The Legatus Navy, also known as the Legatus Starfleet or the Legatus fleet, was the naval branch of the Legatus' military. It was created in the wake of the forming of the Legatus, shortly before the fall of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus and was the direct successor of the naval forces deployed by the Legatus Finduilica. Consisting mainly of Star Cruisers, Star Destroyers and ASP fighters, the Legatus Navy was tasked with maintaining order within the Legatus Territories.
The Legatus Navy was commanded by the Augustus or Augusta and the Joint Chiefs of the Legatus High Command, while admirals and captains assumed responsibility for their respective craft and would be informed of any long-term plans. The admirality was the overall leading unit of the navy and oversaw the tactical deployment of the Navy, and reassigned ships to trouble spots and plotted long-term strategy under the oversight of High Command.
Similar to the Army, the Legatus Navy contained multiple branches responsible for various aspects of naval warfare, like logistics and administration. Onboard each ship an internal affairs officer was stationed to observe and inspect the crew.
In order to patrol the vast expanses of Legatus space, the Legatus would split up varying amounts of naval forces into fleets, commanded by an admiral or a Grand Admiral. Smaller task forces were often under the command of a captain. Specific composition and size of a fleet varied dramatically on the fleet's mission and the political power of its commander. A variation in support vessels could be assigned per specific missions.
- Ships prefixes
The Legatus uses various ship prefixes for their ships:
- LCC - Legatus Carrier Cruiser: Yurrus-class
- LSC - Legatus Star Cruiser: Immobilizer-class, Krakana-class,
- LSD - Legatus Star Destroyer: Enforcer-class
- LSF - Legatus Star Frigate: Arquitens-class
- LSX - Legatus Stealth Experimental Corvette - Schnorchel-class
- LTC - Legatus Transport Cruiser: Gozanti-class
Notable Fleets & Task ForcesEdit
The Legatus Twenty-Second Task Force was a task force within the Legatus Navy that participated in numerous encounters with dissident forces within the Space in Between and beyond under command of vice-admiral Veloci Onychus.
While the Legatus Navy was known mostly for its imposign dagger-shaped ships, like Galactic Empire of Cyrannus before them, Legatus manpower was vital for the utilization of those crafts. Dividing its personnel into the classification of either officer or enlisted, officers often recieved extra pay and visitation rights to thier families. Officers and enlisted personnel were encouraged to drink a nutritive slurry instead of regular food in order to conserve resources, however senior officers could gorge themselves without appearing feeble and had access to exotic foods.
All officers and enlisted personnel were required to have an innate combat readiness, and were expected to pass repeated certifications in various forms of self defense, weapon and vehicle handling, however at higher ranks these requirements lessened somewhat. Gambling was expressly forbidden within the military, with harsh punishments for those engaging in the activity. Those that shirked from duty could be reported for cowardice, on desertion stood the death penalty.
Legatus uniforms varied depending on the specialization of the individual, ranging from protective armor to pressed jackets. Uniforms were of standard design and enlisted personnel up to the rank of commander wore distintive grey double-breasted tunics along with black boots and belts, grey trousers and a grey cap with the Legatus insignia on it. Personnel with the rank of captain wore a more a more decorative uniform, with black trousers, boots and belts, with a white double-breasted tunic with a large carbon gray/yellow section that ran the length of the uniform. It also had grey/golden shoulder epaulettes. Captains, however could also chose to wear the standard grey uniform and optional for every captain was wearing a cap. in addition, Schnorchel-class commanders often wore black caps to indicate their hunter status. Admirals wore a similair uniform to those of the captains, yet with more ordanate decorations.
There were no distinctions between the uniforms worn by male and female, all uniforms had the rank insignia pinned on the left breast. Slight variations were seen amongst the species serving within the Navy to accomodate their physical build but all resembled the same. The most common species within the Navy were humanoids, Serindia and Elen'Nanethian, though other species served within the Navy as well.
A black flight suite variant was utilized by ASP-pilot, with an upper body armor and shoulder armor, along with with flexible gas transfer tubes in the front of their uniform along with other modifications for operating in the vacuum of space.
The Legatus Military displayed a rank insignia system to indicate once rank and position within the Military. Though the position of Grand Mandator/Rector Provinciae is defunct and remains honorary to the Monarch.
The Legatus deployed a vast array of vessels with different kind of (multi-) roles and tasks. From corvettes to might Star Destroyers, the Legatus Navy was well equipped and powerful in its own right and proved a menace to its adversaries.
Star Destroyers were one of the most powerful vessels deployed within the Legatus Navy, a medium-sized captial ship capable of ccupying entire star systems on its own and strikes fear in those that face them.
Star Cruisers were a type of ship deployed by the Legatus Navy and featured some of the largest and most common warships within their fleet and served as the backbone of their might. Some cruisers could have specific support roles.