ENTER THE DEPTHS
THE ARMED FORCES
NATION SPECS OF THE VASTIME
Citizen, Powered Citizens, and Military Ratio
300,000,000 Powered Citizens (4-1)
18,000,000 Personnel in Armed Forces (3-5/3-3)
-6,300,000 Active Duty Personnel
--11,700,000 Reserve Personnel
---8,000,000 Powered Armed Forces Personnel
-----750,000 Officers & Experienced Veterans (3-2/3-1++)
------3,750 Commanders, Dark Operations, High-Powered, Senior Military Personnel (2-5/2-1)
-------150 LEGIONARY PROJECT 1-3++
Enlisted Army Ranks
-Private (One Brown Chevron)
-Senior Private (One Brown Chevron and Bar)
-Lance Corporal (Two chevrons)
-Corporal/Specialists (Two Chevrons with a diamond in middle; Specialists have a dragon instead)
-Sergeant (Three Brown Chevrons)
-Master Sergeant(Three Black Chevrons)
-Chief Sergeant (Three Black Chevrons with bar)
-Command Sergeant (Three Chevrons with two bars)
-Sergeant Major (Three Chevrons with three bars)
-Sergeant Major of the Army (Three Chevrons with golden edging and three bars with the a dragon in the middle)
-Sergeant Major of The Military (Three Black Chevrons with golden edging, Three bars with golden edging, and a cog with a sword downward centered in the middle)
Enlisted Air force Ranks
-Airman First Class
-Senior Master Sergeant
-Chief Master Sergeant
-Command Chief Master Sergeant
-Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Navy Enlisted Ranks
-Petty Officer Third Class
-Petty Officer Second Class
-Petty Officer First Class
-Chief Petty Officer
-Senior Chief Petty Officer
-Master Chief Petty Officer
-Command Master Chief Petty Officer
-Master Chief Petty Officer Of The Navy
Dark Operations Enlisted Ranks
-Agent (Grey Cog)*
-Field Agent (Two Grey Cogs)
-Senior Agent (Three Grey Cogs)
-Elite Agent (Black Cog)
-First Agent (Two Black Cogs)
-Agent Major (Three Black Cogs)
*Agent's authority is equal to that of a sergeant
Warrant Officer Ranks
-Senior Warrant Officer
-Master Warrant Officer
-Chief Warrant Officer
-Senior Chief Warrant Officer
Air Force/Army Officer Ranks
-General of the Airforce or Army
-General of the Armed Forces of Vastime
Navy Officer Ranks
-Lieutenant Junior Grade
Dark Operations Officer Ranks
(Paygrade of 0-3)
1st Expeditionary Army, ‘The Pride of Vastime’
'The Pride of Vastime' acts as both the first line of defense of Vastime and as it's main force if a state of war is declared; while not the entirety of their armed forces the 1st Field Army is both the oldest and most equipped unit in Vastime. To be apart of the 1st Field Army one must pass a rigious training process and be of the highest caliber of personnel in the Vastimian armed forces; which is a feat in of itself due to the high standards even the most basic units. So in short this is considered an example of Vastimian Military structure, equipment, and personnel.
The Vastimian military works on a 'prestige' system in which is based on both a unit history and seniority of the unit. For instance, with this being the oldest unit they have the oldest seniority and because of it's excellent training is rated as the 'top unit' of Vastime. While each division and corps have it's own sort of hierarchy merely being apart of this field army is a highly respected achievement.
