|Current Leader:||United Nations|
|Base of Operations:||Multiple|
Pacification of all alien power armors, groups, and rogue states.
Ensure the stability of the world and the preservation of the Human species
The United Nations Armored Peacekeepers (UNAP) is the first and foremost of the organizations created under the United Nations Armored Countermeasures Commission (UNACC). An Armored Faction bound and beholden to international law, UNAP is stern watchdog on guard against Armored dissent all across the globe.
Over the course of the Feud and the rise and fall of the Pack, it became clear that the Arrival had introduced a new and unsettling paradigm concerning international security, when now potentially anyone can throw on a suit of armor the size and weight of a jacket with advanced infiltration and disguise capabilities and enough firepower to match a battle tank. Though the Pack dissolved before they could live up to the fears of various leaders of the world, they were far from the only rising faction of armors looking to take on the establishment, and many more individuals were already known to have thrown their lot in with various gangs, rebel groups and warlords, or become warlords themselves.
In the face of an age of unprecedented civil unrest, the nations of the world convened and came to a resolution; to recruit and train an international corps of Armors to pacify individuals and groups using power armor to disrupt the safety of those without a means to defend themselves. This faction would come to be known as the United Nations Armored Peacekeeper corps.
As dictated by its nature as a gestalt UN organization, UNAP's decision-making is ruled by pragmatism. It was determined that the fastest and simplest way of achieving power-armored pacification was to purchase Armors rather than try and draw them out and pacify them with force. Whether through money or some other favor, UNAP will pay nearly any price to gain control over an Armor, and once authority is gained over a user, it will not be relinquished. For some Armor owners, the promise of a safe place to stay and a steady paycheck are all it takes. Others are harder to buy, but UNAC's pockets are deep, and their are few prices it will stop short of paying to purchase the loyalty of a power armor wearer. It would be safe to assume that their are limits to the organization's patience, however, and there are some dark rumours circulating of much more secretive deals being made with armors, and loyalties bought with things other than simple money. Furthermore, signing on with UNAP comes with the understanding that certain personal liberties will be forfeit as a result. It would be irreconcilable for an Armor user to still be considered a simple civilian when many of them have become walking weapons of war themselves, after all. If your Armor can fly, you fly where they tell you. If your Armor can fight, you fight when you are ordered to. If your Armor can do none of these things, it will be appropriated by study while you are kept under observation. These decisions are made for the good of the international community and have little to do with your personal input.
UN Armored Peacekeepers are often required to undertake combat training so they can better serve their role as a deterrent and pacification force. The mental and physical requirements pushed by the organization, combined with a restricted daily life, can can make or break UNAP armors. Some embrace their increasingly regimented lifestyle, adopting an almost soldierly conduct. Others grow to resent their decision as time passes, growing only more aware that to renege on their pledge to UNAP invites imprisonment and addition to the list of enemies of the public. Thus, most active members of UNAP are an interesting mix of people who willingly put aside their personal freedoms for the sake of others, and rogues on the end of their rope who took up the opportunity for what appeared to be an easy way out of a hard life.
UNAP was created to curb Armored insurrection and quell Armor-centric conflicts. While it could be said that they are a counter-terrorist organization, they do not explicitly or publicly attempt to hunt down Armors in the same vein as the Crusaders and the Hunters. They are a vigilant force, but not a vigilante force. UNAP denies any and all involvement in the solicitation of "kill-teams" to eliminate insurrectionist groups and figureheads. That said, UNAP tends to deploy only small teams of Armors, commonly single units or pairs.
The most common mission UNAP Armors are tasked with usually involves the defense of UN humanitarian aid missions, or the enforcement of neutrality zones in various hotspots around the world. Unique to its origin as a UN organization, UNAP may request the assistance from the military assets of any of its member nations as the situation requires, giving the faction incredible power in theory. In actuality, UNAP is still limited by the donated support of its contributing nations, and countries have largely only grown more insular as time has passed. Despite this, UNAP still has perhaps the most experience with integrating Armor into conventional assets amongst all of the Armor factions, to say nothing of the far-reaching information gathering sources available to them.
Envisioned as a mostly defensive force, at least initially, UNAP is often thought of as a lumberous organization slow to react to threats. This is only partially true, and any perceived slowness of reaction has more to do with the faction being one more suited to calculation and observation than rather than open warfare. UNAP's primary concern is control rather than combat, after all, and they often will only commit what assets they deem necessary to fulfill their goals; negotiations are almost always put ahead of actual combat. The intent behind these tactics is to allow Armor groups to self-escalate their presence, drawing them out and allowing UNAP to their eliminate, pacify, or subsume them wholly. A careful balance has to be struck between allowing target groups to expose themselves and when UNAP is required to step in and put a stop to excessive abuses of power armor before they get out of hand.
Though UNAP groups Armors in up to teams of five, it is far more common for UNAP Armors to be sent as single units or in pairs. When operating in teams, one Armor will be designated as the Field Liaison, who is responsible for relaying information to and from the Operations Commander ultimately overseeing the operation from a far-removed and secure location. The Field Liaison has limited ability to make calls on their own initiative, but the Operations Commander has ultimate authority over all armors deployed for that particular mission. Oversight of a mission is conducted via wireless communication and monitoring through a Command Suite-enabled Armor, which in turn feeds information to and from the Ops Commander back at base to the Armors on the ground. Such is the power of the Armors that the Ops Commander can supervise a mission in real-time from anywhere in the world.
Teams are not considered permanent formations, with each member being selected based of their measured capabilities to form a balanced force tuned for each mission requirement and each Field Liaison being selected based off the an Armor's track record for keeping a cool head and following orders. For this reason, it could be said that UNAP prefers flexible, generalist Armors, though the faction's primary interest is in acquiring as many Armors as it can, with little regard given to the quality of the Armor or its owner. All Armors are painted in the colors of the United Nations, usually a pastel blue in a throwback to the blue helmets worn by the peacekeeping forces utilized by the UN in the past, with white or black "UN" letters stenciled on the armor, usually on the shoulder or chest area. Support vehicles are painted wholly in white, with "UN" stenciled in black lettering around the vehicle.
|The Crusaders, Desperado Enforcement, The Hunters, The Pack, The Safety Net, TSS, UNAP, The Vox Republic|