|The Gree Enclave|
|First Grandmaster||Tomas o`Cuinn|
|Second Grandmaster||Cait Catra|
|Founded||14.350 as Dael'mor|
15.95 (CGT) as GenoHaradan
15.267 (CGT) as the Gree Trade Authority
18.75 (CGT) as the Gree Enclave
|Formed From||Gree Trade Authority on 18.75 (CGT)|
The Gree Enclave, commonly referred to simply as Gree, is the local government of the Gree star system. While the Enclave existed for years prior to a merger with the Gree Trade Authority, it was not until the government and corporation joined together on 18.75 (CGT) that the Gree Enclave gained widespread galactic attention. While the Gree Trade Authority was a massively successful business headquartered in the Gree system, the Enclave itself suffered from incompetent leadership and inadequate funding for years until the corporation's board of directors voted to intervene in the system's affairs. Early in Year 18 (CGT), the Gree Trade Authority folded its core businesses into the Gree Enclave and all but replaced the Enclave's inefficient and inexperienced leadership.
The current Gree Enclave is just a handful of years old, created at the end of Year 14 (CGT) when the Black Sun criminal syndicate's controlling influence in the Gree system was removed. Despite the current Enclave's young age, its history is traced back to the ancient Gree Enclave founded by the (presumed) extinct Gree race and predated the Galactic Republic by what most scholars believe is hundreds of thousands of years. It is not known when the ancient Gree Enclave was originally founded or even ended, but it was approximately Year 35,000 (BCGT) that the Rakatan Infinite Empire expanded its borders and the Enclave began its slow decline through a series of border clashes and eventual war, despite the Enclave predating the Rakatan's by eons. With such an extensive history, the Gree system still contains many artifacts and ancient secrets that the current Gree Enclave spends a fortune actively recovering and researching. The Gree race was famous for creating extremely advanced technology, far beyond what exists in the modern day, but the knowledge to operate and maintain their impressive technology died out with their race. Chief among these achievements were the Gree hypergates, which allowed instant travel between two locations by tunneling through hyperspace. While some of these hypergates exist today, they have not functioned for at least twenty thousand years. The ancient Gree Enclave's influence extended halfway across the galaxy.
Year 14 (and prior)
Long controlled by the Black Sun crime syndicate as their capital system, the Gree system's residents endured a brutal occupation and suppression of their basic sentient rights with executions and extortion a daily ritual. Many citizens were rounded up and sent into forced labor, used extensively in Hyrotii Corporation's various mining operations in the system. Those that were spared physical labor were typically forced into refuge camps, tortured or outright executed. These ruthless conditions and Black Sun's disregard for lives led many Gree civilians to get involved in a resistance movement, organizing terrorist attacks and trying to protect innocents. While ineffective overall, this resistance would eventually find support from the GenoHaradan paramilitary organization in late Year 14 (CGT). Led by Nyarlathotep Alaks and Tomas o`Cuinn, former Black Sun members, the GenoHaradan contracted the Mandalorian clan Dael'mor to provide military assistance during a planned assault of the Gree system. Operating off of intelligence supplied from informants within Black Sun, the criminal syndicate's unmanned defensive emplacements and surprised military forces were quickly overrun and seized on Day 350 of Year 14 (CGT). The combined fleets and soldiers of GenoHaradan and Dael'mor fortified their new defenses to repel the expected counterattack, but Underlord Alexander von Ismay made no attempt to retake Black Sun's capital system. Instead, he named Asation as the new capital system and responded by releasing a news report that stated the Gree system was actually a gift. Later on, Alexander would contradict himself and state that the "gifts" had actually been stolen, declaring a select number of GenoHaradan and Dael'mor members as enemies of Black Sun. The Gree Trade Authority was formed from the remaining resistance members and newly freed citizens, funded by credit reserves and assets seized from Black Sun and intent on rebuilding the once-powerful Gree Enclave.
Without the oppressive hand of Black Sun, the Gree system experienced a political and economical freedom previously unknown to them. The Gree system's government, the Gree Enclave, provided a permanent base of operations for the Authority due to their role in ending Black Sun's tyranny in the star system circa Year 14. To return the favor, the Gree Trade Authority invested billions of credits towards developing the Gree IV gas giant into an ecumenopolis to rival Coruscant, and constructing viable defense infrastructure to defend against future invasion. Dedicated to their new home, the Authority set in motion a series of business deals to ensure that their projects in the Gree system would be the main focus. First, they shipped more than twenty million tons of raw materials into the system for various construction and manufacturing projects. Second, they liquidated some of their major territories over a varying period of time, including their controlling stakes in various star systems throughout the galaxy. Third, they repaired existing defensive space stations seized from Black Sun to protect their investments, along with forming various naval fleets based in Gree for the same purpose. Finally, they developed, manufactured, and deployed planetary shield networks to protect the four planets in the Gree system from orbital bombardment and planetary invasion.
