Megacorporations: Capitol

Diameter - 6,794km
Mean Distance from the Sun - 227,940,000km
Day Length - 24hrs, 37mins
Orbital Period in Earth Days - 687


Capitol was the first corporation to fully appreciate the commercial viability of colonizing the solar system. Taking the initiative they invested a massive amount of resources in the construction of a permanent launch facility and resource depot on the Moon. Their investment paid huge dividends as traffic throughout the solar system increased and all the Megacorporations began using the Capitol base. They developed a reputation for logistical expertise that persists to this day, for their supply lines and rapid deployment record is by far the most impressive of all the corporations.

Although Luna is now under Brotherhood control there exist strong ties between the commercial interests of Capitol and Luna (the largest city of the inhabited worlds). Capitol's stronghold now rests on Mars, where they control almost three-quarters of the planet's surface. They also maintain a strong presence on Mercury and Venus and have a number of well-established bases on the Imperial worlds of Ganymede.

Capitol is no stranger to the forces of the Dark Legion. During the Legion's first assault on the solar system they faced the full fury of its evil. Over three thousand years ago the red planet was named after the God of War and now, as the Dark Legion descends once more on humanity, the planet Mars is living up to its name.

Corporate Structure

Of all the Megacorporations only Capitol possess a true corporate structure, as every member of the population is a shareholder in the corporation. The corporation prides itself on being a democracy but the capitalist nature of its economy undermines this ideal. For in Capitol society, the number of votes you may cast is directly proportional to the number of shares you hold. Thus while the notion of equal contribution and opportunity is highly regarded the reality is very different. In the Capitol Corporation wealth equals power and power assures the accumulation of wealth. Thus, while producing a dynamic and unprejudiced corporation Capitol lacks the single-minded coherence of others whose identity is more a matter of heritage than personal gain.

At the head of the corporation is the President who is elected by the Board of Directors who, in turn, are elected by the shareholders. The President oversees the Board of Executives, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the corporation, though he or she retains ultimate power in matters of corporate security.


The heart of Capitol society is the capital city of San Dorado located in the highland region known as Tharsis Rise. Built within the protective shield wall of a long-extinct volcano it is a vast metropolis, second only to Luna City itself and rising above the city is the second largest Brotherhood Cathedral, resplendent in the red stone quarried from the surface of Mars. The Trans-Martian railroad links San Dorado to other cities on the extensive highlands, while the immense canyon of the Valles Marineris and several deep oceans separate the Tharsis Rise from other elevated landmasses such as Elysium Rise. Such oceans and fast flowing rivers have allowed all the other corporations to establish and maintain bases on the rocky surface of Mars despite Capitol's efforts to eject them. One of the most hotly contested areas is a broad front of trenches in the Rust Desert known as the McCraig line, here the forces of Capitol and Imperial bombard each other constantly even as they seek to hold their ground against encroaching forces of the Dark Legion.

Now the Dark Legion has returned and the Nepharite Warlord Saladin has rebuilt his Citadel on the exact antipode to San Dorado (the exact opposite side of the planet). Many other Citadels have risen up and Capitol struggles to contain the demonic hordes by surrounding the Citadels with extensive fortifications even as it continues to maintain its dominant position over one of the most hotly contested worlds in the solar systemn: Mars, the planet of War.


The citizens of Capitol have a reputation as freethinkers and to a large extent this holds true. They are not subject to the same strict indoctrination of the other corporations but neither do they need it, for the mechanics of their society appeal so strongly to basic human nature that little additional coercion is necessary. The corporation celebrates personal achievement and presents no fundamental reasons why even the most disadvantaged individual might not rise to eminence in the corporation by virtue of their own efforts. Thus many high profile citizens, whether in the military or commercial domain, revel in the hardship of their humble beginnings.


The Capitol military reflects the emphasis on individuality, which is prevalent in their society at large. They possess a large regular army but the majority of conscripts join up in the firm belief that they are destined for service in one of the special-forces divisions.

The Sea Lions, an elite force of marines trained in jungle, and amphibious warfare; perfect for the struggle along the Graveton Achipelago on Venus.

The Sunset Strikers, trained in martial arts to fight close-quarter battles with the forces of Mishima in the subterranean caverns of Mercury

The Martian Banshees, who have given themselves to defending the planet of war and act as a rapid strike force whenever the fighting is most fierce.

The Capitol Free Marines, who guard the secret of their driven aggression as fiercely as their reputation for being the toughest troops in the Capitol army.

The Capitol population reacts badly to excessive casualties. Costly campaigns can have a serious impact on electoral decisions made within the Board of Directors and as a result they favor long-range attacks and heavy air support. Indeed, some of the best pilots anywhere in the inhabited worlds are to be found in the Capitol Air Force, the CAF.

Capitol works on the notion that it would be foolish to attack them and if anyone has the audacity to do so they respond with massive retaliation. Their logistical expertise allows them to respond so quickly and effectively, that their enemies are often overwhelmed before they are able to establish an adequate defensive position.

The equipment of the Capitol military is mass-produced and not of a particularly high standard. However, as with the higher end of their elite forces, they are capable of producing some of the finest specialized equipment anywhere in the solar system.