352 Industries Corporate Offices
“Where did all this ISK come from?”
“Before the died, our parents set up some hidden accounts that weren’t mentioned in their wills. I found them by accident.” Jaron replied casually as he leaned back on a couch in the center of the room.
“How?” Marrada asked, sitting up on the couch opposite him.
“I received some information from one of my contacts at Ishukone. The ISK was supposed to be given to us a couple of years ago, but with our parents dead, there was some red tape. Which actually worked to our advantage, as it meant the ISK collected more interest.”
“Wow. 5 Billion ISK was just sitting there collecting interest?”
Jaron chuckled. “No, not quite. It was more like 4 billion, but there was also some shares in a bunch of Echelon Entertainment Intellectual Properties which were all sold to Nugoeihuvi as part of their recent acquisition of several Echelon assets. That got us another billion.”
“So why has it just now been released to us?”
“That’s where my contact as Ishukone comes in. As administrator of the accounts, he offered to sell the shares to Nugoeihuvi. But only if all the red tape preventing the accounts from being handed over to us was cleared up. As the accounts were in our parents names, and they are dead, ownership is supposed to automatically revert to the corporation they worked for. But our parents planned for that and had a special clause written into the accounts, which meant that a large portion of the ISK had to be given to us.”
“My Ishukone contact was able to negotiate with a representative from Nugoeihuvi to have them buy all rights to the accounts for 5 billion ISK, which was paid out to me. This meant that ownership of and all rights to the accounts changed to Nugoeihuvi.”
“So now what?”
“The ISK is ours to keep and do what we want with. I’ve already transferred some to your accounts, as well as 352 Industries account. 500million ISK to each, I have another 500million set aside for Karras, as soon as CONCORD allows ISK transfers between Capsuleers and Cloned Soldiers, I’ll transfer it to his account. And of course, I spent about 500million ISK on those ships for you.”
“So how much do we still have?” Marrada asked with a smile.
Korama V – Moon 20 – Ishukone Corporation Factory Station
352 Industries Corporate Offices
“Fuck, I hope they are still talking to me.” Karras mumbled to himself as he knocked on the door.
He took a deep breath then entered, looking around the room nervously.
An Achura female stood up and looked at him with a stern look on her face.
“Where the fuck have you been?” She asked.
“I, uh well..” Karras stuttered nervously.
After a couple of seconds, the female smiled. “How was Caldari Prime bro?”
Karras laughed. “Fucking hell Marrada, you scared me for a minute.”
The two siblings embraced each other in a hug, laughing as they did so.
From the shadows a voice called out, “Oi, either cut that shit out, or get over here and give me a hug too!”
“Jaron!” Karras rushed over and embraced his brother.
“We have a lot of catching up to do, starting with how you’ve been up to on Caldari Prime.”
“First, I have some news for you.” Karras interrupted his brother.
“I hope its good news.”
“I’ve been cleared for active duty again,” Karras said with a smile. “I’ll be deploying in the next couple of days, so you might see me around a bit more between deployments.”
“Fucking awesome bro! Any idea where you are deploying to?” Jaron asked
“Nope, Still waiting for my actual deployment orders from Seituoda Taskforce Command. But I think this first deployment will be to High Security space for about a week.”
“Why don’t you come work for 352 Industries?” Marrada inquired.
“Oh I plan to, but first I have to take part in this deployment. Some bullshit regulations. My combat record has been reset and while I have memories of being able to use some advanced equipment, I no longer know how to use it. I’ll be starting from scratch.” Karras sighed.
“That sucks man, isn’t there anything they could do?”
“Nope. One of the conditions of getting clearance to return to active duty is that I had to submit to a ‘brain scrub’, which is a procedure where they go into your brain and remove certain memories. Or in my case, they removed all my combat experience. I was told it’s similar to what happens to a Capsuleer when their capsule is breached and the clone they wake up in hasn’t been upgraded to accommodate their current level of knowledge.”
I bought a new PS3 this week. At the time of writing, it hasn’t arrived yet (the store I got it from didn’t have any, so one if being couriered from a store in another city) As a result, I’ll be able to start playing dust again, hence the return of Karras. I’m looking at putting together a couple of short stories on his adventures on Caldari Prime since we last saw him, but I want to be careful of not infringing on the lore and chronicles and want to it be believable.
I’m not happy with the first part of this story, but I can’t think of any other way to put it. It has been slightly altered from what I had originally planned to tie it into recent World News. I’m hoping that it is believable and fits in with the lore. Please point out in the comments any parts you think should be rewritten.
And for those who haven’t yet read Empyrean Age (WHY NOT?), I have drawn on a scene in a book where a Federation Navy officer is podded and loses “skill-points”. It’s a very good scene that provides some