Humanist Alliance: Rebuilding from the Brink
I've been living in the Humanist Alliance since Peace River got destroyed. I lost a lot of family that day, and I just don't want to go back. I've settled in pretty well, and while I'm not technically a citizen, my 'valued non-resident technical worker' status means I'm the next best thing as long as I don't want to buy property or anything. They like to do a lot on their own, but they still use some Paxton subassemblies for their weapons-grade lasers, and I'm an expert at tuning them.
At first the Humanists came off a little weird, but I've grown to appreciate them. The place went through hell a few cycles back when most of the Preceptors got killed by the plague, and have been clawing and fighting to maintain their independence ever since then. Now they're doing so well that they're pushing the Southern Republic to see how how much they can get away with. I got called to troubleshoot a unit ebing equipped with these new 'Fusilier' hovertanks I never saw before, and they certasinly aren't on the standard AST procurement catalog.
Anyway, I like the Humanists. Sometimes they can be a little weird, and there's not a lot of night life even in the cities, but it's peaceful.
The Humanist Alliance was initiated as a grand social experiment. Every citizen worked together to build a better, stronger society based on the research of it's founder, Yuri Gropius. Everyone was tested and assigned to one of three castes: Commoner, Protector, and Preceptor. The Commoners handle the agriculture, industry, and mundane tasks while the Protectors act as the military and police forces. All are under the watchful eye of the Preceptors, who guide and nurture the other citizens while taking up the responsibility of leading their people and coordinating scientific research.
At least, the Humanist Alliance was run like that until the Theban Blight. A highly deadly disease with a strangely selective target of the Preceptor class, the Blight left the Humanist Alliance effectively leaderless for cycles. Combined with the ongoing civil war in the neighboring Eastern Sun Emirates, the Humanist Alliance's Protector's were unable to resist when the MILICIA was ordered to restore order in many Humanist cities. Many Protector units were forced into fighting a guerilla war as the chain of command was shattered.
In time the Humanists recovered and an uneasy peace was made with the Southern Republic. A new generation of Preceptors is working to repair the damage done to Gropius's ordered society, and many have noted that these events show how fragile the highly-ordered society is.
The Humanist Alliance Protection Force is still on high-alert. They favor Striders more than other Southern leagues. This has been suggested as a natural result of their society's focus on teamwork and unity over individual achievement. Due tot he efforts of the Preceptors these Striders often field high-powered energy weapons beyond the technology available to the neighboring Southern leagues. Additionally they can field the Hetaroi hover tank, a design based of captured CEF designs.
With recent events they have established close ties to PAK and NuCoal. They helped PAK keep it's fleet of hover tanks in fighting condition while gaining access to technical information or the Hetaroi. Later, Humanist Forces participated in development of NuCoal's arsenal, and are now fielding NuCoal-produced Gears and tanks to augment the standard Southern designs.
Hobbyists will find the Humanist Alliance a great option, especially if they enjoy building and painting tanks and Striders. These larger models can be centerpieces for an army and the Humanists often have special variants of the common Southern designs.
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