deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

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deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

Postby Xveers on Tue 27 Feb 2018 04:09

To: Research Executive Think Tank
CC: PackMaster Brand, Chief of Research
Topic: Theoretical Technologies AS 13 Q1 Grant Reviews

I appreciate your support in examining these new and potential technologies. We all have much on our worktables already, and even undertaking a cursory examination of them all is a substantial matter. As such, I will just provide a quick executive summary in this message and rely on the provided attachments to fill in the details. As a coordinator, it's not necessarily my job to understand everything in detail. Rather, I have the rather harder job of trying to synthesize a coherent overarching concept out of a quilt of different ideas.

Even with as many viable research teams as we have, there is still more promising research topics than available lab space and funding. As such, we have to do some prioritization both on the short and long term.

So, for your perusal:

Applied Neural Grafting and FMI Interfaces
Quantum Parallel Processing at near-space distances
Wormhole-Drive Field Interactions: Extending dwell time
Drive Torus Overloading
X-ray Laser Gain Medium Studies
Adaptive Signal Processing Electronics
Charged Polymer Crystal
Upscaling Doping Gain Mediums and Thermal Dissipation
Off-Bore Fire Control Links
Theoretical Applications of Negative Matter

Please provide your three most promising avenues of research by the end of this week, and we can meet to start hashing out the proposals in depth. Additionally, please be ready to defend your selections.

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Re: deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

Postby Cralis on Tue 27 Feb 2018 12:02

Ausgezeichnet! Sehr Gut!

Some of those, at least in my mind, could potentially lead to several different techs... this is exactly what I talk about when I talk about leaving enough room for the GM/writer to fill in the specifics for his universe!

Off-Bore Fire Control Links


Ok you got me on that one. I can't think of what tech that might lead to. Technically all guided weapons will fire at off-bore targets...
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Re: deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

Postby Xveers on Wed 28 Feb 2018 02:25

Cralis wrote:Ausgezeichnet! Sehr Gut!

Some of those, at least in my mind, could potentially lead to several different techs... this is exactly what I talk about when I talk about leaving enough room for the GM/writer to fill in the specifics for his universe!

Off-Bore Fire Control Links


Ok you got me on that one. I can't think of what tech that might lead to. Technically all guided weapons will fire at off-bore targets...


True, true. But there are a few fundamental technologies that block targeting certain specific ships; in order to target those ships, you need a spotter, hence the fire control links...
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Re: deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

Postby Xveers on Mon 21 May 2018 19:06

Main Boardroom, 120th Floor
Hans-Roland Office Tower
deWulf Capital City of Lowell

It had been over three years since they had last met in this room, hard to believe given the tumult over the intervening years. The initial invasion. The shock upon discovering that the colony was being systematically exterminated. The liberation of a world with barely a tenth of its pre-war population. And then attempt after attempt to secure the Elysian system and bring a final, apocalyptic end to the war.

The occupants of this boardroom hadn't seen the first attack coming, but they had navigated the shoals and rapids of the subsequent events with a practiced ease. That was no surprise; dealing with events light years away and separated by a dozen layers of bureaucracy was their day to day work. But as the war dragged on, it was becoming painfully clear that not all of the pieces they controlled were entirely... reliable. They were moving under their own power, making their own decisions. Ones that weren't quite in line with the pre-ordained plans. And worse yet, there were pieces on the board that they hadn't put out, running on their own rules and with their own goals.

It was enough to make a ruling councilor turn to drink.

"I'm still not happy that Rollen has decided to use Article 17."

"You're unhappy with him using Article 17? I think we're all unhappy that he even noticed that Article 17 exists."

The two executives glowered at each other across the crystal polymer table.

"I think we're all unhappy with how events have played out so far. And as much as we can fault Rollen for his.. aggressive actions, we did ensure we had an assertive and competent chief naval officer. We can hardly fault him for playing to win. No matter how much it may have burned us in the short term. And that is all it is, a short term setback."

The other heads nodded in agreement, though some less enthusiastically than others.

"And on the subject of short term setbacks, I'm sure that someone here is a little disappointed that their privateering operation in the Borodino system was so thoroughly shut down. Rollen used perhaps a bit too big a hammer, but then this isn't really a time for subtlety. I suppose it is a good thing, though. The hammer was big enough there wasn't much of anything left behind to research, after all."

