Lavigny’s Legion was a military cadre forged in the fiery crucible of Achenar’s first conflict with the Federation, during the 2320s. Funded and fielded by the prestigious Lavigny family, those first Legionaries swiftly built a reputation for valor and ferocity in battle.
Today, Lavigny's Legion is a large player faction devoted to, above all else, the well-being of the Achenar Emperor, Arissa Lavigny-Duval, her citizens, and her lands. Lavigny's Legion consists of the strongest, most dedicated Imperial commanders in the galaxy. Our Legionnaires protect Imperial freedoms whilst serving our glorious nation both in local space, the uncharted black, or in operations in hostile territory. We take pride in everything that our Emperor has graced us with. Legionnaires bleed purple to their very core.
We are a large, all-inclusive player group for Elite Dangerous, with sizeable presence on all platforms. Our primary focus in-game is advancing Arissa Lavigny-Duval to the highest echelon of supremacy and to undermine those powers who would work against us. We do this through conducting operations in every action in the galaxy. We have a powerful BGS department; our in-game minor faction (Lavigny's Legion, based in Carthage), which is a true patronage, bolsters the Lavigny-Duval military economy. Our group mainstreamed PvP meta by inventing silent running builds and its wing tactics. The Legion offers an inclusive environment for PvP interested pilots to hone their skills. Traditionally, the Legion has been a very involved PowerPlay group, and to this day offers various ways to get involved in PowerPlay. In the Legion, no action for the emperor is too small, whether it be fueling local economies, providing exploration data for Imperial Stellar Cartography, or directly expanding/protecting the borders of our Emperor's lands. Should you find yourself confused as to how it all works, we will teach you. Our Legionnaires take pride in their knowledge, and it is our hope that you do as well, should you want to join us!
This group holds representation in both ALD Research and the Imperial High Command, a gathering of prominent Imperial player-made faction leaders and coordinators.
To summarize, we have dedicated groups within the Legion for:
We are a large and active group with a diverse range of players from across the world (The Americas, Europe, Oceania and more) who all share English as a common tongue. Regardless, we have dedicated German and French channels for those who struggle with English as a second language, or those who don't speak it at all.
Lavigny's Legion hat auch eine engagierte, deutschsprachige Spielergruppe, die sich regelmäßig im Voicechat und ingame zusammenfindet. Schließt Euch uns an!
-Commanders of the Cohors I Germanorum
Lavigny's Legion a aussi un groupe parlant Français! Rejoingnez-nous!
-Commanders of the Cohors Gallica
The Legion runs on a typical hierarchal ladder with a leadership council. The image above shows a pyramid in descending order of executive power and relative playerbase. Read on to learn about what each rank denotes, starting with Initiate.
As you apply to join the Legion, you will be immediately initiated via a short text-based roleplay ceremony, at which point you will hold the rank of Initiate. Here, your membership is tested, and you will gain access to our #barracks channel in Discord where you will be able to coordinate with other Initiates. In essence, this rank only expresses a desire to join. It is still encouraged to wing up with your fellow members and get a feel for the Legion.
Upon flying continuously with our other members, devoting your time to Imperial activities, and completing educational study with the Logisticae Cohort, the Legion as a whole will determine if you are worthy to ascend into the rank of Legionnaire, cementing your place as a member in full standing. You will have full access to our orders as well as additional coordination channels. This rank consists of the majority of Legion members.
Members who have served with the Legion for quite a long time and have done actions worthy of higher merit, whether it be in administrative duties, combat, extended PowerPlay direction/coordination, or other Imperial actions of note, will be offered the position of Centurion. These are members who have shown not only that they are exceptional at what they do but they are willing and able to take on the added responsibilities associated with leadership.Centurions often lead many Legionnaires and have the authority to direct members and offer input in matters of executive nature. Legionnaires must adhere to orders issued by Centurions.
Confirmed members, you can view our Centurion hierarchy at the bottom of this overview.
Finally, Praetors are the leaders of Lavigny’s Legion who have shown great integrity character, leadership and skill on multiple occasions and have demonstrated superior diplomatic and logistical prowess. While Praetors may not necessarily be more powerful in-game than others, they have devoted their time to administrate the Legion and thus hold positions of leadership. Praetors all have equal executive power and as such convene in a Council akin to a board of directors to discuss the various goings of the group.
Vexillarius is one of the special Legionnaire ranks (thus not above Legionnaires militarily), the members of which have shown great dedication to Lavigny’s Legion. Either through combat, trade, exploration or research; these members have gone above and beyond to be true examples of what we want to see in the Legion. New and old members alike would be remiss to ignore the integrity of these Legionnaires. Vexillarius is the latin term for "standard bearer" or "flag bearer", and we found it most appropriate for our excellent members.
Immuni are retired leaders. These are members who have, whether it be voluntarily or in connection to a long absence, relinquished their command within the Legion. They remain active, however, and remain valuable advisors to the Legion. For example, one of our Elders (founders of the Legion), CMDR Ender Wiggins, currently holds this rank. Currently, we have seven active Immuni.
A Quaestor is a special Centurion who primarily focuses on ways to help and lead in a non-combat capacity. This could be helping manage/moderate communications channels, maintaining the integrity of our site/roster, assisting in networking ventures, or performing research. One could even perform reconnaissance into enemy territory or search out the best trade/fortify routes.
Another special Centurion rank, the Legate is a combat veteran. Legates are considered among the best of the best in the world of combat, whether it be as tacticians or (more commonly) as PvP pilots. Regardless of the situation, it is the Legates that the Legion turns to in times of war. Legates are led and further educated by the esteemed Grand Legate CMDR Na'Qan.
The Consul is a primarily diplomatic special rank of Praetor. During times of war or diplomatic strife, a single Praetor is temporarily made Consul, giving executive power over the Legion or acting as a point-of-contact during diplomatic times. It is rare for a Consul to be elected, as the Praetor Council often revels in their collective decision-making prowess.
As Lavigny’s Legion focuses on many trades, the Legion is divided into divisions called Cohorts that either focus on a particular play style or reflect smaller groups that have been assimilated into the Legion. Often led by a Centurion or Praetor, Cohorts are a medium of communication that allow for specific orders to be relayed to pilots specializing in numerous different ways.
We communicate primarily through our Discord server and are very welcoming to new members or visitors. We have friendly relations with many other factions and independent pilots throughout human space. As a traditionally neutral Imperial faction, Lavigny's Legion enjoys diplomatic neutrality with foreign groups, and are intrinsically abhorrent to Federal values. We take pride within our membership to uphold Imperial values. Pop into our Discord and say hello!
Thanks for getting this far! If you would like to join, please apply by requesting to join on the right AND declare your desire to join at our Discord server.
For hundreds of years, Lavigny's Legion has served as the private guard of the Lavigny family. As the Emperors personal force, we of the Legion strike against any and all enemies of her Majesty and strive to bring security and peace to all Imperial citizens. By doing so we bring honor to the Empire and help those around us to a better, more secure life.
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