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THE THEOCRACY OF KAITAINE

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National Anthem: Land of the Mothers


HISTORY

At some point, thought to be in the early 2nd Century AD, a group of Celts arrived on the shores of what is present day Kataine. They were guided by a female religious leader who believed that all religions had misunderstood God/Gods and that a new path, known as the Golden Path, had to be searched for. Her small band of followers established a religious outpost that over the centuries grew as more and more people flocked to join them. The Bene Gesserit faith believes that the true nature of God/Gods is hidden from human consciousness and only through education and discipline can we hope to rediscover it. As such the Bene Gesserit created an all female Sisterhood to undertake this work, it came to dominate Kaitaine culture and in 1467 a popular rebellion against a ruling King, lead by the Bene Gesserits military arm known as the Truthsayers was successful. They imposed a theocracy upon the nation which was willingly accepted, as in truth all that changed was a religious representative was in charge rather than an heriditory King, who was actually controlled by the Bene Gesserit anyway.

The Bene Gesserit faith also believes that because much of mankinds knowledge of God/Gods is unknown we must prepare for some unrevealed future tragedy, as such it is believed a supreme being known as the Kwisatz Haderach. This man shall lead the whole of humanity against a threat that would wipe out all life in the world, once successful he would reveal a new set of laws to humanity to lead them into a paradise upon Earth and ensure each person a place in the afterlife.

The Bene Gesserit faith believes that four families have been granted special insight into the Gods powers, these families are known as the Four Holy Houses and are the Atreides, Harkonnen, Corrino and Fremen families. The Bene Gesserit faith seeks to help these families realise their potential and bring about the creation of the Kwisatz Haderach. To do this the Bene Gesserit leadership has controlled the bloodlines of these families through inter-marriage in an attempt to breed a more godlike individual. They have also used the fact that all marriages in Kaitaine must be approved by the Sisterhood to ensure that any individual outside the four families who is believed to be favoured by the Gods is matched as perfectly as possible.

 

 


BASIC FACTS

Population:- Approx 85million

Ethnicity:- 90% Celtic (?) , 10% Other

Language:- Gaelic

Currency:- Melange (named after a sacred spice)

Capital City:- Arrakeen (Pop. c.3,000,000)

GDP per capita:- $41,000

Head of State:- Reverend Mother Hannah McKay

Government Type:- Theocractic Semi-Democracy.

 

 

 

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THE BENE GESSERIT SISTERHOOD

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The Bene Gesserit (sometimes called the Sisterhood) faith is based on a belief that the Gods created certain humans with some attributes of the Gods. It also believes that one day it will be necessary for a supreme being to be born which will be a man that has all the power of the Gods. This man is referred to as the Kwisatz Haderach. This man shall lead the whole of humanity against a threat that would wipe out all life in the world, once successful he would reveal a new set of laws to humanity to lead them into a paradise upon Earth and ensure each person a place in the afterlife.

The Bene Gesserit faith believes that four families have been granted special insight into the Gods powers, these families are known as the Four Holy Houses and are the Atreides, Harkonnen, Corrino and Fremen families. The Bene Gesserit faith seeks to help these families realise their potential and bring about the creation of the Kwisatz Haderach. To do this the Bene Gesserit leadership has controlled the bloodlines of these families through inter-marriage in an attempt to breed a more godlike individual. They have also used the fact that all marriages in Kaitaine must be approved by the Sisterhood to ensure that any individual outside the four families who is believed to be favoured by the Gods is matched as perfectly as possible.

The Sisterhood is a lifelong commitment and people may join at any point, however many lower class families push daughters towards the Sisterhood as a way of increasing the families prestige as it opens many oppurtunities.

ORGANISATION OF THE FAITH


The faith is governed by the Reverend Mother, who is also the nations Head of State, the faithful believe she is embodied with the power to identify traits given to people by the Gods. The Reverend Mother also is the person to appoint people to the various elements of the faith and approve marriages for the four families believed to be blessed by the Gods. She is based at Chapterhouse which is the central administration centre of the faith.

Girls are recruited into the Sisterhood from the age of four onwards and are educated at Chapterhouse in the mysterious, history and rituals of the faith. A person may join later but would then be expected to never be able to join certain aspects of the Sisterhood. The Sisterhood actively seeks girls to join who are believed in some way to be blessed by the Gods. The Sisterhood has four main bodies.

1. THE MOTHERS

The Mothers are the Priestesses, their role is to preach, teach and educate people about the faith. They also carry out rituals and lead congregations in prayers as well as organising festivals. The Mothers are educated for sixteen years and then become an Apprentice under an established Mother. Mother's can marry and have children but only with permission of the Reverend Mother, usually this is granted unless it is believed the candidate has the potential to one day be the Reverend Mother.

2. MISSIONARIA PROTECTIVA

These are a form of research body, they keep detailed family histories of important families beyond the Four Holy Houses as well as exploring the background of candidates for the Sisterhood. They also publish the faiths religious texts, journals and carry out much of the religious teaching at Chapterhouse. They are usually educated themselves at Chapterhouse for at least twelve years and are often consulted extensively before arranged marriages.

3. HONORED MATRES

These are members of the Sisterhood who have been viewed as being exceptionally blessed by the Gods. They are women who are expected to give birth to and raise the next generation of the Sisterhood. They act as concubines to The Four Holy Houses and have historically sometimes become wives in these families. More often they are granted as Concubines in order to breed exceptionally gifted Priestesses. The Reverened Mother arranges relationships between Honored Matres and the Four Holy Families when she believes a son is exceptionally blessed. They also act as pastoral carers to those girls being trained at Chapterhouse.

4. TRUTHSAYERS

This is the military order of the Sisterhood, while not traditional combat soldiers they serve as bodyguards to the Sisterhood, ensure the safety of Chapterhouse and actively defend the organisation from threats. In recent times this has seen them become active in cyber warfare as a way of protecting the Sisterhood's management systems. In the past they have fought alongside the nations military should the nation be threatened and rumours of a mysterious organisation within the Truthsayers known as the Swordsmasters who are rumoured to be spies and commandos.

 

THE SPICE MELANGE, MYTH AND REALITY

The Bene Gesserit faithful, particularly the Sisterhood make use of a spice made from the ground up shells of a "Sandworm" this is called Melange. Myth has it that these creatures were once plentiful in the desert of Kaitaine and could grow to be around 100meters long. It was believed that the closest any human has come to being the Kwisatz Haderach (Supreme Being/Messiah type figure) was a man several thousand years ago called Selim Wormrider and that he was so in tune with the Universe that he could summon the biggest of the Sandworms, one called Shai Halud. As his strength began to fade he taught the trick of being able to communicate with the worms and therefore God/Gods to the first Reverned Mother, Ghanami who in turn passed on rituals and training to the rest of the Sisterhood. The main ritual involves consuming the disgarded shell of the worm and thus the worm essentially becoming part of you allowing you to communicate directly with God/Gods. This skill however is not something everyone can do, and therefore only those who have undergone long periods of dedicated training can experience fully the impact of the spice Melange. To many it is merely a sweetish tasting powder that many describe as having the colour, texture and taste similar to cinnamon.

 

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Artisist impression of Ghanami facing Shai Halud

The spice is still a central part of the faith's rituals and practices, it being believed the Mothers can use it to see the future, know someones destiny, sense their closeness to God/Gods or even shape the future in a manner suiting the Sisterhood. Today the spice is actively farmed and the "worms" are no longer than 30cm and roughly the same size as a common earthworm. They have adapted to the desert environment by developing a hardened shell which they disgard once a year as they grow. In the city of Seitch merchants have collected and breed these creatures in large sand filled tanks, once a year they sieve the tank and collect the shells. This is then processed into the spice Melange which is then sold, while it is largely purchased by the Sisterhood some suppliers do sell to regular people and even tourists. It has even found its way into Kaitaine culnary circles with Melange Cake being rather popular.

 

As Shai Halud was the biggets and most powerful of the original sandworms it was believed that he carried the soul of Selim Wormrider into whatever awaits us after death, therefore Shai Halud is often mentioned in Bene Gesserit prayers and rituals, especially surrounding life and death. It is believed that one of the signs of the impending disaster that faces mankind will be the return of Shai Halud and that the Kwisatz Haderach would be the only one able to ride him.

 

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Modern day "Sandworm" emerging from its old skin. This will now be ground up and turned into Melange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE FOUR BRANCHES OF THE SISTERHOOD

The faith's trained Sister's are split into four branches, each has their own unique role and duties, additionally they have different uniforms. The Sister's within each branch have the same basic theological, mental and physical training but each area specialises, for example the Missionara Protectiva are the intellectual elite, while the Mother's are theological experts. Hierachy wise there is not formal structure, however the Mother's are clearly the leaders of the Sisterhood. .

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THE MOTHERS


The Priesthood is referred to as Mothers. They usually enter Chapterhouse before the age of six and spend their lives until the age of 18 studying and in prayer. They are taught linguistics, History, Theology, Literature, Maths, Biology and focus on learning the teachings of previous Reverend Mothers

At the age of 18 each Mother drinks the "Water of Life" a mix of plant extracts that send the drinker into a hallucinogenic trance. They are observed during this trance and those deemed to be in the favor of the Gods are passed onto further study under the tutorship of a fully fledged Mother. Anyone deemed truly exceptional is tutored by the Reverend Mother and known as a Reverend Sister. Those failing the right of passage are either offered a position in the Missionaria Protectiva or Honored Matres, any unwilling to enter those trades leave the Sisterhood but may still be considered a graduate of Chapterhouse, something highly respected amongst the Bene Gesserit.

