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The Crimson Legion is the army of Ta'Vaalor. Any full-blooded Vaalorian elf, who is a citizen of Ta'Vaalor, may register as a reservist.

Joining the Crimson Legion

Requirements

1. The Character must be a full citizen of, and maintain full citizenship in, Ta'Vaalor.
2. There is no level, profession, or Arkati-worshiping restriction for joining.
3. The character must not be a member of a militarily themed MHO or CHE. There are no other restrictions against membership in these organizations.
4. The Account must have had no official warnings for the last 12 months.
5. The Account cannot be F2P.

Upon joining the Reserves, the elf is given his dress uniform and access to the Crimson Legion pre- and post-name titles.

Army Rankings and Information

The Ranks The Crimson Legion will be overseen by the Lord Legionnaire Commander in charge of the defense of the Fortress. (A GM NPC, currently Cyik). At the time of implementation, positions for two Legionnaires will be made available and all existing ranks will be reevaluated based upon the new standards. Demotions for those who have not met the requirements may take place at this time. Upon further evaluation of performance and need, First Legionnaire and High Legionnaire may be appointed at the discretion of the Lord Legionnaire Commander. The ranks have already been established under the current structure and will not be changing. They are: Squire Legionnaire, Legionnaire, First Legionnaire, and High Legionnaire.

Lord Legionnaire Commander
The Lord Legionnaire Commander in charge of defense of the Fortress of Ta'Vaalor will oversee the Crimson Legion. This position is always held by a GM NPC. This position holds total authority over the organization, and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Handles discipline of members
  • Approval and promotion of Legionnaires, First Legionnaires, and High Legionnaires

In case of any disputes/disagreements between Legion members, the Lord Legionnaire Commander intercedes. His decision is final.

High Legionnaires in the Crimson Legion
High Legionnaires of the Crimson Legion will be selected, approved, and overseen by the Lord Legionnaire Commander. Selection will be by application from existing First Legionnaires. The position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Oversees First Legionnaires
  • Works with First Legionnaires in scheduling training for Legionnaires
  • Coordinates First Legionnaires strategies in town defenses
  • Monthly assessment reports to their Commanding Officer (Lord Legionnaire Commander) on First Legionnaire performance
  • Adhere to strategies/directives set forth by Lord Legionnaire commander
  • Fosters Community involvement with residents and citizens of the Fortress
  • Maintains a Continued presence within the fortress. (85% of your time must be spent in Ta'Vaalor)

First Legionnaires in the Crimson Legion
First Legionnaires of the Crimson Legion will be selected, approved, and overseen by the Lord Legionnaire Commander. Selection will be by application from existing Legionnaires. The position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Oversees Legionnaires
  • Works with Legionnaires in scheduling and hosting weekly training sessions
  • Coordinates Legionnaires strategies in town defenses
  • Monthly assessment reports to their Commanding Officer (High Legionnaire or Lord Legionnaire Commander) on Legionnaire performance
  • Adhere to strategies/directives set forth by Lord Legionnaire commander
  • Fosters Community involvement with residents and citizens of the Fortress
  • Maintains a Continued presence within the fortress. (80% of your time must be spent in Ta'Vaalor)

Legionnaires in the Crimson Legion
The Legionnaires of the Crimson Legion will be selected, approved, and overseen by the Lord Legionnaire Commander. This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Scheduling and hosting weekly training sessions (the first session of every month will be dedicated to parade commands, while the remaining weeks will focus on town defenses, ballista training, invasion guidelines, proper use of the beacon, etc)
  • Coordinating strategies for town defense and invasions
  • Communication with Lord Legionnaire Commander and Squire Legionnaires
  • Monthly Assessment Reports on Squire Legionnaire performance to their Commanding officer (First Legionnaire, High Legionnaire, or Lord Legionnaire Commander)
  • Adhere to strategies set forth by the Lord Legionnaire Commander
  • Fosters community involvement with residents and citizens of the Fortress
  • Promotes a positive image of the Crimson Legion in all actions
  • Maintains a continued presence within the Fortress of Ta'Vaalor (75% of your time must be spent in Ta'Vaalor)

