A company of vikings
Widespread and multifaceted, yet focused when needed
It takes twenty seven bones and six muscle groups in order to bend five fingers into one human fist – our company works exactly the same. Everyone in VoS specializes in a set of tasks of one’s own choosing, forming a superorganism able to adapt on the spot.
As a member, this means you are to specialize in what you do best while still being able to do things outside of your primary role. A dedicated combat pilot may be a trader in their spare time while an industrialist can hunt bounties when materials are scarce.
Akin to a superorganism, the flexible nature of the organization allows the entire company to mobilize, shift focus, or adjust to sudden unforeseen situations.
From raiding to trading, from heaven to earth
The first longboats left Scandinavia in the late 8th century, and since then we Vikings have always been on the forefront of technology, discovery and combat. Our entrepreneurship is a virtue gifted by the gods, and we continuously use that gift to break new ground, whether on planets or in space.
Like our ancestors before us, some favor gems over steel, or science before faith, and as such you as member are free to specialize under corresponding division. However, all members are free to visit, fight and work with other divisions, as long as it does not hinder them from completing their primary task.
As a miner you will probably want to get acquainted with the combat team, and why not do some exploring while you’re at it?
As a Viking you will be attached to one divisions at a time. However, all of our ancestors, whether raider or trader, carried an axe – and the same goes for us. VoS is a military unit at the core, for only a warrior may enter Valhalla. Military training is mandatory for all members, but to a varying degree depending on your role.
“Yggdrasil is tall, and its roots run deep”
The company structure has changed a little since we switched out longboats for spaceships, and may be likened to the tree of life.
At the crown sits the Council; consisting of the eldest and the most high ranking officers in the company. From the stem stretches a number of branches with diplomats and special agents answering directly to the council.
The true magic, however, happens beneath the surface, where the roots run deep in the form of a number of divisions. Every Division is managed by a Commander and a group of senior officers, all experts in their craft. Beneath these you will find the regular members, who are all part of one or more Divisions, allocating their energy and time to prioritized tasks.
One step closer to Valhalla
Like our ancestors, the goal of every man and woman in Vikings on Shrooms is to please the gods and, like the vikings before us, we do so on in a number of ways. However, no man may enter Valhalla through any means other than battle, and as such we are and always have been a military company at the core.
With the favour of Odin, granted to us through the visions of the mushrooms that glow in the dark, we will cut out a piece of the heavens.
We will conquer planets, stand shoulder to shoulder with those who honour trade and agreements and, with their help, or by our on volition, we will march one heavy step after another, on our way to Valhalla.