Serva BoP - PACT, Major Project Proposed

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Leoven

Sergeant at Arms

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P.A.C.T.
Commercial Starbase

PEL AURORA’s COMMERCIAL TRIUMPH



Goal reached: 11,275 / 14,200





  • Commercially Orientated Starbase
  • Situated centrally in the Pel Aurora system
  • Mercantile Hub
  • Direct Resource Market
  • Platform for the Economic Development Fund
  • Increased prosperity, Sector wide
  • Emergence of a interwoven, interplanetary trade network



Introduction:

Deputy Governor Nathaniel Eximius of the Episolon Izari System after a time of continued economic prosperity offers this document for your consideration. The construction of a Major, Commercially orientated Starbase in the Pel Aurora Sector. The first of it's kind and through it will all denizens of the Sector experience not only an increase in wealth and interconnection with their fellow denizens but also see their living standard rise along with the future of their children.

Not to mention the prestige it would bring to both the founders, the participants and the Pel Aurora Sector. Think of the Wealth. The betterment that all will experience with the very presence of the PACT Starbase. It will facilitate in all matters economical, mercantile and business. Through a centralized hub for these activities all revenues relating it its devoted subjects can only improve. Relations between neighbors will deepen and potential friends shall be found even if from opposite corners of our Great Sector. This and more will Project PACT bring us.

The summarizing details are written down here for your perusal. Your participation is desired and support asked.



Costs

Industrial Capacity:
80
Energy:
100
Heavy Metal:
200
Ablatives:
50
Atmospherics:
50
         
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Total cost translated into funds:        14,200



Construction Phase:
A noteworthy project such as PACT is not meant to be achieved by a single entity. The same is true for the governance and running of it but before that can be broached we must consider its inception and construction. All Mega Conglomerations, Colonies and Warlords are called upon to support this Major Project and chip in. To fund, to provide resources and see our first Major Project a success.

Our sector contains the following entities officially invited to partake in this construction.

4 Mega Conglomerates
Goods worth 1,000      = 4,000 Funds

10 Colonies
Goods worth 500          = 5,000 Funds

10 Warlords
Goods worth 0              = 0 Funds
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                                    = 9,000 Funds

The remaining 5,200 funds is to be provided by Founding members surpassing the stipulation listed here above. Keep in mind that 500 Funds in resources is the equivalent of  ~10 Ablatives.



Commitment

Participants that aid in the realization of PACT will gain Founding membership. This entails the simple fact that they gain Voting rights straight away. Voting rights are linked to Commitments though. As long as these Commitments are fulfilled, voting rights are granted.

* Commitments as described below are expected either on a permanent basis or on a per turn basis.

Mega Conglomerates (4)
+ 1 Heavy Frigate (guard/patrol)
+ 5,000 soldiers (security)
+ 200 funds / turn (E.D.F.)
! Non-founding members can gain voting rights a.k.a. full membership via a onetime 200% funds commitment of 400 funds after which regular 100% commitment is required.

Colonies (10)
+ 2,000 soldiers (security)
+ 100 funds / turn (E.D.F.)
! Non-founding members can gain voting rights a.k.a. full membership via a onetime 200% funds commitment of 200 funds after which regular 100% commitment is required.

Warlords (10)
+ 50 funds / turn (E.D.F.)
! Non-founding members gain voting rights after completing their commitment for 1 turn, second turn of achieving their commitment they gain voting rights.

E.D.F.
Funds are to be collected in the E.D.F. short for Economic Development Fund. The purse from which Proposal will be funded and voted on by PACT members.

Security forces:
Are to be stationed at the PACT Starbase and maintain order as a garrison force. In the case of Starships they are to guarantee a safe zone around the PACT Starbase.



Governance


P.A.C.T. Directorate

The PACT Directorate is headed by an elected official called the “Chairman of the Board”. This official holds the priviledge of deciding which Proposals and Issues get put up for a vote. He or she enjoys a 2 term (turn) term. After which elections are held. Votes are cast via Turn Orders and to be publicized via Global Report.

T1 Election - T1 + T2 term / T3 election - T3 + T4 term / etc.

+ Elected position which is in office for 2 turns after which elections are held;
+ Any PACT member is eligible for the Chairman position;
+ No consecutive terms. Each term has to have a different Chairman from the previous term;
+ It is the prerogative of the Chairman to call votes on Proposals or Issues;
+ The Chairman’s vote is increased to 5 for the duration of their Term.

* In essence it is a Decision Making Unit of Peers. Under the guidance of a Chairman acting as a mouthpiece and benign regulator.

Votes pass on Absolute Majority Vote by 1.

