[VPN] Official Venal Prosperity Network thread

Venal Prosperity Network


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Hello IGS

Some of you may recall my previous thread where I talked about a “Small industry initiative” I was undergoing in Venal and updating it as progress developed. Unfortunately I’ve deemed that thread to be outdated, informal and unrepresentative of the scale of operations now. My “small initiative” had become a full fledged project that is incorporating a variety of different Capsuleers who either wish to contribute, or see the value in the project.

I’d like to formally present, The Venal Prosperity Network.

The Venal Prosperity Network is not some Corporation, alliance or coalition. It is a loose organization of Capsuleers and baseliners local to the region of Venal who share an interest in boosting the economic value of the region. I stand more as a spokesman for the group, I’ve chosen not to declare myself as some figure of authority that demands obedience from those Involved. Those apart of the Network are here because they willingly see the potential in the ultimate vision of turning the region into a powerhouse of trade and industry to rival that of the Empires. Undoubtedly a pipe-dream, but a dream nonetheless.

The list of sponsoring and supporting groups goes as follows.

Supporting groups


  • Raata Zaibatsu
  • Hooded Underworld Guys
  • Keven Singdoms Conglomerate
  • Venal Industrial Coalition
  • Plundering Penguins
  • Brootherhood of Spacers
  • United Neopan Federation

Along with “Freelancers” that have become part of the efforts, barring no affiliation to the groups listed above. Given that I don’t (nor want to) place myself as a figure of authority over these groups, I enforce no control over the autonomy of these groups, this they maintain full control over their own affairs and to not have the VPN be some burden to be apart of.

Freelancer Policy


Freelancers are lone Capsuleers and Baseliners who come to the Network without official representation or affiliation of a corporation or

faction. Freelancers gain access to the network, but are guaranteed no diplomatic protection - their relationship with groups involved is entirely in their own hands. That said, a side corporation called the Venal prosperity Agency has been established to house freelancers and be granted some standings with select groups involved, though membership to the agency is and will never be mandatory in order for a Capsuleer or baseliner to obtain Freelancer status.

The benefit of freelancers will be the ability to freely associate as they see fit, while corporations can engage with freelancers at their own discretion, they can and are also encouraged to keep an eye out for potential bodies to add to their own ranks officially

Diplomacy


As mentioned before, the Venal Prosperity Network demands no control over the autonomy and affairs of those willing to involve themselves with the efforts. This is not some pact, alliance or coalition - This if anything, is a vision. A vision that those involved have some amount of faith in that they wanna be apart of the progress.

Given that the network will have something of an open door policy, demanding control over the diplomacy of each group to “blue him” “ or “blue those guys” will become tiresome and repetitive process and will ultimately be an annoying burden for those involved.

Even to my own surprise, such a policy has proven to not make the Network a chaotic mess - I understand that if someone read that, they would assume it’s festival of people killing one another endlessly and no actual cooperation is being done - Though, currently, the reality would be surprising - with groups involved somewhat eagerly cooperating with one another, discussing trade and operating in fleets together here and there. Though, I understand the doubts some may have

The Mission


Before I get ahead of myself any further, allow me to lay out the mission behind the Network. The motto I’ve chosen for the Network is “Bringing Economic and Cultural prosperity to a region overlooked”

Bringing Economic prosperity is done in the manner of Capsuleers coming out here and utilizing the facilities (Or Capsuleers) to produce new goods to supply the region’s rather bare marketplace. Prices for goods currently can be considered criminal by those more familiar with the markets in high-security space., though with the hope of more pilots coming in and producing their own goods and bringing competition to the region, we can lower prices down and make things more affordable out here for everyone.

Economic prosperity will also come in the form of the opening of new citadels, engineering complexes and refineries and planetary colonies, providing more services and jobs for the region. Of course, most of this mostly affects the Capsuleer population - as such, the Network also would like to encourage the opening of new businesses - such as the recently announced Hissi Fit lounge by Lauralite Brezia.

Though i bet those reading can also be curious as to what the hell i mean by “Cultural prosperity”. Well, i do wanna say New Eden has a very large misunderstanding when it comes to the Guristas…Many will screech that they’re nothing more than uncivilized barbarians that need to be eradicated without mercy. And well, having stayed in their space for some time? I can say that couldn’t be farther from the truth - The Guristas hold onto a lot of values and traditions that can be found in the Caldari State, the Network aims to make that vehemently clear to the wider cluster, though doing so could be a very delegate and complicated matter.

At the same time, we are also trying to enrich the “Capsuleer Culture” in these parts by opening a platform for residents of the region to communicate and operate, instead of it being another region of Capsuleer tribes that war with those not apart of their standing list or memes.

