M’mkay. Saisa Summit, pleasure to step into the light and make all of yours acquaintances at this time.
I represent the financial and logistical interests of the Bosena Accords, a name some of you may be familiar with. In essence, I both provide personal funding and secure new revenue and credit streams to support the administration of the largest warclone trade union in New Eden. Recently, I’ve uncovered a bit of a marketing anomaly that I think it best I address publically and very vocally for a few reasons.
During the war of planetary conquest standard warclone copies were traditionally valued by Genolution for around 100k ISK /clone. Costs varied based on production and demand, sometimes as high as 500-600k ISK per clone at the height of the warlord era from Molden Heath. The end of the war of planetary conquest in Molden Heath however, along with rising costs of biomass, greatly destabilized the warclone market. The cost of additional clones became prohibitively expensive and many independent warclone clans were forced to close their businesses in favor of joining larger empire affiliated private military contractors. Since then, the rise of alpha clone technology and low-cost cloning services provided to independent warclone clans has helped to stabilize that market albeit in a very fragile ecosystem.
A very fragile ecosystem.
Earlier today with the Blood Raider Covenants Crimson Harvest campaign it was announced that they would provide one million ISK for warclone bodies recovered from Sacred Flame mercenary company sites. I won’t dodder over warclone blanks being traded like livestock for ritualistic purposes. The Sacred Flame, while warclones, are an ideologically driven monastic order with no ties to the Bosena Accords and there’s no moral qualms about the Blood Raiders utilizing soulless empty vessels for their religious ceremonies. As someone that’s studied Sani Sabik doctrine myself I can at the very least have an appreciation for their use of our bodies as painless blood-bags rather than preying on baseliners.
No, the issue I have is the speculative market. See, with Sacred Flame sites being cracked left and right by enterprising capsuleers we saw a whole new market build up from people with no concept of their value attempting to dictate costs. Initially this worked out very well for us. The floor price of warclone blanks was lower than could be produced at cost, which drove me and our associates to buy out the local market in the Forge. From there, the market saw a clear demand and prices began to wind up over the course of the day.
Effectively, we created our own speculative market rush that caused market prices to continuously surge upwards based on nothing more than the stellar upward market trend. Before the end of the day, we began seeing clone banks selling for more than the Blood Raider’s buy-back cost of 1 million ISK. This was made worse by the recent announcements of the RSS and FIO announcing the creation of their own dedicated anti-warclone units modeled after SARO Red Troop creating a tide of panic buying that has depleted the market.
I would like to take this time to remind the capsuleer community that these are effectively to every capsuleer not involved in warclone operations just one million ISK vouchers that can be redeemed at Blood Raiders facilities in a difficult to access region of nullsec for a limited time. Selling higher than their face value. You see the problem here. Our operations have been disrupted as what is essentially a marketing glitch, and I intend to knock the market back to manageable levels.
You lot are making my job infinitely harder, and the warclone industry is hurting as a result. For my own sanity and your own convenience I pray that the invisible hand of the free market correct itself promptly before it causes further issues. In the meantime, the Bosena Accords and our constituent clans will continue to offer fair value for these blanks well past the Crimson Harvest into the future for any intrepid collectors willing to help the cause.