As of Age of Imperialism, Maverick Inc U.S has closed, and the corporation still exists, albeit more amorphous than it did before.
"One mind, any weapon. Act like a man of thought. Think like a man of action. Power perceived may be power achieved. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Become that which your enemy fears the most. These are the doctrines of a great Warriors, Kings...and Heroes"
-Stephen C Hogan
It is very often that they are called mercenaries and "cape killers." However, this is not technically the case and they are not classified or recognized as such. The Corporation known as Maverick is a multi-national multi-billion dollar private military corporation, or PMC for short. The entirety of their job in some way, is rooted towards security, however, many know that sometimes the greatest defense is a strong offense, and thus, the corporation's influence and presence extend far and wide, bringing a variety of people of many different folds, from many different backgrounds for many different reasons.
Whether they were ex-special forces, convicts, police, army, marines, from other private military corporations, skilled civilians, rich or poor, they all now serve under the corporate entity that is Maverick Incorporated.
Maverick is a rather obscure corporation that is in actuality not well known by the public, with their American branch based in Denver, Colorado. It is not impossible to find information on them at all, but it difficult to come across, it's usually something that among the majority of the populace that must be researched and searched for on the internet to find what little information they can about the corporation.
It's origins go back for some time, when it was a much simpler security firm in the 1970s, founded by their CEO Jonathan F Bold. Starting out as a small firm, they mostly did work in third world countries located in Africa and the middle east. However, as problems and unrest began to reveal themselves throughout the world, the man soon sought to turn his company into something larger, something greater. He sought to use the growing conflict of the world to grow, and began to train his men to take on a wild variety of threat. He and his force were successful, making a name for themselves as the participated in a variety of Civil wars throughout Africa, being funded by the U.N to aid with Humanitarian efforts. Soon, they grew more in power and as extra normal threats began to arise, the man saw an opportunity to create something the world seemed to lack, a group of mortal men capable of combating it.
And thus he began to train his men to do so, and with his acquired wealth, soughtto advanced his own technology, hiring a numerous amount of the many great minds in the world, some found out in the open making huge leaps and bounds, some found in the dirt, scientists who invented and use their minds to survive. They would come and they would be found, some of them former tech-based supervillains, now hired by the corporation to propell their technology decades ahead of their competition, their growing corporate influence allowing them to pull people from many places.
Today, their level of technology is decades ahead of most modern day technology and in actuality if it was all available to the public, it would revolutionize the world. They have abundant energy through Nuclear fusion based on Helium-3, having basically free energy. In addition, they have highly advanced 3D printers capable of making a variety of smaller items with extreme precision out of most any material malleable to a degree. Able to print with microscopic precision, they can make small objects, electronics, various parts and an endless assortment of small 3D objects, though on a smaller scale. Larger printers can make larger items and help in their manufacturing. Recent acquisition of directed energy weapons from Henosha have sent their directed energy based weaponry leaps and bounds ahead. Their weapons can only be described as next gen, and are a force to be reckoned with by army and powerful metahuman alike, being highly advanced versions of modern day military technology, but taken to a level of refinement and efficiency unseen mostly day military.
Medical technology includes advanced gene engineering, biointegrated technology, advanced synthetic biology as well as a budding prosthetics and cybernetics division. Most any soldier can have limbs and organs fully regrown or replaced. Augmented special forces are all genetically engineered super soldiers who do not age and have potential to accumulate centuries of combat experience. Weapons are on par with, slightly above or drastically ahead of most modern technology. However, they lack the ability to make anything that defies physics. The mutant/meta-gene cannot be properly engineered by them, which is something the government and some armed forces projects have on them. They do not have any vibranium whatsoever and adamantium is still something they are attempting to obtain for their own use. Exotic elements and technologies such as these allude them, however, much of their technology more then compensate for it with such reactive technology able to counter and block such weaponry.
However, with all this advanced technology, manpower and destructive capability, you are only as strong truly as your weakest link, the man in the machine. And thus, Maverick seeks to make it's men as adaptable as they need to be.
They are a varied group, with it being common having some sort of history in the armed forces. However, many of them are from third world countries, recruited from chaotic lands and given citizenship in another country and trained to become loyal to Maverick themselves. Others have training from previous experience in the armed forces, which is preferred. Ex-special forces often come into their fold, usually becoming apart of the little known Maverick Shadow Company. If there is anything the armed forces excel at, it is tactics and mental conditioning, something Maverick takes many ques from, indeed, having it's base being so strong in the armed forces, they likely would never exist without it.
