Planest: Headquartered in Earth
Government: Corporate Entity
Leader: Protogen CEO Verin Lirial
Protogen was a private company from Earth. Their corporate logo emblem was green and gold, and their slogan was "First. Fastest. Furthest."
Although primarily known as the security firm on Eros Station, they also had a large research division.
Though not an interstellar body or government, the Protogen Corporation is one of the most secretive and influential entities in the entire solar system. Protogen was primarily known as a Security company, originally established on Eros and working there. The corporation however also had a large research arm and was contracted by Mars to study a mysterious finding on Phoebe Station.
Protogen is one of the foremost technology companies in the galaxy, and this is reflected in its resources. The company is one of only two entities, along with the Martian Congressional Republic Navy, capable of producing Stealth Ships. This technology is in fact so advanced that these vessels are capable of going toe to toe with the Martian Navies most powerful vessels.
This strength and technological advancement have allowed Protogen a significant amount of leverage within the galaxy. They have infiltrated the UN and MCR to a high degree. Mostly working from behind the scenes, the company has taken to researching the mysterious Protomolecule, shifting its resources to study and take note of this extra-terrestrial substance.
InhabitantsProtogen is a vast company, meaning that all sorts of people work for it.
Belters, Earthers, and Martians are all employed by Protogen in some way or form. This means that its employees can vary drastically. This inclusiveness is not practiced out of any altruistic sense, but rather pure pragmatism.
Current EventsIn the wake of Eros’ Incident, both Earth and Mars agreed to a mutual quarantine to keep the truth under wraps and providing a small fleet of both navies surrounding the Asteroid base. Fabricated news relayed that a virulent virus had spread quickly through Eros, prompting the quarantine, but the truth still remains hidden.
In the throes of this political unrest and mounting growing tensions in the Belt, the head of the OPA, Fred Johnson was assassinated by more radical members of the organization.
Immediately after this coup, the OPA struck a United Nations and MCRN peace conference meant to discuss the spread of Stealth Technology to other entities. The bombing killed hundreds of men and women, taking out Ambassadors, Naval Officers, and heads of Government. Each planet suffered greatly, and the impact rippled to induce special elections in both the UN and back on Mars.
In the wake of this Chaos, Protogen, the company behind both Eros and the new stealth ships attempted an assassination of Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala, though this failed she has now all but disappeared. In light of this failure, Protogen's internal board of directors pushed out Jules-Pierre Mao who is presumed either dead or missing. They now seek to further progress with the Protomolecule on Ganymede.
With this chaos now running through the Solar System tensions are now higher than ever, with each faction seeing room for them to become the dominant power.
- Io Research Center
- Thoth Research Center
Categories: Faction Category