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Tricell is a conglomerate organization comprised of
shipping, natural resources development, and
pharmaceuticals divisions.
Tricell's history dates back to the period known as
the Age of Exploration. The forbearer to Tricell was
Travis Trading, a company owned by the wealthy
European merchant Thomas Travis.
This company profited greatly from expansive trading
with the Orient, and laid the groundwork for what
would become Tricell's shipping division.
Travis Trading entered the 19th century as a
profitable trading venture.
In the 1800's, Henry Travis, the youngest of seven
siblings, invested much of his own fortune into the
exploration of Africa.
During this period, the exploits of explorers like
David Livingstone were creating quite a stir in the
newspapers of the day. Henry's expedition was inspired
by these accounts, and his decision was to have a
great impact on Travis Trading's future.
Henry made five expeditions to the African continent
in order to explore all of its regions. The extensive
funds of the Travis family allowed him to continue
his research into Africa even through times when
results were not forthcoming.
After his fifth and final expedition in Africa, Henry
Travis returned to his home country a full 34 years
after he had first left it.
Henry compiled the records of his expeditions into an
impressive 72-volume set entitled "Survey of Natural
History." These books covered everything from animals,
plants, insects, minerals, and topography to the
native inhabitants and their cultures, histories, and
traditions. These books also contained extensive
records detailing the folklore of various peoples
throughout the continent. These tomes were a veritable
encyclopedia of the African continent.
Henry's survey was published in its entirety, but his
meticulous details were viewed as products of creative
license and an overzealous imagination. The books
were ultimately discredited by the scientific
community. Considered to be a novelty item, only a
few copies of the entire series were ever published.
The shock of being shunned by the scientific
community sent Henry into a deep state of depression.
He passed away only two years after his return from
Africa.
It is now believed that the head of Travis Trading at
that time (Henry's eldest brother) purposely spread
the rumor that Henry's books were nothing more than
fiction.
The thought being that he did this because he wanted
Travis Trading to be the only company that could
exploit the information contained within those books.
Of particular interest was the topographical
information contained in volumes 17 through 24.
By the end of the 19th Century, Travis Trading had
begun to exploit the mineral resources of Africa. All
over the continent, the company was mining for
precious metals and discovering/developing oil and
natural gas fields. Meanwhile, the company's profits
continued to soar. These operations formed the basis
of Tricell's natural resources development division.
Travis Trading built a firm foothold in Africa, and
beginning in the mid-20th century, they had begun to
actively collect samples of plants, animals, and
insects.
Henry's books were instrumental in guiding these
endeavors.
The collected specimens were used in pharmaceutical
research, and before long that research brought
commercial success and the subsequent founding of
Tricell's pharmaceuticals division.
Travis Trading was the basis for the shipping
division.
The natural resources development division was born
from the information contained in Henry's journals.
The specimens obtained from the African fauna were
used to create the independent pharmaceuticals division.
By the 1960's, these three divisions of Travis Trading
were firmly established, and they formed a
conglomerate under the name Tricell.
The Travis family, however, were not the only ones
privy to the knowledge of Henry's journals.
Umbrella's founder, Ozwell E. Spencer, was interested
in them for the folklore recorded therein. Of
particular interest were the accounts of the Ndipaya's
rituals. Spencer hypothesized that the flower used in
their rituals held significance, and this ultimately
led to the discovery of the Progenitor virus.

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