High level metahumans and mutants are often not included in Maverick, not because the corporation itself is racist against them. Practically, they are often difficult to control and sometimes present a threat to their own teammates. Other times, they simply lack the ability to become as skilled as a soldier, as most people simply don't have what it takes, and mutants have even less among themselves who can endure the training the armed forces can deliver. Indeed, most mutants and metahumans who have the skill to join Maverick and endure military training are apart of Venezuela's military.
However, they have long since surpassed it, having currently more contractors then the United Armed Forces has soldiers, and has one of the largest standing armies in the world. That said, being that the armed forces have seemingly not advanced at all in general despite the numerous advanced technology about them, and often having their army be used as fodder for other forces, Maverick was eager and key to fill for roles where they fell short.
In the present Maverick's operations are various. They are well known to the corporate and government underworlds (as well as the higher portions of organized crime) for their escorts, saving high value officials and wealthy from conflict that could otherwise end them, such as in the Bedlam Breakout and the Mutant Terrorist attack on DC and Washington. Other times, they are involved in humanitarian efforts, being involved partway into and near the end of the battle of Henosha, aiding the U.S in bringing down the walking tyrant dictator. As well as combating highly dangerous threats to humanity, such as the Somalia AI incident, in which a rogue AI attacke the city of Mogundusha in an attempt to forcefully liberate the populace from poverty, with much of the population still missing to this day. They have many contracts in various areas of the continent of Africa, defending businesses such as oil and mining companies, as well as defending conveys from bandits. They also do work with the U.N, often defending their facilities from local threats such as power mad warlords, as well as at times launching operations against them if necessary.
Thusly, as a whole, the corporation can considered, Who they work with depends all on the person themselves. They will not work for or provide security simply anyone who throws money at them. Such as known terrorists and other threats to global stability. They exist to combat such things, though making decisions that are morally controversial. The people in the corporation are people, and thusly as individuals, the corporation cannot speak for if they are "good" or "evil" as there are many among contractors who fit within and also out of these monikers.
Maverick's American division is based primarily in Denver, Colorado. It is by no means the only base they have, and to destroy it would be like destroying the head of a multi-headed Hydra. But, it is a large location. In actuality, Maverick practically owns a sizeable area of the city all for themselves and their use.
Indeed, the area can be branched off into many different parts because they own not only the building but basically all non-government property in the area. Civillians are still free to roam the area as it is technically government property but surrounding businesses and buildings are all but owned by them.
With this, Maverick was also able to deploy a small private "police force" comprised of M.U.Os who patrol and watch over the area with M.S.Cs being in high density near the building with crime in the area being shockingly low, and Maverick often intervening with any extra-normal threats in the area. The people are surprisingly accepting of men with assault rifles patrolling about, with the state of the world today, it makes them feel actually safer. Ordinary crime simply does not survive in this city and the concept of a privatized police force though it has met some controversy, it has it's supporters now as well among those who know of them.
A rather large office building of 75 Floors in total, the building is rather tall. This is Maverick's corporate Headquarters, a place of business where office work is done by civilian employees, who serve as the "Backbone" of the corporation, with soldiers being the arms. As well as the Corporate heads. Most anyone who can actually meet with their heads, meet here.
Other such things as logistics and the management of money occur here, however, what goes on beyond paperwork within the walls of this building is for the most part, unknown.
However, the area is meant to be welcoming. Guests are allowed in certain areas provided they have a guide with them. However, the upper floors are reserved mostly for EMPs.
Maverick's security measures are ever expanding, ever adapting. Like an organism, the building will adapt to attacks launched towards it and that are attempted towards it.
Personnel are very quickly cleared from the interior of the office building. They are generally all valued personnel who are rushed out in case of any sort of large scale attack. Security is quick to keep track of where a theat is and isolate it.
One of the most basic defense to the materials however are the materials, as it was built to last. The materials allow it to sustain immense out of damage through it's durability. Nano-cellulose reinforced superconcrete gives it the capacity to take many a superhuman blow before they make it in as well artillery, with a strength able to resist blows in the thousands and having an immense tensile and compressive strength. The building can shrug off an 8.0 earthquake on the Ritcher scale.
In addition, the building itself does incorporate defenses to even deflect earthquakes themselves using metamaterials.
Using these, they can actually deflect earthquakes away from themselves and surrounding structures around themselves, though it can cause more damage to the surrounding area in the process.
