Post by Nicademus Delvardus IV on Jun 3, 2018 14:34:38 GMT -8
The First Order
The First Order is a relatively new power to the galaxy, the physical manifestation of Imperial resurgence in the galaxy. Under the leadership of their founder, Nicademus Delvardus, the First Order has brought a new vision of stability and peace to the systems under its control and a good portion of the galaxy. Stormtroopers and warships of the First Order have been seen across the galaxy and many have felt their influence. They seek nothing but galactic domination under their banners and a new era of peace, dictated by their direction and guided by their hands.
Along with the First Order's primary military personnel, the Knights of Ren, allies of the Imperials, and the Imperial Knights are known for being among the ranks of this nation.
How to Join?
IC: The best way to join the First Order, through the "In Character" path would be to visit the capital of the First Order, Muunilinst. For those desiring to join the Knights of Ren, it is recommended you go to Prakith. Those desiring to be a part of this faction do not need to follow an entry level, they can easily have characters who have been longstanding members within the First Order, whether when it was first created or long before. Any questions can be asked on this thread!
OOC: If you have a character that works best for the First Order, non-force or force-sensitive, formal member or ally, simply request to join the usergroup named The First Order in the usergroup directory on your profile, and a group leader should approve you shortly!
Emperor: Nicademus Delvardus IV
Grandmaster of the Imperial Knights: Faina Nikulin
Leader of the Knights of Ren: Soku Ren
The First Order's capital is located on the Outer Rim world of Muunilinst. This is also the headquarter world for the Imperial Knights. For the Knights of Ren, their capital lies in the Deep Core, on the former Sith World of Prakith.
The First Order has launched numerous campaigns, giving them a wide and vast realm that covers a good portion of the galaxy. After the Third Galactic Civil War, the Imperials continue to advance themselves in the technological fields as new war machines and weaponry are unveiled for their future conquests. They have broken their truce with the ever-weakening Galactic Alliance, striking hard at Dathomir. Soon, the Emperor will know of the Galactic Alliance's greatly weakened state and his eyes will turn to their core worlds to finish what he started...
- Clan Bralor of the Mandalorian Assembly; Headquartered on Agamar
- Empire of the Hand; Headquartered of Csilla
First Order Structure
Headquarters: Imperial Strategic Command
Location: Harnaidan, Muunilinst, Imperial Sector
After the explosion that rocked the former the InterGalactic Banking Clan headquarters, that almost claimed the life of the future Emperor, the remainder of its ruins were demolished. With the modernization, Imperialization, and rebuilding of Harnaidan, the Imperial Strategic Command was built over the former ruins as the very epicenter of the First Order and its shining capital. Here, the Emperor Nicademus Delvardus, along with his family and Empress Illaria, have a vast suite here where they reside and the Emperor daily works if he is not on the battlefield. In addition to the Imperial Family, senior members of the military, the Imperial Knights, the Knights of Ren, and other essential personnel work within the confines of this massive complex, serving both as the epicenter of governance and an imposing fortress that can be seen by all within the city.
The Knights of Ren and the Imperial Knight headquarters are located here, within two separate towers. The Emperor's personal quarters is also located here along with chambers belonging to senior officers and departments of the First Order.
Emperor: Nicademus Delvardus IV
Offspring: Crown Prince Octavian and Princess Fiora
- Baltasar Delvardus, brother of the Emperor, and Grand General of the First Order
- Azria Delvardus, sister of the Emperor, and First Commissar of the First Order
Grandmaster of the Order: Faina Nikulin
Members of the Imperial Knights: Panno, Brock Ferrum, Charratha Korr, and Kortos Vel
Headquarter(s): Imperial Strategic Command (Imperial Knight Tower) and High Port, Muunilinst
The Imperial Knights were reformed under the patronage of the late Emperor, Cade Fel, who was the ruler of the Second Fel Empire, the Imperial predecessor to the First Order. Despite his strong leadership, the Second Fel Empire fell on hard times and eventually the Imperial Knights, and the remnants of his Empire, were without leadership. That was until the arrival of Nicademus Delvardus to the Deep Core, where the remnants had found a new home. He renewed their patronage and ensured they had a leader to follow and a leader to protect as they did before.
From his time as Supreme Commander of the Deep Core Remnant, to his short tenure as Emperor of the Fifth Galactic Empire, to his more stable rule as Supreme Commander, and later Emperor, of the First Order, the Imperial Knights followed his person, led his armies, and protected him from all threats... even those that came from within their ranks. Despite these incidents, Nicademus continues to have faith in his Knights and hopes that they will serve his son, Octavian, in the future as they serve him now.
They are presently commanded by Grandmaster Faina Nikulin.
For further information: Imperial Knights
Knights of Ren
Knights of Ren members: Soku Ren, and Katsumi Ren
Headquarter(s): Muunilinst and Prakith
The Knights of Ren were a mysterious group that was founded by an unknown force user. The first Ren that Nicademus knew of was Soku Ren, an agent of the former Empire that had resurfaced after the exodus to Muunilinst. From this first interaction, the Knights of Ren have become valued allies of the First Order, being gifted the first Resurgent-class Battlecruiser as a sign of this alliance between them and the Imperial nation. Though their numbers are few, they are skilled duelists, seasoned tacticians, and feared both within the First Order and beyond its borders. Their ambitions are relatively unknown, but the agendas and ideals of both the Ren and the Imperials unite them in common cause.
