It seems fairly clear-cut but I wanted to ask before expanding much more article information -- The RMG seems to be the main central mining authority, and would be the agency Nero worked for, as I stated in the background note here.

Would it be acceptable to make links from Nero's "affiliation" field in his main article? Even if Countdown doesn't state that the STO sourced RMG is that authority, i think it is pretty clear that these guys are "the only game in town" and that there's no other mining agency in the Empire (all these types of services are state-run, as one would expect from such a government).. -- Captain MKB 16:53, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

Actually, "Countdown Number One" very clearly identifies Nero as affiliated with the Mining Guild; on page 10 when he introduces himself to the senate: "Nero sir, I am here representing the Mining Guild".
Also a note on your note, the timing of the Path to 2409 updates and Countdown releases have been rather well timed so that they reveal information at a time to compliment rather than spoil each other. And this recent article makes it clear IDW and Cryptic have been in touch. So I'm not sure suggesting they are produced independently, in terms of detailing their crossover, is accurate. --8of5 18:08, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

I missed that one -- I guess I flipped through looking for the three word phrase and missed the two-word version.

As to the interconnectedness of Cryptic's STO and the other IDW materials, I guess that I was misinformed -- someone gave me the impression that everything on Cryptic's site was completely contradictory to everything else that would have come before. Maybe the differences are much more minor? -- Captain MKB 18:33, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

The Online timeline is 100% complimentary to Countdown, they without a doubt tailored their narrative to work with what Countdown established and expand on it somewhat. The areas it contradicts are on the leading edge of the prose-verse. It does incorporate some idea from reasonably recently prose works (though alters the chronologies in places) however it doesn't include anything later than Death in Winter and Articles of the Federation. In particular it does not incorporate Destiny in any way, which is hardly surprising given Online seems sure to be using the Borg in some way, and I imagine will have some sort of in-game system for transporting players around the galaxy in a reasonable amount of game-play time which might not work so well with the Federation having adopted slipstream as established in more recent prose works. --8of5 22:01, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
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