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Rufus Thorne icon.png Rufus Thorne Global Trust icon.png
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Characteristics Strict, loyal
Personality Passive
Diplomatic Actions Lobbying, Demand Quest, Take out a loan, License Trading, Auxiliary Fleet
Influence Factors +Settling islands, having a high income, using the media, having a large population of Tycoon executives
-Having a negative income, losing trade ships
"Rufus Thorne, Managing Director at Global Trust. The Company has a lot to offer you. Seize the opportunity."
—Rufus Thorne in the game lobby


Rufus Thorne is a non-expanding NPC who is the spokesperson of Global Trust. He is strict and loyal; some people even say he prefers loyalty above legality.

Appraisal in the Campaign[]

He appears in order to check the company's Two Year Plan (in Chapter 1 mission 1 and stays around in mission 2)

Thorne is a much more level-headed man than Thor Strindberg, and in a more collected manner suggests ways to aid the situation at Site 13 during the first missions of the campaign. Eventually when the situation at the dam is resolved, he demotes Strindberg and assigns his duties to the player, whom he frequently praises.

Activities[]

Rufus's Ark, Haven

Residing in his Ark, Haven, Rufus Thorne will send out Container Ships to conduct trade and will buy Tycoon goods on sale. His Ark offers Tycoon goods and items (he will also sell Tech goods occasionally), including one Ark upgrade module at all times.

Interaction with other NPCs[]

As he represents the faction opposing the Eden Initiative, Thorne's quests will sometimes call to hinder quests offered by Yana Rodriguez, and will periodically call upon you to cease trading with her altogether.

He is on very good terms with Vadim Sokow. Having good relationships with the latter will improve Rufus' influence while fighting Vadim Sokow will decrease Rufus' influence, claiming that such a war is harming Global Trust as well.

Diplomacy[]

Thorne likes you to settle islands, to use the media channels a lot, and to maintain a high income. He isn't pleased by a negative income.

He offers the following diplomatic actions: Lobbying, Demand Quest, Take out a loan, License Trading and Auxiliary Fleet. You can't declare war on him.

  • Take out a loan offers you an immediate amount of cash, which will have to be repaid over the course of the next 60 minutes in the form of a permanent negative balance hit.
  • License Trading exchanges your credits in return for Licenses.
  • Auxiliary Fleet calls in Warships on your behalf. It has a cooldown of 120 minutes. The price and the set of ships depends on your current resident's level.
Influence 60 60+ 100
Small Fleet 1 Commando Ship (4500C) 1 Commando Ship, 1 Viper (7500C) 1 Commando Ship, 1 Viper (15000C)
Medium Fleet 1 Commando Ship (4500C) 1 Commando Ship, 1 Viper (7500C) 1 Commando Ship, 2 Viper (15000C)
Large Fleet 3 Commando Ship (13500C) 3 Commando Ship, 3 Viper (22500C) 3 Commando Ship, 2 Viper, 2 Colossus (45000C)

Bonus Content[]

You are able to use Thorne's portrait as your in-game appearance by reaching Level 6 at the Career Progression of Global Trust. By reaching Level 2 you are also able to use Thorne's Profile Colour (Grey) by yourself.

Character[]

"I used to be a lawyer in a small law firm. A job with no prospects. And I was over-qualified. But working in the courtroom was good training for my job at Global Trust, because it taught me that the client's wishes are always more important than your own."
—About himself


"Classical music taught me that only a strict set of rules, continuous hard work and absolute devotion can turn a few dots on lines into a work of art. But for the music to sound anything, all the instruments must play in harmony and managers like me take care of things just like a conductor would."
—About himself


"There is only one way to the top: you either merge the competition into the Company or destroy them. Transactions such as that involve billions of Credits and thousands of jobs. There is simply no room for personal concerns."
—About Global Trust


"Skylar Banes is my direct, and only, superior. She is the undisputed boss at Global Trust. Her instructions are law. It is an honor to work for her. No one would ever dare question these simple facts."
—About Global Trust


"The battle doesn't stop just because you reach the pinnacle… it never ends! Global Trust may be a global player, but there's still room at the top, and the competition never sleeps!"
—About Global Trust


