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Posted - 2010.05.17 17:34:00 - [1]
 

The most dangerous of criminals are what makes the Minmatar's most notorious elite fighting force. The Valklears. This is their story.

"Valklears" is a new EVE Chronicle written by CCP Ginger.

Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
Posted - 2010.05.17 17:45:00 - [2]
 

Phunny name. *reads*

Alexeph Stoekai
Stoekai Corp
Posted - 2010.05.17 17:52:00 - [3]
 

*shiver*

Casiella Truza
Ecliptic Rift
Posted - 2010.05.17 18:16:00 - [4]
 

I love a Hjalti mind-screw more than just about anybody, but I'm glad for an infodump, too... especially one that reduces our PF reliance on Theodicy a bit.

Also, props to my brothers in the Valklear Guard who live up to their namesake.

Merouk Baas
Gallente
Posted - 2010.05.17 19:23:00 - [5]
 

Minor typo in the first sentence I think.

Also, written from the point of view of a general description bulletin, which is exactly what the story says shouldn't exist in the last paragraph. I mean, if it's secret, a general description of it, like this story, wouldn't exist in this form, right?

Maybe if it was written as a gossip chat between two Minmatar workers or criminals or something...

Anyway, good info, thanks for writing it.

Teinyhr
Minmatar
A Club for Reputable Gentlemen
Posted - 2010.05.17 19:42:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:44:15
Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:43:42
I'm going to assume the Minmatar don't have any female soldiers among their ground troops then? At least not in the same units as the men..

Esna Pitoojee
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2010.05.17 19:58:00 - [7]
 

What struck me as I read this chronicle is how much like slavery this could be seen to be. "Hey, you guys are criminals. Work for us in this insanely dangerous job, or spend many more years behind bars." Yes, it's a stretch, but especially since Hederian altered the laws so that only criminals could be made slaves in Imperial territory...

I like this a lot, actually. Plays very nicely to how in EVE there are no good guys and bad guys, just different shades of gray guys.

Originally by: Teinyhr
Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:44:15
Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:43:42
I'm going to assume the Minmatar don't have any female soldiers among their ground troops then? At least not in the same units as the men..


It'd seem inadvisable. On the other hand, they're obviously enforcing discipline with an absolute iron fist, so mixing of the sexes might just be seen as another way to weed out those who are unable to obey the rules.

Locutus ofBorg
Caldari
Semper Fidelis Tyrannosaurus
Posted - 2010.05.17 20:01:00 - [8]
 

Spelling error "Solders - Soldiers" "Brining - Bringing"

Aside from those two it was a well written chronicle, not very descriptive but nice information to fill the void on anything but the modern minmatar torture techniques.

Infodump on NPC Minmatar forces for Dust 514 anyone?

Beani Kliadi
Caldari
Arekin Piggy Bank
Posted - 2010.05.17 20:26:00 - [9]
 

Good info, wouldnt want to bump into one of these guys after they are set free. Though i guess with all that training it must change them into better, tougher people in almost all cases.

Dansel
Gallente
Telsa inc
Waterboard
Posted - 2010.05.17 21:32:00 - [10]
 

Good read, lil short thoughRolling Eyes

Kenpachi Viktor
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2010.05.18 02:51:00 - [11]
 

For the Republic.

oh wait... what?
Twisted Evil

Baillif
AQUILA INC
Posted - 2010.05.18 03:24:00 - [12]
 

One of the most famous Valklears raids was led by Major John Reisman, who led a 12 man squad behind enemy lines to take out a château filled with high ranking Amarr officers. Unfortunately the entire plan went horribly horribly wrong and they had to resort to plan b which involved dropping grenades down into the château's bomb shelter, killing all the Amarr officers. Only 4 Valklears survived. Rolling Eyes

Aleksandar Kerensky
Posted - 2010.05.18 04:31:00 - [13]
 

Hah! What obvious propaganda. Don't be taken in by this amarrian nonsense.

Graelyn
Amarr
Wolfsbrigade
Posted - 2010.05.18 06:00:00 - [14]
 

Nice one, Ginger! Cool

Anela Cistine
Amarr
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.05.18 06:55:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Teinyhr
Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:44:15
Edited by: Teinyhr on 17/05/2010 19:43:42
I'm going to assume the Minmatar don't have any female soldiers among their ground troops then? At least not in the same units as the men..


What makes you sure that there aren't female Valklears? Women can be stubborn thieves, rapists, and murderers too.

You are thinking too much like a 20th century earthling. This is the future, thousands and thousands of years in the future, and the surviving people have had thousands of years of uncivilized non-earth evolution. They may not even be homo sapiens anymore, much less dogmatically chauvinistic.

