The other great power, the eternal rival always conspiring the intriguing to bring down its adversary, is YU JING (read Yu Ching), the Asiatic giant. The entire Far East is united beneath the banner of what was once China, but which has now formed a single, though varied, oriental position which it aspires to.
The YŠokÚng WŤibīng (Remote Guardian) has a battery of sensors that allow it to discover ambushing enemy troops while also amplifying the range of the hackers or for giving coordinates to the artillery. The YŠokÚng HýsÚng (Remote Escort) has a machine gun and a mine disperser. It is usually employed as a mobile support unit to defend an area or to stop the advance of the enemy with its lethal bursts of projectiles.
Shaolin Warrior Monks are practicing Zen Buddhists and are superb exponents of the martial arts. They train in the monastery with the disadvantage that they are not very good at using firing weapons, but in hand to hand combat they are unbeatable. The sever discipline and the rigorous training they undergo in the temple has made them into instinctive fighters, being both fast and lethal. The army of Yu Jing uses the Shaolin as light assault troops and as the starting point to launch their attacks to breakthrough and rout the enemy formations, a task they do with exquisite mortal beauty."
The GŭilŠng scouts (Ghost Wolves) are the special artic branch of the Yu Jing State Army. In order to graduate they must pass an eight month course somewhere lost in the Huangdi Peninsula, under heavy weather conditions. Their training, very complete, is adapted to the corps operational profile. The GŭilŠng carry out missions that could include aquatic and/or airborne operations, infiltration, camouflage, artillery forward observation, and movement through rocky and snowy terrain, etc.. that are always carried out under terrible Fimbul storms of Svalarheima. Only the GŭilŠng are able to treat this hell as routine."
In Yu Jing society those of Japanese ethnic origin are considered second rate citizens. Apart from this, the Nipponese social subgroup is highly hierarchized so the members of their lower classes have a very poor standard of living. For these people the best way to move up the social scale is to serve in the StateEmpire Army. The army has regiments (Butai) consisting exclusively of Nipponese, both from the Japanese islands on the Earth, and from Kuraimori, in Shentang. The troops than make up these regiments are called Keisotsu, which in Japanese is a title of the greatest honour meaning Excellent soldier. However, the StateEmpire Army uses the Keisotsu Butai in the front line, where the action is always dangerous and the mortality rate very high. Although it hasnít been confirmed by the Party, the figures for the average life expectancy of the Keisotsu recruits sent to a ďhotĒ area are chillingly low. The danger, however, has its reward: the honour to serve the StateEmpire and the social improvement for those who prove their courage and commitment."
In a crisis-ridden and repressed society like the Nipponese, speed appears to be one of the few remaining escape-valves for young people. The Army has recognized and capitalized on this addiction to Speedy by creating the Aragoto Regiment. In Kabuki theatre, ďAragotoĒ means ďrude performanceĒ, a theatrical style employing dynamic and exaggerated movements in the representation of fearless and courageous heroes. And it is true that the Aragoto, mounted on their powerful, purring machines, personify the ideal character of their namesake, becoming champions of the asphalt. According to the Kabuki code, the red of their motorbikes symbolizes strength, vitality, rectitude and valor Ė all attributes of heroes like them, the Senkenbutai, whose function is to serve as a immediate intervention force, the spear-head of attack operations; conducting contingency actions against hostile elements and engaging the enemy as rapidly as possible. For this reason their machines, the TZ Tsurugi (Broadsword), have been designed for speed fanatics who studied Engineering and aerodynamics. Originally conceived as propulsion units for the air force, the motor has been mounted on a structure with maximum flexibility and all-terrain capabilities, but with a competition chassis designed for the race circuit offering minimum fluid dynamic resistance. With these specifications, being Aragoto Senkenbutai means getting into a fight with your motor blazing and your adrenalin flowing at fever-pitchÖ the golden dream of any Nipponese youth."
The Karakuri are autonomous military robot units. Due to their special characteristics they are considered multi-purpose assault troops. They also perform crowd control and anti-mutiny operations in the Nipponese regions of Yu Jing. As shock troops, their mission is to conduct operations in the most dangerous areas of the battlefront, moving unperturbed through crossfires, ignoring damage, and frightening the enemy with their unstoppable advance."
In Yu Jing society those of Japanese ethnic origin are considered second rate citizens. Apart from this, the Nipponese social subgroup is highly hierarchized so the members of their lower classes have a very poor standard of living. For these people the best way to move up the social scale is to serve in the StateEmpire Army.