The Evolution of Shadow
It starts with Damien Knight. No one had heard of him before, but they sure did after the Nanosecond Buyout in 2033. With this programming feat masterminded from Stockholm, Sweden, he managed to buy 22 percent of Ares Industries and make himself CEO Leonard Aurelius’s rival for control of the corp. Some say that he did it with the great dragon Dunkelzahn’s help, and some say that Knight used to be
Echo Mirage’s ex-team leader David Gavilan, gone underground and reborn. Whatever the truth of the matter, no one can say that Damien Knight is not a savvy corporate shark, because he’s been swimming
Ares is widely recognized as the first corp to have any measure of success in the field of human genetic modification, though most corps now have some level of research in the field to match. Ares was the first to successfully modify humans to have higher metabolisms, different hair, skin, and eye color, and grow less or more body hair. The process is still far from perfected and the success rate is startlingly low when modifications are made to adults. However, now that several other corporations have joined in the research race, large strides are expected with the next decade.