Established in YE 40, Galactic Horizon is a small independent business that specialises in creating designs for technology including weapons, vehicles, digital systems and suits and is not limited to military tech. Being small, Horizon relies on corporate giants for manufacturing prototypes and demo models for its clients and in return can offer its designs and services for a trade price discount.
Galactic Horizon created in YE 40 was designed to be an outlet for creative minds by CEO Riccard Black, he wished to gather a group of people as passionate about technological design as he is and have them work on projects together. The business operates primarily on the design and sale of technological blueprints for many areas, this includes both militaristic and civilian uses which helps to increase their capacity for work, as well as providing employees with a variety of options not solely limited to one area of technology.
“With a new day comes a new idea, and with that a new horizon.”
A small 4 floor office building with pentagonal shape, ground floor consists of reception and relation services, second floor consists of initial design team and system code team, third floor consists of secondary design team and post design team, fourth floor consists of the management offices and conference room.
It’s run by CEO Riccard Black and was purchased after the business was approved independent operation from within S6 space, on the condition they are transparent with Section 6 and cooperate with any of their requests and have restrictions imposed on security personnel.
Minor Production Facility: Funded and built in early YE 40 to accommodate the newly created Sonic Suppression Rifle (SSR) and provide independent production ability for Horizon. The facility consists of one building and is lightly staffed without having to function 24/7, the staff consists of some new fabrication specialists and various old employees.
Macro/Micro Production Facility: Built by Horizon in mid YE 40 in preparation for a specific project as well as setting up the corporation for the future, the Macro/Micro facility specialises in developing the biggest and smallest tech Horizon offers with large fabrication bays for vehicles such as the Redback. In the second wing however many small labs house the precision equipment used to make the tiny internal components and for future development of nano technology.
Indoor Environmental Simulation Chamber: Built by Horizon in mid YE 40 to accompany its new production facilities, the advanced simulation chamber acts as the first test zone before live outdoor tests of weapons, vehicles and utility equipment alike. It contains the means to simulate space, deep sea and various atmospheric pressures as well as being outfitted with several of the Horizon weapons to test munition resistance on items expected to be used in combat situations.
Personnel Recreational and Residence Village: Built by Horizon in mid YE 40 to accommodate for the extra staff hired on with the recent announcement of the Horizon Expeditionary Force and the construction of the new production and testing buildings which require more security and manpower to run the equipment.
Initial Design Team: Consisting mainly of graphic designers the Initial Design team draws up plans for devices, vehicles, suits and other physical technology in concept and detailed sketches showing rough sizing and dimensions.
Secondary Design Team: Consisting mainly of engineers and theoretical science researchers, the Secondary Design team is responsible for checking and validating the probability of Initial Designs.
Post Design Team: Consisting mainly of fabrication and production specialists the Post Design team performs the final check of physical products and creates lists to accompany the design sheets for clients that includes material requirements, estimated production time and special notes concerning the product.
System Code Team: Consisting of Programmers and system designers the System Code team designs, writes and tests all the digital systems for horizon equipment and contract orders and often work with the Initial Design team to create the UI for each program.
Security Force: With the ever expanding complex now attracting more attention from the new customers it serves, Horizon hired and trained its own security force for constant defense of the premises when its allies may not arrive in time. While a well funded and organized attack on Horizon is very unlikely with its current reputation the planet is home to many raiders and criminals who may seek to benefit from theft or vandalism.
With the addition of production facilities and more hands on labs and equipment, the staff has increased however the structure remains the same with many of the specialists having double roles and helping out in the production stage as well as design.
List of the current products offered by Horizon including their type, name, description and price for ease of access when browsing the stock.
