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About Imperial Council Of Nobles (ICON)

The Imperial Council Of Nobles and the ICON Squadron

The ICON Squadron is the Wing Division of the Imperial Council Of Nobles.  The Council's headquarters is located at Wells Gateway in system LP 583-82 occupying the Inner Orion Spur.

Membership in the ICON Squadron is open to any and all players regardless of their skillset or play style in the game of Elite Dangerous.  Whether you prefer playing PVE in solo, or in open gameplay with friends facing Thargoids and PVP combat against other commanders, the ICON Squadron welcomes you.  The only requirement to membership in the ICON Squadron is that it's members hold the rank of Knight or above with the Empire.  This is due to the squadron's foundation and focus being that of role playing, and the lore of the Elite Universe.  

The Imperial Council Of Nobles and ICON Squadron were organized due to the lack of any real power or meaning in Commanders obtaining rank among the powers.  ICON is meant to fill this void in game play and the lore of the Elite Universe.  Our motto is, "With the heart, or by the fist". If you're interested, please read on...

The Nobles have a voice...



Imperial Council Of Nobles (ICON)

"With the heart, or by the fist"

The Imperial Council Of Nobles is a factional branch of the Imperial Court  and is comprised of Nobles within the Empire granted the Imperial ranking of Knight and above.  The highest levels of leadership within ICON are directed by the Kings and Queens of the council, who are known as the Inner Circle Of Nobles.  Members of ICON may pledge to any power they wish.  So long as their ultimate goal is the protection and expansion of the Empire and Crown.

New Commanders to ICON are placed on probationary status, and identified as "Initiates".  Upon the completion of their probation, Initiates become full members of ICON and earn the title of "Griffin".  

The Imperial Council Of Nobles regards the Griffin with great respect and high esteem among the Empire.  Veteran Griffin may further their status and leadership within ICON by earning a promotion to the rank of "Elevated Griffin".  Day to day operations within the ICON Squadron are led by the Elevated Griffin who hold special privileges and answer only to the "Crown Griffin" members of the Inner Circle of Nobles.  

Commanders within ICON can only earn the rank of Crown Griffin, and enter the Inner Circle of Nobles, after both proving their mettle as an Elevated Griffin and having obtained the title of King or Queen within the Empire.

The ICON Squadron provides exceptional full spectrum transportation, material acquisition, and recon exploration capabilities throughout the galaxy, and excels in the Pilots Federation as a premier direct-action raid force.  The ICON Squadron provides the Imperial Council Of Nobles with the capability to conduct any tactical, operational, and/or strategic special operations mission in the galaxy to facilitate the protection and expansion of the Empire and Crown.


A Kingdom divided
  
Members of the Imperial Senate, and even our beautiful Princes, Aisling Duval , often undermine our Empress working to further their own self-serving ambitions.  All this while the Empire faces direct action against itself by both the Federation and the Alliance.  There are also those among the Empire who do not perceive Empress Arissa Lavigny-Duval to be the rightful heir to the throne or sovereign ruler of the Empire.  

Some claim the late Emperor Hengist Duval's son, Harold Duval, is the heir apparent to the Imperial throne.  Those who support Harold's heirship do so in rejection of his father having removed Harold from the line of succession.  They state Hengist's decree that Harold was not of sound mind is false, and that Harold's hedonistic lifestyle and branding as a feckless playboy is irrelevant.  Harold's supporters accuse elements of the Senate of having manipulated Hengist into removing Harold from the line of succession.   Suspicions abound amongst Harold's supporters, that Hengist's Chancellor and long-term friend, Senator Anders Blaine, may have been behind Hengist's debilitating illness and subsequent withdraw from the political arena.  This has been supported in the minds of many Imperial Citizens due to Senator Blaine's strong candidacy for the throne and the revelation of Senator Blaine's indirect connection to Emperor's Dawn. The fact that Hengist was eventually assassinated on his wedding day by Emperor's Dawn via Brendan Paul Darius, an aide to Senator Denton Patreus, only fuels Harold's supporters beliefs that it was elements of the Senate, Zemina Torval included, who wanted Hengist and Harold removed so as to clear a path to the throne.  The void of which would likely be seated by one of their own.

