Graystone Industries

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Graystone Industries is a Caprica-based technology company created by Daniel Graystone, who is its CEO. The company was created more than 60 years prior to the Fall of the Twelve Colonies and is responsible for the creation of the holoband technology, but was later known for the technology that changed the human race—the Cybernetic Life-Form Node, or Cylon. Once the U-87 prototype Cylon was successfully demonstrated under simulated combat conditions, the Caprican Ministry of Defense awarded the company with a contract for constructing one hundred thousand copies of the robot (CAP: Caprica pilot).


The campus and buildings of Graystone Industries on Caprica.

Despite this, the company's stock nose-dived (CAP: "Rebirth"), a trend that would continue for an extended period of time. The financial future of the company was put into serious doubt when Daniel pledged on one of Caprica's most popular television programs to divert all profits from holoband sales and V-World space to funding anti-addiction efforts--affecting sixty percent of Graystone Industries' revenues (CAP: "Gravedancing"). In response, the board of directors began debate on removing him from the board, despite Cyrus Xander's recognition that Daniel himself "is the brand." Daniel countered with a demonstration of the U-87's unique capabilities, arguing that sales for both military and civilian applications would sustain the company and affect society in a far more profound way than the holoband (CAP: "There Is Another Sky"). The demonstration saved Daniel's position as CEO (CAP: "Know Thy Enemy"), but continuing inability to produce copies of the U-87 and the deadly escape of the U-87 culminated in the Ministry of Defense stripping the contract from the company and granting it to its chief competitor, Vergis Corporation (CAP: "End of Line").

Shortly after Tomas Vergis gains control of Graystone Industries, with the help of the criminal Ha'la'tha Daniel Graystone blackmails the board of directors into reinstating him as CEO. In despair and fear of the Ha'la'tha, Tomas Vergis kills himself. In return for their help, Graystone grants the Ha'la'tha partial ownership of the company and their followers are seen in influential roles throughout the company's buildings and projects for some time thereafter. Under Daniel Graystone's renewed leadership and especially following his thwarting of the Ha'la'tha's attempt to assasinate him and the STO terrorist attack, Graystone Industries rebounds tremendously and spearheads the integration of Cylons into Colonial society (CAP: "Apotheosis").

Personnel

Notes

  • The Graystone Industries building and campus are inspired by Microsoft campus' own look and feel.[1]
  • The roof of the headquarters building features a design of two coaxial pentagons, very similar to the design of the roundels on both the wings of Cylon raiders in the original series and on the sides of the Caprican Cylon Marine VTOLs in "Apotheosis".

References

  1. Drexler, Doug (31 January 2010). Drex Files: Caprica City (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 3 February 2010.