The other great power, the eternal rival always conspiring and intriguing to bring down its adversary is Yu Jing (read Yu Ching), the Asiatic giant. The entire Far East is united beneath the banner of what was once China but which has now formed a single, though varied, oriental culture. Product of great industrial and technological development and a forceful, thriving economy, Yu Jing is determined to achieve the dominant position which it aspires to.
Yu Jing’s Judicial Corps, in its authorized mission of protection and Law and Order enforcement, has a tactical wing for special tasks known as the Imperial Service. This section is the one in charge of carrying out tasks of internal defense, civil and military security, including anti-terrorist and anti-subversive actions.
The Imperial Service is under the direct control of the Emperor, and is considered his representation on the streets or in battle. On the operational level, the armed wing of the Judicial Corps can act fully integrated into the organizational structure of the army or as an independent intervention force.
The Imperial Service has a black reputation as a military corps because of the moral standard of its units, a mix of infamous penal regiments with police and paramilitary units sadly famous due to their lack of scruples and preference for drastic solutions.
Nevertheless, the effectiveness of this military body in the execution of its missions cannot be denied. Aside from the crudity of its hard and severe methods, or maybe because of them, the Imperial Service knows how to take control of any situation in which it may be involved and stands as a fearsome enemy; the claws with which the Dragon destroys the enemies of Yu Jing.
The size of Yu Jing’s military might does not matter. It doesn’t matter how many frigates, spacecraft carriers, or battle cruisers the StateEmpire Navy has available. It doesn’t matter how many cannons and missile launcher pads, orbital or on the planetary surface, the Yu Jing artillery regiments possess. It doesn’t matter how advanced their communication and quantronic warfare units are. To the general public, the Yu Jing war machine’s real symbol of force is the Invincible Army.
The army corps known by this imposing name forms the core of the StateEmpire Army. It’s a force characterized by employing Heavy Infantry as its true and main protagonist, and the heart of its entire operational approach.
The White Banner Army
FLEXIBILITY, ADAPTABILITY, AGILITY, STEALTH, AND SURPRISE.
It’s often said that PanOceania is number one, the Hyperpower. Is it? Are you sure? If that’s so, if they truly are the strongest power in the entire Human Sphere, then why did they have half of Svalarheima taken away from them? How is it possible that after so much time, after so much overt and covert fighting, they still haven’t recovered it yet? Both questions have the same answer: the White Banner Army.
Flexibility and adaptability combined with hardness and endurance, agility, stealth, and surprise. These are the core traits of the White Banner Army, a force with the tough and relentless attitude of those who know that they ought to protect their own against an enemy that’s ready and willing to eliminate every single one of them. A force that has been the not so secret weapon of the StateEmpire in Huangdi, and the reason why the Hyperpower is not so hyper in Svalarheima.
“The enemy does not show any respect for honor or rules. To protect the StateEmpire, we will do the same. We are the Emperor’s shield.” Colonel Peng Shou. Extract from the foundational harangue of the Yuándùn Division.
The Yuándùn (“Shield”) Division is a special task force of the Imperial Service created for contact operations and the suppression of high-risk threats. Known as “the butchers of Motobushima” for their cruel performance in the takeover of the city of Kuraimori during the Japanese Uprising, their infamous reputation precedes them wherever they are deployed, where they are feared and hated in equal measure. Following the operations in Kuraimori, the Yuándùn Division has earned a well-deserved reputation in the StateEmpire Army as a task force specialized in hunting Japanese, a task that they conduct with particular joy and efficiency. As a unit that is “all or nothing,” it is clear that members of this division will neither show mercy to Japanese forces nor expect it from them. The members of the Yuándùn Division are selected from among the best troopers in the Imperial Service and from some State regiments, which provide the heavy tactical reinforcements that a light corps such as the Imperial Service often lacks. However, it takes a special kind of person to become a member of this division. Beyond combat abilities, Yuándùn Division members are all committed to fulfilling their duty to protect the StateEmpire, a duty that prevails over moral sense. The purpose of this special body is to protect the StateEmpire from both internal and external enemies, using special methods and tactics, many of them of dubious morality. However, all the actions of this body are approved by the Emperor, the only authority to which they are accountable. The knowledge of being backed by the Emperor reinforces in them a sense of impunity and of importance in their mission. The Yuándùn Division goes to great lengths to safeguard the StateEmpire security, and there are neither lives nor rights that these corps are not willing to sacrifice to fulfill their duty.
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Yáokòng (Includes Wèibīng, Hùsòng, Son-Bae, and Chaīyì)
Yáoxiè (includes Rui Shi and Lù Duān)