- This is a player faction. For the affiliated NPC faction, see Gas Miners Guild
||Gas Miners Guild
|Date of founding
|Base of operations
|Expansion of the Ryukyu Guild
|Complete control over the H-Fuel market
The Ryukyu Commonwealth has been the governing structure on Planet Miura. The Commonwealth is ran by the Ryukyu Guild, a sort of aristocracy that is historically used within the Sigmas. A small council known as the Guild Masters conduct the guild to bring forward a greater state of power to the commonwealth. Supported by the Gas Mining Guild, they ran the mines on the planet to harvest important ores such as uranium and plutonium.
Now, the Ryukyu Guild has taken on a larger role within the Sigmas. They conduct gas mining operations and shipping runs to the major houses. While fairly new to the space side operations, the Ryukyu Guild shows promise to strengthen the Sigmas and their hold on H-Fuel. Their strong economic power gained through the mines of Miura support this new venture out into space to secure their stakes and uplift their own power. The Guild mainly takes on the task of patrolling the Sigmas.
The commonwealth itself contains all citizens who live on Miura but are separate from any house, such as Kusari or Rheinland. Most citizens hail from Kusari, or are born from parents who work for the Guild.
The general idea of the Ryukyu Commonwealth is to give power to themselves and the people within. It supports itself and when situations arrive, attempt to better themselves over others. While not being too terribly biased one way or another, a portion of the commonwealth dislikes the surrounding houses and prefer to stay within the Sigmas and make a living working for the Guild.
Historically, the Guild is broken into different divisions. The governing body, the commerce division, and a paramilitary make up the different sections of the Guild, ran by the guild masters. The governing body maintains order within the commonwealth and guild while also dealing with diplomatic matters. The commerce division controls the mining and movement of ore and h-fuel, keeping the credits flowing into the Sigmas. The paramilitary are an unseen barrier that snakes through the clouds and defends the commonwealth. While rarely needed for large combat, the paramilitary still maintains it’s unorthodox guerrilla-style fighting methods to guard and protect.
The culture of Ryukyu is quite mixed. While basic is still the primary language, many elders study and maintain their honored languages of old. This goes past that of Japanese Standard; the elders maintain the knowledge of Uchinaguchi, an ancient language. Some of the language slips into common conversation. Other than language, the people of the Commonwealth are seen as honorable, feeling their accomplishments are worth boasting.
Honshu (Around Aomori)
The Ryukyu Guild mainly stages out of Planet Miura, with a secondary offices on Helgoland Station and other stations.