PACT members
+ Vote on Proposals and/or Issues as called by the current Chairman of the Board.
+ Elect a Chairman after each term of 2 turns via Turn Order submission.

Membership only lasts when Commitments are fulfilled. Hence if commitments are not fulfilled, in turn order votes are discarded from the tally.

* Membership is furthermore terminated in the case of hostilities committed against PACT as an entity or its Passed Proposals obstructed. In either case a 500 Fund penalty is put on the offending Ex-member which when paid will be eligible for membership once more. Said penalty is to be added to the E.D.F.

Proposals

  • Proposals are aimed at allocating E.D.F. (Economic Development Fund) Funds
  • Issues are anything not relating to the E.D.F. that calls for a vote by PACT members

Vote / Commitment

Mega Conglomerates (4)
+ 4 Votes each
+200 Funds / turn (E.D.F.)

Colonies (10)
+ 3 Votes each
+ 100 funds / turn (E.D.F.)

Warlords (10)
+ 2 Votes each
+ 50 funds / turn (E.D.F.)

Culmination / Distribution of Votes & Funds

Mega Conglomerates (4)
+ 16 Votes
+800 Funds / turn (E.D.F.)

Colonies (10)
+ 30 Votes
+ 1,000 funds / turn (E.D.F.)

Warlords (10)
+ 20 Votes
+ 500 funds / turn (E.D.F.)

  • Total max votes possible: 66
  • Total max funds possible: 2,300



PACT FACILITIES

  • Sector spanning market for resources and commodities at a central location. (meaning fewer transportation costs)
  • Low cost housing and basing for business, traders and mercantilist ventures.
  • Seat of the PACT Directorate.
  • Sector spanning Stock exchange, one for each planet and combining them into a centralized PACT Stock Exchange.
  • Center for Economic Prosperity and an Incubator for Entrepreneurship. 



PACT ORDINANCES

To be added.

A list of Ordinances as guiding principle and a red line along which to plot the galactic course of PACT and its membership.



IN CLOSING

For a modest, one time investment of 1,000 for Mega Corporation, 500 for Colonies funds or equivalent in resources as best displayed in the Cost segment of this document you can become a Founding member of PACT.

The first Starbase in the Pel Aurora Sector. To stand tall as a Pillar of Prosperity holding up the roof of civilization. With strong trading relations we become a closer community that spans systems and stars far and wide. Trade and commerce has been and is a proven foundation for peace, for development and ever increasing wealth. Progress has brought us here and with the hammer made of will and ability we hammer the red hot iron of opportunity.

Denizens of Pel Aurora, I call you to take opportunity and forge our future.

Signed,

Nathaniel Eximius
Planetary Governor of Epsilon Izari






There she is guys and gals! Discuss and lets make some great stuff happen in the Serva BoP! Thanks to Pixel and Ejnomad for hosting this awesome game.

p.s. s'cuse any spelling or grammatical errors I made, they are entirely mine and i should feel bad. I know, I do haha. Thanks.
 

CryoNomad

Llandy was here
Grandmaster Knight
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Greetings Citizens and Nathaniel Eximius!

This is Shiri Appleby personal assistant to the InTran Director. I was told to drop this little message stating he has reviewed your space station plans and he wanted me to tell you that he's taken up an interest in this little project and if the 9,000 funds can be raised InTran will opt to sponsor this project and provide the additional 1,700 funds needed to see this project realized. Nathaniel Eximius please leave your contact details with InTran Support who will happily forward them to me and we can hash out what an InTran sponsorship gives the both of us. Happy Fundraising!

 
Dracona colony, while generally supportive of the PACT project, has a few aspects it wishes to have clarified.

Military: Ignoring the fact that the facility will house at minimum 40,000 soldiers (Of which I believe a half measure would be acceptable for its' founding), why is it that only four space-faring are deemed the necessary amount to defend such an important outpost?  I believe a larger fleet is required, rather than extensive ground patrols, unless the base has defensive equipment that you have neglected to mention in the proposal.

Civillian: Aside from the aforementioned 40,000 troops, how large of a civilian population is required for this endeavor.  And where do you expect them to come from?  And to top off the questions of population, who and how is this base to support itself with basic necessities?  I assume the E.D.F. funds go to purchasing these essentials, but surely there must be a better way. Should prices take a turn for the worse, the base could face extreme hardship, leading to further destabilization of the market.  Already certain colonies are having difficulties acquiring these essentials for themselves, how do you propose we alleviate the current burden on resources?

 

Feragorn

Marquis
M&BWBNW
I'm still not sure how this benefits independent captains. We'd be spending money to support something that we have no other interest in.
 

