Clovis Bray (corporation)
Clovis Bray was responsible for the construction of the Dust Palace on Mars as well as assisting in the funding and subsequent construction of Freehold. The Crucible map Blind Watch is located atop an old Clovis Bray facility on the outskirts of the city, and Skyline is situated within the Clovis Bray Health Center.
The organization was responsible for a number of cutting-edge scientific and technological breakthroughs throughout Golden Age including "Transmission" and SIVA. While Transmission was intended to enhance the strength, speed, and intelligence of prospective colonists using nanomachines, SIVA used nanomachines to break down matter and reconstitute it in order to rapidly construct entire cities. With the Transmission project eventually being shuttered after it caused unforeseen side-effects in test subjects, Clovis Bray focused entirely on SIVA, which was subsequently completed and approved for deployment. During SIVA's development, Dr. Zarin Shirazi's confidence in SIVA's capabilities led her to neglect adding safety measures such as a kill switch. Following an incident where a test subject was made mute by the effects of SIVA, however, Zarin resolved to propose a failsafe for future nanotech development. Upon SIVA's completion, the first SIVA replication chamber, Site 6, was built within the Cosmodrome in order to outfit the colony ships.
By the time of the City Age, the work and surviving records of Clovis Bray had attained a near-mythical reputation, with some going so far as to assert that the corporation single-handedly sustained the Golden Age and was an epitome of innovation. During the Owl Sector's investigation of the Transmission incident, however, previously suppressed Clovis Bray records were uncovered, revealing the conglomerate to be more reckless in their pursuit of new advances than previously assumed.
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