One of the five corporations that make up The Conglomerate. Quark Industries began life as a weapon systems research and development firm for one of the major world governments in the late twenty-first century. In the centuries since then they have branched out into every conceivable industry and area of research. Of the five major companies that are members of the Conglomerate, Quark Industries is by far the most well-liked by the general population. They have a reputation as being fair, honest, and genuinely concerned about the people, both those that it employs, and those that use its products. The CEO of Quark Industries is a woman named Theresa Phazriad.