The Corporate Alliance was once one of the largest and most prosperous trading conglomerates in the galaxy, weidling large financial and economical influence throughout the Outer Rim. The Alliance built a reputation of ruthlessness, focusing on profit margins as opposed to the well being of those who relied on them. The Alliance was the type of company that would constantly twist and bend that fine line between what is legal and what isn't. They did everything they could to continue to pad their credit accounts. When the Clone Wars broke out, the Alliance bet heavily on the Separatist Movement. Pledging much of its security forces and financial resetrves to the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the eventual defeat of the CIS severely crippled the corporation.
After the end of the war, the Corporate Alliance reformed much of its business practices, chiefly due to Chief Magistrate Horley Cyan. Magistrate Cyan made a pledge that the Alliance would never again be seen as a company that would put profit above wellbeing. The primary goal was to keep trade routes open and try to oppose those trying to create a monopoly or price gouge the galaxy's beings of all their hard earned credits. After the initial period of growth, the group separated from the Trade Federation in Year 6, branching off on their own in the Mid Rim with plans to slowly rebuild their organization independently.
Over the next several years, the Alliance grew both in assets and influence. A new conglomerate was formed under the leadership of Magistrate Siejo Kutol. Soon, several ex-CIS factions agreed to partner with the Alliance once again, this time with the goal for peace and prosperty. As one of the initial founders of the Confederate Alliance, the Corporate Alliance found itself in an enviable situation once the Second Confederate Government was announced in Year 12.
Prosperity did not last. After years of growth, the Confederate Alliance started to stagnate under the rule of Samuel Ashen. Distrust of the government spread, leading to the Corporate Alliance to publicly separate from the Confederacy. Without the funding of the CIS, the Alliance continued to flounder. After the death of Chief Magistrate Elm Aran by the hands of his son Shall Ti, the faction found itself leaderless and soon collapsed in Year 15.
Years later, after the rebirth of the Confederate government for a third time, a local mercenary faction under the moniker of the Order of Independent Trade reorganized itself and took the mantle of the Corporate Alliance. With support from the then retired Chief Magistrate Kutol, the Alliance was able to slowly rebuild the proud faction.
The Corporate Alliance strives to uphold the ideals of fair trade, and sentients of all affiliations are welcome to avail themselves of our services. Currently, the Alliance serves as the primary trade partner of the Confederacy of Independent Systems.