Mercatorii Revolutionary Army (MRA)
The Mercatorii Revolutionary Armies, commonly known as the Mercatorii or the Men of the Infernal Clock, (Mercante: Mercatorii Armada Iraultzaileak ; Hyspanic: Ejércitos Revolucionarios Mercatorii) are a Human Radical Canonist Terrorist Organisation operating in Oren, Haense and Norland from the beginnings of the Second Era. The Mercatorii, although widely popularized for their ruthless methods of arson, were extremely devouted to Canonism and pursued the protection of clergymen and other church officials.
- 1 Mercatorii Culture
- 1.1 Mercatorii Traditions
- 1.2 Mercante Dialect & Hyspanic
- 1.3 First Partisan Army
- 2 Historical Eras
The Infernal Clock & Mother Mercatore
The Infernal Clock is the most important tradition of the Mercatorii, holding significant importance in all actions of the Mercatorii. The Infernal Clock, in essence, is the thought of a hypothetical clock. This clock ticks forwards whenever substantial events occur, and when it hits twelve, the Mercatorii will have achieved their own State of Mercatore. Although it also represents other things such as: Perseverence, Determination and Revenge.
Mother Mercatore is a Mercatorii belief and tradition that believes in the holy protection of the Mercatorii by Mother Mercatore. Mother Mercatore, while a humble interpretation of the Mercatorii as a parental figure, is mostly only utilized for Mercatorii folk songs and poems.
Viva la Mercatorii, Erlojuak Mesede Egiten Digu, Mercatore!
(Viva la Mercatorii, The Clock Favors Us, Mercatore!)
The Mercatorii Salute
The Mercatorii Salute is a special salute utilized primarily by the Mercatorii in times of battle or when addressing officers. The salute, in action, is raising your hand up to your forehead, and only rise three fingers; the thumb, the index and the middle. These represent "Perseverence, Determination and Revenge". Alternatively, the action of doing the Mercatorii Salute can be named "Signing the Infernal Clock".
The Cross of Lorraine & Clergical Prioritization
Church of the Canon Page: Church of the Canon
The Cross of Lorraine holds significance amidst the MRA, as a symbol used as a signature, the MRA usually will brand pagans, ordain themselves, or clad symbols of the Cross of Lorraine. It is primarily used to represent the Church of the Canon.
Clergical Prioritization refers to the act of the Mercatorii protecting and usually prioritizing the lives of Clergymen, Church officials and Canonist individuals altogether. A Mercatorii may, in battle, sacrifice his own life if it means a canonist will survive. This is also known as the "Infernal Sacrifice".
Mercante Dialect & Hyspanic
Mercante, or Mercatorii Savinian, is a Savinian dialect utilized mostly by the MRA. It is usually used in missives, communiqués, important documents, important conversations, folksongs, poems, battlecries, or by the overall Mercatorii. Mercante is hard to speak, mostly by its odd use of syllables, but it is pleasant to the ear when a skilled Mercatorii speaks its.
Hyspanic is the second most common Mercatorii tongue, after Mercante but more so than Common, and is used by a sizeable minority in the MRA. It is used mostly by those residing in Hyspia or Sutica. It, as Mercante, is used mostly for conversation and important documents.
First Partisan Army
Soldat Agent Ranks (Mercante: Soldat Agentearen Maila ; Hyspanic: Rangos de Agentes de Soldat):
- Priviya Agent
(Mercante: Priviya Agentea ; Hyspanic: Agente Priviya)
- Upper-Priviya Agent
(Mercante: Upper-Priviya Agentea Hyspanic: Agente de Upper-Priviya)
Non-Commissioned Agent Ranks (Mercante: Komisiorik Gabeko Agentearen Maila ; Hyspanic: Rangos de Agentes no Comisionados):
- NC-Offiya Agent
(Mercante: NC-Offiya Agentea ; Hyspanic: Agente de NC-Offiya)
- Upper-NC-Offiya Agent
(Mercante: Goiko NC-Offiya Agentea Hyspanic: Agente de Upper-NC-Offiya)
Republican Officer Agent Ranks (Mercante: Errepublikano Ofizial Agentearen Maila ; Hyspanic: Agente Oficial Republicano):
(Mercante: RO-Agentea ; Hyspanic: Agente-RO)
(Mercante: RO-Agentea Handia ; Hyspanic: Agente-RO Supremo)
Mercatorii Partisan Infantry
The Mercatorii Partisan Infantry (Mercante: Mercatorii Alderdi Infanteria ; Hyspanic: Infantería Partisana Mercatorii), abbreviated to the M.P.I., is the bulk of the Mercatorii Revolutionary Armies. Serving as the primary infantry force, and the forefront of Mercatorii operations, the M.P.I. is in charge of all regular orders of business and of executing operative duties.
