"Powering a Better Tomorrow".
— company's slogan

The Eligius Corporation, also known as the Eligius Mining Company, is a company that carried out interstellar missions to mine asteroids and to search for habitable planets. Eligius IV is one of the ships owned by the company which transported prisoners to the Asteroid Mining Penal Colony.

History Edit

The company was started before the Nuclear Apocalypse and began deploying national prisoners in order to mine "Hythylodium" from the asteroid Proxima Six.

Eligius I was an unmanned explorer ship which was sent to the asteroid Proxima Six and found Hythylodium gold mine.

Eligius II was the first manned mission to mine Hythylodium, but it failed because it didn't have enough manpower, which was the reason why they switched to prison labor for Eligius IV.

Information about Eligius III is encrypted but it is known that Nightblood was used on it.

In April 4, 2047, on Eligius IV, when the crew reported that the prisoners were getting sick, the Eligius Corporation decides to start "Order 11", which would abandon the prisoners on an asteroid, and bring home the Hythylodium. Captain Stevens agreed, but the ship's crew member, Shaw did not, which led to the shock collars being deactivated, causing a mutiny on the ship that killed Captain Stevens and the crew of the ship, except Shaw, and destroyed one of the engines. The prisoners decided to return to Earth, but with one less engine working, the journey home would take decades. Therefore the prisoners were put into cryosleep, and in 2156, they finally returned to Earth.

Throughout the Series Edit

In Echoes, an article titled "Contact Lost With Asteroid Mining Penal Colony" from the West Coast Herald can be seen on one of Raven's monitors as she explains 2048 nuclear reactor technology to Jasper and Monty. This is the first mention of humans living in space farther out than Earth orbit. It was implied that the Eligius Corporation was involved with the penal colony in space as well as mining.

In The Tinder Box, Jackson mentions to Abby that Becca first developed the Nightblood for the Eligius Mining Company to protect against solar radiation for long space missions, in which criminals were put into hypersleep and were given Nightblood to protect them from radiation.

In Praimfaya, Clarke and Madi see a ship land on the ground. On the ship, Clarke see the words "Eligius Corporation", "Cell Block B", and "Gagarin Prisoner Transport".

In Sleeping Giants, a mining ship called, Eligius IV, was owned by the company. Monty Green mentions that there are missions sent to mine asteroids or search for habitable planets, and company were mining for "Hythylodium", an incredibly efficient energy. Miles Shaw also mentions that there's a ship called Eligius III and they have Nightbloods.

In Pandora's Box, Raven shows Murphy a list of four Eligius-class ships and explains the information and details about it.

Members Edit

Prisoners Edit

Alive Edit

Deceased Edit

Appearances Edit

Season Five
Episode Appearance Status
Red QueenAbsent
Sleeping GiantsAppears
Pandora's BoxAppears
Shifting SandsAppears
Exit WoundsAppears
Acceptable LossesAppears
How We Get to PeaceAppears
Sic Semper TyrannisAbsent
The Warriors WillAbsent
The Dark YearAbsent
Damocles (Part 1)Absent
Damocles (Part 2)Absent

Gallery Edit

  • Eligius IV
  • A sign that says, Eligius Corporation
  • A list of Eligius-class ships.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The company owned at least four mining ships in space.
  • They are the fourth faction introduced.
  • One of their members has been named as Zeke Shaw, and is billed as a "cocky space explorer", who willingly joined a mining mission to uncover the "secrets of the universe".[1]. His first name was later changed to Miles due to some legal reasons.
  • Showrunner Jason Rothenberg teased that the prisoners aboard the Eligius Corporation ship will, at first, be antagonists.[2] Unlike the juvenile delinquents, these arrivals are "real hardened criminals"[3] and will be a threat.[4]
    • The prisoners are from before the first nuclear apocalypse and were in hypersleep.[5]
    • They include: Charmaine Diyoza, a former military strategist;[6] Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary, an enforcer from a powerful crime syndicate;[7][8] and Vinson, a serial killer.[9]

See Also Edit



Sky People

Clarke GriffinBellamy BlakeOctavia BlakeJasper JordanMonty GreenMarcus KaneAbigail GriffinRaven ReyesThelonious JahaJohn MurphyEric JacksonNathan MillerBryanHarper McIntyreZoe Monroe

Mountain Men

Dante WallaceCage WallaceLorelei TsingMaya VieCarl Emerson

References Edit

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