For a very long time now, and particularly highlighted during the Liberation Day situation and the liberation of over a million slaves from a certain clown, there’s been several significant problems getting in the way of effective and safe liberation, treatment and transport of slaves from the Empire. These problems have included, but are not limited to things like finding safe housing and treatment facilities for those abused and broken by the Empire’s cruel treatment of men, women and children. Things like simply processing them for identities, bloodlines, origins and belonging. Are they Amarr, Minmatar or other? Are they generational, or are they one of those the Empire brutally and violently tear from peaceful lives in other nations? Things like treating their Vitoxin infections, identifying Vitoc mixtures and more. Complicating all of these significantly, is that safe and civilized space treats these people as contraband, in a misguided effort to avoid the practice being pursued in their nations, yet only making the extraction and liberation of them vastly more difficult.
In order to render some of these problems easier to handle, Kyn’aldrnari is proud to present the Sarum Prime Slave Liberation, Treatment and Processing center to the denizens of New Eden. Standing outside of the law, freelancer capsuleers have the ability to largely ignore entities like the Ministry of Internal Order, the Walnut Smuggler Task Forces and so on. In this case, we have now set up - and heavily armed - a Fortizar class Citadel in relative orbit with the Mekhios Graveyard on its front porch. One of the symbols of what sacrifices the Matari are willing to endure to free those who reach up to us with pleading eyes and yearning hearts.
The Primary Purpose:
This Fortizar will be equipped with the medical facilities required to treat and aid any number of liberated slaves, both for their physical, spiritual and mental injuries and ailments. It will provide housing and care for both the staff and crews that provide these services, as well as the liberated for as long as is required to treat them and make them safe for themselves, and ready for transport to civilized space. It is also equipped with very sizable hangar bays for any and all capsuleer organizations and individuals friendly to this purpose. The location itself has been chosen as it is within Jump Freighter jumprange of several terminus points within civilized space, including one very close to the heartlands of the Matari. Any who seek to bring our people home, be it through the Staircase, the Network or otherwise, will be able to use this location as a safe exit point from the Empire.
This will not however, be a freeport. This is the home space of those who would do anything in their power to harm or destroy those who yearn for freedom. It orbits above the homeworld of the Empress who once murdered children for the crime of having been freed. There are far too many of those who simply seek enslavement and torment upon our people here, and so docking access will be restricted to proven entities initially, and access only expanded over time when necessary. The current access list’s members will not be disclosed by us, but any who do have access are of course free to make this known if they so wish.
The Secondary Purpose:
Some who know me will know I’ve spent roughly the last seven years trying to find a viable path towards further Insorum Research Projects. Having obtained Insorum Ingredients years ago, and having been sending out feelers towards scientifically minded capsuleers ever since, this project has always hinged on a few things that have always failed to materialize.
Sufficient bio-engineering expertise and data to truly be able to study and understand Insorum to the point where it can be properly manipulated by capsuleers and our facilities, and a location suitable for this work. Over the years, various interested parties have been trying to get these Insorum Components for their research, but it’s always been various pirate entities - Veto as an example - or other undesirables. Now, during the 614 days as a mercenary, I finally gained access to Coreli bio-engineering databases. A fantastic payment, and unrivaled resource for mercenary services rendered out in the outer regions.
The goal and desire here, would be to find a way to safely and consistently manufacture safe and stable Insorum, essentially rendering Vitoxin worthless. One of the greatest tools of the vile Empire’s slavers, forcing a life-long vitoc addiction, would be excised from New Eden permanently. In addition, we might finally be getting answers as to why all the efforts of the past in this regard hasn’t been turned public yet.
Of course, it might also prove to be a gargantuan waste of our time, and the last six years of my life. What outcome this will have is quite the unknown, but even the most infinitesimal chance of eradicating vitoxin abuse in New Eden is well worth the risk of failure.
In conclusion, Project Mekhios is now up and running after a very long time on the drawing board. The initial influx of men, women and children are counted in almost a dozen freighter-loads, and will be given their very first taste of stability, safety and hope. Over the following months, they will be treated. They will be interviewed and comforted, sorted by where they belong and be given a new life. Free and proud.
In addition, we would also like to call upon the authorities particularly in the Republic but in some cases the Federation and State too, to provide a means for capsuleers to aid these liberated people to get legal status and identification, allowing for far simpler and less hazardous transport to our home worlds. These poor men and women being considered ‘contraband’ by the customs and police forces of civilized nations make the final legs on their journey truly nightmarish. While I have no doubt that Electus Matari’s fine and experienced pilots can maneuver them past these regulation blinded fools, it is quite simply a nonsensical added burden upon these people. There are others who are registered as “freed slaves” and can be transported home. Some means of giving these people the same classification would be a true boon to civilization all across New Eden.
Mizhara Del’thul, of the Shifting Snows