I came across a surprising announcement on the Intergalactic Summit today. It seems that, following some carefully-dressed yet still troubling statements by Chancellor Valoron, RECLT has withdrawn from Federal Consensus Outreach.

I couldn’t help but feel an opportunity was staring me in the face. So, I took it.

I feel optimistic. It would be so beneficial for IPI to get an active group like RECLT in with us. And…well. If RECLT joined IPI I’ll admit I wouldn’t mind reveling just a little in the public kerfluffle it would cause. There would be amusing and fun times for sure.

We’ll see where this goes!

Transcript follows.

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Channel ID: -22778401
Channel Name: Waste Not Want Not
Listener: Sakaane Eionell
Session started: YC114.07.15 23:22:19
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Sakaane Eionell>Namas, Tycho Antus.
Tycho Antus>Good evening. Excuse me, but I think we never met isn’t it?
Sakaane Eionell nods.
Sakaane Eionell>We have not. I am Sakaane Eionell, Isha-Sainika for the Intaki Liberation Front and President of the Intaki Prosperity Initiative.
Tycho Antus>So I am Tycho Antus, Chief Operations Officer in Reclamation Technologies, a former member of the Federal Consensus Outreach. I suppose you know Mammal Tafren?
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>I know of you. I have spoken on occasion to James. Yes, Mammal is a good friend of mine.
Tycho Antus>Yes James have an important network of relationships.
Sakaane Eionell>I happened to see your announcement on IGS today.
Tycho Antus>We have some feed back from different people. I can’t imagine that our relationships were under control! What is your opinion about that?
Sakaane Eionell>I think RECLT has made a wise choice, though I understand it was probably difficult.
Tycho Antus>Yes it was. One important difficulty was hat RECLT is a founding member of FCO. But in RECLT we are all agree with that.
Sakaane Eionell nods.
Tycho Antus>Members’ opinion was very clear on that point.
Sakaane Eionell>The relationship between my organization and yours is young. But I am thinking now that with your departure from FCO there is room for us to develop it further.
Tycho Antus>This departure leave us free to establish diplomatic relations and trade with everybody. So James work on that point.
Sakaane Eionell>Indeed it does. I will be very interested to speak with James about this point when he is next available.
Tycho Antus>I think he will come sooner this evening. And now we can engage our business as we want.
Sakaane Eionell>I admit I am quite curious about what has transpired but I understand if you would be reluctant to share the details with me.
Tycho Antus>It is just a diffrent way of conception about methodology and aims. We leave to let the main and important corporation inside FCO, GIPA, free to act as they want.
Sakaane Eionell>They have been in Intaki a great deal lately. I wonder if you know where their attention will turn to next.
Tycho Antus>I am not aware of every points of politics, especially in Intaki. I did few travels to Intaki for some business.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>Not to worry. I suppose we will find out one way or another soon enough. What about your corporation? Do you know what you will do now?
Tycho Antus>We will work to increase our business with potentially new partners. So we are open-mined to suggestions or business propositions. Do you have any needs of supply in Intaki?
Sakaane Eionell>Yes. The trade hub needs as many contributors as possible. ILF cannot support it alone.
Tycho Antus>I know that James trade in Intaki. Maybe I can work the trade there too.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>We welcome anyone who has an interest in peacefully supporting prosperity in the area.
Tycho Antus>I must work to know what goods to trade.
Sakaane Eionell>All of them! Certain goods are in demand here a lot but we also have some holes in the market.
Tycho Antus>I will be hapy to ask to these demands.
Tycho Antus>I must go for some times. I was happy to meet you. I hope see you later.
Sakaane Eionell>Suprab nahi.

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NOTICE: JAMES SYAGRIUS HAS JOINED THE CHANNEL.

