The Compass Union is a hungry young research-for-hire corporation out of Ticron. They have jumped on the advances offered by far traders with both feet, and are already making quite a name for themselves. They burst onto the scene with much fanfare when they were hired by Meteor Combine to plant new cold resistant strains of wheat in off-Vent arcologies. Somehow, they managed to maintain their independence, and are now looking about for their next big project.
Whispers are varied as to the Union’s history. The loudest and most believable suggest they are “reformed” science punks. Others imagine a darker history as psychic spies.