Cloud City

Cloud City

Type: Mining

Founded On: Year 15 Day 196

Owner: Gand Xitwa

Leader: Ben Tzadikim

Second In Command: Cab Bac

Recruitment Liaisons: Gand Xitwa, Ben Tzadikim, Cab Bac

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Previously owned by The Resistance as a nationalized faction, Cloud City was purchased by Gand Xitwa in Year 19 and is now a Private Sector Affiliate of the New Republic. Cloud City and The Resistance still maintain a close working relationship, as Cloud City manages and maintains Resistance mining operations.

Ben Tzadikim

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Cloud City


Early History

According to salvaged records, the first incarnation of the mining company known as Cloud City was founded by Paraic of Argoth, a Devaronian male who also formed the Order of H'kig, a religious enclave. In Year 6, during the tenure of Chairman Uther Von Kaldreon, the company absorbed Blue Sabre Transportation and became known as "Cloud City and BST Extractions and Transportation" for several years.

Circa Year 8, Uther Von Kaldreon had looted Cloud City and BST, the mining company of the Empire, and required a new leader to restore it. They selected Orphaea Imperium to do so. Cloud City and BST was a shambles when Orphaea arrived. Kaldreon had appropriate all the mines, most of the cities, and all but the primary freighter fleet and a handful of prospecting vehicles. At the same time, staff were departing from all sides, whether siding with Kaldreon against the Empire or taking advantage of the confusion to seek new horizons.

Fortunately, Orphaea had the wealth of the Empire to back him in his reconstruction efforts. Surprising many observers (who had not been made party to the truth of earlier events), he did not immediately strip the company even further as would be expected of a pirate, but started a massive recruitment drive and collecting materials from the open market. With all new recruits, reconstruction would be a difficult, though not insurmountable, task.

A month or two in, with things starting to settle into some degree of normalcy, Orphaea approached Imperial High Command with a new idea: Cloud City and Centarra Mining develop a planet of their own. Centarra had stepped in to provide mining services while Cloud City was being rebuilt, and a large planet built by the two companies would not only help consolidate the Empire, but the income from the completed planet could provide a huge percentage of both companies' budget. Scouting for planets, both companies eventually started prospecting and preparing construction on Tarorasuil, in Bortras system in the Coruscant sector. It would, of course, not prove that easy, and the constant rotation of new staff through Cloud City and the assassination of Centarra leader Quard Ithan saw the project handed over, half-completed, to the Empire.

After a time at Cloud City, Orphaea was offered the position of Minister of Truth for the Empire proper, and a seat on Imperial High Command. However, the strain of taking Cloud City from the brink to a large and busy company had broken Orphaea, and he retired from Cloud City, leaving former Centarra second Eric Zahm as the next CEO. On Year 13 Day 229, Cloud City would be dissolved. Ben Tzadikim would then become CEO of the newly formed Imperial Mining Corporation (IMC). It is presumed all Cloud City assets were transferred to IMC before its dissolution. Between late Year 13 and early year 15, Cloud City was was recreated and reorganized under new management many times. It wasn't until Year 15 Day 196 that it was once again reestablished under strong leadership.

The Rise of Holowan Mercenary Group

On Year 15 Day 196, Commissioned by executive order of the Holowan Privy Council, Holowan Resources and Engineering (HRE), now known as Cloud City, was established and served as the primary authority over the natural resources of the Halla Sector and Tennuutta Sectors. It's primary goal at its core was to provide its sister entity, Holowan Laboritories, with the much needed materials used to create the galaxy’s premiere droids and other products. Another function of Cloud City was to oversee all logistics of raw materials and their application in the building and continual colonization of Holowan’s systems throughout the Halla and Tennuutta Sectors.

Employment opportunities are were availiable for both citizens and non-citizens of Holowan. Sentients could take advantage of Holowan’s Contractual program to help in the building an shaping of Holowan infrastructure across the mid rim.

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