has begun mass production of a fleet of ion engine equipped spacecraft. Leaked specifications indicate these vessels are combat oriented. This production plans at least few dozen large frigates, two destroyers, and a missile platform cruiser.

Current worldwide Plasteel supplies are being redirected towards this fleet construction. This would seem to explain the Terran Republic’s removal of Plastisteel from the exchange markets in recent months. This fleet construction should be complete in only a few years. The fully operational fleet is currently planned to be divided into several separate task forces.

This situation is bold, confusing, and slightly alarming. The actions of the Terran Republic raise many questions, chiefly among them - who is it that the Terran Republic needs to be defended from? Is this a preemptive act of aggression? Is there a real threat in space?
Republic Battle Fleet Construction2066 07.23 09:30 AM
System wide emergency message - please be advised:
A massive explosion has completely devastated the orbital shipyard above Terra! Surprising everyone, this attack has obliterated one of the two almost finished republican destroyers, and has taken the lives of more than 15k workers and staff. Accident has been ruled out as a cause, as a number of other terrorist attacks were set into motion around the shipyard but were discovered and put to an end.

So far, officials are engaged in what will be an ongoing investigation as to who is to blame, and what their motives were. Several members of a radical group of Martian separatists, known for research and development work for Ventura Corp, have been implicated, caught, and are currently in custody.
Terrorist Attack on Terran Shipyard2067 10.30 10:30 AM
It is with heavy hearts that we must regretfully inform you that Alex Archangielsky, born on the 5th of May 1981, passed away on 7th of January 2069 at his Ventura One city residence on Mars. Archangielsky is widely known as a person responsible for the ion engine development that brought mankind through the threshold of deep space travel. He is also credited for numerous other advancements in technology.

The official statement from Ventura Corp’s spokeswoman was that old age was the primary cause of death, caused by serious internal organs failure. Over the last two decades, Archangielsky has rarely made an appearance publicly, possibly due to his failing health. A statue and monument will be built in Ventura One, open for visitors to pay homage to the father of space travel.
The passing of Alex Archangielsky2069 01.07 08:45 PM
Exogen, in cooperation with the Terran Republic, has created a new quantum communication data repository to monitor all monetary transactions and vessel movements. This revolutionary system was developed by the Ventura Quantum Computing Department and the Terran Republic Ministry Of Big Data.

The new system will provide oversight to all exchange market speculations, including “deep-dark” space missions. This brings all actions and transactions into reach for due diligence and control. The system is being activated with no planned cessation and will be mandatory on all devices using Ventura’s patented quantum CPUs. Client-side portions will be installed in the next firmware update. Systems without the update will be unable to access critical trade markets and flight navigation servers.

The ether of space is either becoming safer or suffocating, depending on one’s stance. With both appreciation and anger as mixed responses, what this development means for the freedoms of space remains unclear.
Obligatory Data Repository2069 07.16 10:00 PM
Since the passing of Alex Archangielsky, one of the most notable crossover figures from science to popular culture, the status of his affairs and estates has been wildly speculated on. At long last, details of his last will and testament have been revealed to the public. Of no surprise to those that knew him best, his wishes were to continue the advancement of space travel and the viability of human colonization of the stars. Thus is born, the Archangel Foundation.

This foundation, funded by the vast wealth of Archangielsky, is meant to improve and accelerate the research and development of new technologies and help corporations in space exploration. The foundation’s first massive contribution to the efforts of corporations is the reveal of one of Archangielsky’s final projects, a forward exploratory research chassis.

The “Archangel” class Science Vessel has been made available to purchase to all privately owned corporations. These new vessels are filled with state-of-the-art radars, lidars, spectrometers, and sensor equipment ideal for studying anomalies.
The birth of Archangel Foundation2071 03.27 08:00 PM
Exogen needs you!

Mars base scientists have concluded that it is incredibly likely that a planet similar to Terra with liquid water could already be within the range of all corporations. Reviewing years of spectrograph results show regular signs of an unusually high albedo, a sign of a potentially resource rich environment. Typically this is a sign of frozen chemicals or ice, but due to it’s location in the Goldilocks zone of its own system, many scientists are speculating about the presence of liquid water. So Exogen is calling for all capable corporations to begin a coordinated and focused search for this elusive planet. The likeliest systems would be Class M, K, G, F, A stars, and less likely to be a multi star system.

