- This is an NPC faction. For the affiliated player group, see Gallic Metal Service (player group). For the rules for this particular faction, see Gallic Metal Service ID.
|Gallic Metal Service
|| Kingdom of Gallia
|Date of founding
|Base of operations
||Roanne Production Facility. Lyonnais
Gallic Metal Service S.A. (GMS) is one of the largest corporations in Gallia, and one of the few left that operate independently of the Crown.
Gallic Metal Service S.A. (GMS) was formed in 314 AGS (398 A.S.) by merging several mining companies operating across Gallic space. Over the ages, she expanded her influence across Gallic space, laying claim to any and all exploitable space resources by virtue of daring exploration and careful corporate absorption, most notably, Arcadia Materiaux Distribution. While smaller mining companies do operate in Gallic space their share is no more than 5 percent of the market.
With 10 percent of its stake controlled by the government and no executive representation from the same, GMS is one of the few Gallic corporations that isn’t heavily influenced by the Crown. The Company is generous, providing medical, housing, and education services to its employees and their families. While work on mining operations planetside and in space can be very dangerous, high salaries and extensive social services are attractive enough for many colonists who seek a better life and have no intentions of joining unlawful groups.
The GMS's relatively low level of government control has afforded them a nearly unprecedented level of autonomy. Autonomy carefully maintained by gracious affability to the crown and careful internal management to avoid any cause or need for "offered" supervision by military of political bodies; resulting in a company well versed in taking care of its own, personnel and problems alike.
The recent breach of the barrier has afforded a unique opportunity for a select few members of the company, to scout, claim and exploit those resources which might be discovered within a relatively unknown Sirius.