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May 27, 2011, 5:52 pm

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Xenith Industries


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
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
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

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

Maybe put it "In Work" until then ?

Voted: 1.5/5
Voted Silveressa
January 9, 2011, 3:10

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

Everything Siren said.


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By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

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