Originally conceived by Thomas “Magnum, P.I.” Selleck back in the year 1988, Chimera Assets and Security Holdings was a mere glimmer in the love-and-drug-hazed eyes of an over-popularized sex symbol and TV icon. But beyond the sets, the endless adulation, and the pretty faces, Selleck was dissatisfied. He dreamed of a world of star ships and alien planets, not so unlike those of the science fiction writers of his time; a time of intergalactic trade and enterprise – and all the dangers that such plans brought. The so-called ‘perils’ of his contemporary time grew weary on the mind of Selleck. With the dawning age being relegated to the realms of the digital and the electronic vanguard, it was not an age suited for his avant garde dreams. Jaded by the tropes and social norms of the end of the 20th century and further disenfranchised by emerging ‘world-unifying’ technologies like ‘the internet,’ Selleck decided to have himself frozen cryogenically in the year 1992. His body would remain on ice, and his estate overseen by the Falcon lineage of accountants and investors, for the next several centuries. However, the facility containing Selleck’s body was buried in a mudslide in California in 2507, and all efforts to find the ruins were fruitless. Loyal to their patron, the Falcon lineage continued their task of overseeing his estate even as the centuries rolled by. By a turn of fate, in the early 2800s, while hiking in the mountains of California on the recommendation of a guidebook, a freelancer came across the ruins of the old facility. Bedazzled by his archaeological discovery, the young explorer unfroze the historic champion and was promptly written out of the history books with an unceremonious boot to the face.
Having been reborn into the 29th century, the charismatic, handsome, and fantastically wealthy Selleck easily attracted attention and capital to his now-plausible venture. He emptied his bloated stocks and converted them into the raw resources needed to fund his galactic dreams. But if his experiences in Hawaii had taught him anything, it was that every venture was fraught with peril. With a moon-sized pile of credits at his disposal, he could easily have acquired the services of any corporate juggernaut, but Selleck didn’t trust anyone to do it right – so he did it himself.
In 2845, Magnum, P.I. established Chimera Assets & Security Holdings, exactly 900 years after his birth. A time traveler by rights, he had an aggressive perspective on business that many of his competitors, complacent from their luxurious 29th century upbringings, lacked. He knew space was going to be as unforgiving and dangerous, if not more so, than the slums of the 1980s. CASH, as it was known in the industry, focused primarily on the service that many other booming industrialists and space-born entrepreneurs would need: the safe, reliable transport of goods.
Ships and other raw materials were essential to new space travelers and companies. Just because someone had an idea didn’t mean they had the resources necessary to make it come true. Enabling other like-minded dreamers, CASH Trading enabled new ventures access to top-of-the-line ships with which to begin their own journeys. At a slightly lower than industry-average cutoff, CASH Trading was quickly making its mark on the galaxy, with 17 facilities in 9 systems by 2880. CASH Trading represents regular interests by numerous clients, including the larger ship manufacturers and are known for their resiliency, consistency, and style. Independent contractors and spacefarers, drawn to the lucrative business model, would often join the ranks as entry or even capital-class shipping vessels. In 2883, CASH Trading moved over 4.5m kilograms of antimatter, worth an incalculable amount to the new ship manufacturing industry.
The second arm, CASH Security, was founded alongside its third arm, CASH Intelligence, in 2881. After a catastrophic pirate attack that left a trade convoy in tatters, coordinated by the PMCs hired to protect the convoy, CASH posted its first major annual loss in decades. The loss drove Selleck to a new level of distrust of those around him, and he founded the Intelligence and Security Divisions shortly thereafter. CASH Intelligence represents the pinnacle of information gathering and logistics; the Division meticulously records and analyzes every trade and every deep space encounter, greatly demystifying the frontier of the universe and charting new trade routes every quarter. Working alongside CASH Security, the two Divisions beat back the plunderers and other ne’er-do-wells of the ‘verse to ensure that shipping remains safe, and that law prevails over disorder.
With the three Divisions now working together, the aging Selleck has since stepped back and handed off control of the company to its Board of Directors. With the transfer of control, a new age dawns for CASH as they are, for the first time, without the guiding hand of their founder at the tiller. However, Selleck put his trust and faith in his new leaders, and they intend to see his legacy expanded to even greater levels.
Chimera strives to deliver the fastest, safest, and most effective transport, security, and information solutions to our valued clients. We also aspire to provide the most rewarding and welcoming experience to our employees and members, offering a number of amenities as well as social and benefits programs to provide the best experience in Star Citizen. We hope to empower our members to grow not just as gamers and Star Citizens, but as people, and provide the community and resources for our members to do so.
