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History
Prologue (Year -48, 23.188 AD)
The history of the Coreli Corporation and the Coreli family is a long and tumultuous tale of intrigue and suspicion. The Coreli family hails from the sixth planet of the Luminaire system, better-known as Luminaire Prime. The earliest records indicate that the family had its roots in the farmers of the then-remote Uphallant region on Pyrron. The family's influence on the region can be seen even today, in the names and surnames of many of the people in Uphallant.

The greatest member of the Coreli family, Adrian Coreli, was born in 23167 AD on Gallente Prime. Dissatisfied with eking out an existence on the family plantations, which were rapidly being encroached upon by the explosive population growth of the new Gallente Federation, Adrian dreamed of a career as a pilot. With the Coreli family forced to sell its traditional holdings due to increasing taxes and pressure to sell one of the last agricultural areas on Luminaire Prime, Adrian was free to leave home, and did so in 23186 AD, entering private piloting school on Tanet (Luminaire V).

Two years later, he faced failing grades and mounting debts. After being mugged as he walked from a tavern to a brothel, a thought struck him; Why not have one central place for rest and relaxation? After scraping together his remaining savings and obtaining funding from an unnamed Amarrian who wanted a convenient place for relaxation, he opened his first Pleasure Hub - as it was termed - in orbit around Gallente Prime in 23188 AD.

The first Pleasure Hub was an instant hit. During the early days of space exploration, stations were far more simplistic, far less self-sufficient, and acted as pure workplaces rather than fulltime habitats. If the station population wanted entertainment, they were often forced to find it planet-side. The first Pleasure Hub paid for itself in the first year.

The Amarrian who fronted most of the money for the first Hub demanded his money be returned fearing that word of his investment would reach Amarrian space, with drastic consequences for himself. The demand and subsequent payment engendered much bad blood between Adrian and the Amarrian. For the rest of his life, Adrian refused to deal with Amarrians wherever possible, and even today, the Coreli Corporation tends to avoid dealing with Amarrian corporations.
Fortunately for Adrian, finding new sponsors for additional Pleasure Hubs was easy -- there was a huge gap in the market that needed filling and Adrian proved he was capable of doing so. Over the 25 years that followed the opening of the first Pleasure Hub, he deployed 67 additional hubs throughout Federation space, each location carefully hand-picked to maximize profits. Adrian's enormous success prompted other corporations to follow in the footsteps of the corporation he founded to manage the Hubs -- the Coreli Corporation.

After 78 years of service as Coreli's CEO, Adrian retired, leaving the corporation to his two sons, Augustin and Thierry Coreli in 23266 AD (Year 30). Unfortunately, neither possessed the skill their father had when it came to picking suitable locations for Pleasure Hub construction. Increased competition from outside sources caused all three Hubs they founded to fail, costing Coreli millions of ISK in losses.

They didn't give up. Instead of trying to expand the saturated Pleasure Hub market, they focused on expanding Coreli's operations into biotechnology research and high-technology consumer products. Using the financial foundation generated by the Pleasure Hub business, Coreli made several research breakthroughs in consumer electronics and helped design and produce several advanced cloning modules.
The rise of the capsuleers (Year 107, 23.343 AD)
In the year 23343 AD (Year 107) Thierry left the corporation to his daughter Elisa (Augustin died in 23301 AD, the victim of a groundcar accident), who took advantage of the recent development of pod-based technology, forming a capsuleer pilot division.

Even though the space-based and planet-side Coreli share the same name, they are operated as two separate corporations. Elisa Coreli was named the CEO of the planet based corporation and Joshua Foiritain was hired as the CEO of the space based corporation. Foiritain's hiring marked the first time that a non-Coreli family individual was named to a major leadership role. Prior to his introduction, the corporation had chiefly been led by the extended family of Adrian Coreli. Due to the recent creation of capsule technology, no Coreli family member had the requisite experience in pod-piloted ships, necessitating an outside individual.

As Coreli’s industrial operations throughout Federation space expanded it quickly became obvious the Federation Police and CONCORD were unable to provide the level of security the corporation required. The Guardian division was created to act as the military arm of Coreli, its primary purpose was to provide security to for Coreli’s pleasure hub network and its space based mining and logistics operations.

As the number of capsuleers in New Eden grew pirate activity throughout the Placid region exploded and as relations between the Gallente Federation and the Caldari State continued to deteriorate. In an effort to improve security within Federation space Coreli’s guardian division began running military operations alongside other capsuleer corporations operating in Federation space.

