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Following a leak by the Juggernaut Collective in 2028, the activities of Belltower Associates on Rifleman Bank Station are released to the public. The public condemns the PMCs involvement in human trafficking and illegal experimentation on the black site. Due to this blow to the corporation, as well as losing a third of its special forces units due to the Aug Incident, Belltower goes bankrupt. A year later, the company sells off its special forces division and fires the majority of its augmented staff. What remains of Belltower becomes Tarvos Security Services.
Tarvos attempts to distance itself from their Belltower roots. Company brochures insist that none of their corporate or executive-level employees previously worked for Belltower. This claim is contradicted by emails found in Tarvos' corporate vault in the Palisade Property Bank, which mention that Tarvos will be operated by the same management as that of former Belltower, and that Belltower leader Luther St. John-Ffolkes remains involved with Tarvos. Tarvos also attempts to remind its rank-and-file employees, many of whom did previously work for Belltower and thus may perceive Tarvos as a continuation of Belltower, that Tarvos is not Belltower but is instead a "completely different" company.
Tarvos also claims that none of their current employees are augmented. Some of the former augmented staff of Belltower joined the Illuminati's Shadow Operatives, who operate Illuminati black site facilities previously owned by Belltower and do not hesitate to inflict casualties on Tarvos at the bequest of the Illuminati. The activities of the Shadow Operatives indicate that at least some of Belltower's clandestine services for the Illuminati were not continued under Tarvos. Nonetheless, Tarvos still services Illuminati-affiliated organizations, including Tai Yong Medical.
Tarvos offers a variety of security services including riot control, civil law enforcement, and surveillance. They also perform personal protection services, risk management, and site security. Tarvos effectively acts as a private police department, but with higher quality control than a government-run one. The company promises to provide the highest quality services by employing the most-qualified candidates globally. Tarvos promulgates a set of principles requiring its employees to exercise honesty, responsibility, perfection, and respect.
Tarvos' Prague unit engages in monthly charity work in protecting doctors and medical personnel in Golem City. However, an internal email from Tarvos' public relations department insists that Tarvos has no active mission or personnel in Golem City.
Tarvos guards are universally veteran tier, and a small group can easily dispose of an ill-prepared player, even when carrying mere pistols, gas grenades, and flashbangs.
- Tarvos Security Services has a website, tarvossecurity.com, that is part of a viral marketing campaign for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
- The name "Tarvos" is similar to the Greek word "Tavros" meaning "bull", hence Tarvos' stylized bull logo.
- This is likely an allusion to Belltower, since it also had a stylized bull for a logo.
- The rebranding of Belltower to Tarvos mirrors the rebranding of real-life PMC Blackwater, to XE Services and then to Academi, following the 2007 massacre in Nisour Square, Baghdad by a group of Blackwater guards.
See also Edit
- Tarvos corporate vault computer
- In-game eBooks on Tarvos: