The Mercenary Syndicate, more commonly known as the Syndicate, is a conglomerate of various mercenary companies that was said to have "brought life and order" to the Outlands after the devastation brought about by the Frontier War and the withdrawal of both the IMC and the Frontier Militia.
The Syndicate Corps, formerly the Frontier Corps, was founded in 2711 as a publicly funded volunteer program whose primary mission is to provide social, medical, and economic development support throughout the Frontier while promoting mutual understanding among citizens. Prior to its reformation and rebranding in 2734, it was led by the President of the Frontier Corps. Lifeline has been using her winnings to help fund this organization.
After Torres Silva (under the guise of Eduardo Silva) was elected as the head of the Syndicate council in 2734, he reformed the Frontier Corps into the Syndicate Corps, placing Cherisse Che at its head. After this point, the organization was fully funded by the Syndicate.
Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation
The Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation, commonly known as the IMC, is an interstellar conglomerate engaged in interstellar mining, arms manufacturing, robotics, and most notably the creation of Titans. They are one of the major participants in the Frontier War.
Hammond Robotics is a company operating in the Outlands. Founded in 2131 by Dr. Heinrich Hammond, Hammond Robotics engages in colonial manufacturing, transportation, security, and, with the introduction of the Planet Harvester, energy distribution.
Its branding repeatedly emphasizes itself as the "New" Hammond Robotics, differentiating itself with its predecessor the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation, who was one of the belligerents in the Frontier War.
AI Logic is an electronics company founded in 2445 in Angel City, Angelia. One of the Frontier's oldest native corporations, it originally focused solely on repairs, but eventually was able to acquire dominance in the field of drone manufacturing and research and has expanded to other planets on the Frontier.
One of its subsidiaries, Chevrex, operates in the Outlands.
Altamirano Armory is an arms manufacturer operating in the Frontier.
They manufactured the Mozambique Shotgun.
Burrell Defense is an arms and Titan weapon manufacturer operating in the Frontier.
Chevrex is the Outlands subsidiary of AI Logic, owned and operated by the Che family. Specializing in drone manufacturing, one of its most popular products is the Security Monitoring Systems Drones (SMS Drones) which act as security cameras, motion detectors, and communication and recording devices.
It is unknown how Chevrex was spun off from AI Logic, with the earliest mentions of it existence being in 2658 when it provided funds for Project Iris' research into Branthium as an energy source. The results of the research greatly benefited Chevrex and it has since solidified itself as one of the most powerful companies in Psamathe, if not the Outlands.
The wife of CEO Darion Che, Cherisse, has extensive connections within the Syndicate and was instrumental in the negotiations surrounding the entry of Salvo into Syndicate Space. The Che family, and by extension Chevrex, also presumably has a seat in the Psamathe Planetary Council owing to the company's power and influence.
Emslie Tactical is an arms manufacturer operating in the Frontier.
They manufactured the Frontier War-era model Alternator SMG, the Alternator A-1.
Humbert Labs is a agricultural supply company based in Gaea. The company specializes in the manufacturing of pesticide gases.
Kodai is a corporation operating in the Frontier. They have two known subsidiaries, Kodai Industries and Kodai Mining.
Lastimosa Armory is an arms manufacturer that manufactured the R-series weapons (R-301 Carbine, R-99 SMG), the G-series light marksman rifles (The Frontier War-era G2A5, the G7 Scout), the Kraber .50-cal Sniper, the Mastiff Shotgun, the Prowler Burst PDW, the RE-45 Auto, and the Hammond P2020. They also manufactured the D-series DMRs (such as the Longbow DMR) and the L-STAR EMG, however these two weapons utilized in the Apex Games are provided by Wonyeon Interstellar.
Paradinha Arsenal is a corporation operating in the Frontier.
Proteus is a company based in Talos that specializes in manufacturing Neurointerfaces.
Their logo can be seen in various buildings in World's Edge that presumably must have been offices before the Epicenter explosion.
