At 1700 local time, the Star & Garter on Lewitt Port was quiet. Bernie, the bartender, was busy restocking the coolers in preparation for the later arrival of pilots belonging to the 8th Dragon Squadron who appeared to have quite an insatiable thirst for all things alcoholic. Bernie’s supplies of Centauri Mega Gin had also become quite low, a favourite among a few select members of said group with a penchant for something a little stronger than the more commonly ordered Gerasian Geuze Beer.
The bartender had served only a few people today and the majority of seats within the establishment were empty. A couple of local traders sat chatting quietly among themselves at the bar nursing their drinks, while in the corner, the best seats in the house, sat five of the 8th Dragon Squadron pilots.
“So. Things are not going well for us right now, are they? said CMDR Walford, shuffling a deck of cards absent mindedly in his hands. “Have you seen today’s public approval ratings, guys?”
“Yes.” said CMDR Starwarker. “Emperor’s Grace are losing ground quickly. After such a magnificent start, this doesnt paint a pretty picture for the 8th in Imperial eyes... Read More
Gleise 900.1 Liberals General Headquarters – Leckie Gateway – Gliese 900.1.
Liberal ambassador Russe Jenker sat alone in the sparse but functional office of Agner Muxx, Chairman of the Gliese 900.1 Liberal group. He fidgeted anxiously in his seat as he awaited the arrival of his superior. The meeting was scheduled for 0830 local time and after arriving a few minutes early, he had been directed to the room by Muxx’s secretary, who offered him a seat and a mug of Azebanian coffee, which, in his nervousness, he had declined. Jenker had been employed as official envoy to the Liberal party for over a decade and had seen many instances of political upheaval during his time. Nothing, however, came close to the events that now ensued in Gliese 900.1 since the arrival of the Imperials. Despite their best efforts in keeping the Empire at bay, four new Imperial factions had arrived in the system over the last three years, the most prominent being the new owners of Lewitt Port, Emperor’s Grace. A recent rise in piracy and illegal activity, poor productivity and mass unemployment throughout the sector had shaken the Liberal party at a foundational level... Read More
In the Star & Garter bar on Fisk Port, the atmosphere was one of celebration in light of the latest local news bulletins. Gold Vision Co, with the help of the 8th Dragon Squadron, had successfully won their long campaign to bring Eta Draconis under the charter of the Alliance of Independent systems. After fifty two days of campaigning and a relatively short civil war with the controlling party, the Union of Eta Draconis Labour, Gold Vision secured control of the major system starport, Swift Terminal. At the bar, the head bartender was having great difficulty keeping drinks supplied to the rowdy, thirsty commanders, thrilled at their victory. In an alcove at the back of the establishment, the plushest seats in the house now nicknamed the ‘Dragons Den’, were filled with pilots sharing drinks, laughs, memories, and were excited about their future in the 8th Dragon Squadron. They had every right to celebrate. It had been a long, occasionally frustrating endeavour and now finally reaping the rewards of their labour was a source of relief.
Commanders Walford, Lightwarrior and several other highly effective, sworn members of the Dragons were light-heartedly discussi... Read More
Welcome, commander, to the home of the 8th Dragon Squadron, the most rag-tag, badly behaved, juiced up and fun-loving bunch of starship pilots this side of the Milky Way.
We are a mercenary group who formed under the employ of President Vidar Vondell of the Eta Draconis Gold Vision Co, and given the task of bringing the system under the Alliance of Independent Systems charter. After our first successful mission, many commanders made the decision to continue working together to forward the military and political interests of various factions throughout populated space. As an independent unit, we bear no allegiance to the Empire, Federation or Alliance, nor do we pledge fealty to any smaller governmental bodies. We are loyal only to ourselves and our current contract. Our motto, ‘Ubi Concordia, Ibi Victoria’ meaning ‘Where there is Unity, there is Victory’, aptly describes the solid foundations on which the group is built.
The 8th Dragon Squadron are a long standing Elite: Dangerous group with a rich history in manipulating the game’s political and economical background simulation... Read More