Artisan Farmers Alliance
|Artisan Farmers Alliance|
|Date of founding||unknown|
|Founder(s)||Ze'ev Barak (Zelot)|
|Current leader(s)||Ryu Nakata (Xiphos)|
|Base of operations||Kagoshima Depot|
|Secondary Base||Cape Soya Station|
|Primary ID||Farmers Alliance ID|
|To fight against the ever growing encroachment of foreign influences in Kusari.|
- This is a player faction. For the affiliated NPC faction, see Farmers Alliance
- 1 Synopsis
- 2 Background
- 3 Words from the founder
- 4 Goals
- 5 AFA Flight Groups (Ranks)
- 6 Identification
- 7 Naming Conventions
- 8 Utilized technology
- 9 Zone of Influence
- 10 Diplomacy
- 11 The Artisan Farmers Alliance at the Discovery Gaming Community
The Artisan Farmers Alliance is a group dedicated to maintaining the distinct culture and traditions that have made the Kusari people strong throughout the generations. The AFA is the manifestation of the people's will to fight against the ever growing encroachment of foreign influences here in Kusari. This is achieved through various tactics ranging from boycotting and protests to actions against symbols of foreign companies to destruction of ships and cargo bound for Kusari from other Houses.
Recent political situations have led to a change of hats in the upper echelons of Kusari, an extremely leftist democratic government has come into power which now considers the attempts to preserve Kusari culture vain and antiquated. The Kishiro backed powers gave into Gallic pressure as well, allowing an entity foreign to Sirius itself into Kusari space to spread their own special form of cultural and economic contamination.
The Artisan Farmers Alliance has dedicated itself to preserving the Kusari culture and removing threats to it by force. This includes but is not limited to foreign political groups, native terrorist organizations, and threats to the wellbeing and economic independence of the common man.
With the eventual introduction of Trade Lanes, Kusari farmers were opened to competition with the rest of the Sirius Sector. They lobbied the government heavily, financed with Samura money, which had the most to lose from cheaper foreign competitors. The government acquiesced for several centuries, leading to astronomical Kusari Food prices. Eventually, under pressure from the Liberty government, Kusari reopened the agricultural imports market, despite intense lobbying by Samura.
Synth Foods moved in and became an overnight success, opening franchises in the urban areas of Honshu and New Tokyo. Demand for expensive Kyushu Food dropped, and many independent farmers were forced out of business. Feeling betrayed, some of the farmers proceeded to organize the Farmers Alliance, a militant group that lobbies for "farmers' rights" -- which include such things as government subsidies and restrictions on the sale of foreign foods in Kusari. In fact, the Farmers Alliance generally is opposed to foreign influence of any kind, particularly the Trade Lanes that have so damaged their livelihoods.
The Farmers Alliance has only become more active in the recent years. The war with Bretonia lead to increasing activism inside Kusari, the Farmers Alliance formed dozens of relief organizations for wounded veterans and sometimes taking a more proactive approach with operations in the Taus in an effort to destabilize the Bretonian war effort. However the sudden introduction of the Gallic element would quickly destabilize and cripple Kusari. In a matter of months the military was crippled, the Emperor was exiled, and the government was overthrown and replaced with a democracy which quickly became complacent with Gallia.
The Kusari way of life has never been threatened this much in the past. With numerous forces whittling down our House from multiple sides, Kusari is quickly crumbling to the tides of change. The Farmers Alliance will be the first line of defence against the cultural disintegration being spurred on by the foreigners, invasive corporations, and ruthless criminal organizations.
While the new government has declared armed AFA ships as hostile criminals due to their vigilante like actions, many planetside elements of the group remain fully sanctioned and operational. As such their more peaceful financial and relief groups continue to act unimpeded by the government, though they are watched with great suspicion now.
Words from the founder
Look up there, in our skies. You see ships from everywhere in the sector, bring goods and contraband from every corner of Sirius, poisoning our children and corrupting our culture… Our culture which has managed to endure till this point due to our pride, honor and sacrifice. These outsiders have no idea of such concepts. Synth Foods brings their bio-dome grown food into our empire, full of chemicals and hormones, and surprise, the rate of cancers among Kusari children has doubled over the last 15 years. Right here in New Tokyo, right up there *points to sky* Roppongi Station orbits our Capitol.. Our Capitol, an ever present reminder of the invasion of Kusari culture by the Outsiders. That station, run by Liberty brings drugs and foreign ideas into the Heart of the Shogunate. Our children our lead astray by these outsiders, leaving Kusari never to return. We must fight these outsiders; show them the power of the Shogun, the power of the Empire.
What has become of our Honor, Deshima Station stands telling all of Sirius that we can no longer police ourselves, that we need more of these outsiders to catch our criminals. What could possibly be worse than this? These outsiders don't even use our products, Deshima station has Bio-domes to produce its food. Our farms grow the best food in Sirius, and these fields lay fallow, our noble farmers begging for a small shelf in the local market to peddle their produce.
My Brothers, It is time to put thought and word into action. It is time for the Kusari people to rise up and take back our honor, to regain our pride. It is time for Kusari to tell all our Sirius, "Our Markets are closed; we can supply and support ourselves." It is time for the Kusari people to drive these outsiders from our midst.
You my friends are the future of Kusari, it is you who have yet to choose how to serve your Empire. You graduate today, looking to make your mark on history, but not sure how. I will give you an option, come, fight for what you believe. Fight to make Kusari strong again, it is time for Kusari your age to understand that their future lays here; this is where they have something noble to fight for.
Come friends. Join me and together we shall show the Sector what it means to be Kusari.
Disrupt foreign trade in Kusari, oppose Kishiro backed government, remove foreign influences on Kusari
AFA Flight Groups (Ranks)
Elite pilots who have proven themselves in combat on numerous occasions. They are trusted with higher tier equipment and high value cargo. (Fighters, Bombers, Transports, Gunboats allowed)
The main wing of the AFA, Plow Flight is composed of pilots who have proven themselves as capable in combat and are allowed full access to our equipment. (Fighters, Bombers, Transports allowed)
New recruits to the AFA, more often than not they enter with at least some piloting experience, usually from flying crop dusters or shuttling equipment from Kyushu to Tokyo and vice versa. (Fighters allowed)
- Farmers Alliance ID
- Farmers Alliance IFF
- Artisan Farmers Alliance Tag: [AFA]
- Fighters/Bombers- [AFA]Firstname.Lastname
- Alternate designation- [AFA]Firstname.Lastname.
- Example: [AFA]Takao.Hiyashi
- Gunboats and Transports- [AFA]Nature/farm/food-inspired-name
- Example: [AFA]Wild.Rice
Fighters & Bombers
Freighters & Transports
- *Corsair & Gaian ships in limited numbers
- Vulture Farmers Alliance Guns & Turrets
- Drake Hogosha Guns & Turrets
- Flashpoint Civilian Laser Guns & Turrets
- Debilitator Civilian Pulse Guns & Turrets
- Cleanser Kusari Civilian Guns & Turrets
- CODENAME Weapons
- *Gaian Guns & Turrets
- *Corsair Guns & Turrets
- *Corsair & Gaian Equipment in limited numbers
Zone of Influence
Areas under AFA protection
Gaijin slaying regions
- Battleship Kumamoto, Sigma-17
- Cape Soya Station, Tottori
- Kagoshima Depot, Kyushu
- Kamisu Base, Honshu