Contract - Operation : "Hide-and-Seek"

Quick Pirate-Hunting Contract


MRB Mercenary Contract – “Operation : Hide-and-Seek”

This agreement, executed between The Unity of Promise (hereafter designated “Employer”) and the Iron Dingoes (hereafter designated “Unit”), provides employment for the Unit and military and support forces in the service of the Employer. This employment is subject to the terms and conditions outlines below.

I. Mission : The Unit is hired for the performance of a mission planned and assigned by the Employer, defined as a Objective Raid (Pirate Hunting) mission under the conventions and usages of contemporary military terminology. Said Unit will perform all operations that fall within the framework of this mission, as well as serving the general interests and needs of the Employer. If the Unit has been hired on retainer , the following types of missions are specifically excluded during the length of service : None.

II. Forces : The Unit agrees to provide combat and support forces, estimated at 50 squads of combat and/or combat support troops, as of the date this contract goes into effect. The Employer reserves the right to terminate the agreement is actual forces mustered at the time this contract goes into effect are 75% or less of the originally estimated forces., or if they exceed the agreed-upon strength by more than 10%, unless excess troops serve for no more remuneration than as originally designated in this agreement.

III. Length of Service : This contract will remain in effect for 3 months, commencing on the 1st of April 1st, 3020 and concluding on the June 30th, 3021. On the commencement date, the Unit agrees to be located in the system of Promise; if the unit fails to appear by the said date, Unit shall relinquish 5% of its fee. Upon termination of this agreement, the Unit will be discharged from all duties and responsibilities to the employer, unless discharge is superseded by a fresh agreement.

IV. Remuneration : The Employer agrees to pay 20,000 C-Bill-equivalents per combat squad per month to the Unit, amounting to an estimated 3,000,000 C-Bill-equivalents. This money is to be paid out through The Unity of Promise Banking Consortium, and will be paid to the Unit upon completion of the mission. Up to 6% of the total may be advanced, and demands attachment of a “surety bond”, though no observer is required to be attached with the unit.

V. Command Rights : The Unit hereby agrees to place itself under the overall direction of the Employer. The Employer will implement this direction through a completely independent cmmand structure, allowing the Unit to act strictly on its own initiative for the duration of the contract.

VI. Transport : The Employer agrees to provide for the interstellar and/or interplanetary transport of the Unit. 0% of the Unit accepts Employer interstellar transport, and 0% of the Unit accepts Employer interplanetary transport. The Employer shall pay the Unit 1,230,000 C-Bills to reimburse the Unit for providing its own transport to the Unit and any auxiliary portion thereof.

VII. Supply : The Employer agrees to monthly provide the amount of 37,500 C-Bill equivalents of consumables for the logistical support of the Unit. Resupply of munitions and other specific battlefield materiel after each major battle or campaign shall consist of 37,500 C-Bills worth of consumables over and above said supply requirements.

VII. Salvage Rights : All equipment, vehicles, and other war materiel recovered by the Unit from enemy forces, depots, garrisons, industrial or civil centers, prisoners, and other sources shall be subject to the following claims and terms of division to be “Mercenary Claims”, meaning all materiel captured by the unit is owned by the unit, in addition to any normal income.

IX. Other Terms : Other terms of this contract, agreed to by both parties, shall be negotiated on a case by case basis and attached, individually signed and witnessed, as riders to this document.

It is assumed the Unit shall search through the systems Rimward of The Unity of Promise, including, but not limited to, Sligo, 530-053, and Lekhanna. It is further assumed the Unit shall return to the Promise system with proof of capture or destruction of pirates dwelling in the Deep Periphery, on or before the date of their contract’s end. Lack of such proof is considered a contract breach, making this contract null and void.

Signed at the UP HQ Building, in Neo Chiba, Promise System on this 31st day of May 31st in the year 3020 AD.

Colonel Michael Ruxbundy
Commanding the Iron Dingoes Mercenary Company

Signed at the UP HQ Building, in Neo Chiba, Promise System on this 31st day of May 31st in the year 3020 AD.

Corporate Executive Liberte Asante

As representatives of the government of The Unity of Promise, Government Conglomerate, at Neo Chiba, in the Promise system.

Witnessed by : Accountant Asa Brillhomme of the Tri-Mark Bonding Commission


This contract was signed with the Corporate Conglomerate of System-State – “The Unity of Promise”. Established in late May, the contract is a short-term agreement to hunt and destroy the pirate band known locally as “The Bloody Corsairs”, who are threatening the developing stability of the fledgling realm.

It was established in an effort to find rapid financing for the unit’s future landhold, “The Factory”.

Contract - Operation : "Hide-and-Seek"

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