Operating from the heart of the Curse region, the Angel Cartel is today the largest and best organized of the space-based criminal factions. The Angels are divided into several groups, each with a very special function. It is commanded by the Dominations and in the century they've been lurking in deep space they have stolen, plundered or sabotaged countless number of ships and kidnapped, molested or murdered thousands of people.
The Angels recruit members from all the races, and are thus not bound to any one zone of operation, which spans almost the entire known world. Many believe that the they got their power by uncovering Jove technologies hidden in their ancient homes, including the Heaven station now infested by the Angel Cartel.
The Angel Cartel
The Angel Cartel is regarded by many law enforcement agencies as the most powerful and dangerous criminal organization in New Eden. The main reason for this assessment is the extent and scope of the cartel’s criminal activities. While most of the major outlaw factions have operations spread throughout the cluster, the Angel Cartel is notable for the extent to which it has insinuated itself into the core empires, as well as its considerable interests in the outer regions. Few other criminal organizations, for example, could boast of strong links with the Minmatar underworld while at the same time illicitly supplying slaves to the less scrupulous holders of the Amarr Empire. When these interests are set next to the cartel’s powerful presence in the Gallente illegal drugs market and the sinister tendrils it has inserted into the Caldari corporate world, it can be seen that the Angels’ reach is long indeed.
The cartel has established itself as a power in the lawless outer regions, in particular the aptly named Curse region, where it controls numerous stations and colonies. The impressive military power of the cartel is perhaps most strikingly illustrated by the fact that it has an entire division, the Guardian Angels, dedicated to protecting the interests of its main partner in crime, the Serpentis Corporation. The connection with the Serpentis has served to give the Angels a permanent presence in the Fountain region, making the cartel one of the few criminal organizations to maintain major holdings outside its home region.
The Angel Cartel’s reputation for ruthlessness and brutality has served to prevent interested parties from scrutinizing the organization’s operations too closely, but those who have, perhaps foolishly, made it their business to study the cartel soon learn that it is more than a mere crime syndicate. The cartel has shown a marked interest in technologies new and ancient. It has made its headquarters in a region believed to have been the home of the First and Second Jovian Empires, and it typically discourages exploration and inquiry into its domains with a swift and absolute response. All this said, those students of the Angel Cartel who have survived long enough to put their thoughts on paper all agree on one point of note: the Angel Cartel seems to regard capsuleers as its greatest threat, not rival pirate groups and certainly not the old empires.
The main arm of the Angel Cartel, the Archangels have no one center of operation, but can be seen roaming the space lanes most everywhere. They are equally adept at piracy, scavenging and smuggling.
The Dominations is the command division of the Angel Cartel. The Dominations are quite elusive and seldom venture far from their bases in the Curse region. Little is known about the identities of the leaders of the Angel Cartel, though it is understood they come from all the races.
The Guardian Angels is a division of the Angel Cartel that are today exclusively occupied with guarding Serpentis space stations. The Serpentis Corporation pays the Angel Cartel handsomely for the protection, that is strong enough to keep even the DED at bay.
The Salvation Angels are the non-combat division of the Angel Cartel. The Salvation Angels are responsible for building and maintaining the Angels stations and space ships. For this, they frequently salvage what they need from the wrecks their fellow Angels have left behind.
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