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Introduction

In the recent battle at 9-4, Imperium forces were stopped by ‘The North’. But who exactly is ‘The North’? For some players, the answer is obvious. For others, the mess of New Eden geopolitics makes it a difficult question.

At EN24, we like to cut through mess, so we’re running a two-parter called ‘Meet the North’. This is a cheat sheet introduction to one of the great powers of New Eden.

In our first installment, we will cover the Guardians of the Galaxy coalition [GOTG]. The GOTG live in Deklein, Branch and parts of Pure Blind, Fade and Tenal. You can find them on the coalition influence map, here. They are a coalition of a number of different alliances, each with their own particular identity.

DARKNESS. [DARK.]

[DARK.] alliance logoDARKNESS. is the lead alliance in GOTG. Whilst the coalition does aspire for an ideal of first among equals, it is DARKNESS. services and DARKNESS. comms that the rest of the coalition uses. Their CEO, Sort Dragon, also heads the coalition. DARKNESS. has over 4200 pilots and can field a powerful fleet. When the coalition goes to war, they are oft at the head. Notably, they have a strong AU TZ presence – an additional advantage.

Solyaris Chtonium [SLYCE]

[SLYCE] alliance logoSolyaris Chtonium is an alliance with some history behind it. It was founded in 2009 as a way for a high-sec industrial corp to associate with others. It grew in this niche until 2014, when the small Alpha Republic corp joined them. Alpha Republic was a strong PVP corp and complemented the industrial powers of the alliance well. It rose to prominence in the alliance and led SLYCE to Curse and then to the north. SLYCE is headed by RiotRick and has over 3400 pilots.

ChaosTheory. [KOS]

[KOS] alliance logoChaosTheory. is a 1500 plus pilot alliance living in parts of Branch and Deklein. Whilst they are quite small in numbers, they make up for it in ferocity. A quick check on their killboard shows that in just this past week, they have been busy slaughtering supercarriers. On a more amusing note, their alliance logo is a skull, and their ticker means ‘Kill on Sight’. This may communicate some understanding of their culture.

Caladrius Alliance [-000-]

[-000-] alliance logoCaladrius Alliance is a majority-Japanese group of around 800 pilots. They live in parts of Branch and Tenal. There is something of a language barrier, but by all accounts, they are a competent and dedicated group. Certainly, when looking through battle reports, they always seem to have a contingent at major fights. That alone is, in my eyes, impressive for a small group.

Mordus Angels [MOA]

[MOA] alliance logoMordus Angels is a 2700-strong alliance living in parts of Deklein and Fade. It has lived in the north for a long time, even before World War Bee. Their stated aim has been to take down mega-coalitions which push smaller groups around. They were a thorn in the side of Goonswarm Federation for a long time, when the Goons lived in Deklein. When the Goons went south, MOA followed. You can find many of them fighting in Delve right now. They are led by Gen Eve.

Siberian Squads [SB-SQ]

[SB-SQ] alliance logo

Siberian Squads is a small, 500 plus pilot alliance living in Branch. They are comprised of 5 corps, but two, Siberian Squad and Siberian Squad Support are the prime motivators and titular Siberian Squads. They were founded with the intent to give players out in the eastern Russia a community. This was because, as is noted on EVEWho, Russian timezones can be a bit awkward. As late as September 2017, they had holdings in Fountain. However, the expansion of Initiative. into the area forced them to divest renters there. Right now, they seem to be very active in GOTG operations.

Conclusion

I hope that this helps to communicate the nature of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The unfortunate misconception that all alliances are just pets of DARKNESS. is simply untrue. GOTG is instead a large and vibrant force, with many component parts. Each group brings a different strength to the table. Next article, we will take a look at PanFam – the other key military powerhouse in the north.

144 Comments

  1. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

    July 17, 2018 at 11:59 Reply
  2. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:05 Reply
  3. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:14 Reply
  4. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:20 Reply
  5. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:21 Reply
  6. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:23 Reply
  7. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

    July 17, 2018 at 12:37 Reply
  8. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:43 Reply
  9. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

    July 17, 2018 at 12:44 Reply
  10. Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:46 Reply
  11. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:58 Reply
  12. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

    July 17, 2018 at 12:58 Reply
  13. Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

    July 17, 2018 at 13:05 Reply
  14. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 13:09 Reply
  15. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    July 17, 2018 at 13:18 Reply
  16. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 13:23 Reply
  17. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:21 Reply
  18. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:27 Reply
  19. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:33 Reply
  20. Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:39 Reply
  21. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:44 Reply
  22. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:49 Reply
  23. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:56 Reply
  24. Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

    July 17, 2018 at 14:59 Reply
  25. Zune and iPod: Most people compare the Zune to the Touch, but after seeing how slim and surprisingly small and light it is, I consider it to be a rather unique hybrid that combines qualities of both the Touch and the Nano. It’s very colorful and lovely OLED screen is slightly smaller than the touch screen, but the player itself feels quite a bit smaller and lighter. It weighs about 2/3 as much, and is noticeably smaller in width and height, while being just a hair thicker.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:01 Reply
  26. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

    July 17, 2018 at 15:08 Reply
  27. If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:14 Reply
  28. This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:18 Reply
  29. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:25 Reply
  30. Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:31 Reply
  31. I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

    July 17, 2018 at 15:35 Reply
  32. The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

    July 17, 2018 at 15:36 Reply
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