Crown Forces


  • Admin [DM]

    _The Purple Dragons of Cormyr

    Two positions in the Purple Dragon army are available; Road Captains and Royal Scouts.

    Road Captains are officers in the Purple Dragon army, the equivalent of Swordcaptains when the need arises for them to take command of units; But they typically act independently, being entrusted with special missions by the Crown.

    The Royal Scouts of Cormyr are an elite order of Purple Dragon Scouts in service to the Crown. They are most famous for their work roaming alone or in small adventuring parties disrupting the operations of Cormyr's enemies. They are usually deployed individually or in small groups to serve as messengers and spies.

    These ranks are not part of the regular military command structure, and answer only to the ranking garrison officer of the region or the Lord of the North, who heads the chain of command for all military forces in the region. However, orders from the General Officers of the Purple Dragons or the War Wizards supersede any orders from even the Warden of the North.

    Exemplary service as a Road Captain or a Royal Scout typically results in an invitation to join the Knightly Order of the Purple Dragon, or even a Lordship.

    How to Join:
    These positions can be applied for on-creation. It can also be earned in game, by gaining a recommendation from a noble or by performing feats that attract the interest of the Crown. Players will be expected to detail a storyline that involves the specific mission given to them in this region, or the reason for pursuing a commission as a Purple Dragon Officer (in case of those wanting to earn it in game).

    Races:
    Primarily humans or half-elves, though other common races are accepted. Half-Orcs on a case by case basis

    Requirements:
    Road Captains must be able to wear full plate and wield martial weapons
    Royal Scouts must be able to wear light armor and wield martial weapons, as well as having some capability in stealth

    Alignment:
    LG, NG, LN, TN. All other alignments on a case by case basis_


  • Admin [DM]

    _The War Wizards of Cormyr

    The true power behind the throne and all of Cormyr, The War Wizards answer solely to the Chairman Emperius, also called the Royal Mage of Cormyr (currently Ganrahast Aeiulvana) and the King (though some say this is purely nominal). Their authority in Cormyr is nearly unchecked, outranking almost everyone. While technically answerable to the Wardens of the four marches of Cormyr as part of the military, in practice such control is rarely exercised, for the smart noble knows that his very station is in jeopardy if the War Wizards are alienated.

    Their purpose is singular; To protect the interests of the Crown and Cormyr at all costs. No secret is too small, no wound too fresh, no deed too innocent to slip under the gaze of the War Wizards. But above all else they remain a collective trained explicitly in the art of war. The field of battle is where their names have been etched in the memories of every nation that dared to raise a hand against Cormyr.

    After the war with the Shadovar and the cataclysm, it is rumored that their numbers have reduced from nearly 3,000 to less than 300, though none save Ganrahast know their exact number. Their losses seem to have increased their desire for draconian control over the kingdom. They are widely opposed by the coalition of nobles seeking to replace the monarchy with an oligarchy.

    Their ranks are supplemented with the Battlemages of Cormyr, who are students in the College of War Wizards and apprenticed to ranking War Wizards. Battlemages serve in the Military in times of war as part of the arcane divisions, but otherwise focus on their training in magic, espionage, counterintelligence and national security.

    How to Join:
    Battlemages can be applied for on-creation. It is possible to earn the position in game, by impressing a War Wizard sufficiently enough to gain a recommendation to join the College as an Apprentice War Wizard.

    War Wizards cannot be applied for on-creation. Existing Battlemages must prove their worth sufficiently "in the field", acting as independent agents focused on eliminating internal and external threats to Cormyr, as well as displaying their skills in magical research, information gathering, espionage and leadership to be considered for the position of War Wizard.

    Races:
    Humans or Half-elves

    Class:
    Wizard or Sorceror only (In case of multi-classes, the major class must be the caster class)

    Requirements:
    Battlemages and War Wizards must be able to wield martial weapons

    Alignment:
    LG, NG, LN, TN. All other alignments on a case by case basis_



  • The Purple Dragon Army


    _For King and Country
    Little can be said to symbolize Cormyr better than the men and women of the Purple Dragon Army. Consisting entirely of volunteers, the professional army has for almost 1000 years been part of the Cormyrean society. Highly respected in most of Cormyr, the loyal soldiers wearing adorned in Purple swear fealty solely to the Royal family, and are largely viewed, alongside the War Wizards, to be the main reason behind the relative peace The Forest Kingdom has always known. The Army of the Purple Dragons are tasked with ensuring the Forest Kingdom remains safe and united, battling everything from foreign armies, orcan war bands, or rebellious nobles. Whatever enemy they face, they are famous throughout Faerun for their valor, bravery, and fierce loyalty to the Royal family. In Arabel, the army is stationed at Castle Eveningstar, under the command of Lord Commander Crimmon Paertrover.

    When applying on creation, two positions in the Purple Dragon Army are available; Road Captains and Royal Scouts, both positions equal in rank to a Sword Captain.

    Road Captains are Officers in the army, who work outside the normal command structure of the army, allowing them greater mobility and maneuverability. They typically act independently or supported by a small handful of selectively chosen blades, and are often being entrusted with special missions by the Crown.
    The Royal Scouts of Cormyr are the elite order of Scouts in service to the Crown. They are most famous for their work roaming alone or in small adventuring parties disrupting the operations of Cormyr's enemies. They are usually deployed individually or in small groups to serve as messengers and spies.

    Ranking Structure

    • Blades - Entry level rank, requires no application.

    • Road Captain / Royal Scout - Officers - Can be earned IG by service as a blade (Recommended) or applied for On Creation.

    • Lionar / Pathfinder - Rewarded to officers who perform exemplary.

    • Purple Dragon Knight / Scout Commander - Those who truly excel, are elevated to these ranks, or have been known to be offered noble titles and more.

    How to Join:
    No application is required to join the faction as a blade. You can also apply On-creation, where you will start as either Road Captain or as a royal Scout.
    Players will be expected in their applications to detail a storyline that involves the specific mission given to them in this region, or the reason for pursuing a commission as a Purple Dragon Officer (in case of those wanting to earn it in game).

    Races:
    Human or half-elf, other races are considered on a case by case basis

    Requirements:
    Road Captains must be able to wear full plate and wield martial weapons
    Royal Scouts must be able to wear light armor and wield martial weapons, as well as having some capability in stealth

    Alignment:
    LG, NG, LN, TN. All other alignments on a case by case basis_