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Conflicts are fought on many fronts. With heroes and villains on all sides it takes a fearless group of people to stand against social injustice. They come and go without being seen. The forgettable man you pass in the street, the woman selling jewellery in the market or the even the children playing. The spectre society is everywhere and they will have their people remember one thing… THEY ARE NOT AFRAID.

They will stand against injustice, they will fight against tyranny and in a world torn by conflict they will protect the innocent.

Not a single soul but a society.

*Special thanks to Glasgow Museum and Art gallery

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Read the Writing on the Wall

leader: Premier Ivan Borkov

Formed by the discontent Russian public the Yugasov party became the fastest rising political entity in Russia when headed by Ivan Borkov. With an extensive and powerful family at his disposal and a great deal of financial and military resources the Yugasov led a campaign against former President Munterov. When the U.S offered support to Munterov this only furthered the Yugasov cause.

After years of political upheaval, a civil war amongst themselves and fending of United States attacks the Yugasov became the elite and most highly regarded political structure in Russian history.

Built from the ashes of noble ideology the Yugasov members are strong, dedicated and often stubborn. They have a mighty army which they will not hesitate to use when necessary.

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Name: Takoda Ha’abra (Hay bra)

Age: 57

Nation: Kukri

Status: Chief

Warrior Name: Wind Storm

The influential and strong minded chief of the Candadian Kukri nation. Takoda is head of the house of Ha’abra which are one of eight parts of the Kurki. For generations the Kukri nation have followed the leadership of the Ha’abra house but a tension lies underneath that without Takoda’s strong mind could lead to a civil war amongst them.

Takoda wears an orange feather – meaning spiritual. He is a deep thinker and is strongly connected with the world around him. He is no stranger to conflict. He successfully lead the Kukri against the Yugasov group as they tried to expand their power from Russia through Canada.

Takoda is well respected by other warrior nations. He is a peaceful man but should he feel it is necessary for his people he is willing to fight a bloody battle.

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In the not so distant future the world is facing a global crisis. Only the elite Rogue Battalion can be trusted to combat it.

As Rogue Battalion set about restoring peace in a world in chaos it becomes clear that something much bigger is ready to erupt. With heroes and villains on all sides a war is brewing that will change the course history.

It’s time to pick your side.

Written by Vivika Widow (author or Red Snow and the hit novella Maestro)

Series created by Leo St Paul (director of ‘The Walk’)

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AN INSIGHT INTO THE ANTI MAKRI INTELLIGENCE AGENCY; COMBATING MAKRI SMUGGLING RINGS

They say the world is becoming a smaller place each day. This rings true in the ears of our Anti Marki Intelligence agents who are currently fighting a war on human trafficking. A lesser known agency until recently, they are a small group of officials who are specialised in combating the Makri group – a global concern with widespread members through many different countries. With origins in New Zealand, the Makri spread from the Southern Hemisphere to Asia, from Asia they moved east across Europe. Finally they found settlement in Mexico and certain other parts of South America. The Makri are funded by trafficking of guns, drugs and young girls.

The Anti Marki Intelligence Agency was set up to wage war against the Makri. With support from the United States, England, Caledonia, Japan, Germany and France the success of the AMIA has been remarkable.

Chairman, Jurgen Kiertrich, stated, “We have seen a significant reduction in the amount of trafficking in the past few months. Several Makri cells have been closed down thanks to the effort of our agents.”

With success being declared in Europe, South America has a different view. A former Makri member, Antonio (name changed to protect identity), told us, “They may think they have closed the Makri cells down but for every one they stop another three will replace it.”

Antonio fled from the Makri after having spent ten years in Mexico as part of a drug cartel ring. Questions arose over the financial mismanagement of his group. Falling into debt Antonio’s family were threatened, forcing him to cross the border to the United States and seek refuge. He is currently under the protection of the AMIA.

Antonio’s story is a small piece of the fear that the Makri have caused. We met a girl by the name of Analice, a former call girl for the Makri. She was taken from her home in Ukraine. Her then partner, Kris Markoso, had promised her a new life in the United States where she would receive an education and fulfil her ambition of becoming a school teacher. Analice left her home, selling everything she owned for the venture and departed Ukraine in the middle of the night aboard a ship bound east.

I was told that I was going aboard Liberty,” Analice told us. “I had heard so much about the ship. I was excited.”

However, Analice was not taken aboard Liberty (A ship that was custom built for the purposes of safe travel for refugees by King Fasio Sanchez of Spain). Instead she and twenty other girls were taken aboard a small fishing vessel. Her journey ended in Mexico. She never saw Kris again. Instead of an education Analice was forced into prostitution to pay for her keep in the slums of Mexico City. She and the other girls being told that the harder they worked and the more money they earned the more luxury they would receive. Analice assured us that this was true for most of the girls. Some were taken to exclusive villas and showered with gifts. Others were left alone to fight a growing drug addiction.

The AMIA have heard thousands of stories similar to that of Analice. Each day they re-home and protect thousands of girls – some as young as eight – from Makri forced labour.

Our job is just beginning to show fruit,” said Agent Kiertrich. “We have a much larger fight ahead of us.”

Vowing to end the Makri group within the next five years some argue that the intentions of the AMIA are ambitious. The Marki are like a virus having spread to the four corners of the world. There is no knowing how far their membership base has reached. The Makri claim to hold powerful figures as their members. AMIA are not deterred by this. With determination and a dedicated team they will end the tyranny.

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Written by Jaimya Van Hols

Adapted from Conflict: Global Crisis

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Location: Mexico

Leader: Mikel Arena

We See, We Take, We Grow

An underworld group that emerged from the ashes of the ‘Southern Hemisphere War’. Originating in New Zealand, the Makri flooded into Australia when Prime Minister Grimsby opened the gates to the Maori people who were subjected to brutal slaughters in their homeland. Undetected the Makri joined the refugees, spreading from Australia into Asia, Europe and eventually South America.

They are master smugglers and will not be stopped by any border. A specialist unit titled the Counter Marki Intelligence Agency (CMIA) was set up by government officials in United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Japan and Australia as a means to stop the spread.

It is said that the Makri are like a super virus that cannot be contained. Whilst steps can be made to reduce the number of their cells operating globally it will never be fully eradicated.

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CHARACTER PROFILE
Linciu Habaru
AGE: 38 –
NATION: Fosgon – full warrior.
WARRIOR NAME – ‘Blue Raven’
Son to Fosgon chief Tomatcu. During a depression on the Fosgon nation Linciu was approached by the US military. When Linciu first joined the marine core he faced massive racist attacks. On one occasion he was outnumbered by a group of fellow soldiers hell bent on running a what they referred to as a ‘shopper’ out of the core. The CCTV footage showed exactly why Linciu was regarded as one of the finest warriors of his nation. After hospitalising the group and walking away unharmed the footage was sent straight to Washington with a presidential stamp. Linciu was court marshalled and thrown in jail until a highly respected General by the name of Raphael Diorra requested that the warrior become part of the notorious Rogue Battalion. Under the watch of General Diorra, Linciu shot through the ranks to eventually becoming Commander of Rogue Battalion.
His fighting skills almost mirror Thai fighting with sharp reflexes and deadly moves to anyone who may oppose him.
He is a blue feather meaning ‘whisperer’. This displays his abilities to command numerous different species but most notably the raven. Many of his enemies fear the site of the raven believing that Linciu is stalking them. The most superstitious of enemies believe the raven carries the soul of the deadly warrior making him invincible.

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