|Active||14 - Present|
|Size||8,000 - 10,000|
The Andascan Federation is a union of fighters from the city-states of Andasca, essentially a defence force, and the first and only military Andasca has ever had before. While non-battlers are permitted to ally with and join the Andascan Federation, most are warlord or warrior. As the Andascan city-states themselves are primarily comprised of Losrians and Others, the Federation is, too.
In some sense, the Federation is also a unifying government body, as all remaining Andascan Warlords are part of the Federation, and each Warlord helps ensure the other Warlords remain in check and gain help when they need it.
The Losrian nation of Andasca was presumably formed sometime prior, or during, the onset of the event known as the End. It is speculated that the founders of Andasca were scattered across Tyrrhenia, and this is why the Andascan city-states ended up so segregated from one another. Andasca's historical record does not begin until more recently, and so it lends credence to the idea the Andascan city-states are newer, but it is impossible to prove or disprove these theories.
As each Andascan city-state established and developed apart from the others, they presumably didn't even know about the existence of the other city-states until much later, and each one has slightly different traditions and cultural leans. Thus, when one finally came into contact with another, entirely by chance, it was rather the surprise to both. The first two that met one another did so underground, these being Venedi and Calabria, and soon went looking for others. This led to the construction of underground tunnels that connected the city-states together, creating something of a network of Losrian city-states.
The city-states named themselves, collectively, Andasca, and loosely allied together, more for their own protection. When Calabria was first gassed and destroyed, followed not long after by Sykamina, the rest of the Andascans withdrew and left it alone. None were interested in getting involved in the conflict between an Andascan city-state and the Republic if that city-state wasn't their own. The Republic, however, saw it as they had no choice in the matter; after all, you are either human, or you are Other, and the Andascans are very much Other.
As the Republic started to more frequently toss gas canisters filled with dysphoria down into their tunnels system, slaughtering Andascans by the score and enslaving the ones that lived, the Losrians decided to fight back, to some extent. The Federation was the first true alliance that Andasca has ever had with each other, and the first organised military force that any of the city-states have ever established. The Federation aims to preserve Andasca, or at least, what is left of it. Beyond that, they are not very forceful.
They may need to change that, and soon.