The Undivided Corp (50,000)
-1st Helltroopers Para-Infantry Division
--1st Royal Para-Infantry Regiment
--2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
--1st Support Brigade
--1st Royal Engineers Regiment
--1st Royal Shock Cavalry Brigade
-1st Combined Effort Division
--1st Administrative Brigade
--1st 'High-Rollers' Heavy Armor Brigade
--2nd Royal Para-Infantry Regiment
--1st Medical Regiment
--2nd Support Brigade
The Unsullied Corp (50,000)
-1st Air Defense Division
-- 1st Air command Brigade
-- 1st Air Artillery Brigade
-- 1st Signal Brigade
-- 1st Response Aviation Unit
-- 4th Support Brigade
-1st Mountain Division
-- 1st Military Police Command
-- 1st Mountineer Infantry Regiment
-- 2nd Royal Engineer Regiment
-- 2nd Medical Brigade
-- 1st Field Artillery Command
The Forlorn Hope Corp (50,000)
- 1st Forlorn 'The Brave' Division
-- 1st Royal Shock Infantry Regiment
-- 2nd Royal Shock Infantry Regiment
-- 3rd Royal Shock Infantry Regiment
-- 3rd Royal Para-Infantry Regiment
-- 1st Light Armored Brigade
-2nd Forlorn 'The Bold' Division
-- 1st Responsive Artillery Brigade
-- 2nd Light Armored Brigade
-- 4th Rock Shock Infantry Regiment
-- 3rd Medical Brigade
-- 3rd Support Brigade
Raw Combat Strength: 150,000 Personnel
Attached Personnel and Equipment
*Naval: (Excluding Munitions)
1 Dreadnought Class Warship
1 Godhand Class Supercapital/fleet Command
3 Terra Class Aircraft Carriers
15 Elm Class Amphibious Assault ships
15 Dragon Class CPB
5 Warhammer Cruisers
10 Long Sword Class Destroyers
20 Luna Class Frigates
*Air Force: (Excluding Munitions)
100 VASFM12 'Lightning Drako'
100 LAT 'Skycow'
2500 MRD "Eiko" Light Attack Helicopters
2500 MRD 'Vandal' Light Utility Helicopter
100 LY912 Nuclear Stealth Bomber Aircraft
50 VASFM13 Advanced Stealth Fighter
2 DREADNAUGHT CLASS Airships
Land: (Excluding Munitions)
5000 x VHBT
4000 x MTTC Armoured Recovery
2500 x IAPV Command Vehicles
50000 x MDP
7000 x VLBT
85000 x MTTC 'Transport Supplies'
8000 x VMBT
9500 x IAPV
1 x VSBT
300,000 x LY21 AHLAR
300,000 x LY46 ‘Hellhammer’
300,000 x MVS12 ‘Chopper’
300,000 x Gladius Mk.2
300,000 x ‘Shocker’ Gauntlet
250,000 x LY901 ‘Longsword’
600,000 x LY1002 ‘Hellsbreath’ grenades
600,000 x VBU Variant 1 Rabbit
600,000 x VBU Variant 2 Dragon
650,000 x VBU Variant 3 Titan
The Vastimian Energy System
Almost every nation has some form of energy networked used to empower their soldiers or help with the daily functions of the world. Vastime is no different in this regard but they way the utilize such a network along with how they draw power from it can be unique in it's own right. The Vastimian Energy Bank or V.E.B is the name for which Vastime stores the massive amount of energy it produces, something we will be covering below.
The V.E.B is an artificial 'bank' of sorts in which Vastime stores most of it's latent energy. However, it has no physical location rather it is an ethereal connection made when one undergoes the process to unlock Vastimian powers, acting as a sort of constantly active gateway in which energy never stops moving. Due to this each citizen and authorized individual of Vastime is seen as a mini outlit for the bank, acting as a deposit box to hold certain amounts of energy their body can naturally hold. This acts as a way to send and receive power easily in a time or need with little lag time. However, this is only the first function of the V.E.B.
Secondly, The V.E.B also can hold deposited energy or energy obtained through other means such as electrical production, Rishi absorption, etc. This however requires a bit more technical prowess as this energy can't simply being floating around, but holding it in one location would make it easy for Vastime network to be shut down. The solution? Utilize the same process of Bank but instead create multiple locations distributed throughout Vastime; each located at a major military base. These large cylinder buildings are made of extremely dense metals and fibers that are half buried within the ground These cylinders if destroyed could release a large amount of energy into the air a feature incorporated into them for the benefit of Vastime. Instead of a deadly reaction happening the Cylinders release massive amounts of Vastimian energy into the surrounding area acting as a sort of stimulant and power enhancer for Vastimian troops able to allow them to operate above their peak efficiency temporarily and super charging their weapons and armor (which will be covered in a later section).
This are the primary storage features of the Bank, they do hold secondary features such as power cables and stations that act as mediums to transfer power from each city and location to another. However, the V.E.B shines when utilize to transfer power to select individuals or even groups of people. Due to the excessive amount of energy Vastime holds in times of need or distress they can supercharge individuals beyond their normal capacity granting them anywhere from a temporary tier increase, second wind, enhanced abilities, etc. However, there is a cost to this type of power an untrained person receiving a large amount of this energy can give them these benefits but severely cripple them afterwards meaning that this is reserved for select individuals that have proven their loyalty to Vastime and have a body strong enough to handle the extra strain on their body.
However, the person with the most control over this network is none other than the King-Militant of Vastime better known as the leader of Vastime. They hold utter control of the network, with a specialized team of engineers within the Vastimian government/military acting as the secondary controllers and day to day managers of the network. Needless to say, control of this Bank can be a game changer in Vastime.
