IMPERIAL RENATIAN LEGION
His Imperial Majesty’s Legionnaires
“Vincere est vivere”
An existence of conquest – to annihilate adversaries, overcome fears, best rivals,
the greatest of all to master self, ultimately brings the heart to peace; the faster it
comes, the longer one lives to relish utmost triumph.
Sunlight first shone on Serrimor as the bitter and sanguinary bloodbath of Caer Baddyn came to an end. Under the Horen banner, the vanguard Imperial Legion paved way for Atlasian soldiery through the final bastion of Red Vaeyl, slaying the berserk knights who fought on their last grounds. With the beheading of the final Vaeyl commander, incessant toll of bells were heard throughout the canyons as to announce victory.
At the frontier of the Arcas exploration, in an era of growth and heightened conflicts, the modernized Imperial Legion shall continue to act as sword and shield of the Crown, upholding its renowned and prestigious reputation. May His Imperial Majesty Godfrey III of House Horen’s wisdom and GOD's guidance better defend Imperium Renatum and its citizens.
Legionnaires traversing through the Yatl Wastelands, beginning the great migration through the ice walls to Arcas; Avendal the Smoke Drake readies to take flight.
The Carolus Brigade
Commanded by Her Excellency, the Grand Marshal, it is the primary brigade of the Imperial Renatian Army. It shall act as the main force, comprised in both ground and cavalry forces of officers and soldiers. Forged during the fragile and fledgling era of the Union of Renatus and Marna, the Carolus Brigade derives its namesake from the father of the first Emperor of Man. The Carolus Brigade combined personnel from both the Marnese Freikorps and Renatian State Army into a single, cohesive front line combat unit, with Prince Antonius Horen being charged as the first Grand Marshal. Drawing from the traditions of the militaristic Renatian state and the disciplined, regimented nature of Marnantine footmen, the newly founded Carolus Brigade was a force nearly unassailable on the field of battle.
As the professional standing military force of Renatus, 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 Renatus. 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 Imperial Legion is not merely a task or a duty, it is an honor.
The Logistic Corps
The Imperial Logistic Corps shall act as the primary lifeblood in which the Imperial Legion 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 Imperial Legion. While the soldier does his part taking the fight to the enemy, the logistic officer plays an as crucial role. For it is men of the Logistic Corps who forges the arms and armor that preserves a legionnaire’s life or provides relief and food to him when he is warn and starving.
The Enlistment Corps
The Imperial Enlistment Corps comprise of individuals whose purpose is to bolster the ranks of the Imperial Legion 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 Empire of Man. They are charged with organizing recruitment drives and can establish recruitment offices across various cities.
Imperial Dragoons lowering spears in preparation to charge enemy cavalry.
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 Carolus 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. She is 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.
The Valiant, the Colonel is subordinate to The Imperial General and The Imperial Marshal, yet above any other rank below. The Colonel acts as a consultant, aiding his superiors in decisions; alongside being the forefront to bring troops to rally to battle, and so forth. The Colonel is also to lead The Imperial Army into battle, being groomed into a field commander worthy of The Empire.
Incumbents: Ser Aldis Chase
Captains are the final rank before Senior Command. A Captain 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. Captains do not hesitate, nor do they fear out-lash. A Captain 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 Captains, 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 Imperial Legion. 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 Imperial Legion form the bulk of the guardforce. Footmen have proved themselves worthy, as full-fledged soldiers of the Imperial Legion, 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-yearly ceremony will take place within the Imperial Palace, providing legionnaires 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 Empire,
and those around me,
until my last, dying breath.
I, [rank] [full name],
do pledge and reserve my allegiance exclusive to the Emperor of Man,
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 Legion Codices.
And thus I drop my glass,
My allegiance reserved and delivered to only His Imperial Majesty,
Godfrey III of the House of Horen.
The day I waive my loyalty is the day I mend broken glass. ”
MERIT AND COMMEMORATIVE AWARDS
Given to those who are founts of honor and excellence, these awards and medals are presented to the worthy by the Emperor himself. Medals are to be worn on the Legion Dress Uniform.
((The following medals are only a few of the series that will come soon™))
Post Nominal: SM
Awarded for displaying through long service to the crown in the Imperial Legion.
Post Nominal: RM
Awarded for referring three individuals to the Imperial Legion who eventually rise to the rank of Footman.
Qali Bambi Survivor Medal
Post Nominal: QBSM
Awarded to those who survived the detonation of the Qali Bambi within the Kadardsi Caliphate and fought valiantly against September Prince & Co.
Legionnaires receive pay and the end of each year or saint’s week. Recruits are given fifty (50) minas as salary; a fifty (50) minas increment is given for every rank above the initiate positon. As an example, a Man-at-arms serving within the Imperial Legion shall receive one-hundred and fifty (150) minas for their yearly pay. Pay for legionnaires cap out at the rank of Captain, receiving three-hundred and fifty (350) minas per year. Senior Command have devoted themselves to the Imperium and Crown, thus rejecting pay.
Imperial Legionnaires are provided a further slew of benefits, listed below:
Legionnaires are entitled to increased pay and benefits should they be found attending more rallies and doing exemplary work, compared to those who get by with minimal efforts.
Legionnaires are provided lost gear and possessions, along with food, drink, and housing within the barracks.
Legionnaires are revered by Renatus and her vassals; The Cantina in Helena offers 50% off its menu for Legionnaires
Former Marshals of the Imperial Legion
Prince Antonius Horen
Brand von Denhardt
Prince Cassius Horen
To enlist in person, follow the directions below:
The Imperial Legion Enlistment Office is located on Aurelius Avenue (10b) in the City of Helena. Upon entering the gates, walk past the wishing well then through the city square; the office is located on the right side of the main path leading to the palace.
Alternatively, fill out the following application to get in contact with an officer.