Most Mothers once qualified shave their head and dependent on their place of worship and own culture they wear an ornate head-dress. They often wear black and gold dresses, however the Reverend Mother is the exception, she wears green and grows her hair long.

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MISSIONARA PROTECTIVA

These ladies enter Chapterhouse between the ages of 4-8, they act as a combination of a civil service and research arm of the Sisterhood. They are considered highly intelligent and have studied a wide range of subjects but a focus on Theology, History, Biology and Literature are key. They research the major houses, all noble's prior to marriage as well as carrying out archealogical and preservation works on artefacts.

At the age of 18 all potential Missionra Protectiva sit an extensive exam which they must pass, those failing are often offered positions within the Honored Matres or leave the order. Occasionally they are permitted to resit at the will of the Reverend Mother. The group also provide the majority of the teaching staff at Chapterhouse.

They wear a dark blue military style uniform while inside Chapterhouse or travelling on official business, often it is enough to get them access to the most sensitive of materials.

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THE TRUTHSAYERS

The Paramilitary Wing of the Order they are highly trained soldiers, many would consider them commando's. Most enter Chapterhouse aged between 4-10. While at Chapterhouse they learn Theology, Maths, Geography, History, Science and Physical Education. From the age of eight they begin learning military subjects such as first aid, unarmed combat and map reading this progresses until by the age of 16 they would be considered competent soldiers. Like the military they wear uniform and have a rank structure. Anyone not deemed to have reached a sufficient standard of fitness or competency is offered a position in the Honored Matres or leaves the Sisterhood.

They serve as guards for Chapterhouse and other religious sites as well as provide security for the Reverend Mother.

There is a Top Secret element of the Truthsayers called the Swordmasters who receive extra training and serve as spies and assassins for the Sisterhood. They number less than 50 and not even they know who is a member.

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THE HONORED MATRES

The Honored Matres are usually admitted to Chapterhouse at later ages than the other branches, the oldest usually being around 10 years of age. Often they are "gifted" to the Sisterhood by poorer families who know this presents an opportunity to exit poverty.

These girls are educated in Maths, Biology, Theology, Physical Education, Music and Art. They also receive training in child care and "domestic sciences". They are essentially conditioned to accept their roles as concubines to noble men. At the age of 18 they are often "gifted" to a noble whom the Reverned Mother believes is a good genetic match for them. Those being unpaired may be matched later or serve as pastoral carers for younger girls at Chapterhouse. They also receive advice on keeping their assigned nobleman happy both physically and mentally and are said to be exceptional lovers.

They wear a red trousered uniform with long shirt however upon being gifted they tend to only wear uniform on official occasions.

Their children take the surname Matres and are considered to be worthy of honour. Male children often are brought up within the noble family and join the military, female children are sent to Chapterhouse at the age of four.

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Litany Against Fear

The Sisterhood mediate in order to connect with their concept of spirtuality. During meditation the faithful repeat various Litany, which are teachings of famous Bene Gesserit scholars. The most common one is the Litany Against Fear.

"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

The story behind this one atests that a Reverned Mother who being chased by religious persecutors was caught in a wounding trap and began repeating these words, she feigned death as her chases came close and as they removed what they thought was her lifeless body from the trap she struck with a concealed dagger, known as a crystknife, killing those chasing her and removing the threat to her people. There have been other versions along similar lines develop as the faith has evolved.

""I will not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
I will face my fear.
I will let it pass through me.
When the fear has gone,
there shall be nothing.
Only I will remain."

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THE SPICE

The nation of Kaitaine contains a small desert in which a unique species of sandworm exists. This sandworm is part of the Bene Gesserit mythology and legend tells of how once the desert consumed much of the world and giant sandworms, hundreds of meters long roamed beneath the surface. It was also rumoured that one man, Selim Wormrider, taught the Bene Gesserit how to communicate with these worms and ride them.

The worms today measure no bigger than 20cm however unlike earthworms they are covered in a hard protective shell. Each year at several points this is shed as the worms grow, the cast of shells are collected and ground up to make a red spice called Melange. To the Bene Gesserit it has special powers and it is believed those blessed by Gods can use it to enhance powers. Many claim that it tastes of cinnamon however one scholar who visited Kaitaine before the banning of the faith wrote that it "never tasted twice the same .. It's like life - it presents a different face each time you take it. Some hold that the spice produces a learned-flavour reaction. The body, learning a thing is good for it, interprets the flavour as pleasurable -; slightly euphoric. And, like life, never to be truly synthesized."

The Spice has some fabled properties and the proclaimed effects on those who consume melange are outlined below:

Mind altering: it could awaken dormant parts of the human mind and encourage expanded sensory perceptions. In some humans Bene Gesserit , heavy doses led to powerful abilities that include prescience.

Health benefits: taken regularly it increased life expectancy and fortified over all health levels (in many alleged cases life expectancy was tripled)

Addictiveness: the spice had narcotic properties, thus increasing demand and creating a large and hungry market for it. An individual's addiction to the spice would worsen the more they consumed it.

These effects however have never been independently witnessed or tested leading many non-Bene Gesserit to claim they are just a myth. The Corrino family had a large monopoly on the spice however ensured that it was fully available to the Sisterhood, Spice was so important to the faith that an annual Blessing ceremony took place at Seitch on the edge of the desert

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COMBINATION OF RELIGIONS

The Bene Gesserit faith is ambigious about the true nature of God, this is because of a belief that during great disasters humanity lost significant knowledge about the true nature of spirituality and as such life is a search to discover the truth. As such the Bene Gesserit study all religions and as such have at times formed what in the Sisterhood is known as "Combligions (A group of followers who have combined two religions to form their own ideology)

Many of these Comblingions merge existing faiths however are very fluid as people learn more about new faiths and adapt their teachings to fit their own personal beliefs, each Combligion however explains in their own way how the Kwizach Hadarch would be created. It is unlikely anyone would go through their whole life following a single Combligion, this however has seen some significant groups form within the faith.

1. Budislam - Combination of Buddhist and Islamic thoughts, the Kwisatz Haderach is thought to be Buddha who will come to the world again if people follow the teachings of his prophets.

2. Mahayana Christianity - A hybrid of Mahayana Buddhism and Christianity, which presumably interpreted Jesus Christ as a Buddha, and therefore in turn the first incarnation of Kwisatz Haderach

3. Navachristianity - A hybrid between religions similar to that of the native American's and Christianity. They believe Mundus itself is a living breathing creature and that we should live in tune with nature and that Jesus was sent as the first incarnation of the Kwisatz Haderach to ensure this happened.

 

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Prana-bindu

"“The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.” - Bene Gesserit teaching

The art of Prana-bindu is defined as "supreme control of nerve and muscles.". It is a belief that supreme control of your mind can lead to your body being capable of anything. As such the Bene Gesserit sisterhood use a variety of techniques to try and improve their mind and body co-ordination. This can include a form of yoga while chanting sacred texts, extreme endurance challenges for their body and also allowing the body to experience pain. It is believed that with the right training the body can be conditioned to block out physical pain.

Many of the Truthsayers are experts in this practice and are mythically considered able to enter an ultra serene state during the midst of battle. However with much of the sisterhood myths surround the practice.

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BENE GESSERIT DOUBLESPEAK

 

Over hundreds of years the Sisterhood have developed a secret language known as Doublespeak. This is a form of sign language able to be performed discreetly and which may look to the unknowing as someone merely fidgeting or twiddling their thumbs. The language is taught to all students of Chapterhouse from the age of 4 and is rumoured to take around ten years of study to master. The language is also used during the practice of Prana-bindu to communicate with God/Gods.

The more able with the language are able to conduct a verbal conversation alongside a Doublespeak one giving the language its actual name. There are several writen books recording the language but all are presently kept in the libraries of the various Missionara around the world. In total it is expected that less than 100,000 people in the world are fluent in the language.

An example of it can be seen here

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THE FOUR HOLY HOUSES

From time to time the Sisterhood has discovered families that they believe have great "potential" to help them bring about the creation of the Kwizach Hadarach. These families have been granted special status and have a direct say in the nations government, they have also been able to amass great wealth because of the favoured and respected positions. The families are also no strangers to rivallary as they compete to be most favoured.

HOUSE ATREIDES

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The House was the first that the Bene Gesserit named as Holy in 221 AD. It was announced following claims by the then Reverend Mother that Duke Leo Atreides possessed the power of foresight.The family have always traditionally had the head of the family stand down rather than wait for them to die.

CURRENT LEADER:- Duke Oswald Atreides

HOUSE HARKONNEN

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The 2nd House to be declared Holy by the Bene Gesserit in 287 AD after Rowena Harkonnen married into House Atreides and gave birth to twins who were declared to posses many Godly attributes. The family have always maintained a fierce rivalry with the Atreides which boiled over into a fierce war between 1208-1211 AD.

CURRENT LEADER:- DUKE RICHARD HARKONNEN

HOUSE FREMEN

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The 3rd of the Holy Houses. The Fremen were declared to be Holy in 291AD following claims that Henry Fremen, the 2nd son of the Duke had miraclously regained his eye sight after losing it during battle. The family have a heavy military tradition for males and links with the Bene Gesserit for females.

CURRENT LEADER:- DUCHESS ANNA FREMEN

HOUSE CORRINO

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The final of the Holy Houses, it was named Holy in 387 AD following a marriage of Benjamin Corrino to Lucille Fremen and their child being born allegedly able to speak. The Corrino family have heavy involvement in business with Duke Niklaus Corrino being the richest man in the nation.