This concludes the first part of the Vastimian Energy Network, the second portion of this is The Dynamic Defensive Barrier or D.D.B. As one might be able to tell from the name it is an active shielding that can be deployed in times or turmoil and distress. It's main job is protection from both external threats along with containing threats that may arise within a city by trapping them within. The following section will be covering this.
The D.D.B acts as Vastime initial attempt at containing a threat while also preventing anything from further escalating a situations should the need arise. When the D.D.B can be deployed from the scale of that of a small house to in the most extreme circumstances the whole nation, hence the need for the massive energy stores Vastime prides it's self in. The strength of the barrier can vary but typically can handle large scale attacks from that of 0 tier; however the larger the barrier the weaker it gets. This does not make it easy to break but it would take less hits to bring it down. On that note sustained energy attacks in a location can cause the barrier to begin to waver leaving an opening where the sustained attacked was maintain; while it can repair it's self it can take anywhere from two to four posts.
In time of extreme need it is possible to add your own energy to the barrier to strength it prolong the amount of damage it may recieve before opening up. The barrier it's self could be considered a mix of hard light constructs and raw energy shaped into a dome. However, beings with proper identifications such as Vastimian officials and certain soldiers can walk through the dome depending on the level of lock down entered. If you do not meet these qualifications you may not be able to walk through unless you are given a temporary ID or force your way through which can prove difficult to do.
Thus both of these combined create the Vastimian Energy Network, a base for future expansions and upgrades. While it takes the model of previous networks it focuses more on a national scale, utilizing the large amount of raw resource Vastime is able to procure. Vastime due to their own self-reliance sees using networks such as the Yuudeshi network as going against their own ideals. But they did incorporate their network to be able to be utilized back and forth with Shadin permission and Hayden's own in special circumstances.
Yet, one must take note that seeing as this functions on a sort of spherical grid that follows the earth natural curvature it can also be used to uplink with devices or even locate people. Seeing as everyone who enters Vastime enters into this grid and energy network, their presence and energy signature can be immediately found and recognized even if they are not associated with Vastime. This comes in handy when searching for people or making sure no spies have infiltrated into their lands undetected.
The Royal Aerial Superiority Force
Vastime is not just exceptional trained in ground combat but also to have a dominating air force, something that has been notably slacking on many nations list. Vastime has taken the initiative to use it's population size and potential to develop a dominating air force. The following sections will cover priorities of their air force including their defensive and offensive roles, among detailing key aircraft in a minor portion.
In the winter of 2415 King Militant Desmond Hayden and Colonel Decter began making large scale purchases for a number of materials needed to build aircraft. The two would be the main organizers for the construction of a National force, in which they would select potential candidates for their flight program and intensive physical training. This would go into the early months of January, by the summer the first generation of Vastimian Pilots would be in service.
The air force flight training is an extensive ten week program that is both an education and physical training experience. Should they be able to pass all tests for the pilot program they will then move onto phase two of training which is in flight training and getting acquainted with the different types of planes within the force. They will also be taught their purpose and role within combat and outside, exceptionally skilled pilots will move onto an additional optional phase which focuses on aerial leadership and intensive leadership training.
With the completion of the first patch of pilots the Air Force was given their mission: To maintain Aerial superiority over Vastime and in the world, eliminating any threat within their airspace, and finally to act as a support for ground units if needed. These are the most basic responsibilities of any pilots and airmen within the service, be them pilots or ground control crew.
Vastime has a wide array of planes and fighters in it's arsenal, this will be a quick crash course over some of the most notable and dangerous. The LY910 ShadowHawk acts as a air superiority stealth fighter, able to reach a breathtaking Mach 3. K-MBP-1 Ragnar Stealth Bomber acts as Vastime primary deliver for aerial bombardment, able to reach a max speed of .95 Mach and maintains a crushing speed of .65 Mach. LALY-215 ‘Reaver’ acts as the most powerful gunship helicopter, however this is used in the other service branches as well; typically used to support ground troops or strafing runs. These are just a few aircraft but some notable ones that may be seen more than others.
They are also in charge of defending the national airspace of Vastime, considering the size of the African continent and size of Vastime this is a challenge. However, to counteract this there is twenty four hour detection systems set up all across the country, using the V.E.B as a way to power them and detect foreign energy sources. The response time for a Vastimian unit to an unidentified aircraft or object is roughly two minutes and thirty seconds, variable by location and flight time. Foreign objects and aircraft if flown close enough to a city or military base may recieve a warning before weapon systems deploy, typically utilizing titanium tipped incendiary rounds or their famed Rishi Blaster/Kinetic systems.
