Oberlindes provides extensive cargo service in the Regina and -- more recently -- Aramis subsectors of the Spinward Marches, based
of the home port of Regina.
It also trades with the vargr in
goods, rare wines,
and technological jewelry for unusual materials, finished goods, and
armed Imperial cruiser converted to carry Oberlindes cargo, is well
throughout Gvurrdon. Oberlindes maintains a trading center at Pandrin
(2240 Gvurrdon), and commonly employs vargr to handle its interface
Extensive trade is carried out across the Imperial border with
The company is a trade and transport corporation, based in the Spinward
whose expanding activities have taken it into the Deneb sector and the Vargr Extents.
in 487, this regional line has prospered in the wake of the Domain of Deneb's recent economic
It was established in 1084 with an Imperial charter specifying trade
within the Spinward Marches and supporting distant trade with states
the Imperium. Oberlindes is one of the major shipping lines within the
subsector, with feeder routes to all major starports; Oberlindes expansion
neighboring subsectors has improved star service but alienated many of
older and more conservative lines.
The Oberlindes name is an old one in the trade and commerce business in
Marches. Roxanne Oberlindes established the first line to bear the name
487 and built a family business which thrived between each of the
wars which have wracked the
in the past millenium. The first major increase in Oberlindes'
came in 1049, with the acquisition of Emissary, a surplus
excess by the Imperial Navy. This ship, armaments intact, served
the flagship for Oberlindes' excursions into the Vargr Extents on trade
the venture proved highly successful. A base for Oberlindes was
just beyond the Imperial border (some irregularities in the ship
made it impractical to bring the ship into the Imperium) and served as
clearing house for trade good shipments between Regina and the Vargr
In the years following the False
Oberlindes Lines obtained an Imperial charter and began operations with
large fleet composed almost entirely of navy surplus ships -- now
in the hundreds. The organization concentrates on the smaller
routes, but has recently expanded into main line service, in direct
with Tukera Lines and other more
major shipping lines.
Sergei hault-Oberlindes, patriarch and controller of the line, was
a baronial patent, complete with estates on Feri (2005 Spinward
B384879-B), by direction of the Emperor in 1101 for his contribution to
economic recovery in the Marches following the Fourth Frontier War.
Oberlindes Lines is a family company with stock ownership divided
as follows: Oberlindes family, 78 percent; investment trusts, 10
corporate employees, 8 percent; Imperial family, 2 percent; public