The Evolution of Shadow
Once upon a time, there was a company named BMW that was the backbone of the Saeder-Krupp empire. A very smart lady named Wilhelmina Graff-Beloit owned it, having wrested it from the man who created it: her own husband. In 2037, in a move that may have coined the phrase “Never deal with a dragon,” the great dragon Lofwyr announced that, through various avenues, he owned a 63-percent share of the company’s stock and was thus taking over as president. He gave Mina the boot (after which she went up the well to the Zurich-Orbital Habitat in 2050 and spent her time stewing over it until she died), got rid of the current board, and completely overhauled the management. Through some very astute maneuvering, Lofwyr made Saeder-Krupp an even larger corporate empire, shooting it straight up into the AAA league. The dragon has lived quite happily ever after.
S-K jumped right in to the genes game soon after Ares made their research public. S-K, however, saw a different angle to make a profit from this technology. Skipping the vanity modifications, S-K has favored “combat-mods” in their research. They are pursuing increases in muscle mass, bone density, and skin thickness, and also additional limbs. These terrifying advances are still, as are all advances in genetic manipulation, in very early stages. However, Lone-Star and the US government have already shown great interest in their work.