As this would be an anomaly, it would award 20 licenses to the discovering corporation, however, with the excitement already being speculated about this planet already, Exogen is putting an additional 20 license bounty on finding this system!

Go find that anomaly!
Hunt for Earth-like planets2072 01.05 09:27 AM
After an exhaustive hunt by dozens of corporations, an extremely unique and promising planetary body has been found on 61146-00679 RAD-Z coordinates. A water world, the first discovered of its kind, has been named “The Rain”, due to the planet's weather dynamics. This history making discovery was made by the R0b0tnik corp. Thank you for your contribution to the success of the Exogen program!

The planet alternates equally between torrential downpours of rain filling a planet-covering ocean and evaporating to replenish the cloud layer for another day of rain. Planetary parameters are very similar to Mother Earth, but there are no continents or islands. Preliminary measurements show the ocean has a depth between 2.5 km and 20+ km. The atmosphere consists mainly of nitrogen, hydrogen, and oxygen but the ratios are not suitable for human life, for now. No lifeforms yet discovered. Exogen strongly recommends further investigation and research via Science Vessels.

This planet gives us hope for finding an Earth-like world! And congratulations to the corporation who discovered it, they will be heavily rewarded for this massive discovery.
Water World found2072 02.29 03:00 AM
All news sources from around the Sol system indicate that the Terran Republic has pushed ever-increasing efforts and resources towards the construction of a second destroyer class vessel (the previous one having been destroyed during a terrorist attack at the orbital shipyard years ago).

Additionally, the first battle frigates equipped with kinetic cannons, long-range missile systems, and powerful ion engines are now operational. These ships are currently being tested in the Sol system, along the Jupiter orbit. Several news sources are also covering the ongoing court process where the Terran Republic has been accused of violating the Ventura Patent Collaboration Act.

With the Terran Republic wantonly amassing war machines and allegedly braving theft of intellectual property without compensation from the growing economy of the privately funded colonizing corporations, it is not a stretch to see these actions as adversarial. Exogen encourages all Corporations to be wary in their connections and dealings with the Terran Republic and to advise Exogen administrators if you are aware of worsening conditions of these political/economic alliances.
Republic Battle Frigates Operational2072 06.16 12:00 AM
Ventura Corp, in collaboration with the Archangel Foundation, has released a new vessel with integral subroutine technology licenses for public sales. These new technologies are tied to new mission types available to the privately funded colonizing corporations: Mining Operations. Mining Operations is a wide field of engineering with customized options for Exoplanets, Rings, Moons, and hazardous anomaly environments.

Not all of these advancements are for hard manual labor. The Archangel Foundation has contributed the release of acutely advanced additional scientific instruments for Science Vessels and state-of-the-art material extraction and refinement tools and processes.

The benefits of these newly released advancements rates as some of the crowning achievements of mankind. Corporations will now have the ability to reduce dependence on Terra for resources to build and spread further into the galaxy. With each new step into self-sufficiency, the future of mankind becomes more secure. With so many lives struggling and beginning to wither on our overcrowded and overtaxed planet, making use of the fertile grounds of space cannot come soon enough.

Technology levels 8-10 are now unlocked.
First Extrasolar Mining Operations2073 10.31 08:00 AM
Private corporations are pushing current technologies to their limits. Probes are reaching extremely distant worlds outside of the known and mapped regions of space. Exogen, a coalition born from the Ventura Corp, in recognition of the enormous effort of the New Horizons Corporation, has defined a new region of space. Congratulations, from the Exogen Board Of Directors! This area has been monitored for several months and has a medium mass readings with potential anomalies.

With more success and support than what was expected at its outset, Exogen has become one of the most highly discussed organizations in Sol. With privately funded corporations sending probes, pioneer teams, and more deep into the mysteries of space and the annals of history. From the elite to the destitute, much of mankind hopes for the day when the infrastructure will be in place to begin sending thousands to settle new worlds. These corporations vie and compete over the years for bragging rights and setting records, often forgetting the use they serve in saving mankind from being undone.

