Of all the Megacorporations, Mishima holds itself most closely to the ancient traditions of its origins.Mishima suffered badly during the Fall because so much of their wealth had been accumulated through the design of microprocessors and the generation of powerful AI's. But as history has repeatedly shown, Mishima has a remarkable capacity for resilience. Their adherence to duty has seen them accomplish many things that other Megacorporations considered impossible, not least of which was the successful settling of the infernal world of Mercury.
The Mishima Megacorporation has a completely unique mindset; one that is rigid and elegant but also completely unforgiving, these values are prized by even the most lowly of their citizens. It is this introspective method of thought that has led them into much controversy over the centuries. Most memorably of all, the rift that sprang up between Mishima and the Brotherhood during the Neronian Heresy. This division is not entirely healed, even to this day.
Following the divergence of Mishima from the teachings of the Cardinal, Mishima established the "Schools of Enlightenment", which many see as an act of heresy. The Brotherhood however, saw no evidence of the Dark Symmetry in the schools and so tolerated their existence. This was seen by many in the Curia as a wise move as it allowed Mishima to concede the Brotherhood's spiritual authority without losing face. Others see it as a display of The Brotherhood's weakness and a sign that Mishima are falling ever closer into shadow.
Compared to the other Megacorporations, the history of Cybertronic is extremely short. However, in the 160 years since they reached Megacorporation status they have had a huge impact on the solar system. The Megacorporation had its beginnings in a relatively unknown company called Cybertronic Investments Inc., with a dubious reputation for developing technology in violation of Brotherhood directives.
In the year 1103 Y.C. they orchestrated a colossal 'ghost collapse' of the stock exchange on Luna. Billions of valuable shares were unwisely sold only to be bought up by supporters of Cybertronic who suddenly emerged from within all of the Megacorporations. The company's assets soared rapidly and almost overnight a new Megacorporation was born.
As the Cybertronic farms continue to deliver citizens at a rate that no other corporation can match, the ranks of their military are swelling in step. Many are the roles that one might fulfill for the Megacorporation but none yield the esteem or the potential rewards of serving in the armed forces.Contrary to what most Cybertronic citizens believe, their soldiers do not always go into battle supported by the finest military hardware to be found in the solar system. It is true that the best that Cybertronic has to offer really is the best there is. However, Cybertronic's resources and their confidence in their superiority are not as limitless, nor as certain as they would have their citizens believe. As a consequence of this the majority of their troops are sent into battle with equipment that is decidedly average in quality and effectiveness.
For all the achievements of the Imperial Megacorporation, their history is forever darkened by events that changed the world of mankind forever. During the pre-Exodus migration from Earth it was the navigational space-faring skills of Imperial that allowed it to rise in power until it was on a par with the other Megacorporations. Although the smallest of the Megacorporations, their imperialistic nature has allowed them to keep step as the great powers of the solar system jostled for power. Their success is due to the caliber of the common citizens and not to the corporate leadership, which has earned a well-deserved reputation for bad judgement.
It was the Imperial Conquistadors on Pluto that first unearthed the so-called Steel Tablet, a careless act, which released the Dark Symmetry into the Solar system. And yet it was also the Imperial Corporation who designed the first Harrison Drives, which enabled travel through the spatial rifts and effectively saved mankind from despair after the collapse of so much of his precious technology. But then, in a repetition of history, and true to their inquisitive nature, it was the Imperial Conquistadors landing on the tenth planet Nero who unwittingly invited the Dark Legion itself into the world of mankind. And they are yet to redeem themselves for that catastrophic act.
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It was the Imperial Megacorporation that first discovered and disturbed the Steel Tablet on Pluto and thus releasead the "Dark Symmetry" into the universe of mankind. But this cannot be seen as an accident, this was no chance discovery. Besides the natural curiosity of man there was something else at work, a hidden force acting on the Impeial "Conquistadors" like the lure of a serpent. When the doomed "Conquistador" touched the Steel Tablet it was like the tolling of a mighty bell, a resonance going out into the void but it was also a sign, an omen declaring that the fruit of mankind's soul was ripe. A soul swollen by greed, ambition and betrayal, the human race had finally proved itself a worthy sacrifice to the "Dark Soul". The "Dark Symmetry" spread throughout our reality warping it to the purpose of the "Dark Soul" and rendering a large part of human technology so maliciously unreliable that to use it was to court disaster.
The "Dark Symmetry" was only the vanguard, the precursor of the arrival of the "Dark Legion" itself. In much the same way as mankind altered entire worlds to accommodate his presence, so the "Dark Symmetry" worked upon the reality of mankind to accommodate the presence of the "Dark Soul".
