"Peace and Security through Strength and Order." - Legatus Jack Mason
"Fear is proof of a degenerate mind." - Publius Vergilius Maro
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end." - Marcus Annaeus Seneca
The Praetorian Guard - The designation originated during the rise of the ancient Roman republic as early as the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around 275 BC. An elite unit of the Imperial Roman army whose members served as personal bodyguards and intelligence for the Roman emperors. Nova Roma - an international Roman revivalist and re-constructionist organization created in 1998 by Joseph Bloch and William Bradford, (Marcus Cassius Lulianus and Flavius Vedius Germanicus the "Patres Patriae"[Fathers of the Fatherland]). Nova Roma wished to usher in the restoration of classical Roman religion, culture, and virtues and shared Roman ideals.
July 18th, 2017 marked an important day for the Nova Roma organization. The great fathers of New Rome would be hosting a celebration dubbed "Roma Romanae" or Roman Revival in the city of Istanbul, Turkey; the ancient seat of the Eastern Roman Empire. They had arrived in the city many days prior to the planned event, and members of the organization flocked to the city in droves. By July 24th, 2017 the world as it used to be ceased to exist. The red dawn of the apocalypse rose over all corners of the globe spreading across all the lights of civilization indiscriminately. The once great city of Istanbul was soon a burning shadow of itself. Rampant riots and looting offset by bouts of infected mauling people by the thousands. In the shambles of the end of the world, Nova Roma gathered its precious few surviving followers and frantically fled the city by sea. Commandeering what small fisher boats and other small craft they could, they entered the frigid waters of the Turkish Bosporus. They soon found the southern strait to the Mediterranean Sea was impassable. Clogged by hundreds of derelict vessels and debris from rioting and military blockades. So Nova Roma fled north into the Black Sea. Lost in a storm the battered survivors found themselves on the shores of unfamiliar territory, and unable to continue in their crippled vessels. They crawled out of their crumbling ships onto the desolate Chernarussian beaches near the outskirts of Solnichny. In the weeks to follow the group of survivors headed inland. The devastation of the virus continued its spread, and so too did the moral depravities of man.
Nova Roma quickly fell victim to the brutalities of the new world they found themselves in. Assaulted constantly by roving bandit groups, wild animals, and especially the infected. In response to the harsh atrocities committed against them, the Patres Patriae mandated the resurrection of the Cohortes Praetoriae. (The Praetorian Guard.) Peace and Security through Strength and Order. This resurrected legion was revived no longer for the personal safety of generals or emperors, but for protection of all Roman peoples. If the governments of the world couldn't protect their inhabitants, the Praetorians would. Nova Roma grew its teeth. When in Cherneraus, we did as the Chernarussians did. We discovered quickly that people with military and combat training had the highest chance of survival. Recruitment was slow and Nova Roma's citizens had fallen to pathetic numbers. That changed with the appointment of Legatus Jack Mason. The legate was an ex-military American swayed to the cause in the months following the outbreak. The Patres Patriae saw something in him, and under his command the Guard flourished. The Legatus relied heavily on the teaching of the Patres Patriea, and thus, those of ancient Rome. Instilled in every legionare are the qualities of life to which every citizen (and, ideally, everyone else) should aspire. They are the heart of the Via Romana — the Roman Way — and are thought to be those qualities which gave the Roman Republic the moral strength to conquer and civilize the world. They are the rods against which we can measure our own behavior and character, and we can strive to better understand and practice them in our everyday lives. By borrowing many tactics of roman military culture and infusing them into the training of each legionare, the Praetorian guard evolved into a modern roman fighting force. Thus Nova Roma expanded. We recruited civilian refugees and other survivors into our group and almost immediately quality of life improved. With the experience in construction, medicine, and cooking that our civilian counterparts brought to the table we were doing so well. Until it happened.
