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  1. Imperial State Army Fieldguide of the 1st Regiment By: Captain Alren DeNurem Preamble: Welcome to the elite ranks of the 1st Regiment and unmatched power of the Imperial State Army. This fieldguide will assist you with your integration and assimilation into the armed forces of the Empire. Imperial indoctrination is a core component to each and every soldiers training. Knowing and understanding what came before, what is happening now, and what will be the future is key to a successful military career. The information contained within this fieldguide will become your responsibility to memorize. All 1st Regiment soldiers are expected to be sharp in body and mind- for it is this distinction that puts us a cut above our enemies. The fate of the Empire often rests within your humbled hands, do not fail your fellow Man. Godspeed comrades! Table of Contents: Section I: The New Soldier Section II: Imperial State Army Military Organization Section III: Knowledge for the Soldier Section I: Basic Training https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188467-imperial-state-army-combat-academy/?do=findComment&comment=1753771 Section I: Oath of Service I, _____, do solemnly swear by the might of God and the venerable Emperor, that I will support and defend the Mantle of Mankind and the Legacy of Horen against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will never falter in my duties and obligations as a member of the Imperial State Army; that I will give my life in exchange for this holy purpose; and that I will obey the orders of the Emperor of the Holy Oren Empire and the orders of the officers appointed over me. So help me God. Section I: Customs and Courtesies The framework of efficiency and order are built atop the foundations of respect. All soldiers of the Imperial State Army are expected to exercise a certain degree of respect for their peers and/or superiors at all times. Without this baseline, we would be no different than a ragged band of cutthroats beholden only to our own personal desires. Additionally, to be a soldier within the Imperial State Army is to be more than just fighter. The outward projection of each and every member of the Army is a powerful symbol. We must ensure that we are excellent representative to the greater organization at all times, that we adhere to proper dress and appearance standards, and that we render the correct customs and courtesies as necessary. The following will be an abridged guide for soldiers of the 1st Regiment to reference from. Forms of Address: Within the 1st Regiment, soldiers of superior rank receive the courtesy of subordinates utilizing their proper rank title when being addressed. Soldiers speaking to or about others of equal rank are highly encouraged to use the proper rank title as well. Soldiers speaking to or about others of lesser rank may forego the use of rank titles at will. Example - You approach Captain Alren DeNurem to ask a question. After rendering a salute you begin the conversation with “Captain DeNurem” or just “Captain”. Additionally, when giving a positive or negative response to a question- or when readdressing someone of superior rank- the rank title will be used in lieu of “Sir”. Example - “Yes, Captain” or “No, Captain” instead of “Yessir!” or “No, sir” Uniform Standards: The uniforms of the 1st Regiment were carefully selected by the Emperor himself. As such, it would be a sign of great disrespect and dishonor to modify the uniform in any manner that has not been specifically approved by the Colonel of the regiment. The following will be a quick reference guide for proper uniform standards as applied to each tier of soldier. Officers - Officers shall wear the proper uniform configuration at all times, to include any/all accoutrements and headwear. The Officers of the ISA are to be an example to all subordinate soldiers of what it means to be a service member. Enlisted - Enlisted soldiers shall wear the uniform in its entirety and are not permitted to make any modifications. However, the use of headwear is optional. Recruits - Recruits shall wear the uniform in its entirety and are not permitted to make any modifications- to include the proper headwear. Recruits are also to be clean shaven, hair tidied, and any obvious body modifications removed or hidden. Saluting: The salute is a designation of service and the ultimate sign of respect among service members in the ISA. The following will be a quick reference guide to understand when it is appropriate to render a salute. Salutes may be directed towards non-military personnel but should be reserved for moments of great honor or to show deep thankfulness. If the Emperor walks by your position you shall render a salute, current tasks shall be suspended to give this honor. When approaching a soldier of superior rank, render a salute. Allow them to return the salute before continuing and utilize their rank title when first speaking. When you are approached by a soldier of superior rank, render a salute and allow them to speak first. When departing a conversation with a soldier of superior rank, render a salute. Allow them to return the salute before departing fully. Note: Refer to the Rank Structure and Chain of Command to understand when you should salute specific people. Section I: Rules of Engagement The following are a set of guidelines that all members of the 1st Regiment must follow in the absence of a commanding officer. Adhering to these rules will ensure that minimal backlash comes back on the ISA as a whole following events that happen in the field when dealing with violence. It is important to maintain a professional image when outside of the shroud of the Bastille, let these rules help you in the pursuit. The Golden Rule: We do not start problems, we end them. Soldiers are not to attack others unless struck first. Soldiers are not to “throw the first stone.” Soldiers are not to behave aggressively for the purpose of inciting violence Soldiers are to settle issues through diplomacy first, violence second. Soldiers are only permitted to engage in violence if the offending side makes it very obvious that they intend to do great harm or even kill members of the ISA or members of the Army’s immediate interest (Ex. innocents whom are under our protection.) Soldiers are not to engage in name-calling or slander with unruly opposition, instead it is advised that they be simply ignored to the best of one's ability. Silence is a greater tool of de-escalation than verbal engagement. If being harassed, maintain a professional image and control your