Grade A CriminalFounder:
Karrnix AurelliusCurrent Leader:
Baron Niran VadmirOrganisational Structure
: Baron, Six Lieutenants, and then sect specific structure.Activities of Profit:
- Information Brokering
- Inside Trading
- Weapons Dealing
- Drug Trade
- Slave Trading
- To Name a Few
The Barony is an underworld organization that has risen in power with frightening efficiency. Most attribute this meteoric rise in power to the cunning of its leader, Ezramon. It began as just a small information brokering network comprised of about a dozen brokers that were organized by Ezramon on Omega.
For three years, this shadowy organization grew tenfold until its information gathering capacity was among the most effective in Omega. Once this foundation was laid, Ezramon branched out rapidly and hired the best of the best who worked in drug trafficking, slave trading and prostitution rings.
Many whisper that it is a matter of time before Aria T'Loak sees The Barony as a threat to her own interests. The interesting fact is that The Barony, despite its rapid expansion, never stepped on Aria's toes during their claim to power. It is speculated that Ezramon did this purposefully, not wanting any major interference in The Barony's growth.
Five years since The Barony began its humble beginnings, Omega thought he would attempt to grab power from Aria T'Loak, The Barony stopped. They simply kept the power they gained and did not grasp for anymore. It was almost a silent nod to Aria that she was still in control.
However, The Barony did not stop growing--they just stopped growing on Omega. The Barony has branched out and even made contact with the Batarian Hegemony for some unknown purpose. They have strategically allied themselves with many different pirate bands and other underworld organizations over the years, only increasing their information gathering capacity.
They have not attempted to take over competing slavers, drug traffickers and prostitution rings, but instead reached out to them in an attempt to grow all their holdings, solidifying the holds. Some say it is a matter of time before the pendulum swings back the other direction and The Barony comes to cash in all they have worked for and make a play to swallow big chunks of organized crime and ingest it into themselves.
It is confirmed that STG, Spectres, N7 and many other government organizations have been trying to gather evidence against The Barony. STG has been at the forefront due to their understanding that a Lystheni Salarian is heading the organization. So far, they have not been able to pin anything on Ezramon. His information network has rooted themselves so deeply that information on The Barony always comes in the form of misdirection, deceit, misinformation and a jumble of half-truths. There is one story of an STG agent who paid high dollar for information that was validated on the extranet--information that could implicate Ezramon, leader of The Barony. An entire squad of STG agents raided a shipping warehouse and killed dozens of Batarians. They cut a swath of destruction to the main office, where they were able to hack into a high security safe that was supposed to have the evidence they would need. Instead, they just found a slip of paper and a remote camera pointed at the opening of the safe. On the sheet of paper, it read:Smile! You are a shining example of STG incompetence.
~The Bad Guys
To the STG, this was a true slap in the face. The incident was recorded and then posted anonymously on the extranet. Criminals have enjoyed viewing the piece immensely.
In 2199, the Barony seized it's chance to grow even more. With the Ascendant's offer of a Confederacy of Rogue States - Ezramon accepted the offer, and an alliance of the most powerful state's in the Terminus was created.
Ezramon, ever the schemer - took it to a further level. Organising the assassination of the Asari Councillor, and blaming it down to the Ascendant - allowed The Barony, along with the Dark Star Confederacy and the Triangle, to ascend to power of the Terminus. With Baron Ezramon becoming Chief Triumvir of the new Confederacy of the Terminus.
Omega became the Capital of the Confederacy - with the Barony at it's throne. Aria T'loak had since been 'taken care of' - with Thomas Ray securing Afterlife as a legitimate holding.
The Chief Triumvir decided that his role as head of a Galactic Superpower, and The Barony was too much for one Salarian. And so he stepped down. Thomas Ray and Karrnix Aurellius, Lieutenants of the Face and Telemetry respectively, were the most likely candidates. Ray honourably stood down - instead retreating to his own burgeoning empire.
