The Nomads consist of three enormous ships whose inhabitants, discontented with a society controlled by huge macroeconomic blocks and by A.I., have separated themselves from it and roam through space, trading from system to system. Tunguska is dedicated to the traffic and storage of information. Corregidor offers skilled labour at a good price, while Bakunin trades in all that is exotic and illegal in whatever area, from fashion to nano-engineering.
Foreign analysts are usually surprised by the lack of close order discipline and military ceremony shown by Corregidor forces, although they also indicate that Corregidor troops usually display martial skills superior to that of other powers’ regular troops. Each soldier is an expert in the essential principles of their military specialty, which they execute with rigorous self-discipline and surprising efficiency. Therefore, it’s not strange to hear those same analysts say that Corregidor has the toughest, most reliable, aggressive and tireless troops in the Sphere. This is because they are the outcasts. They are the guys of mud-rain-cold-and-void. The ones where “no-matter-the-shit-that-rains-on-us-we’ll-stand-fast”. The ones without glamour and hyper-sophisticated resources, but without whom wars are not won, be it working for their country or for those who can pay them.
The Jurisdictional Command of Bakunin it is based around self-defense, covert incursion into enemy territory, and limited clandestine activities, applying some of the revolutionary, and often illegal, Praxis developments.
The backbone of Bakunin’s army is the Moderator Corps, an independent police force with paramilitary training and which has some sections with operative profiles extending beyond the sphere of law and order. The Corps has been involved in so many counterterrorist and paramilitary operations that its inclusion as a special forces combat unit is more than justified.
Infiltration missions are the responsibility of the Special Operations Command, which has a section for surveillance and information gathering (Of which Zeros are its finest exponents).
The fist of the Bakunin command is formed by the Observance, with its cyber-warfare experts, its strict discipline and its obsession for the fight against ALEPH. On the other hand, the armored force of Bakunin’s military section is the direct responsibility of Praxis’s technomants, with their innovative technological recipes, who practice their particular magic on everything that falls into their hands, optimizing what anybody else would have considered obsolete.
Tunguska is a strongbox full of data, money, and secrets that sails through space. Ruled by Mafias, directed by banks and controlled by hackers, the military force of this mothership combines the implacability, resources and technology needed to keep it safe. The best hackers and crackers of the Human Sphere are found in Tunguska.
Tunguska is a fiscal paradise founded by mafia groups, bank entities, and hackers, where money is the law and greed a virtue. Managed as a corporation, directed as a bank, and administrated by a den of hackers, Tunguska is a place in which crime has won and taken power. And a relentless society formed solely by predators needs a security force even more relentless to keep the peace in order for business to work and money to keep flowing. This mothership is the true engine of the Nomad Nation and their undisputed leader, a ship that bases its existence on privacy and secrets, needed in order to keep both finances and freedom within the Human Sphere. The image of Tunguska is one of grim individuals with shades and cold smiles, professionals that know the price of everything and are ready to charge it to anyone—but never in a personal way, because in this ship, everything is strictly business.
Carlota Kowalsky and Moriarty (Tomcat named character)
Cassandra Kusanagi (aka Reverend Superior Casssandra Kusanagi)
Zond (includes Reaktion, Stempler, Transductor, and Vertigo Zonds)