EG Pilots

"Freedom Among the Stars"

From Federal Spec Ops agents to People's State

EG Pilots are Yuri Grom's personal task force and guards, serving the people of Euryale and Clayakarma

Freedom Among The Stars agitposter

EG Pilots history has began, when Federal Navy Admiral Yuri Grom, son of Euryale, decided to step down from his position. Sickened by Federation greed, corruption and defiance of his people, he and the group of like minded Euryale patriots have created a political party — United Euryale First.

UEF main intention was to help Euryale citizens against Federal bureaucratic machine and ultimately — system's independence, which was officially proclaimed. Of course, the Federation didn't like such forces to exist on their territory, but what they didn't like even more is exponentially growing support of UEF among system's population.

It was not long, until UEF has been declared a group of separatists and criminals.As an answer to this cowardly move, Federal enforcers, rallied by Yuri Grom's, military reputation, outstanding charisma, unparalleled diplomatic and political genius, have swore fealty to him. This very day, the EG Pilots was formed.

EGU system map

EGU systems map. Created some time ago as a preliminary overview. EGU prefers quality over quantity, and most importantly our pilots have performed an outstanding targeted expansion towards Yuri Grom controlled space. This operation took us many months of pinpoint accurate planning, BGS manipulation and human resources, but we are finally near the end.

Euryale top orbital port orbiting EG Prime World

EG Main HQ — Euryale top orbital port, orbiting EG Prime World.

Together the UEF and EG Pilots have managed to seize the system from Federal grasp, but the conflict was far from over... While UEF was expanding it's control in the nearest systems, the most treacherous Federal weapon has spoken. The key UEF leaders were bribed, intimidated and demoralized. They have betrayed the ideals of the the first days all except Yuri Grom. He has been declared a mutineer and was arrested shortly after. If not for loyal EG Pilots, Yuri Grom may have met his end in the Federal prison, but instead he was freed, and the fire of the people's revolution erupted. UEF and their pro-federal curators' forces were crushed by euryalian citizens during short and impetuous civil war with the invaluable help of EG Pilots. The new state of EG Union was formed, and Yuri Grom was declared it's leader, with EG Pilots by his side.

Early Yuri Grom portrait

Early Yuri Grom portrait. Drawn by one of the EGP talented pilots.

Yuri Grom Peaceful Space order

Yuri Grom "Peaceful Space" order. From now on all unsanctioned PvP encounters on EGU territory are forbidden.

From People's State to Galactic Power

With EGP ranks constantly growing, and EGU territory expanding, it was but a matter of time, before the newly formed state could participate in the galaxy's most high politics

But they were not alone in their pursuit. The most influential factions all across the inhabited bubble have all the opportunity in the galaxy to stand in line with the greatest forces of our time. This period of an extensive growth, political and trade clashes is now known as Rise to Power.

Despite being a large faction, EGU was not allowed to participate in the main event as a sixth faction. Instead, they had to participate in preliminary competition, known as Wildcard. The Wildcard was full of worthy opponents, but the EGU managed to be the most worthy and made it to the finals as a sixth faction. With an enormous effort from all sides, the EGP and EGU have proved to be the most efficient, beating their competitors in every scenario. As the result of this massive event, Yuri Grom have earned his right to enter the ranks of the Galaxy's most influential Powers, with the opportunity to finally stand against Federation as equal, or even as a superior.

Recent Yuri Grom portrait

Yuri Grom latest (after RtP) portrait created by a professional artist.

Rise to Power agitposter

Rise to Power was an outstanding event, the true example of what people can achieve, when working together. It was a time of great goals and inspirations: Early RtP agitposter.

First public image of Grom

First ever public image of Yuri Grom.

Working together

Working together. RtP mining CG agitposter

Wanted - hardworking traders

Wanted — Hardworking Traders. A Wildcard briefing poster, ordering pilots to bring as many Conductive Fabrics on Tartarus Point in Momus Reach system.

