[Faction Guide] Vist Foundation (WIP)

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[Faction Guide] Vist Foundation (WIP)

Post by gundamoutlaw on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:36 pm


Organization
The Vist Foundation is a company that primarily profits from trading paints and various forms of art between Earth and the space colonies. The company is also largest stockholder of the industrial conglomerate, Anaheim Electronics (AE). This is due to manipulation by the acting chairman of AE, who married into the Carbine family that established AE. It is believed that the Vist Foundation holds full control of AE and indirectly profits from arms dealing. In reality, the Vist Foundation is responsible for manipulating the events that have influenced the Earth Sphere in the Universal Century. The Vist Foundation was responsible for starting the UC Project, which eventually led to the development of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. The principle residence of the Vist family, and central headquarters of their organization is located in the colony builder Magallanica.

Also called "The snail", The Magallanica colony builder structure was attached to the tip of the Rokuro, whose overall length was 6500 meters with a diameter of 1600 meters. The rear of the structure is equipped with a nuclear pulse engine, and self-navigation is possible. The Rokuro is a colony builder unit, It’s length is just under 10 kilometers and is shaped like a teacup and a pencil cap. Its role is to build the inner and outer walls of the colony simultaneously. The colony is constructed while the unit slides backwards where it is then separated upon completion. The entrance at the tip is where materials are brought in and constructed. The crew quarters are also located here. This unassuming appearance is merely a fascade however, as the Magallanica is capable of transforming into a massive space fortress equipped with advanced communications systems capable of transmitting messages over the whole of Earth. This form of the Magallanica is larger than the Jupitris-class transport vessels, and changes the external appearance of the Magallanica to that of a supposed space "capital city."

History
Based on the Moon, the front company for Vist, known as Anaheim Electronics, originally produced a wide range of technological applications from consumer electronics to battleships and even space colonies. Their service do not end at electronic goods, according to Anaheim Journal, they have over 150 subsidiaries and also have departments providing cosmetics, vacation traveling plans (with their own resort space colonies) and credit cards, ultimately fitting the definition of a zaibatsu. Upon the end of the One Year War, Anaheim was able to acquire the assets and personnel of the Zeonic, Zimmad, and MIP Corporations - mobile suit manufacturing firms of the defeated Principality of Zeon. This merger enabled Anaheim Electronics to enter the lucrative business of mobile suit production, where it became the contract manufacturer of the Earth Federation. As such, the firm was contracted by the Earth Federation to become its principal mobile suit provider until the end of the Second Neo Zeon War.

Anaheim Electronics is known for its profit-oriented mindset - creating advanced mobile weapons for any faction that would be willing to pay, then selling the same technology to the former's enemy, and are often derogatorily referred to as the "Merchants of Death". During the rise of the oppressive Titans task-force and the subsequent Gryps Conflict, Anaheim funded the anti-Titan group AEUG and gave it access to their technology and safe shelter as the Titans restricted their trading engagements, despite the Earth Federation Forces and the Titans being their primary customer. Later, the company would service contracts from the remnants of the Principality of Zeon such as Axis and Neo-Zeon. According to their own board of executives, this sort of underhanded practice is due to the gigantic company structure. With several development departments, each department can be contracted by different factions without needing to notify the main executive board. In reality however, this policy is simply adopted to help mask Vist's involvement while also minimizing the company's overall responsibility; as after the main battle, they can always just apply the penalty on a single department's head instead of making the whole company suffer. This double-dealing is most apparent during the Second Neo Zeon war, where Anaheim weapons and technology are always seen on both sides of the conflict. This period has come to be considered the heyday of Anaheim Electronics' development technology. As following Char's rebellion the Federation founds the Strategic Naval Research Institute (SNRI), and slowly begins turning more and more of their development contracts over to them in order to prevent further incidents.

In U.C. 0096, Anaheim Electronics and the Vist Foundation started the UC Project on the Unicorn Gundam, and built it, with pychoframe built around some places of the Gundam Unicorn.

Military
Secretly established as the muscle of the Vist Foundation, these forces act as the main enforces of Vist's ideals and are responsible for carrying out their manipulations throughout the Earth sphere. It unofficially includes the personnel of Anaheim Electronics, a fair percentage of them holding unofficial commissions in the Support Forces. Unlike their counterparts in the Federation or Neo Zeon however, the Vist armed forces technically are not a military, but rather a militia. The interaction between personnel is not like that of a military, more along the lines of a sports team or after school club. There is a captain that leads but everyone is equal, ranks are not as much of a major thing as with other factions. Currently their military is divided into three groups; the Support Forces, which serve as the non-commissioned technical specialists, naval crews, and infantry forces. The Mobile Suit Corps., which form the backbone of the Vist Foundation's armed forces, and finally the Command Forces. Which, as their names suggests, handle the administrative and tactical duties normally associated with the Flag ranked officers of other defense forces.

