|“||"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.
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 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.
|How We Get to Peace||Appears|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Absent|
|The Warriors Will||Absent|
|The Dark Year||Absent|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Absent|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Absent|
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".. 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. Unlike the juvenile delinquents, these arrivals are "real hardened criminals" and will be a threat.
See Also Edit
- ↑ 'The 100' season 5 casts Jordan Bolger as Eligius member Zeke Shaw, Hypable
- ↑ The 100 Boss Explains Finale's 'Reboot' Ending, Introduces Clarke's [Spoiler] and Shares Major Season 5 Scoop, TVLine
- ↑ The 100 Finale: All Those Major Twists, Explained, TV Guide
- ↑ The 100 finale: What happened in the last five minutes?, Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ The 100 @ Comic-Con: The Cast Talks New Enemies, New Looks and (Potential) New 'Ships in Season 5, TVLine
- ↑ The 100: Meet one of the 'mysterious criminals' aboard the prison ship, Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ The 100: Meet Season 5's New Big Bad, TVLine
- ↑ Rothenberg, Jason (11 Feb 2018) Tweet “…Robert McCreary played by @WilliamMiller got a name change. He is now known as Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary…” - @JRothenbergTV
- ↑ The 100 - Season 5 - Mike Dopud to Recur, SpoilerTV