[PCLAS] Praetoriani Classiarii Templares
// CLASSIARII HISTORY
And within this flame, the Lord found faith renewed.
- The Scriptures, Gheinok the First 1:3
Ancient texts in the Scriptures speak of Great Fires brought forth on Amarr Prime, representations of God's Will that dispelled doubt, pushed back the chaos of the Long Dark and protected the chosen. Other texts observe that the Flames were also vehicles of revelation and symbols of Imperial sovereignty, and as such sacred fire imagery can be found throughout Amarr.
Amarrian temples are built to serve the Faith, with an eternally burning Flame prominent within an inner sanctum, with others that may be kindled for specific occasions. The Fire of the Chosen, the Atash Amarr, is the most common sight, present within most temples and the focus of much Amarrian architecture from cathedrals to stations.
The highest grade of fire is the Atash Amarr, the "Fire of the Chosen", with many lesser flames are dedicated to specific tasks, roles or events. Notably the Atash Classiarii, the "Fire of the Soldier", "Fire of Heaven's Soldier" or simply known as "Soldier's Fire", is revered to be one of the most honourable fires to pay visits to and pray upon, especially by shipborn marines of the Amarr Navy and alike.
Priests and Palatinus ranked templars rarely preach or hold sermons, rather tending to fires within while praying and offering personal guidance to acolytes of the temples. Temple attendance is particularly high during seasonal celebrations and especially so during Imperial events, such as the coronation of the Empress.
// CLASSIARII ORGANISATION
The Praetoriani Classiarii Templares [PCLAS], elite ground forces of the PIE golden fleet, serves as one of the most prominent militant orders that promotes the Atash Amarr. Templars serving the PCLAS Order are formally soldiers of the Praetorian temple and often referred to as the Classiarii, shipborne warriors of the golden fleet ready to strike any enemies of the Throne, all in the name of God and Empire.
The order is known for choosing templars and soldiers of all races that are faithful to the Amarr Empire. Most notable is the high presence of Kameiras within the PCLAS ranks. The soldiers of the temple combine studying Amarr with fierce military training. While the Classiarii is often feared by the enemy as ruthless warriors carrying the holy Word with them into the battlefields, they are also held amongst the most honourable and respected soldiers the Empire has to offer.
During active service, PCLAS marines are often deployed through joint operations with the PIE fleet in warzone of the Bleak Lands. When not deployed planetside, they stand serving as protectors onboard the golden celestial vessels flying under PIE banner, piloted by Praetorian capsuleers.
// CLASSIARII RECRUITMENT
PCLAS is currently only accepting soldiers of all races that swear loyalty to the office of the Emperor Family, and are ready to give up their lives for God and Empire to extinguish the Minmatar threat in the Bleak Lands.
Mercenaries only interested in finance and profit need not apply.
Soldiers wishing to join the Classiarii, should apply to get registered. Most applicants are accepted at a trial rank, Tiro, and are obliged to make a full application within a month or be expelled from the order. Soldiers seeking full membership are forwarded to the PIE main recruitment page, like any other applicant, and are obliged to read and understand our ethos, oath and employment procedures before they register on the forum and submit an application like any other.
After an application has been submitted, a recruiter will make contact with the applicant and initiate an short formal (IC) interview on the PIE public forums. The outcome of this interview, together with a review of the applicants skills on the battlefields, will determine if one is either fully accepted into the order or not.
// BASES OF OPERATIONS
The PCLAS order has a permanent temple structure in the Empire, located on the temperate planet Myyhera IV, which serves as their main base of operation outside of the warzone.
The order also uses an Archon class carrier, TES Eternal Flame, that serves as a mobile HQ and main coordination vessel with the PIE fleet in space.
A small temple complex dedicated to PCLAS is also present beside the PIE HQ in the massive Emperor Family station hovering above the planet Oris.
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