The History of the Conflict
A look at the current conflict on Rubi-Ka, by a contemporary historian.
By Dr. Gretchen Sentendo of History, 29338 Silver City Historian Council, Silver City. Distributed by TSN.
Life and Death are intertwined in battle. So are light and dark. One cannot be without the other. Conflict shapes us, lets us grow, and trims us down to our essence. So it is, and so it must be. The goal of the conflict is also a conflict, a paradox in itself: peace and balance. This it will never attain, but all conflicts must strive, that is their nature. So it is too with the desolate planet of Rubi-Ka, the treasure chest of the Omni-TekŪ corporation. The red and dry planet is scarcely populated. Much of its surface is an uninhabitable wasteland.
An interesting aspect of the inhabitants of Rubi-Ka not employed by Omni-TekŪ, is that they instead fight the big corporation. Gathered in loose (or tightly-knit) structures called clans, the people actively oppose the hypercorporation's rule of the planet.
This can be seen as a very traditional struggle for freedom. It can also be deemed (as by Omni-TekŪ) as terrorist activity. What is clear is that the struggle of the often poorly armed, but always dedicated guerrilla warriors has all the epic proportions of David vs.Goliath.
The organization of the clans is not entirely known. It is rumoured that there is an inter-clan organization supported by Omni-TekŪ competitors, or even the ICC. Omni-TekŪ uses the push of all its modern branches to stamp out the rebellion without using weapons of mass destruction - from direct assaults and military operations with Omni-Pol, through infiltration of Omni-IternOp, to half-hearted brainwashing attempts by Omni-Reform.