Cloud 9 is a safe haven for explorers and freelancers.
We travel across the vastness of space and participate in…
…and expansions into the unknown reaches of the universe.
Join us now!
Are you nice, fun, and interested in participating in organized activities with other nice and fun people?
If you are, then we want you to join our fleet!
Meet us and get to know us in the Cloud 9 discord. Hop in voice & ‘verse with us!
Join us now! Become a main member. Apply for Cloud 9 citizenship. After acceptance, take the Oath, then join our fleet and help make the universe a better place!
Cloud 9 represents nice and fun people from all over the world. We provide a variety of ways to get involved with activities. Friends of Cloud 9, affiliates, members, and Cloud 9 citizens may opt for limited participation through our open adventures. Cloud 9 citizens are our driving force, shaping our future, and are more fully immersed into the ‘verse, helping to build the Cloud 9 community through our structured elements, such as our crews and fleet.
We also extend beyond Star Citizen through Cloud 9 Games and The Collaborative, coordinated efforts from the Cloud 9 community, with representation from our citizens, that branch out to other online environments and, when we’re ready, to bring multiple groups together for activities.
Our RSI page covers the essentials, more information is available outside this site. We are an organization, regular commitment, recruiting, with primary activity Exploration and secondary Freelancing. We cover several professions to support both activities. We’re also open to casual and hardcore committed members. Anybody interested in RP is welcome, we’ll form a separate section for that, although we are generally a non-RP community.
History includes our lore-based history, along with front page content: ships, citizenship, ethics, and links.
Manifesto shares our motives, objectives, and outlines our Cloud 9 Tier 1 professions along with our crews and fleet.
Charter sums up why we’re here, and looks at some of our layers of access and opportunities for Cloud 9 citizens.
We have a great collection of ships, vehicles, and properties for use through our professions by our Cloud 9 citizens!
Our ships branch out across all manufacturers in the ‘verse, from the luxurious Origin designs to the security-focused Aegis and Anvil, civilians’ Drake, and everything else!
We have the 890 Jump, Idris, Krakens, Pioneer, Orion, Reclaimers, Carracks, Merchantmen, Endeavors (including Master Set), Polaris, Hammerheads, Caterpillars, Hull C/D/E, Starfarers, Hercules, 600i Explorers & Touring, Crucible, Genesis Starliner, Constellations (including Emerald Phoenix), Apollos, Mercuries, Vulcans, Valkyries, Cutlass Reds, Vultures, Prospectors, Terrapins, SRVs, several land vehicles, all the grav lev and terrain bikes, all racing ships & vehicles, and several other ships & vehicles covering all Cloud 9 professions!
Our ships are here for you!
Attain access to our ships by becoming a C9 citizen and joining our fleet!
Refer to our Manifesto for our professions and the crews to make up the Cloud 9 fleet.
Cloud 9 citizenship brings our members together to build camaraderie, provide a defined and structured way to participate in activities, and further expand the Cloud 9 community throughout the ‘verse and beyond. More information is available in the C9 discord and the C9 site forums.
To apply for Cloud 9 citizenship:
1. Join Cloud 9 through RSI and set us as your main
2. Join our C9 Discord & register with your RSI name on C9 Site Forums
3. Choose your current professions and apply for citizenship
To become a Cloud 9 citizen:
1. Be an active member and help the Cloud 9 community grow
2. Your application will be reviewed and you’ll be asked a few questions
3. If eligible, you’ll have a naturalization ceremony, take the Oath of Allegiance
As a Cloud 9 citizen:
1. You’ll become an important part of our community and can help us shape our future
2. You’ll be able to nominate and vote for each other into currently available positions
3. You’ll help us build the Cloud 9 fleet!
Basically: join, participate, apply, take the oath, join the fleet.
If you have any questions, please ask in the C9 discord, C9 site forums, or C9 spectrum.
Cloud 9 is not a pirate or otherwise “bad guy” group or community. We do not condone provoking or initiating attacks. The exception is public enemy. Select locations like SPK and Jump Town are okay, only when others clearly welcome combat and when it does not affect reputation. Individuals may opt to participate in legal bounty hunting. Members or affiliates that fail to follow our rules will be removed.
