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