RtP briefing poster

RtP briefing poster

Pirating CG

AHOE! Pirating CG was not welcomed among EG Pilots, but this step was crucial to secure our victory

Precious Gems Rush

Precious Gems Rush. After solving a puzzle EGP artists have quickly draw the briefing poster.

The Victory Parade of the Dangerous Games was reviewed by Yuri Grom himself in this video.

From People's State to Galactic Power

With EGP ranks constantly growing, and EGU territory expanding, it was but a matter of time, before the newly formed state could participate in the galaxy's most high politics

SSL is company dedicated to make the Milky Way a safe and prospering home for Humankind. Extending the services of SSL to the Theta Region is not the only way we pursue that mission.

Partners

Through establishing diplomatic ties to several partner factions or powers sharing our goals or region of space we aim to safeguard stability of the region and foster cooperation to bring prosperity beyond our borders. Open communication and dependable partnership are among our core values in diplomacy.

Partners

SSL is not content with the state of Galaxy in terms of the still insufficient level of cooperation in a range of areas including civil protection. Although we consider the setup of a cooperation platform in this field including all factions essential, SSL does make all efforts possible to help those exposed to threats and crisis.

SSL deployed a fleet synchronized with Border Coalition (responding to the initiative of The Winged Hussars) to supply Obsidian Orbital with the necessary materials and technologies to be repaired following the Thargoid attack.

Even in it's early days SSL responded promptly in an escalating conflict supporting BBC to make the Munfayl region a safe home for it's inhabitants.

Traditions, Customs and Politics in the Theta Region

As the previously described company credo suggests it, the most important tool of SSL Interstellar PLC to contribute to galactic politics is by setting an example for governments and corporations as well as to extend it's services and the security of the Theta Region to more of the Citizens of the galaxy.

Another key commitment of SSL with an extraterritorial effect is to serve as an important factor of stability in the Theta and the wider region. That said SSL is active in galactic politics and actively participates in the discussions. Although not all of the statements and communiqués of SSL are available in most languages of the Galaxy, an important and timely statement of CEO Corwen can be found in the following section. One of our strong cultural traditions we cherish is that we don't collect or store personal data that can directly or indirectly identify a natural person outside employee records. Although custom dates back to two millennia and might be perceived by some as outdated we still nurture it as it is a part of our heritage.

SSL HQ Foreign Policy News:

Matt "The Raven" Corwen Comments on the Latest Developments in Thargoid Research and Consecutive Responses, a Call for Establishing a Galactic Civil Protection Framework

Matt "The Raven" Corwen issued a statement on the latest developments in Thargoid related galactic events. It follows the recap of the events by editors of Theta Region Articles in Popular Science (TRAPS).

According to the announcement of the renown engineer, Ram Tah, the Guardian sources subject of his research suggested that the Guardians were attempting to negotiate with the Thargoids without success and a conflict escalated due to the claims of the Thargoids originating in pre-Guardian times to the region of space the Guardians inhabited. Tah also hypothesized that guardian weapons were ultimately successful in repelling the Thargoid attack.

The IGO called Aegis also commented on Tah's findings. The organization cannot be charged with impartiality in Thargoid matters (as seen by TRAPS editors) as it probably played an important role in provoking the Thargoid attacks that affect Humanity while they seemed to be solely aimed at Aegis. According to the far reaching conjecture of Aegis the goal of Thargoids is to remove Humankind from the space they claim as their own. (1)

Powers operating Aegis jointly while maintaining the public perception of being in conflict with each other were not hesitant to react to the announcement neither.

Zachary Hudson flashed an announcement probably with the aim of proving his qualities of a true warmonger stating the following: "It is now clear that there is no reasoning with this alien menace. The Federation remains dedicated to wiping out any threat to our citizens." (2)

Imperial Admiral Denton Patreus made a more temperate response focusing on defense but still expecting an escalating conflict: "This new information makes it clear that the Thargoids will reject any diplomatic overtures. We must redouble our efforts to defend ourselves from their antagonism."

