VERTIUM - The Factions:
SOAR [yellow faction]
The Soar are a band of First Nations, Americans and Canadians who are active in the heights of the northern Rockies. The frigid conditions neutralized the Titan (the giant killer robots of the Complex), turning them into slow and easy-to-hit targets. The Soar are known for their smarts and never-say-die attitude, and are exceptional fighter pilots. They are also experts in agri, including all manner of cloned plants and animals.
ROYAL MARTIAN FEDERATION [red faction]
At first, the independent “Martians” co-operated with the Complex, but after hearing of atrocities committed across the Earth and on the Moon, they turned against the tyrants. The RMF was founded by Brits and the former EU. Years of pioneering work on Mars, and skirmishes throughout the hundred years’ nuclear war, have made them battle-hard veterans. They are experts in nuclear fission.
HIELO [white faction]
Descendants from Argentinians and Chileans, the Hielo live in an extensive series of tunnels inside the giant ice sheets of Antarctica. Tech experts, they cause havoc with the Complex’s global systems: knocking out communications between the Complex HQ and the Titan. The Complex have blasted large parts of the majestic ice fields, but can never quite locate the ice burrowers. The Hielo are experts in ice, water, and electrolysis.
MYST [black faction]
An extremely wise and mysterious people-group living amongst the mist and fog of the Mongolian mountain-tops. Having established their dynasty over much of Asia and Russia, the Myst were forced back to the heights of Mongolia. As with the other remaining factions, they realized the weaknesses of the Titan. Besides the cold and ice, the Titan are terrorized by the swift eagle drones of the Myst.
The Myst are also experts in metallurgy.