As capsuleer corporations within the Amarr Empire and Minmatar Republic had already formed loyalist alliances to aid their chosen factions in defensive and offensive operations Federation loyalists followed suit at the end of YC 107 and formed the Cyrene Initiative.
The Cyrene Initiative (Year 108, 23.344 AD)
Throughout YC 108 the Cyrene Initiative frequently clashed with various pirate organizations and loyalists alliances of other factions while every day the major empires took another step closer to all-out war. Within the initiative cracks slowly began forming as the various corporations could not reach an agreement on the best course of action in the coming war.

The two main camps within both the Federation and the Cyrene Initiative believed that diplomacy would prevail and war would be averted. A few believed war would in fact occur but felt that Federation would defeat the State through a combination of their advanced drone technologies and numerical superiority. As they had done in the past.

We believed the war was inevitable and that capsuleers would be deciding factor. Given the balance of power between Federation and State loyalists this war would most likely result in a stalemate which would turn low security regions of the Federation into an eternal warzone.

Coreli felt neural combat booster technology was the key to winning the war. Though the research into this field had been outlawed it had in the past shown to be extremely effective at improving the combat capabilities of capsuleers.

Lobbying efforts within the Senate ultimately proved futile and Coreli found itself unable to get restrictions on neural booster research lifted. After heated internal debate the choice was made to pursue neural booster research in secret and hidden research facilities were setup throughout the existing pleasure hub network.

Though research and development efforts were moving along at an excellent pace the scale of the research and the interactions with the Serpentis Corporation make it difficult to hide the project. Relations with both the Federation and Cyrene Initiative deteriorated rapidly until at the end of YC 108 conflict broke out between Coreli and Initiative, following these events the Directorate decided the best course of action would be to relocate Coreli and its research and development operations into law-less depths of null-security space.

The exodus to Curse had begun.
Fountain of wealth (Year 109, 23.345 AD)
The Coreli Corporation prospered during its time in the curse region; Coreli ranks grew to nearly one hundred pilots, the corporation celebrated the deployment of its first Thanatos class carrier and its pilots amassed a considerable amount of personal wealth running defensive operations for Serpentis and Angel Cartel agents in the area.

After years of research and development Coreli's Pharmaceutical division was ready to begin commercial production of neural boosters but quickly found the resources required in the production process were not available in Curse.

As Curse could no longer support further growth the decision was made to relocate to the Phoenix constellation in the Fountain region, home of the Serpentis Corporation, to allow further growth and to begin production of neural boosters.

Coreli allied itself with the Band of Brothers alliance who owned the Fountain region and who had previously assisted Serpentis in its theft of the Molyneux, a Gallente Federation owned Solteur class titan, years earlier. After deploying into the area Coreli pilots began military operations to eradicate insurgents in the Serpentis home constellation as well as assisting agents with intercepting hostile incursions into the region.

Moving to fountain marked the start of a golden age for Coreli; the abundance of resources allowed both the corporation and its pilots to amass a great deal of wealth, a production network for neural boosters was created which eventually grew to 14 production lines and Coreli formed a capital fleet of over 100 carriers and 20 dreadnaughts.

Coreli set up supply contracts with several major alliances in New Eden both for the distribution of boosters and to import and export various types of cytoserocin gas into and out of the Fountain region.
Phoenix Risen (Year 114, 23.350 AD)
In YC109 Coreli's booster distribution network covered more than half of New Eden and the corporation was bigger and stronger than it had ever been. Though Coreli considered itself above the law the Gallente Federation and the Directive Enforcement Department did not share this sentiment.

Looking to set an example they struck hard and fast. Federation Police forces raided and seized every single Coreli Pleasure Hub while DED forces attacked and destroyed Coreli assets in Fountain and once the dust settled the Coreli Corporation had been completely obliterated.

A handful of high ranking employees had managed to escape and went into hiding for years while some others were never heard from again and are presumed dead. Two have disappeared completely and all records of them ever having existed have been destroyed. To this day the DED refuses to comment on their status or whereabouts.
Fountain of wealth (Year 109, 23.345 AD)
For five years the Coreli Corporation lay dormant while its surviving high ranking employees stayed hidden in the shadows. As the universe forgot about the Coreli Corporation its former employees began plotting its return. In September of YC114 the corporation came back to life and began military operations against corporations and alliances that supported the Gallente Federation.

Today the Coreli Corporation is based out of the Curse region where it's no doubt planning its return to glory.
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