Within Seattle's Shadows
Aztechnology, headquartered in Tenochtitlan, Aztlan, is the second largest corporation in the world and the largest corporation in North America. Aztechnology is the number one producer of consumer goods in the world. It is also number one in the Magical Industry. The corporation strongly supports the Aztlaner government, which in turn enacts a number of laws to the advantage of Aztechnology. The corporation is privately owned and does not disclose the names of its shareholders and board members. On the other hand, it heavily uses publicity to support its foods and consumer goods sales.
Aztechnology was formed in 2007 when a group of drug cartels purchased a resource development company and renamed it the ORO Corporation (ORO stood for Ortega, Ramos and Ortiz, the three major cartel figures who founded it). A year later, large deposits of molybdenum were discovered off the Panama coast, in an area where the sole exploitation rights were held by ORO. The resulting windfall ensured ORO’s ascension into the ranks of the foremost industrial corporations.
ORO swiftly transferred its headquarters to Mexico City (now renamed Tenochtitlan) and in 2022 renamed itself Aztechnology. The corporation spent the next two decades assisting Aztlan’s expansion both north and south of its Mexican core, until the country (read: the corporation) stretched from northern Colombia to the former US Southwest.
When Aztechnology ordered Aztlan to nationalize all other corporate assets in its territory in 2044, the other megacorps responded four years later by assaulting Atechnology’s Ensenada facilities. With the Corporate Court backing its enemies, Aztechnology had to negotiate; however, during the subsequent Veracruz Settlement the company managed to limit the penetration of Aztlan by its rivals.