CURRENT LEADER:- DUKE NIKLAUS CORRINO

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The final of the Holy Houses, it was named Holy following a marriage of Benjamin Corrino to Lucille Fremen and their child being born allegedly able to speak.

The Corrino family have heavy involvement in business with Duke Niklaus Corrino being one of the richest men in the nation. The family have always been considered most likely to produce the Kwizach Hadarach and as such was urged by the Sisterhood to produce many children.

CURRENT LEADER:- DUKE NIKLAUS

Duke Niklaus Corrino

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Born  in 1982 he is the eldest child of Duke Henry Corrino and his wife Bella. He was considered a "gifted child" at the age of five and by 14 had graduated secondary school with outstanding grades. He is a gifted musician and has from time to time played the cello with the national orchestra.He inherited the Ducal Ring in 2002 at the age of 20 making him one of the youngest Dukes ever. The Bene Gesserit have considered him to have "unlimited potential" and as such had him marry a member of Chapterhouse considered "Reverened Mother material" additionally keen to have him pass on his "potential" he has been granted two Honored Matres and currently has five children .In 2002 he married Agatha Loewe

Agatha Loewe

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Born in  1984 she is the cousin of the Fremen family and entered Chapterhouse  at the age of four. She progressed well in her studies and by the age of 15 was being discussed as a future Reverned Mother, however in 2002 on her 18th birthday she was married to Duke Niklaus. Today she devotes her time to looking after her three children, Adam, Tristen and Emmeline.School

Nicole Dunst

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Born in  1980 she was sent to Chapterhouse  in 1984 when her parents split up and her mother could no longer care for her. She was originally a concubine for a distant cousin of the Corrino family between 1998 and 2000. However she was then presented to Niklaus on his 18th birthday. She has bore his a single child, George who was born in 2002

Niveden Spart

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Born in 1995 she is the 2nd Honored Matres of Duke Niklaus.She caused controversy within the  Sisterhood On 22nd May 2013 on her 18th birthday she was supposed to be presented to Duke Niklaus, however she gave birth to her daughter Tillie on the 4th November 2013 confirming to many that she had seduced the Duke prior to the official presentation.

Nathanial Corrino

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Born in 1986 . At the age of 18 he was sent to University in Arrakeen where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of his studies he used a fake ID to join the military without favourtism where he served as a Combat Engineer until his true identity was exposed by his commanding officer. He then applied for Special Forces and was successful in passing selection for the Jerboa Brigade where he now serves as a Lt. His life has been devoted to military training as is expected of the 2nd heir to the Corrino Dukedom. In 2014 he was married to a distant cousin of the Atreides family who lived in Seitch. The two had only meet on only a handful of occasions.

Penelope Fava

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Born in 1997 she comes from a family who are distant cousins to the Atreides family. She was educated  at a private school rather than Chapterhouse, she was a bright student who completed her studies at the age of 16, which brought her to the attention of the Bene Gesserit when Duke Oswald Atriedes suggested she be married into one of the three Holy Houses. After testing at Chapterhouse  she was selected as a perfect match for Niklaus Corrino.

 

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The 3rd of the Holy Houses. The Fremen were declared to be Holy following claims that Henry Fremen, the 2nd son of the Duke had miraclously regained his eye sight after losing it during battle. The family have a heavy military tradition for males and links with the Bene Gesserit for females.

CURRENT LEADER:- DUCHESS ANNA FREMEN

Duchess Anna Fremen

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]Born in 1945 she is the only child of Duke Brandon Fremen and Duchess Yvonne. She was educated at Chapterhouse  becoming part of the Truthsayers and seeing duty as part of the Reverend Mothers security detail between 1965-1975. Today she is often a guest lecturer at Chapterhouse also advises the Mothers Council  heavily. Many Kaitainians believe she is even part of the Swordmasters. In 1967 she married Devon Slater, the son of a minor noble chosen for her by the Reverend Mother personally. She has two children, Simon and Robert.

Duke Devon

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Born in 1943 he is the 2nd son of a minor noble. He served briefly in the military before leaving because of problems with his liver. In 1967 he was instructed by his father to marry Anna Fremen and has spent his life looking after the family affairs while she works for the Order

 

Simon Fremen
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Born in  1968 he is the eldest son of Duchess Anna and Duke Devon, making him heir to the Ducal Ring. He is a qualified lawyer and runs his own international partnership with Bryce Harkonnen which is extremely successful in copyright and Business law. He is also a keen hunter and known to be a superb shot with a crossbow. In 1992 he married Krystina Garner, a member of the Bene Gesserit Truthsayers.

Krystina Garner


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Born in in 1973 she is the 5th of 6 children in a Middle Class family. She was admitted to Chapterhouse at the age of five and ended up joining the Truthsayers, the military arm of the Bene Gesserit.She became known to Duchess Anna who requested Krystina marry her son Simon.The pair married in 1992 and have one son called Achilles. In 2010 she left the Truthsayers to look after the families security following a failed assassination attempt on Duchess Anna

Achilles Fremen
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Born in  1996 he is the only child of Simon and Krystina. He is currently a student at University  where he is studying medicine. He has expressed a desire to join the military as a doctor should he qualify. He has been identified by the Bene Gesserit as having great potential and as such has been granted a Honored Matres.

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Born in  1996 she is the child of a lower class family and was given to Chapterhouse  at the age of four to give her the chance of escaping the families poverty. Was originally to be granted to Niklaus Corrino as a concubine however Duchess Anna requested her for her grandson and on her 18th birthday she was given to Achilles

Robert Fremen
 

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Born in1973 he is the youngest son of Anna and Devon. He has a reputation for being a playboy and has had several affairs, one rumoured was with Christabel Backer, something that she denied. In 1992 he married Lidia Ericcson, a member of the Missionia Protectiva and the pair run an educational trust. He has one daughter Lydia

Lidia Ericsson


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Born in 1972 she is the wife of Robert Fremen and a member of the Missionia Protectiva. She is a talented linguist and has written several best selling non-fiction books. She is the mother of Lydia Fremen who was born in 1994

Lydia Fremen
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Born in 1994 she is the grand-daughter of Duchess Anna and the only child of Robert and Lidia. She has followed in her grandmother's footsteps joining the Truthsayers  and is currently training to be an instructor in Chapterhouse

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Duke Richard Harkonnen

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Born in 1953 he was the second son of Duke Stephen Harkonnen. He joined the military as an officer in 1975 and progressed  to the rank of Captain by 1983 when his elder brother Arthur died.In 1990 he inherited the Ducal Ring.  He is currently the Honorary Commander of the Army Cadet Corps, a youth organisation for 13-18 year olds. In 1978 he married Louise Frederiksson, the daughter of a owner of a major fishing fleet and a distant cousin of the Corrino family.

Duchess Louise

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Born in 1960 she is the youngest of six children  of  Calvin Frederiksson, the owner of Frederiksson Fisheries the nations largest fishing fleet.Louise was educated at Chapterhouse and was being groomed for a position in the Missionaria Portectiva when the Reverned Mother arranged for her to marry Richard Harkonnen in 1978. She is the mother of Bryce, Matthias and Jonathon.


Lady Charlotte Muller

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Born in 1972 she was the eldest daughter of a working class couple who allowed her to be educated by Chapterhouse after they identified her as having "potential". Having however not made the progress expected of a Priestess she was moved to be trained as and Honored Matres and in 1990 on her 18th birthday was presented to Duke Richard as a courtesan.She is the mother of Marcus who while not a full Harkonnen has been permitted to use the family name by his father.


Bryce Harkonnen

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Born in 1980 he is the eldest son of Duke Richard and Duchess Louise and therefore heir to the Ducal Ring. He is a qualified lawyer and along with Simon Fremen runs a law business which specialises in Copyright and Business law. He is close friends therefore with many of the Fremen family. In 1999 he married Edith Winter, the daughter of a Priestess who was thought to posses the ability to heal via prayer.


[Edith Winter

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Born in  1981 she is the only child of a Priestess called Fiona Winter and a media magnet Gustav Winter.She works for her father's company as an editor of several fashion publications as well as having recently branched out into owning a restaurant. She married Bryce Harkonnen in 1999 on his 19th birthday. She gave birth to their only child, Louise in 2010.

[Matthias Harkonnen

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]Born in 1985 he is the 2nd son of Duchess Louise and Duke Richard.Despite being considered intellectually gifted he dropped out of University after a week and has since struggled to find anything his father considers "Productive" to do. He spends most of his days doing very little other than indulging in his love of sailing and kayaking. In 2005 his father arranged for him to marry a distant cousin of the Harkonnen family in Christabel Backer. The two however do not get along well
 

Christabel Backer

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Born in  1984 she is a distant cousin of the Harkonnen family. She was a gifted dancer and part of the National Ballet Company. She was however convinced by her father to give that up and marry Matthias, something she still resents. While Matthias is renowned for being a slacker she is highly valued by Duke Richard as she has shown a flare for organising grand events.


