Tokui Komainu

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Tokui Komainu

高慢な狛犬

Tokui Komainu Symbol1.png
Origin Flag-kusari.png Kusari
Affiliation Blood Dragons
Alignment Unlawful
Recruitment In-game Invitation
Profile
Date of founding 819 A.S.
Founder(s) Natsuo Kamida
Current leader(s) Natsuo Kamida
Base of operations Ryuku Base, Tohoku
Identification
Primary ID Blood Dragon ID
IFF Blood Dragon
Tag(s) ToKo|
Primary role
Displace the current democracy in Kusari with an Imperial system of government
Secondary role
Dissipate over ambitious Corporate powers within Kusari


Synopsis

Literally meaning 'Haughty Guardian Lions', the Tokui Komainu are a revolutionary movement within Kusari; in favour of replacing the current democratic system of government with an Imperialistic regime. The movement itself focuses on attacking the individual corporate powers in the hope of subverting their hold of Kusari. To achieve this the Tokui Komainu are known to openly attack and raid corporate transports moving through Kusari. While allowing them to monitor the displacement of resources throughout Kusari this also provides the Tokui Komainu with one of it's, few, vital incomes of resources.


Roots

Mounting Tension

Prior to 818 A.S. (and the Emperor's forced exile in Bretonia) the noble families of Kusari were highly revered. Previously serving a multitude of roles within the Kusarian society these families held a reputation of erudite values. Having grown accustomed to this lavish lifestyle of luxury, many of these families grew anxious following the events of 818 A.S. and the implementation of the new democratic government. Despite many objections raised by these (up until now) ruling classes, these alterations resulted in the abolition of many key influential positions; previously held by these noble families. In retaliation to this displacement, of these family's' prestigious social status within Kusari, many of these families mounted up in defiance of the usurpation of their privileged social status.

A prominent number of these families chose to abandon the new Democratic system and attempt to redeem their own status. Along with a few other noble families the Kamida drew together their assets under the unified banner of the 'Tokui Komainu'.


Kusari's Population

A large amount of the Tokui Komainu support was also supplied by the Kusari population; with many people, throughout Kusari, growing restless with the recent announcements of the Emperor's forced exile. While the preponderance of the population were fixated on the previous government a notable number of individuals were attracted to the ideals which the Tokui Komainu strove towards. In an attempt to heighten this support the Tokui Komainu reached out across Kusari in a multitude of displays to entice new members of the revolutionary movement. This attempt of communication ranged from Kusari citizens to salient organisations. In response the Tokui Komainu managed to gain a multitude of key individuals as well as vital allies; ensuring their position as a revolutionary movement.


Naval Forces Personnel

Among those populating this resistant mind-set were the the men and women of the Naval Forces; who held conflicting views on these past events. Many considered the dismissal of the Emperor in Bretonia to be a traitorous act, a deplorable choice lacking honour and tradition. While others felt dutifully bound to continue to serve the current standing power of Kusari. Of those who held doubt in their minds regarding the aptitude of those who made these decisions, to some, the Imperialistic goals of the Tokui Komainu were of interest. Despite their prior allegiances those, of the Naval Forces, who migrated to the services of the Tokui Komainu were, in almost all cases, accepted with respect and honour as depicting of their courageous fortitude in deserting their previous democratic rulership. This introduction of trained personnel was of key importance to the Tokui Komainu, as it allowed them to not only obtain skilled pilots but also to depict the frail structure of the democracy in it's inability to hold onto it's own soldiers.


Goals

Democractic/Corporate Influences

It is the firm belief of the Tokui Komainu that it is due, fully, to the encroachment of corporate powers on Kusarian politics that has resulted in the collapse of Kusari as well as the instalment of the new democratic system of government. Formed for the simple purpose of producing a profit the Tokui Komainu consider their motives to lack honour and dutiful motives which drive the rest of Kusari's society. Lacking these basic moral guidelines the Tokui Komainu consider them unfit to hold any position of independent power and a distant hazard to Kusari if left unchecked.

Since these corporate powers hold such an essential role in Kusari's society the Tokui Komainu also feel threatened by these continuous expanses of such companies into other areas within Kusari's infrastructure. They are fearful that, if left unchecked they could become overzealous and attempt to impose themselves as an influential power be that directly or through puppeteering certain individuals or groups. It is in keeping with this prediction that the Tokui Komainu believe that these corporate powers must be displaced from their power bases before they are able to obtain more of these influential links through Kusari.