Our interaction in the ‘verse aligns with Chris Roberts’ vision as it pertains to PvE and PvP. In August 2018, Chris said, “The design of this is to have 90% of the universe be AI. Most of your content will be PvE. Fashioned in a way that if you don’t want to engage in PvP, you don’t have to.” Related links: Reverse the Verse & Spectrum thread
Founded in the early 21st century, Cloud 9 underwent initial developments within various settings, including the virtual environment known as Star Citizen. Much of the progress that followed has since been redacted, although near the end of that century, some of their citizens opted to enter cryostasis, with the hopes of extending the reach of their community and of their understanding of the universe beyond the scope of the farthest accessible star, to redefine what it means to explore, discover, and create opportunities, but above all else, to have fun, even amidst the torrent and turmoil of inter-galactic conflict.
Members of Cloud 9 were awoken in the early 30th century. Although they survived the great sleep, they remained in their elderly bodies. The technology of the time allowed for improved health and longevity of life and, with that, the members were able to extend their lives. During that time, they acclimated to the new time, the new cultures, and learned of the histories and developments that occurred over the past millennium. Nearly a decade later, they prepared for transferal, and were reborn as newborns containing the knowledge and memories of their previous lives. Just as technology slowed the aging of their elderly bodies, it was able to accelerate the aging of their newborn bodies to their desired ages, then maintain an aging rate of their choosing.
On the 10th of December, 2946, the founding member – who had gone missing in the 21st century – arrived and revived Cloud 9, and in time reunited with the reborn members. It was during this reformation that they discovered that some of the original members, who did not live long enough to enter cryostasis, had an encounter with an entity – only known as the Third Incarnation – intent on advancing them to the next phase, guiding them toward their destiny.
From the moment of its revival, Cloud 9 experienced a real life version of the events that occurred nearly 1,000 years prior. They were no longer characters in a space simulation. They were real, flesh and bone. They died and were revived. They lost their ships and through the feats of technology they were respawned. Again and again. All the while, making progress as an organization and community. All the while, reliving the exact moments that they experienced through Star Citizen.
Later during the course of these events they came across a means of time travel, but it was not fully developed, leading Cloud 9 to experience simultaneously occurring events between the 21st and 30th centuries, between virtual realities and reality itself.
3998 // [REDACTED] (3998-01-31)
2946 // Cloud 9 community revived (2946-12-10 13:31)
2939 // Cloud 9 crew reborn (2939-01-04 07:35)
2931 // Cloud 9 crew awoken (2931-07-04 00:01)
2872 // Beginning of SynthWorld project
2800 // The Ark is built
2438 // First contact
2271 // First jump point discovered
2252 // [REDACTED] (2252-08-09)
2232 // First interstellar travel, crew enter stasis
2140 // First publicly available spaceship
2113 // First human terraforming technology
2075 // First human quantum drive
2069 // Cloud 9 crew enter cryostasis (2069-02-03 10:04)
2052 // Cloud 9 member invents cryostasis machine
2038 // Close Incarnation of the Third Kind [DETAILS REDACTED]
2016 // Cloud 9 organization founded (2016-12-10 07:31)
1928 // [REDACTED]
50Ma // [REDACTED]
Additional events will be revealed in time.
Our main locations for communication are through our discord servers and website forums.
We have additional channels and servers available to our citizens.
We have meetups on a global level and across multiple regions, along with special events, all occurring throughout the week and month.
We always meet in our discord chat first, then in the ‘verse.
We are an international group, we default to UTC (0) time.
Our members are from all over the world, including the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, etc.
We have a variety of meetups, from the more logistical to the more action-oriented, including planned and unplanned.
Select the Join Us Now link to join Cloud 9
Cloud 9 Website: http://cloud9inc.net (under reconstruction, please see our forums below, thank you!)
Cloud 9 Website Forums: http://discussions.cloud9inc.net
Cloud 9 Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/cloud9inc
Cloud 9 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Explore and ask us in C9 discord and C9 site forums for more information.
See you in the ‘verse!
Cloud 9 is a safe haven for explorers and freelancers.
Cloud 9 is about community and collaboration.
Civilians that join Cloud 9:
We have several professions that we apply to both exploration and freelancing.
Our exploration objectives and collaborations:
We implement several professions through exploration.
We also provide our professions as freelancing services through C9 packages.
