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Xenosystems Exploration & Survey / XES

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History

Xenosystems Exploration & Survey (XES, colloquially pronounced “excess”) was founded in 2016 by Kal and TheBookfinder.

Impatient for a genre-defining, independent, science-fiction game, they chose to cryogenically freeze their bodies until such times as the UEE was the de facto governing body for humanity amongst the stars. However, a power-cut caused the founders to thaw prematurely in January 2018 and they quickly realised that an organisation of two guys would be ridiculous.

Thus, Xenosystems has been pushing a targeted and aggressive growth campaign with the help of a shiny new website. Proud of their decision to develop the organisation into a reasonably sized team of awesome men and women, the founders went back into the freezer and left their Discord Bot, Hal, to take care of things while they chilled.

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OVERVIEW

We are a privately owned geological survey organisation, that proudly delivers commercially viable mineral deposits for the galaxy’s mining industry.

Xenosystems Exploration & Survey performs the prerequisite checks which enable the discovery and extraction of popular commodity constituents, from intra-planetary and extra-planetary sources, and facilitates the sale of its mineral property assets to its corporate partners.

The co-founders of the business made their fortunes by investing in a little-known mining venture formed before the advent of RSI’s Orion mining platform, and based on the knowledge of its anticipated arrival, by developing a lead into what was, then, a very stagnant and exclusive industry.

No one was prepared for the explosion of entrepreneurial activity that originated with the commercial release of the Orion, nor did they foresee the profound effect it would have on the economy. Suffice to say, our founders’ initial investment performed rather well.

With the dividends of their success and their burgeoning knowledge of the mining sector, our founders incorporated Xenosystems Exploration & Survey as a cutting-edge prospecting organisation, to discover and acquire new ore deposits for resale.

Xenosystems is now rolling out an aggressive growth strategy, with a view to becoming the premier prospecting establishment across all sovereign territories. For more information on career opportunities, please click here.

RECRUITMENT

XES is currently recruiting several senior management, captain and crew positions and we’re keen to hear from anyone with a passion for discovery and a commitment to excellence. If you think you have what it takes to be part of something bigger, please feel free to submit your application here. A manager will be in touch shortly to arrange an interview and induction.

ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE

So far, we’re just a few people looking to enjoy an awesome game. Real life always comes first. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and when we play, we’re looking to have a good time. That said, we do like to put a little thought and team-work into overcoming the various challenges present in the game. If you’re interested in our list of activities and want to work with a bunch of relaxed (but awesome) people, please feel free to give us a shout.

As a guide, we have members in Western Europe (between UTC+0 to UTC+2) and the Eastern United States Seaboard (UTC -6). We intend to set up regional managers to coordinate activities, so that anyone across the globe may join us, thrive and have fun.

Looking forward to seeing you in the ‘verse.

Manifesto

We, the star wanderers, the space explorers, declare,

That we recognise our right and duty to shed away from the safety of our harbours,

That we shall not suffer the regret of having lived in the comfort of what is known,

That we shall acquire new knowledge and chart new horizons,

That we are independent and neutral, insofar as our morality and survivability allow us to be,

That any may apply to join, regardless or their planet of origin, to live a life of adventure,

That we shall lead the drive of industry, for the benefit of all.

– The Xenosystems Exploration & Survey Board of Directors

Charter

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

“You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

“A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

“In space, no one can hear your techno.” – Kal

“Desert heat will kill you.” – The Bookfinder