Terranova Corporation was - and remains - one of the world’s leading aerospace and weapons firms. In 2060, the corporation began fortifying its already massive facilities in the Yucatan, expecting to be targeted as war spread. Terranova also began assembling a substantial security force, recruiting military and ex-military personnel from around the world to build and train a private army. As war came and went, the Yucatan remained relatively untouched, and Terranova’s facilities began attracting thousands hoping to find work and a home. The corporation recognised the need to bring others into the fold and began inviting partner corporations to the Yucatan, establishing what has become something of a Silicon Valley South (4.2.6).