|Type|| Vassal tribe of the Empire (de iure)
Independent (de facto)
|Inhabitants|| People of the Haryo Tribe
The Haryo is a secret outcast tribe of sentient creatures born from the interbreeding of the different races that inhabit the Special Region. They composes of outcast and black sheep of all kinds of tribe and society in the Special Region.
This is not a fact known to the common man of the Special Region, but there is a unique species that inhabits the continent of Falmart, made up of the mongrel offspring that came from a world populated by numerous demihuman races.
Societies in the Special Region were largely homogenous. Elves lived with elves, humans lived in communities of humans, and so on. However, all sorts of mixed-blooded beings were born, possibly due to interbreeding. Most of these offspring were raised by either their parents, but quite a few of them stood apart from these tribes, becoming the “Lost”. There were many reasons for that, but the most common reasons were difficulties in living with others due to looking different and differences in lifespan. Thus, these “Lost” people banded together and forged a group identity, and soon they called themselves the Haryo.
Their line of thinking was: “Elves, humans, Dwarves or Warrior Bunnies, none of them were originally residents of this world. They were outsiders from other worlds. However, we’re different. We are the unique residents born to this world. We are truly native to this world. In other words, this world belongs to us.” Nobody knew who started that line of thinking, but the Lost — who suffered and struggled in daily life — gradually united under the motto of “We are the master race”. That thought singlehandedly validated the disgust and hatred they felt towards everything around them. People who were driven by such negative emotions had two paths to choose from; embrace reality and live openly in sin like the residents of Akusho, or cling to a delusion of false pride.
The Haryo were those who relied on a twisted form of democracy to reinforce their egos, and thus their vain glory. However that false pride was, as the name implied, ultimately false. This was because they had to claim that up was down and black was white. The root of all this was the notion that “it was always someone else’s fault”. It was the idea that they could not be happy and prosperous because of other people. It put forward that because of society and the world, all the things which should have been rightfully theirs had been unjustly taken; no, had been stolen from them. However, that line of thinking only bred hatred. When one lurked in the dark and looked at those who lived proudly in the light with hateful eyes, it only intensified their feelings of guilt. Their anger and resentment intensified, and the Haryo looked for a way to vent their ever-swelling emotions.
It was Bouro who gave them a concrete means of ameliorating the guilt they felt. His strategy was, first of all, to infiltrate the Empire from the shadows. The tribe would become increasingly powerful and influential in the imperial court through murder, deception and backstabbing before finally devour the empire from within and become the ultimate rulers of the Special Region. One might call this a foolhardy aim, but the Haryo were hooked on the insidious idea of claiming the Empire from within. They gathered under Bouro’s banner and formed a secret society, gathered funds, trained the young, and began espionage activities.
The great opportunity that allowed the tribe to infiltrate within the empire were the outbreak of the Japanese-Empire War. Tyuule, a former Warrior Bunny queen now turned sex slave of the imperial crown prince Zorzal El Caesar, contacted the Haryo to set up a conspiracy in order to intensify the conflict and bring the empire to its destruction. Since the aim of the Haryo wasn't the destruction of the empire but its submission, they decided to collaborate with her until they were able to get the favor of some most important member of the imperial court. Once Bouro succeeded in becoming Zorzal’s agent in the shadows by making him ascend to the imperial throne through the poisoning of the emperor Molt Sol Augustus, the Haryo were transformed into the Crown Prince’s unofficial intelligence apparatus. They maintained the facade of still being loyal to Tyuule and her plan, but in reality they were only waiting for the right opportunity to expose her plot to the prince and to obtain even more power and influence in the empire.
The Haryo organization was very efficient and prepared to face many threats, but it wasn't without flaws. Their worst shortcomings were the underestimation of the JSDF's military readiness and their inability to cope with the efficiency of the JSDF's counterintelligence efforts. These deficiencies proved to be very costly for the empire during the infiltration failure in the city of Italica, as well as during the failed attempt to push the JSDF soldiers into a trap during their mission of liberation of the Japanese prisoner Matsui Fuyuki.
During the Imperial Civil War, they are used by Zorzal as spy and saboteur against the Loyalist and JSDF. They prove to be high valuable to Zorzal by providing him information about troop movement of both the Loyalist and JSDF so they can set up ambush as well as sabotaging various operations of JSDF in the Special Region. However, they suffers heavy casualties during most of their operations with the loss of at least 50 tribe members due to being rooted out mercilessly by the JSDF superior anti-espionage tactics and scanning technology. The casualty is so great that the Haryo is nearly pushed to near collapse and Bouro begins to lose the control of the group since most members begin to leave the tribe since they cannot stand fighting a superior force like the JSDF.
After many failed infiltration operations in Italica, they reduce their operations as disguised traders to gather information from the outside to prevent more casualties, which prove to be highly ineffective since most of the vital informations are guarded by the JSDF but they accept it since there is nothing they can do. However, overtime they manage to determine the operations of the legitimate government by calculating the transportation of weapons through and out of Italica but they cannot determine the movements of the JSDF.
After Zorzal and Bouro's death, the tribe goes underground to escape persecution from the legitimate government and JSDF in which they are now weakened enough to be no longer a threat to the Special Region anymore. It is highly likely that without their leader and Tyuule is longer around to drive them to fight the Empire, the tribe will likely collapse overtime.