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Kerularios & Company

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Kerularios & Company
Type Stock Company
Industry Transport, Logistics, Food, Energy
Founded 1658 AN
Key people
Products Container shipping, logistics, ferry and tanker transport, drilling rigs, FPSOs, oil and gas exploration, shipyards, retail, food products

Kerularios & Company is a Constancian-New Alexandrian multinational conglomerate operating in the transport, logistics, food, finance and energy sectors. Established in 1685 AN[1] in Aqaba, Constancia, it has grown into one of the largest container ship and supply vessel operators in Micras. The company has dual headquarters in Aqaba, Constancia, and Punta Santiago, Nouvelle Alexandrie, employing approximately 188,000 people as of 1729 AN.


The inception of Kerularios & Company is deeply rooted in the visionary efforts of its founder, Maximinus Kerularios, who, driven by the loss of his wife Elizabeth, sought to transform the Aqaba Shipping Company into a leading global enterprise. Between 1644 AN and 1658 AN, the company encountered numerous challenges, including fleet maintenance dilemmas and severe logistical hurdles. Nonetheless, Kerularios' introduction of innovative management practices, significant investments in fleet modernization, and ventures into maritime engineering and port operations established a solid foundation for the company's ascendancy.

In 1658 AN, the transformation was symbolized by the rebranding to Kerularios & Company, marking a commitment to global ambitions and diversified operations. The company's new emblem, inspired by Kerularios' survival at sea aboard 'The Providence', encapsulated its ethos with the Eye symbolizing divine oversight and the ship signifying navigational prowess. Under Kerularios' guidance, the company emerged as a pivotal entity within the Raspur Pact, dominating container shipping and becoming a principal employer in Constancia's Port of Aqaba. Its expansion into oil and gas exploration in Alduria, alongside energy, food, and retail sectors, showcased a strategic diversification of services.

Kerularios' dual roles as an entrepreneur and politician significantly shaped the company's direction. His tenure in the Constancian Imperial Senate from 1667 AN to 1684 AN, intertwined with political engagements in Nouvelle Alexandrie, reinforced the symbiosis between commerce and governance, influencing policy to favor the entrepreneurial environment and Kerularios & Company's strategic growth. The Kerularios War in 1669 AN, instigated by his abduction by Azad Eura operatives, marked a critical juncture for both the founder and the firm. Post-war, the company's trajectory under Kerularios' leadership saw expansion into new markets and sectors, aligning its growth with Constancia and Alduria's burgeoning commercial prominence. In 1684 AN, a strategic shift was symbolized by relocating headquarters to Punta Santiago, Alduria, and appointing his wife, Katja Magda Thorgilsdottir, as CEO, revealing their marriage publicly for the first time.

Under Katja Magda Thorgilsdottir's stewardship, Kerularios & Company experienced unprecedented growth, driven by significant strategic initiatives and expansions. One notable achievement was the dramatic expansion of oil and gas drilling operations by KerOil in Alduria and the Wechua Nation, which became a substantial revenue source for the company. Complementing this expansion, the Aldurian Drilling Company, a subsidiary, rapidly advanced to provide high-efficiency drilling services, parts, and other supplies to oil companies within the Raspur Pact. Furthermore, Thorgilsdottir championed the establishment of an advanced research and development division, positioning Kerularios & Company at the forefront of national projects in collaboration with the governments of Nouvelle Alexandrie and Constancia. This division focused on developing cutting-edge defense technology and weaponry, highlighting the company's versatility and its strategic importance to national security interests. This era also witnessed the creation of Kerularios & Barber Co., a business management consulting firm. Under Thorgilsdottir's guidance, this entity swiftly ascended to prominence, becoming one of the Big Four management consulting companies in Nouvelle Alexandrie. This achievement underscored the company's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and global market penetration, significantly enhancing its valuation and operational scope. Thorgilsdottir's leadership successfully navigated Kerularios & Company through the intricacies of international trade laws, environmental regulations, and the ever-evolving global economy.

The transition of leadership in 1725 AN, following Maximinus Kerularios' demise, was a pivotal moment for the company. Katja, honoring her late husband's legacy, passed the leadership baton to their step-daughter, Jacqueline Kerularios.


Kerularios & Company offers a comprehensive suite of services across multiple sectors, emphasizing global logistics, energy production, and innovative solutions.