Karrnix Aurellius became the new Baron. And there was a reshuffling to do. Ezramon's Council of Lieutenant's left, in one way or another - and new one's were selected. The Skin was dropped - The new Barony deciding not to have any involvement in the Slave Trade any more - leaving it down to the former Overseer and the Confederacy as a whole.
Another change Baron Aurellius made was the establishment of a new sect - The Push. The Barony Fleet. Karrnix Aurellius was taking a more expansionist approach to The Barony than his predecessor did. Gatatog Tursa's pirate fleet was absorbed into the ever growing Barony - and it grew from there.
Karrnix Aurellius' expansionist ambitions were coming close to fruition. Agreements and underhand deals made with many factions, it is obvious to many that The Barony is gearing for war.
The Barony prospered for sometime even as more enemies grew to counter their rapid expansion. Not only that, but within the Barony disloyalty grew among a small minority of the lieutenants. The most prominent being the Overseer of Telemetry, Niran Vadmir. When the Reaper attack on Omega occured and was repelled due to the Citadel forces and Omega rebels, led by Niran, on the ground he took the opportunity to rally his newfound allies and oust Karrnix from power. The coup d'etat was a success and Aurellius with many of his loyal soldiers fled from Omega as Vadmir purged all of his remaining allies from the Barony. With this violent takeover the new Baron Niran Vadmir had to keep a tight control over the Barony. Many changes were made to better facilitate the Barony's military arm as well as to secure loyalty within the organization. The reinstitution of slave trading as well as the merging and abolishment of the different sects all led to accomplishing that goal.
Now the new Baron has to regain the loyalties of the Barony's old allies as well as secure them as being the most dominant faction on Omega and maybe more...ORGANIZATION COMPOSITION
Those who join The Barony know they are joining for life. There is only one way out of The Barony once in--a bodybag. Except for the officers. Those who have proven their loyalty to the Barony can leave The Barony voluntarily, under exceptional circumstances.
Potential Lieutenants were evaluated by Niran Vadmir and his closest allies. Traits such as loyalty and ambition were key factors in choosing future Lieutenants to serve under him.
Some Lieutenants were kept from the previous regime, those that aided Niran in his rebellion. Others were recruited from within and potential for external recruitment was there as well.
The Baron has allowed his Lieutenants to pursue other tasks on the side as long as it does not affect their work in the Barony. Loyalty is a must. Dealing with a group of ambitious individuals has prompted Vadmir to utilize an internal military force to make sure all of his Lieutenants are loyal to him and the Barony as a group. While they are allowed freedom to do as they please there is always a force ready to move at any sign of disloyalty.
Five years ago, the Lieutenant in charge of Telemetry was feeding tactical information to a rival syndicate, taking bribes for the information. When The Ring discovered this treachery and brought this information to Ezramon, the crimelord not only tortured him, but his entire extended family, friends, servants, lovers, neighbors and even his pets and his enemies in front of the rest of his Lieutenants before executing all of them and killing the traitor last. It was a message that was loud and clear: "Indulge and feed your ambition, but never, ever jeopardize the people within The Barony--or everything that you have ever touched will be consumed."
Before his relationship with Agata Magnoli, and his rise to power as the New Baron, Karrnix Aurellius had a reputation as a ruthless, psychotic racist - who killed his own men for the slightest infarctions. Ezramon demanded loyalty by executing a traitor. Karrnix Aurellius did not give that chance. Niran Vadmir is is as ruthless if not moreso, but in a more focused and deliberate way. His time as Overseer of Telemetry has led to him dealing with scores of traitors and enemies in a variety of ways. Execution is the ideal choice for many since the alternatives involve long periods of torture.SectsThe Face
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Face
Ezramon wanted to make sure the right person filled the role as his Lieutenant that ran The Face. The Ring searched for years to find the right person and they came up with Thomas "The Boss" Ray. As ex-military, successful business man and an appetite for wealth by any means necessary, he was perfect. The Face is now a significant force within The Barony and possesses many legitimate business assets for steady income.
