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The military forces protecting the island of Scalvoris

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Scalvoris' Military Forces: Overview
"Alright, boys and girls. Things are changing round here, an' they're changing right now. I didn't live twenty arcs on tha' place fer us to fall apart now."
Brandel, former watchman on Watch (20 arcs) now Scalvoris Albarech
Military
The Scalvoris Military is split into four sections (Land, Water, Air, Flame) detailed below. All of the NPCs in this thread are linked in Scalvoris' NPC repository. Offices for the Scalvoris Elements can be found in Almund and Scalvoris Town
Badge Troop Name Overview
Image Air Troops Those of the military who protect Scalvoris from the air, using the many strange beasts to allow them to do so.
ImageFlame Troops A group of the military who have additional skills which make them specialists. What those skills are varies by individual.
ImageLand Troops Guards and city militia, the LTs are the most common sight around Scalvoris. Stationed in both towns and all major regions they are the "face" of the Scalvoris military.
ImageWater Troops Either mounted water troops or Mer, these are the members of the military who patrol and protect Scalvoris' waters.
Joining The Military
To join the military, players should go to the offices either in Almund or Scalvoris Town

Players will start as troops. This applies to everyone, no matter your skill set or experience.

You are expected to work 20 trials experiencing each of the four branches. Then, they choose one or two branches which will be theirs.

Promotion is via merit, not a skill list. If you wish to progress in the Scalvoris military, you'll need to prove yourself.

Players may self mod being hired and the initial time in each of the branches ~ in order to keep track of who's where - please pm Peg before this. However, the graduation to full troop status and any promotions thereafter require a moderated thread.

When hired, you are expected to provide your own weapons etc, none are provided.

New troops will not be given mounts specific to them, they will be expected to try out a number of different ones. Once the character has decided on their one (or two) branches, their commanding officer will discuss mounts with them (PM a mod to discuss, please!)
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The Military Structure
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The Militant

