The 57th has been many places and done many things. We got our start in Faction Warfare where we retired from service to seek out life in Sov Null space. I found us a home in Null and for a brief time served in CO2 where we fought in The Tribute War that culminated in the most historic event in the history of New Eden. I will forever owe a debt to the great pilots of CO2 for welcoming us and teaching us. But during that war I discovered that the Sov Null lifestyle was not one that I enjoyed. Once the war was over The Crew and I packed up our things, said our goodbye’s to CO2 and even left one of our own behind with them.
Now we set our sights on a new adventure where everything we do is for us and us alone.
This isn’t about fame, glory on a distant battlefield, vast wealth or pulling the ultimate heist. This is about finding freedom to live, work and play together. This is about growing closer together as a team and daring to do what to some may seem foolish or impossible. This is about knowing what we do day in and day out benefits us all and is easily measured and appreciated and that leaves us all with a sense of making a difference with our presence every time we undock. This is about having each others back no matter what the cost.
This is about The Crew.
I know there will always be difficulties and challenges along the way and that there will always be a Corporation or Alliance somewhere who will want to come take what we have earned and might even have the advantage over us. To that I can only echo:
“Everyone always does. That’s what makes us special.” – Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)
It is my belief that everyone has the ability to contribute to the goals of the 57th regardless of skill level. Even a one day old ALPHA pilot who grinds through the Military and Advanced Military career missions will be able to fly a Frigate with a point and throw a little damage in our enemies way.
The 57th will never be a large Corporation with hundreds of pilots. Nor do I see us being part of an Alliance in our future. Wherever we go and whatever we do – we will do as a free and independent capsuleers. I intend to keep us a small, tight-knit group and is why I always refer to those who I choose to fly in the 57th as “The Crew“. Should you earn the right to be a Browncoat you will never be just another pilot in corp, on comms or in fleet. You will be part of my Crew and to me . . . well, that means something special.