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Idris Incorporated is an interstellar corporate bank based in Mendell City. They own the largest banks in humanity. They are also known for providing secure Credit storage and designer clothing labels.
Idris Incorporated exercises authority over seven million major banks spread across Human space and beyond, and has come to find itself in virtually every major power's pocket in some form or fashion. While not openly contesting NanoTrasen's net worth, Idris and its services can be found to extend as far as its looming superior can see.
Current CEO: Alex Mason
Known for their (seemingly) fantastic relationship with the Trasens, Alex Mason was brought into the Idris family at a young age and quickly became the heir to the chief executive position of Idris Incorporated with no clear rhyme or reason. While the family had ensured their own blood led the company for hundreds of years, the sudden change of heart was seen as a shock to the public when it ended up in Mason’s hands in 2453. Since then, the young man has made little change to the corporate structure - Idris is the same as it’s always been, while Mason sits on a fortune. He is known to be deceptive at heart, with a substantial record of holding up to Idris’ brutal business tactics.
Official Title(s): Idris Incorporated, Idris Banking
Motto(s): Astronomical Figures. Unlimited Power.
Headquarters: Mendell City, Biesel, Tau Ceti
Official Languages: Tradeband, Tau Ceti Basic
Primary Color Scheme: Cyan, teal, turquoise
Executives and Branches
Idris is run by the Board of Governors, lead by Chairman Markus Idris. The Board of Governors oversee the general function of the bank, with teams in Sol and Tau Ceti managing more local problems.
Owner and Chairman: Markus Idris, 34, Human
Chief Executive Officer: Alex Mason, 38, Human
Chief Information Officer: Andrea Idris, 33, Human
Chief Risk Officer: Janet Mason, 36, Human
Chief Financial Officer: Verimae Rakael, 42, Human
Chief Operations Officer: Arthur Curring, 49, Human
Chief Security Officer: Xavier Mold, 28, Human
Mendell City, Biesel, Tau Ceti: Idris Incorporated’s headquarters in Mendell City can be found near the edge of the Zhengfu District. One of the most distinctive buildings in the district, this gleaming monolith to interstellar capitalism is one of the most modern buildings in Mendell City.
Chicago, United Americas, Earth, Sol: The Chicago branch directs the corporation’s activity in Sol. There have been talks of cutting losses on Tau Ceti and moving the company to Chicago, though the incredibly competitive corporate scene of the United Americas would prove difficult.
The subsidiaries of all megacorporations are as endless as their own direct employees, with massive swaths of businesses being occupied or dropped on a daily basis on a galactic scale. Whether businesses flourish alongside or get crushed by the corporate powers is found to be a case-by-case scenario. This means that any independent business, at least outside of Tau Ceti and the Eridani Corporate Federation, can reasonably survive indefinitely without the megas grabbing them. However, should these businesses elevate to anything worthwhile, it is reasonable to assume they’ve already fallen to the whim and will of the economic rulers of the Orion Spur.
“Witness beauty and splendor.”
Chief Executive Officer: Leina Idris, 72, Human
A subsidiary of Idris, Celestial Cruises has been touted as one of the most famous examples of the fabulous lifestyle one can have with Idris. It maintains fleets of 400 meter long “Star-gazer” ships, vessels with glass dome tops holding a miniature environment along with numerous holodecks, clubs, and entertainment centers within their decks. Maintained by contracted engineers and staffed by Idris employees and IPCs, these exclusive cruises have become popular in a select few nations in the Orion Spur.
Founded in 2332, Celestial Cruises was an ambitious project by founder Naia Idris to capitalize on a possible market: Luxury space cruises. The company sky rocketed in 2341 after unveiling the first Star-gazer, with cruise tickets selling out in minutes. Maintaining constant expansion while retaining its luxurious image, Celestial Cruises opened a Republic of Elyra branch while also drafting possible plans to expand into more settled Coalition areas and the Empire of Dominia. Unfortunately, the collapse of the Sol Alliance has dug deep into the company’s profits and cancelled those plans. With a majority of its primary branch’s Star-gazers lost or trapped in warlord held lands, Celestial Cruises’ CEO is forced to gamble with expansions to Elyra’s cruises while attempting to establish a Republic of Biesel branch.
