The world of Utopia Descending would be nothing without its corporations. With the world suddenly under attack daily by the goblins, ghosts, demons and gods, there needed to be someone who was going to stand up to this threat and the Mega-Corps just so happened to be the ones who were able to get the job done. At Utopia Descending: North East we focus on themes relating to local subsidiaries more-so than the influence of the larger parent corporations but that does not mean that they are not there. If you would like to know more about the larger influence of the Mega-Corporations, you can learn more on the Utopia Descending World Site.
beyond good and evil
To many, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the corporations are nothing more than a power hungry band of evil organizations hell bent on controlling the whole world and taking blatant advantage of a crisis. And they are, however the moral implications of what the corporations do on a daily basis are being called into question in this section, it is the other things that they do that muddle that moral standing and makes them far more complex than meets the eye. The corps are the prime example of those who do right things for the wrong reasons and do wrong things for the right reasons. They are a constant reminder that nothing is ever right or wrong, it a a dirty swirling tidal pool of grey that challenges us to think about our morality in different lights. When should we look at the bigger picture and commit horrible atrocities in the name of the greater good? When do we buckle down and do the right thing even when we see before us a long and hard path laid ahead as a result of obvious virtues? The corporations provide the amenities to the world and for many pillars those amenities come on a silver platter. To others, their lives are nothing but trash as a result of the corporate military state the system has created. Does that even matter when you think about how the world is one failed mission away from the apocalypse?
To those who love the prospect of walking one of these lines and being a part of a story that involves a constant barrage of moral and philosophical debates then they can find this through the eyes of a corporate pillar. This is why the corporations exist within the world of Utopia Descending, to present players the opportunity to make those big decisions and put themselves in the shoes of Pillars who have to convince themselves that their path, is the correct one, and still be challenged the day after that. This is a place beyond good and evil. The choices are yours.
Corporate involvement in the Abyss is often a lot smaller on the worldly scale, so seldom do these larger issues affect them all too much. What the corporations lack in global involvement in the Abyss, they more than make up for in the involvement and number of their smaller subsidiary branches of the region. These smaller corporate investments will often act on behalf of their parent corp and since they are smaller, they can fly under the radar than a larger entity would. Where other lost territories have but one local subsidiary branch, each corp in the Abyss has at the very least, two. Each subsidiary has their own brand of marketing, their own products and their own agenda. Depending on who you are, what you do and how you do it, these powerful subsidiaries could become the shining beacon of your life, close and stanch allies or the greatest enemies of your wildest nightmares. So tread lightly Pillar.
Nil Zeros or Nil-0’s are Pillars that are not part of any corporation. For most Nil-o’s the quality of life is drastically different than glitz and glam of the corporate pillars, even as Pillars are more marginalized in the world, Nil-o’s are often even more so. However, this has not deterred them, especially when it comes the grizzled Nil-0’s of the Abyss. Where many Nils avoid joining a corporation they instead invest their time in the Purgatory Government, The Black Market or an number of the Non-Corporate Factions that operate within the region. Life may be different but for some, that is just the price you pay for freedom and independence.
बिल्ली कंपनी Subsidiaries
Practice every day. This is what we do. We dedicate ourselves to our art, our craft, and ensuring that what we provide to you is the purest, healthiest, and best options in the world (and beyond). While other companies fill their product with additives, low cut materials, and unknown qualities. We here at रियाज provide you with the purest, healthiest, world friendly products. From your nutrient boosters to your healthy and harmonious cosmetic lines, to your favorite foods and day snacks.
We practice our art every day with a dedication to you.
रियाज focuses on the health of the community. They dedicate themselves to this very cause and it is this that usually gets the रियाज Pillar up in the morning. To see a healthier world and to make it every single day is their mission.
ब्रश और म्यान (brash aur myaan)
Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also on the canvas and cloth. Taking broad strokes to bring only the finest of the visual arts to consumers, ब्रश और म्यान evokes images of elegance and beauty throughout Purgatory. Providing art both in the home and for the town, ब्रश और म्यान offers commissions and selections to fit anyone’s aesthetic. The ब्रश और म्यान logo is found on nearly every soul-well ink bottle, aetherical brush, and tattoo gun found around Purgatory.
However, their skill in the traditional arts is only matched by their work with sigils. The study and design of sigils in Purgatory rests with ब्रश और म्यान’s designers, as their sigils are at the heart of many rituals and aether-based products.
With grace and power, the sigils of this Billa subisdary not only stunning to the occult afficionado, but deadly beauty to any demonic presence which falls into their trap.
Best Selling ब्रश और म्यान Products:
Starlight Well: Only the finest brand of ink Tick can buy can ensure a strong and attractive sigil. This multicolored ink not only glows with the ominous intensity of the stars, but swirls with a worldly pallet, making every new sigil unique in color and brightness.
Navity Vanity: When a consumer wishes to make themselves a work of art, the specially trained ब्रश और म्यान artists offer a personalized tattoo, piercing, and brand service. Navity services utilize cutting-edge inks, techniques, and tools to add any type of permanent perminance to your artful temple of a body.