Silva Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company operating in the Outlands, with its headquarters at Psamathe. Founded by Torres Silva, its current CEO is Eduardo Silva. They manufacture stims employed by Stim Pilots during Frontier War, and later used by Octane.
They mass produced the cure for the Legacy Antigen caused by Medusa Vines on Olympus, the details of this event are told in the comic The Legacy Antigen. They also hosted the 9 vs 9 Control mode designed by Eduardo Silva in Season 12.
Siwhan Industries is an arms manufacturer operating in the Frontier.
Vinson Dynamics is a weapon and Titan manufacturer operating in the Frontier.
The company has the capability to manufacture Simulacrums, and was responsible for rebuilding Ash, a former member of the Apex Predators, following her destruction at the Battle of Typhon. It has conducted operations both for and against the IMC's Remnant Fleet. On the Apex Games, they are the manufacturer of the Charge Rifle model used in its arenas.
Wonyeon is an corporation operating in the Frontier. They have two known subsidiaries: Wonyeon Defense, an arms manufacturer and Wonyeon Interstellar, a technology company known for manufacturing weapon optics.
In Apex Legends, they are the manufacturer of the EVA-8 Shotgun, the Hemlok Burst AR, the VK-47 Flatline, the HAVOC Rifle (with assistance from Siwhan Industries) and the Apex Games models of the L-STAR EMG and Longbow DMR.
The Black Rattler is a mercenary warband operating in Salvo.
The CRC is an organization connected to the future of Boreas' moon, Cleo.
ECHO or Ecological Cleanup and Hazard Outreach is an environmental organization operating in the Outlands.
They set-up, operate and man the various ECHO camps scattered around Kings Canyon, including the Filtration Dam located on Spotted Lakes. ECHO later ventured to Storm Point to assist in removing the Downed Beast.
The Forgotten Families is a gang active around Harris Valley on Solace.
The Forgotten Families consists of a variety of former IMC loyalists. They have soldiers from a variety of backgrounds among their ranks, including from the ARES Division, 115th Orbital Assault, and 99th Hell Divers. Due to their loyalism toward IMC, they hunt for IMC Deserters and kill them.
Rene, the original holder of the title of Newcastle, had significant debts to the Forgotten Families, and attempted to sell the town to them in order to pay them off. Seeing as this was not enough, he repeatedly attempted to enter the Apex Games to fully remove his debt, failing nearly forty times. Despite the intervention of Jackson Williams, Rene was killed by the Forgotten Families, and he agreed to take his place in the Games in order to pay off the gang.
Their relationship to the Mercenary Syndicate is unknown.
Salvo M.C. is an outlaw club based in Salvo.
SARAS or the Search and Rescue Association of Solace is a humanitarian organization based in Solace.
Founded in 2525 by the Gibraltar family, SARAS's mission involves searching for missing people and rescuing those injured in outdoor activities, while also responding to requests for disaster relief and community protection throughout Solace. SARAS has various units such as the Solace Mountain Rescue, the Vehicle Search and Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue, and the Marine Search and Rescue.
SARAS functions solely on donations from the community of Solace City. Each member is either a part-time volunteer with limited benefits such as training and personal resources or a full-time volunteer who is provided with housing, family education, and medical resources.
The legend Gibraltar and his father Miko are members of this organization.
The Frontier Militia is an interplanetary militia consisting of various planetary militias, pirate organizations, and mercenary companies that banded together to defend the Frontier and their way of life from the IMC. They are one of the major participants in the Frontier War.
- Some companies in the game's lore are named after Respawn Entertainment employees:
- Altamirano Armory is named after Kristen Altamirano.
- Emslie Tactical is named after Joe Emslie.
- Lastimosa Armory and Brockhaurd Manufacturing are based on Ryan Lastimosa's surname and username respectively.
- Vinson Dynamics is named after Rayme Vinson.
- Pathfinder's Quest pp. 17
- Transition - Strong-Arming
- Out-of-game media - Backs\ash
- Family Secrets Chapter 2 - "Eavesdropping & Enmity"
- Stories from the Outlands - Hero
- Pathfinder's Quest pp. 31