My corporation, Altus Provisio, turned 1 year old this month. Upon reflection it's hard to believe it's only been a year!
When we started the corporation, we were just mining, building ships, and running COSMOS missions. Our first goal was to have the corporate average standing high enough to anchor a POS in high security space. Soon after constructing the stations, the Minmatar war against the Amarr began. Being loyal to our Empire, and now Empress, we felt it was our duty to join the frontlines.
We knew we needed more people to have combat pilots running and a strong industrial backbone to supply them with a constant stream of expendable ships and modules all in the name of the Empire. So we started recruiting some newer players that would be anxious to cut their teeth in the warzone.
Meanwhile our industrial team began setting up the infrastructure to build tech 2 ships and modules. This required multiple stations dedicated to reactions and a lot of time training invention skills.
Upon the advent of the destruction of Selyin and the appearance of wormholes, our industrial guys are again swamped with a breadth of information to digest, hopefully in time to be competitive in the new market.
On the evening of our corporation's birthday, one of our directors, Darth A30NZ called for all the founding members to join him at our research station for an assembly. He asked that we fly our proudest ships. I showed up in my Omen, Navy Issue.
Darth had spent the days previous running to all parts of space to buy these 'Complex Fullerene' shards. He explained that there was an event years ago, in which a Jovian and been killed in a catastrophic event, while trying to use a special gate that he had employed.
Each of the founding members recieved one of these shards, for which we were grateful and excited! I'm going to spend some time researching the stories about the origin of the shards. In the meantime, Happy Birthday Altus Provisio!