Troop is the name given to a NPC or avatar holding a troop berth on board a spacecraft. Troops are also automatically drafted into service as city defense forces, where they defend it from invasions and hostiles.
When an avatar holds a troop berth on board a spacecraft it has authority over the turrets of the ship. They are responsible for the defense of their vessel, such as in case it is being boarded by intruders.
Unlike NPCs, an avatar is not required to hold a troop breath in order to capture city flags. So troop berths are normally only given to avatars if there are no other berths available or they can't be trusted with a command position onboard the spacecraft.
Troops spawn with the best armor and handheld weapon available from their spawning city. Weapon preference is as follows:
City Stationed Troops
One troop is stationed to defend each flag in the city, if a troop dies a replacement will spawn immediately until there is no troops left in reserve.
Troops will man military buildings if enough military flags are present in the city.
Troops loaded onto a spacecraft
Troops will operate the turrets or stand guard at specific locations on their stationed spacecraft. Troops that exceed the turret or guard duties will stay in the barracks and wait for vacancy, they will however also chase down intruders.
Ordering a troop to garrison will cause the troop desert if ordered to garrison any location other than a military flag. When garrisoning a military flag, the troop will join the city's forces.