Some fifty years later, when the planet Nero was discovered its significance was not recognized, though many were filled with an unreasonable sense of foreboding by its sudden appearance and disturbing presence. The first recorded awareness of the "Dark Soul's" existence came from the speeches of a young political and religious activist by the name of Nathaniel Durand. He was the first person to bring the imminent threat of the Dark Legion to public attention. But it wasn't until some fifty years after his inauguration as Cardinal of the Brotherhood that the Dark Legion launched its first massive assault.
The physical presence of the Dark Legion was released into the solar system after the ever-inquisitive Imperial Conquistadors broke the First Seal of Repulsion on the planet Nero. In the year 51 Y.C. the Dark Legion launched a massive attack across the solar system raising up a host of Dark Citadels and bringing new levels of terror to the battlefields of mankind.
It was only the Cardinal's vision and strength of faith that saved mankind from complete annihilation. Leading a combined human force he defeated the Dark Legion in the jungles of Venus during the Venusian Crusade and their presence began to withdraw from the solar system. A brief show of strength by Algeroth's Nepharite Overlord Saladin on Mars, reminded humanity that the Dark Legion was not completely vanquished but had simply retreated, biding their time before the next and final assault on the soul of mankind.
Now after almost twelve hundred years of physical absence they have returned. The Dark Legion is back to finish the task they began so long ago and as the forces of mankind struggle in the grip of the Second Corporate Wars there seems little hope that they shall survive this the ultimate attempt of their worlds, their lives, their very soul.
Capitol was the first Megacorporation to fully appreciate the commercial viability of colonizing the solar system. Taking the initiative, they invested a massive amount of resources in the construction of a permanent launch facility and resource depot on Earth's Moon (Luna). Their investment paid huge dividends as traffic throughout the solar system increased and all of the Megacorporations began using the Capitol base. They developed a reputation for logistical expertise that persists to this day, for their supply lines and rapid deployment record is by far the most impressive of all the corporations.
The Capitol Military reflects the emphasis on individuality, which is prevalent in their society at large.
They possess a large regular army but the majority of conscripts join up in the firm belief that they are destined for service in one of the special-forces divisions and as such, the Capitol military force has a hugely varied selection of specialist troops.
It is said that the formation of the Brotherhood rewrote the course of history. The Brotherhood was formed in 2275 A.D. by the first Cardinal, Nathaniel Durand, following the end of the First Corporate Wars. It's foundation drew all the Megacorporations together into unity. A new calendar was created in the year of the Cardinal's inauguration and dates were henceforth written as Y.C. -In the "Year of the Cardinal". From it's earliest days, the Brotherhood established themselves as a martial force and not simply a clerical order guiding humanity with words of wisdom and peace; the times are too dark, the enemy too prone to slaughter for such a charitable expression of faith. Did not the Cardinal himself lead an army of thousands against the "Apostle of War" and did he not smite down and cleave into bloody ruin many a hell-spawned demon sent against him? He did; and as in all things, the Brotherhood follows what Cardinal Durand taught them.
The military wing of the Brotherhood, which forms the larger part of the Inquisition, is growing all the time. From the moment one joins the Brotherhood one is considered part of a holy war and as such one highly motivated by devotion to the Cardinal. The Brotherhood military is varied and consists of a large quantity of standard troops augmented by specially trained assignment warriors with particular skills or equipment, best suited to the mission in hand.
When The Brotherhood rose from the ashes, then another, much darker power awoke with it - The forces of Dark Legion were spread all over the universe and attacked humanity. Activity of the Dark Legion started when an Imperial ship landed on a new planet, the last planet of our solar system, planet Nero. All of the Megacorporations were led by the Brotherhood in one last fight against the Dark Legion forces, within the jungles of Venus.
From it's beginning, The Bauhaus Megacorporation had a well-deserved reputation for engineering excellence and now, nearly 1400 years later, this reputation still holds true. During the colonization of the solar system, all the Megacorporations employed their skills in the construction of ships, atmospheric processing plants and gravity regulators. In addition to their industrial reputation, they were also recognized for their honourable business ethics. The Bauhaus Megacorporation rarely offered the most appealing deals and they were never the cheapest, but agreements signed with them were always honoured.
As one might expect, the Bauhaus reputation for excellence extends onto the battlefield. Their military hardware is generally of a high standard and their mechanical and armoured support is notably superior to that of the other Megacorporations. Combined with good discipline and highly trained troops, the Bauhaus army is one of the most effective in the solar system. Following the culture of military service the troops themselves are also well motivated and follow a code of honour that has earned them respect throughout the Megacorporations.