Squires in the Crimson Legion
Squires of the Crimson Legion must be full citizens of Ta'Vaalor. Their acceptance is automatic. However, their continued membership in the Crimson Legion is not guaranteed and is based upon performance and adherence to the requirements set forth. The position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

  • Aiding in defense of Ta'Vaalor during invasions and times of conflict
  • Abiding by the laws of Ta'Vaalor and avoiding criminal activity
  • Frequently attending training sessions and sharing expertise when needed
  • Adhering to strategies set forth by Legionnaires, First Legionnaires, High Legionnaires and the Lord Legionnaire Commander
  • Promoting a continued positive presence within the Fortress by maintaining beneficial relationships with the residents/citizens

Applying for Promotion

Promotions within the Crimson Legion are based solely upon the discretion of the Lord Legionnaire Commander based upon the Squire's performance. Removal from the Crimson Legion is at the discretion of the Lord Legionnaire Commander. The Lord Legionnaire Commander will announce when he is accepting applications for promotion.

Please note that any official game warning will result in the termination of your membership within the Crimson Legion, leaving you unable to re-apply for another 12 months. Extreme circumstances may leave you unable to re-apply permanently.

Though the application is for a Legionnaire position (the first promotion) all positions use this application. Please substitute the rank you are applying for in the form.

Application

The Legionnaire Application

  • All promotion request applications will use the following format:
  • Email:
  • Character Name:
  • Current Level:
  • Current Rank in the Legion:
  • Profession:
  • Group Affiliations (CHE/MHO/Mentor):
  1. Are you a current Squire in the Crimson Legion?
  2. Why do you feel you would make a good Legionnaire?
  3. What do you feel you can bring in serving with the Crimson Legion in the capacity of Legionnaire?
  4. Describe your connection to Ta'Vaalor, and your history with the town and its people.
  5. What do you feel are your strengths and weaknesses during invasions or other times of war?
  6. Are you willing to commit to spending at least 75% of your time within the Fortress of Ta'Vaalor?


Crimson Legion Uniform

Every member of the Crimson Legion will receive a new uniform. There are no requirements to wear these, except during official ceremonies and bi-monthly events. The protection of innocents takes precedent over everything. You are encouraged to wear your uniform as much as possible when in the Fortress to show your Pride, Honor, and Glory and to let residents and citizens know of your position and expertise.
Lost or damaged uniforms or badges can be replaced by the Lord Legionnaire Commander for a small fee of 100k. Despite this, reservists are strongly discouraged from misplacing of any piece of their uniform.

For a squire, the uniform constitutes:

  • a dark crimson jacket adorned at the shoulders with gold braid tied into one knot of rank
  • a billowing crimson cape
    not a container
  • a pair of polished crimson and gold bracers
(the bracers improve an Elf's Strength by 2, and Constitution, Agility, and Dexterity by 1)
miscellaneous armor
  • a gold-clasped sturdy leather pack
    holds a very large amount
  • a small black leather kit
(filled with bandages)
holds a medium amount

Alterations and the Uniform

Absolutely no cosmetic alterations to any piece of issued uniform gear are allowed. The uniform may be lightened and/or deepened, as appropriate, and scripts and enhancives may be added to a uniform item, just like any other item.

Should the reservist prefer, an existing item with more desirable properties may be altered into a uniform item. Not all alterers are comfortable doing this, and the reservist must surrender the original uniform piece at the time of the alteration.

