The Republic of the Misty Isles Navy


      Being an island based nation it is no surprise that a great deal of work has gone into furthering a naval military arm for the defense of the Republic. Soon after the establishment of the RMIN they quickly developed the reputation of being saviors of seafarers, defending non-affiliated and allied vessels alike from piracy, sea monsters, and assisting floundering vessels as a result of mechanical failures. As a result, entire legends and tales have spread far and wide of those who fly the red banner at sea, claiming them to be knights of the sea, describing superhuman prowess and tactical brilliance that is fanciful at best, some go far as to say that the Knights of The Misty Isles may be the legendary heroes that will bring about the downfall of the Lord of the Deep. Those of the Republic's Navy take it all in stride though with a sheepish grin; Everyone needs a hero in these difficult times that are fraught with danger - if anything it inspires the men and women of the Misty Isles Navy to give all they have to live up to their reputation.

      Of all the military branches, the Republic's Navy has seen the lion's share of action against all manner of adversaries, from Haida Raiders, to Servants of the Deep, to Pirates, to marauding sea monsters. They have engaged in full scale battles as well, against the Horune and Naut'Yll, and during the Tolkeen War they played a key role in virtually destroying the Coalition State's Navy through a clever plan to lead the bulk of their fleet into the path of a patrolling Splugorthian Mothership.

      The Republic of the Misty Isles Navy continues to grow to protect oversea trade, to pursue diplomatic relations with other seafaring nations and to defend the Republic's interests abroad. In 87PA a diplomatic cruise down the Pacific coast managed to establish contact with a fair sized settlement called The Democratic Colony of New Hope and while shaky at first an amicable relationship formed between the Misty Isles and the DCNH. Since that time they have become routine traders with the Republic. Since the Freighter War, which was caused by demonic influences seeking to create havoc for the two coastal nations, Water Point Preserve has become a close ally of the Republic and routinely engage in trade, information sharing, mutual defense, and war games. Remarkably there is little to no bad blood between these two former adversaries - both sides are well aware that the world is fraught with dangers such as mind control.

      In 102PA the Misty Isles established contact with yet another Pacific coast nation called Ft. Monty, which was apparently composed of the descendants of a US Military unit as they were still flying the American flag. While the negotiations were tense at first it was soon learned that the reason for the cold stares was the result of previous seafarers arriving and attempting to impose upon them. The New Navy under Captain Nemo II had attempted to force Ft. Monty to become a refuge for the New Navy to rest, recuperate, gather supplies, and repair battle damage but they would have to exile the D-Bee population of their community! Even the Misty Isles Naval Officers present were horrified at the arrogance portrayed by this supposedly heroic seafarer. Once the Republic's views and intent were expressed Ft. Monty deliberated very briefly before accepting limited trade between the two nations. This relationship has grown in recent years to the point of participating in war games and the establishment of a mutual defense treaty.

      In the summer of 103PA, immediately south of the Misty Isles a crippled fleet submarine was detected limping into the Blackwater Strait pursued by a pair of Horune Strike Ships. All available Naval and Air Force personnel scrambled to the defense of the vessel and a burst message was sent to Water Point Preserve requesting assistance in a potential large scale battle against Horune Pirates. Water Point Preserve responded swiftly by dispatching Wakizashi Class Gunboats as well as their Uktena robot vehicles. The battle was short but furious and resulted in the complete destruction of the Horune vessels. The Uktena made short work of the aquatic D-Bees - no prisoners were taken. The crew of the crippled vessel expressed sincere gratitude for the assistance provided by both Water Point Preserve and the Republic and requested safe harbor to effect necessary repairs of their vessel, to which the Misty Isles graciously accepted. Soon after it was learned that the vessel was an exploratory/salvage vessel scouring the ruins of submerged cities for raw materials when they were ambushed. Their port of origin; The legendary Tritonia! A few weeks later the Tritonian vessel departed the Republic's waters escorted by a quartet of Daikyu Fleet Submarines and the Taifun Light Submersible Carrier with the intent of introductions and possibly the establishment of diplomatic relations, led by none other than Lady Sara Hawethore herself. Upon arrival at Tritonia the introductions carried on for several hours as both sides shared information freely concerning matters at sea as well as events in North America. The Tritonians were truly impressed with the cordial attitude and dignity that those from the Republic carried. By the end of discussions a limited trade agreement as well as a non-aggression pact had been established. By 109PA this relationship has grown significantly to the point of routine trade partners as well as a mutual defense treaty making Tritonia the Republic of the Misty Isles' strongest seafaring ally to date.

