It is the same every morning. Over there by the conference room is a crowd of pompous sycophants. All attempting to position themselves best to be noticed and sell their organisations needs to the Senate. Adjacent to this gaggle of fools is a beaten old coffee cart. So I sit here on my stool at the makeshift bar attached to it. I sip my coffee and await my Bagel. A daily ritual I have maintained for the last two decades.
Breakfast completed I make my way towards my office. I stop and check my appearance in a large window. My silver Hair is as neat as usual. Shirt neatly pressed, collar and cuffs starched and straight. Neat enough for a parade duty. Not that I have done that in twenty years. I stroke my beard. Check it is neat. Could not have that when I was a combat pilot.
Tactical Advance keeps a modest office in the Terra Prime administrative sector. Right on the main promenade level. I have been the Head Diplomat and a Council member of the Organisation since the founding. I keep a small specialist staff dedicated to assist in steering the organisation into a better more profitable future. I muse about the company I have completely entangled myself with since retiring from active duty.
I walk into the lobby of my offices. A poster for Phoenix wing hangs over the western counter. Methos built a powerful body for what claims to be an amateur and casual militant group. Says a lot about our full time military operatives. It was a pleasure giving some space in the diplomatic offices for the representatives of the industry divisions. They also need a face upon Terra after all. Lefty attends the greeter’s desk this morning. He has a gift for disarming everyone he meets. A silver tongue ideally suited to charming and seducing the most aggressive patrons. My desk is buried in paperwork as usual. Calien has a gift for writing that is only intensified by the Legal counsel of Gloin. Those two together create more bureaucracy than I need.
Status and Innocence are another two of my Diplomats who deal with diplomatic outreach, while also providing me with consistent counsel, sans “fluff words”. At least with Status and Innocence I have simple honest opinions. They provide me with a sounding board. I have a need for my entire staff and they all add to the diversity that makes a great team.
With Tactical Advance a powerful presence is born. With strong and like-minded allies the law abiding citizens have a chance to establish a safe and enjoyable home. One where Pirates may dream of the wealth within the borders even if they only dare pick at its outer edges.
It’s definitely clear that we need to have a statement for our public outreach program, so we have come up with a good statement of mission and intent for Tactical Advance. The following will be disseminated to all diplomats from other organizations upon first establishment of contact:
Tactical Advance is a law abiding company dedicated to being amongst the best at everything. To this end we strive to develop and build diverse and organised divisions within our population. We have established a strong security division ready to defend our needs. In order to utilize all of our assets in the Persistent Universe we have begun developing industrial groups. These groups have begun the theory crafting and preliminary development of an organised structure. Having expressed a particular interest their own passion builds the systems that they are passionate about.
As many of our members are also passionate and avid ship collectors they wish to use them all at some point. As such beyond our organised military division is a group of passionate pilots ready to use their vessels to protect each other if needed. They have named this group Phoenix Wing and it has a remarkably committed following. It is this level of passion we are directing into everything we do.
Such bold plans rely on a large and committed community. Fortunately we have a large active community from all over the world. Our TeamSpeak channel has people online nearly 24 hours per day. A mature and diverse group that is empowering us to be much more than even our founder initially hoped for.
Head of Diplomatic Services