Finally, they were all in a room together, though so much had happened it was barely over a year since Starstone Enterprise was open for business.
The boardroom was plain with a long table surrounded by chairs currently only filled by four real bodies. At the head of the table, a holo image of Gwydion was projected sat staring ahead.
Garesu who was sat to the right sporting his usual white and gold garb wasn't completely sure if it was Gwydion or a paused image. Left was the Imperial’s nemesis Ykanello with his reworked Federal Uniform patched over with Starstone logos and kill counts.
Next to them were Mitsarolito and Bean undoubtedly the most hardened of the group, who had been working with Starstone on various expansions.
“First I am pleased with the work of Starstone Enterprises. You have all worked towards ever-increasing profit margins. There is still the matter of several systems where we are struggling. Lahu and Coastin have seen many influences rise and fall which in turn has cost the company ships and manpower. Lives are important and at Starstone Families are our highest priority.”
Garesu nodded to himself holding back a small sigh at how his entire predicament was down to family. “Of course, you are all my favourite employees, I trust I can continue to count on you in the future.” A strange face came over the owner of Starstone Industries, was he smiling?
The image of Gwydion flickered and vanished. Looking bemused Garesu turned to the three left in the room. “Although our ambassador and Nancy are not here today I think we can continue with the topics.”
Bringing up an array of holo images he sighed. “As I'm sure you are all aware of late we have been inundated with… Turjanna related com-mail. Can we all be sure to mark as spam so that it does not clog up the inboxes? Thank you.”
Ykanello laughed, “Really, your lordship? It ain't so bad. Does it really offend your delicate constitution so much? Just a little publicity and fun I'm sure.” Garesu sighed.
“I am certain it is meant in the best possible taste, however, I got a royal blocking from the wife when they were all over her com-mail too. I don't mind… until I do.” Bean was chuckling, her mass of wavy hair obscuring her face. Mits’ just looked bored.
“Anyway, ” The CEO quickly moved on. “As our illustrious leader pointed out Starstone continues to grow into key areas of high tech and populated systems. We have an obligation to our staff and those who are just citizens to look after them.” A large projection of Starstone systems sprung up in the centre of the table.
Gesturing to Ykanello the ex-fed took a shot from an inhaler and began with his plan. “Well, a wise King thinks of his people first. Well said, your Majesty. Now, we have seen our systems fluctuating and are flying about like blue ass flies on a manure factory.”
Mits chuckled and played with some green thargoid hull on a chain. “Not to mention the Thargoids coming close.” Ykanello gestured at Mits.
“That too! thanks to you and Bean, not a problem.” The two commanders gave each other a nod and let Ykanello continue. “So my idea is we split up the main systems between us and manage them and their satellites rather than keep up this running about.”
“I'm out. Sorry but I have other obligations I have to deal with outside Starstone. I will keep up being a blue ass fly for ya though.” Bean gave a grin, it was all they could really see aside from the hair. Garesu wondered if she was a cyborg under there or something.
“I'll take Coastin. Got most of my ships there and outfittin’ is good there. My ships get banged up a fair bit.” Garesu typed a bit, Mits recorded a modified contract and his name appeared under Coastin as Operations Manager.
“I asked Nancy, she's in Alueta and likes the name so will take there. I will keep an eye on our rare commodity in Sanuma.” Ykanello started his plan and a contract popped into his com.
“Well, HQ is here in Daesitiates so here I stay. That concludes everything. Ykanello, stay a while and listen, we need to talk about our, ‘Ambassador.’