Independent Miners Guild

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This is an NPC faction. For the affiliated player faction, see Independent Miners Guild (player faction). For the rules for this particular faction, see Independent Miners Guild ID.


Independent Miners Guild
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Origin
Alignment Independent
Profile
Date of founding 654 A.S.
Founder(s) Various
Base of operations Various
Primary role
Natural resource speculation and mining
Secondary role
Space exploration

The Independent Mining Guild (IMG) is a loose confederation of miners who work those fields that have thus far remained undeveloped by the larger mining companies. Conflict between IMG and BMM in Tau space was one of the primary causes of the war between Bretonia and Kusari known as the First Tau War. The IMG is geographicly split in two larger groups; one in the Omegas based on Freistadt with Rheinic origin and the larger one in the Taus and Bretonian systems based on Java Station.

Synopsis

The Independant Miners Guild is a large organization which focuses on providing labor and income for it's guild members. Not as profit-oriented as the larger house corporations, the IMG frequently establishes mining operations that other corporations do not deem economically viable. This ranges from small-scale mining, to establishing operations under hostile conditions. Although the IMG has it's roots in Bretonia and Rheinland, it has attracted disgruntled and abandoned workers from all four houses, and is not specifically affiliated with any single house.

History

654AS - The first Independent Miners Guild (IMG) base is established in the Tau-23 system, known as Java Station. Bretonia Mining and Metals(BMM) surveyors somehow missed the system Tau-23 during the great mapping period in 450AS. A couple of Cambridge geology professors on research sabbatical stumbled across it in 654AS. Lacking the practical experience to develop the resources of the system, they persuaded some BMM mining engineers to start a new company, known as the Independent Miners Guild.


702AS - Unemployed Rheinland workers begin joining the Independent Miners Guild, following the collapse of the Rheinland economy after their defeat in the 80 Year War against the GMG.


752AS - The Founders' Day Revolt by miners in the Dublin system occurs; the first major loss is the gunboat "Storm". In the aftermath the Mollies establish themselves as a permanent faction in Dublin. Some disgruntled miners opting against violence leave BMM for IMG.


756AS - The Independent Miners Guild recovers the hulk of Battleship Hood, which was wrecked by a Molly trap, repressurising it and establishing a gold mining operation in an asteroid field in the no mans land between the Mollies and Bretonia Armed Forces. A racing course through the asteroid field is established not soon thereafter.


760AS - The Independent Miners (German: "Knappschaft der unabhängigen Bergleute") on Freistadt join up with the Independant Miners Guild. IMG survey operations discover immense pockets of resources in the Walker nebula clouds. The IMG immediately begins mining and exporting the various minerals found.

802AS - A small group of independent miners started to colonize Pecos in the Coronado system with a few small mining colonies.

805AS - The IMG started the building of its first own shipyard for larger mining ship in Omega-3. The building of Aland Shipyard will be finished in 817 AS.

806AS - The Colonial Remnant arrived in the Taus and created a strong partnership with the IMG. The IMG gifts Tau-44 to the remnants to creat a new home; the Colonial Republic.

813AS - All diplomatic work failed; Bretonia decleared war on the IMG and started the Tau War for the system of Tau-23. Soon Maltese, Molly, Colonial & Kusari military ships are figthing for the Taus. Kusari, CR and IMG on one side and the Nazione Maltese, Bretonia and Mollies on the other side.

816AS - Finishing of Jakarta Orbital Colony; the first orbital city of the IMG and largest station in the Taus.

Since 818AS - The First Tau War ended and the Second Tau War has started by a few Council ships breaking the isolation of the Gallic Kingdom. They entered the Orkney system. Later a huge fleet of Gallic Royal Navy ships have entered Sirius and killed everything in its way. After a few weeks the IMG capitulate - like the KNF, while the Colonial Military were destroyed by the GRN. But the IMG was not punished by the Royal Navy - IMG was allowed to enter (a few) Gallic system as Sirian traders first times. While that time IMG helped the Anti Gallic Royal Alliance (except the Maltese) by giving them information and warning them. The IMG helped Colonials and Councile refugees by giving them both a new secret home; protected from the Royal Navy. But this double game caused also trouble for the IMG. In 825 the IMG stations Java & Holman were partly sizied by the GRN to take care that these stations are not used by the enemies of the King anymore. After the fall of Leeds the Liberty Navy sized Freeport 4 to have a stronghold in the Magellan system. When in 824 the Battleship Betheny attacks Magellan the Freeport was destoryied by the GRN.

IMG Ship Line

Fighters & Bombers

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Manaslu
Light Fighter
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Lhotse
Very Heavy Fighter
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Nanda Devi
Bomber

Warships

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Gasherbrum
Gunboat
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Sagarmatha
Battlecruiser

Transport Division

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Annapurna
Freighter
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Nanga Parbat
Transporter
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Shishapangma
Train


Known Bases

Border Worlds


Bretonia


Edge Worlds


Independent Systems


Diplomacy

Faction Relationship
Crayter Republic
Allied
ALG Waste Disposal
Friendly
Gateway Shipping
Friendly
Gas Miners Guild
Friendly
Hessians
Neutral
Mollies
Neutral
Sirius Coalition
Neutral
Liberty Corporations
Neutral
Liberty Lawfuls
Neutral
Bretonia Lawfuls
Neutral
Gallia Lawfuls
Neutral
Kusari Lawfuls
Neutral
Everyone not listed
Neutral
Rheinland Lawfuls
Neutral
Daumann Heavy Construction
Unfriendly
Gallic Metal Service
Unfriendly
Kruger Minerals
Unfriendly
Bretonia Mining and Manufacturing
Hostile
Independent Pirates
Hostile
Free Miners
Hostile
Nomads
At War
Outcasts
At War
Corsairs
At War


(Holman Outpost & Java Station):

Faction Relationship
ALG Waste Disposal
Friendly
Gas Miners Guild
Friendly
Rheinland
Neutral
Kusari
Neutral
Independent Pirates
Hostile
Free Miners
Hostile
Enemies of Gallic Kingdom
At War
Nomads
At War
Outcasts
At War
Corsairs
At War



Sources:
http://freelancer.wikia.com/wiki/History_of_The_Colonies
http://www.moddb.com/mods/crossfire/features/crossfire-unofficial-storyline