The Republic-Cartel Relationship Print

Source: From Way Above; Background info

The Minmatar Republic and the Angel Cartel have a long and checkered history of locked horns and uneasy handshakes. A century back, when the Angel Cartel was building its reputation as a ruthless mercenary organization but had not yet crossed over into out-and-out piracy, the Republic was rumored to frequently contract the Cartel for operations deemed too politically sensitive for the Republic's armed forces. While these rumors have never been confirmed by either side, certain other occurrences -- such as the Cartel's immediate and unexplained withdrawal from their Skarkon sovereignty bid in YC110 -- seem to corroborate the idea of a nebulous connection between the two giant entities' top levels.