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[R✠U] Free Colony of Rheinland / FREECOLONY

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Away from the grasp of the Empire and power-hungry corporations

WE THE PEOPLE

of Rheinland continue the search for our new home.

You are welcome to join our rag-tag fleet.

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Member of the RHEIN✠UNION



History

We are a group of like-minded people who left Earth and the UEE behind, each for his own personal reasons. We joined our cause in the search for a new suitable place to lay the cornerstone for a free and independent colony to call our future home.

Our history has begun just recently. Our future will be written by all of us, together hand in hand.

Until then, you can find the most essential information about us in the ‘charter’ and the ‘manifest’ section.

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Manifesto

The Free Colony of Rheinland is a group comprised of like-minded people, who all set out from the Rheinland on old Earth for their own and personal reasons, then joined their cause and became fast friends and brothers in doing so. Together we turned away from the grasp and corruption of the Empire and its entwined power-hungry mega-corporations to search among the stars for an opportune location to establish a free and independent colony settlement to call our new home.

Meanwhile, until a suitable location is discovered, we set up headquarters on Midway Station, an asteroid base owned by the RHEIN✠GOLD Stellar Mining Company in the Ellis system.

We are a companionship first and above all things and in our hearts we are explorers and turn our minds towards the unknown and new horizons. Also, while turning to the new and undiscovered, we uphold the memory, heritage and culture of our ancestral home that was, and birthplace on old mother Earth – a land which was once called the Rheinland, a melting pot of all people with German language and culture.

On our quest we joined our forces with the Rheinwehr and together we founded the RHEIN✠UNION, to safe-guard and protect our efforts to spark a new society based on humanism and freedom.

Several organizations and companies have already joined our efforts within the RHEIN✠UNION and provide a wide variety of resources and capabilities which will be needed in our new home. Among them are the Rheingau Deep Space Exploration Corp. for exploration and science, the Rheinstahl Heavy Industries for trading and engineering and the RHEIN✠GOLD Stellar Mining Co. for resource exploitation including mining and salvaging.
We are protected by the forces of the Rheinwehr and the loyal Rhein✠Union Colonial Marines as an unrelenting and vigilant shield for our civilian populace, should the need arise to defend ourselves against threats or aggression from the outside.

More may come and also our numbers in population may increase once we lay down the first cornerstone of our new home and society, but we are more interested to uphold our companionship and friendship among the few of us than being watered down in vast numbers.
So if you also left behind the cradle of humanity for whatever reason and are looking for a new home for you and your loved ones to build yourself a save haven and a future, and wish to join your cause with a fledgling and forming society, contact us. We might just be of one mind and share the same goals and ideals. There is only one way to find out.

Freunde, so ihr in Frieden kommt, seid uns willkommen in der Freien Kolonie Rheinland, Gründer und Salz der Rhein✠Union!

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Charter

What is important to us:

  • The most important basis of our organization are our members and their shared companionship, having fun with each other, not ever-growing numbers or abstract in-game achievements.
    We understand our group to be first and foremost social insofar, as we care for our members and want to play not only with them, but first of all because of them!
  • Our second-most important value is our personal freedom. Everyone of our members is welcome to participate in everything, no one is forced or bound to do anything, except enjoying their game.

We are a German Organization:

  • This is a german organization. That doesn’t mean that we won’t accept any international or english speaking members, because we certainly do and gladly so. We all speak english rather fluently, but be prepared to encounter mostly german speaking guys nonetheless. This is because we would like to keep things simple and not overcomplicate things by trying to be bilingual all the way through, so please understand.

About our Playstyle:

  • Activities: Although we certainly will participate in PvP, dog fighting and fleet manuevers, we value building up, exploration and profit by freelancing, mining, trading and defending our goods and assets more than mere destruction. Also we prefer legal activities and a clean criminal record with the UEE, albeit being separatists and not believing in the joint cause of the UEE and mega-corporations.
  • Branches: Aside from outright piracy we are keen on covering and exploring every playstyle and aspect of the game imaginable. Our members are organized in several branch-like cross-guild structures within the RHEIN✠UNION, which we call ‘Teams’. A Team can be any type of organization covering different sets of activities, squadrons or fun-groups and Teams can be founded by any RHEIN✠UNION Citizen. Each Citizen and Resident in turn can participate in several Teams and to the extend of his or her personal choosing.
  • Roleplaying: The Free Colony includes players who love roleplaying as well as those who don’t (but all of us value an immersive ambience). So as a member you choose for yourself if you want to give it a try or not. Mututal tolerance towards each personal playstyle is the key here, like in every other aspect of our guild-life.
  • Committment: Our organization is flagged as ‘regular’ but comprises also of several ‘casual’ members, as any of us leads a normal life with day-jobs, families and a social life. The real personal life always comes first. We do not have any ‘hardcore’ ambitions.
  • Assets: We offer our own forum and TS3 server (ts.rheinunion.org).

What we expect in our Members:

  • In our members we value maturity, manners, tolerance, open-mindedness and a sense of honor, chivalry and friendship more than a wealth of ingame assets, game experience or mere skill. Yes, we are carebears and proudly so.
  • Trolling and griefing other players is not tolerated.
  • Though maturity is, mere age is not an issue set in stone. Our mean age is about 35 years and currently ranges from the early twenties to the late fifties. Most of us are original veterans of games like Elite, Wing Commander, Privateer and Freelancer, X-Wing/Tie Fighter, or the X-series and now see our childhood dream about to be fulfilled with Squadron 42 and StarCitizen.

Contact:

  • Joining: If you are interested in joining us, please start a conversation with one of our founders via the personal message system here on the the RSI forums or send an email to: freecolony@rheinunion.org. We like to get to know every single applicant before accepting him or her into our organization. TS3 interviews are a must.
  • Write us: If there are any questions left unanswered or you have diplomatic matters to discuss, please send an RSI forum PM to one of our persons in charge, our founders, Nailhead, Sunset or Sorrow.
    Alternatively send an email to: freecolony@rheinunion.org.
    We will answer your request as soon as possible.

Either way, you are most welcome to join our rag-tag fleet on our search for our new home. :)

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