The nodding heads all slowed, looking back at the speaker with a bit of quiet confusion. And concern.

"We uh... we were talking about that back and forth before you arrived. As best as we can tell, nobody here was even vaguely involved in that particular operation. And the only corporation that didn't get hit was deWulf."

The rest of the attendees all nodded in agreement, the confusion giving way to agreement. The same representative continued.

"And with all due respect, Sir-" a phrase that always meant there was little respect due "None of us are terribly happy to have been so broadly targeted. Especially during wartime. We of course understand that you represent a full third of The State's economic output, but this was more than defending market share. Or even just cutting out a new market for yourselves."

"Not to mention the use of technologies that even the navy hasn't deployed yet." Another voice joined in support, its owner leaning forward over the table. "That could have many people asking questions that we'd rather not have asked. Especially if it was Naval Intelligence asking the questions."

The Fenren sitting at the head of the table leaned back some, hands resting across his chest in thought. "The raiders operating out of Borodino weren't ours. And our labs weren't the ones who are involved in torpedo development. The fact we weren't being hit though... that's disturbing. We have as much freight going through Borodino as some of you do. Which means someome's been using our shipping schedules against us."

A fresh voice slipped in "If we take your statements at face value, then who?"

The head of the table replied "I can think of one group that would happily make sure we started shooting each other..."

And the pieces continued to move.
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Re: deWulf Corporate Democracy Turn 133

Postby Xveers on Sun 17 Jun 2018 01:08

Excerpts from "Space Warfare Quarterly"
Issue 13.3

Joining The Fleet

dWS Sieg
The dWS Sieg is completing her working up and pre-deployment trials at the Mittelsspannung yards in Fenris orbit, and scheduled to be joining the fleet in 13.4. She is the first of the Sieg-class ships to be completed, and her crew has been working since 12.3 to help build the testing and maintenance procedures for the new class of warship. When she is accepted, Sieg will be the first deWulf ship designed explicitly for assaulting hostile planets. Originally designed as part of the Naval Reorganization of 12.2, Sieg is a substantial departure from previous ship designs, having been optimized with a heavy defensive suite and minimal strategic speed.

Corporate Sponsor: Wolfhard Fries
Commanding Officer: Lore Lexer
Executive Officer: Mathilde Pfeffer
Master Weaponeer: Leo Hämmerli

dWMS Hansel
Part of the fifth wave of construction, dWMS Hansel is the 46th Saaman-Class combat transport ordered for the deWulf. Laid down in 12.9, she was launched in 13.1 and completed working-up and acceptance trials on 13.3/22. Built to support fleet operations, Hansel offers additional logistical and operational support as an integral part of the fleet. As a logistical unit, no corporate sponsor or command information is provided.

dWMS Rodov
Part of the fifth wave of construction, dWMS Rodov is the 47th Saaman-Class combat transport ordered for the deWulf. Laid down in 12.9, she was launched in 13.1 and completed working-up and acceptance trials on 13.3/22. Built to support fleet operations, Rodov offers additional logistical and operational support as an integral part of the fleet. As a logistical unit, no corporate sponsor or command information is provided.

dWMS Sornosen
Part of the fifth wave of construction, dWMS Sornosen is the 48th Saaman-Class combat transport ordered for the deWulf. Laid down in 12.9, she was launched in 13.1 and completed working-up and acceptance trials on 13.3/22. Built to support fleet operations, Sornosen offers additional logistical and operational support as an integral part of the fleet. As a logistical unit, no corporate sponsor or command information is provided.

dWMS Donfor
Part of the fifth wave of construction, dWMS Donfor is the 49th Saaman-Class combat transport ordered for the deWulf. Laid down in 12.9, she was launched in 13.1 and completed working-up and acceptance trials on 13.3/22. Built to support fleet operations, Donfor offers additional logistical and operational support as an integral part of the fleet. As a logistical unit, no corporate sponsor or command information is provided.

dWMS Milli
Part of the fifth wave of construction, dWMS Milli is the 50th Saaman-Class combat transport ordered for the deWulf. Laid down in 12.9, she was launched in 13.1 and completed working-up and acceptance trials on 13.3/22. Built to support fleet operations, Milli offers additional logistical and operational support as an integral part of the fleet. As a logistical unit, no corporate sponsor or command information is provided.



