Training for war in the name of the Alizarin Imperium has shaped your life. You strove as a youth to know the methods of war and learned to thrive on the harsh volcanic home islands of Alizara. Your service in the Legions taught you strict discipline and a deep camaraderie with your fellow Legionnaires. Forged in the fires of the Alizarin lava fields, the Alizarin Legions spread the word, law, and protection of the Imperium. Island by island, the Legions bring the lost and misguided into the Imperial fold - sometimes with a stern word, but often with a sharpened spear.
There are multiple Legions within the Alizarin Imperium (e.g., Iron Mind, Thorn Crown, Wavecrest, Glass Wolves, Stone Snake, etc.), with the Heart Fire Legion serving as the Navarchus Mundi’s personal command. Each is led by senior officers appointed by Imperial decree and by field officers called Centurions. Each Legion boasts its own sigils and symbols, though all carry and owe allegiance to the Imperial Crest. Work with your DM to determine the Legion you belonged to and what their symbols are.
- Skill Proficiencies
- All - Survival
- Choose (1) - Intimidation or the skill related to your Specialization
- Languages/Tool Proficiencies
- Choose (1) - Dwarvish, Orc, Draconic
- Choose (1) - Vehicles(land), Gaming Set
- An insignia of rank specific to your Legion
- a trophy taken from a fallen enemy (e.g., a dagger, broken blade, or piece of a banner)
- a dress uniform of the Alizarin Imperium (Crimson and Black clothing emblazoned with the Imperial Crest)
- and a pouch containing 10 gp.
Specialization: During your time as a soldier, you had a specific role to play in your unit or army. Roll a d8 or choose from the options in the table below to determine your role:
|d8||Specialty(* = Officer)|
|1||Centurion* - Commanding officer of a Legion. (Insight)|
|2||Optio* - Second in command to the Centurion. (Persuasion)|
|3||Evocatus* - Spellcaster within the Legion. Treated as an Optio for rank.(History)|
|4||Signifer - Standard bearer. Not an officer, but afforded deference as one.(Performance)|
|5||Medicus - Battlefield healer(Medicine)|
|6||Excursor - Scout(Perception)|
|7||Infantry - Foot Soldier (Athletics)|
|8||Cavalry - Mounted Soldier (Animal Handling)|
Feature: Military Rank
You have a military rank from your career as an Alizarin Legionnaire. Soldiers loyal to the Legionnaires still recognize your authority and influence, and they defer to you if they are of a lower rank. You can invoke your rank to exert influence over other soldiers and requisition simple equipment or horses for temporary use. You can also usually gain access to friendly military encampments and fortresses where your rank is recognized. Work with your DM to determine the reason you left your military career.
Variant Feature: Dishonorable Discharge
You have violated Imperial Order 99 - the so called “Forbidden Knowledge” statute. Because of this, you were stripped of rank and expelled from military service. Work with your DM to determine the secret knowledge about the Imperium you possess, how you acquired it, and how you were discovered. Due to your discharge, you have no formal authority in the Legion, but you know the soldier’s life as only someone who has experienced it can. You are able to identify Legionnaire companies by their emblems, and you know a little about any such company, including the names and reputations of its commanders and leaders. Some within the legion still hold you in high regard for your actions, and you can receive shelter and aid from these former comrades, though it places them in danger.
|1||I’m always polite and respectful.|
|2||I’m haunted by memories of war. I can’t get the images of violence out of my mind.|
|3||I’ve lost too many friends, and I’m slow to make new ones.|
|4||I’m full of inspiring and cautionary tales from my military experience relevant to almost
every combat situation.
|5||I can stare down a hell hound without flinching.|
|6||I enjoy being strong and like breaking things.|
|7||I have a crude sense of humor.|
|8||I face problems head-on. A simple, direct solution is the best path to success.|
|1||Greater Good. Our lot is to lay down our lives in defense of others. (Good)|
|2||Responsibility. I do what I must and obey just authority. (Lawful)|
|3||Independence. When people follow orders blindly, they embrace tyranny. (Chaotic)|
|4||Might. In life as in war, the stronger force wins. (Evil)|
|5||Live and Let Live. Ideals aren’t worth killing over or going to war for. (Neutral)|
|6||Nation. My city, nation, or people are all that matter. (Any)|
|1||I would still lay down my life for the people I served with.|
|2||Someone saved my life on the battlefield. To this day, I will never leave a friend behind.|
|3||My honor is my life.|
|4||I’ll never forget the crushing defeat my company suffered or the enemies who dealt it.|
|5||Those who fight beside me are those worth dying for.|
|6||I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.|
|1||The monstrous enemy we faced in battle still leaves me quivering with fear.|
|2||I have little respect for anyone who is not a proven warrior.|
|3||I made a terrible mistake in battle that cost many lives—and I would do anything to keep
that mistake secret.
|4||My hatred of my enemies is blind and unreasoning.|
|5||I obey the law, even if the law causes misery.|
|6||I’d rather eat my armor than admit when I’m wrong.|