Sakaane Eionell>I wonder if you might be free for a discussion, James.
James Syagrius smiles and bows politely.
James Syagrius>For you madam, always.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
James Syagrius takes a seat.
James Syagrius>How can I be of service?
Sakaane Eionell>I saw IGS today. The decision of RECLT to leave FCO is something of a surprise.
James Syagrius purses his lips and looks down for a second, the makes eye contact again.
James Syagrius>I see.
Sakaane Eionell>I imagine it wasn’t an easy decision.
James Syagrius>No, it was not, there was a good deal of soul searching. I was one of the founders of FCO and financed half of the expense personally.
Sakaane Eionell>I see.
James Syagrius>So the discussion wasn’t made lightly and for good cause.
Sakaane Eionell nods.
James Syagrius>I tried to seek Mammal’s advice prior to my final decision regarding the precipitating events, but capsuleers are a busy lot.
Sakaane Eionell>Indeed they are. I wonder if your corporation will be remaining in the Intaki area because of what’s happened. I feel this event presents a potential opportunity for us to…reevaluate our relationship.
James Syagrius>While the public reason for our departure is FCO’s return to the militia, there are other, darker issues. But yes, we will be staying in Intaki. There is a vibrancy here that…feels right. I hope that our departure from FCO will not harm our tepid relations with IPI?
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>Changes of affiliation are always fraught with many issues, some of which may be dark. I won’t pressure you to share those if you aren’t comfortable with it. But as far as our relations go… I think you’ll find that your departure from FCO and thus increasing distance from GIPA may work in your favor with us. I’ll admit I was…pleased.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>I am glad to hear that. On the other matter there is really nothing I can share without breaking faith with Bastian. All I can say is that if I feel something wrong is about to happen I will let you know.
Sakaane Eionell>I appreciate that, thank you.
Sakaane Eionell>I’d like to let you in on a ‘secret’. Oh, it’s not really a secret, but just something that you are probably unaware of. There was a time, just prior to FCO’s formation, when RECLT was on IPI’s radar. We were considering approaching you for membership, but then FCO came along…and, well. Here we are. When you came to Intaki you sent Bataav and I mail, and in it you mentioned your interest in Intaki and defending it. In that sense we have much in common.
James Syagrius nods.
Sakaane Eionell>The cool reception you received upon your arrival had everything to do with GIPA and little to do with yourselves. But given your affiliation at the time, we had to move forward on the basis of the greater organization. Dealing with corps individually has not always been beneficial for us in the past.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>I understand. While our politics may differ in regards to the eventual disposition of Intaki as a part of the Federal Union, or as a sovereign power. I have nothing but the utmost respect for and desire nothing more than the prosperity of the Intaki people. I am glad however to hear that there is hope for closer relations.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>Which brings me to the point. There have been, and are, members in IPI which feel as you do. The alliance overall works for the betterment of Intaki. So I wonder if, when you are ready, you might consider joining us.
James Syagrius seems a bit shocked but smiles.
James Syagrius>Well, I wasn’t expecting that.
Sakaane Eionell>As I said, we had wanted to approach you once before already.
James Syagrius>Well to be honest I have considered it. I would of course have to ask my membership their opinions.
Sakaane Eionell>Certainly. It’s not something I’d want you to rush into. There have been many changes for you as of late. Of course, we would have certain expectations too which we should discuss in more detail if you were interested. While I am a secessionist myself and dedicated to independence, I think I can put up Mammal as an example of how I am willing, on the alliance’s behalf, to accept corporations who feel differently from me. ILF and IPI are not always synonymous even if they have been at times in the past.
James Syagrius nods and smiles.
James Syagrius>Mammal was a good teacher regarding the complexities of Intaki politics.
Sakaane Eionell>He is indeed. So on that note I’m looking forward to interacting with you and yours more now that, as I see it, the pressure and uncertainty presented by GIPA is off the table.
James Syagrius>My understanding of the different currents in your…struggle grows as I learn more about you as a people. Just as Gallente doesn’t just mean Gallentians, Intaki may have a greater meaning. Interactions would be very much appreciated and I am honored by your trust in me and mine. As a token of our intent to participate peacefully in the local economy RECLT will move our operations to your hub at five five. If there is an office available of course.
Sakaane Eionell grins.
James Syagrius>Well you have given me much to think about, would it be to forward for me to request mutual +5 standings on a “trial” basis?
