Governments (Piratez)

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The Council in Piratez is actually made up of all the governments of the world that are struggling to usurp power from the major factions and are offering to pay you protection money so long as you do not interrupt their operations, but instead undermine the global groups by disrupting their activities. In addition, the Mutant Alliance is a political group spreading across the local governments, that is trying to advocate for mutant protection and rights against the pureblood apartheid (in the form of Mutant Pogroms).

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The Provincial Governments

Blackmarch

The inhabitants of this country are known for their combat mettle and fierce pride. They prefer rural life, as large cities tend to draw heavy artillery fire. Same goes for organized infrastructure - forest pathways and animal transport makes poor targets for bombing. Many have taken the locals for unwashed and uneducated primitives, which appears only to be partly true, as the country has not only held off several invasions through their combination of guerrilla warfare and expert military training, but was even able to expand its territories, and it could perhaps become a major power if not for the locals' very vocal distrust in any form of peacetime government or their inability to conform to any non-military rules or regulations. Only two cities can be found in this land - sprawling Free City where the locals convene to form their Parliament, and an imposing fortress, The Bastion, serving as a bulwark against Bad Things that dwell in the south.

Major Cities:
Free City, The Bastion
See Also:
Blackmarch SMG
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


California Republic

Known for its peculiar political system, called 'democracy', as well as for being world's leading power in movie production. Their ruler, called a 'President', is always chosen by the general vote (voting is easy, as all TV sets have touchscreens) from the most popular movie stars in a monthly poll; the poll also decides what to do with the former president, a popular choice being 'death on the stage' (the local movie industry prides itself that no effects are faked). In this land of the free, there is no police and little government, so the order is enforced by highly fanatical death-squads of a fully hermetic (through the feat of inbreeding) Hubbologist Order. It is only natural that the leaders of this organization, engaged in such ungrateful and hard work take two-thirds of everyone else's earnings. After all, religious observances cost money, as do guns, food and drugs.

Major Cities:
Boneyard
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Central Province

With almost a 100 million citizens, the Central Province is the most populous country on the planet. Its rulers boast about their unshakeable loyalty to the Empire. Their belief is that rule of the superiors over inferiors is the divine order of things, and when the Star Gods arrived, it was only natural to pledge allegiance. They also claim that their land is the most beloved by the Star Gods. The question if the Star Gods can feel any love remains open, but there's no doubt the Central Province has been loved quite roughly and thoroughly; most of it is a cratered death zone, rendered uninhabitable by chemical, biological and nuclear contamination, not even mentioning strange monsters and other, bizarre and unexplained phenomena. Less influenced areas (which doesn't mean safe) are inhabited by dirt-poor peasants, struggling to harvest enough rice to feed relatively more fortunate inhabitants of underground cities. Strangely, the locals do not complain too much, maybe because complaining can make you an organ donor.

Major Cities:
Astral Bridge, Blasphemous Port, Forbidden City, High Rock
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Dark Dominion

This country is ruled by a shadowy council of eight Masked Mages. The population, numbering over 70 million, is considerably well off, living mostly in small towns and agricultural communities. The wealth of the country, both in tech and money is pretty considerable. So why such an ominous name, a child would ask? The Mages, backed by a huge, fanatical cult, openly worship what they call the 'Dark Gods'. And the ways of worship are many - starting with a huge number of taboos (like the ban on motorized vehicles), naturally punished by a painful death, ending with, what else, mass human sacrifices. Strangely enough, this system seems to be working, as the Deep Ones do not bother locals too much, and even the Church of Sirius usually avoids these parts of the planet. Aside from their strange religion and dark magics, the Dominion is known for its mastery in production of various mind-altering drugs, both widely used by the locals and exported abroad (if the Mages allow).

Major Cities:
Circus of Silence, Despair, Hope
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Death Realms

Names are often misleading. But not in this case. The whole country is a blasted wasteland that's out to kill you. The wildlife consists of giant, poisonous scorpions, giant, poisonous spiders, giant, poisonous plants... you're probably starting to see the pattern. And if you avoid those, there is always plentiful and deadly UV radiation. There are four heavily fortified cities that host close to 20 million population. Not to be outdone by the local nature, the rulers devised an ingenious way to simultaneously deal with overcrowding, low morale, poverty and scarcity of food supplies: televised death games, played either in death arenas, death mazes, death pits or plainly on city streets. The participants are chosen at random. There is big money to be won (and being rich means food and clean air), but most of the contestants end up murdered (extra points are rewarded for creative kills) and thrown into nutrient-recycling vats. Somehow, few outsiders show any interest in this merry land.

