|Tek Level 7|
|HQ: Fort Khrabrost|
|Bratva, Black Legion. Savages & Barbarians|
|Leader: High Command |
Several Commanders, Officers & Heroes
Imperiya /Im-peer-iya/ (Monolyth Script: империя) is a faction from the Monolith Battleplates and is considered to be the largest and most powerful of the known factions of the realm. Much of their identity was drawn and created from the former Galacian Imperiya, from which it also gets it's name.
Imperiya was formed in the aftermath of the dissolution of the group known as the Citizen's Protection Alliance, or simply Alliance. A group of warriors and soldiers who banded together under one insignia to protect the peaceful civilians from Bandits, Raiders, Mutants and Demons. later though, In what was known as the Ostasha Betrayal, an Alliance general sold out the faction to the Black Legion of the Damned. Alliance troopers were slaughtered and when it was over. The generals pointed fingers at one another, accusing each other of being the traitor. The Alliance began to split apart and even came to blows, with small skirmishes.
Both factions were fed false information by the Black Legion into believing the other's commanders were holed up in the City of Sukia, the largest civilized region known at the time. And thus began a large scale battle between the warring Alliance factions. However while they whittled each other down, the Black Legion ambushed both of them, slaughtering them again and killing many of the the leaders of the Alliance.
Despite knowing full well they had been tricked into fighting each other, the warring factions of the now dead Alliance, had come to hate each other just as much as the Savage Black Legion. They retreated away from the destroyed city, while gangs of bandits and mercenaries took over the ruins. The two warring factions reorganized into the Bratva and Imperiya. One sporting black, the other white. Two sides of the same coin. And they kept trolling, harrassing and killing each other while they fought over the affection of the towns and cities that dotted the Plates
Ethos & Objectives
Out of all the factions of the Monolith Battleplates, with the exception of the city-states themselves, Imperiya is the most concerned with establishing a permanent dominion and maintaining a government over civilians. The reasoning not out of a desire to be bureaucratic or benevolent. But out of a paranoid agenda to maintain security and order throughout the cities to keep the minifigs docile, and otherwise not joining Gangs or Cults. Imperiya goes so far as to train militias of villages and towns to police the regions it can't be bothered with.
Imperiya seeks to fight the forces of disorder and mayhem. But at the same time, opposes any group that may challenge it's position. Fighting against savages, gangs, and other armies for sport. Their engineers constantly create war machines and weapons out of raw materials scavenged from the wastes, and scientists occasionally make portals to raid other dimensions.
Imperiya is also notorious for employing locals from towns and villages, and training them into auxiliary security forces. All with the intention of spreading "Order" throughout the world with as many allies as possible.
Unlike other factions of the Battleplates, Imperiya does not have one leader, But two. Two Leaders, Sergachev and Varone, who backed up by a trio of generals, Shulga*, Tachenko and Deeja, who together count as a tie breaking vote. All five make up the "High Command" whom give out orders to other regional commanders and their officers, Who are too many to name. And with constant deaths and promotions, it's too difficult to keep track of anyone but the high command.
The inner workings of the group are largely unknown to the outside world. But many beileve the Imperiya's appearance power is a facade, and that it is a fragile tinderbox ready to start fighting with itself. Many of the troops and officers of the group have formed their own cliques, clubs and subfactions. Many are also defectors or converts from other factions, existing or absorbed. And their loyalties may lie more with their old officers than the Imperiya at large
Division and Subfactions
Because it is so large, the Imperiya faction periodically breaks into semi-independent, sometimes bickering and quarreling factions behind different Commanders. The force headquarted in Khrabrost is regarded as the main faction, While other groups have temporarily splintered off in their own regions or even other realms. One such example is the Omega Imperiya who maintain a presence on the Omega Plate, and are traditionally cut-off from the other factions. Another notable faction is the Lazarus Imperiya, a small faction that has left the Monolith Plates and maintains a small presence in the Galaxia Nehellenium in the vicinity of the former Gold Sector. This was thought to be of some sentimental value to them, but there may be more sinister things at play there.
Factions outside of the Monolith plates, will often refer to all of the Imperiya factions from the plates as the Monolith Imperiya, however such a term is just a mildly specific umbrella term for groups such as Khrabrost and Omega
|Omega Imperiya||Omega Region, Monolith Battleplates||Frequentley out of contact with Headquarters
due to the anomalous nature of the Omega Plate, The Monolith Battleplate Underworld
|Lazarus Imperiya||Gold Sector, Galaxia Nehellenium||Operating somewhere in the Remains of the Gold Sector
The Ancestral Origin of the Monolith Battleplate Minifigs
Imperiya has two main divisions.
- Armiya - The Ground Forces, the conventional Army using heavy vehicles and massed ground assaults against the enemies of their agenda
- Flota - The Fleet Forces, Using Medium to large sized vehicles known as fleet ships to bombard ground targets, transport Marines over long distances over the plates, and do battle with other fleets in the void above the plates, The realm's equivalent to space
The Imperiya Armiya is experienced, sophisticated, and uptight. Deploying large units of Regular, Veteran, Elite and Special Forces soldiers. And lots of heavy Armor and transports.
Refer to the Battleplate Statistics chart for an explanation on the terms that will be referred to in the notes
Regular Troops (D6 Skill, 4 Armor)
Veteran Troops (D6 Skill, 5 Armor)
|Assault Troopers||Veteran assault troops sporting newer, more advanced equipment, specialized training and tactics|
|Assault Vanguard Troopers||Specialist assault troops that carry heavier weapons suited for longer range and more firepower|
|Heavy AT Team||Anti-Tank team using a guided missile system capable of pulverizing armor from afar with the "Slag" Missile|
|Bulwark Troopers||Situational urban assault troops carrying massive ballistic Shields normally used in urban assault|
Elite Troops (D8 Skill, 5 Armor)
|Shock Troopers||The Most Elite of the frontal combat units that are not considered to be part of any Special Force group.|
|Vampir Team||Elite Shock unit's signature Anti Vehicular Weapon is the Vampir, a devastating matter disintegrating warp cannon, the pinnacle of Troop portable pulse weapons.|
|Dragoons||Jetpack blasting, shotun toting Bruisers who's job is to crash into enemy lines, shoot boomsticks and throw grenades, and get the hell out|
|Desolator||A Cruel and Unusual weapon of war, the Desolator employs a chemical weapon capable of melting or completely disintegrating ABS into nothing but goo. The Desolator is equally effective against Troops, Vehicles and Structures, but is deployed rarely, often due to the dangerous nature of the weapon, if blown up he'd likely waste many friendlies in the area.|
|VDV||the VDV are deployed from Gunship or VTOL , usually behind enemy lines to raise hell before a main operation|
|Stalkers||Special Forces troops made of the toughest sons of bitches available to the Armiya.|
|Stalker Specialists||Stalker Weapon Specialists, Long range heavy sniper rifles that can punch holes in a tank, and Hulking heavily armored machinegun berserkers|