The Shadows of Oz
World Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, UCAS
Ares is sitting pretty after swallowing up a big chunk of former AAA
Cross Applied Technologies following the Crash. Run by wealthy playboy
Damien Knight, the corp has a reputation as a very “American”
outfit: gung-ho, militaristic, patriotic, and individualistic—Mom and
apple pie, in other words. Don’t let that fool you—sure, they’re one of
the better megas to work shadow ops for, but keep your eyes open,
because they can be as underhanded as the rest.
Ares specializes in law enforcement (Knight Errant, one of the
two biggest private security corps in the world, is a subsidiary), military
hardware and arms, aerospace (they own what used to be NASA
and have five orbital habitats), entertainment, automotive (the former
General Motors is also part of the Ares family), and smaller divisions
in many other areas.