However, Maverick's primary defense towards powerful visitors and craft are it's reactive series defenses, designed to defend against aircraft, speedsters and incoming projectiles. This defense consists of an array of lasers all about the buildings structure, cloaked and hidden from the visible light spectrum. The weapons reveal themselves when activated and resemble something of a gleaming spear. They then fire powerful blasts at their target, commanded by it's defense system, it has relativistic due to Maverick's technopath resistant supercomputers and most anything hypersonic and sub lightspeed are stunned or vaporised on the spot. Aircraft are shot out the sky and disabled by the EMP effect of being flash converted into plasma. Windows are made of a form of transparent aluminium, and advanced blast resistant glass, able to easily take blast waves from high explosives. Distant targets or those around corners can be acquired via satellite and targeted with micromissile swarms deployable from various hidden turrets around the building itself, seeking out would-be-attackers who would decide attack, using very potent explosives.
Another notable use is the adjustable metamaterial cloak on the surface, this serves to deflect electromagnetic energy attacks, such as lasers and EMPs. Magnetic shielding is ineffective against most kinetic projectiles, however, an intense magnetic field can be generated in order to deflect particle beams and plasma base weaponry that might be used against it.
The rest of the arsenal among Maverick's security personnel consist of people among Maverick's divisions. ENCU (Extra-normal combat Units), Maverick Shadow Company, Infantry,and M.U.Os are all involved among their security forces.
Numerous people have attempted to stealthily enter Maverick, only to be found and countered time and time again. Ex-Special forces, CIA and other masters of stealth serve as advisors and overseers to security council, with them being prepared for for a variety of the more stealthy extra-normal foes.
- Cameras feature Omni-lense technology, allowing them to view most the entire electromagnetic spectrum and are made to auto-detect faster than sound objects
- Scanners at the entrnace can detect not only non-metallic weapons, but anything using metamaterial microwave scanners. A single molecule of explosives can be found and any abnormality in DNA or the lack of it, can be detected by it's database. Anything unknown to it will alert security.
- Invisible people and entities encounter pressure plates that allow their physical presence alone to give them away.
- Motion sensors and various invisible lasers of a variety of spectrum detect slight sounds, shifts and vibrations in the air caused by one sifting through it . Even if they are unable to be detected by the electromagnetic spectrum. Even if they are completely silent and invisible to the electromagnetic spectrum.
- Certain areas are lined with dense materials to combat phasing.
- Micro-thin high strength carbon nanotube cords serve as a simple yet deadly defense against speedsters. Much, much stronger than conventional steel and simply too thin to be detected by the naked eye, they are simply still cords. Their sharpness means that even a normal human can run into them if they are active and cut themselves into pieces.
- Security technology relies on nothing wireless and is highly EMP resistant. Meaning trying to hack vital from outside the building, is fruitless. If one does manage to get inside, they'll find the constantly shifting Quantum Encryption difficult to hack.
- Typical high powered defense turrets.
- Extremely small vents, with similar detection systems.
- Personnel are stationed in obvious places. The sewers are patrolled, vents are watched and there are guards on the rooftop, many of which lightly geared so as to be able to maneuver through them.
- Most of all, guards being aware of the existence of teleporters, things existing in other dimensions and other such things. General knowledge of metahumans and typical magical abilities.
- Security camera access outside of the building as well as Recon teams to keep track of all current happenings
Combined with the Arsenal and resources Maverick has at their disposal. They are very difficult to infiltrate overall.
Sometimes seemingly ever present in anywhere with infrastructure, Maverick stands by to deploy anywhere, launching men mentally ready to fight anything. Superhuman, god, demon, omnicidal maniac or otherwise. As powerful as their weapons are, pen and paper allow much of it to happen, some of the most vital being here.
- Most general rules apply, though there are exceptions
- The area around Maverick is open but the HQ is difficult and for some rather impossible to sneak into directly.
- Maverick Arsenal part of my profile goes more in depth with weapons, equipment and resources, though it is incomplete.
- Spying on the place is allowed, but expected relation.
- PM if you wish to launch anything major here.
- If outside the HQ, sell the guards and don't make them exactly look like idiots. That said the ordinary guards are not infallible. Inside the HQ, you can definitely expect retaliation.
- If I control the soldiers, then do not auto hit them. They will otherwise function as player characters if I step in with them.
- Do not control the Shadow Company or ENCU. Only the ordinary guards if you have to.
- Expect the security measures to be added onto more and more,and for this place to be frequently updated. And so are the weapons and technology on profile.
- Mr. Bold has a secret profile within my blogs that details his true abilities.
- Purpose of this place is to mostly be a place of business.
- I am open to constructive criticism, ideas, suggestion, general feedback and typical OOC tomfoolery :)