Markus Kranos

Little is known about the inventor of shock technology. It is rumored he had the government destroy all records of his existence as part of the licensing deal for shock tech so no hint of his invention could be gleaned by competitors, even though that notion strikes most as absurd.

He lives—supposedly alone—in the Kranos tower in Chicago. The sleek black spire is the tallest building in the city-state, reaching higher even than the capitol tower. Markus allows very few organizations the right to use his technology, and his reasons remain a mystery. However, multiple distribution plants across the country provide thousands of jobs to private citizens. The parts are shipped back to Chicago where they are constructed in the massive factory built beneath the Kranos tower.

Shock technology is the basis of all CoreTech engineering, without which the skies over every city-state in the country would still be empty.