Meanwhile Aegis presence in systems of factions not parties in the conflict resulted in consecutive human tragedies. One of the affected governments from the conflict region, Sirius Inc. responded to the events in a dramatic statement (3): "Glazkov Terminal, a tourism station owned and operated by Sirius Inc, has been unexpectedly attacked by thargoids... This attack came just 48 hours after Aegis sent the Acropolis megaship to Irandan, along with an Eagle Eye. Aegis has used this Eagle Eye to lure thargoids to the system."

Furthermore Sirius spokesperson stated that "to Sirius Inc, this is just further proof that Aegis is not a friend of humanity. They claim to be studying the thargoids and that may well be true, but they are so twisted in their mindset that they don't mind luring thargoids to attack civilian stations."

Matt "The Raven" Corwen, CEO of SSL Interstellar PLC issued a statement about the developments that might signal a turning point in our history: Recent attacks threatening with a humanitarian catastrophe and civil casualties might drastically change the future of Humankind. To build a safe future in human inhabited regions of the Galaxy resolution alone is not sufficient. Sober judgment and attention to facts are just as essential. Most importantly all decision makers should represent the interest of Humankind first and foremost instead of considering the interests of power in the first place.

Latest results of the research on the Guardian- Thargoid conflict are invaluable. The research that gives insight on an important period in galactic history from the aspect of a conflicting party reveals perceived or real motives of parties. It helps us to get a better understanding of these parties and the history and it provides valuable input for diplomacy. These results warn us that an escalating conflict cannot be ruled out, as we painfully learned it from our own history, but we might also be assured that efforts to strengthen our defense can be successful in a worst case scenario. This valuable piece of new information obliges all decision makers to intensify efforts to strengthen defense capacities.

Seeking conflict, however, would be an act of a monumental folly that would expose billions of civilians to an expanding war. It would convert our economic output to destruction instead of development, ultimately making our economic base to bleed out. Yet observing the developments following our latest encounter with the Thargoids it seems that leading politicians of major powers are looking for just that.

Events in numerous Human- Thargoid encounters lately in fact did not support the picture of Thargoids as blodthirsty aliens driven by survival instincts. In fact Humans damaged Thargoid structures and attacked Thargoid ships first. A race driven by instincts would have responded to such acts with a strike, but even the defensive reactions of the Thargoids were limited to the area of the attack and the attackers.

On the other hand by virtue of the Thargoid-Guardian research human inhabitants of the Galaxy now know more about the Guardians or Thargoids than of the Aegis. This organization shrouded in mystery contacted Thargoids in an unknown way and become the only target of their attacks so far. This could be considered as a confined conflict between Thargoids and a well defined Human group. It is hard to form an opinion on this conflict until we get acquainted with it's motives and events in detail. It became clear by now however, that an organization operated by major powers consciously exposed civilian space stations and systems to Thargoid attacks. The Thargoids' targets did not change: it was Aegis that inserted known military targets into a civil territory. The expansion of the conflict was not done by Thargoids.

It is hard to believe that major powers cannot place high risk military installations to adequately defended military bases. It is hard to understand when a high official of a major power sends a message to a specie allegedly led by strong survival instincts about "wiping out". It is hard to comprehend how an Aegis leader can still be in charge of leading the organization when he tries to make Thargoids' actions out to be an attack against the whole Humanity while he uses the civilian population of systems exposed to Thargoid attack by Aegis as human shields to avoid responsibility.

Meanwhile there is still no sign of increased civil protection preparedness in affected and potentially affected regions. It is even not mentioned by leaders or news. In the core areas of the crisis rescue operations of the Pilots Federation are the only albeit ex-post measures to alleviate the crisis. Preventive (ex ante) measures and preparedness are two areas where the significant economic, logistics and human resources of major powers would really be needed, but the civilian inhabitants of the conflict areas could only rely on independent civilian disaster recovery.

I hereby call on the leaders of the Galaxy to seek a solution in this historic moment that serves the safety of Humankind. Do not seek conflict: no one gains in a war between species. Efforts to improve defensive capabilities should not be weakened but provocative measures should be abandoned. Aegis installations should be removed from civilian areas immediately. Major powers should play at least as significant role in establishing a civil protection agency consistent in its capacities with the severity of the current and the potential crisis as in the establishment of Aegis.

