Trading houses are the real powers in Europe with the Grandes Entreprises making up the biggest and most influential. The term Trading House is traditionally used but it encompasses manufacturers, traders, money lenders etc. all the same. Trading Houses scheme daily against each other while they maintain their iron grip on the continent, heedless of the damage they cause against the people or the very land itself.
The largest trading houses have strongly specialised, partially to avoid unnecessary conflict with each other, but still dabble in each others businesses. They are simply not especially known for products and services outside their niche.
Kupferhaus Fugger - main seat in Augsburg
renowned for using the first Söldner against the Société de Le Havre
Specialises in engineering large scale machinery and steel production.
Famiglia Cappello - main seat in Venice
Focuses on micro-scale machinery, especially medical tool and kybernetics. Cappello likewise offers the best training for doctors and kyberneticists outside Switzerland.
Atherton R.C.- main seat in London
Dominates the transport sector with its main pillars, ships, trains, planes and lighter than air vehicles.
Feeds all of Europe by specialising on agricultural technology.
@HaNagid - main seat in Córdoba
The spanish Grand Entreprise is the main producer of advanced fuel types and chemical products of all kinds.