OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create a personal elite force for House Nargath
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Role: The Valkan Guards are an elite force completely under private controle of the Head of House Nargath and as such standin for the safety and security of both the person itself, their extended family and their assets. Meaning they can be deployed both to their companies, their military campaigns and their regular home security.
Links: Valkan Citadel
Unit Name: Valkan Guard
Affiliation: The Marquis of House Nargath [Credius Arcosius Nargath]
Classification: Elite soldiers [expected to be top of their class in infantry duties, military strategy and logistics]
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- -Vibrostaff :Long handle, single blade
- -VAARS [proof of purchase: https://starwarsrp.n...nics/?p=1988908]
The Valkan guard are at all times seen wearing their signature Legionnaire armor adorned with a purple cloak signifying their allegiance to House Nargath and by extension those who House Nargath serves. As long as they are on duty, they will never be seen without their armor or vibrostaff, this is mainly to invokea sense of unity, but also to show them off as the well trained, cohesive force they are.
Unit Size: Medium
The Valkan Guard is separated in five legions, each totalling at around four hundred legionnaires four of which are lead by a Centurion Maximus, with the elite core legion being lead by the Adjudicator who is the essential commander of the entire Valkan guard. Each legion is further divided in four Divisions with each ranging up to one hundred guards and each lead by a centurion. Each division is then further divided in Sqaudrons which may vary from time to time, but never range more than ten men in total, lead by a decenturion. Though in most cases various squadrons work together in unison as a Limes Squadra usually lead by the senior decenturion or the centurion of the entire division.
Unit Availability: Rare
The Valkan guard have a stringent training regimen and usually only employ the best in their fields of deployment. This somewhat curtails their numbers and refreshment rate, but they do have the advantage of being based upon one of the most military planets within the known galaxy, where military doctrine is a pride rather than a sin and thus allows for more access to able bodied men and women willing to serve.
Unit Experience: Veteran
By themselves: Though primarily functioning in the role as enforcers and protectors of House Nargath, the Valkan Guard functions as an elite division to the common Eriadu military complex in times of crisis, usually as the last line of defense for important assets and people. Though the majority of the Valkan guard are at the very least versed in both infantry and naval combat, there are some specialized members used for more covert tasks such as information gathering, reconnaissance, infiltration, etc.
In conjunction with Eriadu Military: The Valkan guard acts as an elite division and last line of defense for the Eriadu military in times of crisis, though they will at all times prioritize the safety of House Nargath and the security of its assets above that of other houses or institutions on Eriadu. In times of peace, they generally outrank the military when it comes to House Nargath related issues, though even with House Nargath now essentially controlling the entire planetary system, they resort to letting the local authorities and the military handle all non-House Nargath related issues as per agreement between the Viceroy and the military|local authorities.
Strategems: Versatility is key when it comes to the strategies devised by the Valkan guard. They adapt to any situation at an uncanny rate, though may sometimes prove to be a bit impetuous. Their core strategies always pertain to the safety and security of their liege lord and his assets first and foremost.
Habits: The Valkan Guard has a separate wing within the massive Valkan citadel solely devoted to their own use. In here they have barracks, mess halls, training areas, learning auditoriums, conference rooms and even various forms of entertaintment and recreation which can be used and visited during off duty hours. There is even a chapel for those wishing to pray to their beliefs and it also functions for those who found somethingmore than companionship within their ranks. The wing also provides them with a central command center with state of the art communication with assets abroad to maintain a full watch on matters that concern their job and duties.
Extra Information: At all times will there be at least one division present when the leader of House Nargath is not planetside. The Valkan guard has the authority to commandeer ships and install their own divisions on board military vessels whenever they deem it necessary in order to protect their liege lord. Though such occasions are rare given the fact that the esteemed Testudo Fleet already flies under the House Nargath banner to signify its unique position within Eriadu’s defense forces.
- Highly trained and versatile force: The Valkan guard is to be considered a top of the line combat force able to deal with almost if not simply all situations befalling them.
- High morale: Thanks to the fact that these men and women live and work side by side almost the entirety of their life after enlisting and passing the strict training regimen of the force, they are known to be hard to break in both body and mind, further strengthening their reputation on a galactic scale as true soldiers and proper warriors.
- Impetuous: The Valkan Guard at times may prove to be overzealous and as such discomfort their liege lord. At times they may also ignore conventional methods and overstep their jurisdiction when it comes to protecting their liege lord, not always with the best kind of backlash from either the public or their own liege lord they serve.
- Lack slicers within their ranks: Despite their best efforts, the Valkan guard can’t show any true specialty in the field of electronic warfare and cyberprotection, relying mostly on outside sources for these jobs.
The original Valkan Guard were in fact the local soldiers stationed at the mountain outpost which preceeded the current Valkan Citadel and also the ctual House Nargath in a whole. When a member of House Nargath was appointed commander of said outpost around 1600 bby, the transformation began. When the first true Marquis of House Nargath rose to power around 480 bby, the forces stationed there at the outpost were aptly named the Valkan Guard and they saw how the outpost was changed into the current Valkan Citadel.
Through the many centuries which followed the Valkan guard saw their numbers grow from a mere onehundred to a force over six thousand strong. Alas around 182 bby the Valkan guards were curtailed when a dispute among the great noble houses lead to a civil war which lasted for naught but the span of a single year, at which point House Tarkin had seized power and curtailed the power of the rival houses by enforcing limitations upon the number of personal guards they were allowed to have. It is as such that the Valkan guard was reduced to a mere two hundred between 181 bby and 20 bby.
It was around the time that the renowned and revered Willhuf Tarkin became Governor of Eriadu that House Nargath managed to consolidate its power base by marrying with prominent members of the tarkin family and ensuring close family ties. This began the era of gradual expansion for the Valkan Guard. Around 20 aby they yet again managed to reach around four thousand strong, yet the subsequent collapse of the galactic empire saw their power and number yet again diminish as the Eriadu system was in disarray with the presence of various rival factions springing up out of the empire’s remains.
Finally, around 200 aby, House Nargath managed to buy out all other house in Eriadu’s greatest asset: the Eriadu Manufacturing shipyards and as generation after generation, the House’s power, wealth and influence grew exponentially, so did the Valkan guard. Yet this time, the House had limited itself to a strict number of two thousand at all times, relying more on superior skill rather than number. So it came to be that at the present, the Valkan guard numbers up to two thousand permanent members, though it can boast double that number when counting in prospects and retired members in times of crisis.
Edited by Credius Nargath, 10 November 2019 - 05:00 PM.