Chimera looks to have 300 active employees at maximum, with 20-40 concurrent players online on average, and with a presence in all legal activities in the ‘verse. We have the equipment to support everything from major fleet combat to large-scale mining, and look for entrepreneurs who wish to pursue lucrative careers in all fields. Beyond the immediate gameplay options, we intend to explore the economic metagame to its fullest extent, from real-estate speculation to any commodities or securities trading.
Chimera offers superlative speed and safety for your valued possessions. Are you transporting a convoy of rare goods through pirate-infested space? Chimera security wings are on hand to protect your goods. Would you prefer to kick up your feet and let us do the heavy lifting? Chimera transport vessels will pick up your goods and carry them safely to their destination with speed and alacrity. There is no task too big or too small for a Chimera team to handle.
We also offer the finest in security measures available. From smaller escort fighters to full-fat military-grade frigates and destroyers, Chimera has every variety of combat implement at its disposal, and the wherewithal to use them to their fullest extent. Drawing from an experienced pool of pilots, we have the capability to defend any cargo, escort any VIP, or wrangle any villains our valued clients require.
Finally, Chimera has a broad array of miscellaneous services available. From mining solutions (ranging from simple location data to complete mining teams) to medical services to exploratory crews, the Chimera Intelligence teams have your back with any legal data acquisition and execution you require! Contract vessels from the small Mustang Beta for your own local excursions to a full-sized Pioneer constructor vessel for all your exploration, mining, medical, and informational service requirements!
Chimera offers credit lines, ships for rent (a full list of ships can be found in Addendum B of the Charter), and large shares of mission payouts. In exchange, we have scheduled flights and missions, in addition to a fixed number of “company missions,” that employees must complete when possible to maintain their employee status. More details can be found in the Company Charter.
CASH also expects loyalty to the group and dedication to the game. That doesn’t mean employees need to be masters of the game; quite the opposite, in fact. What is expected is that members put their best foot forward whenever they get online, and focus on working towards the ultimate goals of the group when engaged with other org members.
Company representatives are standing by to respond to your inquiries. Direct your questions to GrandPoobah on the RSI forums or via Twitter @cashchimera. While we have Discord, due to security settings pertaining to past issues with DDOS attacks and trolls, we require all new members to schedule a time to meet with us so they can be pulled into channels and given permanent access permissions. It is not encouraged to simply drop by unannounced, as you will be trapped in the welcome channel until a moderator or administrator pulls you out.
Officially, no. We will not be restraining members from participating on their own or with organized groups, but no organizational assets (such as requisition ships, org funds, etc) will be allocated for Operation: Pitchfork.
Chimera will not authorize KOS policies ever. KOS is disruptive to the enjoyment of players, and creates an atmosphere of inherent distrust that undermines the game community. If Chimera assets are attacked by other players, the response will be proportionate to the initial act.
Yes! Chimera is always open to diplomatic engagement, and contact for diplomatic talks should go through RidiculousBadger, MrSynister, or GrandPoobah. We would love to talk to trade, exploration, PMC, or any other types of organizations of any size looking to partner in the future.
We will be setting up shop on whatever planet plays host to our Million Mile High Club, most likely a developed UEE world such as Terra or Earth. Whichever planet it winds up on, expect Chimera to be operating from a terrestrial HQ in a developed UEE system.
Chimera is split approximately 80% in the US Timezones (including south American members) and 20% in Europe and South East Asia. In short, yes, we are international, and have a good number of members during most peak hours.
Probably not. Don’t hold me to that quote, but at this point we are associating clandestine with morally grey (we understand there are exceptions to this, but I think the usually assumed context is smuggling or espionage missions) and therefore falling outside our purview. We may revisit this policy as more information about the “info-runner” career emerges, but for now espionage and other grey-area operations will not be conducted by this org, officially or unofficially.
Preface: The following should be considered the “employee handbook.” It is written in the manner of an employment contract, and we will not expect all people to be able to recite its tenets on the spot. We will explain the core concepts of it to all new members in their entrance interviews. The curious and fastidious most certainly can read it though. Members should be familiar with its core tenets, specifically those pertaining to the use of Discord, ranks and privileges, and conduct within the game universe. There will be moments where, for clarity purposes, we divert from the “canon-style” contract format.
The undersigned do hereby execute this contract upon the date below.
Printed Name: _______________________ Printed Name: Thomas Selleck III______
Date: _______________,2944 Date:_______________, 2944