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

The Eligius Corporation (also known as the Eligius Mining Company) was a company founded prior to the first Nuclear Apocalypse. It was responsible for carrying out interstellar missions to mine asteroids for resources as well as searching for habitable planets.

Eligius IV was the last mission launched before the Apocalypse, and was used to transport prisoners to the Asteroid Mining Penal Colony.

History Edit

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Eligius Corporation

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 a 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.

Eligius III was sent to a new planet to tap for oil since Earth had been "tapped dry" of all of its oil. Nightblood was used on the crew to help them withstand the radiation caused by the two suns that the planet orbited. The Eligius IV crew mentioned them several times.

On April 4, 2047, onboard Eligius IV, when the crew reported that the prisoners were getting sick, the Eligius Corporation decided 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, Miles 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. This likely refers to Eligius III or Eligius IV.

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.

In Damocles (Part 2), Monty reveals that Eligius III was sent to a new planet to tap for oil, since Earth's oil supplies have run out.

Employees Edit

Prisoners Edit

Alive Edit

Unknown Status Edit

Deceased Edit

Appearances Edit

Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAbsent
A Lie GuardedAbsent
The Tinder BoxMentioned
We Will RiseAbsent
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAbsent
Die All, Die MerrilyAbsent
The Other SideAbsent
The ChosenAbsent
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 TyrannisAppears
The Warriors WillMentioned
The Dark YearAppears
Damocles (Part 1)Appears
Damocles (Part 2)Appears
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingAbsent

Gallery Edit

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

  • Murphy informs the prisoner of Diyoza's betrayal against McCreary.
  • Prisoners are being held hostage as POWs
  • Prisoners are being outmatched and cornered by Wonkru.
  • The prisoners control the village.
  • The prisoners cheering for their new leader, McCreary.
  • The prisoners are being moved to the dropship by Wonkru.
  • The prisoners are being brought to the dropship by Wonkru.
  • The prisoners are being surrounded by Wonkru.
  • The prisoner, trying to defend himself from Wonkru.
  • An armed prisoner
  • The prisoner gets killed in the Battle for Eden.
  • An armed prisoner

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The company owned at least four spaceships.
  • 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 GreenJohn MurphyNathan MillerHarper McIntyre
Marcus KaneAbigail GriffinRaven ReyesThelonious JahaEric Jackson
Mountain Men
Dante WallaceCage WallaceLorelei TsingMaya VieCarl Emerson
Eligius Prisoners
Miles ShawCharmaine DiyozaPaxton McCrearyMichael Vinson

References Edit

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