Jien Kogen

The original ideals of the Tokui Komainu, following it's initial founding in 819 A.S., were to displace the democratic system of government in place for Emperor Kogen's return to Kusari. In his absence, however, many under the Tokui Komainu's banner began to question Jien Kogen's legitimacy to the throne. This doubt was based, primarily, on the view that Kogen, and his lineage, were one of the sole reasons of the successful expansions of Kusarian corporate powers into influential positions within government. Having achieved Imperial recognition due to the cope of 321 A.S. the direct blood ties which granted Kogen the position of Emperor were insubstantial at best.

These doubts were further exploited by certain other growing powers within the wake of Kusari's chaotic aftermath; following Kogen's removal from power. After developing this idea, due in part to the interventions of key factions within Kusari, the Tokui Komainu focused it's aims on enforcing a new Imperial ruler-ship; following the dissolution of the democratic government.


Gaijin

While not at the pinnacle of the interests pursued by the Tokui Komainu, those of non-Kusari origins/influences are viewed with suspicion and distrust; primarily based on the negative results yielded (in the views of the Tokui Komainu) from previous ventures pursued in combination with gaijin organisations. Organisations such as Synth Foods; who decimated the traditional foods industry with Kusari, The Gallic Navy; who separated and abolished the Kusari Navy in the Taus War, and The Liberty Rogue; who preformed a series of raids on the nearby Kusari systems.

It is in keeping with these past consequences that the Tokui Komainu hope to form, as a bi-product of the Imperialistic regime, an independent Kusari. One free from the dependencies on gaijin influences, and releasing the dominating grip which external powers have of the internal struggles of Kusari.



Timeline

9th century

Year (A.S.) Event
819 Tokui Komainu is formed.
819 Tokui Komainu allies with the Blood Dragons - Access to Ryuku and Sendai Research Complex is granted.
819 Tokui Komainu begin operations from Ryuku.
819 Tokui Komainu open non-aggression negotiations with the IMG.
819 Tokui Komainu allies with the Consortium.
819 Tokui Komainu open supply negotiations with the Corporate Shipping Airways.
819 Written supply agreement between the Corporate Shipping Airways and Tokui Komainu is archived.
819 Written non-aggression agreement between the IMG and Tokui Komainu is archived.
820 First major encounter with Nomads - foreign entities driven off from Kyushu.



Diplomacy

Individual Organisations

Faction Relationship
Blood Dragons
Allied
Consortium
Allied
Golden Chrysanthemums
Friendly
The Order
Friendly
IMG
Neutral
Zoners
Neutral
Outcasts
Neutral
Bretonian Lawfuls
Neutral
GMG
Neutral
Everyone Else
Neutral
Farmers Alliance
Unfriendly
Gallic Lawfuls
Unfriendly
Hogosha
Unfriendly
Foreign Corporations
Unfriendly
Bounty Hunters Guild
Hostile
Nomads/Aoi Iseijin
Hostile
Kishiro
At War
Samura
At War
Synth Foods
At War
Kusari State Police
At War
Kusari Naval Forces
At War



Political Associations

Blood Dragons

Preceding a series of political discussions, which commenced on 819 A.S., between the Tokui Komainu and Blood Dragons a settlement was established by both groups. The settlement granted the Tokui Komainu sanctuary within the Blood Dragons areas of influence as well as access to ships and weaponry in order to aid in their revolutionary efforts. This settlement also signified the beginning of an alliance reached by both factions.


Consortium

Due to a shared interest in Kusari's future the Tokui Komainu and Consortium formed an alliance in the early part of 819 A.S. Having assumed control of certain assets preciously orchestrated by the Golden Chrysanthemum's this alliance presents, through the Consortium, access to certain key assets throughout Kusari. In keeping with this the Consortium and Tokui Komainu are know to, on occasion, carry out joint operations.


Independent Miners Guild

In conjunction with diplomatic negotiations between the Tokui Komainu and the Independent Miners Guild an amnesty was reached. This stated that, barring certain conditions, both sides would reduce their opposition to one another within Kusari's systems in exchange for the Independent Miner's cooperation in reducing their supply shipments to Kusari.



Systems of Influence

The following are systems in which ships under the command of the Tokui Komainu can be witnessed carrying out routine operations; as well as the specific details regarding the importance of each sector. Tokui Komainu ZOI Graphic.png

Primary Observation

These systems are, of primary importance and thus, continually under watch by the Tokui Komainu.

Due to these systems holding, or being located in proximity to, friendly or allied bases, or sectors, these systems are of of minimum threat and may be traversed with limited risk or hindrance.


Secondary Observation

While still of interest to the Tokui Komainu these systems are of secondary importance and should be navigated in pursuit of hostile vessel, or in assistance of allied individuals.

System located within this category are either; secluded allied territory and thus of limited interest/access, unless in the case of assistance, or outlying sectors and thus isolated from any allied support.


