The Ebonheart Empire Sept 28, 2015 18:01:39 GMT
Post by Kenji on Sept 28, 2015 18:01:39 GMT
The Ebonheart Empire is one of two major factions shaping the REDEEMER universe.
Following his succession from the United Nations in 2044, Vernier Ebonheart and a handful of supporters pooled their resources and signed the Treaty of Marseille, also known as the Ebonheart Pact. Despite tensions between the UNE and the Pact mounted, the faction kept it's sights on catering to the well-being of it's people. Despite not being as formal as the UNE, the Ebonheart grew to be far more powerful as a result of incredibly high morale throughout the faction. With the creation of the first ever Machina, the Jord, the Pact set forth a space race that would have consequences still felt today.
In 2048, the Eden came to Earth, bringing with them unparalleled technologies that spurred mankind ahead by generations. Despite the tension that had grown between the two major factions, there was finally peace on Earth - but it was short lived.
The Eden’s technology was nothing short of an enigma. World powers wanted to know what it was, if they could use it for themselves. Greed had once again infected the waters of peace, and soon the fighting began. Rogue groups began attacking Eden facilities, with attacks taking the lives of military and civilians alike. Outraged, High Chancellor Apollos, the leader of the Eden, strikes a deal with Vernier Ebonheart: take six glass orbs, called the Pieces of Eden, and get them off Earth. Ebonheart accepted the proposal, and with an Eden ship, fled to Jupiter where the Jord team had constructed the first of many settlements. Feeling betrayed by their leader, the Eden have Apollos executed and join forces with the United Nations in an effort to combat the Ebonheart Pact, deemed traitorous for “stealing” the Pieces of Eden. From here on, the Ebonheart Pact became known as the Ebonheart Empire.
In response to the Harbinger Union's formation, as well as their creation of the first M-Class Machina, Vernier Ebonheart teamed with Rayleonard Technologies and began developing militant Machina of his own, resulting in the Enfer and the Orage being created. Ebonheart, finally learning how to harness the power of the Pieces of Eden, excelled in power in ways that were unimaginable. Their Machina became unparalleled, with many powerful S and G-Class suits produced - with Rayleonard Industries eventually creating the one and only SGS-Class GF-X1 “Redeemer” - one nigh-invincible machine created to put an end to the bloodshed and, per it's namesake, redeem all of mankind.
On July 16, 2067 the Gauntlet Colony was attacked, and Vernier Ebonheart lost his life in the attack. His daughter, just barely escaping with her life, becomes the leader of the Empire - eventually merging with the alien force known as the Vetgeist - before declaring war against the Harbinger Union on July 22, 2067.
Members of the Ebonheart Empire's military follow a ranking structure created by Vernier Ebonheart, and passed into formal law by his daughter following her declaration of war.
- Private First Class (PFC)
- Corporal (Cpl)
- Corporal Major (Cpl Maj)
- Sergeant (Sgt)
- Sergeant Regular (Sgt Reg)
- Sergeant Major (Sgt Maj)
- Warrant Officer (WO)
- Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)
- 2nd Lieutenant (2d Lt)
- Lieutenant (Lt)
- Captain (Capt)
- Major (Maj)
- Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)
- Colonel (Col)
- Major General (Maj Gen)
- Lieutenant General (Lt Gen)
- General of the Corps (Corps Gen)
- General Commander of the Empire (GCE)