“volition [vəˈlɪʃən], n.
1. the act of exercising the will of one’s own volition
2. the faculty or capability of conscious choice, decision, and intention; the will
3. the resulting choice or resolution
[from Medieval Latin volitiō, from Latin vol- as in volō ‘I will’, present stem of velle ‘to wish’]“
The Volition Project is the name of a group of loosely associated Commanders within the Pilots Federation. The group has been known to specialize in location and transportation of data and scientific samples. Their ships are usually fast, unobtrusive and heavily modded for speed and stealth. Some of its pilots have been seen around the major galactic community’s efforts to push their goals and agendas or to thwart those of alleged adversaries. How and why the Volition Project decides who is an adversary and who is not is totally left to them and none of its core philosphies have been made public so far.
The Volition Project does not seem to be interested in political antics and powerplays. Instead, members apparently try to bring smaller factions together by sharing and relaying information on social, cultural and scientific matters. Exploration and technological advancement as well as transcendence of the Human mind and cultural chains seem to be most present on their agendas. As such, the Project is closely involved with the Explorers Association and the informal Galaxy Mapping Project as well as several more esoterically oriented factions like the Transhumanism League or the Millennium Foundation.
It is unknown if the Volition Project calls a specific port their home. Rather, members of the Project have mostly been spotted around the legendary Founders’ World and also in Alliance space near the Capital system of Alioth.
Known members of the Volition Project are:
CMDR Andrew Gaspurr
CMDR Araan Masiun
CMDR Joaquin Mesdival
Engineer Sanya Kho
Engineer Ximen Bao
Citizen Cornelius Agrippa
Citizen Johnny Emerald
Status: Sep 20th, 3303 AD