|Weapon (Handheld)||Sonic Suppression Rifle||A sonic rifle that uses sound waves of varying pitch and decibel to incapacitate targets||1 250KS|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon Energy Cores||The standard power source for many GH products||100-250KS|
|Weapon (Starship)||Orbit Jumper Missile System||Starship grade missile launcher, suited to fighters and smaller attack craft||6 000KS|
|Ammo||GH Mini Missile||Munitions for use in the Orbit Jumper, both AP and HE variants||500-800KS|
|Weapon (Starship)||Shooting Star Machine Gun||An automatic cannon suited for fighters and small attack craft that uses flak style ammo, more to be added||8 000KS|
|Ammo||GH Flak Round||Flak ammo for the Shooting Star, has standard and tracer rounds||50-75KS|
|Weapon (Handheld)||Rock Salt Home Defence Rifle||A cheap and simple gauss rifle for home defence||150ks|
|Ammo||Orb Shot||Ammo for the Rock Salt rifle, several variants increasing in damage||60-160ks|
|Weapon (Handheld)||Sport Shot 7.62||Basic rifle for civilian consumption, good for personal defence and hunting or target shooting||250KS|
|Weapon (Heavy)||Gauss Rod-Rifle||An anti-armour gauss chaingun intended for use with strength-enhancing power armour||1 000ks|
|Ammo||Staballoy Rods||Munitions for the GRR||200ks|
|Weapon (Starship)||Albatross Anti Starship Laser Array||A laser beam weapon designed to be used with larger mecha and starships||5 000ks|
|Weapon (Heavy)||Hyper-Shift Rotary Chaingun||A chaingun that fires either laser or kinetic rounds, for use with heavy PA or mounted to a vehicle or structure||5 000KS|
|Ammo||GH Hyper Rounds||Both kinetic and laser variants of the hyper ammunition for the Hyper-Shift||1 000-2 000KS|
|Weapon (Power Armour)||Sonic Defender Gauntlet||A gauntlet weapon designed to replace an existing gauntlet of a suit of power armour, primarily used as a last resort||1 500KS|
|Utility (Wearable)||Cold Climate Suit||A mid-grade suite designed to regulate the users temperature in cold conditions, not suitable as combat armour||150KS|
|Utility (Wearable)||Arid Climate Suit||A suit of body armour with an internal cooling loop||150ks|
|Utility (Autonomous)||Basketball Drone||A small, smart basketball that returns to the user after each shot to assist with training||50KS|
|Utility (Communications)||Handsfree Communications Collar||Throat worn comms device, utilises laryngophone technology to provide clear communication||150KS|
|Utility (Component)||Aurora Synaptic Controller Interface||A widely available synaptic controller interface that is easily integrated into most other equipment||50ks|
|Utility (Weight Bearing Harness)||Porter Pack||A simple backpack rig for hauling objects the old fashioned way||50ks|
|Utility (Component)||Multifunction Optical/Audio Sensory Suite||A widely available optical sensor that is easily integrated into most other equipment||50ks|
|Utility (Component)||Sensory Smart Coating||Stealth coating designed to hide personnel sized equipment and objects from various sensory detection methods||75KS|
|Utility (Respiration Kit)||External Respiration Kit||A simple yet high quality respiration kit||Price varies|
|Medical (Drug)||MultiMendFoam||A multipurpose medical gel that hardens to foam.||Price varies|
|Armour (Situational)||Adrenaline Utility Gear||A set of helmet, pack, gauntlets, greaves and crossbow designed to assist users in environmental challenges||1 000KS|
|Power Armour (non-combat)||Orbital Reentry Carapace||A utility style powered suit useful against the elements and in tough conditions inside and out of atmosphere, can survive some combat but is not designed exclusively for fighting||2 500KS|
|Defensive (Deployable)||Pridwen Deployable Cover||A portable insta-cover device that can be used in street riots, freak weather and combat alike||1 000KS|
|Defensive (Deployable)||Bubble Blower Grenade||A portable insta-shield device that can be used in combat and other dangerous events||500KS|
|Armour (Lightweight)||Armoured Racing Suit||A lightweight suit designed to protect the wearer in case they are involved in a vehicular accident||250ks|
|Armour (Helmet)||FourSight Helm||A sturdy, multi-function helmet with enhanced optical and communication capabilities||500ks|
|Armour (Powered Armour)||Enhanced Movement Armour||A lightweight and relatively cheap suit of power armour designed to enhance the mobility of the wearer||1 750ks|
|Armour (Stealth)||Photon Stealth Armour||A lightweight combat armour set designed to hide the user in a variety of situations with less armour compensated by stealth and speed.||3 500KS|
|Armour (Base Layer)||Padded Armour Layer||A standalone pressure suit designed to be augmented with various other pieces of gear.||75ks|
|Vehicle (Non-combat)||Redback ATV||A single seating motorcycle style 6 legged scout model vehicle, can also hover and reach high ground-speeds||10 000KS|
|Power Generator||Phoenix Fusion Generator||A fusion generator designed to power medium starships, large ground vehicles and buildings/complexes.||4 000KS|
