Correct. OTSI can’t defend fuckall, and are the least capable of maintaining citadel operations should external hostilities come along. -KYN- on the other hand has been at war almost perpetually and can ensure operation in spite of external hostilities.
Mmmnot quite. If you look closer it says “Shoot me and we shoot back.”
There’s currently over a million slaves in there. An Astrahus would be destroyed by frothing zealots within the week, an EC is barely defensible and that leaves the Fortizar as the only viable structure that can be expected to stay up and running for the time period in question.
The primary purpose has been explained, and placing it within Republic space would be running counter to that. The secondary research purpose is also something that’ll require time, and thus defensibility.
I really do not see how it’s so much more provocative than the dozens of other sizable structures in the area, unless it’s so very offensive that someone would seek to treat, process and free slaves. In which case, are these people’s opinions worth much?
Anyway, here’s the current situation. The first group of just over a million spirits, along with support crews, medical supplies, vitoc supplies, research personnel and stores of little luxuries, narcotics and cultural comforts have finished transport and the process is now running at a hundred percent. The Insorum Components are also in place, along with a few hundred scientists and researchers, but research facilities are still being set up. Some people have asked how they might help, but thankfully we for the most part have things covered. ISK Donations won’t be necessary for the next few years, nor will the basic supplies (vitoc, antibiotics, etc). What we would accept with great pleasure would be rarer supplies. AIMEDs, particular cultural luxuries, trinkets or baubles from across New Eden used to give those treated tangible connections to hearth and home, or for the Insorum project, pretty much anything related to bio-engineering as this kind of project would be casting very wide nets over a very long time.
In a few days, the operations will be stable enough to be able to expand indefinitely, so we will of course take any and all slaves, refugees or simply lost civilians in need of transportation or treatment. For security purposes, our personnel will come pick them up at location and transport them to the facility, rather than opening the facility to others at this time. This will of course remain a perfectly free service. If anything, in some situations we may even reward your efforts.
I’m sure this won’t stop a lot of people from making a lot of assumptions and claims about this endeavor, but do feel free to ask any question you’d like. The answers may not fit the spun narratives of hurt feefees and such, but they will be given freely and honestly.