Glamour bars: One can wear and see art, but a true ब्रश और म्यान experience is to eat art. These artisen candy bars are imbued with aetheric symbols and sigils which cause tongue tittilating properties and aftereffects. Some even say the power of the sigils grants boons, and the most popular flavors are “Luck”, “Protection”, “Courage”, and “Wealth.”
КОМПАНИЯ МОРЖА Subsidiaries
Да ладно! (NO WAY!)
Maybe you think air-skating is cool and dangerous. If so, then maybe you should get a more watered down and less extreme product line. Because Да ладно! products are just as the name says... THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE. If you are looking for warp grade hover bikes, Да ладно! If you are looking for energy drinks that make time feel like it is standing still, Да ладно! If you want a suit that will allow a HALO drop from space that then opens into a high velocity glider, Да ладно! If you have your mind spliced into a drone body so that you can experience bunji-jumping into a erupting volcano... Да ладно!
For the purveyors at Нумеролог, the quote, “Spires, a moment of bliss. Why, isn't that enough for a whole lifetime?”, does not apply to their business model. Experts in providing the pinnacle physical experiences, they strive for one’s life to be pleasure. Specializing in raves, bars, and entertainment, Нумеролог designs itself around meeting the physical and emotional desires of their patrons. Using creative gimmicks and special themes, every experience is unique from the last, and constantly aims to please.
If one can request it, Нумеролог can provide it regardless of circumstance. Be it video games, alcohol, or exotic goods and substances, this Morz subsidiary is truly the master of ceremonies in the Abyss
Best Selling Нумеролог Products:
Black Cap: A pillar-grade spirit with soul, Black Cap is a staple drink when in Purgatory. Infused with the collective emotional residue of the dead, Black Cap allows the drinker to experience the memories and pleasures of an entire life. However, do not worry about the tragedy of life, as every bottle holds only the extracts of joy and happiness.
Epoch Dreams: The highly-addictive release from Нумеролог’s video-game line, Epoch dreams is a neural-integrated VR game which builds a player’s greatest fantasy. Each copy reads the psycho-physical needs of its player, and then constructs the perfect gaming experience and story to boost their mood. However, playing comes at a cost. Being so popular and addictive, players must begin each session with a mini-game, wherein they wager Ticks to see how long they can play for that day; however, once in the game, if they perform well enough, they can earn more time to play. One can find the Epoch setups in numerous Нумеролог lounges, as well as an expensive home-model.
Ooze-Oh!: When booze, parties, or games can’t fill that ticking and restless urge in the middle of the day, Ooze-Oh! is there to provide. A patented chemical putty, it’s properties allow the ooze to press against the skin and into the pores to create an unmatched physical sensation. A few minutes with Ooze-Oh!, and any anxiety or restlessness melts away to calm and satisfaction.
TIRTIL KOMANDIT ŞIRKETI Subsidiaries
Focused on home entertainment, Şeytan TüYü produces some of the best home entertainment equipment in the world. Şeytan TüYü is best known for their personal video gaming systems, digital communications mediums, audio entertainment systems, home security systems, portable entertainment gadgets, and even non-AI intimate personables for the bedroom.
Şeytan TüYü brand products are known for comfort, innovation, and entertainment. Şeytan TüYü represents notable percent of the markets non-combat drones which puts them in the running against Usagi Corp subsidiaries for Drone and virtual racing camps.
When a pillar is in need of the spires in their homes, or on a Devil’s Run, they can trust the pardonners of Pnömatik. The chief dealers in all materials and symbols of the Spires, from incense to minor gems and garments, these merchants provide all a citizen could need or their local or personal shrine.
However, their employees also specialize in the retrieval and distribution of relics from the Abyss. For those few who protect the town from within its borders, they never need fear lacking relics as Pnömatik can deliver; they can also make copies of any relics brought in, for those who want a trophy or reminder of their adventures.
Be it for the Spires above, or the Abyss below, this subsidiary of Tirtil Kommandit Sirketi, provides for you.
Best Selling Pnömatik Products:
Port-O-Pantheon (POP): Need to pray to the spires, but you are out on a Devil’s Run or in the middle of surgery? Look no farther than Pnömatik’s POP shrine. For whatever spire one follows, there is a POP for them; depending on price paid, a POP can contain the simple necessities such as the colors and prayer of a spire, down to everything needed for an on-the-go offering. Should someone require multiple POPs for their spires, they can order a special edition containing all the spires they worship.
Rush-more Relics: Grabbed a neat relic out in the field you’d like, but need to give it up? Don’t worry, Rush-more Relics scan and create near-exact copies of any artifact you bring in. Made from a unique alloy of steel and ghost-metal, these copies look and feel like the real thing (without any unique properties or abilities).
Rill-Runners: Working in the engineering bay, and you need a relic for your latest invention, but your shift gets out in thirteen hours? Hire a Rill-Runner! These Pnomatik employees are a fleet footed service which delves into the Abyss to find what you need. Known for their resourcefulness and efficiency, if you need a relic in a hurry, better call a Rill-Runner.