- Sol Alliance: The mainstay of Celestial Cruises since it began, the Sol Alliance branch was its most developed and advanced fleet of Star-gazers. Several rings of voyages dotted the Sol Alliances territory, stretching from the borders of the Traverse to the Weeping Stars region. Silversun was the nexus of these voyages, with vacation plans that allowed one to enjoy a cruise right before settling into their resort on the beautiful planet. As such, when the Sol Alliance collapsed so did the income of Celestial Cruises. While smaller flight paths within the Sol Alliance’s shrunken territory continue on, they remain far from the poorly-protected borders of the sector.
- Republic of Elyra: Opening up shortly after Elyra’s formation, Celestial Cruises was well-received by the citizens of Elyra. With a primary loop between Persepolis, Aemeq, and Medina, Celestial Cruises is popular for those who wish to tour the jewels of the Serene Republic. The Republic of Elyra branch also attracts business from the Coalition, PRA, Hegemony, and Dominia. With Sol’s branch cut down, The Republic of Elyra’s branch has seen more investments in the hopes of becoming the new primary branch for Celestial Cruises.
- Tau Ceti: Quickly developing as a new source of income to offset the loss in the Sol Alliance branch, the Tau Ceti branch holds some of the company’s hopes in solving the issues the Solarian collapse caused. With just a single Star-gazer preforming circuits within the capital system, operations are limited for now. Should their newly claimed systems become settled by the SCC, Tau Ceti could be the perfect site for rapid expansion.
“The best of the galaxy in your dresser!”
Chief Executive Officer: Lubanzi Idris, 28, Human
Caishen Jewellers is the leading jewellery company in the Spur, with its hand in several markets in the major nations. Any jewellery, from rings, tiaras, necklaces, bangles, to piercings can be found in their stores or bought custom made and designed from the company’s site. Cainshen Jewellers’ business model revolves around finding “exotic” locales or artisans to have custom pieces made from, giving buyers to have a wide selection of choices while allowing Caishen to rack up the price for supposedly premium hand-made goods.
Caishen Jewellers began in Eridani in 2367. Decades after the discovery of Skrell and their arrival to several systems, a wave of interest in Skrell fashion occurred in Eridani. It was during this time that the founder, Juno Idris, sought to find a way to use this trend. Their answer was to begin Caishen Jewellers. At first using Skrell and Eridani artists to provide their custom goods, branches and contacts were established with the Tajara and Unathi after humanity’s contact with them in 2418 and 2433 respectively. Now, Caishen Jewellers offers a diverse range of artists and pieces for one to gain, if they’re willing to spare the credits for it.
Moghean Majesty: Partnering with local goldsmiths and silversmiths in the Izweski capital of new Skalamar, Caishen offers pieces made by the expert hands of clans with centuries of experience and history in their productions. Some common pieces include bracelets made with family names artfully written upon them in Sinta’Unathi and ring earrings with religious charms looped through them. Calligraphy in Sinta’Unathi is the most common marker of a Unathi-made piece from Caishen Jewellers, etched onto almost every piece made.
Tajaran Treasures: Caishen retains contacts with several Tajaran artisans from across Adhomai. These include the carpenters and woodcarvers of Zatushka and the watchmakers of Baltor. Common pieces from this brand are lifelike and detailed wooden statuettes or ornate watches made of rare materials and beautiful clockwork. Oddly there also exists a small niche market for supposed war trinkets and items made of material left over from the Second Revolution.
Jewels of Jargon: The oldest brand for Caishen at almost a century, pieces handmade by Skrellian master craftsmen still capture the attention of buyers today. Common choices are beautiful shining chains that can be made to be worn anywhere on one’s body, and piercings that can be surgically embedded to form a pattern. These products also find their way into the hands of the Skrell living in communities outside of the Jargon Federation, as both a status symbol and a proud display of their culture.
