For specific Liberator chapters, see the list on this article.
Liberators are chapters of special operations teams of gifted individuals operating primarily in the United States under the unified command of the United Liberators Coalition. There are currently 78 chapters in operation throughout the United States.
During the Type-III Awakening Incident in the 1980s, organized militia groups throughout the country opposed the rise of and combated dangerous parahumans when the United States Armed Forces and homeland defense forces were spread too thin to be effective at restoring order. These militias forces, comprised of law enforcement, undeployed military and ex-military, locals and armed citizens, joined forces to bring local warlords down.
The Bunker was the rallying point for most of the chapters throughout the Awakening.
The act of ending their reigns of terror and effectively 'liberating' the communities that they had seized control of gave these groups the nickname of 'Liberators', a term coined by the grateful communities they had saved, and a term that would quickly spread through the United States in the late 1980s as a word of hope. When the Department of Homeland Security formed to formally organize the resistance efforts and deputize the preexisting militias, the term 'Liberator' became official.
In modern day, the United Liberators Coalition under the Department of Homeland Security oversees all Liberator chapters throughout the United States, and is responsible for standardizing operations and formally authorizing and organizing missions.
Organizing chapters Edit
Larger chapters tend to get more equipment, and more high end equipment. For example, ACS-1 Citadels and a complement of V-25 Valkyries are generally only assigned to very large chapters that have somewhere along the lines of a hundred agents serving multiple cities (such as the Seattle-Tacoma area and its surrounding cities and downs). Smaller Liberator chapters will tend to be assigned a single ACS-2 Aquila and two or three Valkyries.
Liberator chapters are officially designated by zip code; if there is only one chapter within a given state, then the chapter has the zip code of the state itself. Chapters generally have an official designation and a nickname designation. For example the 'Howlers' is a chapter comprised mostly of Anthro-feralis.
- The North and South Dakota chapter of Liberators is known as Liberators-58, with no other Liberators in the area. It serves two states.
- The two Liberator chapters in New York however, are known separately from each other as Liberators-010 and Liberators-11040 to distinguish the regional state chapter from the one that serves Manhattan.
- Two chapters in Wyoming are, in an unusual departure from convention, assigned to the same city. The two chapters are Liberators-830A and Liberators-830B, using letters to distinguish themselves from each other unlike other chapters which simply use more precise zip codes.
Organization of individual chapters Edit
Each chapter is comprised of the following divisions. The leader of each chapter is commonly called a 'captain' though this is not an official rank or title.
- Field Agents: Agents working out in the field, making arrests, talking to persons of interests, being deployed on missions, and engaging in tactical operations, etc.
- Fire Support Team: Reserve team armed with conventional weaponry and vehicles to provide support in the field. These these teams are usually called in during situations that would require more support than the simply the field team, and they generally are not dispatched to fight metahumans.
- Intelligence Team: Gathers intelligence, conducts surveillance and research on a subject of interest.
- Science, Engineering and Logistical Teams: Conducts authorized experiments, testing of equipment, repairing and maintenance of facilities, vehicles, and weapons, and manages finances and supplies such as provisions and ammunition.
- Flight Crew: Pilots, maintains, services and manages all aircraft assets. Pilots are usually able to operate both large aircraft such as the ACS-2 Aquila and smaller aircraft such as V-25 Valkyries. Gunners and flight engineers are also part of flight crews as well.
- Medical Team: Assists in healing injuries and evacuating injured operatives from dangerous zones, as well as performing critical lifesaving measures. May be deployed to assist for disaster relief operations.
List of notable chapters Edit
The following is a list of chapters that have been seen or at least mentioned in passing by members of the organization and others.
- Liberators-830 (Union City, Wyoming)
- Liberators-981 (Seattle-Tacoma area)
- Liberators-941 (San Francisco, California)
- Liberators-010 (New York )
- Liberators-11040 (Manhattan, New York)
- Liberators-196 (Pennsylvania)
- Liberators-58 (North Dakota)
- Liberators-597 (Bozeman, Montana)
- Liberators-54 (Wisconsin "Howlers")