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Evil Incorporated: 10 Pentex Subsidiaries

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A Thousand Mouths, and a Bottomless Stomach

Pentex is not, strictly speaking, a company. Pentex is a huge network of interlinked companies that are joined together through both formal and informal networks, bent toward similar goals. There is no stock market entry for "Pentex" used by traders, and it isn't a single conglomerate one can buy stock in, or get a job working for. Rather, it is a hydra made of capitalism. It bears a thousand names, and every time someone manages to shut one connected company down, it seems like two more rise to take its place before the market opens on the next business day.

The central theme of Pentex as an antagonist is that it is what happens when greed, exploitation and "infinite" growth lead to corruption of mankind's heart and soul. Whether it's energy companies dumping toxic wastes into drinking water in search of more profits, slum lords squeezing the disenfranchised for every penny they can get out of them, or laboratory experiments creating legions of horrible monsters while testing their latest concoctions, the various firms and companies that make up the conglomeration that is Pentex will do anything in their pursuit of power and profits... no matter who gets hurt along the way. Sometimes Pentex is extreme, including elements like dark web arms deals, experimental drugs, vampire CEOs and a variety of other outlandish scenarios. Other times, though, Pentex is banal, just filling out paperwork and processing tasks on the assembly line to the apocalypse.

For Storytellers who want to introduce Pentex as an overarching antagonist in their World of Darkness games, the following subsidiaries can all be used to drive plot, and to bring players more deeply into the mega-conglomerate's orbit. And remember, even if your players utterly defeat these firms, they are just one, small, fraction of the beast that is Pentex. So let your players have their victories, because there will always be more corporate dragons to slay tomorrow.

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