Karlan Trade

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Karlan Trade Co., Ltd. (K.T.),[1] alternatively Karlan Commercial, is a faction in Arknights. It is Kjerag's national trading company that is named after Mount Karlan, the sacred mountain of Kjerag.[2]

Background

The Karlan Trade was founded by Enciodes, the current patriarch of the Silverashes, following his return to Kjerag seven years ago (year 1090) after staying aboard in Victoria for more than twenty years. With the aid of Ratatos, the matriarch of the Browntails, Enciodes was able to persuade the Great Elder into opening up the country through his company.[3] As part of his plan to reform and modernize the country, KT acts as the only bridge between Kjerag and the outside world, mainly participating in economic activities and technological trade. KT was also used as a bargaining chip to help restore the Silverashes’ name in the Tri-Clan Council by allowing the conservative Paleroches and Browntails to engage in their activities.

Despite the economic and technological benefits of foreign trade, not everyone is happy with KT's presence, especially to the Paleroches. KT was accused of breaching the territories of the ruling families through its expanding factories under the supervision of its second-in-command, Gnosis Edelweiss. To make the matter worse, KT had been conducting mining activities and railroad construction beneath the foot of the sacred Mount Karlan, angering the conservative faction. Gnosis then had a clash with the investigation team sent by the conservatives. Even though Enciodes responded by firing him, the conservatives insisted that Enciodes hand over the administrative rights to his factories and mines. In response, Enciodes decided to turn the rights over to the Karlan Saintess, whom he believes to be the only rightful one to own such power according to the Kjeragian sacred script.[4] Despite the fact that the current Saintess was his estranged sister, Enya Silverash, this arrangement eventually ended the conflict.

Even though KT has a healthy relationship with Rhodes Island, RI remains cautious in handling them due to the former's political background. Despite several disagreements such as the one during the Snowcap Incident, the two continued their cooperation for the time being.

Members

C-suite
Staff

Nominal
Addendum
  • Enciodes aka. SilverAsh is K.T.'s CEO.
  • Gnosis is K.T.'s CTO and nominally "fired" during the Snowcap Incident, but still retains his position.
  • Monch was missing in between the events of Break the Ice and The Rides to Lake Silberneherze; as attested in the 2nd anniversary artwork, she might become a K.T. Operator in the future.
  • Enciodes sponsored Aurora's collegial studies in Columbia before she sought Oripathy treatment at Rhodes Island.
  • Kjera aka. Kjarr is the Feranmut Kjeragandr, who sneaks into R.I. as a servant of Enya aka. Pramanix.

References