Established in YE 40, Galactic Horizon started as a small independent business that specialised in creating designs for technologies including weapons, vehicles, digital systems and suits and is not limited to military tech. Being small, Horizon had relied on corporate giants for manufacturing prototypes and demo models for its clients and in return had offered its designs and services for a trade price discount.
By late YE 40 the business had grown substantially and was able to produce some of its own products for special orders, in doing this the company also moved beyond simply designing technology in blueprints and now manufactures and tests these designs.
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.
In late YE 40 Horizon began the long process of migrating their entire operation, the first step of this migration was helped along by the cooperation and hospitality of Iemochi Innovations & Sales who housed them for several months. During this time IIS took over construction of all Horizon products while the employees of it worked within the IIS station Avalon.
“With a new day comes a new idea, and with that a new horizon.”
Art done by Quinditty
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.
After moving to Kingdom of Neshaten the Horizon HQ was reinvented from the ground up to allow for easier expansion in the future, a compound was built near the North Pole of Jui'varen II which housed the entire corp. The complex wall is hexagonal in shape and is 500m from one end to the other with the new sprawling mess of buildings easily contained inside, the central building acts as the official HQ standing at 10 floors tall also hexagonal in shape which is connected via protected walkways at ground level to the rest of the complex.
Within the compound walls there is also the residential area outfitted for comfort, the security building for detaining trespassers or attackers as well as housing the majority of defensive weaponry for the compound, several research buildings including a biomedical facility and the indoor environment simulation chamber. All the production facilities are located below ground with personnel access via several elevators and stairwells around the compound and supply and vehicle access via cargo elevators outside the compound walls concealed in the floor, these can also be used to deploy combat vehicles or supplies in the unlikely case of an attack.
The wall of the compound itself is made up of small, removable sections which can be disconnected and moved, allowing for easy expansion of the wall should the need for further expansion above ground arise. Art by TomTC.
A list of the current Horizon facilities located within or below their new HQ
Minor Production Facility: Funded and built in early YE 40 to accommodate the newly created Sonic Suppression Rifle 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. This facility was mimicked in the new HQ location.
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. This facility was mimicked in the new HQ location.
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. This facility was mimicked in the new HQ location.
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. This facility was mimicked in the new HQ location.
Biomedical Research: A new addition to the standard Horizon complex which was added after the company moved to Neshaten territory. Built to allow further research and development of technology in the biotech and biomedical field, the makeshift medical bay was also replaced by these better equipped facilities. This facility was mimicked in the new HQ location.
Underground Hangar: Built during construction of the new HQ in YE41, the underground hangar lies just below the surface of the ice and stone. The floor of the hangar acts as huge cargo lift and can be raised up to ground level when the main hangar doors are opened, doubling as a landing pad.
An extensive guide to the internal structure of Horizon can be found here at the Galactic Horizon Personnel Structure
List of the current products offered by Horizon including their type, name, description and price for ease of access when browsing the stock.
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each publicly available weapon and ammunition types sold by Horizon.
|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)||Galactic Horizon 7.62x51mm Sport Shot Hunting Rifle||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|
|Weapon (Heavy)||Trike Compact Assault Shotgun||A compact assault shotgun capable of firing anti-personnel and anti-armour shells||550ks|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon 12Gauge Shotgun Shells||A variety of shotgun shells||75-150ks|
|Weapon (Power Armour)||The Shank Gauntlet||A simple and relatively low tech telescopic sword gauntlet for use with PA||1 000KS|
|Weapon (Heavy)||BreachaNova Heavy Shotgun||High powered breaching shotgun configured to use 10cm shells||1 250KS|
|Weapon (Power Armour)||FiveR Missile Pod||A five capacity missile mod designed to be mounted to a Power Armour or vehicle||1 500KS|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon Long Range Striker Missile||The strongest missile of class 2, a high yield explosive equipped to fly up to 1500km with +/- 10m accuracy.||2 500KS|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon Tactical Missile||Less focus on explosive power and more on tactical and more on tactical use of fire, smoke and interference.||1 000KS|
|Weapon (Light)||Sonic-Flare Sidearm||A sidearm stun-gun devloped alongside the lasertag variant, designed for use by all manner of security personnel.||1 000KS|
|Weapon||Galactic Horizon 7.7x30mm Recoil Compensating Revolver||A sturdy wheel-gun designed to mitigate as much recoil as possible through non-powered means||400ks|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon 7.7x30mm||A mid-tier caliber designed for heavy sidearms or light rifles||40-50ks|
|Weapon||Galactic Horizon 7.7x15mm Covert Carry Revolver||A smaller “hammerless” revolver designed to be used for concealed carry and self defense purposes||250ks|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon 7.7x15mm||A pistol caliber cartridge with low recoil||40ks|
|Weapon (Hand Held)||Kiwad Ring||A self defense/escape tool packed into the form factor of a ring||300KS|
|Weapon (Heavy)||Dualarity Anti-Armor Rifle||A large anti-mecha rifle designed to be weilded by power armour users or an unarmoured user when prone and braced||4 000ks|
|Weapon (Plasma)||Mekir’ve Variable Plasma Sidearm||A variable output plasma sidearm, the civillian version of the Tokir've||800KS|
|Weapon||Galactic Horizon “Pike” 12 Gauge Hunting Shotgun||Modernization of the classic hunting shotgun design.||450KS|
|Ammo||Galactic Horizon 18x63mm Bighorn||Hard-hitting, large-bore projectile capable of removing a humanoid's torso||500KS|
|Weapon||Galactic Horizon 7.7mm “Legion” Variable Revolver||A simple, variable revolver designed to use the company's entire lineup of 7.7mm munitions.||300KS|
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each publicly available utility items sold by Horizon.