To those private corporations, we give you our thanks. Not as Exogen, but as fellow humans. Without your efforts, the avenues of rescuing mankind from its eventual end here on Terra, would be all but impossible.
First Outer Region created2073 11.01 10:30 AM
Exogen, with assistance from Ventura Corporation, has made available the wealth of its private database resources on extrasolar bodies to the privately funded corporations that make up the collective. Due to the overwhelming success of these private corporations exploring the nearby galaxy, it is the hope of Exogen to both reward and encourage further exploration. Private corporations will receive database updates providing a large vision range extension.

Though each corporation will still be limited by its own reach or the shared reach of collaborative corporations, this extended visual range of the galaxy should provide ample resources to plan further missions and pathways through the universe. Please continue your efforts to find habitable planets for future colonies. Mankind’s survival rests in your hands!
Exogen Database made public2074 11.15 09:00 PM
Mars needs you! With private corporations booming with explorations, new job opportunities are growing at an exponential rate. In order to fill the growing demand for skilled laborers, the Martian city Ventura One has announced an open invitation to all skilled specialists. All industries and sectors are in high demand and all B1 certificate holders are encouraged to apply. Those who do not currently have the minimum certificate in their field are still encouraged to inquire; Ventura Corp is currently offering training towards higher certification or entirely new jobs via SIM-STIM. Those applicants taking advantage of this training/re-training offer need only accept a contractual agreement to work this debt off under the employ of Ventura Corp.

With worsening conditions in all populated areas on Terra and ever-growing possibilities for meaningful careers on Mars and beyond, the long-expected “Gold Rush” to space has all but begun. True colonization of distant exoplanets is still a decade or two away, but extensive preparations for it are in full swing and growing at an explosive pace. From mechanical to scientific, scores of new jobs and duties will be needed to give mankind a real chance and surviving the next evolution in human history.
Mars Labor Migration2075 09.25 12:00 AM
The Terran Republic has announced the completion of three Capital class vessel‘s construction. A new era of mankind’s power and strength, military dominance is now a tangible and mobile force in space. The two destroyers: “Factum” and “Fulgur” have finished test flights on a round trip loop of Jupiter. The destroyers are a massive jump in space vessel engineering at 990 feet long and carrying over 1000 souls onboard, some as vessel crew, as well as a mobile combat battalion. Combat efficiency has been prioritized, each being equipped with three long range hyperkinetic cannons and RKR kinetic wall systems. Those small arms systems are complimented by an array of munitions of mass-destruction; each ship hosts guided water, high explosive, and nuclear missiles.

While the destroyers are an impressive feat of engineering by any measure, the new missile cruiser, “Auctoritatis”, is a marvel of creation. The “Auctoritatis” is proof that the proposed ARC ships will soon be a reality. The “Auctoritatis” takes the titles of the biggest and heaviest self-propelling spaceship ever made. At 1780 feet long, with almost 3000 crew members and fighting men and women, it is hard to imagine a more formidable space faring vessel. Armed with intelligently guided conventional & nuclear missiles as well as RKR kinetic wall systems, the “Auctoritatis'' adds a terrifying orbital bombardment system to its combat capabilities.

The creation of three task force wings, named after the three vessels has also been announced. The new fleet is on parade through Sol as a showcase of Republic power. The need for such an overwhelming fighting force in space has long been questioned for its necessity, but the Terran Republic maintains that the best prevention of conflict or war is deterrence. With space being shared only with the entrepreneurial Ventura Corp and peaceful private corporations, It remains unclear whom the Terran Republic means to deter.
Capital Class Fleet2076 06.12 03:33 PM
An unprecedented conflict situation was created when the Terran Republic discovered a private corporation mining the unauthorized asteroid belt. The Terran Republic battle frigate, Caelator, was dispatched to halt the unauthorized mining, and impound all corporate vessels, assets, and personnel. Reports indicate that the private corporation's mining team may have received early warning of the battle frigate’s mission, as the mining team abandoned all non-spacefaring equipment to make a hasty escape before the Caelator’s arrival.

With the Sol system bristling with monitoring systems from countless organizations and facilities, news of the intense pursuit of the mining team quickly spread across the system. Despite their lead, the industrial-grade mining vessels could not keep the Caelator from quickly closing the gap between them in a matter of hours. The private corporation responsible reports that the mining vessels have since been radio silent. Nearby radar teams on Mars report that the vessels have disappeared from the intercept zone and indicate a debris field in the area.

