Liang-Dortmund Corporation

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Liang-Dortmund Corporation emblem.

The Liang-Dortmund Corporation, simply referred to as Liang-Dortmund[1] or LDC, is a private human mining corporation.

History[edit]

Following the Human-Covenant War, Liang-Dortmund began work on a number of glassed planets. On Meridian, Liang-Dortmund began work on deglassing the surface.[1] Liang-Dortmund also began working below the surface of Ruthersburg.[2]

In 2556, Liang-Dortmund established the Alluvion Research Center (ARC) inside the perimeter of Forerunner pylons to research a new fuel type discovered at the bottom of the Sundark Sea. The pylons retracted a year later, costing Liang-Dortmund the ARC.[3]

Security force[edit]

The corporation employs an embedded security force, which is authorized to purchase weapons and vehicles from the United Nations Space Command suppliers, with special modifications according to the corporation's operational needs.

Other equipment[edit]

A truck sporting the Liang-Dortmund logo.

Aside from its security force, Liang-Dortmund also employs a vast fleet of non-combat vehicles for mining and transportation purposes.

Products[edit]

The corporation also produces construction materials for human settlements on Kamchatka[5] and Alluvion.[6] Other specific items include the Liang-Dortmund red emergency flare.

Facilities[edit]

Planet Location Facility Name/Facility Role Citation
Alluvion Sundark Sea Alluvion Research Center [6]
Meridian Meridian Station Settlement [7]
Apogee Station Settlement [8]
Darkstar Station Settlement [9]
Pinnacle Station Space elevator [10]
Jorta Station Private security command hub/research hub [11]
Ruthersburg [2]

Trivia[edit]

  • The name 'Liang-Dortmund' probably originates from the city Dortmund located in the west of Germany, which is known for its former steel industry and its disused coal pits. The association with the city Dortmund is additionally indicated by the paintings of Liang-Dortmund's vehicles. Yellow and black are the colors of Dortmund's local soccer club, Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund. "Liang" itself is a relatively common Chinese surname. It could also be a reference to Liang Wengen, founder of Sany Heavy Industry, a Chinese company which is the sixth largest heavy machinery company in the world, specialising in excavator, crane and coal mining machineries amongst other construction machineries.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo Waypoint: Meridian
  2. ^ a b Halo 5: Guardians, multiplayer map, Molten
  3. ^ Halo Waypoint: Alluvion
  4. ^ MegaBloks - Corporate Security Cyclops
  5. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, Warzone map, March on Stormbreak
  6. ^ a b Halo 5: Guardians, Warzone map, Escape from ARC
  7. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Meridian Station
  8. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Unconfirmed
  9. ^ >Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Glassed Ceiling
  10. ^ Halo 5: Guardians, campaign level, Glassed
  11. ^ Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder - Buzz Generating