Militia Temple Constitution
The Militia are the members, their duty is to protect the world and all its people to the best of their ability. Membership is open to any and all who can maintain the Temple. The Militia is divided into fealty organized cells, the size of a cell is determined by its ability to handle its members efficiently.
The roles of the Milita Temple are:
Tudors are tasked with all the duties of the Militia Temple which they achieve by providing for the other members, provisions which the other members are obligated to accept as long as it does not interfere with their duty or the laws of the Temple even if it conflicts with a previous provision by a Tudor. Tudors are limited to Kavmier Nobility, and nomination by a Tudor followed by unanimous Tudor consent is a method to becoming a Kavmier Noble. Their symbol is the Rose.
Maesters command their sanctioned cell, only over ruled by agreement between their Oishi and Seneschal who are required for a Maester to maintain their title.
Oishis question decisions and manage information, an Oishi can only maintain their title if they have a Maester and Maesters may only have a single Oishi.
Seneschals enforce order and manage administration, a Seneschal can only maintain their title if they have a Maester and Maesters may only have a single Seneschal.
Harlequins are tasked with investigation and inspiration. Their symbol is the Masque. The enemy is hard.
Dragons are tasked with combat and transformation. Their symbol is the Ouroboros. The enemy is static.
Lectors are tasked with peace and faith. Their symbol is the Gong. The enemy is oppression.
Templars are tasked with readiness and logistics. Their symbol is the Flag. The enemy is famine.
Hospitallers are tasked with readiness and health. Their symbol is the Caduceus. The enemy is decay.
Teutons tasked with readiness and combat. Their symbol is the Cross. The enemy is soft.
The ranks of Militia Temple are:
A Lord is a title granted by agreement between the Kavmier Royalty and a Maester for having distinguishing leadership and deserving a place in directing the future of the Militia.
A Sergeant is someone who leads Militia Knights as granted by a Lord.
A Knight is a sanctioned member of the Militia as granted by a Tudor.
An Errant is someone who has been granted the privileges of a Militia but is not a member as granted by a Lord.
A Squire is a title for a trusted follower of a Militia as granted by a Knight.
A Bearer is a title for a sanctioned follower of a Militia as granted by a Knight.
The Temple are the strictures the members must adhere to:
Be a paragon in ethics, making every decision according to consideration for all things.
Be a paragon in ability, making every situation a routine.
Be a paragon in transcendence, breach through each obstacle.
Be moving, never waste any time.
Be coordinated, an individual is part of the world.
Pledge to see all debts paid.
Militia Temple History
Militia Temple Origins
Lucife had originally conceived of the Militia as groups that would organize their villages in times of peril or festivity, and could be called upon by other villages to arbitrate issues or execute criminals. Lucife expanded upon this to become the sanctioned militant institution of Kavmier, but without making it a rigid or regular army; the militant institution was also a civic institution which followed in line with the Kavmier policy of individual growth in response to problems.
With the advent of the Guecubu invasion Lucife finally laid the foundations for the Militia Temple and oriented it towards military function, but retained the civic possibilites. The Militia Temple also became an avenue into Kavmier society as well as an invitation for cooperation to the other nations.
Initial progress of the Militia Temple
The Militia Temple took off rapidly in Kavmier, becoming a symbol of Kavmier ideals made manifest. The Militia Temple was polarizing, however, many would not take up the banner as they instead focused on their already hard work load and the Code of Kavmier; it was understood and even expected by the Militia who began imposing strict interview and testing processes immediately. Many Vellen took up the invitation as well, though they were far more hesistant in doing so, Lucife had personally discussed alliance with the Vellen leaders and their future with Kavmier assuring some interest.
The Vellen cells were directed towards guerrilla assassination of Guecubu to thin their numbers while they were still weak. The Kavmier cells focused primarily on growth and refinement. The Kavmier cells also advocated child rearing among the populace, as well as adopting any orphans they came across and accepting a few children who were pledged to them.
Due to Kavmier Law, which required any Kavmier institution to have its leader in agreement with the Kavmier Royal Family regarding abolition of or changes to the that institution’s constitution, the informal title Grand Maester was developed as a representative of the entire Militia Temple as chosen by the Tudors.