      In 105PA contact was established with a community at the far southern end of the Pacific Coast, it was roughly half the size of Silverstone, called Santa Catalina, and was composed of a mix of Spanish speaking D-Bees and Humans. The arrival of the expeditionary fleet was nothing short of a stroke of divine providence as the community was being victimized by a band of mercenaries and a handful of Vampires, after a brief discussion with local authorities, The Misty Isle's Marine detachment made very short work of the mercenaries as well as all but a couple of Vampires that managed to escape. The people of Santa Catalina felt heavily indebted to these strangers from the North and this grew into a diplomatic relationship between the Republic and Santa Catalina, who now engages in routine import and export with the Misty Isles.

      The primary mission of the Republic's Navy is to patrol the Misty Isles' territorial waters, defend it when necessary, protect trade routes as well as merchant vessels and protect her interests abroad. With The Republic of the Misty Isles Navy having built its strength it is likely that the Navy will be capable of more aggressively pursuing and retaliating against her foes as well as traveling further out to sea in search for new allies abroad.


The Republic of the Misty Isles Navy
Commanding Officer: Supreme Admiral Aaron Blackfin.
Executive Officer: Admiral Jill Limese.
Command Post: West Bay Naval Base.
Total Troops: 11,286.

The Republic of the Misty Isles Coastal Defense Fleet:
Commanding Officer: Admiral Phillip Hayes.
Executive Officer: Vice Admiral Kor Eilors.
Command Post: South Bay Naval Base.
Units in The Republic of the Misty Isles' Coastal Defense Fleet:
  • RMIN 1st Task Force "The Ratchet & Torch": Supply, maintenance & repair unit for the Coastal Defense Fleet, with Detachments based at South Bay, West Bay, North Port, Taylorville and Sanctuary Harbor. Composed of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battle Groups.
  • RMIN 2nd Task Force "The Bulldogs": This Task Force is in charge of routine patrols, interceptions, establishing communications with foreign vessels, boarding to check cargo/manifests, and escorting vessels into the appropriate port. The Bulldogs operate the 6 No-Dachi Class Corvettes of Republic's Navy, exclusively from South Bay. Composed of the 4th, 5th and 6th Battle Groups. Also attached to the RMIN 2nd Task Force is the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Naval Observation Squadrons operating Sakura Float Planes based out of West Bay. Each No-Dachi also houses a Tombo Hover-Chopper that is not considered to be a part of an established Squadron.
  • RMIN 3rd Task Force "The Stingrays": The Stingray Task Force patrols the various inlets, waterways, and occasionally the borders of the Republic's territorial waters. Among their duties are surveillance, issuing warnings to foreign warships encroaching upon Misty Isles' territorial waters, dispatching sea monsters, and at times engaging in combat against hostile seafarers affiliated with enemies of the Republic. The 7th Battle Group is composed of 27 Flotillas operating Wakizashi and Tobiuo Class Patrol Boats operating from North Port and South Bay, the 8th Battle Group is composed of 27 Flotillas operating Katana exclusively from West Bay, and the 9th Battle Group is composed of 27 Flotillas operating 9 Flotillas of Katana, 9 Flotillas of Wakizashi and 9 Flotillas of Tobiuo.

    The Republic of the Misty Isles South Pacific Fleet:
    Commanding Officer: Admiral Danika Thermiat.
    Executive Officer: Vice Admiral Dorris Yvette.
    Command Post: West Bay Naval Base.

    Units in The Republic of the Misty Isles South Pacific Fleet:
  • RMIN 4th Task Force"The Patchwork Brigade": Supply, maintenance & repair unit for the South Pacific Fleet, based out of West Bay Naval Base. Composed of the 10th, 11th and 12th Battle Groups.
  • RMIN 5th Task Force "The Requiem Task Force": This Task Force is composed of a single Sanctuary Class Submarine Tender and an escort of four Daikyu Class Fleet Submarines, its mission is to accompany the 6th Task Force on deployments into the South Pacific to provide repairs, munitions, advanced medical facilities as well as R & R to the 6th Task Force when in safe waters. Additionally, while the Daikyu are intended to guard the Sanctuary, in the midst of a major confrontation standard procedure is for the Sanctuary to conceal its position and deploy the Daikyu to support the 6th Task Force. The Requiem Task Force is based out of West Bay Naval Base and is composed of the 13th, 14th and 15th Battle Groups.
  • RMIN 6th Task Force "Sea Dragons": The Sea Dragon Task Force is the core of the South Pacific Fleet, with missions ranging from seek and destroy, diplomatic missions, exploratory missions, and to launch aerial incursions against hostile forces/nations. With the Taifun at its core, it is protected by a flotilla of six Daikyu Class Fleet Submarines. The Sea Dragons Task Force is based out of West Bay Naval Base and is composed of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Battle Groups. Attached to the Sea Dragons is the 1st Naval Fighter Squadron "The Sea Hawks", the 2nd Naval Fighter Squadron "The Misty Isles Knights", and the 3rd Naval Fighter Squadron "Divine Retribution" each operating Republican Industries/Smithe Corporation Type 0/2 Sea Hayabusa, in addition to the 3rd Naval Utility Squadron "The Pterosaurs", equipped with Smithe Corporation Type 98 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers.