Cooperation with the Guristas


Is the logo didn’t make it clear to you already…The Prosperity Network would like to cooperate with the region owners, the Guristas. As it stands right now, the Venal Prosperity Network has not made any official communications with the Guristas outside of submitting research and manufacturing jobs and the occasional security op a pilot takes on.

I do not believe it is wise to start this project and just walk all over the Guristas, using their stations and services and ignoring their presence. They’re the rightful owners though their force projection and already established infrastructure, the Network aims to add on to it, not take it over.

It should be made clear however, that the Network in no way is officially apart of the Guristas or takes orders from them. We are however open to more cooperation so that we can both ensure what’s best for the region at large.

This entire thing is flawed


I’m not gonna drone on and sell some idea that the Network is some perfect project that can’t fail. Admittedly, i’ve never ran a Alliance, Corporation or a simple fluid router channel or fleet. So I’m well aware that those reading will see some glaring flaws in the project that are worrisome. I myself am curious exactly when this whole thing will come crumbling down due to my incompetence or lack of experience, instead of focusing on doubt however, I’ve focused on just what i can do to improve it and sustain it’s lifespan as long as i can.

So everything here? Subject to change or refinement…

Closing Statements


Those that want to get involved are encouraged to contact me in any way they see possible. Before anyone get access to the Network, i’d like to speak with them and build something of a rapport with them before giving them a set of keys.

Any questions, i’ll be here to answer.

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Really happy to see this getting of the ground! I can also confirm that, as a resident, spontaneous collaboration is indeed present here and I’m glad to have part in it. I wish this project nothing but sucess!

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Once again, It’s good to have you aboard pilot, can always use more pilots out here making a difference!

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I’m quite glad for the opportunity to have opened the Lounge aboard the Logistics Support in 6NJ. The Grand Opening went much better than I had initially expected, a fair number of capsuleers from various organizations being in attendance. There were not very many baseline individuals present during the majority of the event, as it fell during one of the busier dock and crew rotations, so things were not especially crowded. In the future, the Lounge is open to any and all who wish to visit.

Your work with the VPN is quite wonderful Mr. Yaken, and I hope to see it continue to grow.

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awesome , we need more stuff like this :ok_hand:

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I’m very pleased to hear about the success of your grand opening of the lounge. And I’m happy to have the involvement of the UNF-A in the Prosperity Network. Here’s to continued growth as YC 122 approaches!

Simple, yet i appreciate your encouragement nonetheless.

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Fun little fight the other day saving a friendly rorq, scrambling (out of bed for some of us!) and rushing to the system. Managed to assemble a rag-tag fleet and warped in to fend off the baddies.

Took some losses but managed to save the rorq so op success! Was interesting to see such a mix of people in the fleet coming together to help.

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Thank you for sharing!

Though i think this tale deserves a wee bit more context

A small skirmish broke out after a Network freelancer by the alias ‘Hazal T’ was moving to scoop up an upwell structure of theirs in the system of 92K-H2, using a combat fit Rorqual no less.

Unfortunately for them, an ambush was waiting for them made up of pilots of the alliance Straight for the Sun. They tackled their Rorqual and created a situation that would otherwise seem like another helpless capital ship being pelted by a much larger and well equipped force.

However, thanks to the Network and the will of a few other pilots, this Rorqual would be pulled out of that fire it landed itself in. HAzel T contacted Ackaroth of Plundering Penguins, who reached out to pilots of Hooded Underworld, and they put together on the spot a impromptu recsue team to head out to 92K-H2 and fend off the attackers.

Sustaining losses as Willus said, the defenders managed to atleast complete their objective and save that Rorqual with all souls onboard.

This is a story that i hold quite dear, as it’s a story that gives me faith in this project, that this Network can bring people together to cooperate and communicate and bring prosperity to this region. And i hope more significant moments like this can happen again and keep the vision alive.

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The opening of this ‘Hypernet Relay’ presents some very interesting opportunities to move some products out here. I’ve taken the liberty of putting up some orders to get the ball moving, the Worms and Gila are my orders - Incredible piece of technology well worth their costs, but thanks to the Hypernet? That value can be anyone’s for a fraction of the price!

I will see about maintaining even more orders in the near future and establish a raffle scene out in these parts…The Guristas do like their gambling.

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The Hypenet is proving to have alot of potential, as such I’m going to capitalize on it to help boost the efforts out here.

Having moved a total of twenty Worms using the Hypernet, i will be now moving onto lower tier and cheaper goods to put up for raffling, Destroyers, Tayras, and Ventures for right now. All prices are based off the current local prices out here in 6NJ8-V.

This, i hope encourages more people to come out to these parts, maybe look on the market for some fittings for their new hulls.

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