"Let no soul be left behind from our Great Exodus. We welcome those with the fiery spirit and burning passion to follow us in our Journey." -The Bantioc Flagship Exodus Dogma
A nation once proudly thrived on a small island made the choice of conquest and expansion, believing that it is up to the Arinos to influence the other races of the great and prosperous life of a Bantian. Their conquests were merciless. Full sweep to reduce the number of opposition with their massive dreadnoughts; artillery striking the grounds with claps of thunder and balls of fire; soldiers moving in tight squads picking off the remaining resistance with ease. Their glory, however, was short lived when they faced against a nation determined to stay true to their own traditions and culture.
Both Bantioc and her nemesis: Galivas, fought a long, taxing war. Each offensive met with a powerful retaliation. Ships, armed to the teeth, were nothing but a husk of their former awe with each boarding. Eradicating a full division would only see two more replacing their ranks. It all came down with one event on her last days of imperialism: the death of Bantioc's renowned Empress.
With the exchange of power from an influential, articulate royalty to the power hungry self-proclaimed emperor-general, the fleet began to suffer. Supplies dwindled with each offensive, ships of great numbers were reduced to wrecks for the sea to claim, and respected admirals were scapegoats of a crumbling order.
Until one day, the admirals of the fleet unanimously agreed to what they once swore never to do.
"We, the Imperial Fleet of the Royal Armada, hereby secede from Bantioc to seek sanctuary from the illegitimate powers of the crowned emperor and his oppression of the common welfare. We, the Imperial Fleet, shall commandeer the Bantioc Flagship Exodus as the beacon of our mission: to provide safe haven to the true people of Bantioc." -Declaration of Secession of the Imperial Migrant Fleet.
When the engines of the flagship roared to life, the capital ships and their escorts loaded their armaments. The fleet admirals took their positions overlooking the city of Exodus from the bridge of the ship. The sea clung to the hull of the vessel as it slowly rose from the waves yearning for the days of the old glory. Yet the people of the Exodus knew they had to move on forward, aiming towards the new world from the remnants of their once prestigious empire.
"The Exodus is eternal, the loyalty and passion of the people shall forever immortalize the sanctuary of her people." -3rd Fleet Admiral Lucas Tau of the Bantioc Flagship Exodus
She rose from the blue waves, the engines roaring as they pushed the great vessel into the sky. the aging hull groaned but held fast as the Exodus climbed higher and higher. When her thrusters could no longer heave, the people marked their altitude, declaring it as their nation's haven.
"We are the people of Bantioc. Our ships are our homes. Our Exodus shall never falter." - Rallying calls of Bantioc citizens.
Fun fact 1:
The Bantioc Flagship Exodus's maximum housing capacity is approximated to be around 30 million.
The next largest ship, the Bantioc Civilian Cityship Godsend's maximum housing capacity is approximated to be around 25 million
and the last notable titan class ship, the Bantioc Defense Platform Titan's maximum housing capacity is approximated to be around 22 million.
but it only requires only 300 people each to operate the ships to their full capacity assuming that the operators are fully trained and are capable.
The Imperial Migrant Fleet suffers from overpopulation so severe, even active military capital ships have housing for families of military personnel.
The Imperial Migrant Fleet's population is approximated to be around 120 million. (Stop having sex, Bantioc, else you might have to go back conquering lands just to have breathing space.)
Fun fact 2:
It is a misnomer to refer the Imperial Migrant Fleet as "Bantioc" but citizens of other countries still refer the fleet as "Bantioc" and so do the people of the fleet.
Fun fact 3:
Bantioc's government is based on the admirals representing the ships they command. There has been only one case of corruption that was swiftly dealt with which resulted in an understanding among the officers most notable being "Corruption is punishable by public firing squad of your peers." Talk about pick-pocketing your friends.
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