Although Gree sat on a comfortable reserve of seized credits, the need for sustainable operations led to heavy investments into local businesses alongside increased trade with other star systems. In addition, massive construction projects were started to encourage a growth in immigration to the system along with absorbing numerous groups of refugees escaping from the surrounding Black Sun territory. State-of-the-art branches of established intergalactic companies were constructed on Gree IV to promote galactic trade while new local businesses were started to take advantage of the growing opportunities. Taking advantage of the system's natural beauty of its contrasting binary star, credits were poured into improving tourist accommodations and marketing in an effort to draw additional income. By the end of Year 15 (CGT), more than one billion new citizens would call the constantly expanding residential platform cities on Gree IV home.
The beginning of Year 16 (CGT) proved to be lucrative for Gree, as one of their business ventures resulted in the capture of infamous criminal Xakic Jix, brother to Ximaro Jix, former leader of the Dark Star Hellions, and a founding member of the Zann Consortium. The assets of Jix's organization, Alliance Special Operations, were seized and absorbed into Gree's growing coffers. Chief among the seized assets were controlling authority of Loedorvia II and Krmar, both of which were sold for an estimated 2,050,000,000 galactic credits (combined) on the 36th and 43rd days of Year 16 (CGT), respectively. Loedorvia II was sold to Sha`kage, but eventually landed in the hands of Geoff Jackson and CorEx. The world of Krmar was sold to Ralph Maximus, ultimately being acquired by the Trade Federation.
With business booming, the Gree Trade Authority set its sight on expanding its operations and territory; this objective led to the absorption of multiple planets, systems and sectors. The Argovia, Fokask and Manda systems were all gained through a business deal with the Mando'ade, though details of the arrangement have never been disclosed to the public. These additions also meant that the Endocray and Klina sectors became registered domains of the Gree Trade Authority. Elsewhere, the planet of Krmar was quietly purchased and then resold to the Confederacy of Independent Systems for 1,500,000,000 credits, half of the sale amount being pure profit. In the Iego system, a construction project and public relations campaign led to the Diathim accepting the Gree Trade Authority as the primary supporter of their local government, increasing the Authority's galactic influence while diminishing Black Sun's. This was short-lived, however, as the criminal syndicate's underhanded business techniques soon saw the overwhelming subjugation of the Diathim government, with a series of strange disappearances sweeping through the ranks of those known to support the Authority. Cutting unprofitable business ventures, the Authority's holdings in Iego were sold to a trade proxy acting on behalf of Black Sun for 1,500,000,000 galactic credits on the 115th day of Year 16 (CGT), with the entirety of the sale price coming directly from Underlord Alexander von Ismay.
The labor requirement for sustaining the Authority's business operations grew with each new territory, eventually leading to the board of directors giving the Gree Mining Authority (GMA) a green light. Due to the staggering prices of building materials on the various galactic market, the GMA was created to increase the Authority's self-sufficiency and efficiency, lowering its overhead costs and creating additional jobs. With extensive veins of natural resources resting under the surface of every planet, the GMA set itself to safely extracting the materials that became the lifeline of the company's expanding operations.
In Year 17 (CGT), Gree reconnaissance teams discovered the Antmuel and RZ7-6113-23 star systems in the Chopani sector. Perfectly situated as a staging point into the Northern Outer Rim Territories, the systems were intended to serve as a resupply station for Gree and allied forces whilst traveling to or from the Gree system. Due to their strategic location, the sector also served as an advanced listening post for enemy fleet movements. On the 131st day of Year 17 (CGT), the Gree Mining Authority became LodeCorp Mining in an attempt to establish its own brand name. With major bases in the Gree system and Chopani sector, LodeCorp handled all raw material requirements for the conglomerate’s operations and had established contracts with a few nearby star systems regarding their raw material rights.
By the end of Year 17 (CGT), Gree's renewed focus on the Gree system and a much-needed downsizing led to their holdings in the Chopani sector being sold off to The Resistance. Additionally, a new contract with an independent mining corporation led to the closure of LodeCorp Mining, lowering Gree's overhead costs and liabilities. Despite their downsizing, Gree had managed to increase their monthly gross income by more than 800% since moving their headquarters into the Gree system.
