Military: The Grand County of Areli
To provide military forces necessary for the defense, stability, and security of the County, Duchy, and Kingdom from any threat, be it foreign or domestic.
To become an elite division of the Duchy and Kingdom's military and to be the first responders entrusted to handle any armed conflict that threatens the integrity and safety of the Duchy and Kingdom. The first ones in and the last ones out.
The Credo of the Lions of Areli:
"When it comes our time die, we are not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death that, when their time comes, they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. We will proudly bellow out our death songs to our last breath, and die like heroes returning home."
Loyalty, Strength, Courage, and Honor
Code of Conduct:
Soldiers are to be held to an even higher standard than the civilian populace, as the Grand County of Areli is a military-focused county. The founding and history of the county is saturated in warrior culture and, as such, soldiers are to represent the ideal of citizens.
Thus, the committing of unlawful acts, such as murder, stealing, banditry, acts of terror, and harassment of civilian populace will result in disciplinary action or court martial and subject to severe punishment. Going AWOL during battle will also result in a court martial. Unsanctioned offensive actions taken against a foreign nation or friendly duchy/county will result in escalation to a court martial in the Duke's court.
Expectations and Requirements:
An Oath of Fealty to the Count and to Serve the County, Duchy, and Kingdom in accordance with the mission statement and the codes. Betrayal and treason is punishable by imprisonment, loss(es) of title, possessions, and/or life. Combat Proficiency and/or Leadership Competency Testing is required for some roles.
The Lions of Areli are to be deadly and efficient wherever they are deployed and to be trusted to secure their objectives, no matter the odds. As such, passion and dedication to the pursuit of excellence in unit and personal combat is expected. Required to participate in county-sponsored personal, squad, company, and/or division combat drills to maintain battlefield tactical proficiency. Any absence must be authorized by ones commanding officer. Unexcused absences will be noted and continued absence can result in either degradation of pay grade, demotion, or discharge from military service. Also required to pursue and maintain baseline personal combat proficiency appropriate to ones role when military-sponsored training is not available.
Benefits and Compensation:
The County is only as great as the brave men and women who pledge their lives in service. As such, loyal service is to be rewarded in kind. All can enjoy the benefits of standard issued equipment, rations, living quarters, and rank-based pay. Additionally, bonuses, rewards, and promotions in rank are available based on performance, loyalty, tenure, and rank.