Mongoose Traveller - Motley Crew
Sword Worlds Confederation
A. Goals: 1116
The Sword Worlders have a strong drive for independence from outside powers.
- The Sword Worlders take great pride in their culture and roots. Their culture has origins in the Icelandic region of Terra, what many describe as a Viking culture, a group of famed, daring, and often notorious raiders from Terra's past.
- Some have described them as "fanatical homesteaders".
B. Symbols: 1116
- The Hearthfire is a sacred symbol to Sword Worlders. Soldiers and police "guard the hearthfires" and goodwifes "tend the hearthfires".
- The Kenningsboken is a mysterious book, intended for female audiences, containing rhymes dealing with such domestic subjects as child care and home management. It is popular among Sword Worlder women and only occasionally read by men. Some say that it is in fact a psionic exercise tool.
The Sword Worlds government, a Confederation, allows almost complete local autonomy. Individual worlds maintain separate military forces, pass their own laws, and completely regulate their own internal affairs. The Confederation government regulates interworld trade, handles diplomatic relations with outside powers, and adjudicates interworld disputes.
- In peacetime, the Confederation government maintains a pool of high-ranking military officers (selected from the military forces of all worlds) who are trained in large unit command and staff operations.
- During time of war, all military forces are confederalized, and placed under a single unified command. For ground forces, divisions will be commanded by generals from the individual worlds, corps and higher organizations by Confederation officers. The component forces of a division will be from the same world whenever possible. For naval forces, individual ships are under the command of local officers, squadrons or higher organizations under Confederation officers.
- During this time period the 2nd Sword World Army would be a typical unit.