The Horizon Corporation

Horizon Corporation

An introduction to the ambitious business leaders of TerraGenesis 

The Horizon Corporation are here to talk money. They are motivated beyond the comprehension of those outside of their circle. Their core belief is that capitalism is the only way for us to reach our potential. One of the first powerhouses of private spaceflight, the Horizon Corporation dominates the interplanetary market. If you believe in the free market, you’ll get along well with them.

If this faction gets their way, we will soon witness the transformation of an entire planet into a new, corporate civilisation.

Ambitious and driven individuals 

With an emphasis on individuality, the members of this factor are motivated by their own needs, fears, and desires. A capitalist society on Earth has been very kind to them, enabling them to achieve a high level of wealth and status. Their focus and ambition has been used to maximise opportunities and climb the corporate ladder.

These capitalists are profit motivated at the expense of anything else and will stop at nothing to improve their bottom line. 

Expensive taste

Ever heard of living within your means? Not an issue for the Horizon Corporation. With seemingly unlimited funds comes an appetite for expensive clothing and products. Rocking designer brands at all times, living in luxurious houses with ornate decor throughout. The ultra rich will do outlandish things to one-up each other, such as purchasing entire fleets of starships or funding exploration missions to get their own personal exoplanet real estate. It’s rumored one member of the Matiba clan even brought back previously extinct species to keep as pets!

Being hyper consumers, members of the Horizon Corporation are addicted to buying new fancy products that they don’t really need. They do this in the belief that it will make them happy. Expect this faction to seek materialistic gains through the settlement of new planets in our universe.

Negative attention

Horizon Corporation

As you might expect, The Horizon Corporation catch a lot of stick for their exploits. Those from lower social classes consider them to be greedy and heartless, putting profit over equality and fairness. They worry that the Horizon Corporation will damage any planets they inhabit due to their reckless pursuit of cash and that the quality of life for those who are not able to “hack it” will suffer under the illusion of this ability to climb any ladder (despite the lower rungs being removed for the masses). It should be considered however, that the faction is a genuinely idealistic one. That is, they truly believe that free market forces will lead to a utopia for everyone. Many of the members are self-made winners, meaning that their grit and determination must be respected. 

There are also good things to come from the Horizon Corporation. The Horizon Corporation are exporters of wholesale consumer products, which in volume are cheaper for everyone. They own and run entertainment channels that are extremely popular worldwide. They may be at the top of the capitalist ladder, but through them there are benefits for everyone globally. 

A powerful faction

As we have seen, the Horizon Corporation are a rich, determined, and successful faction in TerraGenesis. They will do all that they can to create a planetary corporation that satisfies their desire to generate untold profits. Choose this group if you are a capitalist and believe that the competitive nature of the free market is the conduit for reaching our true potential.

The Daughters of Gaia – TerraGenesis Factions

A closer look at the nature loving, environmentalist faction of TerraGenesis

Daughters of Gaia

They may look like free-spirited and harmless nature lovers, but be warned: the Daughters of Gaia are known to break expectations. They are callous in the pursuit of their objectives, and this combination has made them a powerful force in interplanetary politics. The Daughters of Gaia are certainly an interesting faction to explore further.

Beliefs & Focus 

The Daughters of Gaia have a simple focus: to transform each world into its own paradise. Viewing entropy as sin, this faction believes that life is the greatest gift in the universe, and that we should spread this gift to every planet. They are one of the earliest groups that staunchly advocated off-world terraforming and habitability, believing that the Earth’s beauty should be prioritised over all other objectives. This dictates the way that they live, build, and rule. Beauty and nature-based artistry is consistent throughout everything the Daughters of Gaia do.

They are not all they seem

On the surface, they are a calm and peaceful people, with a graceful and well-mannered demeanor that represents their spirituality with the universe and their appreciation of nature. However, while seemingly harmless, the Daughters of Gaia can be surprisingly ruthless in the pursuit of their goals. Their Darwinian beliefs mean that they take a “survival of the fittest” approach, believing life as they know it is the strongest and most deserving of them all.

Nature inspired

Gaia poster

The Daughters of Gaia have a fluid aesthetic design, made up of clean and sleek clothing with plenty of bright and colourful detail. Their organic sentiment is reflected in their architecture, which combines indoor comfort with the beauty of the outdoor elements. Naturally, their home is a scenic and tranquil place and must be seen to be believed. The Daughters of Gaia are elegant, dressed in ornate, ceremonial clothing pulling from Earth cultures.

Strength in numbers

This faction has a close family bond, meaning they will stand by each other and defend themselves in numbers. They have a matriarchal social structure with female leaders, which has led outsiders to consider them radical feminists who denounce men. Those same critics may also argue that the Daughters of Gaia are spoilt, tree loving hippies who are born into privileged conditions that allow them to pass judgement on lower classes. Of course, those critics are often silent when they see a Gaian spacecraft approaching – a terror among the stars, striking fear in the hearts of those who know what’s about to come.

Masters of their craft

The Daughters of Gaia are masters of biochemical engineering, pushing life’s limits to its boundaries and beyond. By modifying the ecological conditions of other planets in their pursuit of paradise habitability, they create veritable Gardens of Eden to suit their own needs. Their experiments don’t always stop at planetary changes, however, as prominent Gaian scientists have been known to engineer and alter other lifeforms – humans included. After all, it is survival of the fittest – who’s to say humankind couldn’t be even fitter?

A powerful force

If it wasn’t clear already, The Daughters of Gaia are the most nature-focused faction in TerraGenesis. While they are not as industrious as the Sons of Hesphaestus, as populous as the UNSA, or as wealthy as the Horizon Corporation, their skills, demanded conformity among its membership, and their intense beliefs make them a force to be reckoned with!