As part of our ongoing commitment to foster cooperation in the Star Citizen community, we are introducing a collection of interviews featuring key players in the ‘Verse. Through this series you’ll gain insights into various Star Citizen organisations and groups, tips and tricks to make your own mark in the galaxy, and more...
The Man Behind UNARAS
As part of our ongoing commitment to foster cooperation in the Star Citizen community, we are introducing a collection of interviews featuring key players in the ‘Verse. Through this series you’ll gain insights into various Star Citizen organisations and groups, tips and tricks to make your own mark in the galaxy, and more…
In our first episode, we’re thrilled to welcome our first guest, Brewen Shaw, from the Unified Armistice Association.
Host: Alright, Ladies and Gentlemen, with us today is Brewen Shaw, Elected Leader and High Lord of the Unified Armistice Association, an organisation where profit is not the bottom line. Humanitarian interests are major part of their DNA and their activities appear to be tailored to promote peace and foster a sense of community among the stars.
Brewen, thank you for joining us.
Guest: Pleasure to be here.
Could you tell us about the structure of your organisation and what it is you do on a day to day basis?
Yeah, absolutely. As far as structure, like many orgs out there, we have a council that oversees the overall direction in which we are attempting to grow. From there we divide into four different, distinct divisions. Our largest and most important is our Altruistic Division, which is our humanitarian aid outreach. That actually divides into a lot of smaller groups, anything from medical aid, search and rescue, helping refuel, helping repair people’s ship who might be caught in a situation they don’t want to be in. We also do food growth to try and help those in need, the starving and hungry, and supply any other needs that a planet or area in poverty need.
Beyond that, other divisions, we’ve got a Diplomacy Division, spreading the word about what it is we do, trying to find other orgs that are interested in backing that kind of work. We have an Arbitration Unit which is our security. They only protect our personal assets. They aren’t a rent-a-cop. They don’t go and help out other orgs, necessarily, as far as security. They just try and keep our own assets protected. And, finally, we have an Aerozenith Division, which is a VIP transport division helping the rich and famous from A to B, across the verse. They know what they’re doing is helping the humanitarian efforts we’re putting forth. So, after that it’s just members who can sign up and come and go as they want and fill in. So that’s an overview of our structure.
What made you bring UNARAS into existence?
It started as just a way for a few friends and I to build something together in the ‘verse. We started off as diplomacy first then humanitarian aid. We quickly realized that we had our goals backwards. There are plenty of successful diplomacy and networking orgs, out there, and we wanted to find a kind of niche that hadn’t been done a whole lot, yet, and realised that humanitarian aid was our calling.
As far as the of Role Play side of it, I did not bring UNARAS into existence. I am actually the third to be nominated into power. The first High Lord created it just over 14 years ago, built on caring and compassion for humanity that was suffering, but it lacked guidance and structure. Everyone just trying to help one another and protect the citizens of several planets from the hostile actions of several corporations fighting over control and profits.
What is unique about your organisation?
Come and Go as you please, if you have an hour one week and you want to stop by it’s awesome, if you have 4-6 hours during the day that’s great too, we are willing to take everyone that’s willing to help. Main and Affiliates welcomed, but we are not just an in game humanitarian aid org. There have been numerous examples of our members not being just humanitarian in-game but in real life as well, one example actually is that my own father had a motorcycle accident a little while back and several members