The NIF Bureau of Civilian Contracting and Procurement will assign certain
internal status ranks to you depending on how your service to the NIF is
percieved. Such status ranks can give you a monetary bonus on rewards, grant you
licences of which some may be impossible to buy, and give you access to equipment
you otherwise could not legally obtain.|
Licenses and Permits
A starting Freelancer is eligible to take on bounty hunting or privateering, but
you don't actually have any permissions to carry weapons or have them on your
ship. You can try to hide this fact for as long as possible, but eventually you
will be called on the fact. You can buy some licenses before they are granted to
you. The licences and permits you start out with are marked below in italics.
Those that require a clean criminal record with the NIF (served or unprosecuted)
are marked in cyan. Forgeries are undertaken at your own risk. NIF
Citizenship is granted for free to those born on NIF full member worlds.
- Captain's Accredited License.
- Ship's Operating License.
- Letter of Marque.
- NIF Docking Permit.
- NIF Work and Trade Permit.
- NIF Passport.
- Small Arms License costs 500 Credits.
- NIF Citizenship (includes Docking and Work and Trade Permit) costs 1000 Credits.
- Ship Light Weaponry License costs 2000 Credits.
- Ship Heavy Weapons License (missiles, torpedoes, heavy beam weapons) costs
- Capital Ship License (grade 1) costs 10,000 Credits and is valid for 1
capital ship for 1 year deemed spaceworthy by the Space Ministry.
|Status Rank||Credit Bonus||Access Given|
||Access to buy Imperial military restricted subcapital ships, including
fighters and bombers. Granted license to own and operate such vessels.
||Access to buy Imperial military equipment with higher restrictions, such as
stealth systems, gravity wells, and shieldbusters. Granted license to own and
operate such equipment.
||Access to buy Imperial Ship Ordnance and Heavy Weapons. Eligible for three-year
loans with the Inter-Galactic Bank at a flat 10% rate with monthly or annual mortgage,
amount limited to collateral security presented and the bank's discretion.
||Access to buy Imperial military shipboard equipment (excluding heavy weapons)
such as deflector shields, computers, ECM, sensors and hyperdrive. License to own
and operate such equipment. Granted general use friendly IFF code.
||Access to buy Imperial Armoury heavy arms. Granted Heavy Weapons License.
Granted Ship Heavy Weapons License. Permit to dock with NIF military vessels and
bases at the discretion of its commanding officer. Civilian Navigational Chart
updates for free.
||Granted Small Arms License. Granted Ship Light Weaponry License. Access to
buy Imperial Armoury small arms.
Issued Letter of Marque.
Permit to dock and trade at NIF ports (military ship docking requires permission
from the captain who can also grant a time limited docking permit for their ship
(s) plus permission from docking control).
Permit to traverse unrestricted NIF space.
Access to ship upgrade and repair services. All federal and local laws apply, all
licenses must be acquired.