The Wild Pines Group is one of the original Revacholian indotribes -- companies awarded royal monopolies by the king (the suzerain) himself, centuries ago. The king is long gone, but several of the indotribes remain. Wild Pines was responsible for developing Martinaise as a resort for their middle management. Unlike most of the Revacholian indotribes for whom Martinaise would be a fitting tombstone - they failed to adapt and were absorbed - Wild Pines evolved and changed to make the most of the changing circumstances. By '51 it's one of the richest corporations in the world, controlling 22 cargo terminals, employing 72,000 workers, and struggling to deal with the Dockworkers' Union strike in Revachol. Unwilling to bend to their demands, the corporation resorted to using paid strikebreakers - scabs - and mercenary squads to try and beat the 2,200 workers at the striking terminal B into submission. Its primary business is logistics and shipping, though it has many other interests, including oil and gas exploration.