Mercatorii Partisan Guard
The Mercatorii Partisan Guard (Mercante: Mercatorii Alderdi Zaintzailea ; Hyspanic: Guardia Partisana Mercatorii), abbreviated to the M.P.G., is in charge of unofficial protection of Mercatorii, Canonist Civilians, Canonist Clergymen and hosts the Heavy Infantry, which is in charge of special protection of important individuals. The M.P.G. are educated in basic medical arts, and are usually the most patriotic members of the MRA.
Mercatorii Partisan Auxiliaries
The Mercatorii Partisan Auxiliaries (Mercante: Mercatorii Alderdi Laguntzaileak ; Hyspanic: Auxiliares Partisanos Mercatorii), abbreviated to the M.P.A., are all auxiliary forces of the MRA. Ranging from logistics, to advanced medical aid, to musicians or administration, the M.P.A. are usually jack of all trades when it comes to non-combatans.
The First Hour
The First Purge
Almaris had been the residency of the House of ein Ariskiy, a small country family residing in the far edges of Oren. The ein Ariskiy family valued a small family tradition, that which of the Infernal Clock, which would mark the creation of a state for the Mercatorii whenever the clock hit twelve. Alexsei ein Ariskiy and Helvetia ein Ariskiy - the two eldest sons and only remnants of the family - would go on to pursue their subtle dream with the Mercatore Investigation and Security Counseling, a security and private investigator company to earn a spare coin.
Yet, in 1801 disaster struck. When members of the Security Counseling were having a lunch break while uniformed, a group of Imperial State Army soldiers approached and engaged the mostly unarmed men. This would be known as The First Purge, and define the Mercatorii way of life for the next decade, deciding to take matters into actions of arson rather than negotiation as intended.
The Orenian Inferno Period
1802 would mark the beginnings of the Mercatorii Inferno Period. This seven year period (1802-1809) would categorize many carriage, shop and building arsons, as well as murders and robberies. Many carriages would fall victim to these arsons, causing massive property damage.
Finalizing the Inferno Period came the 1809 Burning of the House of Commons in Providence, one of the greatest terrorist strikes the city would withstand. Leaving civilians and officers of the Imperial State Army devastated alike, the Burning of the HoC would lead on to be one of the most scarring MRA events, and one of its largest operations.
The Sedan Rebellion
Sedan Rebellion Page: Sedan Rebellion
1811 would show a decisive downturn to the Mercatorii, as of recent events the Principality of Sedan had declared independence from the Holy Orenian Empire causing a window of instability amidst the Anti-Orenian leagues and syndicates.
The Second Purge
1813 would mark the end of the Mercatorii First Hour. A Forward Operating Base located in Providence, used mostly for storage and planning, was located and raided by Ministry of Justice officers. The Mercatorii Head of Operations, Mikhael Schiewart, was arrested alongside some Junior Agents, allowing the remnant Mercatorii Senior Staff to escape. This would show the end of the First Hour, and of the first MRA.
The Second Hour
Norland-Oren Conflict Page: Norland-Oren Conflict
Due to this, the MRA Senior Staff member Milo ein Klaus deemed it fit to send a missive to all remaining MRA members to side with the Orenians in the war - which would be answered by a grand force, including the new MRA Leader Markus Sesslen.
This would lead to a full revamp of the MRA. Milo ein Klaus being granted the ability to influence further in the structuring and administration of the MRA, and Markus Sesslen being a far relative of the ein Ariskiy family, lead to the MRA staying true to the original Mercatorii culture Mikhael Schiewart had discarded. Mercante, the Mercatorii dialect of Savinian, was officialized and recognized as the true language of the MRA.
Battle of Outer Arentania
Battle of Outer Arentania Page: Battle of Outer Arentania
The 25th Year of the Second Age would mark the Battle of Outer Arentania, where Norlandic forces found themselves invading the Orenian region of Outer Arentania. As per Order 36, a force of 200 Mercatorii veterans were tasked with aiding the Orenians in protecting their lands to further ensure the safety of the Holy See.
With menial casualties, not only the MRA but the combined forces of the Metinan Company and the Imperial State Army diverted the Norlandic forces out of Outer Arentania. This was the first great Mercatorii victory in battle alongside the Orenian, and marked a resurgance of the organization.
The Norlandic Inferno Period
As part of the Norland-Oren Conflict, and per Order 36, the MRA began their second "Inferno Period" in which similar tactics to the first Inferno were utilized. For example, several bombings to Leumont and Urguan, and brandings of Norlandic citizens. MRA agents would be kept busy until the end of the war with the surrender of the Norlandic forces.
The Third Hour
List of Mercatorii RO-Agentea Handias
Alexei ein Ariskiy
Only Existing Image of "Alexei"
|Disappearance after Capture
|Helvetia ein Ariskiy
"Helvens" As Portrayed By RO-Agentea Handia "Brick"
|Suicide some time after Alexei's Death
"Schiewart" As Portrayed By RO-Agentea Handia "Brick"
"Waltz" As Portrayed By RO-Agentea Handia "Brick"
"Brick" As Portrayed By Himself.
|Alive, Incumbent.||Third Hour|