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- "Sometimes I wake up in the morning and think to myself, 'Did we really name our government what we did just so we could keep using all the old COG stuff?' Then I realize, yes. We did. Because we're petty."
- — General Davis in his personal log.
The Confederation of Ordered Governments, also known as the Confederate COG, Confederation, or Clayvale COG, was a splinter faction of the Coalition of Ordered Governments formed some time after the conclusion of the Locust War when the city-state of Clayvale seceded from the Coalition. Disenfranchised with the Coalition's adoption of fascist and totalitarian practices, the Confederation instead espouses democratic and humanist ideals.
However, the Coalition has labeled the Clayvale COG as traitors and regards them as Outsiders (though the Clayvale COG themselves regards themselves as a separate faction from the Outsiders and in fact maintains only tenuous relations with them). The Coalition has done its best to limit the Clayvale COG's access to food, weapons, and supplies, forcing them to scavenge for much of their resources, and the official COG also maintains openly hostile relations with the Confederation.
Since the Clayvale Rebellion, the Confederation has expanded to include the city of Martizieu and several Outsider settlements. By 42 A.E., the Confederation of Ordered Governments could be considered a solid middle power in post-Locust War Sera.
Clayvale Armed ForcesEdit
- Main article: Clayvale Armed Forces
As of 42 A.E., Clayvale maintains a standing military force of approximately 90,000 men and women, organized into seventy-five regiments of various types of infantry, twenty armored regiments, ten air wings, and five naval fleets. Its structure is virtually identical to that of the official COG's militia forces, however, flesh-and-blood troops make up Clayvale's primary fighting force, unlike the Coalition whose militiamen serve as a reserve or command force for the main force of militarized DeeBees. While the Clayvale Army does also possess DeeBees, these machines are instead used for non-combat and support roles, rather than as front-line troops.
Thanks to their possession of advanced fabricator technology, Clayvale is able to equip the majority of its forces with the latest weapons and equipment. The Clayvale Army is also capable of producing its own designs, such as the Tyrant Raven gunship. However, Clayvale lacks the resources and manpower necessary to produce military equipment as quickly or in as great supply as the Coalition, and therefore must bolster its resources with scavenged goods and even stockpiled Locust equipment left over from the war.
- Main article: Martizian Army
For most of its existence, the Martizian Army was an independent force serving in defense of the surviving population of Eslaria, whom had gathered in their former capital of Martizeau. After the Clayvale Rebellion, the new Confederation began looking for allies amongst Sera's growing population of independent city-states and sent an envoy to Martizeau. Despite being rejected by the Martizian leadership, it helped to establish relations between the two. After the revelation of the Swarm, the Confederation sent another envoy and this time it was quickly accepted, folding the Martizian Army and all of its assets into the Confederation. With the addition of Clayvale's DeeBees, Martizeau was able to transfer their logistics soldiers to the front line, bolstering the size of the Army exponentially.