Corporate Profile


HQ: London, DS
PCK: Cyrus Mak is widely considered the most down-to-earth and approachable of the major PCKs. Mak routinely dresses in casual clothing and carries a datapad at all times, usually reading or making notes for himself as he goes. An earnest face, reading glasses, and a hairstyle that always appears to be just short of a bird's nest cap off the impression of an unassuming and earnest fellow worker rather than one of the most powerful men in the world. Mak is plainspoken and often has an expression locked in serious concentration when he is at work or in a wistful half-smile when interacting with others. Workers continually rate him very high as a leader; polls suggest Mak is viewed as approachable, friendly, and competent. All this might make the casual observer underestimate Cyrus Mak's talent for management at all levels. The Purus corporation is a sprawling giant with a hand in a vast number of projects, and assigning resources to ensure that all of them are well managed is a Herculean task. Mak has hired very talented executives during his tenure (notably snapping up Dr. Padma Lauritsen from her post at Ygauzes University), but he seems always to know about every aspect of the company when called upon. Mak's training is in architecture and design, but he showed strong skills in administration early on in his career; he rose quickly and steadily through the ranks into upper management. His ability to get along with people at all levels of his organization has made him a humble hero to the working men and women. His devotion to his workers has not always endeared him to his shareholders: more than once he has made decisions to maintain or improve the standards for his employees rather than bow to the pressures of the market. Though this occasionally has caused friction with the board and affected Purus stock prices, in the end such maneuvers have provided long-term employee satisfaction and, in return, workers give their all for the company. Mak has put some considerable company resources into exploring the Rain, though mainly in the areas of providing lift-off and support facilities for space exploration. Purus is consulting on DDH Matsaya's Kalpana space platform, and there has been some rumor that Purus is considering building (or may already be covertly building) its own rival platform. Like all the major corporate players on Ptah, Purus is building ships in privately held factories and launching from specialized facilities; thanks to existing infrastructure, Purus may be better positioned to field a fleet than any other company other than DDH itself.

Contractor Benefit: Thermocouple gearing greatly improved. Rockets are 20% stronger and can burn 20% longer in stage applications.

Purus By The Numbers:

Contractors In The Rain: 431
Operations In The Rain: 1,967
Total Rain Pay: $18,480,909.00
Average Ops/Contractor: 4.5638
Average Career Pay/Contractor: $42,879.14
Average Pay/Op: $9,395.48

Top Contractors:

Contractor Rank Operations Employed Pay to Date
1. Eros-B SOAM 49 Pakhons 6.3019 479,645
2. Nugget174601175619 SOAM 49 Pharmuti 3.3019 439,974
3. (null) SO3 49 Pakhons 7.3019 582,601
4. FeudalGibbon308 SO3 49 Phamenat 20.3019 1,033,151
5. Bey116 SO3 47 Payni 9.3019 748,117
6. Traznutz SOAM 47 Payni 5.3019 425,527
7. Nugget799409282629 SO3 46 Khoyak 12.3020 344,856
8. Invisible Bob SO3 42 Pharmuti 9.3019 1,100,371
9. Nugget222401194922 SOAM 36 Pharmuti 5.3019 363,590
10. Nugget210201180602 SOAM 28 Pharmuti 4.3019 224,375
11. His Name Is SOAM 28 Phamenat 6.3020 440,036
12. Nugget339404023704 SO3 22 Payni 18.3019 337,717
13. TJ SOAM 22 Payni 27.3019 272,335
14. Nugget452310262337 SO3 22 Tybi 10.3020 291,436
15. Nugget171001173628 SOAM 22 Pharmuti 3.3019 145,779
16. Nugget556508263958 SOAM 22 Athyr 9.3020 213,380
17. Nugget371305180735 SOAM 22 Mesore 4.3019 220,750
18. Nugget350204185438 SOAM 22 Epiphi 4.3019 218,310
19. Nugget632009274109 SOAM 21 Khoyak 11.3020 377,075
20. Tom SOAM 21 Pharmuti 24.3019 71,694

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