ESB-Hurmudanka Voluntary Association
The ESB-Hurmudanka Voluntary Association (from the Hurmumol for "Sky people"), established on 11.X.1690, is an Industrial Archaeology Programme established and promoted by the Honourable Company for the purposes of rediscovering the secrets of the Hurmu Gate, a site thoroughly ransacked, disassembled, and removed to Jingdao during the Hurmu Genocide, with a particular emphasis on the mythological history of the Hurmu peoples and their recorded interactions with the Grand Commonwealth, certain aspects of which pertain to matters not considered to be appropriate for wider public discussion.
As an Industrial Archaeology Programme, the ESB-Hurmudanka Voluntary Association is directly subordinated to the Secretariat of the ESB Group.
In addition to an eight man archaeological survey team, the Honourable Company recruited a further research support group consisting of forty scholars and scientists from a broad range of academic disciplines, who together formed the core of the Hurmu Gate Institute, located at the site of the ruins. In the years 1690–1692, the Institute's first success was the bulding a working prototype of a portal (transport things through a wall) in mid 1691, with the transportation of animals trials becoming successful first in the latter part of 1691. 14 human volunteers also successfully traversed the portal from one room to another by the end of the year 1691.
In 1692, the ESB-Hurmudanka Voluntary Association and its Hurmu Gate Institute, along with the Order of the Holy Lakes and the Government of Hurmu, set up the Hurmu Gate Company to fund the further building of test gates. The rest of the ESB-Hurmudanka Voluntary Association formed the new company known as the Hurmudanka Engineering Company.
Security for the institute is provided by the Bitzurænhæd of the ESB-Jagdverbände, garrisoned at the site.