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Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.10 07:28:00 - [1]
 

Greetings all.

First I must say that I did not intend to start this project until some more time had passed. However my anger has outweighed my caution in this case. Therefore, starting immediately, Project Redemption will begin.

Some may question such an Amarrian sounding name being connected with the New Life program, which could be described as the exact opposite of the Amarrian ideas towards the other races and their redemption from that state of "lesser-ness." However, this is not the Redemption offered by the Amarrian god. It is redemption for us, the capsuleers, for our actions towards those who do not roam the stars like gods. For those that we ignore, or push down through action or inaction, or those we enslave.

Project Redemption will have three stages. Stage one will be started over the next few months and consist of multiple buy orders in all areas of empire space for slaves, and as funds permit, others who are rescued by capsuleers and who are then abandoned on the Concord markets. Each buy order will be for 10.42 isk per slave or other unfortunate, a reward to those who deliver these people to a better life, one that will be of their own choosing. The amount is an attempt at an identifier so that pilots will know they are giving these people to me. As each buy order goes up, it will be announced here and a note will be made if any "copy-cat" buy orders are placed. Obviously if there are two buy orders up in one station, one is fake, and the suggestion is to contact me directly so that these people can be delivered safely to the proper location. Also, if any pilot wishes to forgo their reward and donate any slaves or others they happen to have in their position, it will be accepted gratefully. In either care, no names will be shared with the public. This stage will continue until it is no longer necessary.

Stage two consists of recruitment of personal, either into Rho Dynamics or into an alliance structure, and the placement of several star base structures, one in each empire. These structures will serve as way stations for people freed in stage one, before they are transferred to the main New Life facilities located in low sec Minmatar space. Obviously, this will require a large amount of isk, resources, and time. Again over the next few months, I will be contacting individuals and corporations about this project, and several fundraiser events will be held to raise capital. Also, any donations towards this project will be welcome. To be clear, none of this isk will be used in stage one as outlined above. All of those funds will be from my personal accounts. All donations will only be used for the housing, transportation, and care of people in the New life Program. Also note, these donations does not give the donator any say in the running of the New Life Project, or of Rho Dynamics, nor grants them any shares or dividends.

Stage three is the culmination of this plan, though it may never be truly finished. In short, New Life, and what ever resources that are under it, will undertake two final tasks. First, as much as possible, New Life will undertake the removal of slave taking ships, no matter their port of origin, from Minmatar, Caldari, and Gallente space. Second, New Life will remove all remaining slaves from the Amarrian Empire and any other slave holding organizations.

I know that these are massive tasks. But they are tasks I feel must be done. And so I shall do them as best I can.

If any wish to join with me in this endeavor, they may contact me via eve-mail. If any wish to accuse me of heresy, slave trading, insanity, or anything else, I invite you to do so here.

Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.10 07:49:00 - [2]
 

Reserved for Buy order placement.

Arkady Sadik
Minmatar
Electus Matari
Posted - 2011.08.10 10:09:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Saikoyu
Stage three is the culmination of this plan, though it may never be truly finished. In short, New Life, and what ever resources that are under it, will undertake two final tasks. First, as much as possible, New Life will undertake the removal of slave taking ships, no matter their port of origin, from Minmatar, Caldari, and Gallente space. Second, New Life will remove all remaining slaves from the Amarrian Empire and any other slave holding organizations.


I wish you good luck in your task. It's good to see people seek different ways to do what is right.

In case you come across people who actively buy or sell slaves in the Republic for any other reason than an attempt at freeing them, please do not hesitate to send me a list of names - I am always interested in such.

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If any wish to join with me in this endeavor, they may contact me via eve-mail. If any wish to accuse me of heresy, slave trading, insanity, or anything else, I invite you to do so here.


*Arkady Sadik smiles*

I hope well-wishes are also welcome here.

Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:34:00 - [4]
 

Arkady, I will keep you in mind for reporting any unrepentant slave traders in Minmatar space. It is always a pleasure to watch EM at work.

And thank you, well-wishes are indeed welcome.

Raze Valadeus
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.08.10 13:38:00 - [5]
 

Miss Saikoyu,

I must confess that I am impressed by your initiative and resolve! I have only a few words of caution for you, and please understand these are words of caution out of sincere concern, not an attempt to discourage or berate you.

First, understand that the initiative you are undertaking is going to make for you and your associates a great deal of enemies and opponents. Be cautious and use wisdom in your dealings, those who oppose what you are attempting to do will undermine your efforts in a variety of ways.

Second, I would urge you to work with those already seeking the same end goals through other methods and efforts, such as the Knighthood of the Merciful Crown. We can accomplish much more good working together from different angles, with different resources and connections than we will if we are working apart from one another. This is simply a suggestion.

Third, I would inquire about what you intend to do with all of these slaves that you purchase and release? There are a number of avenues you can make use of to help them start new lives with provision and promise. I have no doubt that you possess more forethought than to do this, but please do not just send them on their way.

Lastly, I would remind you that our Empress has made it clear that the age of slavery is coming to an end and your efforts will assist in that effort. Please use discretion and do not undermine the security and stability of the Empire in the process, lest more harm than good from what you are intending to do.

Your efforts are noble and I am sincerely praying that with wisdom and prudence, your efforts will bear results.