Dierdra Vaal
Caldari
Veto.
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.05.18 07:23:00 - [16]
 

'solders' (first sentence, first paragraph), 'brining'(third sentence, third paragraph).

Nice chronicle but someone really need to proof read these things tbh.

Teinyhr
Minmatar
A Club for Reputable Gentlemen
Posted - 2010.05.18 07:26:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Anela Cistine

What makes you sure that there aren't female Valklears? Women can be stubborn thieves, rapists, and murderers too.



When I said "I'm going to assume" it meant assuming, not being sure. And of course you are right, women can commit horrible crimes just as the men but still... Actually now that I think about it the women might form their own extra cruel special unit that makes even the other Valklears feel uneasy.

Comic fo' sho' Not Safe For Work

Racjel
Posted - 2010.05.18 08:47:00 - [18]
 

I would say, nothing new.

Daesyana
Posted - 2010.05.18 12:29:00 - [19]
 

Nice Chronicle. Made me think back when the US still allowed minors to opt for military service as punishment for misdemeanors they committed. I know a couple guys that the discipline actually turned their lives around and made them men.

War Kitten
Panda McLegion
Posted - 2010.05.18 12:44:00 - [20]
 

Nice subject matter and a pretty good read.

While we're amateur-editing, I have a suggestion...
Quote:

The military commanders would have none of it, and the Valklear program remained and continues to prosper to this day, although it has lost none of its infamous reputation.


The phrasing is awkward and usage of "although" seems inappropriate here. I'd word it more like:

"The military commanders would have none of it, and the Valklear program remained. It continues to prosper to this day, and has lost none of its infamous reputation."



Pesets
The Hunt Club
Posted - 2010.05.18 13:31:00 - [21]
 

I wonder how long its gonna be before new chronicles make it look like the Amarr were doing the right thing from the start.

I also wonder how many decades it's will take for the wormhole-related stuff to get any sort of meaningful storyline advancement.

Seriphyn Inhonores
Gallente
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2010.05.18 13:52:00 - [22]
 

Omnomnomnom infodump nomnom Very Happy

Bartholomeus Crane
Gallente
The Crane Family
Posted - 2010.05.18 14:58:00 - [23]
 

brine
n.
1. Water saturated with or containing large amounts of a salt, especially sodium chloride.
2.
a. The water of a sea or an ocean.
b. A large body of salt water.
3. Salt water used for preserving and pickling foods.
tr.v. brined, brin·ing, brines
To immerse, preserve, or pickle in salt water.

Could work, but is unlikely Laughing

Kain Hakonen
Caldari
Posted - 2010.05.18 16:06:00 - [24]
 

This is the dark, dubious EVE I fell in love with so long ago.

MOAR!

Lt Forge
Pilots Of Honour
Aeternus.
Posted - 2010.05.18 16:54:00 - [25]
 

Valklears.. Neutral?

Carebears.. Confused?

Oh god Shocked!

Nie'eine Hier
NieCo Group
Posted - 2010.05.18 17:05:00 - [26]
 

Is a nice description of an art of rehabilitation
But the idea of using convicts is not something new. Allmost any KGB type organization made from such men successfull elite soldiers.
And just like in the story: you never know who was the newspapers seller on the street some years or some days ago.Twisted Evil

Joe Skellington
Minmatar
Matari Legion Holding
Matari Legion
Posted - 2010.05.18 17:28:00 - [27]
 

Edited by: Joe Skellington on 18/05/2010 17:29:15
I'm a nice guy, honest :(

Thanks for the good read :)

El'van
Posted - 2010.05.18 17:48:00 - [28]
 

Is it only me seeing a tiny-tiny reference to F. Herbert's infamous Imperial Sardaukars?

Anabella Rella
Minmatar
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2010.05.18 19:07:00 - [29]
 

Originally by: Baillif
One of the most famous Valklears raids was led by Major John Reisman, who led a 12 man squad behind enemy lines to take out a château filled with high ranking Amarr officers. Unfortunately the entire plan went horribly horribly wrong and they had to resort to plan b which involved dropping grenades down into the château's bomb shelter, killing all the Amarr officers. Only 4 Valklears survived. Rolling Eyes


I dunno about Dune, but this guy sure thought the same as me with the Dirty Dozen reference.

Sierra X117
Posted - 2010.05.18 19:13:00 - [30]
 

Shocked
me likey :)

rarely respond to the chronicles, even though i read them all.
but good job mate.

me likey

Sierra X117


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