Full of shady investors, con-artists, business managers and all their support staff, The Face is an intricate operation combining legitimate businesses with shell companies and paper trails that are so windy, Thomas has plenty of time to see anyone who might be on to them. It is structured in such a way that if one business interest is compromised, it can be cut away like bait to ensure the integrity of the whole. No business is connected to another.
Thomas Ray left the Barony when it transferred to the hands of Karrnix Aurellius, to pursue his own agenda. As a replacement, Agata Magnoli, leader of the Sapphonettes, and lover to the New Baron, became the new Overseer of The Face. Miss Magnoli has helped grease the wheels of many of the new Alliances that Baron Aurellius has made, and it is rumoured that she has several profitable business deals lined up.
Niran's rise to power led to Ms. Magnoli immediately fleeing the Barony knowing that the new Baron would take great delight in ending her existance. With the position vacant and hated by Vadmir due to the previous occupant the Face has undergone much reduction in power leaving said group to be primarily responsible for diplomacy, Niran's personal needs and nothing else.Telemetry
Lieutenant, Overseer of Telemetry
Telemetry is the enforcement arm of The Barony. Full of bounty hunters, mercenaries and assassins, these are the shadowy soldiers within the organization. Like The Ring, their numbers are unknown, but many speculate that they are small in number, but highly trained and absolutely loyal.
Almost all of the members are rumored to be ex-military from special operations groups. Most are said to have disgraced, dishonorably discharged, passed over for promotion, accused falsely, etc. Regardless, Telemetry is widely feared within The Barony and very few of them are recognized on sight by anyone but The Barony Lieutenants. Currently, the Overseer of Telemetry is the Turian known as Niran Vadmir. Before him Karrnix Aurellius, and before him, the Krogan Umbru. All Telemetry Lieutenants had a reputation for being fearsome, and ruthless.
With Niran Vadmir's rise to the position of Baron this position was bestowed upon Ignath Matugor, former Overseer of the newly formed Dawn. Due to his extensive military background and skill he was a prime candidate.Ranking:
Chief EnforcerThe Ring
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Ring (Intelligence and Reconnaissance)
Information brokering arm of The Barony; this sect is a fine tuned machine and easily the most accomplished sect within The Barony, bringing in more credits than any other sect through slicing jobs, hacking jobs and information brokering. Although they are based out of Omega, they are easily the most widespread throughout the galaxy. No one is sure about their true numbers, but it is certain that it is the biggest of The Barony.
They use all methods of information gathering at their disposal and rival all information gathering organizations in the galaxy with their sheer effectiveness. It is also rumored that The Chain is an organization within The Ring that serves as an "internal affairs" type role, using counter-intelligence measures to be certain that no one is double dealing.
There have been two known incidents of betrayal. The perpetrators were caught and executed in a most brutal fashion, serving as a lesson to all within The Ring that the Baron commands loyalty.
Ezramon involved himself in this area of The Barony more than any other to ensure it is run as he sees fit. The Overseer of The Ring is an unknown figure. It is whispered that only Ezramon and his Lieutenants know his or her true identity. Salarian Ambassador Wazzo Xedan had to keep his identity a secret, after all.
The Ring Leadership has changed hands several times, now being Overseen by a former Sapphonette, Katrina "Vandy". Karrnix Aurellius wasn't too sure with the new Overseer, but he trusted Agata Magnoli's judgement.
