Elise Rizheva, Director of the Hegemony Security Bureau
Hegemony Security Bureau RevenantsThe combat personnel of the HSB Armed Divisions are divided among elite human troops who have not been consumed by Lunarith, their officers, and Storm Troopers (who were once humans, but are now Lunarith locked inside of powered exoskeletons). Veteran human officers, who have proven themselves in battle many times over, may elect to become revenants. This process results in the death and rebirth of an officer, as a true Human/Lunarith hybrid, able to change forms at will. This renders the Revenants incredible power, as they can manipulate nearly every part of their body to suit their needs in combat, allowing them to create blades, spikes, meele weapons, etc. out of their extremities, with greater range afforded to them by the elastic structure of Lunarith molecules. The ablity to change form also affords Revenants great speed, as they can move about as a liquid mass. While utilizing the power of the Lunarith in combat, most revenants prefer to maintain some semblance of their humanity when not in the heat of battle, and will often engage in extremely hedonistic behavior while on leave.
Tricom CorporationAllegiance: United Mars DirectorateSlogan: "Tomorrow’s Innovations, Today."
The largest private corporation to exist within the United Mars Directorate, acting as a manufacturer and distributor of everything from home appliances to construction materials, to armor plating and firearms for military use. It’s significance and influence within the Directorate’s private sector is evident by the fact that it’s corporate headquarters occupies most of the space on Deimos, the smaller of Mars’ two moons, which are now locked in a more stabilized orbit around the capital.
Revised flag for the Orion Arm HegemonyJust smoothed it out in Adobe Illustrator
MAV Network CorporationAllegiance: United Mars DirectorateSlogan: "Enlightening the People"The Mars Audio-Visual Network Corporation, or MAVNet, as it is referred to by Directorate citizens, is the primary broadcast network of the UMD, existing as a commercial government agency under the purview of the Directorate Ministry of Information. Intended to provide impartial public service broadcasting throughout the UMD, MAVNet serves as a news outlet, as well as providing entertainment and education through various television and radio programs. MAVNet also acts as the Infinet (future space internet, portmanteau of “Infinite” and “Net”) provider for all directorate citizens.
Vanguard CorporationAllegiance: United Confederation of Free Polities (Solar Pact)Corporate Motto: "Securing Liberty for Future Generations"Vanguard is a private military corporation existing within the territory of the United Confederation of Free Polities. Acting as the Confederation’s de-facto military, Vanguard fulfills the role of Army and Navy, utilizing clone personnel commanded by normal human corporate officers. Most of the non-clone employees are Confederation citizens who are either members of the various planetary militias, or have participated in a Solar Pact military exchange program. While Vanguard is contracted solely to the UCFP, employment with the corporation is open to all citizens of Solar Pact member states, attracting many ex-military personnel from the UMD, Antaerean Empire, Chandran Republic, and even a few from the Solar Pact’s non-human members. This variety within the corporation’s officer corps has led to an interesting combination of combat tactics and strategies being incorporated into Vanguard’s general strategic directive. As well as providing military personnel, Vanguard also provides military ordnance, ground vehicles, and naval vessels, through it’s various subsidiaries.© All Rights Reserved
New flag design for the United Confederation of Free Polities, emphasizing it’s Objectivist and individualist roots, with a heavily stylized letter “I” representing Atlas. Also looks somewhat plain and “corporate”, to reflect the laissez-faire free market economy influence on this particular faciton.
Seth E. Kraeder, Premier of the United Mars Directorate, Commander in Chief of the UMD Armed Forces, General Secretary of the Mars Socialist-Democratic PartyA little over two hundred years old by the starting year in Red Horizon, 3190, he is the oldest Premier in the UMD’s history, and is one of the most powerful people in the whole of the Orion Arm, wielding a large amount of influence within the Solar Pact, and commanding the largest military force among the human member states of the Solar Pact.He graduated from the EUAR-4 Academy on Earth with honors, and opted to attend the Officer Candidate School of the Directorate Army on Mars. From there, he became a tank commander, and eventually came to command an entire armored division. He is a veteran of the second Nin invasion of the Sol System, the South African Administrative Region suppression campaign, and participated, and sometimes spearheaded numerous police actions on rogue UMD planets and installations. This experience has made him an effective leader in the current war against the Orion Arm Hegemony and it’s allies. Despite his military career, he did not bring the heavy-handed culture of the Army to his work as a public servant. His tenure as both a Sector governor, and eventually Premier has afforded some liberalization to the UMD as a whole, with some easing of restrictions on practicing religion (which is almost non-existent within the UMD), as well as improving the treatment and conditions of convicted criminals, political prisoners, and prisoners of war. Nevertheless, while reducing the power of the Ministry of Directorate Security within the Directorate itself, he has given ISS Commissars a long leash on the battlefield, and has approved large amounts of funding for the ISS campaigns on non-aligned and OAH-controlled states, a policy which many owe to the death of his first and only wife at the hands of Anarchists. While reviled by some in the directorate for what they perceive as an inability to let go of his power, he is beloved by a majority of the citizens, and is consistently ranked among the top 10 greatest Premiers in Directorate history.Due to his age, he is part machine, with both legs having been replaced with bio-mechanical prosthetics, before the widespread implementation of nanite-assisted organic limb replacement therapy. His eyes have also been replaced with old-style ocular implants, and he has had supplemental memory upgrades installed and integrated directly with his brain. His suspensor throne acts as a life support system of sorts, managing his bodily functions during sleep to increase the life span of his replacement organs. The throne also has a built-in function to relieve pressure and maintain circulation in his lower body that prevents him from getting pressure ulcers (bed sores).© All Rights Reserved