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The GMG was founded 309 years ago by Aamei traders to protect their interests. Since
then it has been opened to all types of commercial organisations, and virtually all
companies with interstellar interests are members. Its core functions are to provide
security to its members, a trade information network known as MEX, and to an
intergalactic banking service. The Bank is the central clearing bank of CivCore, and
its currency, the Talerion, is accepted throughout CivCore at least as a second
currency, and is often preferred, as it is very stable. Major members are
CivCoreTeleVision (CCTV), Galactic Enterprises and Mining (GEM) and the Old and
Glorious Interstellar Freight Company to name a few of the largest companies in the
CivCore: most interstellar companies are members.
The GMG is run by the Managing Director, who is elected every five years by its
members. It is a very powerful organisations, when its members can agree about a
certain matter, what extremely rarely happens.
StarMerc is the CivCore's largest single corporate entity. It split from the GMG 140
years ago, and fought the GMG for three years in the so called Corporate War, until
both companies reached a sensitive status quo. StarMerc is run by a giant
bureaucracy, with many layers of management. While it sells and produces everywhere,
it suffers from the attempt to always act alone and unaided: especially by members of
Around a hundred years ago Havena, a Helyan woman, convinced soldiers and officers
from all known planets to follow her to the destroyed system of Grangor, home of the
ancient Oracle, where they constructed giant bases. The CCF have since then been
averting unwanted wars all over CivCore, saving millions of lives. For over 60 years
the CCF saw it as their duty to protect the HCPD. To this end, there were extensive
covert and intelligence operations.
Recently, the CCF has further emphasised its role for peace, changing its official
title to the CivCore Force for Peace. This was done under the leadership of Grand
Admiral Nimyek. (see history)
The Algol game worlds use cutting edge technology to create almost any gaming
experience players may desire. Although most games are conducted via the Matrix, the
most prestigious are in the Muat-Tien Battlegrounds, which are used as a relatively
safe forum for the settling of differences, and also for commercial gladiatorial
combat. Regular winners of these public tournaments become household names.
The HCPD is now defunct, after a scandal involving a computer security breach
resulted in the revelation that it was a cynical hoax, its purpose to gather
information and power. The current whereabouts of the former High Priest, Tarek, is
The Party at the Palace of Perfect Penultimate Pleasure, previously a large pink
interstellar-travelling, peaceful disorganised brothel, is now a large black
interstellar-travelling, peaceful, disorganised brothel with some nasty looking
modern weaponry. The reason for the change is unknown.