emotions. If the offender continues their belligerence, assess the situation and act accordingly. If extreme disrespect for the ISA, the Emperor or your comrades is encountered, use your best judgement to rectify the dishonor- Slay those who perpetrate and cease action once your message has been made clear. All of these rules or guidelines can be overruled by Captains and above as necessary. Officers are to do their best in maintaining a steady range with these rules and not act irrationally. There exists an infinite possibility of confrontation in the outside world and it is left to the judgement of all soldiers of the Imperial State Army to handle them with tact and intelligence. Of course the rules listed above may not apply to every situation that may appear, they must be internalized as a base set of guidelines for one's behavior. Good luck out there comrades! Section II: Rank Structure The Imperial State Army is comprised of two soldier classifications. The Officer Corps and the Enlisted Force. The following will be a brief explanation of each rank; the hierarchy of ISA ranks will be listed from highest to lowest. Officer Corps Colonel Colonels are the commanders of their respective regiments and direct overseers of all Captains within their regiment. They are responsible for the overall strategic vision of the regiment and it’s accompanying brigades. Their purview extends to entire regions of the Empire, determining grand scale defensive requirements as well as formulating localized plans of attack. Their authority grants them the ultimate ability to promote/demote at will as well as create/disband brigades as necessary. During peace-time operations, Colonels are the highest-ranking members of the Imperial State Army. There is only one Colonel per Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonels assume the responsibilities of the Colonel during their absence and acts as second-in command to the Colonel and their regiment. Their primary charge is to aid the Colonel in any and all facets of administration/command as delegated. There is only one Lieutenant Colonel per Regiment. Captain Captains are the commanders of their respective brigade and direct overseers of all Lieutenants within their brigade. They occupy a much more intimate role with the soldiers under their command; And are directly responsible for ensuring their soldiers are properly equipped, trained, and provided for. They oversee the daily operations of the Regiment and are the motivational leaders in executing the strategic vision of the Colonel. Captains possess the authority to promote/demote Lieutenants as necessary to assist with the management/administration of brigade affairs. Often times the Captain is the key figure for some form of specialization that directly translate into the framework of their assigned brigade. There is only one Captain per Brigade. Lieutenant Lieutenants assist their respective Captain in a multitude of ways to include commanding billeted positions within their brigade or regiment. They are granted the authority to command smaller groups of soldiers within a specialization billet; They are also responsible for the daily operations and accomplishment of their assigned billet. There are only as many Lieutenants as there are billets within a Brigade or Regiment. Ensign Ensigns are tasked with leading small groups of soldiers in non-stressful situations, handling paperwork, bureaucracy, and managing mundane operations in the absence of other commissioned officers. Their primary charge is to assist their superior officers in any task assigned to them; as well as support the Sergeants of the Regiment in their pursuit of Enlisted management. There are no limits to the number of Ensigns within a Brigade or Regiment. They make up the bulk of the Officer Corp within the Imperial State Army. Enlisted Force Sergeant A sergeant is the highest rank of enlisted in the Imperial State Army and often begets years of grizzled service. While an ensign may have command over them, a Sergeant often possess the wisdom and experience to serve as a non-commissioned officer and aid them in their charge. Sergeants often serve as the disciplinarians, quartermasters, or in rare-cases, even standard-bearers of their troop, keeping order and executing the tactical/strategic vision of the Officer appointed over them. Corporal Corporals are regarded as veterans of service, having been bloodied or tested in multiple times and proven their worth as leal professional soldiers. They are entrusted with more duties and responsibilities than their Private counterparts and hold some degree of command over them, often guiding them through their duties and training. A Corporal has usually begun to specialize their talents in a few key civilian and military skills, often proving as indispensable pieces towards a brigade’s overall success. Private Privates are entrusted with basic duties of service and begin to explore the various facets of imperial service to see where they may best hone their talents. As a result, most privates are expected to specialize in a myriad of talents or skills to better serve the military as well as fulfilling their basic duties and directives by their Officer Corps. Some of these duties range from smithing, tanning, drumming, estate management, guardwork, specialized melee and weapons training, sapping, siegework, ranging, medicinal arts, riding, athletics, tactics, training, path-finding, spotting, engineering, construction, trade, prisoner management, tracking, hunting, sapping, signalling, trumpetering, voyaging, sailing, chemistry, and so forth - any talent that the corps would need, it is expected a Private to begin that task of fulfilling it. Recruit Fresh recruits undergo a two year basic training process before being oathed and promoted to Private. During this time, they are exposed to the rigor and discipline of state military tradition, along with a nascent education in Orenian society and culture. Section II: Chain of Command Soldiers of the Imperial State Army should be easily familiar with their respective chains of command. The importance of understanding the hierarchy of ranks and who occupies each role is essential to the smooth execution of military affairs. Let the following serve as a quick reference guide for the members of the 1st Regiment to understand who is in their Chain of Command. In order from the top of the chain to the bottom: The Emperor: Peter III The Arch-Chancellor: Simon Basrid The Secretary of War: Darius Sabari Imperial Generals: Darius Sabari 1st Regiment Colonel: Darius Sabari 1st Regiment Captains: Alren DeNurem 