Invictus Launch Week

New recruitment year ceremony organized by the United Empire of Earth Navy

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Invictus Launch Week
Event typeIn-game
SubtypeNavy promotion week
OrganizerUnited Empire of Earth Navy
LocationBevic Convention Center
Date startMay 22, 2950 (2950-05-22)
Date endJune 1, 2950 (2950-06-01)
Concept salesUnknown
Commemorative itemsIn-game shirts, hats, jackets
Free-fly eventYes

Invictus Launch Week is a ceremony organized by the United Empire of Earth Navy (UEEN) which marks the beginning of the new recruitment year.[1]

It is also commonly known as Fleet Week or Invictus. It is celebrated in the period between Emancipation Day and Armistice Day. The event is meant as a tool to promote participation in the Navy as well as show awareness for the history of naval events. The event is also used by ship and armament manufacturers as an opportunity to display their contribution to the military fleet.[2]

General information

Closing and introduction ceremony

Invictus is a ceremony used to congratulate the latest graduating class of military personnel, but also as introduction ceremony for new recruits which are gathering to set off for training at the MacArthur base.

Fleet Week

During this time, UEEN vessels dock around the Empire. The public can visit the docked ships.

History

The Fleet Week has a long tradition. It goes back several centuries to the days when the UEE was known as the United Planets of Earth (UPE). Shortly after the First Tevarin War began in 2541, Humanity suddenly found itself in need of an organized military force at a size previously unneeded. To this point, aside from the hostage situation with the Xi’an in 2530, there had only been local security forces under the control of the central Human government.

With Humanity facing an imminent and overwhelming threat, a fleet needed to be raised and trained quickly. The Tribunal sent out an immediate call for recruits to create this army.

Transport ships on each of the settled planets would load up these volunteers and travel to a training facility on Mars known as Invictus.

On the morning of 2542-10-12, families and communities gathered at launch pads around the UPE territories to celebrate those that were going to defend against the alien invaders. As the conflict continued, more recruits would gather on that day to travel to Invictus to begin their training.

Over the centuries, as the Empire has expanded, space travel has become even more accessible and most recruits are able to self-report, the need for Invictus Launch Week’s has diminished. The spirit of it, however, is stronger than ever.

Invictus is a time to celebrate each other. To celebrate bravery, duty, and commitment to the goals that define Humanity at its finest. [3]

Historical pillars

Below are some notable pillars in the history of the event.[4]

2950 event

In 2950, the event was held from May 22 till June 1 at Area18 on ArcCorp. Ship showcases and booths were located at the Bevic Convention Center, and additional docking space was created at Baijini Point, Port Tressler and Everus Harbor to accommodate larger UEEN vessels. A special demonstration was held by the 999th Test Squadron.[1]

Event activities

During the event there were:

  • Free-Fly events with new ships available every other day[2]
  • Show floors available to check out many ships[4]
  • Recruitment booths to enlist yourself in the UEEN[4]
  • Ship skins for sale on the Pledge Store [7]
  • Merchandise booths to get exclusive clothing[4]
  • Capital navy ships docking at spaceports around the Stanton system [4]

Showcase schedule

Showcases were available at Bevic Convention Center, where they rotated different ship brands each several days. All of the ships on display on these days were also available to fly for free during a period of 24 hours.[2]

Period Brands Ships
May 22/23 Tumbril/RSI/Origin 325a, Aurora LN, Constellation Andromeda, Aquila, Phoenix, Mantis
May 24/25 Anvil Aerospace Arrow, C8X Pisces, Carrack, Gladiator, Hawk, Hornet F7C, Hurricane, Terrapin, Valkyrie
May 26/27 Aegis Dynamics Avenger Stalker, Avenger Titan Renegade, Avenger Warlock, Eclipse, Gladius Valiant, Hammerhead, Retaliator, Sabre, Sabre Comet, Vanguard Harbinger, Vanguard Hoplite, Vanguard Sentinel, Vanguard Warden
May 28/29 ARGO/MISC/CNOU MPUV 1P, Freelancer MIS, Mustang Delta, Razor EX, Reliant Tana, Starfarer Gemini
May 30/June 1 Drake Interplanetary (part of Drake Defensecon) Buccaneer, Caterpillar, Cutlass Black, Cutlass Red, Dragonfly Black, Herald

Commemorative items

At the event, you were able to purchase manufacturer-specific clothing, as well as several Invictus branded items: [4]

Diorama

This diorama was at display at the event.[3]

"The Wreckless" A poem by former 999th Squadron pilot Lt. Ralph Kinoi

We push boundaries. To test the limits of what we can do. To say the impossible can not define us. To move us all beyond where we thought we could go. To be the first. The fastest. The best.

It is not easy. Luck is as important as skill. Failure as important as success. But we get better. And we learn. And we get back up and try again. And we carry on when others can’t.

We carry on so others can.

Controversy

The 2950 edition of the event did not feature Drake Interplanetary, as they weren't formally invited. As a result, the company put up their own show as a follow-up, also at Area18. [8]

Gallery


Trivia

  • The Invictus Fleet Week seems to be inspired by the US Fleet Week

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Invictus Launch Week Guide. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Invictus Launch Week 2950 Free-Fly. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alpha 3.9.1: Info panels at Invictus event
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Alpha 3.9.1 in-game survey
  5. The plaque at the Bevic Convention Center has a typographical error which refers to a person called 'Assan Kieran'. The context suggets, that Assan Kieren, the former Governor of Terra was meant.
  6. The plaques at the Bevic Convention Center has another typographical error which refers to a person called 'Gordon Salehi'. The context suggets, that Imperator Corbyn Salehi was meant.
  7. Paints and You!. Retrieved 2020-05-19.
  8. Invictus Launch Week 2950 Details. Retrieved 2020-05-19.