~The Frost Legion~
Frosthold Military Forces, awaiting their oncoming foes Circa De 1721 ~History~ The Frost Legion, founded by Gawain Harkness in 1720, is the military force protecting Frosthold. They act as a levy to House Harkness, Guard the city of Frosthold and all its people. In the cold wasteland, they wear the fiery red to bring hope, and warmth to the lands the protect
A city, regardless of any conflict it is involved in, must maintain a military presence. In the sense of the Frost Legion’s presence, it brings about one of unbridled will power, mental and physical strength, courage, honor, and discipline. A legion soldier must never back down from a challenge no matter the threat, he is expected to die at the blade before dishonoring himself in surrender. Should a soldier be captured, every last man is expected to rally in aid of their brother/sister-in-arms.
~Responsibilities~ The responsibilities number many in The Legion, and are listed as such:
I. Maintaining the word of the regent in House Harkness.
II. Maintaining the law of the land.
III. Maintaining and guarding the interest of Frosthold and House Harkness.
IV. Offering hospitality, generosity, and kindness to those in need, and those they protect.
V. Maintain upstanding citizenship, those who commit crimes, of any kind in the city, if part of the Legion, will receive harsher punishment than any other city resident.
VI. Being ready for war, and being trained if the situation may arise
~Structure~ Lord Regent- The lord of the lands and city he commands the entire military with the help of his Constable. He has full authority over the city and military. Any other decisions must be filtered through him.
Constable- He heads the military right under the Lord of the lands. He handles all military business if the acting Lord does not wish to. Second highest in the chain of command of the city, and only selected through loyalty. He has second most authority next to the Lord of the city and can do as he will as long as it is acting in the Lord’s favor.
Legestus- The highest ranking in the military, reports only to the Lord and Constable. He can lead training sessions, rally soldiers, and lead patrols, he acts on the will of his lord, inside and outside the city.
Centurion- The first officer, and lowest ranking officer. Centurions will either be sent to act solo in missions or lead groups of soldiers. They can hold small patrols, and can freely enforce the laws of the land.
Legate- Legate’s are soldiers who have served faithfully and truthfully. They have taken an oath and sworn fealty to the city, and it’s leaders. In times of crisis if no officer is around they can lead and are permitted to enforce the laws at all time.
Legionnaire-Slightly higher than draftee, they have proven loyalty and activity in the city. They are the most basic soldier to see within the city, acting upon commands, they have no leadership role, but are given the power to enforce the law of the lands.
Draftee- Newly recruited, they must prove themselves worthy to be a true legionnaire before they are capable of getting any pay, besides entree advance. They have no leadership role but given the power to enforce the law of the lands.
~Formations~ Set One- A Row, shoulder to shoulder facing forward. Highest ranking leftmost. Helmet under the left arm.
Set Two- Helmets equipped
Set Three- Column formation, head facing back.
Set Four- Draw Swords
Set Fourteen- Charge with swords drawn
Set Five- Shields up, swords drawn.
Set Six- Surround named object. (Facing inward if an enemy.)
Set Sixteen- Surround named object with shields up.
Set Seven- At Ease
Set Eight- Side-by-Side marching, at attention.
Set Nine- Side-by-Side shield wall.
Set Nineteen- Push with shield wall.
~Pay~ All new members upon entree, receive a 100 mina advance for any future work they may do.
Draftee-No pay, besides entree advance, must prove self.
Legionnaire-100 mina every saints week, if your RP duties are upheld(attending weekly practice, gate duty, and any extra events).
Legate-125 mina every saints week, if your RP duties are upheld(attending weekly practice, gate duty, and any extra events).
Centurion-200 mina every saints week, if your RP duties are upheld(attending weekly practice, gate duty, and any extra events).
Legestus-250 mina every saints week,, if your RP duties are upheld(attending weekly practice, gate duty, and any extra events).
~Rules and Punishments of the Legion~ 1.Respect yourself, others, and their space. While we are guards of a city, it is not always necessary to step in, or it's a blatant misuse of your power in a situation.
Punishment: Pay reduction for that saints week, and double gate duty.
2.Don’t misuse the chain of command. Do not talk to the Lord Regent of the city, about something a petty officer can handle.
Punishment: Scolding via an officer.
3.If you wish to leave the Legion tell an officer, if you have not taken any oaths, you will not be forced to stay, but failing to inform an officer or the Constable, will result in being labeled a deserter.
Punishment:Being Branded with the mark of the deserter on the face.
4.Do not disobey orders, or act in your own accordance or interest.
Punishment: Immediate reprimanding, possible demotion or worse based on the offense.
5. A guard cannot abuse power/and or break the laws of Frosthold
Punishment: Shall be decided by an officer, but commonly is harsher than that what a citizen receives.
~Traditions~ Duellem- Duellem is trial by combat, should a soldier feel he is in the right in the situation against accusations, or has issues with another solider, he can invoke Duellem against his accuser. Should the accuser refuse, they are deemed unhonorable.
Praxis-Holding practice, frequently and actively, it is always important to sharpen our skills.
Iudicium-Trial, should a Draftee he can request Iudicium, in which the commanding officers will set up a series of tests for them to prove themselves to be promoted to Legionnaire.
Should a Legate wish to become a Centurion they too can request Iudicium, and at some random time, they will be kidnapped and taken to the trial site to begin. Upon success on either, there is a feast held.
Agnitio Voltus-A parade, after every military victory a parade is held.
Pauldron Painting- Instead of a new uniform with a promotion, the constable paints on your military stripes upon a pauldron.
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