The Head of Scalvoris Military has the title "The Militant".
Has overall responsibility for all of the military.
Represents the military on Scalvoris Council.
Can come from any of the four branches of the military.
Has four deputies, one from each branch (see below).
Wears the Element Medal (left).
Form of Address: Sir, Ma'am or Militant
Currently: Rand Broson
Location: Almund
Military Branches, Role and Ranks
The Air Troops
Sword Pin Info
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ImageAir Deputy:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Air Troops (ATs)
  • Represents the ATs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Air Assistants (AAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Air (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Image Air Assistants
  • There are currently four of these, one for each of the duties of the ATs
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the ATs
  • Although each of the AAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
  • Offices in Almund
ImageThose of the military who protect Scalvoris from the air, using the many strange beasts to allow them to do so.
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The Flame Troops
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ImageFlame Deputy:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Flame Troops (FTs)
  • Represents the FTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Flame Assistants (FAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Flame (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Image Flame Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the FTs
  • Although each of the FAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
  • Offices in Almund
Image A group of the military who have additional skills which make them specialists. What those skills are varies by individual, these are the investigative and 'special operation' branch of the Scalvoris military.
The Land Troops
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ImageLand Deputy:
  • Assists the militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Land Troops (LTs)
  • Represents the LTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Land Assisstants (LAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Land (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Image Land Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the LTs
  • Although each of the LAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
Image Land Troops Guards and city militia, the LTs are the most common sight around Scalvoris. Stationed in both towns and all major regions they are the "face" of the Scalvoris military.
The Water Troops
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ImageWater Deputy:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Water Troops (WTs)
  • Represents the WTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Water Assistants (WAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Water (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Image Water Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the WTs
  • Although each of the WAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team.
ImageEither mounted water troops or Mer, these are the members of the military who patrol and protect Scalvoris' waters.
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Air
The Air Troops
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Air DeputyInfo
Image Thaddeous Crowe:A Biqaj man who is well known for being very intense. Thaddeous is actually a very shy individual who finds it hard to communicate in large crowds, usually. However, he has a real knack for his job and none of that shyness shows when he is working. He is a quiet and well organised man. He travelled to Scalvoris in 714 and he was the first choice for Air Deputy. He is never more content than when he is flying and he understands the nature of his troops. He makes it a personal vow that he knows as many names as possible of those under his command and, should someone die whilst in his troops it will be Thaddeous who goes to inform the family.
ImageJob Role:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Air Troops (ATs)
  • Represents the ATs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Air Assistants (AAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Air (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Air AssistantInfo
Image Air Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the ATs
  • Although each of the AAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
  • Offices in Almund and Scalvoris
ImagePhil Rutcher A Scalvorian native, Phil can trace his family back generations, should he wish to. Mostly, he doesn't bother. He is a mostly human-looking mixed race who has Biqaj, Sev'ryn and maybe even some other stuff in there. With a quick smile it's easy to forget that he is one of the best trained fighters on the island. He was known as an airman for many arcs and was a common sight above the island, but an injury to his leg has seriously limited his flying capability and, these trials, he works in the Scalvoris Town branch of the Elements, with Sarr where they organise their troops there.
ImageRash'ta Fl'een Rash'ta, or Rash as he is known, is a daredevil of the highest order. He is addicted to danger and is a natural risk taker. These are not normally good qualities in a military commanding officer, but he makes it work. He is charming when he wants to be, rude when he chooses but there is no doubting at all that Rash can fly. If it can become airbound, Rash can fly it. He should have been born with wings because he is able to instinctively understand flight. He works in the offices in Almund.
ImageSarr Sho Working in Scalvoris Town is ideal for Sarr as she is a scientist through and through. She has a keen grasp of physics and understands the nature of flight in a very academic way. She is also a very good tactictian and so is a real asset to the Air Troops and to the Elements generally. She appears to be quiet and intense but in fact she has a very wicked sense of humour and a quick and ready smile.
