Nine Megacorporations in Amberzone
People call it the Amberzone, and it’s not a cheerful, friendly place. Mega corporations have ruthlessly consolidated power, and they make everyone, from the lowliest sage slave to the most powerful government leader, dance to their tune.
While technology has merged with flesh. Sorcery is still about, too slipery for minds of mental. All of the fair races of Elves, Dwarfs, Gnomes, and humans rub shoulders in the light, careful not to lift their boot of the neck of the less fair. Dragons and Unicorns aren’t just in adult colouring books, they own stock.
Many people sell their lives and the lives of their children to these megacorps, believing they have no choice, and the feeble safety that documentation earn them is worth the contractually lost freedom.
Below the Documented, there are the undocumented, scratching their lives out of the rust, dust, filth or what ever margin or wasteland they can calim an hold as their own.
In between theses two, there are PI-MERC(s), literally Pirate-Mercenaries, the few who have the skills, the guts, the gear and the nerve to stay independent, finding a way to live in the gray areas of a world not built with them in mind.
People who, who wants to hold on too, or take some things from some one else conducts deniable operations or special forces missions done in a manner to which even if the operators are caught or killed, cannot be traced back to the country that undertook the mission. Hence the country doing the mission can "Deny any involvement" .
If they’re real lucky–thrive in the corners and shadows of the world. They’re outlaws, but they’re tolerated by the powers of the world because they’re useful.
after all Pirate-Mercenaries are completely deniable.