Pixel

Archduke
(I'd like to suggest that, going with what Grim said with the 'defensive equipment' thing, that a starbase would benefit from a fleet of Drones to patrol around it among other things. I can lump in the drones with the construction cost though, since 'we' as characters here would consider it a given that a starbase would have them. You guys could contribute extra drones though, if you want.)
 

MaHuD

Section Moderator
WBM&BNWWF&SVC
I pledge my full support for this if Xenos are forbidden to walk freely on the station.
A fleet of drones is certainly very effective, I can gift a few drones to this effort. I have more suggestions for defenses, also one's that deal with the lack of ships. I will sent those in private for discussion.
 
The colony of Rho Aquilae I-I will gladly pledge its full support to this project. We will likely be able to provide the station with most of the necessary ablatives and atmospherics required for construction.
 

Leoven

Sergeant at Arms
Grimmend said:
Dracona colony:

Military:
1) 40,000 soldiers (a half measure would be acceptable for its' founding),
2) why is it that only four space-faring are deemed the necessary amount to defend such an important outpost? I believe a larger fleet is required. unless the base has defensive equipment that you have neglected to mention in the proposal.

Civillian:
3) how large of a civilian population is required for this endeavor. 
3.1) And where do you expect them to come from?
4) who and how is this base to support itself with basic necessities?  I assume the E.D.F. funds go to purchasing these essentials, but surely there must be a better way.
5) Should prices take a turn for the worse, the base could face extreme hardship, leading to further destabilization of the market.  Already certain colonies are having difficulties acquiring these essentials for themselves, how do you propose we alleviate the current burden on resources?


All good and fair question. I shall attempt to answer them and I hope you will excuse my redressing your words as to create a numbered list. For the sake of easy address.

1) 40,000 soldiers (a half measure would be acceptable for its' founding)
2) why is it that only four space-faring are deemed the necessary amount to defend such an important outpost? I believe a larger fleet is required. unless the base has defensive equipment that you have neglected to mention in the proposal.

The current provider of market forces and a nominal center of commerce is currently the Nueluzon system in the form of the Human Domain. They hold and maintain a garrison of some 8 maniples (128,000 soldiers) and 14 star ships.

Now I do not profess to that PACT needs to emulate them and I believe I scaled the requirements of military commitment down to proper size. a third of the ground forces and less than a quarter of the Star ships required. On the other side, the Starbase will of course have its own defensive array in the form of Drone Swarms, Force Fields, armor and other weaponry.

These are to act as deterrents and are definitively not the focus of the Project however. A natural balance of forces deployed by the participants also known as Members of Pact will act as a much stronger bond than military might could create, alone.


3) how large of a civilian population is required for this endeavor. 
3.1)And where do you expect them to come from?

To answer the first question would be challenging but far less than one might expect. Great strides have been made in the fields of automation and whatever population is present will be of the mercantile persuasion before any true ''local'' citizens. That does not take away from the fact that generations will be born on the PACT Starbase and will call it home.

With the gesture already from InTran it would perhaps also feel moved to allow a single Colony Ship through into the Pel Aurora system with as aim to populate the PACT Starbase?

The PACT Starbase would offer habitation, work space and commercial / industrial zoning to companies which will want to house their workforce on the Starbase. This will be a catalyst for demographic expansion. Additionally could all PACT members choose or not, to send populations to the Starbase to develop their own companies and revenue streams.

I myself will be highly motivated to send some 10 to 30 thousand citizens of the Epsilon Izari system to the Starbase for the simple reason that it would be profitable to do so.


4) who and how is this base to support itself with basic necessities?  I assume the E.D.F. funds go to purchasing these essentials, but surely there must be a better way.

Water and Nutrients. Fortunate we live in a time and age where both are no longer spoken of in terms of how much capacity is there but rather how much capacity is desired.

Water is a known, infinite resource. Any of the Ocean world of the Pel Aurora sector could supply whatever water needs are present and on site facilities could recycle infinitely neutralizing demand.

Nutrients is much the same with a few differences. It is true that there are no carbon based resources near or on the Starbase that could be transformed into Nutrients. However, nutrients are mass produced by each of the 4 Mega Conglomerates at virtually no cost. They could all gain from simple trade.

A self-sufficient Starbase like PACT will pay for these foodstuffs via a marginal tax of 5% of all trade revenues. Whatever of this profit is left shall be allocated to the E.D.F. This is one of the Ordinances that I had envisioned but haven't had the time to write down yet.

5) Should prices take a turn for the worse, the base could face extreme hardship, leading to further destabilization of the market.  Already certain colonies are having difficulties acquiring these essentials for themselves, how do you propose we alleviate the current burden on resources?

