Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai

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Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai

The most pervasive and successful rebellion came from a group calling themselves the Adhomai Liberation Army, a group made up of Tajara from almost every walk of life. This organization opposed corporate claims on Tajaran soil and denounced the mismatched development and governmental negligence as the fault of humanity. They named the nation they were fighting for the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai.

During the height of the war, reality saw settlements liberated by the Liberation Army ruled by a military junta. Being a supporter of the loyalist government, or having been a collaborator, was grounds for immediate execution by firing squad. Villages often found their supplies seized by Liberation forces for the war effort, and the whole movement was a massive, tenacious military dictatorship under the absolute authority of Supreme Commander Halkiikir Na'ted'Akhan, also known simply as Nated.

Following the release of their updated 2459 manifesto, the various regional civilian governments which formed under their rule were coalesced into The Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai. Authority is still highly decentralized. In January of 2461, a contested election saw Almrah Harrlala become president Contested by the military, the so-called Nated Supremacist Movement launched a putsch that was ultimately foiled by Nated himself, who appealed for the return of civilian government and then resigned his command.

The DPRA is now lead by President Almrah Harrlala who is struggling to transition what was once a militant insurgency movement into a modern, democratic nation. With the help of Nated as a government minister going out to negotiate with ruling Juntas to voluntarily turn over power to civilian governments, many of which still refuse, the DPRA's future faces many fundamental changes. The Liberation Army and the DPRA does, for the most part, try to respect the basic rights of Tajara. Most Tajara under their rule don't need to worry about a secret police or being framed for a crime for civil disobedience. Criticizing the Liberation leadership is allowed, and many powerful figures laugh along with searing satire targeted at them.

Tajara from the DPRA are struggling to find recognition from the major powers of the galaxy. Its citizens (or dissidents) often must go through the dangerous path of being smuggled off planet with false visas and citizenship. In more recent times, DPRA citizens are being sponsored by Harrlala's government to go out into the galaxy openly, and to show the galaxy what Tajara can achieve on their own terms without being puppets of human megacorporations.

General

Capital: Shastar City

Demonym: Adhomian, Al'mariist

Official Language(s): Siik'maas, Siik'Tajr, Nal'rasan and Delvahhi.

Population: 2.1 billions

Economy

The Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai uses the Credit as their main currency, with the Adhomian knuckles and other local currencies being accepted and widely used by the population.

The DPRA economy can be described as a mixed system. Most industries and large enterprises are owned by their local government. Citizens are allowed to hold and buy shares from those business, allowing all people to have a voice and participate in the nation’s economy. No single person or company is allowed to have more than 10% of the shares in any public enterprise. Private ventures are permitted by the state, requiring little supervision from the authorities.

The territories of the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai enjoy a moderate presence of factories and industrialized farms, due to the nationalization of megacorporation industries and confiscation of PRA’s public property. Small farmers control most of the agriculture, being granted freedom to organize and practice agriculture as they see fit, without having to answer to the strict republican bureaucracy or the nobility. However, it is a common practice for the armies to confiscate harvests and other products from the farmers.

The authorities of the DPRA continued many of the social welfare programs created by Al'mari. Bread is freely provided to all citizens who don't make over a certain amount of money. Communal apartment complexes with no rent are present in cities, allowing the poorest urban dwellers to have a residency when they are unable to pay their pills. The life inside of those accommodations is devoid of luxuries, as they are built with low cost materials and can house many families at once.

The influence of megacorporations is very limited, as the government of the Democratic Republic sees NanoTrasen and other galactic forces as threats to the freedom of the Tajaran species.

Culture

The government of the DPRA seeks to dismantle the ethnic caste system present in Tajaran society. Instead of creating policies and using the force of the state to do so, they believe that this goal can be reached by giving the necessary opportunities and freedom from external influences to the Tajara species. Local autonomy and regional cultures are protected by the authorities. Traditional zhan communities, rock nomads and amohdan lodges are allowed to thrive in the territories of the Democratic People’s Republic. This ideology is known as Al'mariism, as it seeks to preserve the initial ideals of the first revolution.

