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.
The symbol of the Star Army of Yamatai is the Star Army Hinomaru. The Star Army's motto is “Loyalty, Strength, Wisdom.”
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.
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.
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 a direct combatant in the following wars:
All of these wars have resulted in a victory for the Star Army of Yamatai.
This section contains other significant military conflicts or events in which the Star Army of Yamatai was involved:
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.
|Command||Kyoto, Yamatai||Ketsurui Yui||Wes|
|Operations||Kyoto, Yamatai||Ketsurui Yui||Wes|
|Intelligence||Vicky||Nakaide Shida||Raz||over 400|
|Logistics||Uesureyan Fields, Yamatai||Kawahara Opal||Wes||2722 Support Ships|
|News||Kyoto, Yamatai||Wes, Doshii|
|Personnel||Fort Minori, Nataria||Ketsurui-Chinomai Minori||Wes|
|Research||Ketsurui no Iori, Yamatai||Shinja Fujita||Nashoba|
|Rikugun||Fort Minori, Nataria||Wes||300||Planetary forces|
|Shipyards||Ketsurui no Iori, Yamatai||Wes|
|Samurai||Kyoto, Yamatai||Doshii Jun|
|Training||Fort Hankou, Ronica||Shinja Noriko||Nashoba|
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).
|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.
The Star Army maintains a standing army of several million soldiers.
For detailed information, see Star Army Rikugun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For NPC use of the Star Army, see NPC Use of the Yamatai Star Empire.