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A leader in weaponry manufacture

 

Xenith Industries

 

Xenith industries is the best weapons manufacturer in the galaxy, they make anything from missiles and bombs to concealed weapons and grenades, they also supply several mining companies with the explosives they need. Xenith was originally created in the year 3000 and has survived to the present day. Along the way they have participated in some of the most ambitious and costly weaponry projects including the race to make plasma stable and (unofficially) creating most of the ship Typhoon. The products they create are one of the highest qualities that you can buy, they are also extremely expensive. The metal required to make these products comes from a small moon that they have set p a mining base on, several other companies have also set up bases and are trying to take Xenith's land. Because Xenith is a weapons manufacturer the other companies generally are careful around them, but lately they have been getting more and more daring. The weaponry and ships they produce all carry the Xenith logo, a quarter moon with a red X.



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Typhoon By: Nafar ( Items ) SpaceShips - Campaign Defining

Some stories call it the first real warship, others just Typhoon. But they all agree on one thing, the ship is one of the most elite in the galaxy.

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Xenith Grenades By: Nafar ( Items ) Ranged Weapons - Combat

A general list of the types of grenades Xenith Manufactors.

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Voted Siren no Orakio
June 2, 2010, 0:56
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A good start, but it's a name, a logo, and we know it's partially vertically integrated... but it doesn't tell us much. Let's ask the questions that can make it better. Not all of them need answered, but they're just ideas of how to flesh this out.

Like an NPC, a major corporation has a certain style, and for lack of a better word, personality. Is it forthright and ethical in its dealings, or will it cut corners and lie for a buck? Is it relatively green, greenwashed, or does it not care? It is an arms company - Who is reliant on it for arms? Does it sell primarily to armies? Does it sell on the grey market, to questionable persons? Is it forbidden from doing business anywhere?Does it have a massive skunkworks hidden somewhere, or does it mostly refine and perfect things that come out of a military lab? They have some sort of R&D somewhere, but how deeply can they keep it under wraps? How much corporate espionage does it partake in? Do they have any massive competitors? Do they tend to buy little companies for single technologies? Are they an important employer in some region? Are the workers rewarded and loyal, or disgruntled and ready for a buy-off? Do they often get protested? Is there a legion of fanatics that love the product that does hit the personal market?

Who is important on the board? Who actually calls the shots? How is it related to other corporations through the board? Have any of the major players hit scandal lately? Has this cost it anything? Does it have freely traded stock? Is it tracking the market, does it tend to do unusually well, or unusually poorly? Has it had any spikes or crashes lately?
Voted Scrasamax
June 2, 2010, 9:19
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I have to second what Siren said, as it is we have a visual and the grandiose claim that everything they make is expensive and teh best
Voted Kassy
June 7, 2010, 5:00
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Hmm

Very general, I think this needs to be fleshed out.

Maybe put it "In Work" until then ?

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Voted Silveressa
January 9, 2011, 3:10
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A good stub, but needs some more fleshing out as Siren already said.

One area I am most curious about is the origins behind the company, how did it first come into being and what was the creator like? Does it have an over all legacy or reputation the current owner/s are trying to live up to?

Also, what are some of it's primary competitors like? Do they engage in industrial espionage to any extent? Are they above selling prototypes on the black market for "field testing" and to turn a fast profit?

Tossing this into the advice requested area and giving it an overhaul/expansion could turn it into a solid useful piece for any sci-fi setting.

Voted axlerowes
May 27, 2011, 8:24
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Everything Siren said.

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       By: Monument

THE COVEN
When the characters approach a clearing in the forest, they will see 4 ogres who are guarding, and preventing from escape, 4 human males, and 3 human females. The ogres will see the party and leap to attack. The females will scream "OUR SAVIORS!!" and run screaming straight across the currently forming battlefield, in between ogres and party members, to hide behind the rearmost party members. They will be safe there. The males will try to skirt the battle to the north side to join the women.

To the south, giants will be hiding in the thick underbrush until the party has engaged the ogres and then attack the most opportune target EXCEPT the ones that the females are next to.

It should be noted that the female commoners are not female commoners at all, nor are the male commoners actually male commoners. The female commoners are the hags, who have polymorphed themselves as the commoners in their stewpot to escape detection. The males skirting the battle are actually MORE ogres, the hags were in the process of polymorphing ALL the ogres into regular humans for ambush purposes. The REAL commoners are already dead, having found their way into the coven's cauldron for dinner.

The hags (the women) will position themselves near to any spellcasters in the rear first, and then near anyone else in the back of the fight. The ogres (the men) will wait until the hags shift form, and then attack first the rear folks, then shift into the melee.

It is possible that the characters, as they approach the ogres, will notice the giants in the bush, and be able to warn the others of the ambush.

GAME NOTES: If you sell the screaming women correctly, they will not even be suspected until it is too late. Therein lay the problem. This encounter is ESPECIALLY deadly to the rear eschelon of the party. It is entirely possible that the hags will finish off half the party before they even realize they have been duped. Caution is required if the game master wishes to avoid a TPK(total party kill).

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