History and Origins:
Based in Leeds, South Yorkshire, England, the Diamond Corporation is
a multinational corporation owned by billionaire wunderkind Fiona
Richards, who prefers to run the corporation hands on.
Richards founded the Diamond Corporation in 1992 after her invention
of working nanite constructor robots as a means for her to deal with
her sudden wealth and fame. She has guided it since then to
its current place of power in the current global economy.
Since its founding, the company has opened several subsidiary
branches, and has acquired and retained several other firms.
Some of the companies Diamond purchased in acquisition were merged
with the central company, on the whim of Fiona Richards.
Doctor Fiona Richards
Area of Operation:
Generate a profit. Develop new technologies and enhance
existing technologies. Assist in the fight against crime (both
mundane crime and meta-crime). Promote literacy and education
worldwide. Help increase the basic standard of living for
people all across the globe.
Inter-Group Relations: The employees of the Diamond
Corporation are very well paid and cared for. In addition to
salaries and wages that are notably higher than average for such a
corporation, the employees have access to in-house total-coverage
health care for themselves and their families, paid vacations each
year, and a college assistance program for those interested in
furthering their education. For the most part, this makes them
very loyal to the company, though of course individual workers and
executives vary in their opinion (as do all people). There
have been (and probably will be again in the future) employees who
quit (or were fired) under a cloud or in anger, but they are very
few and far between for the most part.
The Diamond Corporation
is made up of several divisions:
Diamond Aerospace builds luxurious and exclusive corporate and
private jets and airliners. Its experimental aviation branch
produces prototype aircraft for the British government, while the
military aviation branch designs and manufacturers jet fighters and
helicopters for the militaries of a dozen countries.
Diamond Agricultural runs farms and cattle ranches in the Midwest
United States and imports meat from Argentina and other companies.
Diamond Agriculural produces specialized products like "green
friendly" foods and natural lines with no additives and controlled
growing conditions. Recently, its begun concentrating on the
development of organic produce, as a result of changing fashion and
consumer demand. Most of Diamond Agricultural's products are
sold under the popular Gemstone Foods brand.
Diamond Chemical is primarily a research and development firm,
specializing in alternative power sources and ultra-light,
Diamond Electronics is a large consortium that manufactures portable
radios, stereo systems, movie cameras, measuring devices, scanners,
surveillance equipment, computers, and other electronic devices.
It also specializes in information technology, wired networks,
wireless networks, and space exploration systems and satellites.
Entertainment: Diamond Entertainment owns several
stadiums, arenas, and theatres in Europe and America, as well as
several newspapers and cable channels around the globe. It is
also the majority owner in Orion Pictures Studios.
Diamond Industries is a research and development firm used for
industrial purposes. The company studies, researches, and
develops cleaner manufacturing procedures. It also owns many
factories and normal labor unites, from automobile factories to
Diamond Medical is the sister company of Diamond Biotechnologies.
Where Diamond Biotech develops new medicines and medical
technologies, Diamond Medical is a medical insurance firm that
provides health care for millions of people around the world.
Also known as DiamondTech, Diamond Technologies is the largest
division of the Diamond Corporation. In addition to running
several laboratories for pure research and for development of new
technologies, Diamond Tech is involved in the retrieval and research
into alien technology.
Biotechnologies: Actually a subsidiary of Diamond
Technologies, Diamond Biotech is mostly responsible for the
development of new medicines, new medical procedures, and new
systems. The current "prime thrust" for research at Diamond
Biotech is focused on perfecting organ-only cloning for transplants.
The company is also involved in research into better brain surgery
methods and reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as fighting
those few cancers resistant to the effects of nanite treatments.
Diamond Shipping owns dozens of freighters and handles
three-and-a-half billion tons of freight each month.
The Diamond Corporation generally is seen as a benevolent force in
the world, or at least as benevolent as a
multi-billion-dollar-a-year, multinational corporation can be sees
as such. Diamond enjoys a particularly good relationship with
the militaries of several countries (notably the US, Canada, and
Great Britain), and is one of the primary suppliers of Checkmate's
weaponry and equipment. In addition, the corporation has
offered support (and occasionally funding) to several different
teams of superheroes, and regularly offers maintenance and repair to
the battlesuit used by Gunmetal, one of the Global Guardians.
In general, the Diamond Corporation is respected and well-liked by
the average person.