Citizens of the DPRA are usually nationalists and arduous defenders of their nation, as many see it as the rightful heir of the first revolution. Freedom and self determination are considered the main values in the society. They believe that only by taking control of their own destiny, the Tajaran people can prosper.

Xenophobia is widespread among the natives, as it is common practice to blame NanoTrasen and the human nations for the problems which Adhomai faces. This prejudice is commonly displayed through an isolationist attitude and extreme care when dealing with non-Tajaran elements.

Former Supreme Command Nated is an important figure to many, due to his role in the second revolution. It is not uncommon to find his picture in homes and workplaces, being revered as the one that carries the torch of Al’mari. Despite his retirement from politics, a cult of personality has formed around him, with some fanatical members claiming that Halkiikir is a prophet sent by the Suns.

The relation between the civil government and the military is mixed. Some junta commanders are reluctant in transferring their powers to the newly created state. Confiscation of property and other abuses are also reported in regions where the army still holds some power.

Cuisine

Due to its decentralization and ideals clashing with the People’s Republic, the lands administered by the Adhomai Liberation Army are free to enjoy a high degree of autonomy when it is regarding their culture, and cuisine as well. Tajaran traditions, such as the community meals around bonfires, are a common sight on territories occupied by the Liberation army. Peasants enjoy a greater freedom under the control of the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai, being allowed to organize and practice agriculture as they see fit, without having to answer to the republican bureaucracy or the nobility. However, it is a common practice for the armies to confiscate harvests and other products from the farmers in junta controlled regions.

Traditional Dishes

Unlike the People’s republic, there is no attempt in creating a single monolithic culture by the Democratic People’s Republic, and due to such, regional dishes flourish. Snow Strider’s meat is favored, in contrast with the more industrialized Fatshouters alternative, because of the valorization of the M’sai hunting traditions. Smuggling also plays an important role in the cuisine of the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai, resulted from the imposed blockade by the Republican Navy around the planet. It is not unheard of chefs trying new aliens ingredients and dishes, brought from another planets by the large smuggling system.

Military Nutrition

The Adhomai Liberation army, being an amalgamation of regular army units, militia groups and undercover agents, does not have any standard set when the subject is military nutrition. Depending on the area where one army might operate, their commanding officer and available resources, rations might range from industrialized goods to foraging and hunting. It is a common practice for armies to confiscate villages productions, something that can cause resentment among farmers when their lands are occupied by the liberation army, to feed their soldiers.

Fashion

Most of the fashion present in the territories of the Democratic People's Republic is inspired by traditional Tajaran clothing and local trends. Overalls lined with silk, shirts with a layer of fur or pants with hand-made holes. Lighter and cheaper materials are favored by the population, that has less access to human produced good in comparison to the average republican citizen.

The lack of the vigilance by Hadiist authorities has allowed minorities, such as the Rock Nomads, to express themselves by wearing traditional garments. Fur hats and coats have become a symbol among those that embrace the way of life of their ancestors, rejecting the new Tajara proposed by the PRA.

Music

The music in the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai typically deals with the return to the Tajara tradition, the desire of uniting the Tajaran people and the resistance against the foreign influence. Folks instruments are very common, alien equipment is seen as inferior and a sign of decadency. Artists are free to perform and publish their work without asking for governmental authorization, but they may face repercussions from authorities in junta controlled areas. Censorship is uncommon in civilian controlled states, producers enjoy a far larger degree of freedom within DPRA territory than anywhere else on the planet. However, backslash is very common against pieces considered indecent. Bloodstorm is an example of a very controversial band.

Adhomai Liberation Army war songs exalt the courage of their fighters, painting them as champions of freedom that will dispose of the Hadiist tyrant and free Adhomai from the alien grasp. The calling of every able Tajara to take up arms and rise up is also another common theme in their music.

Religion

The Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai possess no official religion, being a secular state by its constitution. Most of the population identifies themselves as followers of the S'rand'marr Worship or the Ma’ta’ke pantheon.

Foreign missionaries are forbidden from proselytizing in the territory of the DPRA, but aliens are still allowed to practice their religion without any legal constraints.