1st Regiment Lieutenants: Alexios Komnenos (Quartermaster - 1st Brigade) Dax Illiquin (Taskmaster - 1st Brigade) Cyrus Basrid (Drillmaster - 1st Brigade) Delegated Leaders Leaders may be delegated to manage or lead a specific task with soldiers assigned under them in pursuit of that task. Section II: Force Structure Within the Imperial State Army exists the framework for a massive conglomeration of varying military necessity. Based on multiple factors to include; cultural classification, regional group, strategic necessity, or otherwise. The ISA Force Structure is quite versatile in its ability to group and/or divide military assets as needed. The following will be the basic detailing of overall military force groupings Imperial State Army Forces The Imperial State Army Forces emcumbass the entire military might of the Holy Oren Empire. To include the formal Regiments and their respective Brigades; as well as, conscription forces, vassalized armies, and auxiliary groupings. The scope of the ISA forces is directly linked to the strategic vision of the Emperor of Mankind and the military necessity of the Empire. Regiments Within the formal structure of the Imperial State Army is the military organizations referred to as Regiments. Numbered regiments are often determined based on a number of different factors, chiefly geographical and cultural location. Regiments control vast swaths of Imperial soldiers and possess the authority to create brigades under them to facilitate specialization or tactical requirements. Each regiment is commanded by only one Colonel. Brigades Under the banner of a regiment, brigades are commanded by a single Captain and often fulfill a niche specialization within the regiment. They are a sub-section to a regiment and provide more intimate means of military administration and support than at the higher regiment level. Brigades may employ the use of an unlimited amount of task forces to complete whatever objective required or assigned by the Colonel of their respective regiment. Task Forces A task force is a small grouping or squad of soldiers formed to complete a specific task or objective. They can be formed under the subsection of brigades or on a more strategic level by the regiment for any number of reasons. Section II: Billeting [COMING SOON] Section III: Generalissimos During wartime, the War Office has the power to raise Imperial generals from its pool of talent between both the Imperial State Army and the auxiliaries. In theory, any soldier could be raised to the post of general - however, in practice, it is relegated to officers of either the army or auxiliary corps. When a general is raised during wartime, they are assigned a number which dictates their hierarchy in the chain of command - the 1st General supersedes the 2nd, and so forth. The War Office can also instruct Imperial generals to maintain authority within certain regions, ensuring like-minded cultures and peoples are kept in cohort for maximum efficiency. The only perpetual Imperial general is the Imperial Fieldmarshal, who operates even in peace-time. All Imperial generals, upon their ascent, are granted a baton of service along with standard-issue colonel attire and begin as one-star generals. With notable triumphs, innovations, and victories, the Crown may elect to raise them two-stars, three-stars, and so forth; however, billet always comes before rank, and thus a two-star 3rd General will be lower in the chain of command than a one-star 1st. Only the most distinguished generals in history can end their military career bearing the lofty title of generalissimo, connoting a six-star general, the highest honor an Orenian military commander can attain. There are three historical figures, each the leading military mind of their century, that are considered to have warranted the title of generalissimo. They include Saint Thomas of Kaedrin, Henry Rothesay, Count of Sundholt and Prince Antony of Renatus and Marna. Additional Reading: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/186157-the-first-generalissimo/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188099-the-second-generalissimo/ Section III: Canonism Imperial State Army Chaplains: Main objectives: Indoctrinate, Guide, Heal Motto/Creed: Their bodies may die, but their spirit persists. Summary: The Chaplains of the Imperial State Army are the moral and morale officiators of the force. Their ultimate responsibility is to develop and nurture the soldiers of the ISA and ensure total compliance with military and spiritual doctrine. Keepers of the Imperial Army culture and integral martial traditions; Shepards towards salvation and holy absolution for the soldiers of the ISA. To be a Chaplain is to be the vanguard savior of every soldier, healing broken bodies and ushering lost souls into the light of God. A symbol of divine power to those on the brink of death, delivering unmatched understanding of mortal healing. They carry the divine purpose of instilling self-sacrifice and an unrelenting dedication to the doctrine of the Imperial State Army, the moral inspiration to do good, and the morale motivators both on and off the field of battle. The Chaplains make manifest the will of God, ensuring all their comrades are in alignment. The first and last face a soldier of the Imperial State Army should see shall be that of a Chaplain. Detailed Chaplain Doctrine: A Chaplain is a specialized soldier possessing advanced medical and spiritual training, who serves as a combat medic and originator of military force ideals for the Imperial State Army. A Chaplain's role in battle is to recover the lives of fallen comrades and to tend to the wounded or maimed. Only the bravest of warriors are chosen for this most honored duty, for each must look first and foremost to the health of his companions, and consider his own life as secondary. Chaplains are fearless soldiers and selfless servants, each willing to fight their way through hordes of enemies to reach the fallen, expending every last essence of their life force to save that of the wounded. Outside of combat, Chaplains are responsible for monitoring the ISA ensigns and recruits for deviant behavior, flaws, or corruption in their being. Additionally, they are the warrior-priests that minister to the spiritual well-being of their comrades, instilling in them the values and beliefs of the Imperial State Army- promoting the veneration of each soldier, the Heroes of Mankind and God. These soldiers are the spiritual leaders of the Army. They administer the rites, preserve the rituals, and perform the righteous ceremonies of initiation, vindication, and