Southern Cross Alliance is a community organisation focusing on catering to all playstyles. Headquartered at /r/southerncrossalliance for Australians, New Zealanders and other like-timezoned players.
Southern Cross Alliance started as just an offhand remark on a Reddit post which cascaded into a fun, vibrant community. The organisation quickly grew as Australians and New Zealanders flocked to the banner of the Southern Cross, growing 100 members in our first month as a listed Organisation. Now Several years in the growth continues, now the SCA listing boasts more than 500 members, Several thousand ships make up the fleet, but this isn’t a fleet consisting only of single seat fighters, rather the fleet numbers many capital ships including, 3 Javelin Destroyers and 15 Idris’. So what does this mean? It means we will never be lacking in things to do.
Since 2946 the SCA have hosted the Crux Cup, a community run racing event and the home of the AURORA Classic.—————————————————————————-
We have taken to writing up little fictional “in verse” pieces of Lore relating to the history of our organisation and our members. While we do try to be consistent with official SC Lore, our intent is to create organisational history in a fun, creative way. We will periodically update the piece of Org-Lore that we are showcasing.
If you missed a piece or would like to read all our lore then follow the link:
Captain Wilson Alexander George or WAG, was the winner of the 2915 Murray Cup, A Terran National whose rise to fame and notoriety and fame was relatively brief. WAG had been a member of the Minute Men the premier interceptor squadron of then Terra Militia; he resigned his Commission in 2915 to follow a career in racing.
His first appearance on the inter-planetary scene was the Millennium Races held at the New Suvla Track on Earth during the Millennium Races. The Millennium Races were devised by Earth’s Congress to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the of what Earthers still referred to as the Great War. Earth’s IGC hoped to promote the notion that Earth was still the premier planet within the UEE.
WAG’s unparalleled piloting skill enabled him to consistently navigate the New Suvla course and take the title as champion for that race. If his racing skill was not enough to bring fame, he was forever linked to the growing tension between Earth and Terra when rather than praising Earth as the cradle of the UEE he promptly claimed Terra was the brightest light in the UEE and true Center of Empire.
Given his piloting skill, it was no surprise that Captain George easily qualified for the Murray Cup in the same year. As in his previous races, WAG’s piloting skills enabled him to easily win all stages of the Murray Cup championship. It looked as though he would dominate the racing scene for many years to come. This, however, was not the case; his career was unfortunately cut short. He drowned during his Post Cup celebrations, being found in a hot tub that had been filled with Champagne.
Conspiracy theorists on Terra, to this day, claim Earth’s IGC had Captain George “removed” for his comments against earth. While such beliefs still exist among conspiracy theorists, the truth is that Earth was not involved in the death of WAG. Given his dominance of the Race Track and the number of professional racers, he had easily defeated it is more likely that, if he was the victim of foul play, that it was rivals in the racing community that arranged for his demise.
Southern Cross Alliance is an organisation that strives to provide a safe environment for players from between the UTC+8 (west oz) to the UTC+12 (Kiwiland) timezones to work together. We’re all in that annoying spot that the rest of the world is never playing when we want to – so why wait for them? Catch them while they sleep, so we believe.
This has lead to some interesting budding Alliances with some major powers who want the added muscle of someone to watch their assets while they sleep (kind of like the whole Vampire/Werewolf alliance, without the slavery side of it.) which not only benefits them but us as well. But don’t get us wrong, we are not all the Carebear type who want to fly in the safety of patrolled space. We welcome all kinds of Adventurers to our fold, and our operations will cover a large part of patrolled and unpatrolled space.
Southern Cross Alliance is an organisation that provides a home to Star Citizens from Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and others within the UTC+8 and UTC+12 time zones (That’s West Aus through to Kiwiland) or who feel a connection to our cause. The Southern Cross Alliance is here to help you play the game how you want and with the people who are like-minded in goals and principles.