Major Cities:
Devil's Lair, Secret Arena, Terminus
See Also:
Contacts: Death Realms' Arena
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Eurasian Autonomy

Since this area of the world stood the most defiant against the Star Gods invasion, it has been thoroughly brutalized by both the Gods and their human proxies. After a hundred years or so of not-entirely-successful operation, the Star Gods finally called quits and left the few remaining local survivors to their own devices. The modern day EA is a part of the Star Gods province system, but, while basically a non-actor on the international scene, with the leadership corrupted by one or another foreign power, it has a reputation of a 'land where nothing can be done' - doing business there is subjecting yourself to endless delays, incompetence, robbery, shoddy worksmanship (sic), unforeseen difficulties and so on... Strangely, all the attempts of civilizing this seemingly weak country ended in tears, up to and including mysterious explosions of atomic bombs, which, supposedly, were all long since scrapped by the Star Gods.

Major Cities:
The Black Citadel, Crossroads, Northern Lights, Witchaven
See Also:
The Russian Files, Traders Arcane Knowledge
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Eurosyndicate

An industrial and technological powerhouse with over 80 million citizens, this corporate state is the wealthiest on the planet, hampered as it might be by infighting and the universal ban on global travel all local govts have to adhere to. While Europe bore the brunt of a nuclear war fought in the early days of Star Gods occupation, the Eurosyndicate rose from the ashes, building enclosed cities with intricate filtration systems and virtual reality networks. Food is grown in great underground caverns and is reportedly quite edible. That's all perhaps enough to sweeten universal debt-slavery and incessant shootouts between police, corporate forces and criminals (in varied configurations), neither of which care too much about collateral damage. The elites live in luxury, surrounded by their famous gen-engineered servants and infamous cybernetic hitmen, and quietly dream about dominating the globe.

Major Cities:
Halls of Madness, Syndicate City
See Also:
Contacts: EuroSyndicate, EuroSyndicate Laspistol, EuroSyndicate Lasrifle
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Fuso

Whatever international standing Fuso has, it only comes from its rich and sprawling capitol of Sunrise, where most of its technology and wealth is concentrated under the watchful eye of the Emperor and a host of industrial cartels. But their power ends about a dozen paces off the city limits, and the rest of this scarcely populated land is torn by incessant warfare between local warlords, over the years relying more and more on medieval weapons because ammo costs money. Average locals haven't even heard of electricity. Unsurprisingly, the country is mostly known for its swords, martial arts and ars moriendi.

Major Cities:
Sunrise
See Also:
Fuso Knives, Fuso Sword
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Ghostgates

Rumours say the country is haunted, and if you take a wrong turn, you could find a vampire or worse. Legend has it, just after conquering the Earth, the Star Gods had to curb excess population levels of that time, so they resettled billions of people from the whole Euroasia onto the isolated subcontinent, only to destroy them with a host of nasty plagues, some killing outright, some causing slow agony, some putting people in death-like state or doing even more bizarre things. While a notion that there could ever be a billion people living on the planet (less so multiple billions) seems a bit of a stretch, the place, while pretty lush, is definitely spooky, with its endless old boneyards and ruins, and silent, big-eyed inhabitants, living in dozens of disparate counties and towns, not to even speak of the five aristocratic families of old, who have the right to elect the local Patriarch and, judging by their looks and decadence, could well be the vampires of legend.

Major Cities:
Forbidden Caves, Gardens of Delight, Goddess' Tears
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Hidden Expanse

The African continent was very rich and populous in the ages of yore, but all that ended with the Deep Ones invasion. The chaos they brought emboldened the local wild Sectoid tribes and attraced all kinds of freaks of nature, insane enough to worship Deep Ones' gods (which might be less dangerous than the Star Gods, probably, but are certainly much crazier). The 15 or so million people who still hold on to this rump of a state are well-fortified, determined and never far from their flamethrowers and artillery pieces. Those who can afford it, generally flee, usually to find disenchantment abroad - despite all the danger, it is said that the Knight-Generals who rule the Hidden Expanse keep reasonable order, with the execution rate almost on par with the homicide rate, which is a feat by itself.

Major Cities:
Godslayer's Hand
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Iron Tribe

While this important, if largely depopulated country can hardly be called a tribe nowadays, the origin of the name can be traced several centuries back, when the isles housed nothing but stone-age tribes. The Iron Tribe had some pre-invasion tech, great ambitions and unmatched tenacity, and, because of that, there eventually were no other tribes anymore. The nation grew rich enough to restore some electrical grid and steam train service - low tech but none the less amazing feats. Most of the population is dispersed throughout fortified villages, separated by large swathes of foreboding wilderness, but for their capitol, the Iron Tribe reclaimed the ancient city of Spectral... which was quite a bold move, as the haunted ruins host a huge, mysterious and seemingly indestructible (not for the lack of tries) transdimensional gate. Regularly there is something unspeakable coming out of it and doing unspeakable things. The well-organized (if lacking heavy equipment) military is usually able to eventually repel such guests, but none of many expeditions sent through the gate ever returned.