Language

Siik’maas is recognized as the official language of the Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai, used in all official documents and taught in the schools. Siik'Tajr, Nal'rasan and Delvahhi are classified as official regional languages, being spoken and spread by local learning centers and communities.

Regions

Southern Rasn'rr

Southern Rasn'rr is well known as the cradle of Tajaran civilization. Trizar and Mezuma are the oldest surviving cities of the Tajara, and the homes of ancient city-states and empires. Ancient temples are interspersed with modern architecture in the cities and can be found on the summits of nearby mountains. The natives of this region tend to be highly traditional and conservative, proud of their storied history. The towns and farms are populated by a mixture of all races, but primarily Hharar. Both religions of S'rand'mar and Ma'ta'ke originated from the area. The juxtaposition of the old world and modernity is greater here than anywhere else. Everyday people drive past classic palaces on their way to work, and market bazaars which have stood for countless generations sell bootlegged holodisks and alien oddities. Terror activity in the region was once pronounced, as the locals overwhelmingly sided with the conservative sentiments of the Adhomai Liberation Army.

Island of Amohda

Amohdan swordsman wearing traditional garments.

The island of Amohda is a curious location on Adhomai for having a history nearly as ancient as Southern Rasn'rr. For over a thousand years, life on Amodha was characterized by constant maritime war as navies clashed along the coasts and raided their rival city-states. Many settlers began to move in-land to escape the constant warfare and piracy. As the population of the island interior began to boom, the kingdom of Amohda emerged. Unlike the coastal settlements which focused on marine invasions and naval warfare, Amohda pioneered land warfare and dominated its rivals with advancements in wartime tactics; this allowed for the development of a warrior culture that survived nearly intact until the first revolution. Swordsmen would roam the island in search of challenges and duels, perfecting their abilities with the famous Amohdan sword.

As the development of firearms changed the warfare of Adhomai, the Amohdan swordsmanship transformed itself into a martial art. Lodges were created for generations of M'sai and Njarir Tajara to learn the ways of the Amohdan blade, a skill that would only ever be used during bayonet charges. The stability brought by the Steeple Peace age allowed them to practice without needing to face any real combat. Duelling was a popular sport until the birth of the People’s Republic. Swordplay and lodge gatherings were outlawed after the first revolution. The island was renamed to Chaniska by the channel which separates it from Harr'masir, as well as a prominent military base established by the People's Republic.

The civil war allowed the return of the practice of Amohdan Swordsmanship and the re-opening of the Lodges. During the conflict the island was divided between DPRA and NKA loyalists. The Democratic People’s Republic was able to secure the island during the last period of the war through a ceasefire agreement with the New Kingdom. Amohda is currently controlled by a military junta, formed by traditionalists that support the region’s autonomy before the Al’mariist republic.