Main Officers

Chain of Command of The Crimson Legion
*Lord Legionnaire Commander*
Cyik, Jaranzair, Velixa, Tiope (deceased)
High Legionnaire Commander
Legionnaire Commander Legionnaire Commander
Besalavel Vonkirah
Legionnaire Captain
None at present
Lord Legionnaire
None at present
Master Legionnaire
None at present
High Legionnaire
Corilaera, Gaelthar, Kakoon (PC)
First Legionnaire
Esana (PC)
Legionnaire Legionnaire
Nihrvanah (PC) Krystalena (PC)

Legion Commands

STATIONARY COMMANDS
COMMAND SPOKEN COMMAND VERB EXAMPLE
Attention "At attention" SNAP ATTENTION Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "At attention."
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
Parade Rest "Parade rest" FOLD BACK Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Parade rest."
Soldier folds her hands behind her back.
NOTE: Cannot be executed when armed and At attention is the only command able to be done from Parade rest.
At Ease "At ease" POSTURE NEUTRAL Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "At ease."
Soldier falls back into a relaxed, neutral stance.
NOTE: Soldiers are allowed to shift, talk, etc. One foot must stay planted. Parade rest and At attention are the only commands given from this position.
Ready arms "Ready arms" Ready List
GIRD
Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Ready arms."
Reaching over her shoulder, Soldier draws her black steel maul from a series of straps on the back of her leather bandolier.
Present arms "Present arms" Salute set Vaalor
SALUTE
Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Present arms."
Soldier snaps to attention and crisply brings her black steel maul to her chest in salute.
NOTE: Weapon must be in your right hand and must be given with weapon ready.
Order arms "Order arms" Store set
STORE LEFT/RIGHT/BOTH
Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Order arms."
Reaching over her shoulder, Soldier secures her black steel maul into a series of straps on the back of her leather bandolier.
NOTE: Must be given with weapon ready.
Battle cry N/A Scream set Vaalor
SCREAM
Soldier belts out in Elven, "For the glory of the Fortress!" A look of renewed pride overcomes her expression.
Seven options available based on citizen SCREAM for Ta'Vaalor.
NOTE: Executed when dismissed.
On me "On me" JOIN (Target) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "On me."
Soldier joins Kakoon's group.
Hold "Hold" POSTURE DEFENSIVE Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Hold."
Soldier moves into a defensive stance, ready to fend off an attack.
NOTE: This is a stop everything and wait for next command.
About face "About face" Turn set Vaalor
TURN (Self)
Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "About face."
Soldier turns sharply on her heel, reversing direction with military precision.
MOVEMENT COMMANDS
Halt "Halt" SNAP ATTENTION Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, “Forward march, halt.”
Soldier marches back and forth, sharply turning at the end of each stride.
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
NOTE: Given after a directional march.
Fall in "Fall in" MARCH BEHIND (Target) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Fall in."
Soldier marches up behind Kakoon and snaps to attention.
NOTE: Do not need to snap to attention.
Front and center
Commanded by Enlisted
"Front and center" STRIDE (Target) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Front and center."
Soldier strides over to stand before Kakoon.
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
NOTE: This is executed when an enlisted soldier gives the command.
Front and center
Commanded by Officer
"Front and center" MARCH (Target) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Front and center."
Soldier marches up to Kakoon and gives him a crisp salute.
NOTE: This is executed when an officer gives the command. Do not need to snap to attention.
Fall back "Fall back" STRIDE BEHIND (Self) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Fall back."
Soldier takes a few steps back.
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
NOTE: Mostly given to a soldier who was stepped forward out of formation.
Step forward "Step forward" STRIDE Speaking in Elven, Kakoon says, "Step forward."
Soldier strides a few steps forward.
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
Left march "Left march" MARCH LEFT Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Left march."
Soldier sharply turns to the left and marches back and forth.
Right march "Right march" MARCH RIGHT Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Right march."
Soldier sharply turns to the right and marches back and forth.
Forward march "Forward march" MARCH Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Forward march."
Soldier marches back and forth, sharply turning at the end of each stride.
Reverse march "To the rear march" MARCH BEHIND (Self) Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "To the rear march."
Soldier suddenly turns about-face and marches a bit in that direction.
NOTE: If a directional march command is given but not followed by any stationary command, continue marching until halt is given. When consecutive movement commands are given, come to a halt after the last one if any stationary command is given. SEE BELOW
Speaking in Elven, Kakoon commandingly says, "Right march, left march, to the rear march, about face, parade rest."
Soldier sharply turns to the right and marches back and forth.
Soldier sharply turns to the left and marches back and forth.
Soldier suddenly turns about-face and marches a bit in that direction.
Soldier snaps smartly to attention!
Soldier turns sharply on her heel, reversing direction with military precision.
Soldier folds her hands behind her back.
COURT PROTOCOL
Below is officially recognized protocol for the Legion during Court held by the King.
Upon first entering the King's presence at court, those within the Legion are expected to KNEEL before standing.
When addressing the King, it is expected to refer to Him as "My Sovereign," denoting His authority as Sovereign Commander of the Crimson Legion. It is also important to know that one must SALUTE Him, KNEEL, then STAND before proceeding with business once called upon.

