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The ALIOTH FIRE OFFICE is an organization devoted to the shipping and shipping/cargo insurance industry within the DU.
My name is BandaTalk, aka Gifti Banda. I am the CEO and Chief Agent of the Alioth Fire Office, Owner of BandaTalk’s Coffeehouse and CEO of Losing Is Fun, Inc.
The ALIOTH FIRE OFFICE is an organization devoted to the shipping and shipping/cargo insurance industry within the DU. The universe is a dark and dangerous place full of pirates, rival organizations and natural obstacles all seeking to destroy you any chance they can get. While resurrection node technology insures your body, there is no better way to insure your property than a good ‘ole fashioned insurance policy and a damn good AFO freighter ship to take you and your business wherever you want. The goal of the AFO is to build confidence and trust among potential customers as to the reliability and quality of AFO’s services.
The AFO is for players seeking a rich emergent experience, to be integrated deeply into the DU’s economy and to network with other likeminded individuals. Most organizations are seeking political power, but were
The Alioth Fire Office’s services are conducted by employees known as AFO Agents and AFO Pilots. These services include shipping charters, ship brokerage, ship manufacturing, ship and cargo insurance, keeping of a ship registry and the dissemination of shipping and trading news.
Members of AFO will be able to choose to either be Agents or Pilots. Agents will provide a wide variety of services including gathering information on the shipping industry at all the biggest ports, advertising AFO’s goods and services abroad, conducting insurance adjusting, conducting corporate espionage, conducting the buying and selling of various AFO products including ships and insurance, booking charters on AFO ships, booking LIF privateers and to issue fire marks. Agents will receive commission based on their activities. Pilots will fly AFO freighters from port to port and will fly LIF, Inc fighter ships as protection. Pilots will receive a flat fee TBD for their activities.
AFO Agents will be able to underwrite cargo insurance and shipper’s interest insurance, ship insurance on behalf of the AFO. Each policy is classified into the standardized A, B, C and D categories depending on the amount of coverage provided, which A being the most coverage and D being the least. Type A coverage pays out 100% of the value of the insured property. B coverage is set at 75% and C coverage is 50%. D coverage is 25%. A standard premium for 10 weeks of coverage is 10% of the value of the coverage (100% for 7 days, 50% for 14 days, 20% for 5 weeks, 5% for 20 weeks, 2.5% for 40 weeks) plus 2% service fee (same for all lengths). The length of the policy is fixed and may not be canceled before the policy’s expiration. Any standard insurance policy may be voided if the ship or cargo is repackaged, the ship or cargo change ownership, or if the insured party acts outside of the agreed upon parameters of the policy. Agents will receive commission for their underwriting activities from the AFO.
Initial AFO ships will be a part of the AFOF (Alioth Fire Office Freighter) experimental class called Experiment and then will expand into the first commercial class called AFOF Commerce. Each ship registered by the AFO will have a registry number and a port of origin, which can be found in a database including the ship’s history of shipping, ownership, repairs and upgrades. The first experimental registry number will be “000-00X1”. The first commercial registry number will be “000-0000”.
The AFO will publish periodically a newsletter called the Register which will advertise AFO’s services, keep a list of AFO registered ships and AFO’s records of shipping, and disseminate news on shipping and trade.
The AFO has two subsidiaries called BandaTalk’s Coffeehouse, which is a meeting place for AFO Agents planned to be located within BOO’s Tortuga City, and Losing Is Fun, Inc., which will be a private military contractor concerned with R&D and privateering operations.
The AFO’s real estate interests are planned to include AFO and LIF, Inc Headquarters on the Sanctuary Moon, BandaTalk’s Coffeehouse in Tortuga City and AFO Offices, which will be located at major ports.
The AFO will cooperate with the prevailing political structure and will not seek any sort of political power or domination over any other organization. The AFO will ally itself with whichever organizations control the universe at anytime and will revoke any alliance with organizations which disrupt or seek to disrupt the prevailing political order. It is in the best interest of the AFO and it’s members to promote and preserve a safe and prosperous universe for all.
The AFO will conduct an IPO to its members upon the beginning of the game.