The Mercenary Syndicate, more commonly known as the Syndicate, is the organizer of the Apex Games and the ruling body of a coalition of seven planets in the Outlands that are together called Syndicate Space.
History[edit | edit source]
The Mercenary 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, the withdrawal of both the IMC and the Frontier Militia, and the subsequent Outlands Civil War.
The earliest mention of the group's existence was 2440, when the simulacrum Revenant was first delivered to them for their use. In 2708, Revenant was active and was the culprit in the murder of con-man Marcos and Alanza Andrade on Olympus.
Following the conclusion of the Outlands Civil War in 2723, all six planets who signed the Mercenary Syndicate Treaty came under the rule of the Syndicate, the rest of the planets in the Outlands became the Fringe Worlds, free from Syndicate control. They then planned to revive the Thunderdome, an old bloodsport based in the IMC base at Kings Canyon, naming it the "Apex Games", named after the infamous Apex Predators, who was a member of the Syndicate. The games started sometime in 2729 and was a success, being one of the Syndicate's biggest endeavors.
Following the devastation to the arena at Kings Canyon due to an EMP attack on the island's Repulsor Tower, the Syndicate set about on rebuilding and adding new areas to their aging five year old arena. Subsequent attacks on Kings Canyon continued even after the EMP blast, including a hack to the arena's announcer system. This forced the Syndicate to temporarily relocate the Apex Games to another arena at World's Edge on Talos, where the Syndicate was reported to recently have had a run-in with Hammond Robotics.
A partnership with Hammond Robotics was penned before the entry of a sponsored competitor, Forge, who was subsequently murdered on World's Edge by Revenant. Scrambling to cover up their tracks and for their safety, the simulacrum was contained on the arena as a competitor.
With a change in the leadership of the planet Salvo, it formally joined Syndicate Space after a failed attempt in 2722. However, a terrorist attack by Margaret Kōhere, a Salvonian warlord, during Fuse's introduction to the Games threatens to complicate relations between Salvo and the Syndicate.
Structure[edit | edit source]
As its name suggests, it is a conglomerate of numerous mercenary companies, the Apex Predators being one of their most elite; how and why they banded together is still unknown though. Mentions of a "Syndicate Council" has been made, presumably the highest governing body of the Syndicate and composed of the leaders of its most powerful mercenary companies.
The Syndicate rules seven planets that have signed the "Mercenary Syndicate Treaty", altogether called "Syndicate Space". The actual contents of the treaty and the obligations that come with being under Syndicate rule are unknown, other than the Syndicate have complete authority over Talos, Boreas, Solace, Tartarus; Psamathe and Gaea were allowed to maintain their own governments and law enforcement, but agree to the rest of treaty. 
Subdivisions inside the organization include the Apex Games Commission which specifically manages the Apex Games, the Office of Public Relations headed by Jacob Young, and a Committee of Unification Board that headed Salvo's entry into Syndicate Space.
Member Planets[edit | edit source]
Known Members[edit | edit source]
- Kuben Blisk - Apex Games Commissioner
- Jacob Young - Prime Director of the Office of Public Relations
- Dr. Maxine Bateman - Medical Chief of Staff
- Pathfinder's Quest Chapter 1
- Season 2 Launch Trailer
- Crypto Season 2 Teaser
- An Attack on Kings Canyon? - Apex Legends Official Site
- Season 8 Launch Trailer
- From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 4.
- From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 9.
- From Pathfinder's Quest, chapter 8.