This totalitarian and militaristic faction that emerged from Eurasia after The Big Mistake has weapons technology at least equal to the Resistance. The Ghorkovs resent the Resistance's earlier betrayal of them to the off-world Mykonians.


Enemy Alert: A powerful threat approaches our borders. Ghorkovs, A monolithic opposition force predating the Toxic Age…

The authoritarian and militaristic faction emerged from Eurasia and Eastern Europe. The nation of Kyternesia, also known as Ghorkovs by the Resistance and the other factions, is most known for being the only human society that can live on the surface, having learned how to grow crops in the wastes. The vehicles of the Liberation Forces of Kyternesia (LFK) possess a similar technology level as the Resistance. However, their weapons are more advanced, utilising a variety of radiation-based, anti-gravity, and electromagnetic impulse technology.

Kyternesia represents communism and totalitarianism, signified by their Host Station icon, the Red Star. They were previously allied with The Resistance in the war against the Mykonians. Unfortunately, due to the betrayal of The Resistance with their attempt to sell Ghorkovs off into Mykonian territory, they have become bitter enemies with them. Publicly, The Resistance denies this betrayal; but it is indeed true.

In Metropolis Dawn's Ghorkov campaign, the successive invasion of the Resistance after their victory over the Parasite Machine has lead to much of Kyternesia's inner territories to be occupied by the other factions. In this state of chaos and disorder, the Kyternesians find a new and promising general, to liberate their occupied territories and expel their enemies' forces from their homeland.

Kyternesian/Ghorkovian Units and Buildings

Ghorkovs Tactics

Note: The tactics described in this section are entirely subjective.

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  • The name conflict in the base game happened because during development, TerraTools wanted to name the faction “Kyternesian” (German: Kyterneser). However, Microsoft wanted them to give them a more Russian-sounding name, so they went for Ghorkovs. Metropolis Dawn canonizes both names - The name “Ghorkov” is an exonymic used by the Resistance (and the other factions) to refer to them, while “Kyternesia” is the endonymic, the name its people use to refer to themselves and their nation.
ghorkovs.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/24 08:20 by CharlotteLabyrinth
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