redemption that are as important to the Army has their loyalty, dedication, and zeal. Chaplains are well-versed in the arts of life-saving battlefield first aid as well as advanced surgical techniques. A Chaplain must be as courageous as his fellow soldiers if not more so, for he must perform his duty amid the battlefield or face darkness and evils that would sooner crush any normal man. Their mental fortitude must be of the utmost among their comrades, for they are the vanguards against what aims to penetrate the minds and corrupt the soul. They also possess the capacity to conduct warfare at levels the average footman cannot, resisting and even counter-assaulting inherent evil in the mind- unwavering in their sense of duty and purpose. Chaplains are the keepers of the military Infirmaries and congregation halls for the Imperial State Army, maintaining, enforcing, and occupying them with their work and duty. Finally, they are also the keepers of the Army’s developing history and most precious of relics, guarding, and maintaining the symbols of the past for the sake of the future. Additional Reading: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188524-how-to-serve-god-quam-serve-dei-1752/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/188573-the-proverbs-of-exalted-godfrey/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/185890-the-complete-breviary-or-prayer-of-the-church/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/183991-legenda-sanctorum-or-the-lives-of-the-saints/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/184842-comprehensive-book-of-prayers/ Section III: Imperial Law https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/186416-the-imperial-lawbook/ [Sections shall be added to the volume as the need arises]
  2. Public Housing Relief Act By executive edict of the Lord Mayor, Alren DeNurem, 1751 In an increased effort to alleviate the economic situation of many of our Imperial Citizens, the Lord Mayor has ordered the construction of a public housing complex. With the intent of providing a warm bed and a protected space for new citizens of Helena, the public housing will be bound to the following list of statutes: The property that is the designated public housing location shall be free of property taxes. The operators of the complex shall not incur property taxes on the complex Residents of the complex shall not incur property taxes for occupying rooms within the building Operators shall not establish rent criteria involving the exchange of mina, resources, labor, or otherwise in exchange for occupancy. Violation of this statute shall result in a fine of 4,000 mina- with 1,000 mina being paid directly to the violated resident- and forfeiture of operating privileges. Carrington and Company shall be identified as the current operators and managers of the public housing complex located in the western district of the city. The city shall retain ownership of the land and the building atop it. The space is considered public property, however, residents are permitted to utilize their own locks on doors and luggage chests. General maintenance of the complex shall reside with the current operators; Any large scale maintenance or repairs shall be the responsibility of the City Clerk. Signed and Approved HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor
  3. Imperial State Army Combat Academy (CA) Upon recruitment into the Imperial State Army, all recruits are immediately enrolled into the Imperial Combat Academy. For the next two years they will undergo a set of rigorous trials designed to prepare them for a life of military service and duty to the Empire. The following will be a brief summary of the events each new recruit will accomplish under the direction and supervision of a Combat Academy Commandant (CAC). Year 1: ISA Initial Assessment Issuance of Selected ISA Literature Uniform and ISA Appearance Standards Initial Equipment Issue Barracks Assignment Duty Assignments Imperial Indoctrination Training Initial Military Education and Combat Training Year 1 Individual Assessment 1. ISA Initial Assessment (Monday) At the beginning of each Saint’s Week- at a minimum- all Ensigns, Privates, and Recruits of the ISA will gather in the palace courtyard for the initial and routine assessments and inspections. Ensigns and Privates will fall into formation separate from the recruits, who will fall into their own respective elements based on training level (Year 1 or Year 2). From there, the congregation shall be addressed by the 1st Brigade Captain. Topics for announcements or speeches shall be left to the discretion of the presiding Captain but should focus on inspiring duty and uplifting morale of the troops. Following the Brigade Address, the current CACs shall perform overall formation and individual inspections to ensure dress and appearance compliance. Various elements of formation drill will be tested as well at the discretion of the CACs. Under-performing soldiers will be assigned additional personal training or direct readjustment training by a CAC. At the conclusion of the inspections, the Ensigns and Privates shall be released to their assigned commands while the recruits will officially become the responsibilities of the CACs. Note - New ensigns/recruits must be made aware of the next Brigade Assessment upon recruitment. Recruiters are responsible for ensuring recruits are shown the location of where the meeting will take place as well as the selected time for that year. Recruiters shall inform each new recruit that the time leading up to the Brigade Assessment is for them to ensure their personal affairs are in order. When a recruit shows for their initial assessment, they are considered officially recruited and are beholden to their duty in the ISA. 2. Issuance of Selected ISA Literature Upon recruitment and/or completion of the Initial Brigade Address, new recruits will be issued any/all applicable informational materials related to the ISA. The following topics will be clearly outlined, detailed, and made available at all times. Rank Structure Major Authority Figures and Chain of Command Imperial holdings, important locations, current geo-political climate Imperial and ISA history ISA Military Customs Cananonism (Abridged Version) ISA “Welcome Letter” By the end of the first year, recruits are expected to have a basic understanding of key ISA information. Chiefly; Ranks, Chain of Command, and Military Customs. All other issued reading material must be learned and understood by the end of the recruits second year and before graduation from the Combat Academy. 