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>At this point, I think I can arrange that.
James Syagrius>Excellent! I will see to it personally.
Sakaane Eionell>Bataav is handling it as we speak.
James Syagrius>Well I don’t want to monopolize your time. I hope we can speak again soon?
Sakaane Eionell>I’m mainly relaxing just now, but if you have things to attend to, I won’t trouble you.
James Syagrius smiles.
James Syagrius>No no I am actually hiding from my associates. Well the standing has been modified. In the sprit of full disclosure… When I first became a capsuleer I had some very unkind things to say about the prospects of Intaki independence. I have already made my apologies to Mammal as I singled him out.
Sakaane Eionell>What was your opinion back then?
James Syagrius>I am telling you this so that should some diligent soul in the sprit of malice dig them up, I don’t want you to be surprised. Well, I was of the opinion that Intaki hailing from Placid were a diffrent breed than the Intaki who settled throughout the Federation… That they were after advancing their own petty agendas at the expense of not only the Federation but that vast population of Intaki content within the Federation. I try to be more fair in my assessments now.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>I understand, and appreciate that. Just as you will know that I frequently speak out against the Federation.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>Yes I have read your opinions.
Sakaane Eionell>It is true that many Intaki living in the Federation are concent. And if that is their choice, they are free to continue doing so. But it is also true that so many of them have never even seen Intaki and have no idea of their heritage.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>One of these days I would love to explore the thorny issues related to independence. But tell me truthfully there is room in IPI for Gallente who would like to see Intaki remain within the Federal Union?
Sakaane Eionell>Mammal is not a secessionist. He has always believed that Intaki should simply do what is best for Intaki, even if that means staying with the Federation. The political alignment of one of our other member corps has never been clearly defined, but we work together just fine.
James Syagrius nods.
Sakaane Eionell>he question of IPI’s political agenda is something that the council has recently begun to talk about and it is something I’m considering carefully. I would love to make IPI a secessionist alliance but I think that is not realistic. In addition to ILF, IRAG is another group that feels strongly about secession. But working toward prosperity and security in Intaki is a wider goal that allows for many to work toward it.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>And should Intaki become an independent power we Gallente who live here won’t be tarred and feathered?
Sakaane Eionell>When ILF speaks of independence for Intaki we speak of independence for this area of space. Everyone who chooses to live here is free to do so, regardless of heritage. There are many people of various race within IPI.
James Syagrius chuckles.
James Syagrius>That is good to know.
Tycho Antus>I am reassured on the ILF politics so with your explanations.
James Syagrius>And IPI’s stance on Faction War?
Sakaane Eionell>The Empyrean War is an unfortunate reality we are forced to live with. ILF and IPI have no interest in it specifically. Aggressive pilots are treated as aggressive regardless of their political affiliation. We have a strict policy of not sharing intelligence.
James Syagrius>Well on that we agree this war is pointless and needs to end. Tycho we now have positive standings with IPI, a very positive development considering our desire to trade more in Intaki.
Tycho Antus>It is a good thing for the development of our activities in this system.
James Syagrius>Tycho is very focused.
Sakaane Eionell>That is not a bad thing.
Tycho Antus>I am focus on regional trading for every ice products, so maybe RECLT can have some business to supply you in ice products.
Sakaane Eionell>We require Amarr ice and the alliance often travels as a group to mine it.
Tycho Antus>Oh I sold helium isotopes today.
James Syagrius>Now now be honest Tycho, he was concerned until he crunched the numbers.
James Syagrius smirks.
James Syagrius>It’s nice to know that his motivations are pure.
Sakaane Eionell laughs lightly.
James Syagrius>He is already tracking down Amarr ice product contracts and supply numbers.
Tycho Antus laughs.
Tycho Antus>Not yet but in a very close future!
Sakaane Eionell grins.
James Syagrius>I keep two haulers in Intaki and one in Slays. They are specially equipped to travel undetected. Unfortunately they have limited cargo space. Tycho is more brave. He barrels through in his Itty V, screaming obscenities at local pirates.
Tycho Antus smiles.
Tycho Antus>Ho I just jump gate to gate and then to the station only.
Tycho Antus>
Sakaane Eionell>Those of us who live here become quite practised at running the gauntlet between Intaki and Stacmon, whether stealthily or not.
James Syagrius>Well I witnessed one of your Jump Freighter op’s on one of my first visits to Intaki. Or was that I-RED’s?
