The Crew | Factions (Corporations: The Board, Auntie Cleo's, Spacer's Choice, C&P Boarst Factory, MSI), SubLight Salvaging & Shipping, Iconoclasts, Other Groups: Groundbreaker, Deserters, Gorgon, Eridanos, Marauders, Outlaws | Other Characters
C&P Boarst Factory
A company located on Monarch that centers on food production and processing. Known products they produce include C&P's Near-Maple Syrup and Boarst Wurst, a sausage product made from Cystipig meat.
- The Secret of Long Pork Pies: There's a rumor going around Monarch that the C&P Boarst Factory just mashes up any people that Clive can snatch up into sausages; which is why they taste so different. This isn't entirely true, as Clive has a bonafide and carefully maintained population of Cystipigs to create his products, it's just that he only sometimes tosses in the dead bodies of people who have crossed him into the grinders to hide the evidence of his murders.
The self-proclaimed "Boarst King" of Monarch, after the companies pulled off the planet, Clive reopened the only remaining Boarst Factory and has been earning a tidy profit ever since. Now Catherine Malin of SubLight wants that factory, with or without him.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Clive is clearly not mentally well. In addition to being a murderer and a cannibal, his computer entries has him referring to "the King" as a separate individual despite referring to himself by that name, possibly implying schizophrenia.
- Appeal to Flattery: He can be convinced to partner with Catherine Malin by playing into his ego and claiming Catherine would appreciate his... "unique" skills.
- Ax-Crazy: It's abundantly clear during your conversation with him that Clive is out of his mind and is only barely restraining himself from butchering you where you stand. Even your companions warn you to tread cautiously around him.
- Bad Boss: Clive's posted warnings threatening to run his employees through the factory shredders slowly if they do something as simple as feed the cystipigs the wrong amount, and this isn't an idle threat either given that the machinery keeps getting clogged by their remains. He also has a habit of inviting certain employees to "have dinner with the King," where he murders and cannibalizes them. Simply broadcasting that over the intercom is enough to have all every single one of his employees quit and run instantly.
- Bald of Evil: One of the most overtly evil individuals in the game, and he has a shaved head.
- Embarrassing Nickname: He insists others call him the King. His coworkers instead call him Slaughterhouse Clive behind his back.
- Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Tries to conceal his own cannibalism and tricking the player into eating human remains behind transparent "jokes."
- Faux Affably Evil: His attempts at civility with the player are undercut by the palpable sense he's one wrong word away from murdering anyone in the immediate vicinity.
- Fed to Pigs: A datapad has one employee passing on the story of a coworker who claimed to have seen Clive feeding his cystipigs some suspicious meat, then discovering a human hand in their feeding trough. Afterwards this coworker mysteriously disappeared.
- I Ate WHAT?!: He's running a blind taste test of new flavors of Boarst. If you eat them all, he'll ask you to identify which can contained human remains. If you ask if he's joking, he'll agree, but if you identify a specific can, he'll be happy about "getting the ratio right."
- Icy Blue Eyes: His eyes are a very pale shade of blue. This coupled with his Creepy Shadowed Undereyes gives him a very unnerving stare.
- I'm a Humanitarian: It's incredibly obvious he's a cannibal, despite his claims to the contrary, and with a high enough Medical Skill, you can identify the meat he's eating as not coming from cystipigs.
- Obviously Evil: His appearance as a bloodstained butcher with icy blue eyes lets you know he's a dangerous psychopath from the get go. And if that doesn't do it, the first words out of his mouth should do the trick instead.
- Self-Applied Nickname: He refers to himself as the King and insists his employees do the same. Behind his back they call him Slaughterhouse Clive instead. His computer terminal entries imply that the King may be a voice he hears in his head as he says that the King came with him when he first found the factory.
- Self-Made Man: He was once just another abandoned employee on Monarch. Then he reopened the only remaining Boarst Factory on the planet and, as the only popular alternative to Saltuna, he started raking in enough cash to get SubLight's attention.
- The Unfought: It is very possible to deal with C&P without actually directly confronting Lumbergh, particularly if you manage to find his computer and use an Intelligence check to fix the numbers for Malin.
- Villain Team-Up: He, a corrupt cannibalistic factory owner, can be convinced to partner with SubLight, a transparent band of pirates hiding behind bureaucracy.
- We Can Rule Together: He will offer the player a lifetime supply of Boarst if they bring him Catherine Malin's head.