The Great Vastimian Imperial Fleet
The Navy and Coast Guard of the Vastime is a shining jewel to the nation, due to their importance in maintaining the strong naval trade that occurs around the African coast. The naval fleet is a broad term used in reference to both these branches but each one has their own purpose including tactics. The naval fleet of Vastime is at a constant ready to be deployed overseas, ships rarely sit in port for long often sent into the seas and oceans for global patrolling and surveillance. The coast guard is often seen on the coast, watching for any illegal smuggling of people or goods, maintaining the line if in case of invasion.
King-Militant Desmond Hayden appointed a small cabinet of individuals to see to the maintenance and improvement of the fleet in mid 2416. This was mostly due to his constant efforts at writing up training doctrines for the ground forces, the air force, and expanding the dark operations legionary project.
The navy was decided to be built to become a international maritime protector and world surveyor, acting as Vastime eyes and ears within the oceans and able to gather information of the other nations. Vastimian naval units will often engage in combat with pirate vessels or hostile ships in order to defend civilian ships, believing that they should have an active hand in the defense of the seas. Due to this Vastimian naval fleets despite their newness hav gotten a considerable amount of experience including the mock battles staged.
As for the national defense aspect of the Navy, it works in conjunction with the coast guard. However the Coast Guard takes precedence in that regard, often using quicker smaller vessels to patrol the coast of Vastime. They will often be the first alerted if something happens due to the long range surveillance equipment they come equipped with- among other measures such as flares and distress signals. In the case of a naval attack the Coast guard would harass the opposing force but slowly retreat back as the Navy comes into the fray.
The navy posses much more firepower than the Coast Guard so once the threat is known they would converge into the most optimal position to launch a counter attack or stall the enemy. Often times the Air force will be stationed on Naval so the chances of the deployment of recon air units or an aerial attack are all within the options of a invasion by sea or land.
General Aptitude Training
This three week period is the most basic entry level training for all branches of service, you must go through it to enlist or commission within the military. Recruits arrive with a ordered packing list, before being issued the basic trainee uniform. They then go through the medical check up, afterwards being issued gear and supplies including their room. This is all usually done within the first day.
For the next week they go through a series of tests from testing their critical thinking skills all the way down to basic literacy to measure their potential. At the end of the week they will receive a list of things categorized based on how they did followed by a list of recommended jobs. Of course they can select out of it. The next two week is dedicated to preparation for military life and their next training after GAT.
Basic Military Combat and Training
Upon picking their job assignments the trainees will begin a whole new training regime that will last for fourteen weeks. In this time depending on their branch they will learn the skills needed to thrive in their branch of service, along with how to use all Vastimian equipment and their functions. It is here where they begin to have disciplined drilled into them as Vastimian Soldiers, Seamen, Agents, and Airmen.
The first four weeks are dedicated to instilling into them the basics of team work, pride, and discipline required to be apart of their branch. It is here they will be tested to their mental and physical limits encouraging their fellow comrades to push onwards. Units are graded both as a whole and individually but ultimately it breaks down to how they do as a unit.
The next five weeks is dedicated to getting acquainted with the weapons of Vastime followed by field training exercises, they will often conduct mock battles while learning to operate as warriors of their branch. This is considered one of the hardest phases as it involves having to work as a team in the largest fashion, often one mistake can result in failure and a complete restart of the exercise. By the end of the five weeks they will have become competent in unit tactics and warfare.
The next three weeks are dedicated to more specialized knowledge based on their branch of service, such as the army learning around certain radio commands to call in airstrikes or the Navy learning how to properly rig a weapon system on their ship. This is typically a more generalized version of their next training phase.
The final two weeks is getting ready to depart to their final mandatory training phase, but between that they get a somewhat mini graduation allowing family and friends to visit. They receive the last three days off to spend with their family before reporting back in, they then get shipped off to their final individual training.
Specialized Personnel Education
This five week course is simply preparing them for whatever job they chose within their branch, making them ready for reserve or active service. Once this is finished they typically get assigned to their unit, where they can request additional military schools such as Airborne training or Underwater warfare.