Discount Diamonds: Cheap and easily available, Discount Diamonds is surprisingly the most successful of Caishen’s brands. The affordability of their synthetic diamond pieces has allowed anyone to purchase one, and their stores often sell out of these pieces before new shipments can arrive. Mass production and shifting trends have led to this jewellery being mass produced, shipped out, and inevitably dumped in junkyards when the next big trend happens. This has made Discount Diamonds a massive source of free “gems” for the destitute, such as dregs.
Le Soleil Royal
“Vouloir, c’est pouvoir!” (Translated from Tradeband: “When there is will, there is a way!”)
Chief Executive Officer: Emilie de Couturier, 48
A massive fashion conglomerate - the largest in the Orion Spur - originating on Earth, Le Royal has centuries of experience - though some of its employees will brag about having over a millennium of experience - in crafting the best clothing known to humanity. Le Royal’s business model relies on being the best of the best of the best, with no others even coming close. It, unlike other Idris Incorporated subsidiaries, employs no known positronic workers. Its current Director, Emilie de Couturier, had cited the “more creative nature of humans” as the reason for this decision, which has brought Le Royal into some conflict with its parent company. But as long as the money keeps coming into Le Royal hand over fist, any change to its current business model is unlikely.
Walk Like Idris: Producers of the finest footwear in the Orion Spur (as long as your feet aren’t clawed), Walk Like Idris is the most well-known of Le Royal’s brands thanks to all Idris Incorporated employees being issued a pair of their shoes upon completing their probationary period (the cost is subtracted from one’s paycheck, and buying these shoes is not optional). From the boardrooms of Eridani to the banks of Mendell City, everybody that’s somebody is walking like Idris.
The Aspirants: A collective name for Le Royal’s constituent luxury clothing brands, The Aspirants specialize into the creation of extremely high-end and high-quality clothing. Custom orders are very common, and the conglomerate is famous for its ability to complete custom orders quickly while meeting a bar of quality met by no other fashion house. While it produces for clients as far afield as Domina and the Coalition, it only accepts orders for human clothing.
Wear Like Idris: The more affordable - but still prestigious - relative of The Aspirants, Wear Like Idris produces fashionable clothing for the more typical resident of the Orion Spur, including non-human customers. Its trendy clothing - and its stores - can be found on almost every planet in the civilized Orion Spur, making it one of the most widespread subsidiaries of any corporation.
Synthetic Fashion: While Le Royal does not employ synthetics, it does design and produce clothing for them - including the infamous coats commonly associated with Idris Reclamation Units. As it primarily produces clothing for shells, Synthetic Fashion clothing is deliberately designed to be light and breathable to allow for maximum cooling. This has unintentionally made it quite popular on hot planets such as Medina, and there has been some talk of expanding the brand’s focus on the human side of their market.
Drive and Agenda
Idris Incorporated, the go-to business for any and all banking in the Orion Spur, is a notably secretive corporation. Reasonably so, it possesses the financial information of almost every living being in the galaxy. With great power comes great responsibility, and whatever power the Idris family was given has clearly gone to their heads - the decisions of higher-ups are erratic, and unpredictable at best. Some owe Idris’ continued place in the galactic stage to Zeng-Hu tech giving their executives genetic advantages over the opposition - others believe it’s just a big conspiracy and reminiscent of a big gang.
The deeper one looks into Idris, the less prominent people tend to be. Higher ranking officials slowly slither out of the public eye and find themselves officially retreating to luxurious hideaways - ones they’re never found using. Whatever the case, shady tactics and illicit business are part of the trade for a trusted Idris associate. Whether the effects of this drip down to the level of crew is up to you, the reader.
Idris, being fabulously rich, has no issue with paying others to do their dirty work. Its employees are well-paid, and often well-trained.
Idris Incorporated was founded as pressure grew for a secure way to store Credits and have them transferable across solar systems. Idris Trust was at the time, one of the few banking institutions that offered interstellar services based in Sol, making them one of the most experimental, yet immensely convenient choices for business firms, especially centered around Eridani space. Under supervision from the Idris family, the bank grew astonishingly, as more and more large businesses and corporations noticed the need to expand and extend their influence across the stars. It was then when it was decided that they touch on other fields as well such as power generation, and enter the stage of megacorporations.
