THE HOLY ORENIAN ARMY
His Imperial Majesty’s Soldiers
“Fratrum Et Sanguis”
Brotherhood through Blood. Oren and her armies were
born in the blood of their enemies and themselves.
Bonds to never be broken are forged in the heat of battle,
and these unbreakable chains represent the truest, most
raw version of what it means to be a soldier of Mankind.
One day Renatus had slept, men retired to their quarters and soldiers rested their blade as a string of watchmen did their nightly watch upon the walls. They gazed upon that empty horizon and watched as the sun rose. But it was not upon Renatus- Renatus dissolved while it slept, and Cascadia has awoken, as a part of The Holy Orenian Empire.
The Legion, a masterful army of Renatus, was dissolved soon afterward. It had no place within The Empire it destroyed. And for such it was dissolved, and reformed into The Holy Orenian Empire. The new Holy Orenian Army would serve as the bastion of Oren, and furthermore; Man.
Holy Orenian Cavalry leading a nighttime ambush against an unsuspecting foe, the only sound that followed
the screams of the slain were the thundering of hooves and drawing of steel.
THE HOLY ORENIAN ARMY
The Blessed Brigade
Commanded by Her Excellency, the Grand Marshal, it is the primary brigade of the Holy Orenian Army. It shall act as the main force, comprising of all men, of all subsects, to participate in the enforcement of law and protection of His Imperial Majesty, alongside Mankind.
As the professional standing military force of The Holy Orenian Army, the brigade is not only in charge of upholding the peace within the Imperial Capital of Helena, but serves as the standing military force of Oren. It is their duty to defend the Empire from both internal and external threats, and stand ready whenever an ally would require our aid. Serving the Empire as a soldier of the Holy Orenian Army is not merely a task or a duty, it is an honor.
The Logistical Division
The Imperial Logistical Division shall act as the primary lifeblood in which the Holy Orenian Army shall fight upon. They are charged with the production, maintenance, distribution, and supply of various necessities or tools of war for the men of the Holy Orenian Army. While the soldier does his part taking the fight to the enemy, the logistic officer plays a crucial role. For it is men of the Logistic Korps who forges the arms and armor that preserves a Soldier’s life or provides relief and food to him when he is worn and starving. This is almost exclusively done by the highest echelon of command, alongside close advisors that aide such aswell.
The Enlistment Division
The Imperial Enlistment Division comprise of individuals whose purpose is to bolster the ranks of the Holy Orenian Army with fresh blood and eager volunteers. They ought to be persuasive and quite vocal to ensure every proud Imperial citizen does their part for the Holy Orenian Empire. They are charged with organizing recruitment drives and can establish recruitment offices across various cities. Typically, this role is filled by officery, but any soldier may recommend another to enlist.
The Holy Orenian Army is broken into subsects. Every soldier by definition is infantry first, and an additional subsect should they be found talented enough to join them. They are not assigned, nor are they mandatory - all excluding The Infantry Korps. The Infantry Korps
The Infantry Korps is the main bulk of The Holy Orenian Army. All soldiers, excluding non-combat medics, are considered Infantry before all else and follow under their commander above all else. These soldiers are heavily trained and clad in thick armor. Discipline comes before all else, alongside combative prowess and a fair hand. These soldiers enforce law and His Majesty’s Will as their own.
The Cavalry Korps The Cavalry Korps are specialized infantry trained in the ability of horseback combat. Whether it be horseback archery or spearmanship, these soldiers are often ready at any time for lightning-fast shock maneuvers and attacks against an unprepared or lightly armoured enemy. These soldiers excel in patrolling and decisionmaking, able to take decisive action upon the battlefield or The Marine Korps
The smallest and most elite of the specializations, these soldiers serve specific purpose as both navymen and infantry. Able to excel in water-based combat, alongside ship combat, these soldiers are bred tough with great capacity to persevere through their environment no matter the cost. These soldiers work together as a spearhead force, as some of the most capable fighting units within The Army, as an unmatched-in-skill guard.
The Medical Korps
The Medical Korps is broken into two further subsects- a combat medic, and a noncombat medic. Noncombat medics are field nurses and doctors, while combat medics are expected to fight at a whim and save those who may need following. These soldiers are expected, at the very basis, to be skilled in stabilizing a wounded soldier or civilian, and furthermore are expected to be able to save that person’s life. Sworn into duty and bound by blood, they strive to save lives the best they can.
Subsects are lead by respective leaders. Each of these qualify as Decurion-level jurisdiction, specifically only over their specific subsect. The Sect leaders advise The Decurion and all those above on what direction their specific sect should be taken in, what they need or want logistically or systematically.
The Chief Surgeon leads The Medical Korps, an expert in the medical field and one to be trusted with all matters regarding saving the lives of soldiers and civilians alike.
Incumbent: Mayan Avern
The Imperial Colonel leads The Marine Korps, an extremely talented and capable fighter, alongside leader. This person can be trusted with highly critical data and tasks, and trusted to see it executed with impunity.
The Grand Hussar leads The Cavalry Korps, a horseman dedicated to the lives of his men and his mission. Someone talented in decisive action and thought, trusted with the fastest cavalry within Arcas.
The Imperial Brigadier leads The Infantry Korps, a soldier trained and groomed by senior command to execute their orders, if not their own, upon the largest fighting force within The Holy Orenian Army.
Incumbent: Vantino Mabuceius
The Imperial Marshal leading soldiery into battle.
