GURPS War Z
“We change the world. Every day, in a hundred different ways.”
Abstergo Industries is one of the largest and most prominent multinational corporations of the modern era. Outwardly labeled primarily as a pharmaceutical development company, Abstergo Industries has been responsible for the majority of human technological development for the past millennia.
Despite genuinely contributing to the technological development of society, Abstergo Industries’ primary mission “is the procurement of advanced technologies through innovative and ethical research and development; and establishing a New World Order.”
As of the year 2011, Abstergo Industries had come under investigation by the United States Government for the “T-Virus” experiment and was due to have its accounts frozen.
Abstergo Industries is considered a major international player in pharmaceutical goods and medical supplies, along with more clandestine operations utilizing genetic engineering, their legitimate status being only a front for their secret research of bio-organic weapons, developed through the use of a unique virus discovered by the company founders shortly after the end of the Cold War. The company is also presented as having a more public face, producing cosmetics, consumer products and foods. One of Abstergo’s subsidiaries is ABCS (Abstergo Biohazard Countermeasure Service), a private military contractor with a highly-trained security force composed mostly of war criminals and exiled soldiers and capable of rescue and reconnaissance paramilitary operations; the corporation also uses its top-secret special forces group to secure and protect its assets and high profile employees. Abstergo established multiple secret research facilities to develop various bio-weapons. The most prominent research facility is located within the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Another research facility has been thought to exist somewhere in Losa del Obispo, Spain, the facility thought to develop the “T-virus”, a powerful mutagen that could dramatically alter living and recently-dead organisms.