- This is an NPC faction. For the see affiliated player faction, see Farmers Alliance (player faction). For the rules for this particular faction, see Farmers Alliance ID.
| Farmers Alliance
|| Kusari Empire
| Date of founding
|| 775 A.S.
|| Disappointed farmers
| Base of operations
|| Kagoshima Depot, Kyushu
| Primary role
| Terrorist activities
| Secondary role
| Removing foreign influences like Synth Paste from Kusari
The Farmer's Alliance (FA) is a small organization which partakes in terrorist activities in Kusari against foreign companies, most notable of which is Synth Foods.
Planet Kyushu is often referred to as the Samura “company” planet within Kusari, as so many of its inhabitants depend on Samura’s continued largess. As part of an effort to stimulate rice production on Kyushu, Samura gradually organized the Kyushu farmers into cooperatives that would buy Fertilizer and customized seeds from their laboratories in New Tokyo. Consumers paid exorbitant amounts for the rice produced, which everyone swore was much higher quality than that produced in any other part of Kusari, and thus worth the premium price it fetched in Samura’s Tokyo supermarkets.
With the eventual introduction of Trade Lanes, Kusari farmers were opened to competition
with the rest of the Sirius Sector. They lobbied the government heavily, financed with
Samura money, which had the most to lose from cheaper foreign competitors. The government
acquiesced for several centuries, leading to astronomical Kusari Food prices. Eventually,
under pressure from the Liberty government, Kusari reopened the agricultural imports
market, despite intense lobbying by Samura.
Synth Foods moved in and became an overnight success, opening franchises in the urban areas
of Honshu and New Tokyo. Demand for expensive Kyushu Food dropped, and many independent
farmers were forced out of business. Feeling betrayed, some of the farmers proceeded to
organize the Farmers Alliance, a militant group that lobbies for "farmers' rights" -- which
include such things as government subsidies and restrictions on the sale of foreign foods
in Kusari. In fact, the Farmers Alliance generally is opposed to foreign influence of any
kind, particularly the Trade Lanes that have so damaged their livelihoods.
The general population ignores the Farmers Alliance for the most part, though they do have
some support among older Kusari citizens. In reality The Farmers Alliance is little more
than a puppet of Samura, who wishes to return to its Food and trade monopoly days. Samura
uses them for much of its dirty work, attacking foreign shippers, Synth Foods, and even
Kishiro on occasion. The Farmers Alliance likes the Hogosha, as they represent the traditional “criminals” of Kusari that fit in with society. They abhor the Golden Chrysanthemums and their disgusting drug habit. The Blood Dragons are also viewed with
suspicion, since whatever Samura says is the truth.