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State Protection Service
Schutzdienst Stachelort
State Protection ServiceSchutzdienst Stachelort logo
Nationality Stachelort
Executive Autokrat
Competencies Prevention of espionage and sabotage against interests of the state
Date Founded 7545
Head Offices Seetor, Brücht
Director-General Rüdiger Enns
Budget Standard ($) N/A
Personnel 188,650 (est)
Major Units Administrative Bureau
Domestic Bureau
Economic Bureau
Foreign Bureau
Military Bureau
Technical Bureau
Bureau X

The State Protection Service (Schutzdienst Stachelort), more commonly known by its initialism of SDS, is the clandestine security service of Stachelort and its colony of Stachelort D'Runia. It was founded in 7545. The current Director-General is Rudiger Enns who was appointed in 7573 by Nokolo 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. The SDS has great discretionary power to fulfill its responsiiblities. 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

Die Vorburg in Seetor, headquarters of the SDS.

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.

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General Coat of arms of StachelortFlags of Stachelort
History Orkanan RealmDragar MonopolyConfederation of StachelortGreater Stoldavic EmpireDuchy of StachelortWar of RestitutionTandem WarsPan-Anarian WarPreservationist Coup
Culture and Society
Language: Stoldish
Religion: OrkananThe FaithSadarisnismKamuran CelestialismIzha
Ethnicities: BrüchtDölmerAldsayCheltaiKarskTragoni
Society: GuildsNobility 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 Protection Service
Political parties: Stachelortans First Party
Other: Framework (constitution) • Foreign relations
Armed Forces: NavyArmySky Armada
Equipment: Awards and deorationsShipsUniformsWeapons
Economy Standard (currency) • Business in StachelortGuildsBörse StachelortState Economic CommissionStachelortbank
Prominent people
Politicians: Nikolo Lusky (Autokrat)
Military leaders:
Nobility: Duke LuitgerDuke Gunther Luitger
Historical figures: Lorenz Saller
Political: MarchesProtectorate of Stachelort D'Runia (colony)
Cities: Seetor (capital city)
Physical: Rückgrat MountainsStachel HighlandsStraits of Stelneck
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