Early in Year 18 (CGT), CEO Tomas o`Cuinn leveraged a Gree employment opportunity to lure the notorious Varro Belle to Gree. Belle was the inside man in a Tresario Star Kingdom operation that allowed the capture of over a dozen Krath Dynasty officers, the impounding of a reported two thousand and five hundred restricted starfighters, and the seizure of between twelve and thirty thousand crates of various equipment. Belle personally detained Lazarus Kell, the current Emperor of Krath, during the operation's climax, and stole Kell's prized lightsaber. The Krath Dynasty reported their losses two days later, on 17.262, and subsequently offered a five hundred million credit reward for his capture. Due to the Galactic Alliance and Krath Dynasty desperately wanting to see Varro Belle in cuffs, Tomas offered the criminal employment in the Gree star system, working construction for the Gree Trade Authority. Since Belle was a highly wanted criminal, he was desperate in seeking neutral employment in the mostly lawless Outer Rim Territories - but, as he soon learned, Gree does not conform to the loose standards of law enforcement common throughout the region. After a few weeks of building trust, along with directly profiting from his labor, Tomas led a team of Gree's most experienced soldiers and detained Belle in orbit of the Gree IV gas giant. While Belle chose to fight back against his arrest, he was quickly overpowered by the cybernetic Mandalorian supported by an elite squad of Abyssin troops. A press release was provided to the galaxy on 18.53, less than twelve hours after his capture. Lazarus Kell, who had secured his release from Imperial Union custody and ascended the Krath Dynasty throne as Emperor, was eager to see Belle extradited from Gree to Krath to answer for his crimes. It was Krath's Lord Imperator Talak Kasra that discussed the extradition with Gree and, upon the successful negotiation, travelled to the Gree system to retrieve the prisoner. After the ordeal was finished, Tomas was overheard as stating that Belle's labor was estimated to have increased the Gree Trade Authority's gross monthly income by an approximate ten million credits.
Beginning near the midpoint of Year 15 (CGT) when the Gree Trade Authority was founded and for the three years since then, the Gree IV gas giant was the major investment and development project that consumed the majority of the Authority's resources. Under Black Sun's leadership, the planet had simply served as a mining platform for tibannagas; under the Authority's management, however, the mining operations were greatly expanded with an emphasis on worker safety, mining process improvements, and employee morale. With an extensive investment campaign into the equipment and training for every mine worker, Gree was able to greatly increase the mining operation's size and, with its own investments and the increasing mine profits, extensively develop the system of interlinked platform cities across the gas giant's atmosphere. Gree IV housed barely one million citizens in Year 15 (CGT), but by the 70th day of Year 18 (CGT), more than ten billion individuals would call the gas giant their home - an increase of ten thousand percent! The planet's economy grew with its population and is now one of the largest, healthiest, and safest centers for trade and commerce in the Outer Rim. The success and development of Gree IV also led to the Gree Trade Authority being recognized by the Galaxy as the governing entity of the entire Gree sector, surpassing and replacing the Black Sun criminal syndicate. Only time will tell if the syndicate intends to employ its underhanded and infamous techniques in order to re-seize the public image of control in the sector.
On the 75th day of Year 18 (CGT), the Gree Trade Authority and Gree Enclave announced a merger of operations, combining the corporation and small government into a single entity. The Gree Enclave had been suffering a severe lack of funding and experienced leaders in the years since Black Sun was expelled from the system, while the Gree Trade Authority had completely flourished. With a desire to repay the Enclave for their kindness and hospitality, the Authority's Chief Executive Officer, Tomas o`Cuinn negotiated with the Enclave's First Grandmaster, Sidon Ithano, regarding how they could further assist each other. Eventually, a merging of the two organizations was the negotiation's conclusion and plans were immediately drawn up. The merger went through and was publicly announced on the Galactic News Service on 18.75.
While the main area of operations for the Gree Enclave is the Gree star system, the government also maintains various holdings throughout the galaxy, though information regarding these assets is not typically public. Gree Prime is the capital world of the Enclave; Gree II is a beautiful temperate planet and the private home of the Dael'mor Mandalorian clan; Gree III is a massive gas giant dedicated to Gree's research and design; Gree IV is the primary development project of the Enclave, where profits from a planetwide tibannagas mining operation have funded an enormous network of interlinked platform cities that provide housing and employment for more than ten billion civilians. Vas Field 7 is an asteroid in the Vasuuli system that serves as a remote penal colony for criminals in Gree's custody, along with as a staging point in the Colonies Region for any operations in the Core Worlds or Inner Rim.
- The Sun Will Always Burn (Posted by Alexander von Ismay on Year 14 Day 351)
- Black Sun Trade Ban List
- Ancient Gree Enclave
- Traitors strike from within the Krath (Posted by Ellias Aubec on Year 17 Day 262)
- Gree Press Release: Belles Are Ringing (Hacked by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 18 Day 53)
- Gree Press Release: Rise of the Enclave (Hacked by Tomas o`Cuinn on Year 18 Day 75)