Other Organizations

Crito Corporate

Leadership Yulian Zamorov (CEO)
Evelyn Waugh (CBO, Head Office)
Founded 1995
Type Conglomerate Headquarters London
Status Active
Contact Brooklyn/Rockefeller
Reputation Crito Corporate, with its home office in London, is a far reaching conglomerate with offices and business interests across Europe. While its interests are diversified, from construction through to media, it is prominently known for its advances in medical technology and, in the last few years, biocybernetics. Its most well known contribution is that of the development and sale of Zodytrin, a drug that suppresses the abilities of SLC-Expressives — without dangerous side effects.

Founded in 1995, Crito Corporate established itself as an umbrella entity for multiple Russian-based companies that had existed prior, under the leadership of Yulian Zamorov. Its business interests included pharmaceuticals, hardware manufacture, construction, and mining. It is generally understood that the business leaders within Crito benefited from Russia's economic circumstances of political corruption and off-shore banking, as many did during this era, but none rose to particular infamy, cooperating with the Kremlin or otherwise staying out of its way.

In the early 2000s, Crito diversified its business interests further, capitalizing on power vacuums as they appeared and global markets faced down economic uncertainty in thanks to rising tensions generated by the 2006 Bomb over in America. Crito established its head office in London, ranging beyond its Russian roots, and developed a consumer credit branch out of the United Kingdom which became widely available in many corners of the European Union.

In the years leading up to the present, Crito took on more assets beneath its umbrella, with its revenue feeding research and development in the areas of medicine and biotechnology, indicating a new and focused shared mission among its leadership and stakeholders.

As America's self-cannibalizing Civil War stalled all research and production until recently, government bodies that had been relying on US export of Adynomine III sought other alternatives. In late 2014, the EMA approved Crito's solution, Zodytrin, a reliably safe drug designed to suppress SLC-Expressive abilities. Zodytrin became available first to the United Kingdom (whose SLC-Expressive policies drove and continue to drive demand), and then other global markets, including the United States.

Currently, Crito is known for three things: its monopoly of consumer credit in Europe, its contribution of Zodytrin to the world stage, and its increasing innovations in the world of biotechnology, particularly biocybernetics. While Crito boasts its own research and development facilities, it also contributes funding to projects already in development in order to bring bleeding-edge concepts to fruition and, eventually, public distribution. And sales.

Crito Corporate

The Deveaux Society

Leadership Alice Shaw, Claudia Zimmerman, and Sabra Dalton Founded December 2006
Type Philanthropic Organization Headquarters The Clocktower Building
Status Active
Contact Manhattan/Rose
Reputation The Deveaux Society's public facade is as a pro-SLC-Expressive charity organization that fought for Evolved rights prior to the Civil War through fundraising efforts and grassroots campaigns. They continue these efforts today.

The Deveaux Society is a philanthropist organization founded in December of 2006 in the memory of Simone Deveaux as per her last will and testament. Daughter of wealthy socialite Charles Deveaux, Simone was an avid collector of art and spokesperson for equal rights activism and humanitarian efforts. After her death in the 2006 explosion in Midtown Manhattan, the Deveaux Society was founded to carry on Simone's ideals of a world of equality and freedom of expression. The entirety of the Deveaux estate, which she inherited after her father passed away in October of 2006, has been devoted to the society's goals.

The Deveaux Society is chaired by a private group of investors who have donated portions of their own financial enterprises in order to see the society's work done. The group is represented by its spokesperson Carla Dove (former head of the ReGenesis foundation that built the Suresh Center) who handles publicity and press matters. Carla joined the Deveaux Society after stepping down as chair of the ReGenesis foundation to focus on charitable works in the wake of the tragic November 8, 2010 riots. The Deveaux Society was formerly based out of an office at 36 Gramercy Park East in Manhattan's lower east side, but relocated in the aftermath of the war to the Clocktower Building at 1 Main Street in the Red Hook neighborhood of the NYC Safe Zone.