Major Cities:
Spectral
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Kingdom of Canada

A very full of itself monarchy, currently ruled by Her Majesty, Queen Aurora the 2nd. Quite nice people, actually, until they stone you to death for smoking tobacco or exposing your thighs in public. The red-uniformed RCF (Royal Canadian Forces) are constantly on alert against Things From The North, Things From The Sea, Generally Indecent People and occasional Technocracy's robotic spies. Other than that, a boring place.

Major Cities:
Battleblast Strait, Nightspire
See Also:
RCF Carbine
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Latin Empire

An old, but recently growing power built on conquest, education, artistic flair and social inequality. After subjugating the surrounding areas and repelling Deep Ones, its eyes more and more often look to the north; the Confederation might not be able to stand up to the might of Imperial Legions, and they have so many slaves that could be used much more efficiently...

Major Cities:
Bitter Coast, The Monolith
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Northern Federation

A bleak place that's relatively well off, which isn't that hard considering the state of neighbouring lands. The government tries to manage with what limited resources they have, thus they're enforcing strict population limits. The locals are not really supposed to complain, else they might well be expelled from this heavily-policed paradise on earth and might find themselves on the other side of the border. Multiple layers of barbed wire, interlocking minefields and automated machinegun emplacements, set to shoot anything that moves, make sure that said border is somewhat harder to traverse in the opposite direction.

Major Cities:
Hel
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Pirate Straits

A teeming country ruled by a dynamic (read: much bloodshed) trust of the most powerful criminal organizations. Exports: pleasure in every form. Imports: military hardware.

Major Cities:
Old Battlefield, Palace of Freedom, Singapore
See Also:
Contacts: Dr. Wang's Death Emporium
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Red Revolution

Yet another country run by religious whackos, this time having nothing to do with the Star Gods cult, though. The Church of the Red Revolution reveres a prophetic-like figure, Marx Guevara, who is said to have been martyred in between two hundred - two hundred thousand years ago (depending on scripture) and is supposed to come back to deliver all the Revolutionists from the evil, and send all the other people to an eternity of creative torment. This joyous event is supposed to happen any day now. Meanwhile the Revolutionists are busy implementing the tenets of their religion (abolition of private property, simple living, helping each other and unquestioningly following orders of the priesthood), chasing sinners (who are then, naturally, subjected to creative cruelty) and frantically arming themselves - not long ago this land was contested between the Latin Empire and the Confederation.

Major Cities:
Tower of Souls, Warped Stone
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Rogue Fields

This deserted country is divided between a dozen of rich, powerful and bombastic warlords, each keeping his own army. While the clashes between those 'Lords of War' as they call themselves, are pretty commonplace, they are united by a common interest: piracy. Large fleets of flying and seaborne ships are ready to strike any country which lowers its guard and run away, cargo bays filled with loot and slaves, before the smoke begins to clear - only to later trade the spoils on the global market, not infrequently to the former owners. The wealth of gold, tech and weapons thus gathered over centuries, along with the geography, protects the Lords from any meaningful retribution, not even mentioning mundane threats like the Deep Ones. The Lords are, naturally, tyrannical, but the locals follow the 'live fast, die young' motto, and when there is no war, ride in the great death-races that are the biggest sports events on the planet. There is no shortage of motorized vehicles either, as the Rogue Fields is the world's top producer of oil-burning machinery, riding, sailing or flying.

Major Cities:
Abyss, Black Sanctuary
See Also:
Big Ben SMG, Contacts: Rogue Fields' Warlords, Ramjet Cannon
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Romanica

The most iconic feature of the landscape are numerous stone castles, from small keeps to sprawling fortresses, fortified with every known weapon, up to intercontinental missiles. These castles are ancestral homes to numerous aristocratic families, jointly ruling the land, often clashing, sometimes even warring with each other. The country is mostly deforested and dusty, but still contains huge swathes of agriculture, farmed by local peasants who are often reasonably well off (that is, until some clashing faction sets their houses on fire), but are forbidden to possess any advanced technology. The capital, Ground Zero is mostly neutral zone where the landlords meet to discuss general politics; the families might often hate each other, but they hate the neighbouring countries even more. Capital's name comes from the old tale, that during the nuclear war, an ancient city that stood there was hit by the first and biggest warhead of mass destruction. Hardly any ruins remain, and today's city is a place of numerous luxury entertainment establishments.

