Nanite Systems. You buy guns from them, construct NS/ES vehicles on NS made vehicle pads, respawn in NS made resource allocation tubes or AMS points, and fight in NS made buildings. But where did they come from? When were they founded? What role do they have in this war? The common idea around here is that they are a company encouraging continued war for profits. Upon futher scrutiny, that doesn't hold up. What on Auraxis do they need profits for? What currency are their profits in? TR credits? NC bonus checks? Some have said they give the factions tech for resources, but what's stopping them from using nanites to gather them themselves? Their motives are rather unclear. What we do know about them is that they were once part of the NC, as said in the backstory entry Memo: For Your Eyes Only. Somewhere along the line they must have broken up with the NC for some reason or they wouldn't be supplying all the factions. Obviously, this means they were around before the arrival on Auraxis. Yet nanites as we know them today and rebirthing didn't exist at the time, or even early on in the war on Auraxis. It seems to me that NS dealt with more primitive nanites, expanding later into construction and military technology. They were contracted to fabricate facilities and equipment for the wormhole expedition. Once they arrived on Auraxis advancements were made that allowed them to create the new form of nanite we know today. This is proven by the retrorockets on major facilities, implying they were dropped onto Auraxis from orbit. If nanites had existed then as they do today, biolabs, amp stations, and tech plants would have been nano-constructed, making the rockets pointless. So what do you guys think their motives are?