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CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2009.09.07 09:43:00 - [1]
 

They met in secret, these three, at an undisclosed station, where they sat and discussed starships and politics, and how to save the cluster from the State.

This is a new entry in our chronicle series, published on Monday every other week. It ties quite tightly in with current events, and was written by the talented CCP Greyscale.

Templayer
Amarr
Monks of War
DarkSide.
Posted - 2009.09.07 10:18:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Templayer on 07/09/2009 10:21:34
Edited by: Templayer on 07/09/2009 10:20:07
Brilliant Chronicle. Kinda liked the business talk.
Quite an intrigue you have there Abraxas. Props to GreyScale.
I bet there is some evil-mastermind thing going on :D


When capsuleer players will make it into those chronicles? I think that will be awesome story-player linking , there are famous capsuleers afterall :)

Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2009.09.07 10:29:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Templayer

When capsuleer players will make it into those chronicles? I think that will be awesome story-player linking , there are famous capsuleers afterall :)


But they already do!

Didn't you read the words about the militia?

Currently the gallente militia is all beaten back only winning fleet fights but not capturing systems. All the factional warfare systems for the gallente are lost.

What now if it stays this way? Or what if the gallente militia decides to conquer the systems and fight for space instead for winning fleet battles?

This is all linked together, and the results of the factional warfare shifts and influences the stories!


This is really good reading :-)

Tony Sharp
Posted - 2009.09.07 11:51:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Tony Sharp on 07/09/2009 11:51:38
This is clearly set in the near past.

So we have someone from Ishukone (who won the auction for Intaki and Intaki only), someone from the Federation (goverment? Navy? Roden?) and someone from a little shady entity which is most likely Guristas (references to the rabbit) but could also be the Mordu Legion (ties to the Intaki).

Interesting.

Seriphyn Inhonores
Gallente
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2009.09.07 12:39:00 - [5]
 

Epic! The Federation paid Ishukone to get Intaki? Awesome stuff there Abraxas!

Yaar Podshipnik
Gallente
Paxton Industries
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2009.09.07 12:44:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Tony Sharp
Edited by: Tony Sharp on 07/09/2009 11:51:38
someone from the Federation (goverment? Navy? Roden?)


Mhm, maybe someone from CreoDron, seeing how the chronicle mentions Old Man. Ceul Darieux was Intaki if I'm not mistaken.

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.07 13:06:00 - [7]
 


I think I have a good idea as to the identity of the three men who were in the room.

If the first man to enter is who I think he is... this is VERY exciting for those of us who are Gurista loyalists.

Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy


Dr Lebroi
Posted - 2009.09.07 13:18:00 - [8]
 

Top quality chronicle - really good reading and great intrigue, well done all involved!

Per Bastet
Amarr
B.O.O.M
Obsidian Mining Coalition
Posted - 2009.09.07 13:33:00 - [9]
 

Abraxas, You sir should be nominated for a Hugo Award. Your Writing is Superb and I have Enjoyed reading every word so far.

Kyoko Sakoda
Caldari
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.07 13:50:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Per Bastet
Abraxas, You sir should be nominated for a Hugo Award. Your Writing is Superb and I have Enjoyed reading every word so far.


Well, maybe he will be for the book. Smile

Caiman Graystock
Caldari
Cornelius Starship and Computer Design
Posted - 2009.09.07 13:52:00 - [11]
 

Great chronicle, thanks for this I am getting really excited in the lead up to Dust 514! =D

Hamish Grayson
Caldari Independent Navy Reserve
Posted - 2009.09.07 14:20:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Hamish Grayson on 07/09/2009 14:23:12
The undisclosed station is five-Zed, and the first character is Muryia Mordu while the second man to arrive in the Widow is Men Reppola. I have no idea who the Gallentean is, but I don't think it's Roden as he wouldn't have been "thinking like a Gallentean" in regards to the Stockholders. Awesome with just the right amount of winsauce.