Cloud 9 Professions:
Our crews use these, they’re compatible with but not dependent upon the limitations of Star Citizen mechanics. Tier 1 is integrated into the ‘verse. Tiers 2 & 3 (listed separately) may not have mechanics. Exploration is our official career – travel, discovery, learning, claiming land, building, colonizing – and uses all professions.
Our Main (Tier 1) Professions:
Department of Exploration:
Department of Support Services:
Department of Trade:
Department of Security:
Department of Public Services:
Department of Construction:
Department of Networking:
Department of Governance:
Professions with mechanics take priority with crew activities.
Cloud 9 Crews & Fleet:
Civilians join Cloud 9 as main members, apply for Cloud 9 citizenship, upon acceptance take the Oath at our naturalization ceremonies, then join our main crew and additional crews when we have vacancies.
Other Cloud 9 subgroups:
Our crews & fleet serve as only one component of our subgroups. We also have logistical teams, committees and management.
Cloud 9 citizens interested in leadership opportunities are encouraged to become active participants in our meetups, involved in crew activities, and attain logistical team positions. All of our subgroups have leadership roles within each area of focus. As a part of forming additional crews, we will need Cloud 9 citizens to serve as captains, which are also elected and term-based positions, giving other citizens opportunities to serve as captains of our crews. We also have leadership roles that cover larger areas of Cloud 9, including a position to help all crews and another position to help all teams; those roles will be activated as needed.
We use Cloud 9 spectrum directly in the ‘verse, alongside Cloud 9 discord servers, Cloud 9 website, and Cloud 9 forums on the C9 site. These communication platforms are our go-to places for our discussions, planning, and activities.
Members of Cloud 9 shall have fun, help others, and enjoy recreation at its best.
If, at any time, a member does not have fun, then they shall:
If, at any time, a member does not receive help, then they shall:
If, at any time, a member does not enjoy the recreational use of their time, then they shall:
Cloud 9 is truly a safe haven. A place of refuge and security.
A safe haven for all:
Cloud 9 promotes nonviolent adventures and experiences throughout the cosmos for all races. Human, Banu, Tevarin, Kr’Thak, Xi’An, Vanduul, and any others that we discover in time. Although there may always be conflict between various groups of humans, Cloud 9 encourages the uniting of all humans so that we can defend ourselves from Vanduul threats. We even hope to one day attain peace with the Vanduul. There will come the day that we will even need to unite with the Vanduul, as we all face the new threat, a great, mysterious darkness from beyond.
While we are a community of peace, we also have elements that are prepared for responding to dissonance, and will proceed as deemed appropriate if necessary.
About our community, membership, and citizenship:
Cloud 9 has multiple layers of access to the different organized components of our community.
Our affiliates are welcome to volunteer on missions but receive no profits; however, they receive discounts from services.
Anybody that aligns with us is welcome to join us. Citizenship is highly recommended, it is the best way to make the most out of Cloud 9.
Distribution of proceeds:
Our citizens receive profits gained from services in a variety of ways. Details are provided separate from this page.
Our citizens select 1 primary profession and 2 or more secondary professions, all of which can be applied directly to exploration and freelancing.
Exploration – we gather together, unplanned and planned in advance at designated locations, to venture off into the depths of space. Seek out others, board vessel(s), travel to destinations known and unknown, determine safety of locations, seek out potential locations for Cloud 9 outposts, help expand the universe.
Freelancing – we organize tasks and provide services to help build upon the presence of Cloud 9 within the ‘verse.
We have meetups where we discuss interests and hopes for a better tomorrow for Cloud 9 and for the ‘verse as a whole… and we party.
Cloud 9 Leadership:
We activate additional leadership roles as they become relevant and are needed. All of our leadership is asked to help each other and help others, to expand awareness of what we do and participate in our activities. Input is welcome, it can be shared with us through the proper channels. Main members and citizens are also welcome to get involved in ways that could potentially lead to gaining leadership positions in future.
Cloud 9 Disclaimer:
The Cloud 9 organization, its members, and any other affiliates – henceforth referred to as C9 – do not accept responsibility for the nature in which anybody has fun, helps others, or participates in the recreational use of their time. Anybody taking action of any kind is solely responsible for their own, individual actions, and C9 shall not be held liable or accountable for them. C9 promotes a happy, healthy, and positive environment.