Sakaane Eionell>Possibly I-RED.
James Syagrius>Ahh. Well you know we have that capacity…
Sakaane Eionell>What is your opinion of I-RED?
James Syagrius>We worked with I-RED for a very long time, and provided them with a good deal of ice product. I was glad to do it considering their stance regarding the State Protectorate. But it would seem from their external communications that things have changed within I-RED.
Sakaane Eionell>Are you aware that IPI and I-RED are mutually +10?
James Syagrius smiles.
James Syagrius>I had guessed.
Sakaane Eionell>Would that pose a problem?
James Syagrius>Well that depends. Has their position regarding State Protectorate changed?
Sakaane Eionell>I don’t know. They have been operating in Syndicate as of late and we’ve not had much communication.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>Well from what I have been able to discern from their public statements and individual communications, they are going to try to avoid any militia involvement.
Sakaane Eionell>I suppose we will see once their campaign in Syndicate ends and they return to Intaki.
James Syagrius smiles.
James Syagrius>John has tried to buy a bit of me so often I have lost count. I think he finally figured I he wouldn’t be getting his hooks to deeply into RECLT.
Sakaane Eionell>That’s an interesting comment.
James Syagrius chuckles.
James Syagrius>How so?
Sakaane Eionell>Some of the astute detractors of my corporation have noted how I-RED seems to…absorb…ILF pilots from time to time.
James Syagrius>Yes, that was a topic of discussion within FCO from time to time. It always lead to “where does IPI stop and I-RED start”.
Sakaane Eionell frowns.
James Syagrius>It is a commonly-held theory amongst the more Federally minded organizations.
Sakaane Eionell>It’s not something we like to speak of often.
James Syagrius>I see. So it is a problem.
Sakaane Eionell>In the past it has been, but for a while I took steps to put an end to it. I wasn’t happy when they approached me. We respect them as our friends and allies but they needed to be made to remember to respect us back. As of late they have appeared more mindful of this.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>Well movement of personal can be a contentious issue. Two of my best men came from GIPA.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>But I suppose friendly organizations should play to each others strengths, even when dealing with personnel.
Tycho Antus smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>True. But one organization shouldn’t make a habit of cherry-picking another one to the point it is left more or less defenseless.
Sakaane Eionell checks a sigh.
Sakaane Eionell>I shouldn’t speak too much more about that. It still gets me angry.
James Syagrius>No you are correct, that kind of action means only one thing. They consider you their subordinate. I won’t tell you what you already know. John is a master at his game. He has his financial hooks in many organizations. It is hard to be independent of the person paying the bills, and John knows it.
Sakaane Eionell>Indeed. Thankfully, John has no hooks within IPI or ILF that I’m aware of. Since I became isha and then president I have been striving to ensure ILF and IPI can stand on their own feet without needing I-RED to bail us out as has happened in the past.
Sakaane Eionell smiles.
Sakaane Eionell>And one such way to do that is to grow our alliance.
James Syagrius nods.
James Syagrius>Well we are small, but we are active and organized. We are adept at mining, industry and trade. We have our own Orcas’s, Freighters, and so forth. So who knows? I hope as we come to know each other the possibilities are… all open.
Sakaane Eionell>What possibilities would you be interested in?
James Syagrius>Intaki isn’t… stable enough in my opinion at the moment to mine on any large industrial scale. But should we seek closer ties with IPI we have many contacts and can help you achieve your goal of economic self sufficiency. But to be honest I like how our relationship is developing. It is organic and based on shared experiences. This in turn will produce trust and respect. That is the strongest way to form an alliance.
Tycho Antus nods.
Sakaane Eionell>Mining does take place in system from time to time. There are periods of quiet when it is safe to do so. But you are right. The area is still volatile. We have much to do in that respect.
James Syagrius>Yes, I have a man who mines in Intaki. I rely on his assessment.
Sakaane Eionell nods.
Sakaane Eionell>I’m encouraged by your comment about our relationship, given how it started.
James Syagrius smirks.
James Syagrius>Ohh I knew given time I would grow on you. My charm is hard to resist. Well I do hate to leave considering the honor you have shown us. But it is late and I am old. Please feel free to visit anytime. May I visit you in FreeIntaki? I don’t speak there as I wasn’t sure if I would be welcome.
Sakaane Eionell>You should definitely do so. FreeIntaki is open to all so you should never feel like you can’t speak there. I’ll look forward to speaking with you again in the days to come.
James Syagrius smiles and gives a nod.
James Syagrius>I do too, and I mean that. Be safe and come again soon.
Tycho Antus>I hope seeing you later too.
Sakaane Eionell>Suprab nahi.