3. Uniform and ISA Appearance Standards Immediately after the conclusion of the Initial Brigade Address, recruits will report to ISA storage garrison to receive their uniforms. CACs will make the recruits aware of the established dress and appearance standards of the ISA, to include hair styles, approved clothing, and body alterations. From then on, all recruits will be expected to adhere to the outlined standards completely or else face punishment at the discretion of the CACs. Once issued a uniform, recruits will form up once more to receive approved ISA haircuts performed by an Imperial Barber. 4. Initial Equipment Issue Once a new recruit has received a uniform and has been given a haircut, they shall receive their initial equipment issue. The Quartermaster shall determine what is acceptable and available for recruits to have. A supply of these items shall be kept stocked and available for CACs to draw from and perform initial equipment issue. Recruits shall store their issued equipment in the footlocker associated with this assigned dorm in the barracks. 5. Barracks Assignment After initial equipment issue, recruits will be taken to the dormitory section of the Bastille and be assigned a sleeping space. Recruits will occupy one to a room whenever possible. Personal storage lockers will be issued at this time so that new recruits may store their gear, personal effects, and training materials as needed. They will also be given all appropriate permissions and keys to whatever is necessary for their training. 6. Duty Assignments Recruits that aren’t given specific assignments, engaged in training or attending indoctrination classes, shall perform some form of assigned passive duty assigned by a CAC. This is to ensure that new recruits always have something they could be doing that benefits the organization as a whole and contributes to their training. There shall be no resource quotas emplaced on recruits except in times of great need or active war. Recruits who demonstrate willingness and dedication to do more than what is expected during the CA program shall be recognized accordingly. Donations to the ISA storeroom should be recorded by the recruit and reported to their CAC. Top performing gatherer recruits shall receive special distinction upon graduation from the CA and be given increased influence on future duties after reporting to their assigned brigades. Average or underperforming recruits shall be assigned future duties as needed. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After a recruit has been officially welcomed into the ISA, issued all necessary equipment, and has otherwise been established within the Garrison, they are to begin formal CA training. CACs will establish a training schedule to ensure all objectives per members training files are completed. The following will be an explanation of Year 1 training objective that each new recruit must complete in order to progress to Year 2. Classes and training expeditions shall be scheduled in such a manner to accommodate as many recruits as possible. However, CACs have the flexibility to hold special classes/training in order to ensure absent recruits receive proper training before the next Brigade Address. 7. Imperial Indoctrination Training Imperial Indoctrination Training shall encompass the academic side of the CA curriculum. Recruits must complete a minimum of two Indoc Classes in order to satisfy Year 1 requirements. CACs may hold as many Indoc Classes as they deem necessary to ensure all recruits meet requirements and/or a desired effect is achieved. Indoc Classes should focus on the following list of topics- template training plans are provided however, CACs retain the right to instruct how they see fit. Imperial and ISA History Venerated Military Figures (Past/Present) Core Principles Imperial Allegiance/Creed Customs and Courtesies Imperial Culture Canonism CACs may organize guest speakers to cover any of the above listed topics as necessary. 8. Initial Military Education and Combat Training Military Education and Combat Training shall encompass the physical and performance aspects of the CA curriculum. Recruits must complete a minimum of three ME/CT sessions in order to satisfy Year 1 requirements. CACs may hold as many ME/CT sessions as they deem necessary to ensure all recruits meet requirements and/or a desired effect is achieved. Recruits will undergo rigorous physical conditioning, drill instruction, combatives training, and military/combat strategy. CACs shall ensure all recruits meet the combat standards established by the Drillmaster Lieutenant of Helena. One-on-one combat instruction between a CAC and a recruit is the preferred method of instruction for Year 1 recruits. However, mass instruction is permitted when there is a large amount of recruits in a single year. The overall objective for ME/CT is to provide the foundations of each recruits fighting ability and to establish military discipline. Recruits should not engage in real world combat with an enemy force unless in times of great emergency. 9. Year 1 Individual Assessment (IA) The capstone of Year 1 training will be marked with an individual assessment of each recruit by the CACs. These assessments will be carried out the day prior the Brigade Address. CACs may conduct these assessments sooner than normally scheduled assuming the recruit has completed the minimum requirements detailed above. CACs should only make this judgement under extenuating circumstances. Any recruits found lacking during the IA may be washed back in training or given supplemental instruction to prepare them for the Brigade Address. This will be at the discretion of the CACs. Recruits will be given a grade from 0 to 3 based on the findings of the CAC. A grade of 0 to 1 is grounds for retraining or washback depending on severity. A grade of 2 is passing with minor critiques for improvement. A grade of 3 is exemplary and instant recommendation for Year 2 training. Additionally, recruits who achieve a 3 on their IAs may be processed through an accelerated Year 2 course, resulting in early graduation and potential honors. At the conclusion of the Year 1 IAs, recruits will be informed of the next Brigade Address (Time/Location) and be allowed personal time off until then. They will also be told to form up in a separate element from any potential Year 1 recruits who may appear at the next address. Year 1 Exception Clauses All items outlined above should be adhered to as written to the best of the CACs and recruits ability. However, there exists the possibility to complete items out of order situation dependant. A recruits training will never be stalled due to minor inconveniences such as absent official personnel, missing gear, or incompetence of a CAC. The decision to push a recruit through training with incomplete training items shall be left to the discretion of the Recruitmaster Lieutenant or higher authority. Every effort should be made to back fill incomplete events to ensure recruits are trained to the same Imperial Standard across the board. The Initial Assessment is designed to be performed during the yearly Brigade Address. If for whatever reason the address fails to occur, Initial Assessments may be conducted impromptu by the CACs in order to ensure recruits aren’t stalled in training. Additional exceptions may be made situation dependant by the Recruitmaster Lieutenant or higher authority, as needed. *COMING SOON YEAR 2*
