"Powering a Better Tomorrow".
— The 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 possible resources as well as searching for habitable planets.[1]

Eligius III was a colonization mission sent to find new habitable worlds for humanity. Of the five worlds visited by Eligius III, one, is known to have been successfully settled and another had the mission fail when most of the team was killed in a transport ship crash.

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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The logo of the company

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 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 habitable world 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 new world orbited, but the radiation levels were later discovered to be safe. The Eligius IV crew mentioned them several times. According to the file, Eligius III was a colonizing mission and it went to five habitable worlds that met necessary conditions for life, dropping mission teams on each one.[2] So far, the ship went to five potentially habitable worlds; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon, which were named after the letters of the Greek alphabet. At least two of these planets had the Temporal Anomaly which caused Gabriel Santiago to suspect that their selection was not a coincidence. Though Mission Team Alpha succeeded in creating a colony on Alpha, Mission Team Beta's transport ship crash-landed, killing all but one member of the team and preventing their colonization effort.

Eligius IV was a mining ship designed to be used for interstellar missions to mine asteroids and was later used to search for habitable planets. Originally, it was sent to a mining mission to the asteroid Proxima Six. However, on April 4, 2047, onboard Eligius IV, at the Asteroid Mining Penal Colony, 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.[3][4] Captain Stevens agreed, but the ship's crew member, Miles Shaw did not, which led to the shock collars being deactivated, causing a mutiny at the penal colony and 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.

Spaceships Edit

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A list of four Eligius-class ships

The Eligius Corporation had four spaceships: Eligius I was an unmanned ship, Eligius II was a failed mission, Eligius III was a colony ship sent to five potentially habitable worlds, and Eligius IV is a mining ship that used prisoners for manual labor on the asteroids. A few of them were Motherships with their crew.

List of Ships Edit

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 habitable world to tap for oil, since Earth's oil supplies have run out.

In Sanctum, Bellamy reveals that according to the file, Eligius III was a colonizing mission and it went to 5 planets that met necessary conditions for life, dropping mission teams on each one. Eligius III came to the first habitable world called, "Alpha."

According to Raven Reyes and Clarke Griffin, Becca Franco did the coding and the tech for the Eligius Corporation. The Lightbourne family is also introduced via old photographs.

In Red Sun Rising, a flashback shows that in 2045, a mission team from Eligius III is on Alpha. They decided to name Alpha, "Sanctum". Later, one of the members of the mission team suffers a psychosis.

In The Children of Gabriel, it is revealed that the inhabitants of Sanctum are the descendants of embryos that were brought there from Eligius III and the mission team became the ruling families, known as the Primes.

In The Blood of Sanctum, it is revealed that the other planets that the Eligius III visited were known as Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon.

In The Garden, Gabriel Santiago, one of the original Mission Team Alpha, recognizes a body on Skyring as that of his friend Doctor Colin Benson from Eligius III's Mission Team Beta. Thus, Gabriel realizes that Skyring is actually Planet Beta from the Eligius III colonization mission. As the Temporal Anomaly is present on both planets, Gabriel suspects that their choice by the company wasn't a coincidence and thinks that the Disciples from Bardo are also the descendants of Eligius colonists. From Colin's Memory Drive, Gabriel learns that Mission Team Beta's colonization effort failed when their transport ship crashed on the planet, killing all but Colin.

In Welcome to Bardo, after learning that the Disciples came to Bardo through the Anomaly from Earth, which had its own Anomaly Stone, Gabriel realizes that they're not from Eligius III.

Employees Edit

Eligius III crew Edit

Mission Team Alpha Edit

Team Alpha was a group of 13 settlers sent to study the moon, Alpha. They were brought to the site on the Eligius III and were led by Russell Lightbourne - an astronomer, charismatic leader, visionary and pioneer.

Mission Team Beta Edit

The Beta mission ended with all but one of the team being killed in a crash on Planet Beta, ending any attempt at creating a colony. The sole survivor, a quantum physicist named Doctor Colin Benson, studied the Temporal Anomaly on the planet before eventually dying of unknown causes. His Memory Drive was later recovered and reviewed by Doctor Gabriel Santiago of Mission Team Alpha.

