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The Protector – Control


The protector archetype strives in established market/value spaces, and either regulates or enforces norms erected as rules. It is good at deploying and maintaining an existing infrastructure.


  • Partially dependent on infrastructures/partially autonomous: range of action;
  • Seek coordination with other established forces;
  • Can endure longer-term conflicts;
  • Resource & infrastructure specialist;
  • Aim at enemy strategic resources: either destroy to confuse or acquire to control;
  • Explicit internal rules/procedures/rituals to respond to difficult/unclear situations;
  • Specialised crew members;

Typical behaviour

  • Rely on the known
  • Uses existing or creates new governing constraints
  • Risk minimiser
  • Pattern identifier and strategic/tactical planer
  • Identify → Acquire → Secure
  • In high-conflict with pirates


  • Ocean: Red and Grey Oceans
  • Players: Buyer, Seeker
  • Monsters: Greed, Fear, Obsession