Major Cities

  • Shastar City: the capital of the Democratic People’s Republic, serving as the political center of the nation.The largest urban sprawl in Das’nrra and a major center of the revolution during the Second Civil War. The city is heavily industrialized, focusing on the production of electronics and motor vehicles. The presence of the military is kept at minimum since the end of the war, with most of the law enforcement being handled by the civilian police. Shastar has many pre-contact palaces that were reused as government buildings, including the Das'rra Imperial Palace where the Armistice of Shastar was signed. The Shastar Technical University is one of its most renowned learning centers.
  • Mztel'mir: a coastal town famous by its breweries and history of sieges. The city has a long tradition of producing gin and mead, being the lead producer of alcoholic beverages in the DPRA. Victory Gin was once made in Mztel’mir until the breakout of the Second Civil War, but its production ceased since the start of the conflict. Its inhabitants have the fame of being rebellious and stalwart defenders of their home; they repelled countless sieges during the first and second civil wars. Shumaila is the patron god of Mztel'mir.
  • Crevus: a semi-autonomous city, known as a place of incredible vice and wealth. Casinos, bars, smoke shops, and other unsavory businesses line every street corner. Crevus is the only location in the Democratic People’s Republic where megacorporations are allowed to operate and aliens are free to visit.
  • Mezuma: a historic city, it served as the capital of the Incarnate dominion in ancient times. The town avoided any major industrialization, preserving most of its pre-contact architecture. Ancient architecture is seamlessly blended with modern styles, displaying an amalgamation of the Adhomian past and present. The city attracts the attention of archeologists and scholars with its abundance of ruins and historical sites. Mata’ke is the patron god of Mezuma.
  • Trizar: one of Adhomai’s oldest settlements. Unlike Mezuma, this city experienced much devastation during the Second Civil War. Most of its historical sites did not escape destruction, with many old ruins and buildings being outright destroyed during the war. Trizar’s main economic activity is mining; as it is near to Rhazar Mountains most rich deposits. The wealth brought by the mineral extraction have been slowly helping the reconstruction efforts. The city is home to the Trizar State Medical Academy.
  • Quizosa: originally a Hadiist military base that housed military prototypes and weapons of mass destruction. Quizosa was captured by the Liberation Army in 2458; a move that would result in the Republican Army deploying a hydrogen bomb to deny them access to the weaponry. The explosion would destroy the base, killing most of the rebels and the refugees that set camp close to it. The site remains uninhabited, but it attracts the attention of medical professionals and scientists that seek to study the effect of radiation.
  • Ron'tul: once an important Republican industrial center, dedicated to the production of military hardware. The city was firebombed when the People’s Army retreated from it in 2458. The town remained abandoned for the rest of the war. Its ruins exposed to the elements while scavengers picked off whatever remained. Only after the Armistice some of its past citizens have attempted to return and start rebuilding it.
  • Shungsta: a small settlement near the coast of the Su'’add ocean at first, this city was changed drastically by the Second Civil War. With the destruction of Ron’tul and Quizosa, Shungsta was flooded by refugees. Without the proper structure and enough housing for everyone, a large refugee camp emerged around it. The town was conquered by the Liberation Army in the final year of the conflict, causing further damage to it and worsening the conditions in the camps. The city is currently controlled by a military junta that struggles to solve the overpopulation problem.
  • Amohda: the largest city in the island of Amohda, historical capital of the empire that controlled the entire region before the First Revolution. The town was the stage of infighting between rebellious and royalist forces factions, a situation that came to an end after the ceasefire with the New Kingdom. Amohdan swordsmanship lodges are a common sight on its streets; as they were only allowed to open its doors after the Republican presence was expelled. The city is now the seat of the military junta that controls most of the island. Amohda also houses a museum entirely dedicated to recording and preserving its unique history.
  • Sren'dul: the main center of the Adhomai Liberation Army in Harr’masir. Its inhabitants joined Nated’s revolution during its early years, conducting a long guerrilla campaign against the Republican forces. The city is known for its textile industries and carpet weaving, with its artisans still utilizing traditional methods to fabricate the rugs. It is the capital of the military junta that controls the southern region of Harr’masir.
  • Dolor: an industrial town focused on the production of consumer goods. The population sided with the People’s Republic at the start of the conflict. However, their minds changed as the Republican Army proved itself to be inefficient in containing the constant attacks and guerilla activity in S’ren’dul. Curfews and other draconic measures were put in place to curb the unrest. Dolor was captured by the Liberation Army with the help of its denizens, who rebelled against the Hadiist garrison as the rebels advanced towards the city.

Technology

When the military officers and their loyal followers split from the People’s Republic, they poached Republican military equipment and technology. Equally, as more and more territory seceded from the Republicans, the DPRA found themselves in possession of vast swathes of land that had seen moderate investment from the central government, and thus inherited industrialized farms and large factories without having to construct them. However, due to the decentralized nature of the DPRA, the spread of technology across it’s territory is stunted and uneven.

Civilian

Government deregulation and local independence has contributed to a stagnation of civilian or non-military technology. When the juntas took control of Republican territory, cities and towns who had already received investment from the central government were repossessed. Yet, a vast majority of urban population centers within the Democratic Republic are antiquated compared to sister cities in the Hadiist nation. The average DPRA citizen is unlikely to own a car, but if they do it is almost certain that the vehicle is on average at least a decade old. Overcrowding in population centers is typical, as the construction of new homes is arduous and expensive.