ImageGlade VendGlade is almost the exact opposite of Rash and, as such, they work very well together. She is a cautious individual who is very good at planning defence and defensive strategy. Glade is a gregarious and outgoing individual but this is often a means of hiding a sharp mind and rather insecure nature. She is not sensitive by nature and she often ends up asking inappropriate questions or simply saying what she thinks without a consideration of whether she should or not. It's a strange mixture considering her defensive talents, but it is what she is.
Air MountsInfo
ImageThose of the military who protect Scalvoris from the air, using the many strange beasts to allow them to do so. Unlike other air troops across Idalos, there is not one type of mount which the Air Troops use. Any air mount is acceptable, so long as it is well trained enough to be able to fly with the others. A list of Scalvoris Fauna can be found here
Image Enormowl: Used as a flying mount by both bipedal races, who ride atop it's back and by the Ithecal, who have devised a specific 'harness' where they are strapped underneath the Enormowl and steer via a series of harnesses.
Image Scal Sor Kahl: One of the most deadly mounts and used only by those who have proven themselves as loyal and trustworthy, there is not a more terrifying sight than a flight of Scal Sor Kahl riders taking flight over the island.
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Flame
The Flame Troops
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Flame DeputyInfo
ImageMarkus Needwell A mixed race human/ Sev'ryn man who looks to be mostly human, Markus is a quiet and intense individual. He has a sharp mind and a quick wit. He is a friendly and outgoing sort who will chat with anyone, happy to have a conversation about almost anything ~ and he seems to have an opinion on everything under the sun! Blessed (or cursed) with an insatiable curiosity, he is a natural watcher of people and has a very good instinct for how people function. His assistants and troops tend to be very loyal to him, as he is to them.
ImageFlame Deputy:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Flame Troops (FTs)
  • Represents the FTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Flame Assistants (FAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Flame (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Flame AssisstantsInfo
Image Flame Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the FTs
  • Although each of the FAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
  • Offices in Almund & Scalvoris
Image Billie: An investigation specialist, Billie is focused on the detective work of the Flame Team. She is a very focused and serious woman who has a real attention to detail and tends towards thinking the worst. It isn't, she is quite to point out, that she's a pessimist so much as the fact that, in her job, she sees the worst of people far too often. She's very good at what she does and is considered likely to take the next promotion. She's career focused and her career is, by her description, making sure that the bad guy gets it. She works in the offices in Scalvoris Town where she is the unofficial leader of the military.
Image Jaxkson: Jax, as he's known, is a former Ranger who has decided to move to Almund. He is a gruff individual who doesn't speak much. There are rumours that he is a mage of some kind, but these are unconfirmed. His skill set involves hunting and tracking and he has an almost preternatural ability to find people. Working in Almund suits him fine, he considers Scalvoris Town to have 'gone soft' over the past arc. Not a man who believes in the benefits of softer living, he can think of no worse insult. When he speaks, he has a caustic tongue and a tendency to be so blunt that he will never be popular.
Image Murphi: Murphi is the newest member of the Elements. She is known, obviously, to the Militant as se was hired straight into the Assistant position. She is a chipper and cheery young woman who has a friendly disposition. What her skill set is remains largely unknown but where there is someone to be questioned, be the suspect or victim, if it's a high profile or big case, Murphi tends to be involved. What personal life the young woman has is unknown, but she is well liked and respected by her colleagues. She works in the Almund offices.
Image Su'an: Working out of the offices in Scalvoris Town, Su'an is a religious and very spirtual individual. She has a very noticeable scar across her right cheek and there are many tales told about it's origin. She is a Defiance practitioner and is considered to be the "heavy hitter" of the four Flame Assistants, although Jax scoffs when he says it. She is aloof and solitary, preferring to make her own judgements and not taking anything, it seems, at face value.
Flame TroopsInfo
Image A group of the military who have additional skills which make them specialists. What those skills are varies by individual, these are the investigative and 'special operation' branch of the Scalvoris military. It is important to note that these troops will use whichever of the mounts they need for the job at hand and are not restricted to physical locations like the other three branches are.
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Land
The Land Troops
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Land DeputyInfo
ImageLorstran Philt: Lorstran is a serious young man who had always intended to be a scholar. His passion was literature, poetry and fine art. Unfortunately to him, he had no talent or it but discovered, in his reading of historical battles and so on, a real talent for tactics. A fundamentally pragmatic man, he abandoned his early dreams and decided that he would be much better off in a job where he was able to actually perform to the best of his ability. He is a friendly chap and still rather given to poetry and flowery conversation
ImageLand Deputy:
  • Assists the militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Land Troops (LTs)
  • Represents the LTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Land Assisstants (LAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Land (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Land AssistantsInfo
Image Land Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the LTs
  • Although each of the LAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team