Eligius IV crew Edit

Other Edit

Prisoners Edit

These prisoners were convicted criminals from the mid 21st century who were sentenced to hard labor. They were incarcerated by the Eligius Corporation and sent on Eligius IV to mine the asteroid Proxima 6. The prisoners are roughly divided into two factions, one led by Charmaine Diyoza and the other by Paxton McCreary. After the prisoners started getting sick and the Eligius Corporation decided to initiate "Order 11", which would abandon the convicts at the Asteroid Mining Penal Colony, Miles Shaw made a deal with Diyoza to deactivate the shock collars. This allowed the prisoners to kill the rest of the crew and take over the ship. The prisoners decided to return to Earth, however one of the ship's engines was destroyed in the mutiny, causing the journey home to take over a hundred years during which they went into cryosleep. Diyoza planned to launch an insurrection back on Earth to overthrow the government using weaponized hythylodium as leverage. However, when the prisoners arrived at their destination, they found a desolate post-apocalyptic world.

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 GiantsMentioned
Pandora's BoxMentioned
Shifting SandsMentioned
Exit WoundsMentioned
Acceptable LossesMentioned
How We Get to PeaceMentioned
Sic Semper TyrannisMentioned
The Warriors WillMentioned
The Dark YearMentioned
Damocles (Part 1)Mentioned
Damocles (Part 2)Mentioned
Season Six
Episode Appearance Status
Red Sun RisingFlashback
The Children of GabrielMentioned
The Face Behind the GlassAbsent
The Gospel of JosephineAbsent
Memento MoriAbsent
The Old Man and the AnomalyAbsent
What You Take With YouAbsent
Ashes to AshesAbsent
Adjustment ProtocolAbsent
The Blood of SanctumMentioned
Season Seven
Episode Appearance Status
From the AshesAbsent
The GardenMentioned
False GodsAbsent
Welcome to BardoAbsent
The Queen's GambitAbsent
The FlockTBD

Gallery Edit

  • Eligius IV
  • A sign that says, Eligius Corporation
  • A list of four Eligius-class ships.
  • Eligius IV - BTS
  • Dedication to the Eligius III crew.
  • Eligius III Outpost Mission Team Alpha
  • Alpha Colony Primary Settlement
  • Eligius computer systems
  • Eligius employees discussing in a research tent

  • The prisoners are exploring the village.
  • 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
  • The Eligius Convicts are seen relaxing in the Tavern.
  • The Eligius prisoners are seen in Sanctum.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • The company owned at least four spaceships.
  • The prisoners are the fourth faction introduced.
  • The corporation has a universal fail-safe code - 47815
    • The company's computer systems all use the same access code, according to Jordan Green.
  • The alive employees of the company who they were formerly affiliated on Eligius and Mission Team Alpha are Gabriel Santiago and Ryker Desai. Gabriel is alive through Xavier's body and Ryker is still alive in the Mind Drive.

See Also Edit

Sky People
Clarke GriffinBellamy BlakeOctavia BlakeJasper JordanMonty GreenJohn MurphyNathan MillerHarper McIntyreMarcus KaneAbigail GriffinRaven ReyesThelonious JahaEric JacksonJacapo SinclairJordan GreenWells JahaJake GriffinVera KaneDiana SydneyCharles PikeHannah GreenKara CooperJames Crockett
LincolnLexaIndraGustusAnyaTristanEchoRoanNiylahEmoriGaiaLunaNykoOntariIlianGuaraBrellNiaMadi GriffinSheidheda
Mountain Men
Dante WallaceCage WallaceLorelei TsingMaya VieCarl EmersonVincent VieLeeWhitman
Eligius Prisoner Faction
Miles ShawCharmaine DiyozaPaxton McCrearyMichael VinsonHatchNikki
Sanctum Citizens
Russell LightbourneSimone LightbourneJosephine LightbourneKaylee LeePriya DesaiRyker DesaiMiranda MasonJadeDelilah WorkmanBlythe Ann WorkmanJae WorkmanTrey
Children of Gabriel
Gabriel SantiagoNelsonLaylaTosh

References Edit

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  • prisoners

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    • Well, 200 of them died in battle for Eden. The rest is once again in cryo
    • Like @lamekane said 200 died and there were others in cryo.
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    • ELIGIUS III, because it was a mission that was to find another planet, i think that the decedents of ELIGIUS III are already on that new planet.
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