Born of a small pack of pirate-hunters protecting traders in the Lave cluster, Dark Echo grew to show what a small group of close-knit pilots can achieve with common goals: to fight against those who wish to bring harm to the innocent and peaceful, and to promote the freedom of trade

As Dark Echo were among the first batch of player-factions added to the game, we are now just past our 5th anniversary (April 3306). We are also one of the founding partners of GalCop, the Galactic Cooperative of Worlds, who collectively control over 200 systems, are one of the Hutton Truckers oldest allies, and a founding member of The Citadel Community

From our headquarters within staggering distance of the storied ‘Disci Disco Bar and Grill’ at Snodgrass Orbital in Disci (103 ly from Sol) we have carefully nurtured the growth of our enlightened & freedom-loving ethos to all who have been misled by exploiters & blinded by demagogues


From our more-militaristic origins we have evolved into a more relaxed, inclusive model which is guided by the collective wisdom of ‘the dark council’. As our ‘prime directive’ is protect the innocent the only hard-and-fast rule we enforce is-

No piracy, griefing or ‘seal-clubbing’ of any kind, ever!

Beyond that, we encourage our pilots to ‘be the good guys’, to use only ‘clean’ methods & strategies to achieve our goals, even to regard npcs as ‘people’ in their own right!

Kraken Squad (BGS)


What many fail to realise is that the BGS was designed so that one single player can have sufficient impact per day on the influence balance of any particular system to make a meaningful difference. The biggest error that many PFs make is to use a ‘sledgehammer’ approach to the BGS, which invariably means having to work to undo ‘over enthusiastic’ results, especially in conflicts. Yes, there are occasions where ‘brute force’ is the best answer – but for most of the time a more precise, more elegant, more … surgical … approach has proven to be the most efficient way to maintain & grow our bubble.And as the bubble grows, so do the challenges, which usually fall into one of three categories:-


1: Maintenance of controlled systems (plate-spinning) especially during conflicts & expansions.

2: Management of asset acquisitions (ensuring they happen when WE want them to!).

3: Preparation of target systems (by ethical means – no cop-killing or shit-bombing)