|Legate (Modified) class Battleship|
An old warship loaned to the Farmers Alliance by the Corsairs in 823 A.S., the Kumamoto was originally stationed in Sigma-21 as a show of force by the Farmer's Alliance, intent on promoting the interests of the Kyushu Rice industry and preventing Synth Foods from developing on Planet Saigon.
As hostilities in the Sigmas increased, the priorities of the Farmers Alliance shifted from projecting power to revenge. When the Hogosha lost Takkiani in Sigma-17 to a Gas Miners Guild assault in 825 AS, the battleship was redeployed to Sigma-17. The Kumamoto supports ongoing raids against the Guild on Kurile, seeking to destabilize the already shaky colony and reinstall Kusari governance.