The death of the Patres Patriae and fall of Nova Roma came swiftly and without warning. Bandits brandishing orange armbands swarmed the encampment and the fight was over before it ever truly began. A red sun rose over the ruins of Nova Roma. Roman blood saturated the ground. When the legate returned with his cohorts from patrol and found his home burned to ash his blood boiled. He was fury, he was wrath, he was vengeance. Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war). And war came swiftly indeed. The Legatus declared that if humanity was going to survive it could not be done alone. The bandits of the land could not be fought alone. The apocalypse could not be fought alone. Too long in chernaurus have the common people suffered under the oppressive presence of humanities sins. It was time to push back. These bandits had inadvertently awoken something from within the Legate. Removed the blindfold of which he did not know he wore. With these new eyes he looked at the lawless lands of Cheneraus in disgust. He saw the power vacuum that the scum of the land used to prey upon the weak. But most of all he despised the utter loss of common morality. He viewed banditry as the harbinger of humanities extinction. "To lash out against your comman man, is to strip yourself of your own humanity." The only cure for this, is death. He declared the Moribus Communia, the highest of praetorian laws, to be applied to every human being in the land on threat of execution. These consist of three major offenses to which all Praetorians abide. No person shall take by force that to which they have no claim (this includes the right to freedom from slavery). No person shall break an oath to which they have given, especially in the name of Rome. No one shall take the life of any human who abides by the Moribus Communia. Determined to bring order to this land at war, the Praetorians would persevere. If humanity was going to survive the apocalypse it could not be done alone. The bandits of the land could not be fought alone. The apocalypse could not be fought alone. Nothing could be accomplished alone. But by the strength of Rome and the Praetorian Guard, peace and security will be brought to Chernarussian soil. Rome Eternal!
We are the remaining, growing, Praetorian Guard. We operate under a hierarchy and a core set of rules to guide us. We follow our leadership and rules unconditionally for failure to obey your superiors or break established rules results in severe disciplinary action. Though this may sound like a constraining way of life, we find it to give us a home and a family in each other. The Praetorian Guard is always looking for wandering survivors to help or recruit to bolster our ranks. The focus of our Praetorian ideology is to band the remnants of humanity together into a common goal of survival. We Praetorian's emphasize and claim to support a myriad of Roman and old world values, such as personal liberty, common morality, and the rule of law. We also strive to restore general order to the land, the improvement and development of infrastructure/economic systems, and a basic common peace between the people.
1. Establish a strong BOP (Base of Operations) to resist people who detest order and decency.
2. Establish a secondary base in a town to provide innocents and civilians a place to be safe and find supplies.
3. Establish a public house connected to our secondary base where wandering survivors or other factions can meet new people and drink/eat in warmth and peace.
4. Recruit new members to bolster our ranks.
5. Make alliances with well renowned groups to reduce needless wars.
6. Establish a strong AO (Area of Operation). In this AO survivors in Chernarus will know that they are in Praetorian Guard territory and safe under Praetorian Guard law.
7. Establish small outposts throughout the Chernarus to assist in aforementioned territorial control.
1. Enforce laws of common morality throughout the land. (Ongoing)
2. Establish relations with remnant governments or survivor groups with aligned interests. (Ongoing)
3. Establish a stronghold from which to arm and train legionary forces. (Finished [Day 885])
4. Have 20 Praetorian Guard members in our ranks. (Day 920)
5. Form specialized Frumentarii that act as an undercover special forces squad to infiltrate groups of interest. (Day 925)
6. Construct/control a town Nova Praetoriae; in honor of the ruined city of Nova Roma. (Day 935)
7. Reinstate the civilian government of Nova Roma and its heirarchy. (Day 945)
8. Build a grand Colosseum. This will allow factions to fight with champions and prevent all out war; saving countless lives whilst honoring the traditions and games of our past. (Day 980)
1. Help balance the over abundance of hostile/raiding groups.
2. Create a hybrid, organized, and post apocalyptic nation state featuring integrated civilian and military roles.
3. Create fun, roman themed role-play featuring both militarized and civilian roles. This will allow everyone even non-combatant characters to enjoy a variety of role-play scenarios.
LEGATUS- Jack Mason. @DownhillPlagueX
CAMP PREFECT- Mason Germaine. @MidnightShadow
CENTURION- Tech Kapkush. @apaliics
CENTURION- Gustavo Chicote. @Templeton Suede
CENTURION- Cooper Dawes. @Ferretss
OPTIO- Emika Chen. @LilyKatzchen
OPTIO- Andy Seitz. @Anipuma
OPTIO- Greg. @Gregor
LEGIONNAIRE- Chester Loringo. @Gizch
LEGIONNAIRE- Valery Kuznetsov "Val". @CynicalCertainty
LEGIONNAIRE- James Sephen. @MrSpetzer
LEGIONNAIRE- Kenneth Snow. @Shepherd245
LEGIONNAIRE- Brian Peterson "Ace". @TearsFallSilent
LEGIONNAIRE- Maggie. @Carolina
LEGIONNAIRE- Jim. @chuckwagon5000
LEGIONNAIRE- Orion Zitchev "Ozh". @Ozh
LEGIONNAIRE- Ruslam Maxime. @Vasily Zaitsev
LEGIONNAIRE- Kazymyr Zaitsev "Kaz". @Gump8
LEGIONNAIRE- Wolfgang Fox. @Wolfgang Fox
《PEACE TO THE FALLEN》
Pontifex: Father Anthony Delgado @Dyhadration