|IC Date:||26 September 2218|
|RL Date:||26 September 2005|
|Story Arc||Brand New Sky|
At the beginning of the 23rd century, the Umbrella Corporation became the largest commercial entity in the world. Nine out of ten homes contained its products. Its financial and political influence was felt everywhere. In public, it was the world’s largest supplier of computer technology, pharmaceutical products and health care. But, even unknown to its own employees, its massive profits were generated from military usage, genetic experimentation and viral weaponry.
Four years ago, the Raccoon City incident revealed the true nature of the Umbrella Corporation. A terrified world sent its full strength into the American Midwest to cleanse the threat of the T-Virus from the world, and destroy Alexa Ashford’s mad scheme to recreate humanity in her own ghoulish image. They believed themselves to be successful in destroying the heart of the corporation, and the world’s governments began the much harder task of dismantling Umbrella’s capabilities to impose its will through force.
But that was not sufficient. Even as the company was visibly broken down, its darker elements retreated and waited out the storm. As the United Nations crumbled from within, the wicked men who had been at the heart of the company’s plans re-emerged, taking control of the company once more and resuming their nefarious plans. Led by Albert Wesker, a man who sacrificed his very humanity for strength and immortality, these men represent the most brilliant minds of their generation, and are turned to one goal: the acquisition of power.
Aztlan, hungry for an edge in their war against AI, joined forces with the ascendant Umbrella Corporation. The alliance is a marriage of convenience, with neither side truly trusting the other, but nonetheless poses a significant threat to the safety of the free world. Analysts have predicted that Umbrella, unrestricted from the United States’ traditionally strict biological research regulations, may be able to out-maneuver and out-innovate its nearest competitors. Some have even suggested that Dr. Ciel Mallory’s enhanced human program may begin to see an outlet in the marketplace with Umbrella’s continued presence, though Dr. Mallory has not made any statements either way as of yet.
Having combined their forces, Elpizo and Albert Wesker have become two of the most powerful men in the world. Combined, the two organizations are a financial and military juggernaut which demands the attention of the major armies of the world. With the potential for the creation of a new superpower, the scattered remains of Black SHIELD have begun to take notice. Many wicked men seek a new master to serve, one who can finally realize their dreams of wealth and power.
A new American century is at hand.
2. KMFDM – New American Century – Hau Ruck