Alexeph Stoekai
Stoekai Corp
Posted - 2009.09.07 14:28:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
and was written by the talented CCP Greyscale.
Just pointing this out, as some posters seem to have missed that fact.

It was an excellent story though. I may even go so far as to say it's the best chronicle to be published in a while, mainly because it actually affects things in a way that we can react to.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2009.09.07 14:31:00 - [14]
 

This one is great. This, precisely, is what I love seeing in chronicles - the politics, the background, the setting, the hidden reasons for the things that happen in Eve.

Myrhial Arkenath
Ghost Festival
Naraka.
Posted - 2009.09.07 14:51:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
This one is great. This, precisely, is what I love seeing in chronicles - the politics, the background, the setting, the hidden reasons for the things that happen in Eve.


Quoting this in full agreement. Give us more of this Very Happy

The Cosmopolite
Jericho Fraction
The Star Fraction
Posted - 2009.09.07 14:52:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Verone

I think I have a good idea as to the identity of the three men who were in the room.

If the first man to enter is who I think he is... this is VERY exciting for those of us who are Gurista loyalists.




You mean the host? Not so sure it is who you think it is at all. He might play cards with The Rabbit but that doesn't make him Fatal.

The first guest is obviously an Ishukone man and probably Mens Reppola. The 'Old Man' this person refers to will be Gariushi. (The person who has to sell the deal to his people refers to an 'Old Man' and from context that makes it the Ishukone man.)

The second guest is the Federation man and it's much less clear to me who it is. I'm inclined to think it is a politician rather than a businessman because he hasn't considered a key problem for the Ishukone man: shareholders. It is someone with an 'official budget'. That again suggests a politician rather than a businessman. Certain other things strongly suggest he is an Intaki rather than an ethnic Gallente. ("You'd prefer that your new landlord is someone who's not going to throw you down the stairs for fun." - strikes me as something that would said to an Intaki but not a Gallente in the context.) It might be Foiritan but there are counter-arguments to that. I can't really see it being Blaque as he's ethnic Gallente and not a big fan of the Intaki from his past record. Bit of a puzzle really and could simply be an as yet unknown. (I considered Eman Autrech but I believe he's still SCC Head and therefore a CONCORD man which would not quite fit.)

The host, though, as some have already said, is pretty clear: it's Muriya Mordu. It's the only thing that makes sense given the discussion. In particular the security contracting stuff and the remark from the Ishukone man 'Hah! You are a Caldari after all.' strongly suggest it is Mordu. The most famous Caldari to have arguably become closer to another ethnicity than his own is Mordu with his well-known regard for the Intaki. That latter point also more than explains his interest and his having 'a foot in both camps'.

After all that, I think I'd better say bravo Greyscale. This is an excellent chron.

Cosmo

CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2009.09.07 15:01:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Myrhial Arkenath
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
This one is great. This, precisely, is what I love seeing in chronicles - the politics, the background, the setting, the hidden reasons for the things that happen in Eve.


Quoting this in full agreement. Give us more of this Very Happy
We try to keep it a running mix of current events, background items, and the occasional infodump. And thanks for the compliments, everyone: I'm sure CCP Greyscale, who wrote the piece, is ecstatic. Very Happy

Tony Sharp
Posted - 2009.09.07 15:21:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Yaar Podshipnik
Originally by: Tony Sharp
Edited by: Tony Sharp on 07/09/2009 11:51:38
someone from the Federation (goverment? Navy? Roden?)


Mhm, maybe someone from CreoDron, seeing how the chronicle mentions Old Man. Ceul Darieux was Intaki if I'm not mistaken.


Could be and this ties very well to the DUST 514 naming theory: it is the name of the new cloning project/technology developed/researched jointly(?) with Creodron in the new Ishukune Station in Intaki 5-14 (station can be seen in dust video/battle in intaki). DUST is some kind of abreviation like Deployable Ultra Shock Troopers or something.

