League of Space Exploration Specialists / LSES

  • Organization
  • Casual
  • Role play
  • Exploration
    Exploration
  • Freelancing
    Freelancing


The League is a tax-free non-hierarchical organization dedicated to freedom and exploration.

We offer logistical support for players to sustain operations in the furthest known sectors and deep into unknown space.



History

Established in 2140, this ancient organization of space enthusiasts was assembled by rugged adventurers, many whom were owners of private ventures pioneering their way throughout the solar system. With the commercial debut of the RSI Zeus, funding for exploration was initially provided by space tourism. Over the years, investment into exploring Sol’s astroid field began to pay dividends, as discoveries of large mineral caches and their subsequent mining by LSES cooperatives made many LSES members very rich indeed. Members of LSES have been historically trusted and respected in joint cooperatives and inter-organizational transactions.

LSES’s commitment to defending against aggression was evident during the Tevarin wars where LSES scouting and logistics was found to be invaluable in the survival of human settlements. LSES as an organization has always been devoted to freedom. LSES members looked upon the political totalitarian expansion of Messer’s empire as alarming to individual liberties. Hoping to escape the encroachment of quasi-fascism, the headquarters of LSES was moved into the extremities of known space, desperate to keep their autonomy and freedoms. As outposts grew to become the nexus of humanity’s reach into the stars, many of them were forcibly absorbed into the empire, curtailing the hanseatic style freedoms that LSES outposts granted to their members and visitors. Further laws passed by successive UEE governments resulted only in driving business out and further pushing LSES operations deeper into the fringes of space. As a result, an uneasy political truce emerged between the UEE and LSES that lasted until today.

Today LSES is in a stronger position than ever before, and asserts to defend its members’ rights according to its own Charter. Per Aspera Ad Astra!

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What makes LSES different:

In a non-hierarchical organization, a decentralized approach to management is emphasized, as is high member involvement in decision making. Decentralization gives members a higher level of responsibility and accountability for their work, as well as bigger stakes in outcomes.

Members structure themselves around self-directed, multidisciplinary work teams in which management flows from expertise, not position.

LSES is a community of sovereign individuals, not collectivists. As such, we have a 0% tax policy.

In a collectivist system, individualism becomes a threat and a detriment to the functionality of society. In a community, individualism is seen as a valuable resource that brings a diversity of ideas, skills and unique views, making the group stronger.

Collectivism believes the hive mind is more efficient. Community believes voluntary action and individual achievement makes society healthier in the long run.

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VOICE COMMUNICATIONS

We are using DISCORD. Invitation will be provided to accepted applicants.

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Community Contributors

LSES would not be what it is today without the assistance of the following members:

Einstein160
- design, programming, and hosting of custom-built community website (archived since the release of Spectrum)

Dodgea
- graphic design

Althalus
- communications

Hisky
- creative writing

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Manifesto

The League’s Principles

Individualism
The League sees the individual as the basic unit of society. Only individuals make choices and are responsible for their actions. The League emphasizes the dignity of each individual, which entails both rights and responsibility.

Individual Rights
Because individuals are moral agents, they have a right to be secure in their life, liberty, and property. These rights are not granted by government or by society; they are inherent in the nature of human beings. It is intuitively right that individuals enjoy the security of such rights; the burden of explanation should lie with those who would take rights away.

The Rule of Law
The League proposes a society of liberty under law, in which individuals are free to pursue their own lives so long as they respect the equal rights of others. There are no arbitrary commands that aim at any particular outcome. As such, the League’s members are free participate in any activity, except for piracy and slave trading which violates the property and individual rights of others.

Limited Government
To protect rights, individuals form governments. But government is a dangerous institution. The League have a great antipathy to concentrated power, for as Lord Acton said, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Thus the League wants to divide and limit power, and that means especially to limit government.

Free Markets
To survive and to flourish, individuals need to engage in economic activity. The right to property entails the right to exchange property by mutual agreement. Free markets are the economic system of free individuals, and they are necessary to create wealth. The League believe that people will be both freer and more prosperous if government intervention in people’s economic choices is minimized.

Fun & Camaraderie
Developing mutual trust will go a long way in a cold and dangerous universe. It is not just the destination that matters, but the journey itself.

Charter

1. Respect the right to live and be free

a. No slave trading

b. No violence may be employed against a non-aggressor

c. Participation in war must have
i) a just origin (response to grave aggression)
ii) be proportional (not result in greater evil)

2. Respect individual property rights

a. No piracy or theft

3. Contracts/Agreements must be informed and consensual

a. No extortion

b. No racketeering

4. Disputes or allegations of breaching the paragraphs above are to be settled by a jury of six members of LSES, consented to by both parties.

a. If agreement on a jury cannot be reached in a reasonable time (1 week), both sides select three jurors each.

b. A LSES member has the right to not participate in jury duty.