SSL Interstellar PLC is dedicated to and actively pursues all possible and realistic efforts to prevent, contain and mitigate the damages of the conflict. We make the necessary steps to prevent our Citizens from being exposed to dangers and we are prepared to handle potential adverse events in our region of operation. As resources and possibilities allow we do our best to support regions and their citizens currently suffering from the Thargoid conflict. We did that by mobilizing to the initiative of The Winged Hussars and joining a Border Coalition fleet deployment to reconstruct Obsidian Orbital. We will do that to help the citizens and regions of Sirius Inc or other factions dragged to this conflict unwillingly.

This turning point of history demands calm and prudent consideration, sacrifices and cooperation. The future of Humankind is determined by whether we build our response to the Thargoid challenge on our shortcomings: short temper, greed for power and avoiding responsibility or our actions will be based on our merits instead: wisdom, our ability to learn and improve, cooperation and our dedication to Humankind.

  1. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet/uid/5ab383f5b709787d505dd1a2
  2. https://community.elitedangerous.com/en/galnet?utm_campaign=1135890_Elite%20Dangerous%20Newsletter%20%23219&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email&dm_i=3F35%2COCGI%2C5TOVXB%2C2HW4S%2C1
  3. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/417345-Sirius-Inc-has-been-attacked-by-thargoids-which-were-lured-to-Irandan-by-AEGIS

SSL Interstellar PLC:

The Community and the Minor Faction

Elitemeet


SSL Interstellar PLC has a strong, dedicated and disciplined community. The Sons of Seven Lords Interstellar PLC was formed by elitdangerous.hu commanders with the first center of operations in the Munfayl region.

When the SSL was officially introduced to the game the headquarters were established in Tawilo. With slightly later introduction and challenges in initial BGS operations (second system was an anarchy with challenges generating combat zones and the third system being more than 25 light years away from the expansion system that took months to find without the tools available today in game and in third party sites) SSL had the challenge to catch up with major BGS player factions.

Career Progression


SSL added a career progression, award and monitoring system to the already existing coordination and briefing system. It was the beginning of the "spreadsheet days" when system monitoring, task completion reports and award and rank progression were tracked and triggered by spreadsheet entries and calculations.

The progression within SSL was established as a meritocratic system where carrying out various tasks based on the briefing (and submission of proper proofs) awarded a calculated amount of award points. Two of the awards (development, research & monitoring) are linked to the two branches of rank progression, others (merits of defense, art, community, etc.) are independent from ranks. There are 3 levels of ranks (2 of them with significance in access level) and 4 levels of each awards. The spreadsheets provided tactical feedback of faction level progression and personal award and rank progression. There was a semi-automatic method to display commanders' uniforms with awards or ribbons (graphic design was made by CMDR Vito Stark). System monitoring data is also available since SSL's first expansion. Detailed research was carried out in four designated research systems on the effects of various activities on BGS.

With extremely disciplined BGS activities and avoiding being in the highlight SSL rapidly caught up with leading BGS factions. Subsequent Elite Dangerous versions proved to be significant turning points both in BGS and SSL strategy. When boom state did not prevent expansion anymore BGS became more accessible to all player minor factions. The introduction of the new expansion mechanics enabled player factions to perfectly control expansion targets and directions (without interference of course). SSL changed it's core strategy to specialize in systems with a population in the billions

Cmmanders log


Another turning point was the introduction of the Commanders Log in Elite Dangerous. The spreadsheet system with tremendous human labor costs was hardly sustainable by then.

At first a simple standalone software was developed that summed up the award points for commanders by award type based on the commanders log and it involved manual submission by commanders. Currently there is a software infrastructure still in testing that is based on thick clients used by SSL testers, a server and an analyst and management suite. The clients and the server provides briefing, monitoring, awarding and PMF management functions. The clients provide other services like BGS based speech feedback, surface navigation aid, engineering and exploration tools and a mission engine among others. The analyst and management suite supports BGS/map visualization, qualitative and quantitative BGS and spatial analyses and planning functions.