The mining team has been assumed destroyed, with all lives lost. The Terran Republic claims damage to the Caelator was caused by the mining team’s attempts to avoid capture, and attest that lethal force was not planned but authorized once attacked. Without first hand or visual observation, it is impossible to confirm the Terran Republic’s claims. These aggressive actions, both in the execution of maintaining order and the final outcome of the situation, have created turbulent reactions all over the world. Global tensions are rising once again, and voices of protest against the presumed tyranny of the Republic grow louder.
The Asteroid Belt Incident2078 01.14 04:11 AM
A momentous milestone in mankind‘s history has been achieved! The current number of Mars citizens now exceeds 200 000 souls. Never have so many humans lived off world, cementing our ability to colonize other planets.

Ventura Corp has created a new corporate annual celebration called “Archangielsky’s Day”. Named in memory of the inventor who was responsible for the breakthrough ion engine development which made extrasolar travel possible. Though largely ignored on Earth, Mars residents and private corporations happily spent the inaugural celebration stepping away from non-critical duties to gather as communities. It is currently unclear what future traditions of the holiday may be, but for now, one thing is known: Mankind can and will survive. and for that reason, we will celebrate.
Off-world Holiday2078 03.17 09:00 AM
The Ventura Corp, a strong proponent and supporter of the private corporations, has revealed the creation of their own military unit, the 1st Martian Regiment. The prevailing sentiment is of this military escalation being a direct response to recent conflicts and concerns over the Terran Republic’s authoritarian presence in space. The new regiment comprises Private Military Contractors augmented with the latest technology from Ventura Biolabs, advanced weaponry divisions, and mechatronics departments. Ventura announced the unit’s men and women have volunteered to undergo the first widespread use of bioaugmentation in a combat role. A Terran diplomat at the presentation of the exo-armored and battle-ready operators sent his deepest concern to the Republic government.

While Earth-based governments and the subsequent Terran Republic have long banned bioaugmentation for reasons other than medical necessity, Ventura maintains its Martian status protects its actions from Terran law, sparking sharp criticism and rebuke from Republic senators. Outrage and demands for the dissolution of Ventura Corp rage on the Senate floor, but it is currently unclear if the rival military presence or the disregard of Terran ideals is more of an affront.

During the recent senate hearing in London, this action has been labeled “provocative and deeply disturbing”. A request for an in-person meeting with Ventura’s Board of Directors was sent to Ventura One. The Martian Corporation refused politely, instead offering general augmentations to Terran working-class citizens wishing to migrate to Mars.
The First Martian Army2079 05.17 05:00 AM
As we reach the 20th anniversary of Exogen, it is important to remember where we were at the start, and remind ourselves of why we have spread so far. Considering human history, 20 years is nothing. However, 20 years ago was when the whole of Terra said in one voice, “We must leave.” It was a time of sadness, of disgrace, and of defeat. To admit that we and all of our ancestors had been too reckless with the fertile lands and resources that we had at our disposal. And in that solidarity, great things were set into motion.

Alongside the breakthrough discoveries Alex Archangielsky, the many developments in space exploration made the possibility of one day colonizing other planets a reality. And 20 years ago, Ventura, along with hundreds of other private corporations banded together to form a collaborative union known as Exogen. With two decades behind us, the world has never been a more hopeful place. The population off-Terra continues to grow, closing in on over half a million people living off planet. With each discovery of a habitable planet or moon from hundreds of different corporations, the common person has something to look forward to, a hope for a new future.

That is why we are here. Every step we take towards understanding, discovering, and conquering the universe around us brings everyone another step closer to providing that imagined future for all of mankind. Centuries from now, humans will be established, thriving, and doting on new planets across the galaxy. May your legacy in being a part of that dream be remembered forever.
Exogen 20th anniversary2080 04.30 06:30 AM
Word of accelerated AI research in Ventura One reached the Senate floor of the Terran Republic earlier this month. The Republic Senate requested for Ventura Corp to immediately halt their quantum computing department’s research and development of Strong Artificial Intelligence. Citing the long-standing belief that runaway Strong AI development could have disastrous unintended consequences for mankind, Republic senators maintain a universal ban on Strong AI is mandatory.

In light of the 1st Martian Regiment fiasco, Republic senators have shown their interest in universal peace and equality, which could be endangered by a superior power and potential dangers created by Strong AI. Overnight, a new law was passed: the Anti-Strong-AI Initiative, or ASAI Initiative.

