Minerva Mining and Mechanics is a massive corporation with branches throughout OriCon. The Golden Branch division of Minerva is based on the planet Minerva XII. They provide military and industrial riggers to a variety of clients throughout the sector, including the OriCon Expeditionary Force.
Until recently, Minerva was content to support OriCon and make money. However, after EarthHome Entertainment and Snowtrak Heavy Industries withdrew from the Oricon Sector Board of Trustees and merged to form Petrichor Automedia, the OriCon Expeditionary Force tasked Minerva Mining and Mechanics with returning the renegade corporations to the OriCon fold. To assist Minerva with this task, the Expeditionary Force has placed its assets at Minerva Mining and Mechanics' disposal, creating the Minerva Strategic Alliance.