Arkady Sadik
Minmatar
Electus Matari
Posted - 2011.08.10 21:25:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Arkady Sadik on 10/08/2011 21:31:14
Originally by: Raze Valadeus
Second, I would urge you to work with those already seeking the same end goals through other methods and efforts, such as the Knighthood of the Merciful Crown.


I'm confused. Your CEO just said in another thread[1] that [T]he Knighthood really only tries to control one thing at the moment: who we fire at. This is restricted by our RoE, our wars, and our diplomatic standings. Everything else is really just guidelines and tendencies, restricted only by frowns and smiles from our leadership. How is that related to the end goals of Saikoyu? (Feel free to reply in the thread above, I do not wish to derail yet another thread with a discussion about the Knighthood ...)

Edit: The reply can be found here.

Lyn Farel
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.08.10 22:37:00 - [7]
 

Miss Saikoyu,

You have my full support and my best wishes in your endeavors, for what they are worth.

Respectfuly,
Farel.

Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.10 23:20:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Saikoyu on 10/08/2011 23:22:47
Thank you for your interest and good wishes. The reply below is in response to Mr. Valadeus, but I hope it gives others more clarity into what I wish to accomplish.

First, you may call me Saikoyu. It is my first name and I do not use my family name often these days. As to your points, I will take them in order.

I recognize the danger in this endeavor, and the enemies I may create. And I thank you for the warning.

I would also welcome donations from the Knighthood, or anyone who wishes to help in this fashion. However, if you or any others wish to join me in freeing slaves, I would need to request that these people join me in either Rho Dynamics, or in a new formal alliance with Rho Dynamics. One reason for this is so that any necessary defenses can be coordinated effectively.

The second reason leads into your next question. The Knighthood and other organizations may have similar goals in mind, however, I have found most of them to be biased toward or against some outcome. However, the New Life program is about giving choice. Former slaves, and other unfortunates, often are not wholly capable of making decisions by themselves. They will look to who they believe is in power to make these decisions for them. The New Life program is designed to first give this power of choice back to these people. Only after this is done, when a person can chose on their own, will the second phase of education about the choices before them start. And once this portion is complete, each and every person in the New Life program will be given some starting funds, as much education in the proper fields as can be given, and a ticket to the destination of their choice. Former graduates of the program have gone to all corners of the known universe. I hope this clarifies what New Life does, and why I would prefer help to either join me fully, or be limited to donations.

And finally, about the new decree setting slaves ninth generation and above free. Personally, I do not feel that the New Life Program will assist in those efforts as they are based on different ideals. New Life is about choice, the Empressís decree is about conformity to a single ideal. I will welcome any ninth generation slave into the New life Program if they wish, but I will not transport any ninth generation slave out of the Empire until they are accepted into the New Life Program, as I believe such an action would be dangerous for all involved. I will focus my efforts on those generations that will not now be freed in the Empire by other means. And I do not believe that my efforts will bring any harm to the empire any faster than the current program might in approximately 180 or so years, when the last ninth generation of slaves will start to be born, and the number of slaves in the empire will truly start to decrease, assuming no new generations are taken as slaves.

I hope this answers your concerns Mr. Valadeus, and I thank you for your interest and your prayers.

Raze Valadeus
Amarr
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.08.11 00:34:00 - [9]
 

It does adequately, and thank you for the clarification.


Ava Starfire
Minmatar
Teraa Matar
Posted - 2011.08.11 11:05:00 - [10]
 

I am quite delighted to see others taking a genuinely helpful path.

Ms. Saikoyu, I sponsor a long-term care facility for children in Gelfiven, children, most of whom were once slaves, who suffer a range of ailments from TBI to Vitoxin addiction to severe psychological disorders. If I can be of assistance, through the center or in any other manner, including monetary donation, escort services, or transport, please, do not hesitate to ask.

Lyn Farel
Knighthood of the Merciful Crown
Posted - 2011.08.11 12:50:00 - [11]
 

I might have a question, that you probably are already aware of and for which you already have taken appropriate measures : I suppose that New Life is taken extra caution and special measures when dealing with slaves condemned for criminal activities ? Because you just can not release these people in the wilderness like this.

Please take this as only a concern of curiosity of my behalf, as I am sure New Life already has proper methods to deal with this.

Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.12 03:22:00 - [12]
 

Miss Starfire, thank you for your interest and offer of help. I might take you up on some of it when the time is right. Also if you need any supplies or other help that I can offer, I would gladly offer it. Can you tell me if your facility is connected to the Gulfonodi Orphan's Trust?

Miss Farel, you are correct, New Life does have methods in place. Any slave with such a background will have their case evaluated. Non-violent offenders will be placed in the program with a few special measures to watch for the accused behavior, while violent offenders will be removed from the general population of the program. What happens from then on will depend on the individual. Rest assured that no violent offenders will simply be released without assessment.

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2011.08.12 06:05:00 - [13]
 

Matari lowsec is your destination? You're begging to have convoys hit by slavers. Just saying.

Saikoyu
Amarr
Rho Dynamics
Posted - 2011.08.12 23:01:00 - [14]
 

Rest assured Pilot Aiwha, any such convoys will be well protected.


 

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