Other Information

Benefits
Pre-Name/Post-name Titles

  • Rank 1 members of the Crimson Legion will receive the pre-name title of Squire Legionnaire and the post-name title of Crimson Legion Reservist
  • Rank 2 members of the Crimson Legion will receive the pre-name title of Legionnaire and the post-name title of Crimson Legion Reservist
  • Rank 3 members of the Crimson Legion will receive the pre-name title of First Legionnaire and the post-name title of Crimson Legion Reservist
  • Rank 4 members of the Crimson Legion will receive the pre-name title of High Legionnaire and the post-name title of Crimson Legion Reservist

Please note that Rank 2 members and above will be promoted Crimson Legion members of appropriate rank who supervise the training and operations of those of lower rank working with them. All Legionnaires, First Legionnaires, and High Legionnaires will report directly to their Commanding Officer.

Roleplay
The concept of the Crimson Legion has always been to provide structure and strategy in times of invasions or crisis, but also to provide a chance to build the community, foster relationships, and get people of all levels involved. It is up to the Legionnaires, First Legionnaires, and High Legionnaires to run regularly scheduled training lessons, whether on invasion strategies, town defenses, fire brigade drills, etc.

Recognition
At times, there may be special awards or medals created to recognize the efforts and courage of members within the Crimson Legion and will be announced during ceremonies once, or twice a year.

Code of Conduct

  • All members of the Crimson Legion are expected to maintain a positive image of the Legion by acting with Pride, Honor, and Glory regardless of the location they are stationed. Any actions seen to tarnish the image of the Crimson Legion, whether within the Fortress or abroad, are grounds for disciplinary action.
  • All Members of the Crimson Legion, regardless of rank, are expected to adhere to a code of conduct that maintains their clean record of citizenship within the town. Any actions seen as disruptive to the safety of the town and its people, or criminal in any way, will result in removal from the Crimson Legion.
  • Removal from the Crimson Legion is at the discretion of the Lord Legionnaire Commander. Disruptive actions include, but are not limited to, violent acts against fellow townspeople and adventurers, endangering the town, association with criminal organizations, unlawful activity, extreme insubordination, and treason. No violence of any kind between members of the Crimson Legion will be tolerated and is grounds for immediate expulsion from the Legion with no opportunity to re-apply.
  • Every 3 months, the Lord Legionnaire Commander will review the reports submitted on each Crimson Legion member by the Legionnaires. These reports will be used to determine promotions, awards of recognition, and at times disciplinary action up to and/or including removal from the Legion.
  • Every 4 months, the Lord Legionnaire Commander will review the activity and performance of the Legionnaires, First Legionnaires, and High Legionnaire. This process is to ensure they are upholding the highest level of activity and conduct within the organization. Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and/or including removal from the Legion.

Barracks
Barracks exist within the walls of Guardian Keep and include several areas for training, planning, and socializing.

Associations
There are only a few organizations currently active within the Fortress of Ta'Vaalor. Membership in these organizations does not prevent membership in the Crimson Legions with the following exception:
Membership in any organization, foreign or domestic, whose stated purpose is of a military nature

See Also