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The Phoenix Support Group is a group created by and working parallel to the ISC Phoenix to provide additional support, resources, research and development, manpower and income to the ISC Phoenix on missions.
After experiencing a boom in money following a mission's completion, some investments paying off, and the merch doing well in YE 37, John Morris of the ISC Phoenix approached the founder, point man, and long-time friend Luca Pavone with the possibility of expanding the function and scope of the ISC Phoenix's assets, resources, and competitiveness; not including the merch, of course.
John cited the following as reasons to expand and widen the Phoenix team's scope of operations:
Luca gave John the OK to proceed with giving this a go after some thought, but he asked where he'd put all of his proposals. The office space for the people responsible for handling the brand and merchandise in Dawn Station was quite full already and the space available was there pro-bono thanks to Luca's relationship with Aerin Tatst. Luca didn't want to stretch his favour any more than he needed to.
John found that the solution was right in front of him, and he offered to purchase The Rigs off the coast of Sargasso from the land owners as a start. He purchased them as long as the ISC Phoenix did all of the construction themselves, and once set up offered training to Sargasso's Police Department. The four Proprietors of Commercial Lane did welcome the extra money flowing into the town, and the prospect of more jobs flowing in. Development began as soon as the funds were transferred and the paperwork was cleared up.
For the organisational component of this new group, John did extensive research (using files and intel siezed by Luca and the gang) to see what other mercenary companies did wrong. Despite how close-handed to the Phoenix the group he had in mind would be, they would still be classed as a paramilitary unit and/or private army, barring them entry from Yamatai. His first test case was paragon.
Ex-members of the Reds-Blacks coalition group were a frequent enemy for the Phoenix either as hired muscle or lone agents. The systemic financial corruption from the Blacks-faction component of the group while Paragon was stretched thin showed John to pick his clients and revenue stream carefully. Fortunately, with Luca and company, the revenue stream was a safe bet.
John decided to start the group fairly small, aiming in the middle-bracket of skills, and to recruit locally with limited advertising thanks to the Captain's reputation doing a lot of the selling. The interview processes were rigorous, and highly personal. In addition, Echelon ran background checks on everyone to weed out spies, plants, and moles. Bigger personalities and egos were deferred to the ISC Phoenix proper for interviews, but didn't get far in those interviews.
John's initial intake ended up with fifty people, ready for action, ready to be accommodated, and paid for their services.
John chose The Rigs off the coast of Sargasso to set up his facility specifically because while the superstructure was there, it could be built upon and expanded. In addition, it was close enough to the town of Sargasso, and within the ISC Phoenix's main sphere of influence and operations.
In short the place is defensible by the ISC Phoenix, so close to Sargasso.
Each platform is three decks high1) from its base, with a top deck for walking on, and further facilities inside. Dedicated facilities will have some of their equipment housed up top. Each platform measures 200 by 200 metres of deck space and 36 metres deep, not counting any of the structures on the top deck. Some decks may have larger measurements of 400 to 500 metres in a rectangular shape, or overall for storage.
Each platform is connected by a bridge wide enough to drive two jeeps across, and the struts that support each platform are hollow for purposes ranging to liquid storage space, quiet rooms, sensitive item storage, generators, and maintenance access. Some platforms have shuttle dropoff and pickup areas on top of them, acting much like helipads, as well as larger pads.
The Rigs are powered by a combination of sun-facing solar panel arrays feeding high-capacity batteries for basic and 'civilian' operations around the Rigs, and a low-yield antimatter generator is located in a leg strut for each platform's involved operations if necessary.
The following facilities are present on each platform:
The current plants for expansion are as follows once appropriate resources and money are available.
Security around the Rigs relies on the following objects operating throughout the facility:
As a secondary plan, John considered the development of PSG Branch Offices around the Kikyo Sector, to form a firm point of contact for prospective clients. Office staff here are expected to be as competent at defending themselves and their office as their comrades working on The Rigs.
Due to current lack of resources at initial investment, there are no branch offices present and operating at the moment. Plans for workflows, staff roles, and inter-office/to-base communications are being drawn up.
As a business, the Phoenix Service Group has partners, clients, market competition, and enemies.
The following organisations are friendly towards the Phoenix Service Group, and openly cooperate with each other for resources.
The following organisations are clients and affiliates of the Service Group.
The following organisations present competition for the Phoenix Service Group, offering similar services to the group, and thus placing them in market competition.
The following organisations are actively seeking to destroy the Phoenix Service Group. Similarly, PSG is happy to fight back and show them what for.
There are no other holdings or deeds owned by the Phoenix Service Group at the moment.
The following services are offered to the ISC Phoenix and to clients.
While not offering direct combat services to clients unless they are making participations in missions alongside the ISC Phoenix, the Combat and Training Service works to train police forces, militias, and do security detail for clients. As dictated by Luca in the pitch from John, this team acts in a purely defensive and constructive configuration on regular deployment.
However, if push comes to shove and the Rigs, Sargasso or any assets belonging to the Phoenix come under attack, you'll bet your ass the PSG will come in fighting alongside Luca and shit will be wrecked.