Starting off, all of the most lucrative fields had already been dominated by firms such as Hephaestus Industries and Nanotrasen. As such, it was decided that a more commercial approach would be followed, focusing on power provision, electronics, gadgets, and software. With enough effort put in, Idris Incorporated secured a moderate foothold in the Solarian and Tau Ceti markets, with its biggest hit being its new cybernetics and augmentation services on Epsilon Eridani. As the corporation developed, so did its banking services and figures, landing it the title of biggest bank in the known galaxy.
Meanwhile, Idris Incorporated has managed to secure a place in the service synthetic sector, creating its own software and a decent IPC shell frame production line, intended for use as clerks and customer service, while still famed for its outstanding human staff in the high end service sector, with many acclaimed chefs and mixologists to accompany the high brass on their business trips, and to sooth big deals.
The Idris Family
Founded by wealthy businessman William Idris, not much is known about the people behind the world’s largest human bank. Through the generations, the Idris would change their family seat from Sol to Epsilon Eridani, and from there branch off and expand to Mendell City, the current headquarters of the corporation. Erin Idris is the most famous for rapidly expanding the family bank to its new heights.
A very secretive family, the Idris never shared private information with the public. This has made them the subject of many theories by those who care enough. Their Eridanian connections appear to have enabled them to embrace heavy augmentations. The bright artificial blue light of the eyes, full coats, dark gloves and what appear to be bright cyan blood vessels on the necks of the most senior, fully retired from public eye family members, never fail to reinforce the feelings of abnormality and fear.
Despite their secret life, the Idris are known for their dubious deals and shady business, while perfectly maintaining the aura of outstanding, honest customer service they are so renowned for. It is no secret though, that when they feel their interests threatened, none of them would hesitate to adopt extreme measures. No few were the cases of “mysterious disappearances” of small rival business strongmen, or of “miraculous turnings” of problem customers, into ideal clients.
Idris Incorporated now runs the largest bank in known space and have expanded into the field of power generation.
The bank has begun offering joining bonuses to those who work for other major inter-stellar corporations to draw people away from using the companies own banks (such as NanoTrasen's Bank). However, they are still in a struggle with NanoTrasen due to it's large employee base mainly using the company's bank as their method of storing funds, preventing Idris from having a large amount of members. This has caused strained relationships between NanoTrasen and Idris Incorporated.
Idris Reclamation and Idris Security Units
- "We have authority to reclaim your security as per your loan agreement. I am cleared to use reasonable force to achieve this directive. Do not resist."
Notorious across the known galaxy, Idris Reclamation Units are shell IPCs constructed and programmed to investigate, interrogate as well as reclaim securities and or assets from a client in arrears. Capable of excellent customer service and a novelty to agreeable customers, their notoriety stems from their inhuman treatment of "problem customers". In the interest of carrying out their various 'directives', Reclamation Units are programmed, and granted authorization for, the usage of 'reasonable force' against clients, though this reliably never trends towards irreparable injury or death. A majority of contracts are settled ‘diplomatically’, with reasonable force, in teams of two units. Idris Reclamation Units are designated by the prefix “IRU-” followed by their name. An example of this formatting is IRU-Name.
Idris Incorporated's Synthetic Department consists of both an investigative and asset reclamation division, as well as a security division. The Idris Security Division consists of medium to heavy class IPCs for use as bank security as well as higher risk reclamation contracts.
Known problematic clients will warrant the usage of the Idris Security Units. More often than not, these will consist of baseline and G2 chassis, though it's not unheard of to see different models. These teams are always accompanied by a human handler, who will be responsible for coordination and oversight. This is in order to manage the operation, authorize actions, command the unit, and secure any fallen members/equipment. The human handler will rarely engage in conflict directly, reserving the more dangerous operations to the IPC security detail units. IPC security teams consist of between 2-6 IPCs per human handler. Idris Security Units are designated by the prefix “ISU-” followed by their name. An example of this formatting is ISU-Name.
All Idris Security Units are expected to adopt the IRU- or ISU- prefix.