Colonies that struggle stand to benefit a great deal from the PACT Starbase and associated trade bonus's and passive increase in Sector wide prosperity. Additionally they will be likely investment points for future E.D.F. Proposals. A hefty investment of some ~1500 to 2300 Funds would means a significant chance to see such struggling colonies vastly improved.



Feragorn said:
I'm still not sure how this benefits independent captains. We'd be spending money to support something that we have no other interest in.


  • Direct political influence
  • A central, close, station to drop off goods reducing Dark Matter costs for travel
  • A neutral zone to conduct business
  • A platform to voice your opinions and support proposals that will affect the entire sector or to oppose them
  • Cheap[er] resources with which to repair your ship and general maintenance

This is by no means exhausted but these are some compelling arguments already I believe. Furthermore would it create more job opportunities for Warlords. From cargo runs, protection runs, escorts, pirate hunting.. which may be attracted to all this trade and more I'm sure.



I hope this alleviates some if not all of the concerns raised. It's good that people raise concern for it sharpens the mind to find proper solutions. Joy it brings particularly when those solutions are ingrained in the original plan already. Should any more questions or concerns be raised I'd be more than happy to answer them.



Public Pledges of Support

A BIG thanks to The Colony of Rho Aquilae I for pledging official support for PACT and also for offering such a large amount of resources to the Project!

The same can be said for The Warlord Meri Gaiko. Support that single-handedly energized the entire construction phase of the project!





Goal reached: 7,700 / 14,200

InTran Sponsorship = 1,700 Funds
50 Ablatives = 2750 Funds
50 Atmospherics = 2250 Funds
100 Energy = 1000 Funds



The Pel Aurora Sector is on a fast track to realizing its first Major Project. Are you staying behind or are you gearing up for high-speed development?
 

Kazzan

Count
M&BWBNW
It has been decided amongst the ruling governmental body of New Sol that this PACT does not concern the five key goals that New Sol has set up to achieve and thus shall not be a part of the limited budget of the colony. We wish you success on your endeavors nonetheless.
 

Leoven

Sergeant at Arms
P.A.C.T. UPDATE
Commercial Starbase


With forthcoming pledges, contributions and the latest data cores evaluated I am pleased to report that Project PACT is nearing full funding!




5 / 80 Industrial Capacity
Market Price: 15 Funds

Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

Funds required to cover:
1125

Surplus contributions converted to Funds:
0

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0 / 100 Energy
Market Price: 10 Funds

Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

Funds required to cover:
1000

Surplus contributions converted to Funds:
0

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105 / 200 Heavy Metals
Market Price: 35 Funds

Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

Funds required to cover:
3325

Surplus contributions converted to Funds:
0

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50 / 50 Ablatives
Market Price: 55 Funds

Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

Funds required to cover:
0

Surplus contributions converted to Funds:
825

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50 / 50 Atmospherics
Market Price: 45 Funds

Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

Funds required to cover:
0

Surplus contributions converted to Funds:
0

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1700 Funds - direct investments


Contributors:
Hidden until approval given

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FUNDS REQUIRED TO ACQUIRE RESOURCES:
5450      (1125+3325+1000)

FUNDS AVAILABLE TO PACT:
2525     (2525)
 
FUNDS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PROJECT PACT:
2925      (5000-2525)



Goal Reached:
11,275 / 14,200

That would be 79,40% funding reached.



Progress has arrived a long time ago to Pel's Aurora but soon we will move away from the proverbial Fusion Reactor and install a brand new Anti Matter Reactor. Delivering to all of us the best commercial venture we have every seen grace our Sector. Help us put the final pieces together, today!


 

Leoven

Sergeant at Arms
Due to unfavorable energy conversion rates has a party shifted its pledged energy supply in favor or a more beneficial resource category, being Heavy Metals. 

 

Sushiman70

Marquis
WBM&BWF&SVC
Sushi's Porn Co never supported this from the outset. Your attempt to further yourselves is despicable and you should be ashamed.
 

Leoven

Sergeant at Arms
With the withdrawal of one party has the funding level been decreased slightly with said resources no longer being committed to PACT.

As to the unified response from the 3 Mega Conglomerates I personally find it a sad event but not without a silver lining. If it is their combined effort to see another Major Project arise in the Pel Aurora sector in the form of a Commercial Starbase this is great news!

Should there have been stipulations that were breaking points for any of the Mega Conglomerates in relation to PACT I am more than happy to engage in constructive and positive dialogue. Hereby my open invitation to all of the Mega Conglomerates.

Surely we can all benefit from these developments. Progress lies ahead and we are all looking in the same direction it seems.
 
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