|She looks like someone you don't want to mess with|
Earlier this month, the first leader out of eight was revealed for Firaxis's upcoming game Civilization: Beyond Earth. Suzanne Marjorie Fielding of American Reclamation Corporation (ARC) appears to be the Western, capitalist, corporate faction and now we have Daoming Sochau of the Pan-Asian Collective (PAC), an organisation that is a successor to the People's Republic of China (and assumably its allies/satellite states). The PAC seems to have senior officials that value harmony and political stability, thinking that colonising a new planet would endanger the status quo, however Daoming Sochau thinks different. She believes the risk is worth it lest China... I mean PAC falls behind.
Here's a theory for you - what if these eight factions are meant to have analogues to the seven factions in Alpha Centauri? So if we've already got a CEO Nwabudike Morgan (Suzanne Fielding) and a Chairman Shen-ji Yang (Daoming Sochau) then maybe the remaining faction leaders might be similar to the following:
- Corazon Santiago's Spartan Federation (militarists)
- Lady Deidre Skye's Gaia's Stepdaughters (environmentalists)
- Academician Prokhor Zakharov's University of Planet (scientists)
- Commissioner Pravin Lal's UN Peacekeepers (democrats)
- Sister Miriam Godwinson's Lord's Believers (religious fundamentalists)
I could definitely see a Deidre Skye faction working hand-in-hand with the Harmony affinity, so there's a good bet we might see a similar faction in Beyond Earth.
[ LINK: Civilization: Beyond Earth - The Story Behind PAC Leader Daoming Sochau ]