Ventura Corp officially acknowledges the creation of this new law but also refused to take any actions to enforce it on Mars, explaining that Terran Republic law has no authority to interfere with the autonomous colonies of Mars such as Ventura One. Though the words of both bodies seem to agree that the ASAI Initiative covers a delicate and profound issue, the actions of Ventura seem to indicate otherwise. Many journalists propose that the Terran Republic may be taking this strong stance to stop or slow Ventura’s progress as the Republic tries to catch up.

Currently, both sides are in a political morass. Both agree that Strong AI is a potential threat and yet Ventura refuses to enforce the new law, and the Republic is fending off accusations of their own covert research. Neither appears ready to escalate the standoff, but the Republic continues to implore Ventura to act as the local authority of the Earth government. But with freedom from Earth-based governments as one of the original motivations for the creation of Ventura One, the adoption of that responsibility seems unlikely.
The ASAI Initiative2080 11.08 06:00 AM
The Terran Republic diplomat working alongside the local officials of the Martian city Ventura One has been requested to leave by Ventura Corp. With the growing friction between the Republic and private corporations, including Ventura, a development along these lines has been rumored and speculated about for weeks. The diplomat has since been shuttled to a Small Orbital Station in the Mars orbit. The official statement from the Ventura One city spokesman cited a long list of abnormalities in the diplomat’s work. The expulsion has been seen as an offensive declaration, “No more white-collared spies on Martian soil”. With the assumptions of espionage being a large part of the diplomat’s duties, many hope this change may reduce the many recent clashes between the two entities.

The Terran Republic has not yet released an official response, though a massive number of Terran government officials have been transferred from Mars and the Phobos Lunar Base to a military base still under construction on Deimos. Without knowing how the Terran Republic is viewing this action, the situation is complex and evolving. Many news and political journalists debate whether the sovereignty of Ventura is legal or valid, and what the potential backlashes would be from aggressive retribution. Speculations abound, but no further information is available at this time
Terran diplomat deported2081 06.20 02:00 AM
In a historic event, the Ventura HR department informed the WWN network that starting from 2082-02-28, all Ventura employees will receive a universal basic income (UBI) equal to triple the median salary in the Terran Republic. Ventura will also be offering a mostly free healthcare system and massive bonuses for the most demanding jobs such as extrasolar missions, mining, or laboratory research. With this funding project being open to new hires as well, Ventura has been buried by a mountain of labor applications, with well over 52 million global applicants and growing in the last 24 hours.

While many pre-Terran Republic nations dabbled in setting and maintaining a UBI system, the Terran Republic has not wavered in its stance against such a program. With Ventura stock prices consistently on the rise and their market capital recently reaching $10 trillion as their colonization plans materialize, many see this program as long overdue.

New employees will also enjoy free transportation from anywhere on Sol to their new work stations on Mars, Phobos, or Deimos. This relocation will be covered and organized by the Ventura passenger fleet.

All of this is available to new and current Ventura employees with just one major requirement - any employee hoping to take advantage of these programs will need to agree to a lifetime contract that can be only terminated by Ventura Corp or by death.
Staffing the solar system2082 02.28 11:00 AM
Subroutine technology's introductions and advancements in the past two decades have rapidly expanded the reliable labor of semi and fully autonomous machines to assist in tasks ranging from mundane to hypercritical. Though most homes are poverty-stricken and cannot afford simple Subroutines for general tasks to supplement daily life, most of the world has encountered Subroutines in their community. From countless designs and roles that have automated most tasks and jobs, Subroutines have become a part of everyday life for most of humankind. Combined with over a century of media created distrust of advanced robotics, the reduced labor opportunities due to Subroutine replacement has created a distressed human-Subroutine relationship for many.

Constrained to simple reward-based rudimentary AI for their programming, Subroutines are a constant reminder of both the benefit of further optimization and the fear of Strong AI. The Ventura Corp has long agreed with the Terran Republic that Strong AI is a credible danger to humankind if left unchecked or unregulated. However, their acceptance of this threat has not stopped or slowed their research and development. After months of appealing to the public, the Terran Republic now has a large and vocal civilian population clamoring for the halt of AI research.