Due to the massive aide and support provided by Overseer Vandy she was allowed to keep her position and the Ring is now a large focus in Vadmir's Barony. More funding and resources have been provided to enable the Ring to provide optimal support to the other sects as well as acquire all necessary intelligence on external and internal threats.The Dagger
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Dagger (Weapons Trade)
The Dagger began small, but grew bigger In Ezramon's time - Arm's dealing was overcrowded in the galaxy, and as such the brilliant Salarian took the initial growth slowly. Dealing only with the right people - trusted people. And his patience paid off. With the inception of the Confederacy - The Dagger, and by extension The Barony, became in charge of all the Weapon's dealings in the whole of the Confederacy of the Terminus. Of course, there were always those who tried to set up without the approval of the Confederacy, and they were countered by Telemetry Enforcers. Hard.
The Drell, Krayona Binx became the Overseer of The Dagger under Karrnix Aurellius. Although, it is rumoured that Chief Triumvir Ezramon has his eye on Binx's talents, and that a new Overseer may be forthcoming. The forerunner of such being the Turian, Joram Oraka.
Krayona Binx was replaced by Joram Orake - and the new Dagger LT took his new position seriously. Production and efficiency increased noticeably after the Turian took control. As well as this, the young inventrix Viatrixa Octavius play's a prominant role alongside Oraka in the research and development arm of The Dagger.
Vadmir's rise to power led to a change in leadership of this sect. Valzier Ladon was selected as the new Overseer. Due to Ladon's immense experience he was an obvious pick for Niran. The Dagger still maintains the role it had. Better coordination with Telemetry and the Pulse has been an emphasis for the new Baron. One new addition has been the implementation of a training program for Telemetry recruits. In the Dagger they learn how to utilize weaponry effectively and battlefield tactics."Procella" Mark I Shield Disruptor"The Pants Punch""TBAR-AM01 Assault Rifle"The Pulse
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Pulse (Economic Arm)
The Pulse is the newly formed sect devised by the new Baron, Niran Vadmir. The Pulse is the combination of certain parts of the Face, the Dust, and The Motion. The Pulse handles all economic activities for the Barony excluding weapons dealing. Drugs, transport, business deals, prostitution and slavery all fall under this sect. The funds gathered here are crucial since they are then reallocated to the other sects. The Pulse is well coordinated with all of the other sects due to members of this sect being also apart of the various other sects. A new position unique to Pulse members.
The current Overseer of the Pulse is Jonathan Carver. Niran rarely promoted Humans to higher ranks, but he made an exception noting Carver's skills and ambition as being his reasons for promoting him. Also Niran was able to acknowledge that Turians were bad with money...The Push
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Push (Military Fleet)
Due to Karrnix's Militaristic and Ambitious nature - After becoming Baron, he invested heavily into expanding into a true Naval Force for the Barony. The Push is the beginning of such. Absorbing Gatatog Tursa's Pirate Fleet into the organisation was one step forward to achieve The Push.
The Push would play an instrumental part in Karrnix Aurellius' expansionist regime - along with Telemetry. With War on the horizon - Gatatog Tursa's fleet best well be prepared.
Due to the Push's contract being tied to Karrnix currently this sect is not apart of the Barony. Dealings are going on to determine the future of the Push and the Barony's naval forces.The Aegis
Lieutenant, Overseer of The Aegis
Upon Niran's rise to power he decided to create a sect that would deal with internal threats as well as function as a special forces unit for the Barony. So taking inspiration from the former sect Dawn Niran established the Aegis. The Aegis consists of only the most loyal of Niran's forces. They provide personal protection to the Baron and are considered to be the shield for Niran against all threats.
The Overseer of the Aegis is Trogon Nazarius, the rising star of Telemetry. Trogon was a key ally in Niran's coup against Karrnix and was rewarded for his loyalty and accomplishments.Legitimate Assets
((WIP))Notable PersonnelTelemetry Personnel:Ring Personnel:Dagger Personnel:Bastion - The Barony HeadquartersBarony Military VesselsBarony Terminus OutpostsMilitary EquipmentAgreements and Associations:The Barony
Was originally created by Mithias. And has changed and been adapted since his absence. The original idea and premise was down to Mithias. The New Barony
Was also continued by Mehrin and based off of changes done by him. Is now run by Rasen.