PanOceania is the number one, the greatest power in the Human Sphere. It has the most planets, the healthiest economy and the most advanced technology.
PanOceania is a true melting pot of cultures that, with their pragmatic and generous character, consider themselves the defenders of the Western traditions of democracy and welfare. PanOceanians are a proud people who might come across as slightly conceited with their constant reminders of the technological superiority of their society, and particularly their army.
PanOceania is the leading nation in terms of influence, the number one, the top of the pyramid of power. Thanks to its strong, healthy economy it can boast the best example of a welfare society, and what may be termed a ‘leisure society’, in the sphere.
Pioneering space exploration and the development of the ai aleph, PanOceania was able to harness its technology to gain an edge over other powers. It sees itself as a model for others to follow, and is willing to fight anyone who would threaten its station. In order to maintain its status, the hyperpower uses the full extent of its influence in international policymaking, safe in the knowledge that it is backed by an army furnished with the most advanced and destructive technology in the human sphere. If life at the top is your thing, your place is in PanOceania.
Shock Army of Acontecimento
The Shock Army of Acontecimento reflects the vigorous character of this industrial planet’s working population. The troops of Acontecimento are used to winning tactical superiority through sweat and hard work, and to fighting in the stifling thickness of jungles.
This army is a specialized assault force, involved in extremely violent operations against enemy positions, which sometimes develop into close range combat. The operations of the Shock Army are characterized by their dynamic and aggressive tactics. They put out a constant, overwhelming barrage of lethal fire that will not stop until any threat is eliminated and the target conquered. The Shock Army has some of the best PanOceanian troops, specialized in jungle combat and survival techniques, with an outstanding record during the NeoColonial Wars on the Acontecimento and Paradiso fronts. Therefore, this military force is also assigned to combat operations in jungle environments all over the Sphere.
The Military Orders, religious groups of military character, were a phenomenon of the Middle Ages that has surprisingly resurfaced in the present time with a force comparable to that of its heyday.
Bringing additional military strength to the PanOceanian Military Complex and subject to PanOceanian High Command, they have some freedom of military action, which gives the Church greater influence than any other religious organization in PanOceania. But whether working for their country or for the church, members of the Military Orders will complete their duties with great zeal, undeterred before any enemy.
The Military Orders, religious-military groups, were a phenomenon of the Middle Ages that has surprisingly resurfaced in the present time with a force comparable to that of its heyday. Bringing additional military strength to the PanOceanian Military Complex and subject to PanOceanian High Command, they have some freedom of military action, which gives the Church greater influence than any other religious organization in PanOceania. But whether working for their country or for the church, members of the Military Orders will complete their duties with great zeal, undeterred before any enemy.
The reappearance of the Military Orders was due to a conjunction of various factors. The most important of these was the social resurgence of religious organizations in PanOceanian society thanks to their involvement in the Resurrection system and the invaluable support of ALEPH. Of all of the religious organizations, the Church, already unified to face this challenge, was the one that best knew how to exploit the privileged position gained by the support of the AI.
Thanks to this confidence in the Church the Vatican Bank managed to become one of the most powerful in the Human Sphere. The figure of the Pope and the Church had a specific weight in society, and even in international politics, superior to that of other religious representatives. Seeing that all of this was good for the Christian community, Pope John XXV and the Curia decided to dedicate part of their efforts and funds to increasing their share of influence.
For PanOceania, a continuously expanding power, the war machine is a very important part of the gears of power. For that reason, in order for the Church to have a greater presence in decision making, it needed to introduce a wedge within the PanOceanian army. The Curia then began a campaign in favor of the provision of ecclesiastical funds for the Department of Defense, arguing that the Word of God should escort those who risk their lives for their nation.
The Vatican proposal consisted of giving funds for the creation of an army corps which, although subject to the PanOceanian military hierarchy, was formed by active members of the Church. This corps would have, in principle, an auxiliary function until it had proven its worth in the field. Shortly after, a Papal Bull that began: “Pia Matris Ecclesia cura, de fidelium salute requests…” officially made the request for permission for the refounding of a Military Order, eleven centuries after the creation of the first.
Once the proposal was accepted, and in order to comply with the two tendencies present in the Curia, they would found two Orders: the Temple and the Hospital. The rehabilitation of the former Order of the Temple was supported by the most technocratic faction of the Church. Their intention was to center the forces of the Order on the research of military technology, an area that is well known to generate many benefits.
For its part, the Order of the Hospital would receive the support of the most populist faction of the Curia of Cardinals. It was intended that this new incarnation of the Order should be primarily used for military medicine and rescue tasks. With this clearly propagandistic vocation the prestige of the Church would be augmented, while at the same time easing its direct entry into the field of warfare with a patina of humanism.
Little by little, with the passage of time and thanks to the triumphs gained by these two Military Orders, others would be created. Each one of them would dedicate itself to different military-religious aspects and would have different geographic distributions covering as many possible zones throughout PanOceania and its areas of influence.
Human Sphere (2009) era Military Orders color schemes
The Neoterran Capitaline Army is the strongest and most technified force of PanOceania, its foremost defensive and offensive element. It is said that the Neoterran Army is the shield and the sword of the Hyperpower.
Varuna Immediate Action Division
“THE SNAKE EATERS”
Varuna is the oceanic planet, an idyllic paradise, the dream destination for any PanOceanian, with hundreds of islands and beaches, but it is also the scene of planetary storms that can strike anywhere, criss-crossing it from one place to another.
This planet, which has been defined as having the highest standard of living in the entire Sphere, is also the headquarters and training ground of the hardest military force in all of PanOceania: the Immediate Reaction Division. Because of its operational profile as a special operations force, this force has been nicknamed “The Snake Eaters”, and its main mission is to be the first to face any threat against the Hyperpower or its interests.
Svarlheima's Winter Force
A FORCE TO WHICH WINTER BELONGS.
Many people believe that the name of the Winter Force of Svalarheima, or just WinterFor, stems from the fact that this planet is in the grip of a never-ending winter. However, this is not entirely true. It may not seem like it, but Svalarheima does have seasons, even a summer, which is everyone’s favorite season. The big difference between them is the intensity of the deadly cold. In summer, the low temperatures can kill you; in winter, the cold will not only kill you, but also ruin your Cube and doom you to a True Death.
The Winter Force of Svalarheima is named so because it is ready and eager to fight in the deadliest of winters, which is more dangerous than any enemy. A force which, as they say, was born in winter, grew and learned in winter, and now winter belongs to it.
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- https://infinitytheuniverse.com/blog/february-releases Published February 25, 2022