What a party, what a feast! Today the Liberum Lucrum Coalition (or LLC, as they are more widely known) celebrates an astounding 20 years of independence. The LLC, a retailers association comprised of individual trades- and craftsmen, has strongly held itself against the domination of mega corporations such as the NSI. The small stores that line King’s Court main street are always lively, their proprietors always in for a chat or a deal.
Such was the scene when we took a short walk from our office to pawn shop Apex Intermediaries, to meet with LLC’s founder and Apex Intermediaries’ head honcho Crackpot Coyote to discuss the what’s what on the main market: the LLC’s stronghold.
“Seeing the LLC’s anniversary slightly warms my dark heart.” Crackpot Coyote says, adjusting his tie (red leopard print). “When I founded the LLC, I was but a baby shark. Look at me now, a true apex predator. Get it, apex predator? Because I run Apex Intermediaries?”. He chuckles to himself.
The LLC was founded in 2021, after the government granted money broking licenses to individual traders. Apex Intermediaries was founded shortly afterwards, to serve as Sector VH-117’s official money broker. Who of us hasn’t stopped by the quaint little pawn shop to convert some K-Creds?
“I am currently Sector VH-117’s representative in the LLC council. Even though I am the founder of the coalition, I am of equal rank to the other sector representatives. Now, it’s not that I don’t enjoy certain people under me, if you know what I mean wink wink, but one of our principles is not being like megacorporations. We do not suppress others for our own gain. We just adhere to the principles of the free market”.
“Me and my business associate Scrap Paradox are proud of what we’ve accomplished. We’re a true beacon of hope for our community, resisting outside pressure with our guts and gusto. To give back to the community, we’re throwing a huge party. Believe it or not, but on our costs! That’s how much we love our community. Everyone’s welcome. Even the NSI. Especially some people of the NSI. Be there or be square”.
You’ve read that exclusively here folks, Apex Intermediaries will hold a party to celebrate the LLC’s 20 years of independence. We can’t wait for the official invitation to land on our door mat.
From the editors.
The King's Court Gazette is the leading newspaper covering Eindhoven, Sector-VH. We are located in the heart of King's Court and strive to keep all citizens and visitors up-to-date on what's-a-happenin' in this city of neon and chrome.