Enter Into The Dark Zone; Dark Operations
Vastime has dedicated a significant amount of time to protecting it's interest both at home and abroad, believing the a well trained military can become a stalwart defense against any threats foreign or domestic. However, sometimes certain operations should never see the light of day, sometimes there must be men and women willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for little to no reward except by those who know their struggle. The thoughts and ideals that a superior force of specialized soldiers was needed cause the creation of the 'Unified Defense act of 2416' which was in turn the catalyst to the creation of The Dark Operations branch of the Vastimian Military.
This branch of highly specialized soldiers recruited from all service branches within the military act as a special ops unit for Vastime. Their services are often kept in the dark with anything they do considered highly classified be it an assassination of a warlord or the acquirement of new technology. This soldiers receive a grueling training process which can last upwards of twenty weeks all of which is dedicated to the highly specialized training of these units along with guiding them upon international laws and regulations they must follow. Due to their rigorous training they tend to be regarded as the cream of the crop attached to multiple units within 'The Pride of Vastime' 1st Field Army. However, they are only exceeded by one superior force simply known as the LEGIONARY PROJECT.
A New Generation of Soldiers; The LEGIONARY PROJECT
In the aftermath of events such as the moon battle, Vastime felt the need to do something to somehow be able to outfit soldiers with a way to combat those beings who conventional or unconventional tactics would not work on without some sort of ace. The best and brightest of Vastime gathered in an undisclosed location for one purpose: To figure out the secrets to augmenting their soldiers beyond that of a normal fighter. It was a simple task with extreme weight upon it, for if they could not complete this task Vastime would forever be prone to attack from those of near godly levels. So with a large portion of the Defense bill going to this new type of research it yielded impressive results.
The program started with the recruitment of young well-bodied men and women from many military colleges across Vastime who where willing to take part in a dangerous new program and study. The ages of these people varied from 17 at the youngest to 21 at the oldest. They would undergo a series of physical fitness test and a training regime modeled on that of the Dark Operations branch among a few other specialty unit. This would lead to a large drop out rate with little over five percent remaining in the selection pool.
While this was happening Vastimian scientist where experimenting with technology that was meant to 'hyper evolve' or modify the genetic structure in such a way they would perform at super-human ability in both the physical and energy realm. They isolated the Slayer Gene, the gene which grants Vastimian their abilities, and began to conduct tests to see what methods could either reduce or strengthen the gene leading to a breakthrough in tests. They found that even with the varying genetics from the usage of powers that the slayer gene held potential 'avenues' of advancement within it's self, if these where unlocked one could drastically increase their power and physical self as well.
So they began testing which led to some... interesting results. They where finding that based on a person genetic structure it could lock them out from being able to undergo the process they where taking to hyper evolve these soldiers. Some of the side effects of fail experiments lead to heart stoppage, lose of powers, or in extreme cases immediate death of the subject. Needless to say once these where being shown there was hesitation to continue but sources say Colonel Decter pressured for the usage. Eventually testing would resume but under a full disclose agreement of possible side effects to the patients. None of them withdrew.
When the dust cleared around 700 participants had manage to successful they this process resulting in soldiers who held extraordinary abilities. Among those who possessed Vastimian Aspects they would see a boost to their proficiency along with a slight increase to non Vastimian powers, with their physical body being able to handle loads and strain that they normally would not be able to handle. Sharper reflexes and increased mental capacity also was attributed to this experiment, creating a new breed of soldiers.
With these soldiers came new weapons, armor, and equipment to be used by them in Vastime name. See Legionary Armor in equipment.
The Vastimian Alert and Defense System
This final section will cover the Vastimian alert system and the overall defense of Vastime. The Vastimian Alert System is a grid based system which runs on the latest technology in satellite recon and radio communication. Through a series of satellites scattered through space Vastime is able to eject an invisible sort of grid that is constantly scanning Vastime for any signatures which may not be of it's people. This is a simple detection system that also operates as it's portal control station; unauthorized portals are blocked through simultaneous usage of the V.E.B and the alert system. If someone was to use a portal within Vastime without proper authority or to unauthorized location it would simply disappear with a red dot on their location along with the time and date.
In the event of attack the Satellite station functions as it's own defense platform, it has been EMP hardened making it operational under that type of attack among other protections such as: Protected Communications Anti-jam, v-low probability of intercept and detect, nuclear-survivable, allowing it to function as a central hub for Vastime. In fact to even maintain this it functions of a nuclear power plant located deep within it's reaction, it costs a pretty penny to maintain the station and the various satellites scattered.
Among that it can also be used as a spy station due to its high operating capacity and global view of the earth, it provides Vastime with real-time images and data from any point viewable within the globe. From radio communications to ultra image searching, this is a valuable asset to Vastime.