|Vehicle (Armed Carrier)||URSA Armoured Transport Unit||An armoured fortress on wheels, large enough to hold 30 people, their vehicles and their supplies.||100 000ks|
|Shield (Starship)||Environmental Starship Shield||A shield system designed to protect more form the dangers of space than enemy ships with advanced weapons.||2 500KS|
|Propuslion (Starship)||Cirrostratus Ion-Grid Propulsion Drive||An Ion-grid sublight propulsion system designed for wide use across a variety of ship types and sizes offering fast to medium speeds.||3 000KS|
|FTL (Wormhole)||Falcon Tunnel Drive||The first GH FTL drive, using wormhole technology to open easy to traverse gates between two points in space||4 000KS|
|Vehicle (Multirole Industrious)||Balaena Industrious Platform||A multirole industrious vehicle designed to work with a compliment of additional equipment to choose from.||10 000KS|
|Balaena Module||Squid-Rig Balaena Attachment||A set of mechanical arms designed to assist workers in the field with a variety of potential uses||2 000KS|
|Balaena Module||Sardine Tin Balaena Equipment||An addition to the Balaena allowing it to transport up to 60 people in relative comfort and safety||3 000KS|
|Recreation Activity||Galactic Horizon Laser-Tag||Standard lasertag game with far more advanced technology for the equipment|
|Armour (Recreational)||Eclipse Gear||Body suit and attachable armour pieces, to be used in lasertag only||1 000KS|
|Weapon (Non-lethal)||Starburst IR Assault Rifle||Standard assault rifle style lasertag weapon, good all-rounder||800KS|
|Weapon (Non-lethal)||Supanova IR Shotgun||Shotgun style lasertag weapon, good close quarters||800KS|
|Weapon (Non-lethal)||Singularity IR Sniper Rifle||Sniper rifle style lasertag weapon, good long range||800KS|
|Weapon (Non-lethal)||Solar-Fire IR Sidearm||Pistol style lasertag sidearm, good last resort tool close up||800KS|
|Weapon (Non-lethal)||Event-Horizon IR Minigun||A large, overkill style minigun used for special modes and events in lasertag||800KS|
|AI System||Dawn AI||The first AI developed by GH, designed for use within their equipment and facilities||NFS|
|AI System||Dusk AI||the second AI developed by GH, designed for use within their products and facility's physical systems||NFS|
|Armour (Faceplate)||Custom Model 001 – Bio-Disaster Faceplate||An environmental hazard protection faceplate commissioned for Seinosuke Iemochi||NFS|
|Starship (Drone Fighter)||Custom Model 002 – Rapid Deployment Drone Fighter||An autonomous drone fighter ship designed on commission for Iemochi Innovations & Sales||NFS|
|Utility (Computer system)||Philanthropic USO Tabletop Entertainment Rig||A multi-purpose computer system designed to cater to several needs||NFS|
|Mecha (Combat)||Custom Model 004 - Painite Combat Mech||Multirole, heavily armoured combat mecha designed on commission for Akemi's Umbrella||NFS|
In the closing weeks of YE 39 Riccard and his two children, Kryss and Donvan, along with a small group of his associates created a basic analytical AI they named Project Dawn. Having heard of S6 through various technology developers such as himself, Riccard and his group moved from their homes in Yamatai to 188604 to pursue the group. After several meetings to discuss the advantages of a partnership to provide S6 with a new independent design group and Horizon with the opportunity of a start-up alongside an advanced research group an agreement was reached.
Together Riccard and his group designed and built the company while further developing Project Dawn to assist them in running a business with the limited staff they had. On the day of the new year, Galactic Horizon became an officially recognised entity after the group was approved purchase of an unused office building in Section 6 territory after they were evaluated and approved by S6. In exchange for permission to purchase land and the building and operate their business out of S6 territory, they agreed to be transparent about major digital system breakthroughs including their own AI and other systems, along with cooperating with all S6 requests and having restrictions placed on security personnel numbers.
During the first half of YE 40 Horizon underwent several major expansion efforts to increase their ability as an independent and intergalactic producer as well as physical expansion of the HQ and surrounding complex, the new personnel buildings contain recreational and living spaces to ensure staff are comfortable when on site.
|39||50 000 000KS||50 000 000||Start-up Funds|
|39||35 000 000KS||15 000 000||Purchase of Land and building materials|
|40||25 000 000KS||10 000 000|| Construction of new building
R&D material requisition
|40||21 000 000||4 000 000||Production costs|
|40||22 000 000||1 000 000||Product and Commission sales1)|
|40||20 000 000||2 000 000||Maintenance and R&D costs|
|40||20 500 000||500 000||Product sales2)|
|40||29 500 000||9 000 000||Product Sales3)|
|40||19 500 000||10 000 000||New building construction|
|40||25 500 000||6 000 000||Commission sale4)|