The press gathers in the news briefing room at the Sienar Conglomerate Capital building. Also present in the room are President Exodus, to his right stands Vice President Roberts, to his left Sienar Extractions CEO Tessa Kay, Sienar Pharmaceuticals CEO X`ya Django, and another man not recognizable to many outside of Sienar – John Tacker. Above and behind the group the holographic image of the great seal of the Sienar Conglomerate slowly spins. President Exodus appears to be smiling and nodding in Trackers direction, but appears to be interrupted as he halts and looks directly into the camera, never loosing the smile. The press secretary steps up to the podium and begins speaking.
Ladies and gentlemen of the press. Today the Sienar Conglomerate is happy to announce a big addition to help the citizens of the Sienar Conglomerate. I introduce to you, Drey Exodus, president of the Sienar Conglomerate.
Everyone in the room stands in respect of President Exodus as he enters the room. Drey steps to the podium, shakes the hand of the press secretary, then turns and smiles warmly to the members of the press corp.
Sentinents of the galaxy, fellow Sienarians, I am extremely excited to announce the establishment of a new Banking Institute today, formed by and for Sienar Members, which will be known henceforth as the Central Bank of Kastolar. In charge of this new bank, I hereby announce John Tacker as Finance Manager. Congratulations, Tacker, on seeing your dreams come to fruition!
Drey gestures for John to come forward, and as he does shakes the man’s hand as they both smile for the cameras.
Without further ado, I will let John introduce himself and the bank. Please…
Drey yields the podium and John steps up, nods and clears his throat before continuing.
Thank you, Mr. President!
Dear Colleagues, friends…
…nobody in this room knew anything about me when I joined Sienar Conglomerate. I was a young, inexperienced pilot with a great will to work, to create, to build. I “deposited” to them my vision and they offered me the most valuable good an employer can offer to an employee: freedom! The freedom to express my thoughts, my dreams and my creativity. In this great family, I found the stimuli on the face of illuminated teachers as Bart, as Tessa, as X`ya and of course, as President Exodus.
So, today, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sienar Conglomerate honors me deeply by giving me the chance to present to you the Central Bank of Kastolar. A project that got life after a long time of hard work. A tool that will offer you the chance to realize your visions.
We don’t want you to deposit just your money, we want you to deposit your passion, your dream and we will make it true!
Above the podium and along side the Sienar Conglomerate seal the seal of The Central Bank of Kastolar fades in. The room erupts in cheers.
The air in the room is festive as all of the Sienar Conglomerate prepares for the launch of it’s newest warship. The name and hull number have been kept under wraps since the Sienar Technologies Ship Yards laid the keel months ago. The room goes quiet as Vice President Bart Roberts steps forward and speaks to the gathered crowd.
“Today is a proud moment for all of us under the Sienar Conglomerate flag. We gather today to both honor one of our dearest friends, our Ambassador from the Tion Hegemony Chancellor Stephanie Barefoot and witness the christening and launch of our newest warship. The launching of a ship is like the birth of a child: it is a time of tension and anticipation. The builder worries about the transfer of his large, weighty creation from the unyielding steel of the ship yard to the zero Gravity of space. And the people of the Sienar Conglomerate look forward with pride to our newest asset. Be she merchantman or man-of-war, the “birth” of a ship generates both emotions. This new ship, as you’ve heard, is a marvel of technological innovation, Sienar innovation, and the strength of our manufacturing system, as is this incredible shipyard.”
“So with no further ado, it is time to christen this incredible new ship. Her crew can then take her out and defend the Sienar Conglomerate, just as our Navy and our civilian mariners have done in centuries past. May the BB 17 [SC] Stephanie Barefoot serve in peace but should the need arise, may she be ready to defend our home worlds.”
Vice President Roberts steps back from the podium and hands Ambassador Chancellor Barefoot a small data pad with a blinking red button on it.
“Thank you Mr Vice President.”
“It is for me, a great honor and privilege to play a small part in this ceremony. For many years now, the peoples of the Sienar
Conglomerate and the Tion Hegemony have been good and close friends. Long may the relationship we share continue to be warm and fruitful. So, it is my pleasure to name this vessel the ‘BB 17 [SC] Stephanie Barefoot’. May good fortune follow her and all who serve upon her.”
Stephanie presses the button releasing the magnetic moorings holding the BB 17 in position within the confines of the shipyard. Maneuvering jets fire pushing the new warship out into space. As the [SC] Stephanie Barefoot drifted into view through the large observation view ports built into the side of the station, everyone in the room is awe struck by the sight of the Dreadnought class warship floating in silence with the capital world of the Sienar Conglomerate serving as the back drop.
Due to unexpected personal matters Azrah Kahn has stepped down as the Grand Marshall of the Sienar Conglomerate Security Force. Tessa Kay, Board of Management member and CEO of Sienar Extractions commented today saying “Grand Marshall Kahn will be missed, we wish him well on his future endeavors, however business must go on.” The Board of Management held an emergency meeting earlier this morning and announced Grand Marshall Kahn’s replacement shortly after. In a brief press conference after the meeting President Drey Exodus announced the promotion of Artemis Imperium to the position of Grand Marshall of the Sienar Conglomerate Security Force. In his press briefing President Exodus said “Imperium was the highest ranking member of the SCSF, most up to speed on all operations currently underway, and naturally the wisest and best choice for this promotion. While we are saddened to see our friend Azrah step down, we are equally proud to have Grand Marshall Imperium in his place. I am sure Artemis will be successful in his new role for the Conglomerate.”
Grand Marshall Imperium spoke to us shortly after the briefing, saying “It was a shock to receive the news of Grand Marshal Khan’s sudden departure, his expertise will be missed. I look forward now to the challenge of taking the SSF forward from here.” More to come as this story develops…
Sienar Conglomerate, one of the largest and oldest production corporations in the galaxy, announces today the release of a new sales system for the Conglomerate. This new system will revolutionize how Sienar clients order products, set delivery locations and order tracking.
Drey Exodus, President of the Conglomerate, said the following when asked about the new system: “It is our goal to offer our clients the best service in the galaxy. The introduction of our new ordering system will allow us to to extend a first class service the the greater galaxy”.
Sienar will be expanding to offer customers a larger selection of equipment, ships, vehicles and service options. One of the new services planned to be available shortly, is an advanced prospecting department, which will offer prospecting to groups and factions across the galaxy. Bart Roberts, Vice President of the Conglomerate, had the following to say about the new system:
“I am excited to not only announce the new sales network operational, I am equally excited to offer more products and services than ever, to our ever expanding clientele. Sienar has always been a leader in the production field, and this will ensure we continue to excel.”
Welcome to the new Sienar Conglomerate holosite!
Please be patient as some of the functionality currently isn’t implemented (but will be soon). In the meantime, feel free to browse our holonet or come visit us on IRC: #cmg-sienar on irc.swcombine.com
President, Sienar Conglomerate