Major Locations
Space
  • Magallanica
  • Von Braun City
  • Granada
  • Amman
  • Epsilon City
  • La Vie en Rose mobile factory/docking ship
Military Ranks of the Vist Foundation
Command Forces
General
Lieutenant General
Major General
Commissaire

Mobile Suit Corps.
Group Captain
Wing Commander
Squad Leader
Flight Lieutenant
Flight Officer
Pilot Officer
Pilot

Anaheim Electronics & Support Forces
Fleet Captain
Captain
Unit Leader
Duty Chief
Senior Duty Officer
Junior Duty Officer
Soldier of Vist

Command Forces
General - A very high ranking position which commands an entire fleet or operation within the Vist Foundation. This rank is second only to the Chairman himself and Generals often hold council with the Chairman to discuss operation strategy and defense tactics. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position, while also holding an outstanding battle record and conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Lieutenant General - Below a general they feed orders down the ranks and lead large units within a battle force or a fleet of ships. They make sure orders are carried out, they are often found acting as assistants to a General when they are not in the field. Typically they do not engage in front line combat. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position, while also holding an outstanding battle record and conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Major General - They lead smaller sub-units for battle under Lieutenant Generals; normally no more than 5,000 men. They operate units in the field and normally have their command as a mobile base with a ship on land, sea or earth. They still don't normally take part in combat though. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position, while also holding an outstanding battle record and conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Commissaire - These officers bridge the gap between General ranks and the teams of specialists that make up the main units of the Vist Foundation and Anaheim Electronics. Their jobs are to look after the soldiers under them with their well being as a priority. They don't normally issue commands of their own unless the chain of command is broken. Rather they make sure that orders from above are followed while organizing teams and units to maximize effectiveness. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position, while also holding an outstanding battle record and conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Mobile Suit Corps.
Group Captain - Ace pilots that lead groups of between two to four mobile suit wings in combat for a maximum of 16 teams. They are normally at the back and stay on their command vessel but can join the fight if they see the need. They have normally been severing for at least ten years. They sometimes lead special operations units. Normally these characters are NPCs or characters belonging to players that have proven their ability to RP.

Wing Commander - These are ace pilots with extra training that have been serving for at least five years. They command between two and four teams of mobile suits in battle and lead events such as parades. They join one of their teams to lead directly during battle. They are the highest ranking officers that normal ranking personnel will have frequent contact with. Normally these characters are NPCs or characters belonging to players that have proven their ability to RP.

Squadron Leader - These are officers that have severed for at least three years in normal situations. They lead Mobile Suit Teams that are named after them, these teams normally consist of between three and seven suits. While they lead their squad they are often not called sir; they are more experienced than most lower ranked pilots. These characters can be role-played by people that have shown skill in their RP and their ability to lead well.

Flight Lieutenant Having served for at least two years, these pilots are well trained and capable of leading a small operation of up to three units on their own. Normally they are second in command to the Squadron Leader but on some occasions will be acting Squadron Leader. A proven role-player will be given this rank or a first time player with an amazing profile may be rewarded.

Flight Officer A medium pilot rank, a Flight Officer has had over a year of service and is part of a mobile suit team. They help their more inexperienced team-mates and can be relied upon in battle. A rank given to a good role-player over time or to a very good profile.

Pilot Officer - This rank is given to almost all pilots that have severed one year of service. They have proven themselves capable and will be the lowest rank sent to lead a patrol. This rank is given to good profiles and those that have been with the Vist Foundation for a period of time.

Pilot - The lowest rank that almost all pilot cadets get when they are assigned to a team. It is the minimum character rank required for a Player Character to actively pilot a mobile weapon in the RP. A profile good enough to RP with is required for this rank.

Anaheim Electronics and Support Forces
Fleet Captain - The best captains that command major bases and fleets, appointed from the ranks of Captains by the Head of the Vist Foundation. They captain fleets to carry out the orders from generals as well as top of the line battleships. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position and has a good conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Captain - The captains of battleships, experienced officers that are very capable leaders. Often they work with a Squadron Leader or Wing Commander to provide a single combat unit. They can be highest point of contact for lower ranks when on a mission. They can also serve as deputy captains on larger ships. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position and has a good conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Unit Leader - This rank operates as a high level with between 100-500 soldiers under their command. They run information from Duty Chiefs together and make sure that operations run smoothly. On smaller ships the deputy captain is also this rank. This position is usually held by NPCs unless one shows a great interest in obtaining the position and has a good conduct record in RP and on the site itself.

Duty Chief - While a Squadron leader leads a few mobile suits, a Duty Chief can lead up to a hundred soldiers. They can fulfill duties as a leader of a ground operation, head of a technical section or as running an area such as a base perimeter. They can be called by their job title which leads to a lot of variety but they all hold the same rank, some examples include Chief Mechanic, Gunnery Command or Major. These characters are normally NPCs but can be role-played by people that have shown skill in their RP and their ability to lead well.

Senior Duty Officer - Working under a Duty Chief, they are in charge of a singular duty, and all ranks below them report to them on that topic. Most bridge operations staff have this rank, CIC, Helmsman and Weapons officer among them. Someone of this rank will be in charge of servicing a mobile suit with the crew under them. Normally played by NPCs this rank could be given to a good role-player over time or to a very good profile.

Junior Duty Officer - These soldiers have some training in a specialization and are expected to lead small groups of personnel for less important tasks. They may lead a unit of guardsmen or be a cook or even a medic. Normally played by NPCs this rank could be given to a good role-player over time or to a very good profile.

Soldier of Vist - The most basic rank that makes up everyone that doesn't lead people. They can be anything from guardsmen, low level mechanic, cleaner, messenger or driver. Normally played by NPCs this rank could be given to almost anyone with a completed profile.

Cadet - A Cadet is a new Vist recruit who has yet to graduate from the Academy and be assigned a rank or post. They are viewed as the lowest ranking within the Vist armed forces, but at the same time are also treated as students more than anything else.
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