To appease the masses, Ventura has partnered with the Archangel Foundation to create a conservatory to oversee the safe and responsible development of Strong AI. Though not the Republic's desired outcome, the inclusion of many notable anti-Strong AI proponents has quelled much of the outcry. This committee will be tasked with oversight and directing focus towards control and growth limitation measures for future Strong AI implementation. With so many paths that Strong AI could follow, Ventura and Archangel agree that safety outweighs the potential rewards and will be the first concern for future research.
AI CONSULTANCY2082 11.03 05:00 AM
On Terra, global climate conditions continue to worsen year after year. With an increase in global temperatures between 2-7° C since the late 20th century, weather patterns have become increasingly erratic and dangerous. The late summer of 2083 marked the advent of two massive derecho storm fronts in the high latitudes. Both North America and East Asia have been hit extremely hard by these storms, and by some estimates, losing close to a combined 16% of the global food production.

Emergency measures have been started by the Terran Republic Senate, including strict food rationing at all levels and distribution of stockpiled algae-based nutrient supplies. A global effort has been initiated to restart devastated croplands and push for replacing the remaining traditional agriculture with advanced climate-controlled vertical farming facilities.

Upon first hearing of the crop damage, many global citizens flooded food banks and consumer goods distribution centers. Many of them emptying their credits and provisions vouchers on purchasing every available supply. In many areas where panic buying was at its worst, many citizens turned to looting and person-on-person violence and theft. Reports of law enforcement personnel also taking part in the looting have been common.

The Senate vows that with some sacrifice for the short term, the global food supply will return to normal in just a matter of months. Interest in the long-awaited ARC program has never been higher.
Terran food shortage2083 06.30 10:00 AM
The expected food shortage on Terra has grown into the full global crisis that was feared. Extended periods of lawlessness have plagued every continent as civilians desperately fight for supplies. Governments battle and debate over which nations are in the most desperate need. Nutrient-rich algae production has been slow to get up to speed, as transportation is a chain of broken links, and the amounts of clean water needed are unobtainable in most areas. With the possibility of a positive outcome now a distant memory, Terra as a whole requires a miracle to survive without massive casualties.

The Archangel Foundation has offered a tenuous but potential solution but would require countless private corporations’ assistance to be successful. With hundreds of space-faring corporations involved in the Exogen exploratory program and abundant access to off-Terra water supplies, the possibility of bringing water to Terra is potentially the miracle solution that is needed. The effort would not be without hurdles, with the rushed construction of large volume hauling vessels and the safe transportation of the supply water to the surface, only touching the logistical complications. Additionally, each private corporation needs to choose to volunteer their time, resources, and energy to support this effort.
Humanitarian Aid for Terra2083 08.28 08:00 AM
Food shortages on Terra have caused a ripple effect on long-distance transportation. The ability to get the insufficient amounts of clean water across the globe to where it is needed for N.R.A. production, is almost non-existent. With these compounding problems, commodity markets are in complete chaos. With billions of lives at risk, the Terran Republic senate has closed the T.R.E.M. water trade. Private corporations will not be able to trade other resources to receive water until the crisis has been averted. All available water is needed on Terra for the foreseeable future.
Water Market Rationing2083 10.26 05:00 AM
A global catastrophe had ravaged close to 41 million square kilometers of land, close to 8% of all landmass on Terra. Enormous damage was done to food production on several continents, worsening an already overwhelming crisis. With social breakdown from scarce supplies and relief, chaos spread quickly. Rationing was only marginally effective and led to further disorder, as many across the globe panicked, leading to violence, hoarding, theft, and countless unnecessary deaths.

Though its use has never become fashionable in more developed areas, nutrient-rich algae (NRA) was needed to be produced en masse for a reliable food source. However, the supplemental NRA’s limited creation and transportation had been further reduced by the lack of clean liquid water needed for such a large scale operation. The Archangel Foundation devised a plan to transport space-born water to Terra. Employing newly created large volume hauling vessels, space-to-surface delivery processes, and retrofit guidelines to reconfigure individual production facilities to NRA growth labs, there was a solution. But without the assistance of the private space-faring corporations, the plans would be useless. As the home of all but a fractional percentage of all humans, that cooperation came quickly.

More than 100 corporations participated in the humanitarian aid mission for Terra. Several private corporations spearheaded the efforts towards this common goal: Wheelme, Fulcrum, JJE Industries, Space Marines and Rein Fall Enterprises. Thanks to their sacrifices and all the other private corporations involved, this mission was an overwhelming success!