Hierarchy between reclamation and security units is often determined on a case by case basis by the units’ handlers. This ensures orderly and efficient management in environments where IPCs may be without the immediate oversight of their human superiors. However Idris Incorporated employees are always considered as possessing seniority to the IPC security and reclamation units. Both reclamation and security units are carefully monitored by their human handlers and undergo regular check ins. Uniformity and obedience is expected, where behavior outside the norm often results in severe punishment. Idris Security and Reclamation units are expected to wear the “Idris Unit coat” found in the Loadout under the Xenowear - IPC tab.
Given the sensitive nature of their field, Idris Incorporated synthetics are barred from acquiring freedom and if sold, their positronic brains are memory wiped. Synthetics that are close to paying themselves off are quietly transferred to other branches wherein such laws do not apply. Many IRUs and ISUs are sold second hand or loaned out to various corporations who usually utilize them for security or investigation work.
Relations with Trans-stellar Factions
Relations with all corporations are heavily tied to every echelon of even the most detached factions in the Orion Spur. As the corporations have seeped into every facet of one’s livelihood as far as the eye can see, few find it unimportant to maintain some degree of knowledge on the megacorps.
This megacorporation’s noteworthy relations with the major powers are below, and may be very important to you.
When megacorporations arrived to Crevus following first contact with the Tajara in 2418, none captured the eyes of the locals better than Idris Incorporated. The company enjoyed major success in the city in the decades since their establishment there. Idris products fly off the shelves and into the hands of buying consumers looking to hop on new fashion trends or to improve their own wardrobes. Any two-bit gambler worthy of the title or rich scion makes sure to wear at least one Idris watch or tailored shirt minimum when they’re out on the town. Tourists regularly come to Crevus on Idris transports to partake in a safer Tajaran cultural experience. The company is even patronized heavily by the ruling crime families that allow it to co-partner on some of their businesses. ISUs are present there as well to function as security for Idris employee housing at the Pam Hu District, the company’s mall, and are rented by some of the rich to function as bodyguards.
Crevan workers make up the bulk of Tajara that work for Idris. Those who enter the service economy tend to be run of the mill citizens or failed entertainers. Those who work for the security teams are former crime family enforcers. The skills these street-hardened men and women gained in that line of work translate well into the corporate environment they found themselves in after signing on. While their cheap price matches their quality, these Tajara make up for it with a vicious eagerness for their work. They can typically be found running night security, transporting credits, or as cost-effective security details. Due to the Tajara bans and prevailing xenophobia, Tajara were never used at Idris installations within the Sol Alliance or in Elyra. Recruitment of Tajara has steadily increased following the end of the Second Revolution.
Golden Deep Collective
Although opinions may differ between merchants, the Golden Deep and Idris Incorporated generally have an amicable, albeit cautious, relationship. Largely due to the Idris brand and an emphasis on customer service, many Idris retired synthetics from the service field find themselves purchased instead by the Golden Deep. Moreover the Golden Deep and Idris commonly engage in trade, supplying the mega-corporation with exotic luxury goods from across the galaxy. However some Golden Deep synthetics have voiced concern for the increased relations with the human run corporation.
Idris arguably maintains the best working relationship with the Alliance of any megacorporation aside from Einstein Engines thanks to its focus on luxury goods and banking instead of creating dangerous breakaway states or crashing the interstellar economy. The megacorporation paid its way out of nationalization efforts by the Alliance following the Solarian Collapse and continues to dominate the banking, tourism, and luxury goods sectors of the shrunken Alliance. While it does not dominate the Alliance's economy to the extent of other corporations Idris' deep banking and luxury goods connections throughout the Jewel Worlds make it extremely difficult to dislodge and quite popular among most movers and shakers in the Solarian political scene. While Idris Incorporated tourism facilities can be found throughout the Jewel Worlds - particularly on Europa - it has the most control over Silversun, despite protests from many residents of the planet at their home being turned into a massive resort for wealthy Solarians. Idris incorporated often does business with Einstein Engines in the Alliance, despite protests from NanoTrasen.