Embrace the Future...
Founding of an Empire
Founded in the early 1950's as the Lawrence Group by Sir Roger Edmond Lawrence and his wife Diana Grey Lawrence, The former being a retired officer in the British Royal Marines who'd served in the Second World War who became disenchanted and hoped to use his families wealth to increase the survivability of the lowly infantryman on the battlefield. Based in Manchester, UK the fledgling business had a rocky start. With Post-War governments not willing to buy new medical equipment when they had thousands of tons medical supplies stockpiled from the previous war. Just when it seemed they would go bankrupt before even one major success another conflict arose. With the Korean War came a massive influx of business, new weapons requiring new means to protect and treat soldiers wounded on the battlefield. Within the first year of the war the Lawrence Group expanded into the Lawrence Corporation and three factories were bought and refitted to keep up with the massive need for supplies from the conflict. By wars end the company had gone through yet another change, acquiring or partnering with various arms, vehicle and clothing production companies to became Lawrence Industries.
The Cold War - Rise to Power
With the Cold War came a massive need for the various products that Lawrence Industries had to offer. Bandages and Bullets for the War in Vietnam, Experimental body armor for freedom fighters in South America, Helicopters and Cold Weather gear for the Falklands War, Jets and Grenades for the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Tanks and Mortars for the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980's. The list goes on and on, by the time it was over the Lawrence Industries logo was common place riddled by war, plague or disease. Medicines to fight the AIDS virus in Africa, Lawrence Industries patented 'Super Crops' to help combat famine in the third world and of course, all the bullets you could carry when diplomacy failed.
At the height of the Cold War the companies original headquarters had become to crowded to effectively managed the business, the founders deciding to move their family to New York, which lead to the construction of Lawrence Tower, a mammoth structure only a dozen floors shorter than the iconic Empire State Building. The towering structure houses a museum on the companies history, numerous research and production facilities, offices for everyone from corporations private attorneys to members of the board as well as the private residence of the founders, a luxury three story penthouse built atop their monument to success.
Tragedy and a Son's Return
In the summer of 1995 Roger and Diana Lawrence vanished when their yacht disappeared in the Caribbean, leaving the company without leadership until their sole surviving child, Malcolm, the middle child suddenly reemerged on the scene. Having disappeared from the public after graduating from University in England. With the handsome, charismatic and intelligent Malcolm at the helm the company experienced a new era of innovation and success. By the time 2000 rolled around Lawrence Industries was leading the world in the fields of Genetics, Medicines, Protection for Soldiers on the Battlefield, So called 'Smart Weapons' and Non-Lethal Weaponry.
Noticing the rise in government usage of private military contractors by world governments, Malcolm Lawrence saw fit to create his own, drawing manpower from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Spain, Brazil, China and various other military forces he created what would become known as:
Tactical Solutions International
Operating from several bases situated across the planet, TSI is capable of handling anything that most world military units are capable of accomplishing. Armed with the latest weaponry and armor, along with patrol boats, helicopters, armored assault vehicles and even a handful of prototype walker units created by Lawrence Industries Weapons Research Division after analyzing units employed by the Keresh Military during the Assault of Tenebrasque In controlled France. TSI employed contractors have made appearances in nearly every conflict in the past decade, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Honduras, Columbia and numerous others. In Lawrence Industries fashion, fighting alongside whichever side it is believed has the best chance of emerging victorious.
Owner and CEO
The leader and driving force behind Lawrence Industries, Malcolm Lawrence has long been at the top of the food chain in the world of big business. Firmly rooted among influential business owners such as Cassidy Lockheart-Starks and Victor Ross. Born in the Mega Corporations home city of Manchester, Malcolm was home school by the best tutors his parents could afford, later attending Cambridge, Yale, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Graduating with honors from all, earning several doctorates a full year before the norm. After his time in university Malcolm disappeared from the public eye, much to his parents dismay. The exact details of his absence are still unknown.
- This thread takes place in Lawrence Tower in New York
- Areas within the tower are; Malcolm's Penthouse and Office, Research Facilities, Main Lobby, TSI Contingent Barracks, Underground Facilities.
- If your going to attack the building, for whatever reason, try your best to sell it.
- Anyone is welcome
- No, You cannot destroy the tower
- Have fun