Welcome to the Alpha Centauri Institute!
The Alpha Centauri Institute is a Role Playing guild for Cryptic's MMO: Star Trek Online.
We are a group of players wishing to bring a fun yet structured and authentic Star Trek role playing experience into Cryptic's new MMO.
The Alpha Centauri Institute itself is a Starfleet controlled private organization that works heavily with fringe area science and technology recovered from Captain Janeway's trip into the Delta Quadrant.
Originally, the Alpha Centauri Institute was a privatized research and exploration foundation that had multiple successful missions in the early 23rd and 24th centuries. After (then) Captain Janeway returned from the Delta Quadrant, ACI requested access to information that she uncovered during her 7 year expedition.
Assessing information quickly and with great success, the ACI proved its worth to Starfleet in the years following the Voyager's return. Many advanced ships deployed in the 25th century would not be operable without the work the ACI completed. Starfleet began to notice the ACI's quick thinking members and expressed interest in it after ACI completed its work on the Delta Quadrant material.
After being absorbed by Starfleet in 2386, the Alpha Centauri Institute shifted from an exploratory group of private scientists to a full fledged Starfleet operated division, full of Officers who wished to get their hands on advanced technology before the rest of Starfleet.
The ACI has been granted clearance for its own private "military guard" which both Starfleet officers and non-Starfleet officers are a part of. The ACI Guard is deployed with experimental technology that future Starfleet ships of the line may never even see.
Requesting a transfer into the ACI is a tricky process but advancing through its ranks is quite rewarding. Members of ACI can make great connections in Starfleet and gain lifelong friends who share their interest in exploration and advanced technology.
in the late 21st Century, the ACI was founded as The American Continent
Institute on the principles of Manifest Destiny and adventure, two key
attributes that drove Americans westward during the 19th century. A
think tank of multicultural scientists and engineers from diverse
backgrounds began funding their then "small pet project" in hopes of
spurring on a new age of exploration and colonization throughout the
galaxy. It later changed its name to The Alpha Centauri Institute in the
23rd century to reflect a non-Earth centric viewpoint, and moved its
head quarters to a starbase orbiting the Alpha Centauri IV planetoid.
The ACI seeks
to promote friendship among the various races, through shared
technology use and research. The ACI also acknowledges that use of force
is necessary at some times and is therefore outfitted with some of the
most advanced technology available outside of Starfleet Intelligence.
In its state
today, the ACI is a Starfleet sanctioned Institute with members of
hundreds of races across various cultural and political backgrounds. All
of these beings are brought together by a common goal: One of the
advancement of technology and the protection of it from those who would
seek to use it for nefarious purposes.