The nation began as an effort to secure valuable scientific and educational works on the part of physicist Frederick G. Cottrell, who had been on the verge of creating a Research Corporation when the Depression and ensuing chaos struck California. As the situation worsened, Cottrell was able to gather together a group of like-minded scientists focused on retaining and adding to the body of knowledge the man had already secured. Eventually, the scientist was able to successfully create an organization for the preservation of knowledge, similar to his original vision of a Research Corporation: the ADOS Laboratory. Within several years, however, the main interest of the group shifted from simply gathering preexisting information to furthering research and studies, especially in the new and promising field of Biotechnology. At this point, several leading scientists left the organization, taking much of the southern territory with them and joined the budding Tushori Corporate Property. After the discovery of DNA in an Ados-lan funded laboratory, efforts to create a "perfect creature" spawned the Chimera Project, leading directly to the Plave's Rebellion. In recent years the organization has coalesced into a powerful nation, one of the few able to use and manufacture guns. Its power continued to increase with the discovery and implementation of semiconductors and computational technology, and its products are coveted as far as the Ironfist Empire.