In secret, the Deveaux Society was founded in the early 1980s by Charles Deveaux as a secret society intending to carry on his personal affairs out of the sight of the Company. The first caretaker of the Deveaux Society was Alice Shaw, who was later joined by Claudia Zimmerman and Sabra Dalton, forming the contemporary society. Their Deveaux Society's goals are often inscrutable, operating below the radar and discreetly pushing individuals in directions they may not have considered to go in. The Deveaux Society secretly orchestrated many events that led up to the Second American Civil War and continued to operate in secret out of their clandestine operation center in White Hills, Arizona. The Deveaux Society helped situate Raymond Praeger as President of the United States, founded SESA, and has been quietly acting as a power behind the scenes for years. Though their actions are ultimately benevolent, it is unknown what lengths the Deveaux Society will go to in order to secure the future they envision.

The Deveaux Society

Ghost Shadows Triad

Leadership Wenzhou Zhao Founded 1971
Type Criminal Organization Headquarters Unknown
Status Active
Contact Manhattan
Reputation The Ghost Shadows are the sole survivors of a triad war that raged through New York City between 2008 and 2010. They are the single largest organized crime operation in the NYC area and have a firm hold on the regions drug trafficking. Most criminal organizations smaller than the Ghost Shadows have some dealings with the group, simply due to their enormous sphere of influence. They are a ruthless organization that is not above using violence to silence their opposition or get their way.

The Ghost Shadows are a Hong Kong triad that sprouted up in New York city in the 1970s. The Ghost Shadows activities include extortion, kidnapping, drug trafficking and gambling. They were nearly stamped out in the late 1990s due to corruption from within and complications with the NYPD and their rivals the Flying Dragons. However, in 2009, an alliance of convenience with Daniel Linderman allowed them to wrest control of the remaining disparate Triad in New York City, and crush the Flying Dragons, rising the Ghost Shadows to terrifying power and influence.

The former Dragon Head of the Ghost Shadows, Robin Chee, was publicly identified as being the group's leader in the 1990s and was arrested in 1998 along with many key members of the Ghost Shadows, leading to a near collapse of the organization. It was only the appearance of Wenzhuo Zhao that was the Ghost Shadows' saving grace. It is believed that Zhao was a Triad officer embedded in the On Leong Chinese Merchants Association which, although legitimate in part, has been found by police authorities to be a significant criminally influenced tong engaged in various illegal activities including, among other matters, illegal gambling.

Little is known of Zhao, save that he is a shrewd and cunning strategist and managed to keep the weakened Ghost Shadows alive through the turbulent decade following Chee's arrest. Zhao's true skill for preservation and manipulation was realized in 2009, when he made an alliance of convenience with the Linderman Group, and took significant aid which allowed him to demolish the Flying Dragons Triad — the Ghost Shadows' primary rival — and usurp their operations and holdings.

Beginning in October of 2009, the Ghost Shadows are actively pushing a psychoactive drug known as Refrain on the streets, after having stolen operations from the Flying Dragons. However, they rely on the Linderman Group to produce the drug, and merely supply it and make considerably less profit off of the drug than the Flying Dragons did.

The Ghost Shadows are a very closely-knit and racially select closed organization, as most Hong Kong triad still are. While outright refusing full membership to those not of Chinese descent, exceptions have been made for those of mixed heritage, and business associations with the organization are common. Under Zhao's leadership the Ghost Shadows have been less exclusive to mixed-heritage membership, given in part to his own Japanese-Chinese heritage.

Ghost Shadows

The Guardians

Leadership April Silver Founded August 2009
Type Militia Headquarters Washington
Status Active
Contact Manhattan/Rose
Reputation The Guardians were once seen as terrorists, but in the light of the Second American Civil War, their anti-government activities are now viewed in a favorable light as early freedom fighters. Since the EMP in 2013, the Guardians have faded from the public eye. Rumors persist that they are still engaged in a war on the west coast, but with who is unknown.

While groups like The Ferrymen have become first-name organizations in the struggle for SLC-Expressive equality in the northeastern United States, similar pro-evolved organizations cropped up all across the country in the years leading up to the civil war. In the American southwest, the group known as the Guardians was comparable to their east-coast kin.

Founded in the summer of 2009 by Hiro Nakamura, this organization is designed with the expressed purpose of combating what is perceived as a corrupt and tyrannical government. Many members of the Guardians are former detainees from the Moab Federal Penitentiary while more recent membership have been brought in from other, smaller groups joining under the banner of the Guardians.

Originally unknown by the public at large, the Guardians sprang into cultural consciousness when they claimed responsibility for the liberation of dozens of detained Evolved at the Raleigh Science Center in Raleigh North Carolina in 2010. Since that time, the Guardians took a proactive stance on confronting government oppression of the Evolved, and all members of the Guardians have been branded terrorists and enemies of the state.

Compared by many to the violent east-coast terrorist group messiah, the Guardians were differentiated by their lack of civilian targets in their activities. Much of what the Guardians have did on the west coast went unreported by mainstream media, due to the nature of the organizations and installations they targeted.

Since the November 21, 2013 EMP that blacked out the west coast, contact with the Guardians has all but ceased. They have played no known role in the reconstruction efforts in the east coast of America, and rumors persist that in the far reaches of the Dead Zone, a secret war may still be raging.

Membership in the Guardians is by invitation only.

The Guardians

Mazdak

Leadership Unknown Founded March, 2007
Type International Superpower Headquarters Baghdad, Iraq
Status Active
Contact Manhattan
Reputation Mazdak began its life as an insurrectionist movement within the nation of Iraq, opposing US Military occupation. Through the use of SLC-Expressive powers, progressive leadership, and a welcoming banner under which multiple religious practices were accepted, Mazdak became an international superpower.

Overseas, cultural and religious differences from the situation in America have led to a varying degree of attitudes towards the Evolved. One organization founded in the wake of then Senator Nathan Petrelli's famous February 2007 press conference has become reviled in major news media outlets due to its stark and violent methodology and its surprisingly pro-evolved stance.

More than a decade since its founding, little is known of the origins of Mazdak. Reports received by international information agencies cobbled together a loose origin for the group, named for a bronze-age prophet, the Mazdak organization is believed to have been founded by a splinter faction of the militant Suni Islamic group Ansar al-Sunna. Diverging from their Islamic origins, Mazdak preaches the superiority of the Evolved over the common man. A common misconception in mainstream media is that Mazdak believes that the Evolved are "Children of God," but no official Mazdak statements have ever made such a claim. Mazdak itself is an inter-faith organization that puts the individual rights of the Evolved over the rights of a population or people. Mazdak believes in empowering the Evolved and their rightful place as rulers, without holding to a specific religious credo.

Mazdak is also unified by a strong anti-American sentiment. They are provocatively anti-registration and regularly clashed with American forces in the occupied nation of Iraq, most notably in the July 2007 "Mazdak Rebellion" which took place in the city of Baghdad in Iraq, claiming the lives of 250 American servicemen. From 2007 to 2013 Mazdak pushed relentlessly against American and allied occupation of their country until the Civil War broke the back of American international operations. Mazdak swiftly claimed Baghdad and rapidly spread across the region, fighting a brief but bloodless occupation in Syria and ousting the current leadership. Though Syria and Iraq remain politically distinct nations, they are united under the banner of the Mazdak organization. While they are a pro-evolved group, Mazdak membership is largely restricted to individuals from the middle east and outlying nations. Now that they have established their own confederated nation, Mazdak's far reaching goals are the maintenance of Evolved as a supremacy within their borders.

In 2010, operatives of the Institute discovered that Mazdak had appropriated former Pinehearst research facilities in the Middle East and repurposed them toward unknown genetic engineering. Prior to the Institute's collapse, they feared Mazdak may have had research data on both the Advent Virus and the Formula and were actively attempting to refine their own process by which synthetic abilities could be bestowed on non-expressive humans.

