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About Darkwater Authority

Darkwater Authority

Late in 3303, Darkwater Inc suffered a leadership crisis, opening the way for a takeover by local Imperial Patrons. Rebranding themselves the Darkwater Authority, the leading Patrons of the Authority now wield significant political, economic and military influence in the sector. They use this power to gain more Clients, securing the resources needed to maintain their fleet, bringing the sector under the control of a single unified Imperial government.

Darkwater Authority Focuses

Every member of Darkwater participates in one or more of the primary focuses of  the Authority.

BGS: Pushing our in-game minor faction, the Darkwater Authority, with the aim of securing all systems in the Summerland Sector. We also occasionally assist the Imperial Powers in their own BGS operations.

Lore: Teaching, discussing and debating any and all aspects of Elite Lore.

Role-Play: Collaborative and solo creation of stories within the Elite galaxy featuring our own characters. We enjoy teaching newcomers and helping them with both creating good characters and improving their writing skills. The Darkwater Authority also hosts in game RP events semi-regularly.

The Five Tenets

All Darkwater members have agreed to abide by these Tenets.

1 - Real life comes first
Elite Dangerous is just a game. Real Life commitments trump commitments here 100% of the time. We are here for fun, not work.

2 - Act with integrity and honor
Have fun, but remember that your actions, positive or negative, reflect upon the reputation of the whole group. Watch yourself when interacting with another group or unaffiliated players and err on the side of caution.

3 - Act like Civilised Imperials

When communicating on the Darkwater Authority discord, remember that not all of the people present will be aware of the context in which you are posting what you are posting. If something is likely to be offensive or misinterpreted out of context please do not post it.

4 - No Griefing or Murderhoboing
While PvP is not expressly discouraged, most forms of PvP have no place here. While dueling and self-defence are fully permissible, any actions that could be considered griefing or ‘murderhoboing’ are forbidden.

5 - No use of Exploits
The use of menu logging or other exploits while engaged in activities for the Darkwater Authority is expressly forbidden. The use of menu logging or other exploits while engaged in any other activities is strongly discouraged. Advocating for the use of exploits or encouraging others to use them in any way is forbidden.

Why You Should Join Us.

There are many, many groups out there after all. So why should you join the Darkwater Authority instead of someone else?
  • The Darkwater Authority is a friendly, tight knit group that values each member highly. We keep our Discord chat well moderated to ensure a polite and pleasant environment for members and guests alike.
  • We have some of the finest minds in BGS work actively directing the factions BGS. These same people actively teach, through both theory and experience, the complicated yet satisfying art of BGS to our membership. With this knowledge and leadership, even a few CMDRs can match the efforts of a much larger, but poorly led, BGS force. This knowledge also allows our commanders to have a high impact impact in a shorter time - or an even higher impact in a long play session.
  • We have a game of ED RPG running on a regular basis, which members will have priority to join. We have an ongoing written story for the faction, which is influenced by in game RP missions on a weekly basis. Participation in any of these will guarantee you a place in the history of this proud Imperial faction forevermore.
  • Our Lore discussions are top quality, with the depths and intracacies of Elite Lore in many areas regularly probed and built upon based on in game descriptions as well as gameplay. We also teach the Lore, from the most basic elements to the most advanced, in order to allow our members to join in the fun of these discussions.
  • Finally, we actively engage in wing activities involving the Thargoids, and will happily help our members to get up to speed with the latest in Thargoid interaction without using exploits.

Joining The Darkwater Authority

Please feel free to join us on our Discord - we are happy to talk to new people, even if you are not sure about joining. We maintain a friendly chat environment and enjoy answering questions about our group or Elite at large. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to respond to those joining the Discord immediately, due to timezone differences and real life commitments, but we will get back to you within a day at worst.

Any who wish to join the Darkwater Authority can do so by filling out an Application Form

In Game Presence

The Darkwater Authority has an in game minor faction. It is based out of the Themiscrya system, in the midst of Imperial territory. It is only a short trip away from a number of important Imperial systems, such as Achenar, Eotienses and Kamadhenu.


The Darkwater Authority values Diplomacy with other player groups highly. If you would like to enter into a Coalition, create a Treaty or have an issue to raise with the conduct of a Darkwater member or the Darkwater Authority as a whole, we encourage you to contact us on our Discord. While we will do our best to respond to diplomatic overtures as quickly as possible, it should be noted that the timezone and real life commitments of the Lords and Dukes of the Authority will often mean we cannot immediately respond.

Squadron info

Name: Darkwater Authority
Allegiance: Empire
Power: Independent
Language: English


In-game squadron name:

    Squadron commander: Atmora
    Members: 6
    Ships: 49
    Supporters: 8
    Squadron age: 941 days
    Headquarters: Themiscrya [Bamford's Station]
    Minor faction: Darkwater Authority

    In coalition with:


    CMDRRankShipPowerLocationDist  TZD    
    AtmoraEliteImperial Cutter
    Kastor HarrisonEliteImperial Cutter
    Rolled SteelRangerFer-de-Lance
    Villainous RuffianElite
    Rory ClagueEliteImperial Clipper---------PC
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