The Support and Vehicles Service is responsible for maintaining and looking after vehicles, dropping equipment on the field, and for accounting for all of it. If it needs to be there, it will. They also keep an eye on finance and accounting, and on the field, they can provide clients with a thorough audit.
Responsible for resource acquisition and processing in minerals, biological, and fuel matter, the Resources and Expansion Service is responsible for building new platforms. On deployment, they can construct buildings for clients, including temporary shelters, accommodations or checkpoints.
The Research and Development Service is where innovation comes from with weapons, armour, gadgetry, and other equipment for the team. It usually finds itself working alongside other units and taking what they've got, turning their data and information into tools and equipment, as well as improving what's already there with an agile development cycle that emphasises iteration and rapid prototyping.
Tasked with looking ahead and providing the right information to win, the Intelligence and Scouting Service aims to ensure that data is gained, disseminated, verified, and turned into useful information for clients and the Phoenix alike.
Echelon knows that enemies of the Phoenix would try and use the company as a vector for sabotage by both government and private entities, so extensive background checks are made and the inner workings of the ISC Phoenix are kept highly obfuscated - even from the Intel Team unless mission necessary.
In addition, if there's something the Phoenix spots on field that can't be identified immediately, they can send a video, picture, audio or direct stream to the Intel Service and get input. A team of subject matter experts may be contracted for a given mission for topics ranging from agriculture, botany, biology, culture, language, army lore, mercenary units, the cutting edge of science, weaponry, and beyond.
This platform is responsible for treating injury, disease, administering counselling, and studying medicine. Culled from personnel ranging from street surgeons and battlefield medics, up to fully qualified doctors and xenobiologists, the platform hosts a diverse array of personnel capable of remedying the ills of the ISC Phoenix and the Service Group. In addition, scientific endeavours and research is prevalent, with laboratories.
Out on the field, every medic and doctor you see with the Service Group is still perfectly capable of taking down belligerents who won't respect the laws of war and decide to fire on medical personnel. The law's been violated too many times by too many small minded enemies to let paperwork stop them. They appreciate being able to do their work without being shot at, but some people just don't get it. Fortunately, bullets seem to tell them.
This serves as a rating for how well staffed, stocked, and effective each facility is. They are upgraded by completing missions and investing capital into them.
|Current Capital||0 (Total 11)|
|Combat||O||Air Drop Soldiers|
The varied and diverse staff of the PSG, all from different backgrounds and walks of life, are selected with a rigorous training regimen, as created by Luca Pavone, able to accommodate the needs of both unenhanced people such as Nepleslians, Geshrin, and Yamataians; to exotics like Lorath New Tur'lista and Lmanel, Freespacers, or Abwehrans; all the way to being able to train supersoldier-type races, such as Nekovalkyrja models, ID-SOL (purebred or hybrid), and Lorath Fyunnen.
With many personnel usually being ex-soldiers or affected by war, all are expected to be able to fight in some capacity, even personnel not expected to see direct action must be capable of defending themselves. The training and selection regimen is made to get the people who will work well in continuously changing scenarios, able to adapt as the situation unfolds.
Those who have passed the basic training are considered PSG members, and will be able to undertake speciality courses to supplement their learning. Courses are usually taught by ISC Phoenix members, and by each unit's respective patron. Most of the written knowledge and lesson structures in these courses are compiled by Echelon, grabbing freely available information and aggregating it into easy-to-read courses with further reading citations peppered throughout. The practical components are what makes the course shine.
The following interesting people are on board with, or affiliated with the PSG.
Currently, the staff's main demographics are as follows:
|18 - 24||32%||Nekovalkyrja||6%|
|25 - 34||34%||Nepleslian/Geshrin||40%|
|35 - 44||14%||ID-SOL||6%|
|45 - 54||8%||Lorath, Fyunnen||6%|
|55 - 64||2%||Lorath, Lmanel||10%|
|65 - 74||0%||Lorath, New Tur'lista||6%|
|Prior Combat Experience (Tick all that apply)|
|Star Army of Yamatai||41||Private Security||16|
|Nepleslian Star Navy||27||Police Force||14|
|Nepleslian Space Marine Corps||53||Mercenary/Bounty Hunter||11|
|Lorath Self Defense Force||22||Criminal/Pirate/Terrorist||5|
|Other Military||19||Self Taught/Innate||9|
|Special Forces Group||12||Hard Knocks/Survivor||17|
|Corporate PMC||12||No Combat Experience||13|
Note: Units expected to see hostile enemy action may forego the Jumpsuit and Everyday Armour for a Styrling Muur Armor with a helmet.
PSG members are usually seen with the following weapons, noted to be an eclectic mix:
Speciality weapons may be requisitioned, or weapons owing to the person's preference may be present too, so long as they are solely responsible for maintaining them and keeping them loaded.
The following items, documents, weapons, and equipment have been produced by the members of the PSG.
This is in place to streamline some of the preparation in missions. Plus, it seems like a logical growth to the ISC Phoenix as its operations become bigger in scale.