ImageJo: An expert swordsman, Jo has been obsessed with weapons, specifically bladed weapons, since a very young age. He spends his time in Scalvoris Town where, if he is at his desk he can be seen balancing a knife, spinning it on his hand or somehow performing some sleight of hand with it. It helps him think but, as his colleagues point out, it doesn't exactly put visitors at their ease. Nonetheless, Jo is good at his job and has a knack for logistics and organisation which makes him invaluable.
ImageSelenia: Those who meet Selenia identify the Biqaj woman as a gentle and spiritual soul who seems to be a pacifist. She isn't, not at all, she would just much rather not start a fight. That said, she has a knack for finishing them. Working in Scalvoris Town, she and Jo make a strange, but fundamentally effective pair.
ImageTianna: Born in Darbyton, Tianna is a no-nonsense straight talking woman who works hard and plays hard. She has a strong work ethic and very good physical skills. She has something of a tendency to act first, ask questions later, but that's not always a bad thing when you work in Almund.
ImageAlani: A Sev'ryn who has settled here after failing to find her spirit familiar a number of times. She isn't so much bitter as resigned to this and so works in the best way that she can. Not overly friendly and not given to helping just for the sake of it, Alani is in the job because it's a good job, she's good at it and she gets a good wage from it.
Land MountsInfo
Image Land Troops Guards and city militia, the LTs are the most common sight around Scalvoris. Stationed in both towns and all major regions they are the "face" of the Scalvoris military.
Image Hafrein are the most common of the land mounts seen on Scalvoris. They are a regular sight to the residents and the 'old faithful' for the land troops. Mostly, because they can get over almost every terrain and also because they survive most anywhere.
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Water
The Water Troops
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Water DeputyInfo
Image Thost Fall Thost is an interesting soul. She puts on a friendly and gregarious demeanour when she needs to but you would be hard pressed to find a more cold and calculating woman. That isn't to say that she's a bad person, per se, but she is one of the most logical individuals you are likely to meet. She calculates odds, considers risk and weighs it against reward. There is a joke amongst her peers that, should Thost ever make an emotional decision then Scalvoris would all into a hole in the ocean, never to emerge again. The only thing which is without a doubt is that she is loyal to the Militant, to the Elements and to Scalvoris. Good job, really, as she's very skilled and a very able tactician and warrior who it is undoubtedly best not to cross.
ImageWater Deputy:
  • Assists the Militant in trial by trial running of the military
  • Has final responsibility for the Water Troops (WTs)
  • Represents the WTs when meeting with the Militant.
  • Has four assistants, known as Water Assistants (WAs)
  • Carries the Sword of the Water (far left)
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
Water AssistantsInfo
Image Water Assistants
  • There are currently four of these
  • Wears a pin denoting rank (left)
  • This is a largely administrative role, organising the duties of the WTs
  • Although each of the WAs has a clear area of responsibility, they work as a team.
ImageShin: It's rare that Naerrick are so open and accepted, but in Scalvoris such is the way of things right now. Shin is a long term resident of Almund with a love of the water which is unusual in the extreme. Others say that she is a Mer born in a Naerrick body, but that earns them a glare which leads to silence. Accepted as a dangerous woman, she tends to keep herself to herself.
ImageKa'g'i'ie: This Mer is a strange one and so it is said around Scalvoris Town. She is hard working and logical, she does her job and does it well. However, like others in the Elements, no one knows anything about her other than what she does. She does not socialise, nor engage in idle chit chat. What makes Ka'g'i'ie stand out from others who are so private, though, is that she somehow seems to know exactly what is going on throughout the whole island. Where and how she gets her information, no one knows, but it is very accurate, as a rule.
ImageGabriel Windstorm: A brooding and moody fellow by day, after a drink Gabriel transforms into the life and soul of the party. He is very much a man of two sides and, therefore, two lives. When in work in Almund he is serious, dour and taciturn. By night, though, he is often seen in O'Rourke's or Nellie's, usually with a woman or two on his arm. What is truly impressive about him is that he never seems to get the two aspects of his life confused or mixed up. Surely, he has to be keeping notes somewhere?
ImageToby: Is new to Scalvoris as of Arc 715 but is a perfect example of being in the right place at the right time. He is an Animal Handler by trade and he has shown a real knack for working with the many and varied water mounts which Scalvoris has. He is the voice of reason, quite often, in discussion with the others as he seems to be incapable of losing his temper. He is a mild and friendly chap at all times. He works in Scalvoris Town in the Element Hall there.
Water MountInfo
ImageEither mounted water troops or Mer, these are the members of the military who patrol and protect Scalvoris' waters.
Image Irrawaddies: These "sea huskies" are used in groups to pull barges and transport goods via the waterways of Scalvoris. They are also used as individual sea mounts.
Image Merquestrians: A true 'sea horse', the Merquestrians are able to move at speed across water and their ability to traverse land also makes them a very versatile mount.
ImageSea Stalker: Difficult to train and hard to get ahold of in the first place, these creatures must be bonded from birth or they will be a terror of the seas. However if one has the time and patience, then they are reliable mounts.
Image Shimfin: With their sword-like nose these are good attack mounts in the Water Troops. Rare and difficult to handle, these are a rare sight but always an impressive one.
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