Ishukone Corporation one of the smallest of the "Big Eight" megacorporations in the Caldari State. They belong to the State's liberals power bloc and they were the first company to establish trading with the Jove. Currently, Ishukone Corporation's CEO is Mens Reppola.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Ishukone is the leader of the liberal bloc in Caldari politics, a position it has held since Otro Gariushi gained control of the company during a period of complacency but declined in YC 100. Under Orto Gariushi's leadership, the company advocated free market policies, relaxed trade barriers, and eased tensions between the Caldari State and the Gallente Federation. He also gave the company its reputation of being employee friendly and its ruthless competitive practices with rival companies. Despite the death of Gariushi in the Malkalen disaster, his policies and influence still holds over the corporation and the current leadership appears to be following in his footsteps.
As a result, Ishukone remains a reluctant partner in the Caldari Providence Directorate. Ishukone has little choice but to go along with the Directorate after Gariushi's death; the corporate leadership remains divded about the situation. Many board members support the meritocratic reforms instituted by the Directorate, which were similar to policies placed during Gariushi's leadership. However, considerable resistance to the centralization of power and the Directorate's belligerence remains among the corporate leadership.
Military[edit | edit source]
Ishukone, like the other megacorporations, maintain their own police and military. The Ishukone Watch serves that particular role for the Iskukone Corporation. The corporation also maintains an elite division known as the Ishukone Watch Special Forces which are capable of fighting on land, air,sea, and space
History[edit | edit source]
Ishukone for a long time was the feeblest of the Caldari megacorporations, but contact with the Jove swiftly changed their status. Ishukone was the first company to establish trade with the Jove and received the capsule technology from them. Having received this technology the Ishukone made billions of ISK in revenue before other companies could catch up. Ishukone is still reaping the rewards of their good relations with the Jove and it possesses the most advanced technology outside Jove space.
A special point of pride for the company is their contribution of the hydrostatic capsule technology to the war effort during the Gallente-Caldari War. Ishukone’s primary business model deals with the development of high-end technologies in fields such as advanced spacecraft engineering, electronics, medicine, and biotechnology. These lucrative patents have kept Ishukone stable in the world of Caldari economics ever since the Gallente-Caldari War, though the income for them has never been enough to allow the corporation a rest easy. Its fortunes have fluctuated over the years as it constantly searches for the next big "pipeline product" to keep it going. The most recent of these was to be Insorum, the antidote to the slavery drug Vitoc.