Let's talk about Shirudan hierarchy(Airfortress), The Ainsijam Nomads (GunGear) and my own stuff.
So after much reflection here is what I think of the Shirudan Hierarchy:
the Khogun Shirudo>The Nobles>The Armed Forces>The Priesthood.
This all changed in 1810rt, or 2010 in the Khogun Calendar. Why? Because of the Great war. By this year, almost all of the shirudan nobility are dead. They primarily served as commanders of either the Grand Army or the Navy. Only their children remained but they were not of age. What did the Khogun do?
The Khogun Hathor Shirudo had the Khokkunate Intelligence Office(KIO) find suitable candidates and gather all that the information about them. There were many factors and even peasants were asked for their preference. Most of the chosen ones were part of the Grand Army or the Navy, there were few Civilian leaders and some from Hesse. The Candidates were then screened by the reformed and revitalized Priesthood. After this, the list of approved candidates was sent to the Khogun who would then pass final judgment and appointment. There was to be 8 Appointed Governors, 1 for each major Province/former Shogunate. The Nobles did not like this of course and tried to rebel but their plot was foiled by KIO. Hence the Hierarchy now is:
The Khogun>The Appointed Governors>The Armed Forces>The Priesthood.
Should the Royal Family ascend to the Sun, overall leadership of the Khokkunate will fall to the Director of KIO and will remain so until such time that a suitable candidate from the noble families be found or one who the Priesthood deems worthy of the name of Shirudo.
Let me now write about the Ainsijam Nomads of GG. But let me first say some stuff about a Private Security company called PoleArms. PoleArms was a security provider founded by the Lamtuna family. The Lamtunas were among the first families who settled in northwest Spear and were very protective of the society they were trying make there. When PoleArms encountered the Ainsijam Tribe, instead of exterminating them, PoleArms allowed the nomads to roam free and the 2 groups fostered a good relationship.
The Ainsijam Nomads were known to have been roaming the lands now known as Pioneer Front, for centuries. A most interesting fact about these nomads is that they are composed of humans and anthros living in harmony. Elephantine anthros make up the majority of these nomads. One of the prominent families among the Ainsijam is the Istari Family. During the most recent civil war however, the Ainsjiam Nomads were targeted by both SPEAR-aligned militias and rebel mobs. It was only PoleArms that sought to protect them but since this led to confrontation with pro-SPEAR militias PoleArms was disbanded. Kassad Lamtuna,Commander of PoleArms, kept fighting to protect the Ainsijam. The members of PoleArms rallied to their leader and eventually defeated and exterminated the militias that threatened the nomads. Kassad and his men went into hiding and once the civil war was over they were pardoned. Kassad was Hashim Lamtuna's uncle and there are rumors that Kassad brought along his nephew in his battles against the militias.
Perhaps the rumors about Hashim Lamtuna's bloody upbringing are true because when he entered SPEAR's Officer Academy, he was certainly more capable than his peers. One instructor's remarks about the would-be Sirdar goes: " Although he looked like any other 20 year old chump, he acted like a battle-hardened veteran."
My own stuff have sort of been pushed back by my reflections on the 2 worlds above. It is unfortunate but I do enjoy weaving societies or stories.
Stay safe and be nice people.
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