"Miss Rodriguez really is the perfect figurehead for the Eden Initiative; boorish, uneducated and unworldly. Then again, that's all you really need to climb the career ladder in an organization full of nutcases."
—About Yana Rodriguez


"Miss Rodriguez's rise through the ranks is proof that one cannot really take the Eden Initiative seriously. I bet she offered Seamus Green more than just her pretty face to get that job."
—About Yana Rodriguez


"I am certain you have heard of the experiments with Pavlov's dog? Professor Devi reminds me a little of him... the dog I mean."
—About Dr. Salman Devi


"Did you know that Doctor Below was appointed Science director at S.A.A.T. by a computer? I would be interested to what extent Devi was involved in developing the machine..."
—About Dr. Salman Devi


"Many simpleton consider Hector and his Pirates to be heroes… a sort of modern Robin Hood. Ridiculous! What is so heroic about ordinary everyday crimes such as robbery and murder?"
—About Hector


"I wonder why we can't catch Hector and his men despite all our modern Technology."
—About Hector


"Have you heard of this Trenchcoat fellow? Suspicious individual. Do you know several authorities are looking for him? Haven't found him so far, which surprises me a little; only someone with the right contacts could manage that for any length of time."
—About Trenchcoat


"We all know that very few of Trenchcoat's actions are legal. On the other hand people say his range is very... exclusive. If you want my advice on the record: don't be seen in public with him."
—About Trenchcoat


"Whatever this Leon Morreau person thinks, in my eyes he is nothing more than a terrorist. And you don't negotiate with terrorists, you just take them out."
—About Leon Morreau


"The Green Offensive are fanatics who have some sympathizers amongst the Population… for the moment, anyway. But history has shown that fanatics come and go, and if they were helped along... well, in the end nobody really cares."
—About Leon Morreau


"Mr. Sokow has long been a business partner of Global Trust. Under his leadership, Sokow's Transnational shares rose by 43% despite a stagnating flow of Crude oil. That's remarkable."
—About Vadim Sokow


"Global Trust is not interested in swallowing Sokow Transnational. Sokow's little Company doesn't represent any competition and he is a loyal ally. Always in the front line when it comes to the crunch."
—About Vadim Sokow


"Regressive, anti-Technology, ineffective... Tilda Jorgensen's cooperative embodies in a very dramatic way just where the Eden Initiative's dreams will lead us one day..."
—About Tilda Jorgensen


"The company is not interested in people like Tilda Jorgensen. As long as she stays on her Island and doesn't expand any further, we'll have little or nothing to do with her personally."
—About Tilda Jorgensen


"Few take Hiro Ebashi and his E.T.R.A. seriously. I'm a little more cautious, myself. Who knows what resources and opportunities the ocean depths may hold? For humanity… and therefore for Global Trust too!"
—About Hiro Ebashi


"It is rumored that the Ebashi deep-sea trench is full of valuable Raw materials. I have been negotiating the rights of use with Ebashi-San for months. But I must admit: up to now, he has been stringing me along very cleverly."
—About Hiro Ebashi


"Westgate Security is the largest standing army in the world. And Keto grows more powerful with each successful mission... Now that may be acceptable as long as the Mercenaries are working for oneself, but Global Trust is still keeping an eye on them... Just in case."
—About Keto


"There are choices that often cause one... personal stress. In such cases it is advisable to turn to Westgate Security Corp. As the link between the client and target object, Keto provides the distance required to allow one to act with a cool head."
—About Keto


"Strindberg used be part of the Global Trust management. A good manager with a good overview, determination and ability, but the incident in Plant 13 changed him; he will never again be the man he once was."
—About Thor Strindberg


"His desire for recognition caused Thor Strindberg to be tripped up by his own ambition. That broke him… And rendered him useless to us."
—About Thor Strindberg


"Tori Bartok. Brilliant mind, but unfortunately somewhat... wild. Too bad, because Global Trust could really use someone like her. On the other hand, she is still young. Many of history's greatest geniuses were... challenging in their youth."
—About Tori Bartok


"I am convinced that Tori Bartok will still achieve great things. One of her inventions will one day change the human race… and Global Trust will own the patent."
—About Tori Bartok
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