Diplomacy

The Sixth Empire Alliance maintains its own diplomacy with the major military alliances of New Eden.  The purpose of the Sixth Empire is to support the players of EVE Online through active game play of different play-styles, and to support the efforts of suicide prevention by encouraging people to utilize the resources of Broadcast 4 Reps (#B4R).

The Sixth Empire is NOT a "land grab alliance" and as a Coast Guard we are out to help all players. We provide a home from those lost in space, or those that rage quit from corporations or alliances in order to give them a cool down time before they quit EVE Online.

The goal is to keep players engaged, and to allow the major alliances to draw from our ranks of members, or give their disenchanted members a temporary home.

Misunderstanding of standings...
The Sixth Empire Alliance is an independent organization. We are not pets, we are not renters, of any of the major alliances. We are by our nature a non-hostile neutral entity and considered blue +5 standings to many major alliances that are red to each other.

Grateful for our gifts...
The Sixth Empire Alliance is very thankful for all the diplomatic generosity that the major alliances have gifted our tiny alliance. These gifts are given for multiple reasons, but regardless of the reason, our base mission is enhanced by these gifts.

Among these significant gifts are:
* Null Sec system in Delve M-SRKS by The Imperium
* Keepstar Citadel in Basgerin by the Mercenary Coalition
* (In planning)

The Imperium/Goonswarm...
The Sixth Empire Alliance is often considered a member of The Imperium, or Goonswarm due to news reports and role-play interactions with The Imperium over the years. The famous "kiss the ring" made headlines around the world, and this made many players believe that the 6E was an Imperium entity. It should be noted that Alex Gianturco and Charles White often lift a beer together at Fanfest and EVE Vegas, but the Sixth Empire does not have access to Imperium coms, forums, and other Alliance command media. The Sixth Empire in-game utilizes the defacto Diplomatic conduits. 

Mercenary Coalition...
The Sixth Empire was gifted, at no cost, an entire Keepstar Citadel from the Mercenary Coalition. This was done for many reasons included in this press release. It should be noted that Seleene and Max Singularity have also lifted a drink at EVE Vegas, but, as above, the Sixth Empire does not have access to MC coms, forums, and other alliance command media. The Sixth Empire in-game maintains diplomatic relations with MC.

Case Study #1...
In the two examples above, The Imperium has marked Mercenary Coalition -5 (orange) in-game. Mercenary Coalition by their nature of being a customer paid mercenary organization is often -5 or -10 red to anyone in game.  It is against the interests and trust that the Sixth Empire Alliance get involved in any operations that favor one side over the other for that is not how a Coast Guard works. We are blue to reds of reds and maintain a priceless trust.

Case Study #2...
The CVA Alliance located in the Providence region of New Eden has marked Max Singularity as kill on sight (KOS) due to role play reasons when Max launched the Inquisition of YC 115, which may/may not have contributed to the death of the false Empress. The Sixth Empire Alliance is also marked -10 red to CVA, but the bad standings are not mutual.  Out of game, the members of CVA and Sixth Empire also enjoy a few drinks and fun stories, and engage in role play 'mastering'. In-game, both alliances maintain their 'poker face' but out of game, much fun is had. This too is EVE Online.

Summary...
These two case studies are just two of several case studies that actually exist due to the complex nature of the Sixth Empire's mission which brings us back to the top of this article.

The purpose of the Sixth Empire is to support the players of EVE Online through active game play of different play-styles, and to support the efforts of suicide prevention by encouraging people to utilize the resources of Broadcast 4 Reps (#B4R).  The Sixth Empire is NOT a "land grab alliance" and as a Coast Guard we are out to help all players. We provide a home from those lost in space, or those that rage quit from corporations or alliances in order to give them a cool down time before they quit EVE Online.

Our diplomats seek relations with the major alliance to meet these goals. The Sixth Empire will always be small and inconsequential to the major power plays in New Eden. The Pope only seeks salvation for the weary.  We appreciate immensely the wonderful gifts given to our tiny alliance, and will maintain our freeport status to all alliances.   

Thank you.

In-Game Diplomatic Contacts:
* Feiryred (Lead)
l1lr3d ridingood (North & East)
* Stuofbeef (South & West)

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