Apartment blocks are typically crammed full of families who enjoy frugal or spartan conditions. The Democratic Republic’s focus on traditionalism, however, has helped a new wave of Neo-Tajara architectural design and fashion. Furniture, buildings, clothes and what new automobiles are produced are created with local traditions in mind. While the juntas do not necessarily focus on the development of their urban centers beyond what is necessary, local wealthy private business owners do. Much investment is made in public entertainment.

Movie theaters and radio stations are the big things in the Democratic Republic. Most families can afford a radio for their homes, which beside broadcasting music can also carry news and even radio dramas. In lieu of this, movie tickets are cheap, and a growing arthouse scene focusing on telling traditional Tajara stories has many directors rising to household names as they produce blockbuster movies that, while unable to meet the production and design qualities alien films do, entertain and satisfy a populace who have little else in the way of an escape. Televisions are not commonplace amongst the average citizen.

But with their focus on the military, the Democratic Republic’s food industry is of paramount interest to the juntas. While farmers are not subject to the intense pressure they may face in the Hadiist nation or the New Kingdom, the state does tend to confiscate large portions of their harvest to fuel the hungry military battalions spread across the DPRA’s territory. Some farmers came into possession of the large, industrialized farms that were repossessed following the secession from the Republic, but those who were not so lucky are at least better off than their New Kingdom counterparts, having access to basic tools like tractors, combines, and so on.

Medical

Some megacorporation installations within the Democratic Republic’s territory were seized for the state and their workers extradited; this included some medical facilities. During its formative years, however, the DPRA never truly hurt for experienced doctors or surgeons. Owing to the Liberation Army’s guerilla tactics, units typically had combat medics assigned to them who throughout the course of the Civil War obtained much experience in treating battlefield injuries. And, with the territory changes that came with the end of the war, the Democratic Republic came into possession of the Trizar State Medical Academy, opening its doors to a new wave of young students.

Many experienced veterans of the Civil War, after lessened education requirements, have taken up teaching in the Trizar Academy, and others returned to civilian life to staff clinics and hospitals with dwindling staff. Unfortunately, beyond the few megacorporation facilities already in their hands, the Democratic Republic does not enjoy the same level of medical advancement that their Hadiist neighbors do. Cryogenic cells, laser-tipped instruments, genetic treatment - these are all atypical of most DPRA hospitals, who primarily rely on the old methods of treatment to care for their people. Herbal medicines, primitive instruments and long recovery times are common.

The strict isolationist policy adopted by the unified government, and the local xenophobia amongst Tajara in the Democratic Republic make it impossible to acquire alien medical technology or even allow the Interstellar Aid Corps to assist. As such, most hospitals have to make do with what they have, and aren’t exactly provided the budget to expand either, given the focus on military advancement that the juntas have. Nevertheless, the Democratic Republic is home to many bright medical minds who came to prominence in the wake of the nuclear bomb deployed by the Republic, and the horror of nuclear war has inspired a generation of young people to find a place for themselves in the medical profession.

Military

A lot of military equipment in the Democratic Republic could be considered second-hand. Large quantities of their mechanized infantry, aircraft, weapons and vehicles are the same that the Republicans use, owing to the fact that the secession movement was mainly carried out by military leaders. The Democratic Republic invests a significant amount of research and industry into reverse-engineering and the production of these Republican designs, as at the time of the secession, they lacked the ability to mass produce this equipment on the same scale the Republicans could. And what they could not reverse-engineer or produce on their own, they stole and pilfered from their surrounding neighbors.

However, what the Democratic Republic lacks in industrial might, they more than make up for in research and development. Multiple types of improvised weapons have become a staple of their guerilla tactics or espionage activities, from makeshift mortars to cheap silenced pistols. Scientists strive night and day to attempt to reverse-engineer Republican designs and equipment with moderate success, further contributing to the strength of the Democratic Republic’s army. The technological gap between them and their Hadiist neighbors is a top priority of most juntas.