Leaving the Fleet

dWS Issac Kleiner
Commissioned in 2.2, Issac Kleiner deployed to the Sintillan front on 2.4 and remained on the front lines until the end of the conflict in 3.7, returning to Fenris shortly after for refits. She conducted additional combat patrols in the Binary war, helping secure hostile asteroid colonies and working as a close escort during both planetary sieges. She spent the years afterwards in Fenris orbit, conducting the occasional customs patrol in between experimental refits. During this time she served as a test-bed for design improvements that would eventually result in the advanced S-Boat-class light cruisers. During this time her portside cargo hold was converted to a barracks for scientists, leading her to pick up the nickname "Test Tube Rack" as she was put through experimental refit after refit.

Reactivated for the Elysian war she continued to function as close escort for the battle line, shooting down four gunboats in the liberation of Dave's World. After serving as a carrier escort for the First and Second battle of Elysium, she was withdrawn from service in 13.0 and stricken from service in 13.2.

dWS Krivak
Built after the Treaty of Lvov in 6.8 that allowed the recreation of a Sintillan navy, the dWS Krivak was launched as the SIN Krivak. She spent the majority of her existence on patrols from Sintilla to the colony world of Borodino and back, missing the Binary war in its entirety. She logged over seventy warp jumps, a record only surpassed by some Hawking-Class light cruisers. Krivak acquired the unfortunate nickname "Krusher" after a docking mishap in 9.5/08 at the Borodino Highport, when she destroyed three docking pylons in rapid succession. No casualties came from the incident, but she was permanently denied docking permissions at Borodino highport as a result. During the Elysian war she found herself being given a wide berth even by her sister ships. Her service as a warp point assault unit and carrier escort during the Liberation of Dave's world and First and Second battles of Elysium were unremarkable, and she joined her sisters at the breakers in 13.2.

dWS Aufklärer
First laid down as part of the Fleet 30 initiative, Aufklärer was the first ship to mount the new long range "Capital-Ya" sensor suite. Design considerations meant that she was effectively a mobile version of a similar planet-bound sensor array, which meant limited mobility and defenses. Nonetheless, she proved to be a vital part of fleet operations for the next ten years, helping provide fleet intelligence for numerous battles. In 9.2 she embarked a design team working on the successor to the -Ya, the -Yb. Over the next six months the crew shared their experiences and opinions on the Aufklärer class, as well as several in-service modifications that had been done.

Even after the deployment of the follow-on Hare-Class sensor ships, Aufklärer continued in service until enough Hares were in service. Finally withdrawn from service in 13.0, Aufklärer found herself in the breaker's yards in 13.03.


Changes of Command

dWS Triez Kzushrenadov
Hunter Esther Creuzburg relieved
Hunter Urs Heun

dWS Erich Grevstad
Hunter Detlev Fincke relieved
Hunter Oliver Weigl

dWS Taifun
Hunter Andrea Schleibaum relieved
Hunter Koloman Rosen

dWS Gerwing
Hunter Evelyn Schiffner relieved
Hunter Wibke Grisbaum



Qualified for Command

Sr. Lancer Lea Arnoldi
dWS Aufklarer

Sr. Lancer Tina Feilhaber
dWS Yuriy Povstyev

Sr. Lancer Adam Goldhaber
dWS Issac Kleiner

Sr. Lancer Finn Guttmacher
dWS Tannsfells

Sr. Lancer Rolf Hermann
dWS Lise Meitner

Sr. Lancer Kunz Holzhausen
dWS Mikhail Gurov

Sr. Lancer Egon Kohring
dWS Bo

Sr. Lancer Thekla Lerch
dWS Hans Richter

Sr. Lancer Patricia Tausche
dWS Arbatskaya

Sr. Lancer Jürgen Wiedenfeld
dWS Johan Von Karthy



Qualified for Engineering Command

Lancer Yannik Krieger
dWS Bo

Lancer Moritz Lindenbaum
dWS Alex Seidel

Lancer Günther Heinecke
dWS Sturm

Lancer Charlotte Freudenberg
dWS Orkan

Lancer Karolin Lowenstam
dWS Taifun
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