  4. *A crowd filters down the narrow street atop the Market Alley bridge towards the western sectors of the city. A light blanket of soot and ash still permeates the nooks and crannies of the old coddle road. Bits of charr have found home atop the many roofs near the epicenter of the Great Fire. But still, the heat and murderous smoke have long since left the city. As the denizens of Helena come to the end of the Market Street they are met with several Imperial State Army soldiers with various tools of construction slung over their shoulders. Standing elevated above them is the Lord Mayor of Helena and Captain of the 1st Brigade, Alren DeNurem . . . “My fellow citizens of Helena, behind me was once a dilapidated and poor excuse for Imperial living. Behind me was once a raging inferno that threatened to claim the whole city as it blazed out of control. And behind me was once nothing more than rolling hills of fine ash and burnt tinder. Before you are the men and women who have worked tirelessly since the Great Helena Fire claimed Wheezer Way and Gambino Lane. Soldiers of the Imperial State Army who would happily lay down their lives to protect yours. And soldiers who have toiled in this last year to continue to provide for the citizens of the Empire. I too have spent long hours atop scaffolds and within the foundries of the Bastille, preparing building materials, drawing schematics, and directing labor forces. I promised, as your Lord Mayor, that we would take care of those affected by this fire. I promised that when I was elected that all citizens of Helena would share in the same wealth and prosperity as even the most affluent of our kind.” *Stops for a moment to gesture towards the towering buildings behind him . . . “Behind me now stands a new concept of living. Buildings designed to resist succumbing to flames. Complexes that project a certain dignity that Imperial Citizens can be proud of, living side by side with their fellow Man. We have worked hard to create spacious, yet affordable housing- of superior quality to what stood before. We have brought modern pavements to your streets and connected sewege lines to your homes. Multiple public services will be made available in the near future that will be sure to improve the daily lives of all. As promised in my executive edict, Helena Housing Project, everything in this district shall be rent controlled under Class A housing. Meaning, the yearly taxation will forever remain at 50 mina. Additionally, I promised that all those who had lost their homes in the fires would receive a unit in these complexes free of charge and exempt from one years taxation while they piece their lives together again. What stood before brought us all shame; exorbitant buy in prices, crippling taxes, abysmal living conditions. Purchase costs have been reduced by half! Taxes have been reduced to a third of what they were! And overall living conditions have sky rocketed! Please contact your local steward to inquire about moving into one of our new units. And now, feel free to explore this new neighborhood. Much is still yet planned for this district and all citizens are welcome to suggest construction projects to the office of the City Clerk or the Lord Mayor.” *The Lord Mayor would wave his hand signalling the soldiers to clear a path to allow the Citizens of Helena entrance into the district. He would then wait idly by to answer any questions levied by the populace before him . . .
  5. *Bells toll throughout the city, signalling the citizens of Helena to gather inside Varoche Hall. As the denizens adorned in various colors and fabrics filter into the stand seating, the Mayor waits patiently at his desk centered in the back of the room. His slightly elevated position allows him to look over the peoples of the city. He is reminded of the spontaneous camaraderie exhibited by his fellow Man during the tragedy of the Great Helena Fires. His eyes drift away in thought for a moment while the last of those in attendance take their seat. A the face of a life lost in selfless service flashes in his head before he snaps back to reality- ready to address the congregation . . . “My fellow citizens of Helena. We are gathered here today to conduct an auction as a means of raising money towards the reconstruction efforts of the city. We also aim to appropriate funding towards social relief and economic uplift programs that would directly benefit the everyday person. In the wake of the fiery maelstrom that decimated the Western districts of our great city, we are in the unique position to pay tribute to benevolent philanthropists that would help bring prosperity to those without. The districts of Wheezer way and Gambino lane have been consumed by fire- in their place will stand two new zones with new names and considerably improved living conditions. For the first unnamed district -by executive edict of the Lord Mayor- it shall be dedicated to a brave soul who was lost in the fire. Risking everything to ensure their fellow citizens were rescued from the all consuming flames, this individual paid the ultimate price with valiant disregard for their own life. As such, d’Amaury Court will become the official name of one of the two new districts. As for the second unnamed district, the new name shall be decided by highest bidder on auction- here. To all those interested in leaving their permanent mark on the Ruby of the Empire, I would urge you now to commit your funds to a truly unique legacy piece. Bidding will open to the floor starting at 10,000 minas.” *The Lord Mayor would then begin spouting absolute gibberish, awaiting bids . . . ((TLDR: We are auctioning off the naming rights to an entire district of the city. Post your bids here if you wish to try and gobble up this once in a lifetime opportunity. Bidding will close on Monday, 8pm EST.))
