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State Protection Service
Schutzdienst Stachelort

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Die Vorburg (The Baiely), SDS head offices in Seetor

Agency overview
Nationality  Stachelort
Head offices Seetor, Brücht
Common name Schutzdienst
Abbreviation SDS
Type Security service
Jurisdiction Not restricted
Competencies Prevention of espionage and sabotage against interests of the state
Date formed 7545
Date dissolved
Agency structure
Autokrat Nikolo Lusky
Director-General Rudiger Enns
yourinfo Administrative Bureau
Domestic Bureau
Economic Bureau
Foreign Bureau
Military Bureau
Technical Bureau
Bureau X
56,595 employees
132,055 auxiliary agents

The State Protection Service (Stoldish: Schutzdienst Stachelort), more commonly known by its initialism of SDS, is the clandestine security service of Stachelort and its colony of Aziland. It was founded in 7545. The current Director-General is Rudiger Enns who was appointed in 7573 by Autokrat Nikolo Lusky.

As called for under its authority from Section 8 of the Framework of the Republic of Stachelort, the SDS seeks to protect Stachelort from riots, subversion, conspiracies, and espionage.[1] The SDS has great discretionary power to fulfill its responsibilities. In addition to its own operatives, the SDS makes use of an extensive network of "auxiliary agents", essentially civilian informants.



Rüdiger Enns
Director-General since 7573

Rüdiger Enns, the current Director-General of the SDS, reports directly to the Autokrat, although the Chancellor provides day-to-day supervision. The main offices, called Die Vorburg (Hallish: The Bailey) of the SDS are in the Government Quarter township of Seetor, Brücht.


Each bureau's director reports to the the Director-General. Within each bureau, a high-ranking official oversees particular operational activities from the Die Vorburg in Seetor.

  • Administrative Bureau—support services, such as budgeting, clerical, recordkeeping, personnel, training, research, and other management activities.
  • Domestic Bureau—surveillance of transport, post, media, tourists, and cultural institutions; domestic counter-intelligence and in the state agencies
  • Economic Bureau—surveillance of economic activities, businesses, and commercial operations
  • Foreign Bureau—espionage, foreign intelligence
  • Military Bureau—counter-intelligence in the military; military intelligence gathering
  • Technical Bureau—signals intelligence and ciphers; surveillance of telephone and telegraph; technical support services and equipment
  • Bureau X—security of classified information; clandestine operations; special tactical services

Geographic organization

Each march and borough has a State Protection Department with divisions aligned with those at Die Vorburg. Similarly, there are State Protection Precincts in each province and major cities. Each of these subdivisional offices has a composition like that at Die Vorburg.

Operationally, a case officer is responsible to his section chief at the precinct. The precinct section chief, while overseen by the precinct inspector, reports to the section chief at responsible State Protection Department. The section chief at department level reports to the section chief in the bureau at Die Vorburg even though the Department inspector has responsibility for operations in his area. Thus, activities of the SDS are managed centrally even though execution occurs at the local level. It is a very autocratic hierarchy.


About 132,055 personnel are informal employees while 56,595 are full-time professional personnel of the SDS. Professional staff must have completed their education and satisfied their compulsory service requirement, with preference to those with military or police service. They must have no criminal convictions and pass a rigorous background investigation. Once selected, they will attend training courses and be assigned duties appropriate to their aptitude and skills. The SDS operates its won training and educational facilities although operatives may periodically attend other police and military schools.

See also


  1. ^ Framework of the Republic of Stachelort, section 8

   Republic of Stachelort   
General Coats of arms of StachelortFlags of StachelortFramework (constitution)
Political: Orkanan RealmDragar MonopolyConfederation of StachelortGreater Stoldavic EmpireDuchy of Stachelort
Conflicts: War of RestitutionTandem WarsPan-Anarian WarPreservationist Coup
Culture and Society
Language: Stoldish
Religion: OrkananThe FaithSadarisnismKamuran CelestialismIzha
Ethnicities: BrüchtDölmerAldsayCheltaiKarskTragoni
Society: Crime and punishmentGuildsLaws and regulationsNobility in Stachelort
Sport: SchleudernStickball
Government and Politics
Government: Autokrat (list) • Council of MinistersState AssemblySupreme Court
Ministries and agencies: State Economic CommissionStachelortbank
Law enforcement: Civil MilitiaFinance GuardiansState GuardState Protection Service
Political parties: Stachelortans First Party
Other: Protectorate of Aziland (colony) • Foreign relations
Armed Forces: NavyArmySky Armada
Equipment: Awards and deorationsShipsUniformsWeapons
Economy Standard (currency) • Business in Stachelort (list) • GuildsInternational tradeBörse StachelortState Economic CommissionStachelortbankTaxation
Prominent people
Government officials: Nikolo Lusky (Autokrat)
Military leaders: Oswald von SußSepp von SpiessHendrik GeislerRudi von Vieth
Nobility: Former reigning Dukes (list)Duke LuitgerDuke Gunther Luitger
Historical figures: Lorenz SallerArndt Garber
Marches: BrüchtHoystralandLeefitNesterlandNordrislandVestanfell
Cities: Seetor (capital city) • DoppeltzufluchtenHöfenborgLekkersing
Physical: ClimateFüssen GapMapsRinnRückgrat MountainsSettant SeaStachel HighlandsStolvic OceanStraits of Stelneck
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