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Portfolio: Terra Mills

A Business Takes Root

Millions of people consume their wide range of products everyday, but to the surprise of many who enjoy these drinks, snacks and meals, Terra Mills did not get its start in Terra at all. In fact, for the first century of its existence, Terra Mills was exclusively located in Bremen.

Though settlement began in the 25th century, it wasn’t until the outbreak of the Second Tevarin War in 2603 that Bremen, and more specifically Rytif, began to really take off. The Navy turned to the small agrarian planet to help feed their largest ever fighting force of starmen to date. As demand skyrocketed, farmers were eager for the influx of government credits but lacked the infrastructure needed to take full advantage of the subsidies, so they began to pool their resources. Under the leadership of de facto Governor Arcturus Koerner, the major landholders on Rytif banded together to form the Bremen Milling, Processing & Farming Association, more commonly and simply known as Bremen Mills. This collective of farms, processing centers and mills allowed its members to cut costs by sharing the overhead of expensive large-scale production, as well as providing them a united front through which they could set higher prices through collective bargaining.

In just a few short years, Bremen Mills become an economic powerhouse, and for the next several decades saw its shareholders becoming extremely wealthy. However, due to a lack of diversification, when the grain market crashed in 2640, Rytif, and with it Bremen Mills, fell on hard times.

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Though profits were down, Bremen Mills managed to hang on. The Empire still needed grain, and though margins were slim, the established network of transport, milling and processing allowed Bremen Mills to succeed where other...
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Point Now Available!

Attention development subscribers: the February 2016 issue of Jump Point is now available in your subscription area. This month’s Jump Point features the development of the Xi’An Scout! That, plus a visit to the Kayfa System, the history of the AopoA corporation, behind the scenes of modular space stations and a new chapter in an exclusive Star Citizen short story! Grab your copy today.

Interested in becoming a development subscriber? You can learn more here.

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Brought to you by Lost Squad. Hitting the Spectrum soon

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

February 16, 2712 SET

The First Step Back

There was silence after the first Vanduul attack in 2681. Once the UEE figured out that they were dealing with an entirely new species, Humanity braced itself for… something. Though the military prepared for the possibility of diplomatic contact, the brutality of the attack on the Dell Township strongly indicated that second contact would most likely be violent as well. But for weeks, while a fighting force of UEE Navy and Marines waited, nothing happened.

When the Vanduul did return, it was a small raiding party consisting of a dozen fighters and Harvester ships. Despite the overwhelming defense force that was waiting for them, the Vanduul attacked without hesitation. This was the UEE military’s first introduction to the Vanduul.

Over the next few years, as the UEE tried to learn about this new civilization, vague hierarchal details were beginning to come into focus. Dr. Arlow Gellis, a renowned anthropologist of the time, released a study exploring Vanduul social dynamics. By comparing the prominent glyphs on the Vanduul ships, he introduced what became known as Clan Theory, in which he hypothesized that the Vanduul organized themselves in self-sufficient groups rather than adopting a species-wide government. As interaction with the Vanduul settled into a prolonged series of light skirmishes, Gellis’s theory became more and more accepted, and a sense developed across the Empire that neither diplomacy nor outright war was at all likely.

By all accounts, Imperator Illyana Messer VI and her military weren’t fazed by this development. If anything, the Imperator found the sporadic attacks in Orion to be a convenient tool to help remind the...
Bugsmashers! Episode 19
BUGS bugs bugs bugs BUGS bugs bugs bugs… LOVELY BUGS! O WONDERFUL BUGS!


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Discount Package for Backers

Greetings Citizens,

The Star Citizen/Squadron 42 package split is almost here, so we thought we’d give existing backers one last chance to get both elements together at a small discount. All existing Star Citizen backers will have access to a $40 USD giftable Aurora package up until the package split occurs on February 14th, 2016! Why not take this final opportunity to gift your Valentine both Squadron 42 and Star Citizen’s persistent universe?1

1 – DISCLAIMER: Cloud Imperium Games assumes no responsibility for any impact on your relationship that might occur should you decide to gift your significant other an Aurora MR package instead of, say, flowers and candy. That’s not to say it’s a terrible idea all around, as there certainly are plenty of people who’ll appreciate bare-knuckle multiplayer space combat in an immersive multiplayer universe and epic, cinematic storytelling… just, use common sense on this one. Maybe err on the side of buying a pillow that has ‘I LOVE YOU’ with a picture of a bear embroidered on it instead of the Aurora MR, the latest hard-flying starter ship from Roberts Space Industries’ legendary line of sturdy spacecraft.

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Around the Verse: Episode 2.18 - WHICH GLITCH IS WHICH?
WHICH GLITCH IS WHICH?


This week, we sit down with Senior Cinematics Animator Jason Cole to discuss his work on Squadron 42, and the Austin Quality Assurance Team takes us on a brief tour of their funniest bugs in the return of Which Glitch.

00:26 – Intro
02:29 – News From Around the Verse
13:20 – Gameplay Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXqkqZblzGw)
14:00 – ATV Interview with Jason Cole
21:24 – WHICH GLITCH
25:05 – Gameplay Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVnnggoySmE)
25:51 – MVP (https://robertsspaceindustries.com/...tlight/3330-Custom-Starcitizen-Control-Panels)
26:28 – Art Sneak Peek

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February Subscriber Flair!

This month’s Subscriber Flair is the Mustang Beta ship model! This realistic ship model from Takuetsu Starships, the most trusted name in ship models, is the eleventh in a collection of Star Citizen’s ships. Display your Mustang Beta with pride, and then collect other models to complete the display.

If you’re an active subscriber, the flair will be attributed to your account today. If you subscribe over the weekend, the Mustang Beta model will be attributed to your account on Tuesday February 16th! More information about subscriptions can be found here.

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