Jonathon Harkonnen

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Born in 1993 he is the youngest son of Duke Richard and Duchess Louise. He is a member of the Kaitaine Sports Academy staff having graduated with a degree in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy. He works at the Academy as part of their coaching team for track cycling as well as competing in 2nd tier triathlons. The Bene Gesserit considered him to have "exceptional potential" and as such have ensured a good marriage to a minor cousin of the Atreides family as well as presenting him with a Honored Matres


Erin Grosse

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Is the wife of Jonathon Harkonnen and was born in 1991. She is a minor member of the Atreides family and was educated at Chapterhouse and seemed destined to become a Priestess however it was then determined she would marry Jonathon.She is a close friend of his Honored Matres, Grace Young who she knew briefly from Chapterhouse. She also helps Christabel Backer with much of the families hospitality events.

Grace Young

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Born in 1995 she was the orphaned child of a working class family who was taken to Chapterhouse at the age of six.She was considered a gifted artist and in 2013 on her 18th birthday was presented to Jonathon Harkonnen as his concubine.In 2016 she gave birth to David

 

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House Atreides

Main City:- Caladan


Duke Oswald Atreides
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Born in 1963 the Duke inherited the Ducal Ring in 1986.He is a former lawyer who worked mainly on property law which helped the family establish a thriving property network.In 1983 he married Lena Smolsk the daughter of an influential scholar who the Bene Gesserit admired for his intellect


Duchess Lena

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Born in 1965 she is the only daughter of renowned Kaitainian scholar Leopold Smolsk. She was educated at Charterhouse until the age of twelve where her father began talks with both the Atreides and Corrino house regarding potential marriages after she was picked out by the Bene Gesserit.


Sarah Atreides

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Born in 1986, eldest child of Duchess Lena and Duke Oswald.She was originally considered for Chapterhouse  but her father changed his mind. She holds a degree in Advanced Mathematics and donates part of her time to helping teach Maths in a local secondary school.In 2005 she married Yann Bryant who had been selected by the Bene Gesserit for her. In 2010 she gave birth to daughter Catarina Atredies


Yann Bryant

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Born in 1983 he is the only child of Lord Samuel Bryant, a well respected artist. He is an investment banker who has shown exceptional business sense adding to both the Bryant and Atreides wealth. His father was highlighted by the Bene Gesserit as someone whose children should be considered for marriage to a Atreides in 1980. He married Sarah in 2005.


[Vespasian Atreides

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Born in 1989 he is the eldest son of Duke Oswald and Duchess Lena and therefore heir to the Dukedom.He attended University to study Archetecture and established the Atreides House of Design which has been successful in securing contracts for many restoration projects in the nation.In 2011 he married Abigail Bello, a former Chapterhouse pupil selected by the Reverned Mother personally as his spouse.He has a son called Bastien who was born in 2015.


[Abigail Bello

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Born in 1993 she was considered a gifted student at Chapterhouse and had been considered for a place in the Priesthood however the Reverend Mother believed she would be a perfect match for Vespasian.She is the daughter of a former General.

Jamie Atreides

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Born in 1991 he is the youngest child of Duke Oswald and Duchess Lena.He was a talented sportsman who competed for his University in atheletics winning several national championships in the 1500m. At the age of 20 however he damaged his knee in a car accident and retired from competition. He was originally going to be permitted to choose his own wife however in 2013 the Bene Gesserit declared that they wished him to marry Karin Ikin and the two were married in 2015.


Karin Ikin

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Born in 1985 she is older than her husband , a rarity in the Holy Houses.She is the daughter of Lev Ikin, a man who rose to fame in the nation as a business advisor to House Fremen. His family were declared worthy of nobility and his daughter was offered to House Atreides for marriage soon after.

 

 

 

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MILITARY OF KAITAINE

The Kaitaine Military Command (KMC) is split into three official brances, the Truthsayers however form an unofficial fourth branch and often work alongside the KMC should the need arise. The military has as Commander in Chief the nations Head of State. A military career in Kaitaine is viewed as an honourable profession and as such it is expected sons, and increasingly daughters who have not joined the sisterhood, belonging to Holy Houses serve at least five years. The military has seen much development, mainly as a result of the Bene Gesserit push for greater knowledge of science and technology as they believe it is vital for mankind to progress in order to see if the coming disaster that will befall mankind. 

Force Breakdown

Navy:43,264 Sailors

Army:- 106,496 Soldiers

Air Force - 43,212 Airmen

 

 

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THE KAITAINE AIR FORCE (KAF)

The KAF was formed in 1921 following the merging of the Armies fledgling aviation branch and a group of adventourous Truthsayers who had established a small air unit for reconessance purposes. The Air Force soon became the most invested in of the armed forces as the technological gains capable of being made where seen as the greatest, today however things have equalised out more but the KAF still remain in the eyes of many as the best funded element of the Armed Forces man for man.

The Owl was adopted as the Air Forces logo because of its wise nature.

The Air Force currently employs around 43,000 men and women full time.

INVENTORY OF FRONT LINE AIRCRAFT

Multi-Role Fighters

F-4 Dingo

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The F-4 Dingo was first flown as a prototype in 1997 under the designation F-X12. The aircraft was designed to fulfil a variety of mission profiles ranging from air superiority to ground attack and reconessance, as such over the following years a variety of sub-types have grown. The aircraft features a low RADAR profile to utilise as much stealth as possible.

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The computerised flight control system and thrust vectoring nozzles make the aircraft departure resistant and highly maneuverable in both pitch and yaw axis enabling the aircraft to perform very high angles of attack maneuvers such as the Pugachev's Cobra and the Bell maneuver, along with doing flat rotations with little altitude loss, giving significant advantages in aerial combat. Composites comprise 25% of the structural weight and almost 70% of the outer surface of the aircraft.

General characteristics of the F version

Crew: 1

Length: 19.8 m (65 ft)

Wingspan: 13.95 m (45 ft 10 in)

Height: 4.74 m (15 ft 7 in)

Powerplant: 2 × Bethesda turbofans

Performance

Maximum speed:

At altitude: Mach 2 (2,140 km/h; 1,320 mph)

Supercruise: Mach 1.6 (1,700 km/h; 1,060 mph)

Range: 3,500 km (2,175 mi; 1,890 nmi) subsonic / 1,500 km (930 mi; 810 nmi) supersonic

Service ceiling: 20,000 m (65,000 ft)

Maximum g-load: +9 g

Armament

Guns: 1 × 30 mm autocannon

Hardpoints: 12 hardpoints (6 × internal, 6 × external)  and provisions to carry combinations of:Missiles:

Air-to-air missiles:

AIM-120 AMRAAM (AIM-120C-5/7 planned for P2E)

AIM-132 ASRAAM

AIM-9 Sidewinder

IRIS-T

MBDA Meteor

Air-to-surface missiles:

AGM-65 Maverick

AGM-88 HARM

Brimstone

Taurus KEPD 350

Storm Shadow/Scalp EG

SPEAR 3

MBDA Marte ER anti-ship missile

Bombs

Paveway II/III/Enhanced Paveway series of laser-guided bombs (LGBs)

500lb Paveway IV

Small Diameter Bomb

Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM)

Avionics

Multifunctional integrated radio electronic system (MIRES)

Frontal X-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar

 Cheek X-band AESA radars for increased angular coverage

 Slat L-band arrays for IFF

Electronic countermeasure suite

 electro-optical targeting system

Laser Directional Infrared Counter Measures

Infra-red search and track

Ultraviolet missile approach warning system

RAPTOR Targeting pod

Praetorian DASS

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The nations AEWACS, this aircraft entered service in 2011 and is a varient of the KC-3 Tanker aircraft operated since 2004. There are currently 10 in service with the KAF

General characteristics

Crew: Flight crew: 4 (aircraft commander, pilot, navigator, flight engineer)
Mission crew: 13–19

Length: 152 ft 11 in (46.61 m)

Wingspan: 145 ft 9 in (44.42 m)

Height: 41 ft 4 in (12.6 m)

Powerplant: 2 × Blemin turbofan, 21,500 lbf (93 kN) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 530 mph (855 km/h, 461 knots)

Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) (8 hr)

Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)

While the exact avionics package is top secret it has been shown capable of the following

Range against fighter sized targets (km): 550

Range against ballistic missiles (km): 1500

Max # of target that can be tracked simultaneously: 120

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This unmanned aerial vehicle is used for reconnessance missions primarily. It entered service in 1996 and actually began life as a project to develop a new missile however that project was sidelined and a few years later the UAV version was developed after a contract was offered by the KAF to build an unmanned aerial vehicle. While the aircraft itself is unarmed it is capable of directing air strikes by other aircraft.

General characteristics

Crew: none on-board

Length: 27 ft (8.22 m)

Wingspan: 48.7 ft (14.8 m); MQ-1B Block 10/15: 55.25 ft (16.84 m))

Height: 6.9 ft (2.1 m)

Powerplant: 1 ×  turbocharged four-cylinder engine

Performance

Maximum speed: 135 mph (117 knots, 217 km/h)

Cruise speed: 81–103 mph (70–90 knots, 130–165 km/h)

Range: 675 nmi (675 mi or 1,100 km)

Endurance: 24 hours

Service ceiling: 25,000 ft[117] (7,620 m)

Avionics

ASIP-1C

AN/AAS-52 Multi-Spectral Targeting System

AN/ZPQ-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (early airframes only)

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The KAF's airborne battlefield and ground surveillance aircraft entered service in 2008 . The aircraft's information gathering systems are a closely guarded secret but it is known that it is capable of collecting visual and electronic data when normally operating at over 40,000 feet (12,000 m) thus ensuring a high resolution view of a large battlefield area.