Major Cities:
Constantine, Ground Zero
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Steel Pact

For centuries, the western coastline of South America was home to half-a-dozen piss-poor tiny states, clinging to what little they could harvest from the sea and protected from the Amazonian Deep Ones by the mountains. Those mountains couldn't protect them from the tsunami waves that utterly devastated the tiny states, or from the Dark Dominion which quickly capitalized on neighbor's bad luck by invading them. However, one Commandante Bolivar rose as the head of resistance, and then as the head of alliance, when the occupiers were thrown out. A master of propaganda, he managed to turn this backwater into a land of belching low-tech factories and united nationalistic fervour. It is obvious that the godless Dark Dominion is responsible for all the bad things that happened. Huge contingents of steel tanks and men in black uniforms stand ready to confront Dominion's superior technology with superior numbers, dedication and tactics. The war can break out at any moment now, especially after everyone suspected of jeopardizing country's effort, their families and their dogs are exterminated.

Major Cities:
Limbo, Memory of Earth
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


The Confederation

The Confederation is the bread basket of the world, their humongous agriculture powered by equally humongous numbers of slaves (their main import and close to 80% of the population). No effort was spared (including unsurprisingly many, many slaves' lives) to learn how to domesticate (and turn profit on) such vicious forms of fauna and flora as Cowyotes, Tentacle Vines or Carnocorn - and with the passage of centuries, the success, as the plantation owners agree over a glass of the finest moonshine, has been spectacular. The Confederation has no real central government other than a loose board of wealthiest grandees, but they're rich enough to buy the best guns and mercenaries, and the free people, for the lack of daily burdens, are all well trained in combat. And perhaps most importantly, each of the Confederation's neighbors currently has too much on their own plate to think about invading, with the possible exception of the Latin Empire.

Major Cities:
Dallas D.C.
See Also:
Confederate Eagle
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


The Technocracy

Little is known of the inner workings of Technocracy, as almost no one is leaving the country - and those who do, are as clueless as outsiders, speaking of a life in sprawling industrial cities, amongst masses of zombie-like compatriots. There is no question though that the Technocracy is big on all things cybernetic, from surveillance systems to outright robots and cyborgs. As the rulers of the country seem to be completely silent to the outside world, the vision of endless armies of automata setting out some day to conquer the planet is a popular scare in the neighbouring lands. However, such an event is yet to happen, and the general consensus is that the Technocracy is ears-deep in internal trouble, caused by social unrest, the heavy tithes the Star Gods demand, and, if you're willing to listen to wilder rumors, by rogue machines.

Major Cities:
Doom Harbor, Traitors' Gate, Typhoon City
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Theban Tyranny

Not much was happening in this desert country, inhabited by what remained of local Arabic peoples (estimated 95% extinction) until a ruler rose virtually out of nothing about two centuries ago. Styling herself as 'Cleopatra', she imposed her rule with the help of an extremely powerful battlemage (both of them are said to surpass even the Star Gods in sorcery), and kept herself and her most valuable servants alive and youthful through the means of arcane biotechnology. Said biotechnology was also used to breed whole armies of supersoldiers and workers (this not-to-keen-on-thinking crowd now constitutes most of the population) to subjugate surrounding areas. A sole, huge city of Thebes was built in the Nile Valley, and its absolute mistress, sitting on the top of the Silver Pyramid, has her eyes on new conquests... An eventual clash with the currently leading local power, the Eurosyndicate, seems inevitable, meanwhile the rulers of Romanica frantically arm themselves and prepare for the worst.

Major Cities:
Forsaken City, Jerusalem, Thebes
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia


Turan

The endless, scarcely populated expanses of Central Asia turned out to be not enough cost-effective even for the Star Gods to control. As the consequence, the areas stayed mostly untouched by the globe-wide devastation. About three centuries ago a coherent power coalesced out of local nomadic peoples: Turan. Keeping to themselves (both figuratively and literally, as they expertly scavenge whatever technology and servants they can) in this chaotic world, they built a society based on simple, harsh yet relatively just laws, ruled by the strongest warlord from the fortress-city of Karakorum. Most of the population still keeps to their nomadic ways of life, often wandering past Crossroads as far as Romanica to feed their herds and trade. Reputed as fierce warriors, they really don't appreciate strangers meddling in their affairs. Like, head-on-a-pike not appreciate. If you don't offend them, though, they're quite hospitable, they'll feed you and tend to your injuries, just don't be surprised to find yourself relieved of all possessions.

Major Cities:
Karakorum
See Also:
Lorem ipsum
Source: Piratez Bootypedia