GRADE D CorporationHEADQUARTERS:
Nos Astra, IlliumCEO:
Mistress Rikari Khepri (NPC)FOUNDED:
Ashek'Kien Shipyard - Beregale Orbit (Tasale System) [Primary]
Jariket Shipyard - Helyme Orbit (Zelene System) [Secondary]
Garakesh Repair Facility (aka Pirates Bay) - Imorkan Orbit (Sahrabarik System)
Malik Repair Facility - Mohana Orbit (Mako System)OWNERSHIP:
45% - Rikari Khepri
35% - Lussoa Enterprises
10% - Matriarch Kekoa T'Lona
2% - Risha T'Aara
8% - Publicly traded stocks, no steady ownerPRODUCTS
Carriers, Dreadnoughts, Cruisers, Frigates, Freighters, Gunships, Ship Weaponry, Ship Defense Components
*GGS builds ships for both commercial and military use, providing the Asari Republic with a number of their Carriers, Frigates, and Cruisers*SERVICES
Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, Ship Refits, Fueling, Ship Arming & Disarming, Custom Interior Design, Ship Cleaning and SterilizationINFORMATION
One could not imagine much more humble beginnings for such a large and prosperous company, starting as a small repair and cleaning service back in the first few decades of the new millennium. While her mother had served in the Asari Republic's military as an engineer, Rikari didn't have the same ambition to simply work on military crafts, and as such founded her company to perform routine maintenance, repairs and cleaning services for ships passing through Nos Astra. The young asari had underestimated the market for her services, and as such saw her client base explode within a matter of just a few short years, which caused her to hire on a modest employee base as well.
After a decade of successfully permeating the Nos Astra market, as well as other major cities on Illium, Goddess' Glory Starships (GGS) had built a sizable client base, gave employment to just shy of 500 citizens of Illium, and overall had become quite a prosperous company, servicing any ships that had need of their services. However, Rikari was a highly ambitious young woman, and as such desired to expand her company's services to something more profitable; building starships. After making GGS a publicly traded company, taking out a business loan, using a great deal of the company's profits, and hiring on a large workforce along with bringing in a number of experts in a variety of fields (her mother included), she had the makings of her very own starship construction company. While the facility was under construction, GGS had already taken a contract; one for a trio of frigates for the Asari Republic.
It took close to a year for the facility to become fully operational, in which time their engineers had designed the ships and materials had been purchased for the construction, which started immediately. Upon completion of the contract, the ships turned out better than the Republic had imagined, which earned them a number of subsequent contracts with the Asari military complex. These new ships on the market earned the recognition of private companies looking for impressive and flashy ships that were as functional as they were powerful, garnering a steady income for the booming corporation. Over the years of operation, Rikari was forced to expand their operation to a second construction facility, though remaining in the same cluster as Illium to so as to cut transit times, as well as being able to stay close to home and keep an eye on her assets.
With a small fortune now amassed in the company, as well as for the successful entrepreneur, GGS used its funds to build a few ships of their own. Most of these were transports for their customers and executives, though over time, each facility had a few military crafts manufactured and crewed to protect them from pirate attacks or other dangers that may present themselves. By 2170, they had established a smaller facility orbiting a planet close to Omega that provided repairs, refueling, rearming and entertainment for those that preferred to avoid Omega, though this facility did not advertise its affiliation with GGS due to the nature of its shady clientele.
When the Reaper attack on the Citadel hit, GGS had amassed a good deal of wealth, along with a small armada of ships at its command that had been either purchased and repurposed, or else constructed by them directly. Rikari loaned a good number of its ships to the war effort during the Reaper invasions, which aided her corporation more than she could have imagined. While they did lose a good number of their ships in the attacks, GGS's larger ships held up quite well to enemy fire, and of the smaller ships most of the crew was generally able to evacuate if they were given enough time, which brought considerable attention to their ships quality. Along with this, the Asari Republic openly thanked Rikari and her company for their aid in the attacks, which not only gave them free publicity, but also paid GGS a partial compensation for their ships that were lost in the invasion. With this, they were able to reinforce what was lost of the Asari fleets, which was much more substantial due to the size of their forces.
With most races working to rebuild their forces, just about every race that had a standing navy was going wherever they could to contract their work, and that included contracting GGS for their ships. As it was a sellers market at that point, they could essentially establish whatever prices they wanted for their ships, and sure enough, there were willing buyers of their ships, to the point that some governments were paying close to double the value of some of the crafts that GGS owned to supplement their own standing forces. Through these windfalls, Rikari's once humble cleaning and repair service has grown into one of the most prosperous starship companies on the market. Along with a few frigates patrolling the companies manufacturing facilities, each boasts the protection of a custom designed and built carrier, along with their flagship carrier, the Alectrona
, which holds orbit around GGS's primary manufacturing facility. The Alectrona
is as much a showpiece for the company as it is a visual deterrent for attacks, using a shock-and-awe tactic on her prospective customers to impress upon them the detail and quality of her company's craftsmanship.
GGS is actively accepting contracts for both private and military starships. Custom Starships can be manufactured to customers request, though prices of these are set on a case-by-case basis and are generally purchased by large businesses or the obscenely wealthy; as the saying goes, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."ASSETS
- Approx. 350,000 Employees (Admin, HR, Sales, Engineers, Aerospace, Construction, Electricians, Security, Crew for ships, ect.)
- 3 Carriers, 6 Frigates, 12 Private Luxury Shuttles, 2 Luxury Frigates, various maintenance and construction crafts
- Orbital Construction Dock in Tasale System with 45 construction bays
- Orbital Construction Dock in Zelene System with 35 construction bays
- Orbital Repair Station in Sahrabarik System with 20 repair bays
- 30 Starship Cleaning and Repair Offices Across IlliumCONTRACTS
- Asari Republic (Military)
- Lussoa Enterprises
- Turian Hierarchy (Military)
- Citadel Shuttle Sales (Civilian)
- Illium Luxury Shuttles (Civilian)SHIP TYPESMilitary:
- Harshek-Class Fighter
- Shurek-Class Interceptor
- Kallen-Class Gunship
- Koresh-Class Frigate
- Urket-Class Cruiser
- Yariket-Class Carrier
- Ariden-class DreadnoughtCivilian:
- Genelev-Class Luxury Corvette
- Duban-Class Luxury Transport
- Narun-Class Commercial Transport
- Parten-Class Luxury FrigateCustom Orders
- Rakent-Class Geth Construction CruiserPatented TechnologiesHeat Capture Stealth System