General characteristics

Crew: 5

Length: 30.3 m (99 ft 5 in)

Wingspan: 28.5 m (93 ft 6 in)

Height: 8.2 m (27 ft 0 in)

Powerplant: 2 × turbofans, 65.6 kN (14,750 lbf) thrust each

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 0.89

Range: 9250 km (5800 miles)

Endurance: 9 hours

Service ceiling: 14935 m (49000 ft)

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The Wolf entered service in 1978 and has been a workhorse of the KAF ever since. The Fighter can fulfil a number of different roles and has been extensively modified throughout its lifespan. Currently it is slowly being replaced by the Dingo but a new package installed in 2012 means the aircraft is still more than capable of carrying out its missions.

Crew: 1

Length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)

Wingspan: 32 ft 8 in (9.96 m)

Height: 16 ft (4.88 m)

Powerplant: 1 × afterburning turbofan

Performance

Maximum speed:

At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)

At altitude: Mach 2(1,320 mph; 2,120 km/h)

Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nmi; 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with four 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs

Ferry range: 2,280 nmi (2,620 mi; 4,220 km) with drop tanks

Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft(15,240+ m)

Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)

Wing loading: 88.3 lb/ft² (431 kg/m²)

Maximum g-load: +9.0 g

Armament

Guns: 1 × 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 Vulcan 6-barrel rotary cannon, 511 rounds

Hardpoints: 2 × wing-tip air-to-air missile launch rails, 6 × under-wing, and 3 × under-fuselage pylon (2 of 3 for sensors) stations with a capacity of up to 17,000 lb (7,700 kg) of stores

Rockets:

4 × LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19/7 × Hydra 70 mm/APKWS)

4 × LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19 × CRV7 70 mm rockets)

4 × LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4 × Zuni 127 mm rockets)

Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles:

2 × AIM-7 Sparrow

6 × AIM-9 Sidewinder

6 × AIM-120 AMRAAM

6 × IRIS-T

6 × Python-4

6 × Python-5

Air-to-surface missiles:

6 × AGM-65 Maverick

4 × AGM-88 HARM

AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)

Anti-ship missiles:

2 × AGM-84 Harpoon

4 × AGM-119 Penguin

Bombs:

8 × CBU-87 Combined Effects Munition

8 × CBU-89 Gator mine

8 × CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon

4 × Mark 84 general-purpose bombs

8 × Mark 83 GP bombs

12 × Mark 82 GP bombs

8 × GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb (SDB)

4 × GBU-10 Paveway II

6 × GBU-12 Paveway II

4 × GBU-24 Paveway III

4 × GBU-27 Paveway III

4 × Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) series

4 × AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD)

B61 nuclear bomb

B83 nuclear bomb

Others:

SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys dispenser pod and chaff pod or

AN/ALQ-131 & AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or

LANTIRN, RAPTOR & LITENING targeting pods or

Up to 3 × 300/330/370/600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for ferry flight/extended range/loitering time or

UTC Aerospace DB-110 long range EO/IR sensor pod on centerline

Avionics

AN/APG-68 radar

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Developed initially as a long range bomber the aircraft first entered service in 1958. Since the mid 1980's however it has fulfilled the air to air refuelling role within the KAF. It is, with turn around time, possible to reconfigure the aircraft for both a transport and a bombing role, however this later reversal has never been done. 

General characteristics

Crew: 5

Length: 114 ft 11 in (35.05 m)

Wingspan: 110 ft 0 in (33.53 m)

Height: 28 ft 11⁄2 in (8.57 m)

Powerplant: 4 ×  turbojets, 11,050 lbf (49.27 kN) each

Can carry 91,000 lb (41,000 kg) of fuel

Performance

Maximum speed: 627 mp (545 knots, 1,009 km/h) at 36,000 ft (11,000 m)

Range: 6,000 mi (5,217 nmi, 9,660 km) on own tanks, can be extended if using additional tanks

Service ceiling: 56,000 ft (17,000 m)

Armament when a bomber

Up to 35 × 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs or

1× Yellow Sun free-fall nuclear bomb

 

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The Scholar is a advanced jet trainer which can fulfil duties as a light multi role fighter if required. The KAF operate 101 of these aircraft. It was designed as a low cost military training aircraft and first flown by the KAF in 2003. The single engine aircraft has a composite (mostly carbon fibre) fuselage with a light alloy aft section and the pressurized cockpit is fitted with ejection seats.

General characteristics

Crew: 2

Length: 11.38 m (37 ft 4 in)

Wingspan: 9.39 m (30 ft 10 in)

Height: 4.16 m (13 ft 8 in)

Wing area: 16.69 m2 (179.6 sq ft)

Powerplant: 1 ×  non-afterburning turbofan, 26 kN (5,800 lbf) thrust

Performance

Maximum speed: 1,037 km/h (644 mph; 560 kn) at sea level

Maximum speed: Mach 1.2 (never exceed at altitude)

Cruise speed: 796 km/h (495 mph; 430 kn) at 12,500 m (41,000 ft)

Range: 892 km (554 mi; 482 nmi) internal fuel only

Combat range: 617 km (383 mi; 333 nmi) with 3x Sea Eagle

Ferry range: 1,950 km (1,212 mi; 1,053 nmi) with 3 drop tanks

Service ceiling: 15,250 m (50,030 ft)

g limits: +8 -3

Rate of climb: 58.466 m/s (11,509.1 ft/min)

Armament

Guns: 1 × 30 mm (1.181 in) Aden cannon with 120 rounds

Hardpoints: Total of 7: 4 × under-wing; and 1 × under-fuselage; and 2 × wingtip with provisions to carry combinations of:

Other:

Reconnaissance pod

Up to 3 drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time

Rockets:

SNEB

CRV7

Missiles:
Air-to-air missiles:

AIM-120 AMRAAM

Skyflash

AIM-132 ASRAAM

AIM-9 Sidewinder

Air-to-surface missiles:

AGM-65 Maverick,

Anti ship missiles:

Sea Eagle

Bombs:

Mark 82 bomb

Mark 83 bomb

Paveway II

BL755 cluster bomb

Sting Ray torpedo

Avionics

AN/APG-66H

Marconi forward-looking infrared

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The Tutor entered service in 1982 and was designed with the concept of trying to introduce students to a fighter style cockpit and view from the beginning of their training. The aircraft therefore has a rather unique layout which sets it apart from most training aircraft used across the globe.

Crew: 2

Length: 9.20 m (30 ft 2 in)

Wingspan: 9.74 m (31 ft 11 in)

Height: 3.16 m (10 ft 4 in)

Wing area: 14.00 m2 (150.7 sq ft)

Powerplant: 1 ×  turboshaft, 480 kW (650 shp)

Propellers: 5-bladed constant-speed ducted fan, 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in) diameter

Maximum speed: 593 km/h (368 mph; 320 kn)

Cruise speed: 556 km/h (345 mph; 300 kn) at 7,620 m (25,000 ft)

Stall speed: 143 km/h (89 mph; 77 kn) EAS flaps and gear up, 128 km/h (80 mph; 69 kn) flaps and gear down

Range: 1,537 km (955 mi; 830 nmi)

Endurance: 4 hr 30 min

Service ceiling: 11,580 m (37,990 ft)

g limits: + 7.0 g to −3.5 g

Rate of climb: 20.8 m/s (4,090 ft/min)

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Designed as a tactical transport with STOL capabilities the Weasel was intended originally to fulfil a role for the Truthsayers, however in testing it was so effective that the project was switched to the Air Force. It is capable of an impressive ability to operate on  2,000 feet (610 m) long semi-prepared field with a 27,000 lb (12,000 kg) payload.  The aircraft entered service in 1991.

General characteristics

Crew: 3

Capacity: Up to 150 troops or 78,000 lb (35,000 kg) of cargo

Length: 124 ft 3 in (37.9 m)

Wingspan: 110 ft 4 in/132 ft 7 in (33.6 m/40.4 m)

Height: 43 ft 4 in (13.2 m)

Wing area: 1,740 ft² (162 m²)

Empty weight: 105,000 lb (47,600 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 216,680 lb (98,286 kg)

Powerplant: 4 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17 turbofans, 16,000 lbf (72,5 kN) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 590 mph (512 knots, 949 km/h)

Cruise speed: 543 mph (471 knots, 872km/h)

Range: 2,995 mi (2,600 nm, 4,810 km) with a 38,000 lb (17,000 kg) payload

Service ceiling: 30,000 feet (9,144m)

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The Crossfade started off life as a transport helicopter in 2009 however it was soon modified for production as a tilt-rotar aircraft and entered service in 2017 primarilly as a troop transport and MEDEVAC aircraft.

