The Nataria Cemetary is a massive Star Army of Yamatai memorial and burial ground located on Nataria containing grave markers for trillions of Star Army soldiers and their remains. It is a place of remembrance primarily for the incredible numbers of Nekovalkyrja soldiers who gave their lives to defend the Yamatai Star Empire, and also for Star Army soldiers of other species who fought alongside them.
The Nataria Cemetery site was selected during the First Mishhuvurthyar War in YE 27 by Taisho Ketsurui Yui shortly after she became the commander of the Star Army of Yamatai. That year, billions of Nekovalkyrja had died fighting against the Sfrarabla Mishhuvurthyar Xhrafuklurp (SMX) in the Xyainbor Campaign - most without any remaining backups of their minds that would have allowed them to be returned to life. To remember them, the Star Army commissioned a series of monuments throughout the Empire, the largest of which was a huge cemetery on planet Nataria a short drive from the Nataria Fleet Depot.
In YE 28, billions more soldiers died in the Battle of Hoshi no Iori and those whose bodies could be recovered were buried in the Nataria cemetery. More grave markers were added when the Fourth Expeditionary Fleet was destroyed at Tami System.
When the Nataria system was recaptured in YE 33, The Star Army of Yamatai restored and greatly expanded the cemetery in order to provide a place for the soldiers who were killed during the attack and subsequent occupation.
Grave markers are arranged in organized rows divided by a grid of roads. At the circular intersection of the roads are statues, guard houses, or public restroom buildings. The grounds of the cemetery are mostly covered in grass with the occasional Natarian pine tree.
Grave markers are made of white stone in a triangle shape based on Star Army of Yamatai fleet insignia. The Star Army prefers to use materials from suitable asteroids near the site of death when it creates a grave marker but will use local materials or materials from planet Yamatai as required by circumstances. Since there were so many that needed to be made, their designs were generally kept quite simple. They are machine-engraved with a bellflower on the top, followed by text featuring the soldier's rank, name, date of birth or creation, date of death, their unit, and the battle they died in, if applicable.
Occasionally the standard grave markers have been replaced with more elaborate stones in the form of statues, usually for admirals and other figures of special importance, which are used as centerpieces for sections. These do not have a special section because it is customary for the leaders to be buried in the same section as the common soldiers they lived and died with.
The following people are among those buried in the Nataria Cemetery:
Nataria Cemetery has a train station offering Type 32 Rail Train service to the Nataria Fleet Depot, the Star Army Museum, and Fort Minori Reserve Center. Due to the large size of the cemetery, it has extensive roads and people are allowed to drive on them to get close the graves they want to visit.
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