Incursion Operations

These systems are areas of interest to the Tokui Komainu however, due either to the factions present or threats involved, they are to be avoided by standard Tokui Komainu flight groups unless it is unavoidable in which case they should be navigated by small, experienced, groups for short periods of time.

On rare occasions select vessels may be instructed to enter these systems with direct and specific instructions.



Ranks

Bushi

The bulk of the Tokui Komainu force is made up of the Bushi(Warrior) class. Their roots are drawn from common warriors, as well as those from more honour bound positions. Those within this class strive above all to maintain their own honour while in a similar suit follow the laws of the Bushido virtues.


Renshuusei, Apprentice

練習生


The newest warriors proven to be of worth to join the Tokui Komainu ranks. Due to their inexperience in the art of warfare and life of the Tokui Komainu in general, the warriors of the Renshuusei are expected to learn their role and enhance their abilities within Kusari.

Rank Abbreviation: Re



Keikensha, Experienced Warrior

経験者


Born from the fire of experience, the Keikensha are considered to be the reliable main body of the Tokui Komainu. Combining a strong will and an even stronger wit is an essential quality which these individuals possess, which make then ideally suit to the confrontational situations they may encounter.

Rank Abbreviation: Ke



Eriito-keibi, The Chosen Guard

世帯兵


The most elite body of bushi present within the Tokui Komainu, the Eriito-keibi are handpicked by the individual lords of each of the notable clans. It is due to this distinction in selection that they are often known as 'The Chosen'. Individuals of this rank are relied upon for their prowess in resilience in the face of fear with a will to follow orders no matter the cost. It is due to this dependency that members of this rank are granted access to grander vessels such as gunboats.

Rank Abbreviation: Ek



Taisho

Men who have been seen to stand apart from the rest are often given the honour of joining the 'Taisho'. A small but elite group of capable men who help implement the commands and war efforts of the Tokui Komainu. Most often than not this title is granted by the leading members of the Kamida Family.


Shikan, Officer

役員

The Shikan is the lowest rank within the three commanding heirachy, which aid in orchestrating the forces under the Tokui Komainu. Often young men, these individuals are often seen as the conduit between the commanding class and the Bushi class. Their roles range from distributing orders from their superiors and commanding the operations of small divisions of pilots.


Rank Abbreviation: Shi



Buka-Taisho, Junior General

将軍ブカ島

A subordinate to the Senshin-Taisho the Buka-Taisho are the less experienced equivalent of their more knowledgeable superiors. Having often risen from the position of Shikan these individuals are often considered rash and as such are often instructed by their superiors closely, to avoid their commanding position resulting in disaster. While operating alone these individuals have the authority to lead groups within the Tokui Komainu on tactical operations previously assigned to them by their superiors.

Rank Abbreviation: Bt



Senshin-Taisho, Senior General

年長将軍

The most senior rank achievable within the Tokui Komainu, the Senshin-Taisho are the right hand of the nobility who orchestrate the overall running and operations of the Tokui Komainu. With this high authority the Senshin Taisho are expected to be able to act independently, and make absolute choices of their select area of operations.

Rank Abbreviation: St



Noble Representatives

Kamida Family


Kizoku Dangou, Noble Advisor

貴族相談

The role of the Kizoku Dangou is to act in the best interest of the clan, acting as a counterbalance to the clanleaders decisions. Meaning he will analyze the decisions made, reflect upon their consequences and provide feedback to the leader and the clanmembers. This man is often regarded as the shepherd of the clan maintaining and reminding the samurai of their warrior code.

Rank Abbreviation: Kd



Daimyo, Feudal Lord

大名

The Daimyo is the highest rank within the Tokui Komainu. This rank gains its prestiege from the nobility of status which it encorporates, with those holding the position having been appointed by birth or blood. Those of this position are encharge of the entire operations of the Tokui Komainu, with all members of the Tokui Komainu within his span of control.

Rank Abbreviation: Da



Ship Variety

Fighters

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Tanto
Light Fighter
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Hayabusa
Light Fighter
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Griffin
Light Fighter





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Saishi
Heavy Fighter
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Falcon
Heavy Fighter





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Katana
Very Heavy Fighter
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Wasupu
Very Heavy Fighter
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Touketsu
Very Heavy Fighter
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Eagle
Very Heavy Fighter


Bombers

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Nodachi
Bomber
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Roc
Bomber
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Waran
Bomber


Capital Ships

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Hachiman
Gunboat
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Ahoudori
Gunboat


Bases of Operations

Ryuku Base, Tohoku

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Sendai Research Complex, Okinawa

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Ainu Depot, Hokkaido

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Battleship Matsuda, Okinawa

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Relevant Links

Kamida Family

Tokui Komainu Information

Tokui Komainu Recruitment - Demonstration of relevant RP ability, In-game