SPEEDS

Speed 322mph

RANGE

Combat Range 600nm

Strategically Self-Deployable 2100+nm Range

CAPACITIES

Troop Capacity Crew of 4 and 14 troops

Useful Load12,000+ lbs

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Situational Awareness Enhanced situational awareness and sensing technologies

Flight Control SystemTriple redundant fly-by-wire

Ingress / EgressTwo 6' wide large side doors for ease of rapid ingress/egress

Landing Gear Conventional, retractable landing gear

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The Shirehorse is a versatile aircraft used as both a transport aircraft and a gunship for close ground support, however it was originally designed as a mid range passenger aircraft. The prototype flew in 1992 and the aircraft entered service in its military transport role in 2001. In 2003 a modified gunship version was produced and this entered service as the A version in 2005. In 2009 a AEWACS RADAR dome was added and a further E version was created, this however is not in service with the KAF

C- VERSION

Crew: Two

Capacity: 71 troops

Payload: 9,250 kg (20,400 lb)

Length: 24.50 m (80 ft 3 in)

Wingspan: 25.81 m (84 ft 8 in)

Height: 8.60 m (28 ft 3 in)

Powerplant: 2 ×  six bladed props, 1,972 kW (2,645 hp) each

Performance

Maximum speed: 576 km/h (311 knots, 358 mph)

Cruise speed: 480 km/h (260 knots, 300 mph)

Range: with 3,000 kg (6,600 lb) payload, 4,600 km (2,500 nmi / 2,875 mi); (with 6,000 kg (13,200 lb) payload, 3,700 km (2,000 nmi / 2,300 mi))

Range with max 9,250 kg (20,400 lb) payload: 1,300 km (700 nmi / 805 mi)

Ferry range: 5,400 km (2,900 nmi / 3,335 mi)

Service ceiling: 9,100 m (30,000 ft)

Takeoff run: 670 m (2,200 ft)

Landing run: 320 m (1,050 ft)

 

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2× 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon

1× 40 mm (1.58 in) L/60 Bofors cannon

1× 105 mm (4.13 in) M102 howitzer

Mission systems:

Multimode attack radar – enhanced version of AN/APG-70 radar  incorporating several enhanced air-to-ground modes such as fixed target track, ground moving target indication and track, projectile impact point position, beacon track, and a weather detection

AN/AAQ-26 IDS – LWIR FLIR (mounted on port side of the nose landing gear door)

AN/AAQ-39 Gunship Multispectral Sensor System (GMS2) – EO/IR fire control system consists of mid-wave infrared (MWIR) FLIR, two Image-Intensified Television (I2TV) cameras (CCD-TV), laser target designator/rangefinder with eyesafe mode (1064 and 1570 nm dual mode laser emitter), and near-infrared (NIR) laser pointer/marker (860 nm laser emitter) (mounted under the nose of port landing gear sponson)

AN/ALR-69 – digital Radar warning receiver (RWR)

L-3 Communications AN/AAR-44 – UV-based Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS)

AN/ALQ-172 – Digital radio frequency memory (DRFM) jammer-based Electronic countermeasure (ECM) incorporating integrated Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection function of detection, processing, warning, prioritization, jamming, and threat display

AN/ALQ-196 Low-Band Jammer (LBJ) – low frequency DRFM jammer-based ECM

AN/AAQ-24 Nemesis – laser-based Directional Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) (mounted on the port and starboard rear fuselage)

 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensing System (CMDS) – chaff/flare dispense

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The Dragonfly is primarily used as a transport helicopter however it is capable of carrying rockets and various other weaponary allowing it to provide close troop support as well leading many to describe it as an assault helicopter. The prototype flew in 1975 with the aircraft entering service in 1978.

Crew: Three: two pilots and one engineer

Capacity: 24 troops or 12 stretchers or 4,000 kg (8,820 lb) cargo internally /5,000 kg (11,023 lb) externally slung.

Length: 18.465 m (60 ft 7 in)

Rotor diameter: 21.25 m (69 ft 10½ in)

Height: 4.76 m (15 ft 7¼ in)

Empty weight: 7,489 kg (16,510 lb)

Loaded weight: 11,100 kg (24,470 lb)

Max. takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)

Powerplant: 2 × turboshaft, 2,400 hp () each

Performance

Maximum speed: 280 km/h (151 knots, 174 mph)

Cruise speed: 260 km/h

Range: 800 km (431 nmi, 497 mi) (with main fuel tanks)

Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,690 ft)

Rate of climb: 8 m/s (1,575 ft/min)

Armament

up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of disposable stores on six hardpoints, including bombs, rockets, and gunpods.

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An attack helicopter first designed in 1975, it was shelved for several years as it was believed that such an aircraft was not needed with the Dragonfly able to fulfil the role of close air support. However in 1977 the Army determined they needed a dedicated platform and so the Dragonfire was revitalised to enter service in 1978.

Crew: two

Payload: 8,000 lb (3,600 kg)

Length: 74 ft 2 in (22.6 m)

Rotor diameter: 62 ft (18.9 m)

Height: 15 ft (4.57 m)

Empty weight: 12,525 lb (5,681 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 24,272 lb (11,010 kg)

Rotor system: 5 blades on main rotor, 5 blades on tail rotor

Fuselage length: 64 ft 1 in (19.5 m)

Fuselage height: 16 ft 3 in (4.95 m)

Stub wing span: 27 ft 4 in (8.33 m)

Powerplant: 2 ×  turboshaft engine, 1,500 shp (1,100 kW) each

Performance

Never exceed speed: 230 mph (370 km/h)

Maximum speed: 193 mph (311 km/h)

Range: 220 mi (354 km)

Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (5,180 m)

Guns: 1× 30 mm (1.18  in) M230 Chain Gun with 1,200 rounds as part of the Area Weapon Subsystem

Hardpoints: Four pylon stations on the stub wings. Longbows also have a station on each wingtip for an AIM-92 Stinger twin missile pack.

Rockets: Hydra 70 70 mm, CRV7 70 mm, and APKWS 70 mmair-to-ground rockets

Missiles: Typically AGM-114 Hellfire variants; AIM-92 Stinger and Spike missiles may also be carried.

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The Buzzsaw is a long range tactical bomber that was developed through the 1970's but then shelved until 1984 due to budget cuts, however in 1989 the aircraft finally entered service after a few modifications to the original design, mainly in the wing design to give the aircraft more manouverability.

 

Crew: 4 (aircraft commander, copilot, offensive systems officer, and defensive systems officer)

Payload: 125,000 lb (56,700 kg) ; internal and external ordnance combined

Length: 146 ft (44.5 m)

Height: 34 ft (10.4 m)

Empty weight: 192,000 lb (87,100 kg)

Loaded weight: 326,000 lb (148,000 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 477,000 lb (216,400 kg)

Fuel capacity, optional: 10,000 U.S. gal (37,900 L) fuel tank each in 1–3 internal weapons bays

Powerplant: 4 × augmented turbofans

Performance

Maximum speed:

At altitude: Mach 1.25 (830 mph, 720 kn, 1,340 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,000 m) altitude

At low level: Mach 0.92 (700 mph, 610 kn, 1,100 km/h) at 200–500 ft (60–150 m) altitude

Range: 5,100 nmi (5,900 mi; 9,400 km)

Combat radius: 2,993 nmi (3,444 mi; 5,543 km)

Service ceiling: 60,000 ft (18,000 m)

Rate of climb: 5,678 ft/min[183] (28.86 m/s)

Armament

Hardpoints: 6 external hardpoints for 50,000 pounds (23,000 kg) of ordnance (use for weapons restricted by arms treaties) and 3 internal bomb bays for 75,000 pounds (34,000 kg) of ordnance.

Bombs:

84× Mk-82 Air inflatable retarder (AIR) general purpose (GP) bombs

81× Mk-82 low drag general purpose (LDGP) bombs

84× Mk-62 Quickstrike sea mines

24× Mk-84 general purpose bombs

24× Mk-65 naval mines

30× CBU-87/89/CBU-97 Cluster Bomb Units (CBU)[N 2]

30× CBU-103/104/105 Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (WCMD) CBUs

24× GBU-31 JDAM GPS guided bombs (Mk-84 GP or BLU-109 warhead)[N 3]

15× GBU-38 JDAM GPS guided bombs (Mk-82 GP warhead)[N 4]

48× GBU-38 JDAM (using rotary launcher mounted multiple ejector racks)

48× GBU-54 LaserJDAM (using rotary launcher mounted multiple ejector racks)

96× or 144× GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb GPS guided bombs[N 5]

24× AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

24× AGM-158 Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM)

Previously up to 24× B61 or B83 nuclear bombs could be carried.

Avionics

1× AN/APQ-164 forward-looking offensive Passive electronically scanned array radar

1× AN/ALQ-161 radar warning receiver and defensive jamming equipment

1× AN/ASQ-184 defensive management system

1× Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (optional)

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The Kestrel is a ground attack VSTOL aircraft capable of being launched from a carrier. The prototype first flew in 1990 inspired by several similar designs attempted for naval fighters, the project featured a more angular fuselage to help with cutting down RADAR pick up. The aircraft utilisers a moveable port at the rear of the engine to allow vertical take off.

Crew: 1

Length: 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)

Wingspan: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)

Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.56 m)

Empty weight: 12,500 lb (5,700 kg)

Loaded weight: 15,703 lb (7,123 kg)

Max. takeoff weight: 18,950 lb VTO, 31,000 lb STO (8,595 kg VTO, 14,061 kg STO)

Powerplant: 1 ×  vectored thrust turbofan, 21,750 lb (96.7 kN)

Performance

Maximum speed: 682 mph

Combat radius: 330 nmi

Ferry range: 2,115 mi

Service ceiling: 15,170 m

Armament

Guns: 2× 25 mm cannon pods under the fuselage

Hardpoints: 6 (under-wing pylon stations  with a capacity of 6,000 lb  of payload and provisions to carry combinations of:

Rockets: 4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (19× CRV7 70 mm rockets each) or 4× Matra rocket pods (18× SNEB 68 mm rockets each)

Missiles: 6× AIM-9 Sidewinders or 4× AGM-65 Maverick

Bombs: ordnance such as Paveway series of laser-guided bombs, unguided iron bombs (including 3 kg and 14 kg practice bombs)

Other: 2× auxiliary drop tanks or reconnaissance pods (such as the Joint Reconnaissance Pod)

Recce/targeting pods: RAPTOR, Sniper and TIALD

 

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The Dragonbane was developed as a heavily armoured close support aircraft capable of supporting ground troops in heavy gunfire. The aircraft first flew in 2000 and entered service in 2009.