Her Excellency, the Marshal of the Imperial Army is to be appointed by His Imperial Majesty and act as the primary executor of His Imperial Majesty’s orders and directives in the Imperial Ministry of War. Further, she shall command the Blessed Brigade which shall be the backbone of the Imperial Army.
Incumbent: Illythia Arator
The Honorable, the Imperial General shall be subordinate to the Imperial Grand Marshal and shall be appointed directly by His Imperial Majesty. They are charged with maintaining and training the ranks, and to be certain they are prepared, in a moment’s notice, to defend all edges of the Empire’s borders. They act as an extension to the will of The Grand Marshal, with decisive decisionmaking and the ability to take and call for direct action on a whim.
Decurions are the final rank before Senior Command. A Decurion is incredibly reliable in both combat, and leadership. They manage Ensigns and enlisted soldiers, acting as an extension and tool of senior command. These soldiers command respect, and such is earned with their person, not their rank. Decurions do not hesitate, nor do they fear out-lash. A Decurion knows their will, before The Senior Command, is final.
Ensigns are the start, and bulk, of the officer core. They have proven to be undeniably dependable leaders. They think critically and intelligently, having all factors accounted for when making decisions. These soldiers do not cower in the face of fear or adversity, nor do they allow their subordinates to. Ensigns are the most commonly interacted-with officer, acting as an extension of Decurions, or upon their own, just accord.
Sergeants are the highest ranking soldiers within the enlisted ranks, honed and experienced in fields of combat and leadership. These men and women show potential for something greater, and often show such. They command lower ranks and listen to orders from superiors without question, and often are shrewd enough to execute command without doubt or hesitation.
Often the most reliable and seasoned soldiers in the entire force, they are recognised for their exemplary combat skills. They are proven to be battle tested and formidable warriors, exhibiting a hint of leadership skills over their inferiors. Master-at-arms is quite the jump in respect and regard, compared to Man-at-arms, as it shows the soldier has fiery ambition, or great experience.
Men-at-arms are the tip of the spear for The Holy Orenian Army. These infantrymen have shown capable in the field of fighting and obeying orders. They’ve proven loyal and strong, having been battle tested before. These soldiers are exceptional at taking orders and carrying them out with impunity.
The first step to greatness, Footmen of The Holy Orenian Army form the bulk of the guardforce. Footmen have proved themselves worthy, as full-fledged soldiers of The Holy Orenian Army, they’ve begun their long path of service to the Imperial Crown and combat training.
Soldiers who have yet to prove themselves worthy. It is during their time as a Recruit they are put to test for a whole year. They are evaluated after this year, and based on their performance, shall be promoted to Footman, remain a Recruit, or discharged from the ranks.
An oath not to be made is one not kept; in essence to pledge a guarantor of one’s honesty and integrity, with GOD as witness. A bi-decadal ceremony will take place within the Imperial Palace, providing Soldiers the occasion to swear fealty to the Emperor.
“It is said that all who take the sword will perish by the sword,
but I hold my sword not in vain.
I shall hold it with an unyielding grip,
to protect the Holy Orenian Empire,
and those around me,
until my last, dying breath.
I, [rank] [full name],
do pledge and reserve my allegiance exclusive to the Holy Orenian Emperor,
to serve him with utmost loyalty, placing all else to be secondary.
I will obey all orders given by the Emperor and those of authority,
as mandated by the Imperial Law and Orenian Codices.
And thus I drop my glass,
My allegiance reserved and delivered to only His Imperial Majesty,
Godfrey II of the House of Cascadia.
The day I waive my loyalty is the day I mend broken glass. ”
Given to those who are founts of honor and excellence, these awards and medals are presented to the worthy by The Grand Marshal, and perhaps even The Emperor himself. Medals are to be worn on the Imperial Dress Uniform or kept safely away.
The Golden Cross of The Orenian Emperor
The Golden Cross of The Orenian Emperor is granted for only the most heroic act within The Holy Orenian Empire. It is recognized as the highest award a soldier or civilian may receive, and is extremely rarely given.
The Golden Star of The Grand Marshal
The Golden Cross is granted to a soldier for extremely heroic deeds or actions within their service. It is granted by The Grand Marshal and is recognized as the second highest award a soldier may receive in The Holy Orenian Empire.
The Silver Medallion of Stellar Service
The Silver Medallion of Silver Service is awarded to soldiers who have shown exceptional and outstanding capability within their deeds and actions that see fit to be awarded and recognized.
The Steel Star of Long Service
The Steel Star of Long Service is awarded to members of the military who have seen The Holy Orenian Empire through a decade of service within The Army.
The War Diamond
The War Diamond is a diamond shaped bluesteel medallion awarded to those for dutiful service during wartime, seeing the nation and her people throughout the war.
The Silver Star of Civil Service
The Silver Star of Civil Service is given to those who domestically execute law and enforce order with a fair and balanced hand. These soldiers are renowned as those who would see a greater state and people, safe within their own walls.
The Red Star
The Red Star is awarded to those heavily, mortally, or heroically wounded during their service against an enemy of The Empire. It is seen as a symbol of triumph that no matter the bloodshed, mankind will be protected by those who give their blood for it.
The Steel Chain
The Steel Chain is a small circular brooch given to soldiers who suffered as prisoners-of-war during wartime, or were captured, wounded, and released. It is something given with a heavy heart.
A Footnote; Subsects are granted one accolade (medal) each, representing exceptional service within their korp.
To enlist within The Holy Orenian Army, speak to any Orenian Soldier in Helena, or wherever you may find them, and they should direct you to an officer to enlist.
However, you may enlist here upon the forums aswell.
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