The Bysshe Company
The Bysshe Energy Company, also called Bysshe Co., was a pre-War company and the owner of the research vessel USS Ozymandias. It apparently worked in the energy sector and acquired rights in the area of Point Lookout to probe for usable natural gas resources.
Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001Edit
The purpose of Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001 was to determine whether sufficient deposits of bio-gas were present on Point Lookout to make large-scale diggings viable. The company was aware that potential bio-gas reserves on the island would likely be a result of the mass burials during the American Civil War, a fact it sought to conceal even from its own leading expert, Caroline Saunders, as it was aware of her "liberal" leanings. Martin J. Roach was given the task to monitor her and when it became apparent that Saunders was starting to show interest in the gas deposits' origins, the execution of "Code Blue" protocols in order to destroy all evidence was ordered.
Bysshe Energy PartnersEdit
Bysshe Energy Partners were responsible for Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001.
Bysshe Natural Gas Co.Edit
Bysshe Natural Gas Co. was another subsidiary company of Bysshe Co. It sent Caroline Saunders to act as the principal geological chemist for the field research of Natural Gas Survey Project MD-16-001.
Behind the scenesEdit
The company name is a reference to Percy Bysshe Shelley. Among his works was a sonnet called "Ozymandias" which famously referenced a forgotten king of ancient history and how a short declaration of his unwarranted arrogance (chiseled into a ruined stone pillar) was all that remained of his mighty empire.