Hi! We'd like to see some of your records, please.Running the day to day affairs of a city like the Megacorpolis takes an enormous amount of data, and not everyone's so willing to just hand it over. Despite putting the Computer in charge of governing the Megacity, Corporations have things they'd rather no one know, not even their trusted friends, the Computer. For that reason, the Computer created the Auditors; hand-picked agents tasked with getting the information it needs, no matter the collateral damage required.
Data Retrieval At GunpointOnly the Computer knows exactly how many Auditors are active at any time, but the number is generally believed to hover somewhere around a hundred. Each Auditor is selected by the Computer, based on criteras that no one has ever really been able to figure out. They range from boring corporate drones to fiery malcontents plucked from prisons to do the work. Even Cybiders and Raffleraptor have been recruited into the rank of Auditors.
No matter where they come from, every Auditor finds a role within the organization that fits them like a glove, displaying talents and latent personality traits they didn't even know they had. The Computer has quite the sensor for coaxing quality out of its unlikely subjects in a way that makes HR firms around Megacorpolis jealous.
And suspicious.Acquiring these talents isn't always easy, and one of the Auditor's tasks is to make sure the Computer gets its man/woman/other.
There's reputedly even an intelligent Sewer-Gator employed by the Auditors, but everyone hopes and prays that's not really true.
A Day As An AuditorOnce an Auditors is recruited, they're kept on payroll but only called up when the situation demands it. When they're not on duty, they're doing their own thing, which means it isn't entirely uncommon for the Computer to have to bail them out of some sort of trouble when it needs them. Maybe half of all Auditors are on active duty at any time, with the remaining half split between being off to recovering from reconstructive surgery.
The pay is good, and the Computer, for whatever strange reason, treats its Auditors with a level of care and concern that leaves other Corporations puzzled. In exchange, they're automatically an enemy of almost every corp in the city, but for some of them, that's a bonus.
They even get vacation!Being an Auditor isn't exactly a highly desired gig, but those who are asked are seldom in a situation where they can decline.
In recent times, the Auditors have been more active than ever. Numerous, too. Corporations with something to hide have noticed the trend with some alarm, but no one has yet been able to figure out what the plan is. Some think the Computer is finally making its play to take over the city, while others think it's looking to finally find Fancy Ben, The World's Last Nuke. Others think that Corporate shenaniganery have just reached such an epidemic level that the Computer is struggling to handle the flood of raw data, and is looking to upgrade itself. Either way, it's probably bad news for somebody.
The ComputerRun from the Omegaplex Sector of the Megacorpolis, the Computer is an AI of enormous processing power and cognitive ability. It is what passes for a government in the Megacorpolis, giving a digital face to big brother.
Your friend, the Computer. It knows what best and will only make decisions for the Megacorpolis that is for the best. Your best. Trust your friend.
I AM (ABOVE) THE LAW!Although the Computer is technically the entity that determines and implements law and policy, the AI is bound by layers of protocol designed to stall any sort of robot/AI revolution. Not that the Computer would ever do something like that, of course. For that reason, it can be difficult for the Computer to access certain records directly. The solution? Nudge-nudge, wink-wink its way into giving Auditors a carté blanche on doing whatever they need to do, with a combination of clever legal language and arming them to the gills.
Through wheeling-and-dealing, subterfuge, or straight up sabotage, the Auditors powers are expanded in various EULAs throughout the city.