Transport and Logistics

Globally recognized for its extensive network, Kerularios & Company operates crucial trade lanes connecting Eura-Keltia, Eura-Tapfer, and Benacia. In 1675 AN, the company introduced Daily Kerularios, a premium service ensuring guaranteed daily shipments between key ports in Eura, Tapfer, and Keltia, showcasing its commitment to reliability and efficiency. Significant to its logistics division, the company holds the majority stake in AirAlduria, enhancing its aerial transport capabilities. Additionally, it manages the Rothaven commercial container port in the Unified Governorates under a five-year contract starting from 10.VII.1675 AN, further solidified by a renewal in 1681 AN after successful negotiations, marking one of its largest single ventures in Benacia.

Adhering to the standards of Tier 1 Corporations within the Raspur Pact, Kerularios & Company employs a convoy system for the safe transshipment of goods across continents, coordinating with Raspur Pact military commands to ensure the protection of its maritime convoys. Moreover, it has diversified into luxury travel with the establishment of Aldurian Cruises, an affiliate company offering premier cruising experiences.


The energy sector of Kerularios & Company is spearheaded by Kerularios Oil (KerOil), a joint venture formed in 1670 AN with the government of the then-independent Republic of Alduria, focusing on oil and gas exploration and production. Producing over 175,000 barrels of oil daily and managing a natural gas output of approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day by 1679 AN, KerOil became a pivotal revenue source for the company. Its operations span across Nouvelle Alexandrie and Natopia, with significant contributions from the Alkhiva fields in Alduria and the Thalassa and Transegale gas fields in Natopia. The Aldurian Drilling Company complements this by offering high-efficiency drilling services, parts, and supplies to the Raspur Pact's oil industry, marking a dramatic expansion in support services for energy production. Kerularios Supply Service further enhances the company's energy portfolio by providing essential offshore services, including anchor handling and rig towage in Alduria.


The creation of Kerularios & Barber Co., a business management consulting firm, marks a significant expansion of Kerularios & Company's service portfolio. Since its inception, Kerularios & Barber Co. has rapidly ascended to become one of the Big Four management consulting companies in Nouvelle Alexandrie, specializing in offering strategic management, technology consulting, and organizational advice to leading corporations and government entities.

Other Ventures

In the food and retail sectors, Kerularios & Company has ventured into various enterprises, including the production of ESB Soap, indicating its versatility and adaptability to market demands. Its finance and media divisions further diversify its portfolio, with the Eastern Benacia Broadcasting Corporation serving as a notable affiliate, enhancing the company's influence and presence in information dissemination.


A strategic partnership with ESB Engineering, established in 1692 AN, involves Kerularios & Company in significant national projects within Nouvelle Alexandrie and Constancia, focusing on defense technology and weapons development. This collaborative effort has expanded to include partnerships with the Pontecorvo Firm and Javelin Industries, reinforcing the company's commitment to contributing to national security and technological advancement.


Kerularios & Company has navigated through several controversies, ranging from political entanglements to leadership decisions that have sparked public debate and scrutiny.

Disappearance of Maximinus Kerularios

The abduction of Maximinus Kerularios, leading to the Kerularios War, marked a tumultuous period in the company's history. The incident not only threatened the stability of Kerularios & Company but also highlighted the vulnerabilities of high-profile business leaders to geopolitical conflicts.

Political Involvement in Alduria

Kerularios & Company's political activities in Alduria during its time as an independent nation drew attention and criticism. Despite a corporate policy against direct political donations, individual executives and shareholders have made significant contributions to various political entities. This practice has raised questions about the potential influence of Kerularios & Company on political decision-making and policy development. The company's financial involvement with the Aldurian government, including purchasing government debt and participating in public-private partnerships, has led to speculation about preferential treatment, especially in contracts related to the Punta Santiago International Airport and its associated commercial operations. Lobbying efforts by Kerularios & Company to secure government contracts for oil drilling supplies and procurement have further intensified concerns regarding the intertwining of business interests and government policies. These actions suggest a strategic push to monopolize certain sectors of the economy, influencing public policy to benefit the company's subsidiaries.

Political Involvement in Ransenar

During the time that Ransenar was an independent nation, Kerularios & Company's role in the mass privatization of state-owned agricultural assets has positioned it as one of the largest landowners in the country. While the company's commitment to high wages has garnered favor among labor and farmer unions, it has also been perceived as a strategic move to cement its influence over the Ransenari government. The company's financial contributions to infrastructure projects have been viewed as a means to solidify its standing and influence within the country's economic and political spheres.

Leadership Transition and Public Disclosure

A notable controversy arose when Maximinus Kerularios appointed his wife, Katja Magda Thorgilsdottir, as CEO upon his departure to engage in politics in Nouvelle Alexandrie. The announcement not only revealed their marriage for the first time but also sparked debate over the implications of such a leadership transition. Critics questioned the transparency and governance practices of Kerularios & Company, while supporters lauded the move as a testament to the company's commitment to continuity and stability.

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