All corporations who took part in this community mission were rewarded by Exogen from the Terran Republic for their participation. The Terran Republic Senate sends its official thanks to all the private corporations that took part in this operation, as does a global population.
Uniting for Terra2084 04.30 06:00 AM
Under the condition of a successful humanitarian aid Community Mission organized by Exogen, the Terran Republic had promised the License plans for Lunar Bases to be made available for purchase to all private corporations. These designs would make it possible to create a durable, long-lasting, and protective workstation on uninhabitable rocky moons’ regolith surface. Contending with cosmic radiation, massive temperature swings of around 300 Celcius, and no atmosphere to protect the surface from asteroids and meteorites, lunar surfaces have long challenged humankind. Terra’s lunar base required decades of refinement with many painful lessons learned along the way.

New technologies provide safe living quarters for up to 300 brave technicians, pilots, and engineers in these extreme conditions. Because of the extremely low gravity and how it affects the human body, most Lunar Bases experts will be stationed for only a year before being rotated out. Though their experiences and research will make future colonization efforts more effective and successful, they will not be considered the first colonists, due to their limited off-world time.

Lunar Bases will provide an excellent origin point for all extrasolar missions. Vessels can be assembled from base material, testing the next generation of final assembly 3D printing technology that is needed for future colonization attempts. Crews will be stationed at these remote bases to begin missions immediately. These advanced stations will rapidly expand humankind’s reach and extend the range of extrasolar exploration missions.

All private corporations are impatiently waiting for the release of the blueprints, planned for 2084 06.15.
Lunar Bases2084 05.02 05:00 AM
Over the last several months in the global population has begun receiving NRA (Nutrient-Rich Algae) as emergency food supplies thanks to the overwhelming support and charity of the spacefaring private corporations. The Terran Republic, in addition to monetary rewards, had also offered access to its Lunar Base design knowledge, schematics, and print licenses as a reward for their contribution to this life or death crisis. However, following the success of this charitable mission, Prime Senator Arya Bakshi has convinced the majority of Prime Senators of the inherent dangers of releasing this technology freely. Currently, the Senate is locked in internal debate whether to uphold its offer. However, the Prime Senator Council still refuses the release of this knowledge, citing that the offer was made hastily in a time of great crisis without enough due diligence.

Prime Senator Arya Bakshi is known for her previous role in the Ministry of Big Data, where she led the development of the contentious Obligatory Data Repository. And with a record that includes siding with the Terran Republic after the asteroid belt incident where several private miners' lives were lost, many claim she is resolutely against the private corporations regardless of the situation. With global citizens distracted by the challenging act of mere survival, private corporations' complaints have fallen on deaf ears. With no legal recourse, the private corporations have had little effect on holding the Senate to hold true to its word, and release the technology for Lunar Bases.
Unilateral renegotiations2084 06.16 12:00 PM
BROADCASTING ON ALL CHANNELS Once again, it is time for us to set things right. The treatment of the private corporations by the Terran Republic is despicable. Regardless of food shortages, this is a time where we must all work together as one to protect the future of humankind. The perceived and antagonistic divisions between people and groups is what led humanity to the position we’re currently in. We must steer away from this course, and towards one of unification.

The Senate offered a meaningful reward to the private corporations for their assistance and charity in a global crisis. And yet that same Senate has chosen to double back on its offer despite those corporations bountiful and life-saving work. Billions of lives have been saved, proving that private corporations' existence is critical to human survival. The assumption that private corporations pose a threat is both miss guided and indefensible.

The Terran Republic is taking actions that cannot be tolerated. If the Senate will not do what is right, we will force their hand once again. We are willing and able to act decisively as we have in the past. This time, we will strike in a way that no lives will be lost by our actions.

Since the Senate has not released what was promised, we have taken control of the T.R.E.M. until they do. All trading will be controlled by us, all fees will be removed, and the Terran Republic will earn nothing on the continued advancement and exploration of space.

We are among you. We are everywhere. We are not merely Martian separatists or Ventura employees. We are on every planet, every continent, and in every office. Our numbers are our strength. Our diversity is our reach. And our influence is supreme.
-THE KNIGHTS ERRANT
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