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Star Army of Yamatai

The Star Army of Yamatai (邪馬台 の 星軍隊 Yamatai no Hoshiguntai) is the military of the Yamatai Star Empire. It performs a wide range of strategic, tactical, and humanitarian missions. The Star Army is the namesake of this website and its main role-playing group. It is commanded by Taisho Ketsurui Yui. Out-of-character it is managed by Wes.

Star Army Logo

The symbol of the Star Army of Yamatai is the Star Army Hinomaru. The Star Army's motto is “Loyalty, Strength, Wisdom.”

Function

The Star Army of Yamatai is considered an autonomous military branch of the Yamataian imperial government. It is extremely powerful politically, with a “blank check” budget, the power to declare wars at its discretion, complete freedom from legislative oversight and regulation by the elected senate (according to Yamatai's constitution), and exclusive control over several star systems, making it a sort of “nation within a nation” that is a diplomatic entity in its own right, often making first contact and defining the empire's borders far before the civilian government does. A significant potion of the population (and the Senate of Yamatai) consists of military veterans.

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Mission

The mission of the Star Army of Yamatai is to ensure the continued survival of the Star Army of Yamatai, Yamatai Star Empire, and its people and to combat enemies of Yamatai by…

  • Promoting soldier learning and using wisdom to make smart, logical, and efficient decisions
  • When fighting is required, fight with the utmost effectiveness
  • Providing assistance to friendly peoples and forces in need

Area of Operation

The Star Army of Yamatai primarily is based in the SARPiverse where it operates in and around the territory of the Yamatai Star Empire, excluding the space of other recognized sovereign nations. Its reach extends far beyond the YSE's actual borders. In addition, the Star Army has used Transuniversal Teleportation Drive technology to visit and conduct operations in other universes (other websites) such as Ayenee, Python Fleet RPG, Ad Infinitum, and the NationStates forums.

History

The Star Army of Yamatai was established in YE 21 (OOC: 2002) under the name “Grand Star Army” as a replacement for the remains of the Uesureyan Star Empire's Army Of Uesureya and UE Spacy, and the Armies of the Precious Sword, which were the private military of Emperor Ketsurui Uesu.

In YE 28, the Yamatai Space Self-Defence Force merged into the Star Army of Yamatai and the “Grand Star Army” name was changed to “Star Army of Yamatai” as part of the Military Centralization Act of YE 28.

The Star Army was later enshrined in the The Constitution of Yamatai Star Empire in YE 34.

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Wars Fought

The Star Army was a direct combatant in the following wars:

  1. Fourth Elysian War (YE 23-YE 25) as the Grand Star Army
  2. Second Draconian War (YE 24), Star Army universe & Ayenee universe) as the Grand Star Army
  3. First Mishhuvurthyar War (YE 26-YE 30) as the Grand Star Army (until YE 28 when it became the Star Army of Yamatai)

All of these wars have resulted in a victory for the Star Army of Yamatai.

Current Wars

The Star Army is currently fighting in the following wars:

  1. Kuvexian War (YE 38-present)

Other Conflicts & Actions

This section contains other significant military conflicts or events in which the Star Army of Yamatai was involved:

  1. The blockade of Planet Nepleslia in early YE 301)

Organization

The Star Army of Yamatai contains over a dozen uniquely configured fleets and several dozen organizations that perform functions such as intelligence gathering, personnel management, and logistics.

Note: some of the information in this section is a secret in the roleplay. Consult Wes for guidance.

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Fleets

The Star Army has ten regular fleets, two long-range expeditionary fleets, and a collection of small, temporary task forces. The space fleet is sometimes called the uchuugun 宇宙軍 (Space Army).

Designation Base Commander Manager Warships* Support Ships Notes
Standard Fleets (Core Area)
First Fleet Yamatai Kessaku Irim Wes 853 100 Defending Kikyo Core
Second Fleet Nataria System Fensalir Kelrina Wes 964 100 Defending Kikyo Core
Third Fleet Virginia Depot Hokusai Akiyo 821 100 Ready
Fourth Fleet Taurus Star Fortress Shinja Rika Nashoba 266 Ready
Fifth Standard Fleet Albini Johnathan Whitmoor Kai 260 Deployed - Lkihujngfv II
Sixth Fleet Hanako's Star Eikan Minato Wes 751 100 Ready
Seventh Fleet Yamatai Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko 386 Deployed
Eighth Fleet Valentine Shizuka Endo 151 148 Ready
Ninth Fleet Tami Suigetsu Kyōku Ametheliana 275 Restructuring
Tenth Fleet Jiyuu Morioka Naoko Gunsight1 112 Deployed - Yugumo Cluster
Expeditionary Fleets (Outer Territories)
First Expeditionary Hanako's Star Ketsurui Yui Wes 234 155 Long-Range/Coreward
Second Expeditionary Libra Mikasa Sorano Nashoba 263 Daichi, Ronica (Planet)
Miscellaneous Independent Task Forces
Task Force 75 Nataria Fleet Depot ? Wes 28 Medical Operations
Task Force 77 Mevar Eda Fusae Yoshi 10 Operations
Task Force 82 Hanako's Star Wes 30 Kuvexian Investigation

Total Warships: About 6,500 (?)
Star Army Starships Under Construction

The Star Army also maintains a small number of decommissioned ships in the Star Army Museum.

Planetary Forces

The Star Army maintains a standing army of several million soldiers.

For detailed information, see Star Army Rikugun.

Major Facilities

The Star Army maintains an extensive collection of support facilities throughout Yamataian space, and has exclusive control over entire planets and star systems, such as the “Nekovalkyrja homeworld” of Nataria.

For a list of major Star Army bases, see Star Army Bases.

Personnel

Most Star Army soldiers are either volunteers from the many species of the Yamatai Star Empire, or they are mass-produced soldiers such as the synthetic military species Nekovalkyrja. There are also AI soldiers with robotic bodies. The standard term of enlistment for all species is 3 years.

The most common ways of introducing a character are a transfer via shuttle, or catching a ride on a cargo ship.

Training and Tactics

Uniforms

Most Star Army uniforms are blue-gray with light blue-gray pants with color-coded color panels indicating a soldier's occupation and blue-gray sailor cap with “STAR ARMY” in gold on a black ribbon is used with duty uniforms. A black double-breasted jacket is used for cold weather. Working uniforms are in dark blue with light blue boots, belts, and gloves and a color-coded chest area. On all uniforms, a hinomaru patch is positioned on the right arm halfway between the shoulder and the elbow. A green-colored field coverall is sometimes used over other uniforms.

Armaments and Equipment

The Star Army uses very advanced equipment and is known for its fast, well-armed starships, energy weapons, and power armored Nekovalkyrja. Star Army starships are painted in a ceil color with dark gray details. The hinomaru is marked on the dorsal center-line of Star Army ships and on one or both wings of aerospace craft. Imperial Registry Numbers are on most starships.

Use as NPCs

For NPC use of the Star Army, see NPC Use of the Yamatai Star Empire.

stararmy/star_army_of_yamatai.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/10 11:02 by wes