The Serpentis Corporation was founded a few decades ago by V.Salvador Sarpati. At first it was engaged in hi-tech research, but with time its ties with the underworld grew and the Serpentis research stations, scattered around in remote areas, became infamous pirate havens. Sarpati made a deal with the Angel Cartel early on to provide protection for his stations and the duty was taken on by the Guardian Angels. Both sides have prospered enormously for this deal - Serpentis can operate in peace and the Angel Cartel gets access to the illegal research efforts of the Serpentis.
It is strongly believed that Serpentis is the main developer and manufacturer of illegal neural boosters, especially since Sarpati's father was a renown specialist in that field. The home of Serpentis is in the Phoenix constellation in the Fountain region.
The Serpentis Corporation is a cutting-edge research, development, and manufacturing corporation specializing in biochemistry and the production and distribution of high-technology pharmaceuticals. To put it more bluntly, Serpentis is one of the foremost manufacturers and smugglers of illegal drugs in New Eden. Concentrating primarily on the lucrative Gallente Federation market, Serpentis networks ship neural boosters and other drugs across the cluster in vast quantities every day. As a major source of illegal drugs and the crime associated with them, the Serpentis are high on the priority list of criminal organizations monitored by law enforcement in New Eden.
While Serpentis networks uncovered in the core empires are more or less readily dealt with by the authorities, the one advantage that the Serpentis Corporation holds over many other drug syndicates is its control of the Phoenix constellation of systems in the outer region of Fountain. Over the years, the Serpentis have established many subsidiary facilities and installations in neighboring regions and the hidden folds of deadspace. Their alliance with the Angel Cartel has brought them both additional security and a foothold in the Curse region, where they have many manufacturing and storage stations. From their well-protected bases in nullsec space, the Serpentis are able to control a large portion of the illegal booster market with little concern for the forces of law and order.
The Serpentis Corporation was initially a Gallentean research firm that evolved into a drug cartel. The Serpentis Corporation is believed to be the biggest producer and distributor of illegal neural boosters. They have employed the Guardian Angels to protect their assets in space.
Serpentis Inquest is a offspring of the Serpentis Corporation that is also a research company, but instead of focusing on neural boosters Inquest is researching black cyber implants and alternative cloning methods.
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