Current Residence: Novokuznetsk
Favourite genre of music: different types of Rock
Favourite style of art: сonceptual-art
Operating System: XP
Favourite cartoon character: Major Motoka
Role: rifleman of mountain troops
Here is a goblin mountain trooper from the southern nation Istalia, famous for its cold mountain ridges, vineyard filled green hills and sunny plains. Istalia has an old rivalry with Astria, their rivalry escalating further when Astria decided to pursue the path of colonial empire building. Along its mountainous borders lay a few old and strong fortresses situated like jutting teeth. Brave troops and diligent troops inhabit these venerable fortresses, and the famous Dergarian Ridge keeps the peace of this small, but proud country. With great effort Rosalia managed to unite the various members of the Alliance into the military pact we know today, which includes both Istalia and Astria. This was done through reconciliation and re-negotiation of Western Aurelian borders, with hard fought and debated compromises reached through political consensus among the various Alliance member states. However, Istalia was the weakest and with the least territorial claims, so participation in the new bloc was more profitable for a small state than its new allies- the military assistance and eased economic trade ties formerly not available to it allowed it to bloom, and even had the formerly Astrian annexed territories of Karpag and Yazer redistributed to the Istalian state. Astrian sovereign decision definitely felt infringed by the overwhelming amounts of external policy being imposed on it, but could do little about it in the face of the larger political regime of the Alliance. Such disputes and internal problems within the Alliance would be glanced over by the whole however as the growing threats of both the Commonwealth in the west and the Coalition in the east pressured them from both sides, forcing the Alliance to keep itself together lest they be picked off one by one or made into client states should they choose to switch sides.
Role: Riflewoman, volunteer
After the catastrophic losses of the first years of the war and long mutilating grinders of a firmly rooted positional war, Rosalia’s army was drained of blood. The mobilization machine took more and more recruits, constantly reducing the demands, but this was barely enough. An endless stream of funerals, news from the front that seemingly grew worse by the day, and increasingly toughening martial laws and wartime measures did not contribute to an increase in the morale of both the populace back home or the soldiers on the front, which showed in both rising crime rates and low combat performance. Therefore, the volunteer movement received official support from the authorities and began a specialized propaganda campaign. War journalists were sent out to capture inspiring examples of heroism still left on the front, with elements of fabrication thrown in all done through the medium of the pioneering film industry.
Thus the famous poster and acclaimed silent film, "They shall not pass!" was created from a single still frame. The poster portrayed the legendary soldier Aro Godar during the Battle of Nudrev, where his volunteer-only Death Brigade was the lone surviving unit after a whole week of heavy shelling and defended its position for several days until reinforcements arrived. A heroic moment turned into a staggering tale of survival against the odds, the fortitude of the Rosalian soldier and the thwarting of doom imposed upon them by unrelenting, vicious enemies. A message of hope kindled in the darkness, presented to a war weary populace that at this point was starved of such a thing. After the film recruitment rates shot up, picking up in momentum despite the grinding loss of life that had ripped so many families apart back home.
Volunteers in Rosalia have the right to choose their role in the army and branch of service. The High Command generally preferred to assemble the volunteers into special units, which thanks to the recent efforts of the propaganda industry within Rosalia, had churned out steadfast and loyal soldiers who were thrown at the most bloody and nearly suicidal battles. Highly trained and equipped with some of the most innovative weapons the regime had to offer, where regular units suffered defeats and routs, the volunteers generally could be expected to hold their position. Volunteers often suffered heavy losses due to this stubborn defiance, yet at the same time they showed phenomenal fortitude and courage on the frontlines.