  6. *As a large cloud of blackened smoke billows up from the Western district of Helena, a crowd gathers in the main square. Multiple people are being treated for burn injuries, others are being tended to after inhaling the scorching smoke of the fires as they valiantly risked their lives to save trapped citizens. In the confusion and hysteria of such a catastrophe, it’s hard to tell if everyone made it out alive but those that did are grateful to their saviors. Dozens of private conversations buzz throughout he square as people try to piece together what happened- what caused the fire? The Lord Mayor, Alren DeNurem, with his arm slung over the shoulder of a fellow ISA comrade makes his way to the top of Varoche Hall. Standing atop the balcony overlooking them all, he speaks. “To the People of Helena, a tragedy has befallen our city. However, through the fire and the flames I saw something great. Something unlike that that can quantified in any other city nor any other nation of these lands. A community so selfless and brave, willing to risk life and limb for strangers. To those that courageously went into those flames and extracted the people trapped inside- to the people who tore through a fallen beam and saved my own life- I thank you. You all have shown what it means to be a true Imperial Citizen, a true child of Horen. We must continue to tend to those who have been injured in this calamity, there is little left we can do about the Western districts. To those who are worried about their homes, to those who have lost their homes on this day; The City WILL provide, we WILL take care of you. You have my word as Lord Mayor and as an Imperial Soldier. I know not what caused this fire, but there will be justice. It is of my belief that this was the result of this Chelovek Revolution. A group concerned with wiping out all other races in order to usher in an ethno-state of Humanity only. Their violent tendencies are completely incongruent with the that of the Imperium. This will never be allowed to happen again!”
  7. Helena Housing Project By executive edict of the Lord Mayor, Alren DeNurem, 1750 Due to the rapidly declining conditions within the districts of Wheezer Way and Gambino Lane, the Lord Mayor hereby orders the construction of a new housing project. The main focus of the Helena Housing Project is to provide adequate, updated, and affordable housing solutions for the least fortunate of Imperial society. Building off of the Livery passed ordinance during the previous administration, these two districts will be revitalized to Imperial standards. Deconstruction of unsuitable properties will begin immediately. The Imperial State Army will assume responsibility for the construction of the project while the City Clerk will obtain maintenance custody following its completion. The following statutes will accompany the project. All Imperial Citizens displaced as a result of the new construction will be entitled to accommodations within one of the new housing projects free of initial sale costs. Helena Project Housing will be classified under Class A taxation amounts (200 mina initial sale, 50 mina yearly taxation). Designated projects will be chosen to house displaced citizens or Imperial refugees as a result of natural or man-made disasters. Signed and Approved HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor
  8. Statutes of Helena Prosperity, 1749 Municipal Road Paving Initiative Following a unanimous vote by the Livery Board of Helena; HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor; hereby establishes the Municipal Road Paving Initiative. This program will focus on modernizing all major avenues of travel in the City of Helena. Major items to be tackled by the initiative include: Effective and Sanitary Gutter Works, Seamless Sewer Linkage, Stronger Curbside Foundations, and the overall cleanliness of the City. Construction and civil engineering efforts will be managed by the Imperial State Army Corps of Engineers, with supervision and input by the City Clerk. Priority of modernization efforts will be based on overall traffic flow and proximity to the City Center. Following the establishment of this Municipal Initiative, the roadworks of Helena shall hereby be maintained in good working order indefinitely. It shall become the responsibility of the City Clerk to ensure the structural integrity and pavement quality of all major roads, pathways, and alleyways in the Helena; both current and future. Establishment of the Helena Postal Service Following a unanimous vote by the Livery Board of Helena; HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor; hereby establishes the Municipal Helena Postal Service. This new system will better connect the citizens of Helena and ensure important documents, letters, or otherwise reach their intended recipients unimpeded. Postal service boxes linked to established domiciles within the City shall be constructed. Mailbox owners will be given exclusive access to said box, with any member of the public possessing the ability to deposit objects. The Stewerds of Helena will be responsible for ensuring each residential property has an associated and accessible mailbox. The Stewards will also be responsible for issuing the key to said boxes to the respective resident. Finally, the Stewards will be responsible for ensuring the locks are changed when a home is resold. Helena Sewers Reconstruction Project Following a unanimous vote by the Livery Board of Helena; HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor; hereby establishes the Helena Sewers Reconstruction Project. The current state of the Helena Sewer System is in utter disrepair and near total dysfunctionality. This project aims to reconnect all segregated portions of the city sewer system to allow for the proper flow of waste to exit the city. The goal is to improve public services and decrease the potential for the spread of disease. A special entity shall be created with appointments by the Lord Mayor to manage the overall reconstruction and completion of the Sewer Project. Following the completion of the project, the responsibility of maintenance and proper expansion shall belong to the City Clerk. At all times, the city sewers must be kept to a functional standard and regular inspections of the entire system will be conducted at a minimum of every two years. Additionally, the Lord Mayor hereby prohibits all personal expansion of citizens from affecting the Sewer System or future Sewer System expansion efforts by the city. As previously established by previous administrations; basements under citizen properties shall not extend past the respective buildings walls on the surface level of the city. Citizens found to be violating this aforementioned statue or altering the structural integrity of the City Sewers shall be fined a minimum of 500 minas. Egregious infractions may face fines up to 2,000 mina or eviction at the discretion of the City Clerk or the Lord Mayor. Signed and Approved HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor
  9. *A large notice board standing out front the Red Bastille can be noticed by citizens entering the city through the front gates. Upon it are various portraits of rough looking individuals, with large and delicately embossed lettering adorning the top . . . The Helena Yearly Justice Report From the office of HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, the Lord Mayor of Helena. In conjunction with the Imperial State Army 1st Brigade, Helena Regulars. The following is a yearly compilation of the after action justice reports regarding crime and punishment in the City of Helena. Each detainee has had their likeness replicated by Imperial Arcanographs and the details regarding their crimes made public to all citizens of the Empire. Look upon their shame, Citizens! Jasper Carrington Charge: Sedition, Disorderly Conduct, Violent Assault Sentence: 2 years confinement Sprinkles the Clown Charge: Trespassing Sentence: 2 days confinement William Napier Charge: Violent Assault Sentence: 100 mina fine Mael Addan Charge: Violent Assault Sentence: 2 days confinement Borr Labdacus Charge: Refer to trial findings Sentence: Death by Hanging
  10. New Residency Relief Edict By executive edict of the Lord Mayor, Alren DeNurem, 13th Owyns Flame, 1749. The following regulations shall be imposed upon the Stewardship of Helena in order to afford protections of property for the Citizens of the city. Upon the initial purchase of a home, said property owner shall not incur property taxes on the new purchase until the next tax cycle. The Stewards of Helena shall properly inform property owners of any and all tax strikes when they are incurred. At the minimum, an official posted sign shall be placed on the overdue property mentioning said delinquent payments. An eviction notice cannot be posted for failing to pay taxes without first informing the property owner of the infraction. Signed and Approved HIS EXCELLENCY, Alren DeNurem, The Lord Mayor
  11. *A light blanket of snow covers the freshly laid pavestone streets of Helena. In the distance the pinging of a hammer and the thwacking of heavy lumber could be heard echoing through the city as the reconstruction efforts continued underway. The tavern murmuring with lively activity and merriment. Cutting through it all, multiple bugles suddenly blaring in unison, drawing all the citizens of Helena into the main square. The ranks of the 1st Brigade- Helena Regulars- in rigid formation in front of Varoche Hall greeting the quickly amassing crowd of Imperial denizens with stoic faces. A silence befalls the square, occasionally being broken by faint whispers between neighbors. Captain Alren DeNurem, newly elected Lord Mayor, would step forward atop the chiseled quartz entryway of the meeting hall. “My fellow Imperial Citizens, I thank you for this audience! Allow me to introduce myself- for those of you who have not met me- I am Alren DeNurem. Captain of the 1st Brigade and loyal soldier of the glorious Imperial State Army. I am now also your Lord Mayor, having been elected by majority vote via the will of the people of this great city. With that being said, it has become even more so my duty to ensure the same will of the people is executed perfectly and within the interests of the people. With me, is a new cabinet of Liverymen willing and able to form this city into the example of progress it deserves to be. With me, will be a new City Clerk focused on continuing the meteoric rise in prosperity we have all enjoyed as of late. And of course, with me are you all. The people of this immortal empire- this monumental achievement to Mankind. Together, we shall push forward into the uncertain future, making lasting changes that will not only give benefit to us now but to generations down the line. I am here to serve you- the people- and I intend to keep this relationship of power thusly. Under the leadership and guidance of the good Colonel Sabari, the Imperial State Army and it’s corps of civil engineers will continue to revitalize the city. Citizens of this great Empire deserve living conditions congruent with the power and wealth that we project outwards. No longer will we be content with words of greatness, we shall live greatness! On that same note, the Red Bastille has undergone tremendous renovations so as to better serve the city. Of note, a space of learning and lecture has been created near the Helena Library- open to the public and free of censorship. It shall be maintained by the ISA and its occupants protected by our soldiers. Place your trust in the ISA as you already do on the warfront and we will not let you down. As your new Lord Mayor, my door will always remain open to your concerns. As I have said, I am here to serve you! Long live the Emperor! Ave Oren!”
  12. A missive is sent to all Human factions and the cloud temple noticeboards. It would read the following: “We’ve captured Lady Emilienne Onfroi. She is a prisoner of war. Her ransom is 100 mina -or better offer. Pay her ransom and she will not be trialed for banditry in Helena. If her ransom isn’t paid in one saint’s hour she will be put up for trial.” The letters were signed by the Captain of the 1st Brigade [!] The ransom was paid. The Imperial Coffers are overflowing with mina. [!]
  13. As a player from Aegis, I’m quite comfortable with the concept of having a Cloud Temple. Since day one it has been a means for explaining why when we die, we arent PK’d. Additionally, having that space where new and old players can be safe, farm resources, collect ores, etc. I believe is invaluable. I would like to see some increased ownership of the CT by the Community/Story/World team as it is the first place new players see when they join. The reintroduction of the CT monks in a more impactful way would be a welcome sight, a group that is specifically dedicated to reaching out to players and getting them involved with something they otherwise wouldn't. All in all, I think the Cloud Temple is way too integral to the foundations of the server and the lore to leave out, it deserves that special touch that makes it significant to each and every map.
  14. “It was a very productive and efficient meeting today. Excellent work Lord Mayor, I look forward to our next convention. I hope the citizenry shares in our delight for the motions that have been passed. Long live, Ave Oren.”
  15. Mirtok

    A DeNurem Rises

    “Such a handsome young lad” *a man would say while compressing tin foil together into a hat.
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