|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|
|Utility (Medical)||MultiMendFoam||A multipurpose medical gel that hardens to foam||Price varies|
|Utility (Nanomachine Fabricator)||Honeycomb Fabricator||A self-contained nanomachine fabrication module that converts energy into mass||1,000ks|
|Utility (component)||Volumetric Display Module||A simple and effective volumetrics projection system capable of both tangible and intangible constructs||350-450ks|
|Utility (fitness)||Physical Exertion Gear||A suit of synthetic muscles that that make your life more difficult but better at the same time||250ks|
|Utility (medical)||Stym||An injector-based stimulant to temporarily overclock the user's biological functions||75ks|
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each publicly available armour or defense product sold by Horizon.
|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 Mobility Armor||A lightweight and relatively cheap suit of power armour designed to enhance the mobility of the wearer||1 750ks1)|
|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||175kS|
|Armour (Smart)||Pellis Intelligent Survival Suit||An adaptive suit of armour that makes use of three Honeycomb Fabricators to alter it's functions||2 500kS|
|Armour (Powered Armour)||Zytone Heavy Combat Armor||A large, powerful power armour designed for use within heavy combat environments, packed with weapons and extras to give pilots an edge in combat||20 000KS|
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each publicly available vehicle and component sold by Horizon.
|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|
|Balaena Module||Grouper Excavator Balaena Equipment||An addition to the Balaena which is used primarily for recon of potential mining sites and for sample collection||6 000KS|
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each publicly available lasertag item sold by Horizon.
|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|
Basic table describing the type, name, basic use and price of each private commission or special product made by Horizon. These items are not for sale and cannot be acquired by a character unless they work for a commissioning entity or contacting SirSkully directly.
|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 OSO Tabletop Entertainment Rig||A multi-purpose computer system designed to cater to several needs.||NFS|
|Starship (Gunship)||Custom Model 003 - Jadeite Class Gunship||An expeditionary gunship class craft designed on commission for Akemi's Umbrella||NFS|
|Mecha (Combat)||Custom Model 004 - Painite Combat Mech||Multirole, heavily armoured combat mecha designed on commission for Akemi's Umbrella||NFS|
|Armour (Helmet)||Custom Model 005A - Skull Bucket||A custom made helmet rated for atmospheric work||NFS|
|Armour (Body)||Custom Model 005B - Battle Corset||A custom made chest rig with a few too many gun holsters||NFS|
|Anti-gravity boots||Custom Model 006 Sky Tracers||A custom made set of lightly armoured boots with gravitic drives in the soles||NFS|
|Material||Skusten||A unique metal found only on Jui'varen II, Galactic Horizon are the sole distributors of this material||Case by case|
|Weapon (Sonic)||Custom Model 007 - Sonic Aggression Turret||A custom riot-control acoustic cannon requested by Kirinov Automotive Servicer and Supplier based on the existing sonic weapons||NFS|
|Armour (Stealth)||Shinobi Active Cloaking Suit, Type 41||A lightly armoured stealth suit designed for use by the Star Army of Yamatai||NFS|
|Armour (Helmet)||Star Army Helmet, Type 41 "Kabuto"||A modular combat helmet designed for use by the Star Army of Yamatai||NFS|
|Utility (Visor)||"Enkei" Visual Enhancement Visor, Type 41||A sensor-enhanced visor designed for use by the Star Army of Yamatai||NFS|
|Weapon (Rifle)||Type 41 Aetheric Heavy Anti-Material Rifle||An aether-based heavy anti material rifle designed for the Star Army of Yamatai||NFS|
|Ammunition||55 x 120 mm Aether-Slugs||Mass-driven aetheric slugs wrapped in an EM-shielding material designed for the Star Army of Yamatai||NFS|
|Starship (Cruiser)||Galactic Horizon's Abyssal Nomad||The one of a kind cruiser designed and fielded exclusively by Horizon||NFS|
|Weapon (Rifle)||Galactic Horizon 7.8x74mm Designated Sharpshooter Rifle||Updated precison rifle for use by Nepleslian forces||NFS|
|Ammunition||Galactic Horizon 7.8x74mm Magnum||Perfected precision munitions in one of Nepleslia's favourite calibers||NFS|
|Mech||Custom Model 008 Khan||A high-performance, custom mech designed for Zeke Rykiel||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.
In late YE 40 (Aug-Sept) Galactic Horizon followed the lead of Section 6 and decided to leave the USO in search of better opportunities. When searching for a new home they could setup in, the idea to contact the Kingdom of Neshaten came from Horizon's own fox Anaska which provided the company with a new home and allowed the girl to visit her family again after months away from home with no contact. Using a ship borrowed from S6, Horizon was able to both attend a meeting graciously hosted by the Neshaten as well as move their small operation to its new home on Jui'varen II.
club24 created this article on 2018/01/15 21:04.
SirSkully now runs this company, direct any queries his way.
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