In a quiet ceremony amongst the palace gardens of Camp Gunray, the Viceroy’s official residence on Taanab, Jacob Jansen announced his retirement. Attended by dignitaries, officials, and members of the Federation, the Cabinet invested Salamku Derov as the eleventh Viceroy of the Trade Federation on behalf of Viceroy Jansen.
While previous ceremonies of this sort have been marked with loud, patriotic celebrations in the capital Forsetti across the bay, the mood at Camp Gunray was light and cordial. In both their short remarks, Viceroys Jansen and Derov acknowledged the sense of de ja vu they felt. Two year’s previous Viceroy Derov had first succeeded Jansen before his health prompted him to resign, leading Viceroy Jansen to take on the role for an unprecedented third time.
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Today we are excited to announce the launch of version 4.0 of the Trade Federation Market, now found at https://market.swc-tf.com/!
This project was a mammoth undertaking, spanning a little over 4 years starting with a design put together by Grimaldus Helbrecht and then code written by a collaborative effort between Dreks Selmur, Kaire Nat-Sa and Ted Winner with art from Kaire Nat-Sa, Jacob Jansen and Grimaldus Helbrecht and last but not least server administration work by Olwin Froon.
More recently, special thanks to our team of incomparable testers who have spent countless hours finding tons of bugs to help ensure things run smoothly for launch. These testers included Jacob Jansen, Nohv Schiller, Ro Ru Wok, Joyenne Southsand, Olwin Froon, Tanez Kalrade and Dac Kain.
As part of this release, we also completely reviewed the TFM Thief List and I want to express thanks to Tovakinpi Toshikhan, Jacob Jansen, Kaire-Nat-Sa and Dac Kain for countless hours over the past week hunting down and reviewing over 150 thief list entries to identify which were actually relevant and which weren’t
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Led by its Minister, State is tasked with preserving the Federation’s influence abroad and coordinating its Civil Society at home. Because of this dual function, its influence exceeds that of almost any other organisation throughout Federal space; whilst Interior and Defense are equally present on all Federation worlds, the diverse remit of State – from magazine publishing to alliance-brokering – brings its everyday influence right into the home of almost every Federation citizen.
It is the role of Interior to supervise – or direct – the development, supply, and governance of all Trade Federation territory. For this to be effective the Ministry is divided into a myriad of departments that cooperate with each other to manage planetary and regional building programs, civilian and military production efforts, and the resourcing operations necessary to supply these demands.
To ensure that the operations of each department do not conflict with any other, the Minister chairs the Interior Directorate. Comprised of the heads of each department and each nationalized corporation, it is responsible for negotiating, planning, and executing each project the Ministry undertakes.
The Ministry of Defense comprises all military and paramilitary branches of the Trade Federation. Responsible for both internal and external security it defends Federation territories from invasion in wartime, and keeps law and order in them in peacetime. This ministry also guards Trade Federation building projects, provides escorts for important personnel, and patrols trade routes to and from Trade Federation Space.