Crew: 1
Length: 53 ft 4 in (16.26 m)
Powerplant: 2 ×  turbofans, 9,065 lbf (40.32 kN) each


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Maximum speed: 680mph
Range: 2,000km
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,700 m)

Armament

Guns: 2 × 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon

Hardpoints: 11 (8× under-wing and 3× under-fuselage pylon stations) with a capacity of 16,000 lb (7,260 kg) and provisions to carry combinations of:

Rockets:
4× LAU-61/LAU-68 rocket pods (each with 19× / 7× Hydra 70 mm rockets, respectively)
4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 70 mm rockets)
6× LAU-10 rocket pods (each with 4× 127 mm (5.0 in) Zuni rockets)

Missiles:
2× AIM-9 Sidewinders air-to-air missiles for self-defense
6× AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles

Bombs:
Mark 80 series of unguided iron bombs or
Mk 77 incendiary bombs or
BLU-1, BLU-27/B Rockeye II, Mk20, BL-755[177] and CBU-52/58/71/87/89/97 cluster bombs or
Paveway series of Laser-guided bombs or
Joint Direct Attack Munition (A-10C)[178] or
Wind Corrected Munitions Dispenser (A-10C)

Other:
SUU-42A/A Flares/Infrared decoys and chaff dispenser pod or
AN/ALQ-131 or AN/ALQ-184 ECM pods or
 Sniper XR or RAPTOR targeting pods
2× 600 US gallon Sargent Fletcher drop tanks for increased range/loitering time.

Onboard Systems

ESA Radar system , E/O Targeting System, Onboard Missile Warning System with automatic counter measure capability, Electronic Warfare suite, zero zero ejector seat, data link capabilities, Identification Friend/Foe (IFF) system, Combat Net Radio system, HAVEQUICK radio system, Radar Altimeter, ILS, Tactical Air Navigation system, (TACAN), Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS), Multi-Tactical Data Link Network (MTN)

 

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LEGAL RIGHTS/ LAWS OVERVIEW OF KAITAINE

 Abortion: Illegal except when Mothers health in danger or approved by the Sisterhood.

• Adultery: No Legal stance

• Affirmative action: No.

• Age of consent: 16 years.

• Age of majority: 18 years.

• Artificial insemination: Legal with approval of the Sisterhood

• Assisted suicide: Legal, traditionally those who felt they were of no use to society anymore would simply walk off into the desert.

• Basic liberties: Freedom of conscience,  freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and the right to own private property.

• Bestiality: Illegal.

• Birth control: Legal

• Childcare: State subsidised using Honored Matres

• Concealed carry: No

• Death penalty: Yes but only for treason, last used in 1947

• Divorce: Only with consent of the Sisterhood

• Drinking age: 18

• Driving age: 17

• Education: Compulsary until 18 for males and females. All education is free however parents may choose to send their children to approved private schools at their own expense.

• Equal pay for equal work: Yes

• Felony disenfranchisement: Yes.

• Flag desecration: No laws

• Gambling age: 18

• Gun purchase age: 18 year olds may apply for a gun licence which includes a medical and background checks. A licence must be obtained for each weapon.

• Human cloning: No legal stance

• In vitro fertilization: Legal

• Marriageable age: All marriages need approval of the Sisterhood.

• Military conscription: No.

• Minimum wage: Yes

• Parental leave: 16 months in total for the parents, to be split how they see fit.

• Polygamy: Illegal, however the Sisterhood use a system similar to Concubines to expand Holy Families gene pools

• Pornography: Legal at age 18

• Prostitution: Legal in licenced premisis

• Race: Racial discrimination is prohibited in all areas of life.

• Same-sex marriage: Not recognised

• School leaving age: 18 years.

• Sex reassignment surgery: Illegal

• Sexually transmitted diseases: Anyone who knowingly carries such an infection is required to disclose that information to any potential sexual partners; otherwise, consent by that partner to participate in sexual activity is considered invalid, and the carrier of the infection can be charged with causing Grevious Bodily Harm and can carry a sentence of up to life. In the case of AIDS/HIV the charge is attempted murder and can carry a life sentence.  

• Smoking age: 16.

• State religion: Bene Gesserit, no restrictions in place on other faiths.

• Stem cell research: No Legal Stance

• Taxation: Sliding scale income tax.

• Torture: Illegal

• Trial by jury: Yes for crimes carrying a sentence of potentially more than two years, if under a Magistrate hears the case.

• Universal healthcare: Free at point of use for all but non-essential medical treatments (E.g cosmetic surgery is not given for free)

• Voting age: 18

• Women's rights: Full equality

• Working age: 14 years of age (part time/ family business) 18 years of age (full time)

• Working week: The standard work week is 40 hours.

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CHAPTERHOUSE SCHOOL

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Chapterhouse is the home of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its educational establishment. The pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence are seen as important to followers of the Bene Gesserit faith and the school has a high reputation both as the centre of the faiths training but also in its own right as an academic institute. The School was established in the 7th Century and has undergone constant facelifts and upgrades which today means the school has state of the art facilities, excellent sports facilities and top rate accomodation. The school is funded through three sources, a small annual government grant, the Bene Gesserit faiths own ample funds and contributions from the Bene Gesserit community, most coming from the Four Holy Houses. The school is home to around 2,000 students at any one time, as well as several serving members of the Bene Gesserit leadership who live on the campus which is in effect like a small walled town.

ADMISSIONS

The school is all female and all students must board for the duration of their studies. Generally students enter the school around their fifth birthday and graduate after sitting Higher Level exams at the age of 18. A girl may join at any time however generally the older the applicant the less liklihood of being admitted. The school also takes in a number of orphaned girls and is the nations largest provider of social care to orphaned girls. Anyone entering after their sixth birthday is required to be approved by the school's Senior Leadership Team. The school does not charge fees as it is seen as a duty to prepare girls for a future role in one of the Sisterhoods four sections after they graduate.

CURRICULUM

Like all Kaitaine schools education between the ages 5-18 the curriculum is split into five stages which are based on age.

STAGE ONE (Aged 5-7) Students focus on basic literacy, numeracy and learning the stories of the Bene Gesserit faith. There is a major emphasis on building motor skills through play and sport. At the end of the Key Stage the girls are tested to be placed in appropriate ability groups for the next Stage. This stage also features something called Team Building, which is as the name suggest intended to build the girls social skills through team games and tasks.

STAGE TWO(Aged 7-11) Education starts to be more focused rather than play based. Students study a heavy diet of Maths, Gaelic, Science, History, Religious Education, Geography, Music, a foreign language, Art and Computing. At the end of this Stage an aptitude test is sat by all students and this generally sees the start of a streaming process. This stage also features Competative Team Building, an extension on the Stage One where the element of inter team competition is used to help develop skills.

STAGE THREE (Aged 11-14) Eduation is now broadly focused on learning factual information and forming an understanding of the Bene Gesserit faith. This is done by accessing a curriculum that is made up of Maths, Gaelic, Science, History, Religious Education, Geography, Music, Art, Drama, a foreign language, Computing, Computer Science, Design and Technology. Additionally each girl takes part in Pioneering, a class not taught in the mainstream Kaitaine curriculum which focuses on outdoor skills and things such as shooting, fishing etc. This is often taught through competative games. At the end of this stage the girls sit exams to determine which branch they will follow for the next two years, these however  are not yet fixed.

STAGE FOUR (Aged 14-16) Girls must all study Religious Education, Gaelic, Science, Maths, a humanities subject, and a foreign langauge. Following talks between the student, her teachers, parents and the Sisterhood she also studies five more subjects she chooses, these feature subjects taken lower down school, however some subjects now splinter, so for example a student may study Geology, a subject that previously would have formed part of the Geography curriculum. The girls are now taught as classes of Mothers, Truthsayers, Missionara or Matres, there is occasionally need to transfer girls between the branches, while it is not published it is widely accepted that the Missionara are the Academic elite, the Mothers the most rounded, Truthsayer the most physically gifted and the Matres made up from those who do not fully fit into any of the other four. All girls recieve specia lessons based on their stream in addition to their academic experience. At the end of this  Stage all students sit the National Diploma exams.

STAGE FIVE (16-18) Those who excelled (classed as achieving grade C or better passes in all subjects for everyone other than the Missionara who must get B's) begin studying their Highers, which see's them pick four subjects to study over the next two years. Those who have not excelled repeat their National Diploma exams in subjects they have failed to excell at. This stage sees often some minor adjustments to a girls stream, most commonly between the Mother and Missionara streams. Students repeating their National Diploma often take exams at the end of their first year in this stage and if showing improvement take two Highers in a year. At the end of the Stage the girls sitting the Highers take their exams with all the Missionara expected to go onto University.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

The school provides excellent extra curricular oppurtunities, these include the following

*International Exchanges

*Sports - The school boasts the Girls Rugby Champions for the last 15 years, its football team is ranked 2nd in the nation. Additionally it has seen many girls go on and represent Kaitaine in a range of sports.

*Drama Productions

*Debating Societes

*Military Cadets (Compulsary for everyone aged 13-15 and Truthsayers)

*Music clubs and bands.

* A range of others.

The school also has an annual competition known as the Selim Shield, the school is split into five teams and students earn points based on academic performance, representing the school at sports and taking part in inter-team competitions that range from The Great Chapterhouse Bake Off to Boxing Tournaments.