    The Republic of the Misty Isles North Pacific Fleet:
    Commanding Officer: Admiral Kyle Bishop.
    Executive Officer: Vice Admiral Zygres Sumina.
    Command Post: Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
    Units in The Republic of the Misty Isles North Pacific Fleet:
  • RMIN 7th Task Force"Glencost's Legacy": Supply, maintenance & repair unit for the North Pacific Fleet, based out of Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base. Composed of the 19th, 20th and 21st Battle Groups.
  • RMIN 8th Task Force "The Saviors at Sea": This Task Force is composed of a single Sanctuary Class Submarine Tender and an escort of four Daikyu Class Fleet Submarines, its mission is to accompany the 9th Task Force on deployments into the North & Central Pacific to provide repairs, munitions, advanced medical facilities as well as R & R to the 9th Task Force when in safe waters. Additionally, while the Daikyu are intended to guard the Sanctuary, in the midst of a major confrontation standard procedure is for the Sanctuary to conceal its position and deploy the Daikyu to support the 9th Task Force. The Saviors at Sea is based out of Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base and is composed of the 22nd, 23rd and 25th Battle Groups.
  • RMIN 9th Task Force "The Kraken Task Force": The Kraken Task Force is the core of the North Pacific Fleet, with missions ranging from seek and destroy, diplomatic missions, exploratory missions, and to launch aerial incursions against hostile forces/nations. With the Tsunami (2nd vessel of the Taifun Class) at its core, it is protected by a flotilla of six Daikyu Class Fleet Submarines. The Kraken Task Force is based out of Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base and is composed of the 26th, 27th, and 28th Battle Groups. Attached to the The Kraken Task Force is the 10th Naval Fighter Squadron "Pegasus Squadron", the 11th Naval Fighter Squadron "Heaven's Blade Squadron", and the 12th Naval Fighter Squadron "Black Cats Squadron" each operating Republican Industries/Smithe Corporation Type 0/2 Sea Hayabusa, in addition to the 8th Naval Utility Squadron "Lift Ticket" Squadron, equipped with Smithe Corporation Type 98 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers.

    Land Based Naval Units

          While the Republic of the Misty Isles Marine units provide security for all of the Naval facilities within the Republic, there are other units unaccounted for that are not directly affiliated with their seafaring brethren.


    Aircraft Training Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Aerial Training Squadron (Basic); 8 Sakura, based at Date Air Base.
  • 2nd Naval Aerial Training Squadron (Basic; Float Plane); 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 3rd Naval Aerial Training Squadron (Basic, Float Planes); 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 4th Naval Aerial Training Squadron (Advanced); 8 Ume, based at Date Air Base.
  • 5th Naval Aerial Training Squadron (Advanced, Float Planes); 8 Ume Float Planes, based at West Bay Naval Base.

    Observation/Light Attack Squadrons

  • *1st Naval Observation "Eye in the Sky" Squadron; 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • *2nd Naval Observation "Mischievous Magpies" Squadron; 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • *3rd Naval Observation "Guardian Angels" Squadron; 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 4th Naval Observation "Evil Eyes" Squadron; 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at North Port (Avery).
  • 5th Naval Observation "Hawkeye" Squadron; 8 Sakura, based at Dragon's Roost (Angel Peak).
  • 6th Naval Observation "Watchers" Squadron; 8 Sakura Float Planes, based at Taylorville Bay.

    * 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Naval Observation Squadrons are under the command of the Coastal Defense Fleet.

    Transport Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Transport "Iron Horse" Squadron; 4 Sakana Amphibians, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 2nd Naval Transport "Pack Mule" Squadron; 4 Sakana Amphibians, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 3rd Naval Transport "Pony Express" Squadron; 4 Sakana Amphibians, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 4th Naval Transport "First Class" Squadron; 4 Sakana Amphibians, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 5th Naval Transport "Black Stallions" Squadron; 4 Sakana Amphibians, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 6th Naval Transport "Blue Ox" Squadron; 2 Kujira Amphibians, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 7th Naval Transport "Wide Load" Squadron; 2 Kujira Amphibians, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base

    Utility Hover-Chopper Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Utility "Dragonfly" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 2nd Naval Utility "Flying Brick" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Chopper, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 3rd Naval Utility "Pterosaur" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Chopper, based aboard the Taifun.
  • 4th Naval Utility "Ugly Duckling" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based at North Port.
  • 5th Naval Utility "Fly by Night" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 6th Naval Utility "Undertaker" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 7th Naval Utility "Dragon's Talon" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based at Dragon's Roost (Angel Peak).
  • 8th Naval Utility "Lift Ticket" Squadron; 8 Tombo Modular Hover-Choppers, based aboard the Tsunami.

