Let me clarify some things and bring new info to light, i use the D&D alignment chart just as my initial template. Everything said about it's flaws is very true, which is why it was simply my initial template, not the end all be all of my faction. ZeroRevenge and I have written up many possible routes for each faction for the collective narrative, these outcomes will depend entirely upon the win/lose ratios of game play. We did this specifically to avoid stagnation. Making malleable characters is what we intended from the start. Also, the "lawful evil" aspect that i built off of is the personal views of the fighting men within Varagian Guard, they do not reflect the views of their parent corporation Valhallan Industries. Despite the VG's hatred for the Ijad they are first, employees of Valhallan, so they follow orders explicitly, as they understand that without Valhallan, they'll run out of support and starve themselves.
I took this view from the mentality of American soldiers in the pacific theater of WWII, where racial hatreds against the Japanese spawned from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the immense amount of propaganda that was relevant then. Despite that it never made the soldiers break rank or disobey their superiors. The primary goal of the VG is to act as the militant arm of a corrupt corporation with interest in a natural resource. Assaulting the Ijad just icing on the cake for them, as it gives them an outlet for revenge against aggressors that nearly doomed their way of life, not all Ijad are the same but to the VG they are, as they're personal experience with the Ijad are overly negative, as such they stereotyped them. The VG are racist, but not idiots, they know a "kill em all" strategy would never work, so they're not above buying off support from the other non Ijad factions as the Ijad cannot be bought. Their racism is based entirely upon the fact that when their home world was being initially converted, they noticed the Ijad promising a new way of life free from the confines of the SU, but then noticed the racial tension between the bonded and non bonded followers. This was worsened when the number of Ijad followers outnumbered the non followers, threatening the productivity of the colony leading to aggression. The Ijad armed their followers to defend themselves and the men and women who would later become the VG were forced to fight against their own friends and families who willingly accepted conversion. Fostering a deep seeded hatred for the acts they had to commit.
This morally obscure build is not reflected only in the VG, as all the factions on Arcadia have a moral dichotomy. Our Ijad faction on Arcadia, played by ValkyrieInTraining, is made mostly of non bonded followers (roughly 10% are actually bonded) who were also wronged, leading to a warping of their faith. They view the SU as a serious threat, but know that assaulting directly is suicide. Since they control the majority of our wonder element Aurachalcum they intent to quell the fighting on Arcadia by conversion or combat. Then form a corporation of their own, made up of the large number of non bonded to infiltrate the SU on a economic level and use subversive political tactics to deal serious damage. Using the evils of greed against the greed gods.
I came from the bottom, now I made it to the top. Newtype flow I'm the hottest on the block. Somebody tell these haters that I'm never gonna stop. Till I kill em all like a colony drop. I'm yellin out Sieg Zeon, Sieg Zeon