STAFF

Teaching at Chapterhouse is considered a great honour and many respected Professors often spend time teaching at the school. The majority of the teaching staff however are graduates from the Missionara Protectiva and are considered gifted academics in their own right. Guest speakers and lecturers are common and the schools reputation for excellence ensures they can attract a wide range of well respected people. Staff live on campus and the school has flats for unmarried staff next to the girls dorms, while married staff have seperate housing. The school pays all accomodation costs for staff making teaching at the school a sound financial move too.

ACCOMODATION AND CARE

Girls in Stage One and Two are based in their own accomodation block which is overseen by the Honored Matres who handle a great deal of the pastoral care of the students at the school. Generally girls live in dorms of four or six, with each girl having their own cubicle style space giving them their own space. A group of four dorms are looked after by a Dorm Parent who is a Honored Matres. Each block of dorms has its own social areas and play areas.

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Typical room for Stage One and Two

 

In Stage Three girls move into a new block and are given slightly more autonomy. Rooms are now shared between three girls. Generally 200 girls form a house and their block has two self catering style kitchens, a small library and a common room. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, girls are now also soley responsible for the tidiniess of their rooms and these are inspected on a daily basis and form part of the Selim Shield system. Girls stay in their block until the end of Stage Four

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A typical Stage Three/Four room

At Stage Five girls move again to a new block, this time segregated by their expected branch of service, Truthsayer, Mother, Honored Matres or Missionara. They have their own individual room which they are now permitted to have their own TV and computer in. They share bathrooms with three other students and have access to a self catering kitchen and selection of lounges.

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KAITAINE NAVAL SERVICE

The KNS was formed in 1791 following the merging of the various Holy Houses private fleets. The KNS is seen as the "just in case" service and does not share to prestige of the Army or the glamour of the Air Force however the service is the oldest of the three forces. It also operates a small aerial arm mainly made up of helicopters.

The KNS employs 43,264 Sailors full time. The Navy operates a dockyard in Arrakeen close by the Landsraad Shipyard Company who are primary contractors for the majority of the nations shipping.

INVENTORY OF FRONT LINE CRAFT

 

Class Ships in Service Armament
Rapier Class Missile Sub

1. Irulan

2. Aneril

3. Chalice

4. Wensicia

4 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes for:

Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes

16 × ballistic missile tubes for:

16 Lockheed Trident II D5 SLBMs

Sabre Class Attack Sub

1. Josifa

2. Rugi

3. Feyd Rautha

4. Rabban

5. Chani

6. Leto

7. Ghanima

5 × 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes with stowage for up to 30 weapons:

Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles

Spearfish heavyweight torpedoes

Mother Class Aircraft Carrier 1.Stilgar

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 3 × Phalanx CIWS

30-mm DS30M Mk2 guns

Miniguns

10 x GR6 Kestrel's (See Air Force for Spec)

25 x F/C-4 Dingo (See Air Force for Spec)

5 x H-15 Dragonfly (See Air Force for Spec)

(Two Dragonfly converted for AEW role)

 

Arrakeen Class Amphibious Ship

1. Sheuset

2. Henoor

1 × Otobreda 76 mm gun

-2 × OTO Melara KBA 25/80 mm guns

5 x H-15 Dragonfly (See Air Force for Spec)

Geidi Class Amphibious Ship

1. Corrin

2. Saudir

4 × 30mm DS30M Mk2 guns

3 × Phalanx CIWS

4 × Miniguns

8 × General purpose machine guns

Up to 18 Helicopter of 6 GR6 Kestrels

Seitch Class Destroyer

1. Elrood

2. Alman

3. Estil

4. Rugo

5. Wensic

6. Wallach

7. Henli

8. Avelard

Anti-air missiles:

Sea Viper air defence system, with a 48-cell Sylver A50 VLS, for mix of up to 48:

Aster 15 missiles (range 1.7–30 km)

Aster 30 missiles (range 3–120 km)

Anti-ship missiles:

2 × quad Harpoon launchers

 

Guns:

1 × BAE 4.5 inch Mk 8 naval gun

2 × Oerlikon 30 mm guns

2 × Phalanx CIWS

2 × Miniguns

6 × General purpose machine guns

 

1x H-15 Dragonfly Helicopter

Secundas Class Frigate

1. Shaddam

2. Villish

3. Harmon

4. Ezhar

5. Kalus

6. Audri

7. Ahia

8. Josif

9. Mikael

10. Esteban

11. Maria

12. Damiano

13. Kenric

14. Kenman

1 × 5-inch 54 calibre Mark 45 Mod 4 dual purpose gun

1 × 8-cell Mark 41 Mod 5 vertical launch system, firing RIM-7 Sea Sparrow

2 × 12.7-millimetre (0.50 in) machine guns

2 × Mark 32 3-tube torpedo launchers, firing Mark 46 torpedoes

1 × Vulcan Phalanx CIWS

 

Fitted for but not with:

1 × close-in weapons system

2 × 4-canister Harpoon missile launchers

2nd Mark 41 VLS

 

1x H-15 Dragonfly Helicopter

 

 

Gaula Class Patrol Ship

1. Kenton

2. Halleck

3. Ratibar

4. Phidais

5. Ghanim

8 × launchers for Boeing RGM-84 Harpoon Block II SSM

12 × launchers Sea Sparrow SAM

1 × OTO Melara 76 mm/62 gun

2 × 12.7 mm machine guns

4 × 323 mm (12.7 in) MU90 ASW torpedoes

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Guild Class Mine Vessel

1. Dunamis

2. Costiri

3. Atreus

4. Elim

5. Liard

6. Tivenee

1 × 30mm DS30M Mark 2

2 × Miniguns

3 × General purpose machine guns

Prime Missile Ship

1. Jaunvarai

2. Rauvard

3. Hajis

4. Face Dancer

5. Ghola

6. Taraza

7. Mites Teg

8. Murbella

9. Darwi

10. Odrade

11. Juipol

12. Elpek

13. Fish Speaker

14. Junction

2-4 × RGM-84 Harpoon SSMs

4 × Gabriel II SSMs

1 × OTO Melara 76 mm naval gun

 

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THE TRUTHSAYERS

The Truthsayers are the military arm of the Bene Gesserit faith, and while they do not operate under the direct chain of command from the Armed Forces they do occasionally train alongside them on exercises and certain operations. The unit is all female and would be regarded by many across the world as a specialist light infantry / scouting force with elements of commando training. The unit has constantly evolved to ensure it is as competative as possible and at one point even had its own small air wing and a small naval section. Today however it maintains only a handful of aircraft to complement its ground based actions and one ship, largely retained for symbolic reasons.

Within the Truthsayers is an elite unit known as the Swordmasters who are not openly admitted to exist. They are highly trained, operate in pairs and their identities known only to the Reverened Mother, the Commander of the Truthsayers, Commander of the Swordmasters and their partner. They are thought to number less than 50.

While many Truthsayers only serve around 6-10 years after graduation they are considered a member for life and permitted to maintain weapons at home without the need for applying for a licence. They are considered permanenltly avaliable for call up. Currently there are around 1,200-1,800 active Truthsayers. The unit adopted the standardised military rank structure in 1928 in order to operate more effectively alongside their regular military counterparts.

In Kaitaine the unit is seen as being placed above regular army units, and so on joint operations it is not uncommon for a regular army officer to be in command on paper yet defer to the Truthsayer for the final decisions.

The current Commanding Officer of the Truthsayers is Brigadier General Elise McNamara.

The Current Commanding Officer of the Swordmasters is Lt.Col Jessica Metcalffe

 

STANDARD ISSUE EQUIPMENT

TAR-21 Rifle

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THG17 HANDGUN

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CRYSTKNIFE

More of a religious emblemn than a fighting tool. The crystknife is ceremonally made by all Bene Gesserit during their final year of training. Legend has it the original one was made by the hero Selim Wormrider who taught the Bene Gesserit sisterhood to fight and was made out of the tooth of giant sandworm, today however they are made by carving bone and while in some respect fragile they are still capable of being lethal. The knife of a deceased Bene Gesserit is burnt at their death.

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TTAC-50 SNIPER RIFLE

Issued to designated snipers or for special duties.

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VEHICLES

50x Battlerider

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10 x Scalerider

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40x Dunerider

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5 x Skyrider

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2x Cloudrider

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1x Waverider

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KAITAINE DEFENCE FORCE

The KDF is affectionatly known in Kaitaine as the Pangolins. The force was formed in 1814 following the merging of several militia's from the Four Holy Families. The force today is the official ground force of the nation however in many ways they defer to the Truthsayers. They currently field approximately 106,496 members.

 

EQUIPMENT

400 x Chain-Rider Battle Tank

750 x Scorpion-Rider Armoured Vehicle

800 x Flame-Rider Armoured Vehicle

350 x Mini-Chain Rider Tank

720 x Cat-Rider Protected Mobility Vehicle

350 x Shield APC

400 x Bandit Mobility Vehicle

100 x Battlerider Mobility Vehicle

120 x Scale-Rider IFV

400 x Dunerider Strike Vehicle

70 x Bone Arrow Self Propelled Rocket Artillery

100 x Spearpoint Self Propelled Howitzer

100 x Fire-Rider Towed Howitzer

50 x Javelin Towed Howitzer

40 x Pangolin System Mobile Air Defence

20 x Skyrider Helicopter

40 x Storm Arrow Attack Helicopter

20 x Twin Arrow Aerial Vehicle

 

 

 

 

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