Others attest that Princes Aisling Duval, Harold's daughter, is the true and natural successor to Hengist Duval, due to her direct blood descent.  They maintain these assertions regardless of our Princesses own admission that she is the illegitimate biological daughter of her father, Harold Duval, Hengist's son.  

Yet there are still others who point to Hadrian Augustus Duval, as being the rightful heir to the throne.   Hadrian's supporters state that Imperator Kaeso Mordanticus and the Imperial hardliner group Nova Imperium's claims that Hadrian had been genetically verified as being the lost grandson of Hengist has in fact been independently validated.  Hadrian's supporters consider the issue of Hengist having conceived Hadrian's father with an Imperial Slave as being inconsequential, due to Hengist having not been married.  Hadrian's supporters further assert that while Hadrian's father's identity and welfare remain unknown, Hadrian is the rightful heir.  Amongst this faction of Hadrian supporters is some strife, in that there are also those who seek to identify, and locate if possible, Hengist's yet unidentified son.  They say if Hengist's son is found to be alive and of sound mind then it is he, and not Hadrian, that is the rightful heir.
 

The Imperial Council Of Nobles directs it's efforts to balance these contentions towards the good of the Empire and Crown as a whole.   


The Imperial Council Of Nobles publicly disputes rumors and other conspiracy theories hinting toward the Inner Circle Of Nobles as being an element of "The Club", Emperor's Dawn, "The Dark Wheel", Nova Imperium or any other rouge faction.  Her Majesty has articulated concerns, on at least one occasion when attending Court, as to why the council would utilize the emblem of the Griffin when it so similarly resembles the insignia of Independent factions.  The Imperial Council Of Nobles wishes to express it's total devotion to the Empire and to that of the Empress herself, while she holds the throne.  The Griffin insignia of ICON originates from the noble and legendary creature in Earth folklore who was known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions, such as our Empire and Crown.  Additionally the insignia pays reverence to the great Griffin Carrier Ships of old.  It has been reported by the Imperial Herald that both Empress ADL and Princess Aisling have met with members of the Senate on multiple occasions to discuss various rumors, conspiracies, and other concerns regarding the Imperial Council Of Nobles and the leadership of the Circle.  We say this...  There are other minor noble factions in the galaxy.  However, they are mainly star system specific and not united.  The Imperial Council Of Nobles is a force of the Empire and faction of the Imperial Court.  Our aim is to unite the Nobles of the Empire, who historically have held no real power or influence in mere title alone.  We do this in order to maintain dominance of the Empire, and legitimacy of the Crown, against any who would contend against the same.  


"With the heart, or by the fist"

The Nobles have a voice...

Squadron info

The ICON Squadron is the Wing Division of the Imperial Council Of Nobles. ICON is a factional branch of the Imperial Court and is comprised of Nobles within the Empire granted the Imperial ranking of Knight and above. Leadership of ICON is directed by the Kings and Queens of the ICON, and are called the Inner Circle Of Nobles. Members of ICON may pledged to any power they wish. So long as their ultimate goal is the protection and expansion of the Empire and Crown.

Name: Imperial Council Of Nobles (ICON)
Allegiance: Empire
Power: Arissa Lavigny-Duval
Language: English
Timezone: -08:00 (Pacific Time (US & Canada))

Tags:
PvEPvPCQCRoleplayRelaxed/casualFamily/mixedDevoted/hardcoreOpenPrivate groupSoloAnti-xeno activistsBounty huntersExplorersFaction supportersMentorsMinersHumanitarian aid providersPiratesPower supportersTraders

In-game squadron name:
  • XBoxImperial Council Of Nobles [ICON]

Squadron commander: Killco37
Members: 3
Ships: 56
Supporters: 1
Squadron age: 380 days
Headquarters: LP 583-82 [Wells Gateway]
Minor faction: Imperial Council Of Nobles


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