The Enoch Colonization Authority, or ECA, is the main organization in Outriders.
The Enoch Colonization Authority (ECA) was the governmental body created by former heads of state and CEOs of multinational corporations working together to shepherd Project Expansion. The ECA was responsible for overseeing the construction of the Flores Ark Ship, the Caravel Scout Ship, and the formation of the Outriders, charged with spearheading the colonization of Enoch. Once on Enoch, the ECA would undertake the role of central authority, overseeing logistics and establishing law and order for the human colony. Bruno Nyberg was the first elected president, and traveled with the Flores to Enoch.
After the destruction brought on by the Anomaly storms, the colony was thrown into chaos. Unable to grow crops or produce medicine, and with most electronics destroyed by the Anomaly, the ECA began to lose control of the First City. Riots and further storms forced the ECA to consolidate their assets and relocate to Rift Town. Those rioters and troublemakers that were left behind saw themselves as “Exiles”, cast out from a world order that no longer valued their continued existence. It was not long before the Exiles launched an insurgency against the Authority.
A 30-year war of attrition followed, battle after battle was...