I'm working on two sets of seven factions on this thread, and I've also written some flawed and uncorrected fanfiction on the side to introduce the new characters and whatnot.
But before that, I think I'm going to write the profiles of the faction leaders, as well as flesh out my version of pre-launch Earth.
The story is about the Federated Countries Ship Sovereignty, an Earth craft that was, like Unity, crash-built. My spin on Earth was that there was a war between opposing national blocs- the UN and the International Federation of Countries. Several years after the Unity was launched, at circa AD 2070, the Soverignty was sent after a truce.
What follows are the leader profiles following Firaxis format:
United States of America
Born 2030, Bloomington, Indiana. Educated to a high school level, as a youth he was often discontent living in a city with one of the highest percentages of senior citizens in America, as well as one of the highest ratings for stability. Joined U.N. Resettling Program in Patagonia after graduating with a 2.5 GPA. Managed to demonstrate hardiness and ingenuity in a harsh environment. Promoted several times within program, eventually becoming ecologic adjuster.
After saving a settlement from a flood during the El Bestia cycle and expanding the colonies under his custody fivefold with no loss of threatened species, members of the Resettlement Commission designated him leader of the Antarctican Settling Program. Despite subzero conditions, he was able to resettle the refugees from the Crusader Wars with no losses, and had a knack to preserving the natural state around settled areas. After the United Nations/ International Federation of Countries armistice, he received an appointment to the post of Colonization Specialist from the U.N.-F.C. Trucial Alpha2 Committee.
Psych Profile: Pioneer Harmonist
Ability to create and maintain large communities within the wilderness shows a deep strength of leadership and resolve. Sense of wonder and appreciation of nature is enhanced by restlessness, a desire for new frontiers to explore and to claim. Strong survival skills create a sense of calmness in the face of a dangerous environment. Childhood records show an inclination for the “Settlers” gang-clique, a post-Boy Scouts organization stressing individual efforts and exploration rather than regimentation and discipline.
While claiming not to be “a sissy WorOrthChuGa,” subject shows a deep understanding of natural equilibrium despite rejection of the Gaian religion. Previous achievements demonstrate a keen ability to coexist with surroundings without causing harmful change. Coupled with skills and likeable, homespun personality, subject’s ability to harmonize with the environment make him a leader of considerable strengths.
Chief of Security
Born 2035, Cornwall, United Kingdom, to a nomadic family with strong military tradition. Attended Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and excelled at counterinsurgency tactics, mechanized weapon technologies, and political sciences. Joined British Territorial Army upon graduating, saw action in Edinburgh Retaliation (Second Scottish War of Independence outside U.K.) in a tank division she later commanded. During the near end of the war, her efficient anti-militia tactics crushed all nationalist opposition in Northumberland, earning her the nickname of “Boudicaa” from Briton and Scot alike and leading to a less humiliating defeat.
Later served in the Commonwealth Crisis, the “British Pax Decay.” In her five month tour of duty in North America, she played an instrumental part in defeating the Quebecois radicals in the brutal Battle of Montreal, and was awarded honors from both the Confederation of Canada and the Dominion of Newfoundland for fighting renegade hyper-survivalists. One of her most infamous tactics was using “stealth” attacks with modified speeder tanks she helped to modify.
After her transfer to Australia, she saw less fighting and settled down somewhat. She became a guest professor on governmental theory at the Northern Territory University, studied aboriginal societies, and formed a close unit of fellow anti-militiamen, the Darwin Road Warriors.
The U.K., a member of the Big Nine, was able to assign her as a colonist for the Alpha2 Enterprise. As a renowned anti-survivalist and war heroine, she became the chief of security onboard the FCS Sovereignty and placed many anti-survivalists in key positions. In the last days before the Second Ship’s arrival at Planet, she, many of her security force, and members of the science team were all unaccounted for, as well as a colony module.
Psych Profile: Wanderer Restorationist
Strong combat prowess due to knowledge of military tactics and talent at adapting opponent strategies to her own use. Capable commander and capable of gathering great amounts of followers to her cause. Not content to stay in one place, favors movement and activity instead of sedentariness and complacency. Scorn for well-content and settled possibly due to lower middleclass upbringing.
Intellectual background is of interest. Though known to be an outspoken critic of Nat Holm’s neo-feudalistic survivalism, she is in favor of his assertions of a slow “dum-dum decay” of civilization, leading to an inevitable collapse and complete dark age. Unlike Holmist survivalists, however, she is fundamentally against the hypothetical catastrophe of a crash. Her ideals were stated in her teachings at NTU, inspiration unclear, possibly twentieth century works.