    Attack Hover-Chopper Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Attack "Razorback" Squadron; 8 Tora Attack Hover-Choppers, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 2nd Naval Attack "Flying Tigers" Squadron; 8 Tora Attack Hover-Choppers, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 3rd Naval Attack "Viper" Squadron; 8 Tora Attack Hover-Choppers, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 4th Naval Attack "Gunslinger" Squadron; 8 Tora Attack Hover-Choppers, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.

    Fighter Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Fighter "Sea Hawk" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Taifun.
  • 2nd Naval Fighter "The Misty Isles Knights" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Taifun.
  • 3rd Naval Fighter "Divine Retribution" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Taifun.
  • 4th Naval Fighter "Avenger" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 5th Naval Fighter "Ravenous Raptors" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 6th Naval Fighter "Dragon's Fury" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at West Bay Naval Base.
  • 7th Naval Fighter "Aces Wild" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 8th Naval Fighter "Nightstalker" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 9th Naval Fighter "Ghost" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based at Sanctuary Harbor Naval Base.
  • 10th Naval Fighter "Pegasus" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Tsunami.
  • 11th Naval Fighter "Heaven's Blade" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Tsunami.
  • 12th Naval Fighter "Black Cats" Squadron; 8 Sea Hayabusa, based aboard the Tsunami.

    Special Operations Squadrons

  • 1st Naval Airborne Early Warning & Control Squadron; 2 Type 92/2 Kujira Amphibious Aircraft, based at Date Air Base.
  • 1st Naval Electronics Warfare Squadron; 4 Type 86/90 Sakana Amphibious Aircraft, based at Date Air Base.

    Equipment

    Republican Industries Type 78 Yoroi Environmental Body Armor

    Blue Water Mages Guild Type 79 Mahou Yoroi Body Armor

    Republican Industries Type 90 UV Spectrum Heavy Laser Pistol

    Republican Industries Type 99 UV Spectrum Officer's Model Pulse Laser Pistol/Carbine

    Republican Industries Type 95 UV Spectrum Pulse Laser Rifle

    Republican Industries Type 98 Light Gauss Cannon

    Republican Industries/Smithe Corp. Type 84/8-R Gusoku-Shi Underwater Maintenance & Repair Power Armor

    Republican Industries Type 8 Amaterasu Close Air Support Power Armor

    Vessels Note that some of the utility types are not listed as being standard equipment for a specified unit, meaning that all of the maintenance & repair Battle Groups have access to this equipment.

    Akersley Shipyards Type 78 Beacher Class Landing Craft

    Akersley Shipyards Type 81 Hefter Class Heavy Cargo Ship

    Smithe Corporation Type 82 Tobiuo Class Light Patrol Boat

    Akersley Shipyards Type 83 Lasso Class Tugboat

    Smithe Corporation Type 84 Shiruken Salvage & Repair Mini-Sub

    Republican Shipyards Type 84 No-Dachi Class Corvette

    Smithe Corporation Type 85/0 Katana Class Heavy Patrol Boat

    Smithe Corporation Type 87 Tanto Class Sea Sled

    Smithe Corporation Type 89 Hanzaki Amphibious ATV

    Republican Shipyards Type 93 Yari Class Amphibious Assault Ship

    Republican Industries Type 96 Naginata Class Submersible Catamaran

    Republican Shipyards Type 97 Daikyu Class Attack Submarine

    Republican Shipyards Type 2 Taifun Class Light Submersible Carrier

    Republican Shipyards Type 6 Sanctuary Class Submersible Submarine Tender

    Aircraft

    Republican Industries Type 82 Sakura Utility Aircraft.

    Republican Industries Type 84 Ume Advanced Training Aircraft/Floatplane

    Republican Industries Type 86 Sakana Light Transport/Electronics Warfare Amphibious Aircraft

    Republican Industries Type 92 Kujira Heavy Transport/AEW&C Amphibious Aircraft

    Smithe Corporation Type 98 Tombo Modular Hover-Chopper

    Republican Industries/Smithe Corporation Type 99 Tora Attack Hover-Chopper

    Republican Industries/Smithe Corporation Type 0/2 Sea Hayabusa Fighter


    September 1996, December 2014.

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