Given both companies' expertise in genetics/cloning the above I think is plausible.

Miyamoto Uroki
Caldari
Sarum Industries
Posted - 2009.09.07 15:40:00 - [19]
 

I love the chronicles and short stories and have read every single of them. Can't remember all the stuff I've read in there though.

But one things bothers me:

"And monsters if they get out of control. It's good to finally meet you."

gnaahh, you are overusing this already. I know that you are striving to highlight the very special nature of us capsuleers in new eden, but I don't wanna read this over and over again, what mass murders we are and how brutal.. (yeah, I know that it's true..).

Okay, now back to finish reading this chronicle. ^^

Kyoko Sakoda
Caldari
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2009.09.07 15:54:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
I'm sure CCP Greyscale, who wrote the piece, is ecstatic. Very Happy


/facepalm ugh

Bartholomeus Crane
Gallente
The Crane Family
Posted - 2009.09.07 16:25:00 - [21]
 

Love the chronicle! It shows the EVE universe operating in a way that I would expect it would.

I like how the chronicle invites you to guess the actors. Here's my take on it:
The host has dealings with the Rabbit and the Guristas. I'm not convinced Muriya Mordu would play cards with the Rabbit, rather I think it would be Fatal, AKA Jirai Laitanen.
The first guest is a company man, and the one company suitable for this would be Ishukone. In financial problems right now, and with the referenced problems with the current administration, and also with a reputation for handling the populace nicely. The 'Old Man' reference is strange because it is in the present tense and Gariushi is dead. But if it is Mens Reppola, he could be referencing/probing the Gallente benefactor? Which brings us to the second guest, who is a politician from the Federation, which basically means most high-level functionaries in the Federation. He's a bit if a mystery man, because Foiritan, Blaque, nor Roden seem to fit. The Old Man reference could mean he represents CreoDrone indirectly but it is not Darieux (who is Intaki) himself. Perhaps Ashtucer Alonaert, CFO from CreoDron? I don't think Old Man references Gariushi, as we already have an Old Man in EVE, and that's Darieux ... Or the reference could just be any CEO of a company?

Anyway, good chronicle, I liked it a lot ...

Valeronx
Celestial Horizon Corp.
Fallen Angels Alliance
Posted - 2009.09.07 16:46:00 - [22]
 

This is a very interesting Chronicle. Well done CCP Greyscale ! Cool



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Dar Qsyde
Caldari
Darqsyde Exploration Limited
Mass - Effect
Posted - 2009.09.07 17:12:00 - [23]
 

Very well written, ultra-mad-whirly-props to CCP Greyscale.

As for the three men, Mordu, the host, Reppola, the first guest, and...
...someone from the Syndicate perhaps, as the second guest. Makes more sense to me than a Federation politician.


Ankhesentapemkah
Gallente
Posted - 2009.09.07 17:21:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Ankhesentapemkah on 07/09/2009 17:24:27

I think it's bull.

That money could've been spent to mobilize a whole navy fleet and drive the Caldari out of there and out of the whole region once and for all.

Oh wait, the Gallente fleet consists almost exclusively of ships with a 5km blaster range and can be killed by a single Caracal. My bad.

And one more thing, this really isn't going to motivate Gallente people into participating in FW, if there are no consequences to the systems being occupied and some mystery men covering their shortcomings. When will we see some worlds burn?

Bartholomeus Crane
Gallente
The Crane Family
Posted - 2009.09.07 17:25:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Dar Qsyde
Very well written, ultra-mad-whirly-props to CCP Greyscale.

As for the three men, Mordu, the host, Reppola, the first guest, and...
...someone from the Syndicate perhaps, as the second guest. Makes more sense to me than a Federation politician.


A Syndicate man having an official budget to fly around in a Proteus strategic cruiser? The Syndicate having enough Isk to buy the Intaki in Heth's auction AND pay for 10 years of protection? Seems rather unlikely to me. However much I like to hear more about the Syndicate, only a Federation man with a big corporation putting up the cash can pull this one off.