Among their ranks, Illaria Ren, would become Empress by a relationship with the would-be Emperor that eventually gave Nicademus the fruits of a long ambition, offspring to carry on his legacy. By their birth, Nicademus took up the title of Emperor and revived the Empire under the First Order's banner.
Presently, the Knights of Ren have a headquarters within the Imperial Strategic Command while also operating from the Deep Core world of Prakith.
For further information: Knights of Ren
A further note: Due to the lack of information on the Knights of Ren, the writers for the Ren have created their own philosophy and what they interpret as the Knights of Ren. It is recommended you ask them for details if you want to learn more about the JvS rendition of this order.
Significant Commanders: Grand General Baltasar Delvardus (NPC)
The Imperial Army of the First Order had undergone some serious reformation that brought it to the forefront of the galaxy as one of the most disciplined and advanced militaries in the galaxy. A new Stormtrooper armor, the upgraded (and unofficially named) Phase IV, was issued alongside a great number of weaponry and vehicles. Among these advancements are the All Terrain MegaCaliber Six, the F-11D blaster, the FWMB-10 repeating blaster, and the All Terrain Mobile Artillery. Such military advancements have been witnessed, in both fear and awe, across the galaxy and upon a number of battlefields.
At present, the top ranking commander within the Imperial Army is the Emperor's brother, Grand General Baltasar Delvardus.
For further information: First Order Army and Imperial Army
Significant Commanders: Grand Admiral Harlan Petrovsky, Grand Admiral Garrick Needa, and Admiral Julian Arcavius (NPC)
Significant Shipyards: Yaga Minor, Jaemus, Ord Trasi, Kuat, Foerost, Bilbringi, Rendili, and Deep 3
The Imperial Navy, like the Army, has been upgraded with newer and more powerful warships and versatile starfighters. The most significant of these technological marvels is the state-of-the-art Resurgent-class Battlecruiser, an impressive warship of immense firepower and fortitude. It presently serves, not only as a frontline warship, but as the flagship of a number of significant Imperials such as Harnan Ren, who commands the first of these warship, Director Merrik Piett of Imperial Intelligence, and Grand Admiral Harlan Petrovsky. Imperial research has also brought forth a new line of TIE fighters, the two most common being the TIE/fo and the TIE/sf space superiority starfighters, replacing older TIE models as a result. A more recent addition is the elite TIE/vn model, a stealth fighter that has seen little usage, but that is due to it
For further information: First Order Navy and Imperial Navy
Commissariat of the First Order
Significant Officers: N/A
A lesser-known department, unofficially attached to the Imperial Military Research Division on Dubrillion, within the First Order is the Commissariat. The brainchild of the Emperor's intelligent sister, Azria Delvardus, this department serves as a key function behind the First Order. The Commissars are known for their presence within the military, stirring up morale and ensuring it remains strong. In a civilian role, they deliver the propaganda of the First Order effectively and ensure that fervor for the Emperor and the state is strong and alive.
Yet, the most key factor of their existence isther psychological conditioning of Stormtroopers. Unlike previous Empires, the First Order Stormtrooper is drilled not only with necessary military training, but with propaganda to instill loyalty and fervor within each soldier. This breeds a strong-willed and extremely loyal brand of warrior, making it hard to infiltrate the ranks of the Stormtrooper Corps.
Significant Officers: Merrik Piett
Headquarter(s): Dubrillion and a secondary headquarter on Muunilinst (High Port and Imperial Strategic Command)
Imperial Intelligence, though revived by the Deep Core Remnant, met a stagnant period during the Fifth Galactic Empire. However, this stagnation continued into the First Order period, as a number of Directors vanished or were demoted due to ineffective practices. In fact, one such Director was executed by the Emperor for his own stupidity and for lying to his superior. The lesson of this Director made it hard for a good successor to be found. Yet, Nicademus put his money on Merrik Piett. As a result, the Emperor was given a more efficient and better structured Imperial Intelligence.
Headquartered on the world of Dubrillion, the Imperial Intelligence has a far-reaching sphere of influence, both within and without the military and throughout the First Order's planets and systems. It is hard to hide from its agents and their Stormtroopers make everyone, even their brothers and sisters, give a second glance. If a shuttle lands on a Star Destroyer, everyone begins to become anxious, wondering who the I.I. is targeting or seeking to achieve. Yet that is the desired effect of the Emperor to ensure commanders and soldiers alike fall in line with the principles, laws, and ideals of the First Order.
Presently, the Imperial Intelligence is led by Merrik Piett, who was elevated to the title of Director shortly before the Battle of Mon Calamari. He has dedicated a number of resources to the establishment of order and the destruction of dissident elements upon a number of borders and newly conquered worlds.
For further information: First Order Security Bureau and Imperial Intelligence