Mazdak

Praxis Heavy Industries

Leadership Ju-long Lung-Wei (CEO) Founded May 1984
Type International Corporation Headquarters Praxis Arcology, Shanghai
Status Active
Contact Manhattan
Reputation Praxis Heavy Industries is a Chinese global leader in mechanical engineering, robotics, and the bleeding edge field of cybertechnology. They are the largest competitor to Yamagato Industries and are the single largest technology corporation in China. Praxis is the world leader in military drone design.

Praxis Heavy Industries began as a small shipping company in 1984, and through the tumult of the late 1980s and early 1990s grew into an industrial powerhouse through sound investments, political influence, hostile corporate takeovers, and and China's flagrant disregard for the US Patent system. Praxis is one of the first adopters of an SLC-E workforce, predating the November 2007 revelation of people with extraordinary abilities to the world. Praxis had been secretly tracking and observing SLC-E individuals and acting as a cover for the Chinese government's own superhuman soldier program, Shen Quan. From 2007 to 2011 Praxis Heavy Industries continued to grow its SLC-E workforce through mandatory labor practices thanks to China's draconian SLC-E Registry system. In the wake of the Second American Civil War, Praxis Heavy Industries paid an officially undisclosed sum, estimated at 8.6 billion dollars, to the post-war United States government for exclusive contract rights to revitalize and reconstruct the PSW Dead Zone and create the California Safe Zone.

Praxis Heavy Industries

Pure Earth

Leadership None Founded February 2014
Type Terrorist Organization Headquarters None
Status Active
Contact Manhattan
Reputation Pure Earth is a spin-off terrorist organization from the pre-existing Humanis First movement. Its members are dangerous and usually violent bigots who believe that SLC-Expressive humans are a blight on the world and should have been exterminated. They are largely reviled across the country and are to blame for numerous murders in post-war America.

When Andrew Mitchell surrendered to Resistance forces in February of 2014, ending the siege of Raven Rock and the Second American Civil War many of Mitchell's followers also threw down their arms. Those who left the fighting but were not rounded up in the war crimes tribunals rallied under the idea of a "Pure Earth" espousing some of the most nihilistic and violent propaganda Mitchell was spewing by the end of his reign. Pyre Earth represents a fusion of Neo-Vanguard beliefs in a "purification" of the human race and the closed-minded bigotry of Humanis First. It is a leaderless and ultimately rudderless organization with no central authority or structure. That does not prevent its number of "sworn" from rising every day and committing heinous acts of brutality and violence in the name of a "pure earth."

Pure Earth

The Crew

Leadership Lexington Lane
Jibram Montes
Founded January 2019
Type Criminal Organization Headquarters A converted warehouse on Staten Island, located behind Lexi Ln.
Status Active
Contact Lynette
Reputation Publicly, they seem devoted to entertainment and frivolity. To those in the right circles, they're a crime syndicate that's new, but with talent at the head. They are openly Evo-friendly.

Lexington Lane and her crew run and protect Lexi Ln., in exchange for a cut of the profits from every business that comes in. The group is made up of criminals who share a common goal of thriving via whatever means necessary. Her policy is built on a foundation of loyalty, and betrayers are dealt with swiftly and violently. She is not, otherwise, much different than a more legitimate employer. She treats her people like a family. These people are risking their well-being to join her and she honors that with understanding and a feeling of home and togetherness. If a person never turns on her, they never need to know the darker side of their boss. Jobs are divvied out based on willingness and capability, no one is forced to do anything they aren't comfortable with. She just happens to pick up a lot of people that are comfortable with criminal undertakings. Her crew works out of a converted warehouse, her seat of power, as it were. She mopped up after Keira Ryans died, scooping up her resources, contacts, and some of her people, and as a result, her HQ has electricity available.

Her crew are all vetted by her second in command, telepathically. They just don't know it.

The Crew
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