Yet, the juntas themselves are a roadblock to much of the Democratic Republic’s advancement. There is significant in-fighting and interpersonal conflict between the many juntas that control territory and cities in the Democratic Republic, leading certain garrisons and local soldiers to receive differing levels of equipment based on their proximity to development labs and their relationships with the junta controlling said development lab. Some units are still using old, second-hand Republican equipment that requires constant upkeep and repair due to the age of said equipment.

Government

The Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai is a presidential republic with a multi-party system. The leadership and organization is extremely decentralized, with each regional entity being granted a lot of authority to conduct their own business as they see fit. The president is an elected position and serves a four year term.

Each state is able to elect their own governors, that acts as their spokesperson before the national assembly. All states are granted the privilege of dictating their own laws and public development, with little interference from the main government.

The civil population and the military are each able to vote for an elected representative. These individuals serve for one year terms and have the power to vote on decisions made during officials assemblies.

The nationwide government is a unicameral legislature which typically meets daily. Meetings are hosted in Shastar City with governors and officials who are abroad participating through holoconferencing. During meetings, a speaking order is used to propose legislation to be voted on. Generally, the most important officials speak first. Speaking order is as follows; the president is first, then ex-presidents, governors, former governors and finally the elected representatives..

The following parties operate in the government of the DPRA:

  • Free Tajaran People's Party: this party encompasses most of the military and authoritarian elements. They seek to weaken the autonomy of governors in favor of a strong central government, overseen by the ex-supreme commander. Members of this organization hold the most nationalist and xenophobic views; defending the return of the war against other Adhomian nations and isolation before the galactic community. They consider a rapid industrialization as the best choice for Adhomai in regards to its economy, even if it is for the detriment of the environment. This party is lead by ex-interim president Brajrr Alnadruskiy.
  • National Adhomai Worker's Party: this party is composed of urban workers and intellectuals. They aim to increase the autonomy of the states, placing less importance in the decisions made by the national assemblies. Members of its organization hold far more moderate views; seeking to honor the Armistice of Shastar, while recognizing that maintaining a healthy and independent relation with other foreign powers is needed. This party is lead by the president Almrah Harrlala.
  • Followers of Nated: an organization formed by fanatical supporters of Nated who claim he is a divine avatar of the Suns or Mata'ke. They support a dictatorship under the guidance of Halkiikijr Nated'Hakhan, stripping away any semblance of democracy from the Democratic People's Republic. Members of this party oppose any form of peace or negotiation with the other Tajaran factions, or diplomacy with alien powers. They are known for hosting the most radical elements of DPRA's political scenario.
  • Amohdan Free Lodge: this minor party is represented by Amohdan nationals. They push for the independence of Amohda as its own state, usually siding with other parties that may help them in reaching their goals. However, they are divided between two different sides; one that sees democracy as the best option for the island, while others believe that restoring the monarchy would be better. This organization was the main supporter of the ceasefire with the New Kingdom of Adhomai.
  • Adhomian Blue Party: this minor party is formed by farmers and students. Instead of worrying about the Armistice or the composition of the government, their main goal is preserving the environment of Adhomai. Industrialization and armed conflict are seems as major threat to the nature and beauty of the planet. Members of this organization are also vehemently opposed to the presence of NanoTrasen.

Adhomai Joint Intelligence Committee

Created shortly after the war through the combination of guerrilla cells, spies and other undercover forces under the control of the Adhomai Liberation Army, the Adhomai Joint Intelligence Committee is the foreign intelligence service of the Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai. The agency has the mission of helping liberate the Tajara people from the oppression of alien regimes, collecting strategic information and acting against the rival Tajaran nations. The AJIC does not deal with internal threats, local law enforcement forces are usually used to deal with any organized crime or domestic terrorism.

Members of the dhomai Joint Intelligence Committee are trained in sabotage, assassination and unilateral warfares. Infiltration and subversion of the population is the most favored tactic of the AJIC . Agents are known for using local forces, arming and teaching them how to fight, while introducing them to the Al’mariist ideology. Spies among the diplomatic services are rare, as diplomacy has been neglected until the formal introduction of the DPRA to the galactic community. The presence of AJIC is growing in Biesel, as more sleeping cells are being called into service.

