NA2 - NON-ALIGNED ARMIES
That is the name that will label small factions and powers in the Human Sphere as the Mercenary Companies.
The Druze Society is probably the most powerful criminal organization within Submondo, the international mafia entity that reaches all across the Human Sphere. The unmeasured use of unparalleled violence and their keen sense for business, reaching success with their companies used as a front to cover their illegal activities are the factors that have taken them to the top of Submondo’s inner circle.
Formed as an elite unit within the Druze Society, the Shock Teams have kept a high level of tactical capacity, always above your average goon that might be found in any criminal group.
Until the so-called Knauf case, which put a Hexahedron agent inside the organization in order to bring down their operation and activities, information about the Druze Society was based on incomplete and partial reports that did not provide with any relevant data. Despite this, no intelligence service in the Human Sphere has doubts about the depth of their ramifications and influences on the global economy. Even though there are still many details from this corrupt intrigue, and it is really difficult to determine the real extent of their criminal activities.
The Druze Society is probably Submondo’s most powerful criminal organization, an international mafia association that extends throughout the Human Sphere. The Druze Society’s interests and businesses cover numerous sectors, and its influence reaches even the highest circles. But to be able to maintain a position of power within the criminal world, aside from money and influence, you also need fangs and claws.
In the Druze’s case, the sharpest ones are those of Bayram’s security service on their private caravansary. Comprised of hard-core Shock Teams paired with a dreadful reputation, this security service is so effective that very few dare engage it. For this reason, Druze operations and this caravansary are the safest in the Sphere. To maintain that maximum level of efficiency, the Druze offer one section of their security service to the military company market. This team operates as a small mercenary company that works as riot control. Bayram Security’s fee is not cheap, but their deadly results leave no room to negotiate.
One of the greatest regional armies of Yu Jing is the Japanese Sectorial Army. As the Japanese have always shown a clearly distinct cultural identity, the High Command, with the Party’s consent, thought it was opportune to reward Nipponese troops for the courage shown in their military service.
In this way they were given the ability to form a small army composed entirely of troops and units of Nipponese origin. Such army would have its own officers, all of them Japanese, who could establish their own operative methodology and their own combat style, remaining always loyal to the military precepts established by Yu Jing’s High Command.
The Japanese Sectorial Army has a strong offensive focus, reflecting the brave and combative nature of the troops composing it. The Nipponese warlike philosophy is strongly influenced by Bushido, the Path of the Warrior. The noncommissioned instructional officers have stamped into the head of each recruit the lessons taken from old Japanese military texts. Concepts like courage, duty (giri 義理), the will to win and the importance of an aggressive attitude receive special emphasis, and provide a subconscious motivation for the troops of the Rising Sun. - Pre-Secession Information
The Ikari Company is the most despicable mercenary company in the entire Human Sphere. The reputation of this mainly Japanese group of mercenaries is based on a record of contemptible actions committed in the name of others, either unscrupulous corporations or criminal organizations. Forget about honor and the samurai way; the ideology of the Ikari is that of the ronin, the warrior without lord or honor, who is interested only in money. But not only Japanese make up this company. Here you will find the worst scum of the Human Sphere. The questions the Ikari ask of their members are few—the only thing they want to know about their past is if they are heartless enough to accomplish the jobs the company accepts.
The Free Company of the Star, or StarCo to abbreviate, conceived as an external financial resource of the Corregidor Jurisdictional Command, is proud of the professionalism of its members. Only a few in the mercenary market can compete against this company in terms of effectiveness and precision. However, the feature for which it is really appreciated is the value of their word, because even if things go off the rails, the StarCo always keeps it.
Spiral Corps is a mixed mercenary company with a core of experts and professional troops from the Tohaa Trident as well as a contingent of human mercenaries offering their experience as alien hunters.
The Foreign Company is a private security consultancy that is often covered by numerous business news channels all over Maya. Both analysts and experts seem to have reached a consensus in praising this mercenary company’s unorthodox practices and its ruthless approach to business and development, and they have defined it as a sudden and ever-growing success. Moreover, this impression is reinforced by the new announcement that Van Orton has recently signed contracts with several leading companies from the pharmaceutical, technology, and manufacturing industries.
THE DAHSHAT COMPANY
This private military company is property of the Qaid Fahesh, one of the most powerful and influential silk magnates. It employs the greatest number of mercenaries in the entire Human Sphere. An unconfirmed rumor states that the company is also the tool Fahesh is using to keep his privileged position in Submondo, the fearsome international criminal syndicate that gossips says he belongs to.
The White Company is a small elite mercenary force with a distinctly itinerant character, founded by Colonel John Hawkwood, an officer of fortune with a long military career who is said to be an unauthorized ALEPH Recreation. In fact, the contracts signed by this company with ALEPH's SSS have made it the target of Nomad Black Propaganda, but they have also put it in the top ten on the mercenary market, which has enabled it to become an official contractor for both PanOceania and Yu Jing.