MAUS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Susbsidiaries
Bock Haben is an Abyss office for high end consumables brought to you by MAUS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT via the loving arms of Uncle Wink. If you are looking for high end distilled spirits, designer flavor candies wrapped in 24K gold, and delicacies produced from rare and exquisite ingredients from both sides of the Looking Glass Rifts then you are looking for goods produced by Bock Haben.
While Bock Haben is unquestionably as much about the status symbol of the name as it is the quality of the goods, Bock Haben is arguably the "achievable excess" product promoted by musicians, entertainers, and classy Pillars who work the cat-walk as much as they work the killing zones. Bock Haben... what do you hunger for?
Welcome to the home of the dynamic mystic, the cutting edge of making the aetherical into the tangible. Seelensiegel is the foremost technological masters of matter to aether transferal, which is the foundation that allows the equipment that Pillars need to deal with threats in the Abyss. The leaders in aberrant soul sealing technologies, electro-hermetic designs, and aetherical transfer technologies the good people at Seelensiegel have embraced the two fold meaning of the phrase “That which matters, soon will not.”
In the private sector Seelensiegel has made small business headways into infusing aetherical energies into mundane equipment. Aetherically charged mundane items are specialized demand products, with poltergeist proof computers and mechanical devices that are immune to demonic possession being of little public demand (for now).
Best Selling Seelensiegel Products -
External Sans-Fernal - Data storage devices with complex warding layered into the wiring of the external storage drives with prevent poltergeists, abbarent spirits, and demonic forces from causing you to lose your important data backups.
Pill-Pill - Short term medical enhancement tools, the "Pill-Pill" is marketed with the catchphrase "Be as healthy as a Pillar”. Despite the products name, Pill-Pill has no proven medical benefits beyond causing a temporary heightened sense of health and awareness in the consumer. While Pill-Pill has not been found to be chemically addicting, there are entire sub-cultures of “Pill-Csars” who spend prolonged periods of their life on Pill-Pill.
Aeternum Pack Portable Aether Generator! - Compact aether generator for your phone and small portable digital devices. By drawing latent aether from a pillar's body and from aetherical trails left behind spirits, so even a human can use it.
Ōkami is a sub-company of the Usagi corporation with its primary offices based out of the Abyss. Ōkami is a personal home defense company which focuses on self defense and street security materials produced by the Usagi corporation for humans to use at home. While a majority of the equipment produced by the Ōkami brand are not really usable for Pillars, new product lines of "weapon customization skins" and "Top Score Vanity Totems" have become popular in the lost territories. There is nothing that will make your equipment look better and feel personal than Ōkami.
If you can't make up your mind on the leopard print or carbon fiber pattern overlay, chances are good you are a fan of Ōkami. Remember, if having a hard light katana isn't flashy enough then maybe adding Ōkami will do the trick.
When bullets, blades, and battlements can’t hold back the tide of horror from the Abyss, it takes the work and charms of an exorcist to do the job. Pulling from the ancient art of expelling spirits, Onmyō fuses the aetheric with the mechanical to offer protectives against the abysmal hordes. Utilizing mass production models and aether technicians, Onmyō manipulates the aether surrounding Purgatory to forge talismans which prevent any spirit from entering the township without permission; concurrently, the same craftsmen can infuse armor with talismans, making Onmyō the spiritual shield standing guard for Purgatory.
Commercially, Omnyō caters warding and guidance to the denizens of Purgatory in equal measure. For the household, Omnyo offers lines of warding talismans to give that sense of security when you’re asleep at night, and, when you’re on the go, the charms and accessories they provide offer luck and warnings for their owner.
When things go bump in the night, this Usagi subsidiary makes sure to bump back.
Best Selling Onmyō Products:
Seimei Stylings: Sometimes, banishment rounds and talismans aren’t enough. For protection closer to the body, Onmyō offers a designer line of clothing an armor. Engraved with protective sigils and scripts, these garments provide a wearable and mobile talisman for any customer. These clothes are even customizable, with Onmyō craftsman able to design sigils for shielding, repelling, and even resistance to possession.
Koma-Charm: When one wishes to balance fashion with safety, the Koma-charm is the key accessory for any citizen. Crystals stylized as different foxes, all of which are collectibles, these charms act as a mobile sensor and alarm. Detecting the aether surrounding the user, whenever there is a dangerous spike or entity in close proximity, the mouth opens and releases a mini-talisman which creates an immediate repelling force around the user, giving them the chance to run to safety.
(Un)Lucky Patches: For the citizen wanting the best home-warding on the market, the (Un)Lucky patches are the way to go. After positioning all four talismans, one on each wall facing a cardinal direction, they form an invisible net of aether surrounding the home or building. When an evil force or spirit attempts entry, the net suffocates most of them and uses their own aether to further charge their own reserves. Keeping your home safe from the enemy, by their own strength.