Military Forces

The Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai’s military is the Adhomai Liberation Army.

The Adhomai Liberation Army is one of the most important elements of the DPRA, as it was the force that allowed the creation of the republic. Due to this, military commanders were allowed to control most of the territory, creating powerful juntas that only now are being dissolved in favor of a civil rule. While most of the ALA’s composition is comprised of guerrilla fighters, the main core of the army is formed by the remnants of the officers and soldiers that followed Nated in his coup attempt against the PRA. This grants them a supply of well trained combatants and mechanized divisions.

Weapons

While behind the People’s Republic in regards to technology, the Democratic People’s Republic of Adhomai makes excellent use of any weapon they can obtain or create. Stolen and makeshift guns are commonly found in the hands of their guerrilla soldiers, while the main core of the liberation army uses typical republican weapons. Favoring practicality and reliability, the weaponry of the ALA is easily adapted to whatever type of warfare is being conducted. Armored vehicles and tanks are also another dangerous tools in the rebels’ arsenal.

Weapons are widespread among the DPRA population, with most households having at least one rifle or some heirloom gun. There are very few restrictions in acquiring or carrying firearms, with only explosive and weapons of mass destruction being reserved to the military.

Notable Weapons

  • Ho'taki Marksman Rifle: a recent invention by the Shastar Technical University, created through the reverse engineering of captured Tsarrayut’yan rifle. The Ho’taki marksman rifle is a semi-automatic sniper rifle, designed to serve as a squad support and snipping tool. Introduced at the start of the offensive of 2460, the rifle was issued to the feared Das’nrra Marksmen.
  • Mrrazhakulii Suppressed Pistol: created as a disposable and concealable weapon, the Mrrazhakulii suppressed pistol is a firearm with a silencer integrated as part of its barrel. Carried by guerrilla forces and spies, those guns are used in assassination and subterfuge operations. Due to using cheap and available materials, such as recycled iron and tires, countless of those pistols were distributed among cells and ALA soldiers.
  • Hotak's Foldable Shotgun: named after the infamous commander and his unit, this single-shot shotgun has been designated to be carried by infiltration agents and freedom fighters. The Hotak’s shotgun can be folded in half, allowing easy concealment under coats and other pieces of clothing. Special holsters are currently being fabricated, as the armistice has allowed the gun to enter the civil market.
  • Battalion Buster: improvised mortars made out of diesel barrels or mead casks, those weapons were built by guerrilla cells in PRA controlled territory. With varying levels of design, ranging from near immobilte artillery to shoulder mounted guns, the battalion buster is used in irregular warfare and attacks against buildings. Regular shells and improvised explosives are used as ammunition by the ingenous forces of the ALA.

History

The origins of the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai can be traced back to the armed coup against Rhagrrhuzau Hadii by Halkiikir Na'ted'Akhan. The failure in overthrowing the Hadii from power created the Adhomai Liberation Army, a rebellious force that had the mission of replacing leadership of the People’s Republic of Adhomai in hope of continuing Al’mari’s legacy.

All land taken by the Liberation Army was transferred to the control of military juntas under the watching eyes of the Supreme Commander Nated. In 2459, following the release of the updated ALA manifesto, the territories controlled by the rebels were coalesced into the Democratic People's Republic of Adhomai.

The transfer of power from the military juntas to the civil government was difficult, with many forces attempting to sabotage the young democracy. In January of 2461, Almrah Harrlala was elected as the president. Her ascension was contested by the military, the so-called Nated Supremacist Movement attempted a coup that was ultimately foiled by Nated himself, who appealed for the return of civilian state and then resigned his command. Despite this, some territories are still under the administration of military juntas.

The Democratic People's Republic has experienced military success in the Adhomian Civil War. Expelling the People’s Republic out of Das’nrra and securing a ceasefire with the New Kingdom of Adhomai. However they were unable to fully defeat the Hadiist power, with their final assaulted being held back by the alien allies of the republicans. Peace was soon established through a ceasefire and an armistice between all three Tajaran powers, where the DPRA has emerged as a recognized state by the galactic community.