Burkut

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Background

Amidst the collapse of the United States of America, NASA found a new patron in the form of Haqqislam. The movement took on many NASA researchers, and eventually almost all NASA expertise and facilities ended up in the hands of Haqqislam. Many former American citizens joined the Haqqislamite space program as engineers, mechanics, designers, and astrophysicists.

They were the Burkut; named after the eagle-god of Turkish mythology. The symbol was chosen to honor Apollo and the United States, with the eagle symbolism.

They worked proudly for decades, until the 30s NC and the Silk Revolts. During this time, the small-scale Haqqislamite civil war forced them to take sides. The Burkut worked to protect civilians and infrastructure first and foremost, and were lauded for their efforts during the war.

More recently, they have been increasingly attached to Qapu Khalqi ships. They fought during the Ariadnan Commecial Conflicts, as well as during the crises on Concilium. Although predominantly operating in space, Burkut do occasionally get sent to ground-based conflicts as support engineers.


In the early days of Haqqislam, during the mass migration to Bourak, NASA personnel held a crucial role. Forsaken by their increasingly isolationist government, this group of experts scattered in orbital bases all over the solar system found refuge in the Haqqislamite movement, which regarded them with respect as true Seekers of Knowledge. NASA stations became stopovers for the motley array of ships that the Haqqislamite colonists had been able to procure.

In them, the skills of that space agency’s engineers proved essential to helping many colonists continue their journey, and in accordance with the typical Haqqislamite generosity and hospitality, they were all invited to join Haqqislam. They all welcomed the opportunity to pursue their passion, so they spread out to the new stations built in the Fareedat System, and to the rest of the Human Sphere aboard numerous Haqqislamite vessels.

In those early days, these engineers built an informal brotherhood by recruiting all those like minded individuals who shared NASA’s vision of exploration while they kept all the systems of spacecraft and orbitals up and running. More and more committed to the Haqqislamite cause and its culture, they named their society after the eagle god of Turkic mythology, Burkut, in memory of Apollo 11, since its emblem was also an eagle. They also joined the military ships of the fledgling Qapu Khalqi at this time, where they worked only as engineers and consultants, without joining any combat units. [1]

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N4

ISC: Reinf: Burkut, Aeronaval Engineering Regiment Veteran Troop Heavy Infantry
Fury: Not Imeptuous Training: Regular Back-Up: Cube
MOV CC BS PH WIP ARM BTS W/STR S
4-4 16 12 12 14 3 6 1 2
Skills and Equipment: Deactivator, GizmoKit, Engineer, Immunity(Shock), Immunity(Continous Damage), Mimetism(-3), No Wound Incapacitation, Terrain(Zero-G), Religious Troop
Loadout Special Skills Weapons and Equipment Melee Weapons Points SWC
1 Boarding Shotgun, Panzerfaust, AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 30 0
2 Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher(+1 Dam), D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 31 0.5
3 Submachine Gun, E/Marat(+1B), AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
4 Submachine Gun, Heavy Flamethrower(+1B), AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
5 Reinf. Boarding Shotgun, Panzerfaust, AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 30 0
6 Reinf. Submachine Gun, Light Rocket Launcher(+1 Dam), D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 31 0.5
7 Reinf. Submachine Gun, E/Marat(+1B), AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0
8 Reinf. Submachine Gun, Heavy Flamethrower(+1B), AP Mines, D-Charges Pistol, CC Weapon 27 0

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