Mordu winning a Rattlesnake of The Rabbit (in some game no doubt)? Seems rather unlikely to me. He seems too much establishment, and watched too closely by the State to be a regular game partner for the likes of The Rabbit. This could be the Syndicate, and I would like it to be, but Fatal seems more likely, especially with the ties to Ishukone.

Still I like the reference from Reppola (probably?) to the Empire loans, and how it ties in with the Transcranial Microcontrollers news item.

Saxon Hawke
Intaki Liberation Front
Intaki Prosperity Initiative
Posted - 2009.09.07 17:36:00 - [26]
 

Outstanding. After working as part of the Intaki role-playing community for nearly three years now, this is quite rewarding.

Keep it coming, we like it.

Alexeph Stoekai
Stoekai Corp
Posted - 2009.09.07 17:39:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Ankhesentapemkah
Edited by: Ankhesentapemkah on 07/09/2009 17:24:27

I think it's bull.

That money could've been spent to mobilize a whole navy fleet and drive the Caldari out of there and out of the whole region once and for all.
If the Empires could enter a state of Total War, they would have done so a year ago.

Jack bubu
GK inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2009.09.07 19:29:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Ankhesentapemkah
Edited by: Ankhesentapemkah on 07/09/2009 17:24:27

I think it's bull.

That money could've been spent to mobilize a whole navy fleet and drive the Caldari out of there and out of the whole region once and for all.

Oh wait, the Gallente fleet consists almost exclusively of ships with a 5km blaster range and can be killed by a single Caracal. My bad.

And one more thing, this really isn't going to motivate Gallente people into participating in FW, if there are no consequences to the systems being occupied and some mystery men covering their shortcomings. When will we see some worlds burn?


Ive seen you whine at almost every chronicle, whats wrong with you?

Allways the same wahwah gallentes are not like this etc.

azeral kulik
Amarr
Posted - 2009.09.07 19:42:00 - [29]
 

would like to see some pro gallante ones to be honest getting a tad bit bored of caldari caldari caldari bad fedaration then caldari again.

Trabber Shir
Caldari
5I Incorporated
Posted - 2009.09.07 19:59:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Hamish Grayson
Edited by: Hamish Grayson on 07/09/2009 14:23:12
The undisclosed station is five-Zed, and the first character is Muryia Mordu while the second man to arrive in the Widow is Men Reppola. I have no idea who the Gallentean is, but I don't think it's Roden as he wouldn't have been "thinking like a Gallentean" in regards to the Stockholders. Awesome with just the right amount of winsauce.



I was thinking the same thing. The idea that the host is Mordu is also supported by the concern for the state that Reppola seemed to assume the host would have when talking about Heth, although the host could also be someone from the Syndicate due to their very close ties to Intaki. I assume that the Gallente is an elected official based on the sentence
Quote:

My problem is not an electorate, it's shareholders, and we communicate with them using numbers, not words.


which implies the Gallente has an electorate to answer to.

in reponse to:
Originally by: Yaar Podshipnik
Originally by: Tony Sharp
Edited by: Tony Sharp on 07/09/2009 11:51:38
someone from the Federation (goverment? Navy? Roden?)


Mhm, maybe someone from CreoDron, seeing how the chronicle mentions Old Man. Ceul Darieux was Intaki if I'm not mistaken.

I am fairly certain that Mens Reppola was referring to Otro Gariushi when he said
Quote:
It is good to be able to make business and ethics coincide. The Old Man would be happy with this.


I think it highly unlikely that the host is from the guristas because openly contracting for security from the guristas would be "professional suicide" for Reppola based on the secrecy that Caldari executives have had to excercise when dealing with them in prime fiction.

Overall a very good chron even if I am still a little uncertain who said some of the lines after reading it 3 times.


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