1 light infantry regiment There is currently only one order active within Cormyr. Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. The Forest Kingdom of Cormyr lies at the western end of the Sea of Fallen Stars. 1 light cavalry regiment A multi-level hierarchy of larger units composed of smaller units also makes possible organized military action at a variety of scales from tactical up to strategic as necessary. They will almost always be of at least 10th character level, and will often if not usually have levels in the Purple Dragon Knight prestige class as well. Given that the 'captain' part implies leadership and 'captain' and 'company' go together like eggs and bacon (although this may be a real-world bias), I chose the latter and invented the 'swordmajor' to be the senior sergeant.]. Once a vacancy occurs for a swordcaptain, a head of a noble house can often make a deal with another noble who is a senior officer to sponsor a commission for a young scion. Some may leave because their family needs them, they grow tired of rigid military discipline, or they feel the call of adventuring for their own profit. This training gives the benefit of the Skill Focus (Ride (hippogriff)) mount, and the +2 bonus counts as two virtual ranks in the skill for any purpose requiring actual ranks rather than net Skill Mod until such time as the Dragoneer has acquired two real ranks in the skill through leveling. In addition to the standard infantry and cavalry units of various types, there are also a small number of special units that exist to serve special needs in the defense of Cormyr. (See Thomas M. Costa's article Heroes of Cormyr, in Dragon #307, for more detail of the Battlepriest prestige class. Other sources state that there are only 500 cavalry, and since I've designated that a regiment composed of two squadrons it's natural enough to let the King's and Queen's cavalry refer to the squadrons.]. Regimental swordmajor: the swordmajor holding this position is the single most senior enlisted person in the regiment. The Crown of Cormyr as of the first day of Mirtul in the Year of the Gauntlet (1369 DR) has at its disposal a variety or institutions that serve to defend the noble realm it rules. All of these facts strongly suggest that lionars are officers of some experience and earned trustworthiness rather than the most junior of officers despite what the FR FAQ says. Heavy infantry are the "shock troops" of Cormyrean infantry. The GTR states that the local lord Sarp Redbeard is popular with the people because "they see Sarp as keeping the Purple Dragon of Cormyr out of their daily lives", which clearly refers to keeping the King and his government from micromanaging the people of the town, but C9410 says the people like Redbeard "because he keeps the Purple Dragons out of Wheloon," which has an entirely different meaning. Light infantry are, as the name might imply, lightly equipped thus quick-moving forces that are favored for guerilla-style fighting. Duty frequently takes the Purple Dragons on to the canals here, and anything heavier than light infantry would be at risk of drowning by quickly sinking if they fell into water. This unit is outfitted as heavy infantry, although each member of the unit also knows how to ride, and is composed as the toughest, most hard-bitten veterans in the Purple Dragons. There are some in recent times who would like to see the nation run by council. 1 archer battery Normally they are lesser officers but when filled out with new recruits they can command a unit that a major/ornrion would normally command. Masoner's Bridge waypost: usually one of a company's squads led by the swordcaptain. Together with the War Wizards, they are the kingdom's first line of defense. Not a bad attempt, I think, to have one's cake and eat it too.]. General officers generally will stay to the rear of the fighting line so that they can better direct the maneuvers of their units and exercise command and control, although they will not hesitate to fight if an enemy turns up in range of their sword and they usually will join the fighting at the climax of the battle once all orders have been issued and all that's left is the fighting. If the Dragoneer has the Spirited Charge feat he may apply the benefit of it to his attack. Some time between 376 DR and 432 DR, Cormyr was invaded by many dragons, including Thauglor,the purple Dragon,so salled because his scales went purple … [BtHR,p.251: Goblin Mountain Outpost is located in the Marshview Pass which runs from the High Moors south through the Storm Horns.] As a courtesy to their status as holy men and women, battlepriests are never given the rank of blade. The Airborne Dragoneer's class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Handle Animal, Knowledge (local Cormyr), Knowledge (geography Cormyr), Knowledge (war), Ride (Hippogriff), Sense Motive, Spot. The Purple Dragons and the War Wizards are ruthless in rooting out shadowy Netherese spies, but the machinations of disgruntled nobles provide constant fodder for intrigue. 1 medium infantry regiment commanded by the Lord Commander of High Horn, Oversword Thursk Dembarron (LG hm Pal15) This does not provoke an attack of opportunity from the Dragoneer's opponent against either the Dragoneer or the hippogriff. Each oversword or battlemaster (referred to hereafter collectively as general officers) commanding an army will have his own headquarters to help him manage the tremendous responsibility that such a command entails. Using the kadrath as a training unit allowed me to try to satisfy both as closely as possible. Level: Rumored to be Level 20 Fighter Race: Human Sex: Male Age: 57 (Born Cormyrian Year 1282, DR 1308) Height: 6’ 0" Weight: … War wizards are always assigned to army headquarters as well but these are not under the direct command of the general officer, to the chagrin of many of these officers. Battlepriests are the clerics that serve right beside the regular soldiers, using their divine magic in combat support and to heal the wounded. The King's Messengers are a special unit composed entirely of the best and most trusted of the Royal Scouts. Volunteers will join up, town militias and lord's men will be called up (although the lord may also provide funds in lieu of men known as scutage, or shield tax), or in extreme emergency even outright conscription may be used (although it never has yet in Cormyr). These archers are specifically trained for two missions: to provide supporting volley fire en masse to large armies in the field (as opposed to more individual arrowshot that is usually provided by light infantry or cavalry), and to provide defense from attacks coming from the air (e.g. Wiki Le Monde des Royaumes Oubliés (French), Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition, https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Purple_Dragons?oldid=587421. [DotD,p.286(HC) mentions the Queen's Cavalry and it only stands to reason that if there's a Queen's Cavalry there also ought to be a King's Cavalry. [VGtC,p.159: Jester's Green contains permanent Purple Dragon barracks, and it stands to reason that a permanent barracks would be permanently occupied. Relationships It presents indispensable information for any campaign played in the FORGOTTEN REALMS … Rank indicates degree of authority and leadership, while level indicates degree of experience. Drillmaster: this position is one almost always filled by one with the rank of swordmajor, and this senior enlisted position has the task of training the soldiers both in military maneuvers and marches and in weapon use. It was from the purple tinged scales of the defeated Thauglor that the Purple Dragons took their name. So for now I will let the Hullack Venomeers lie. Minor garrisons or detachments supported out of the Skull Crag garrison Company Swordmajor: this position is filled by an experienced soldier with the rank of swordmajor. All regiments of a given type, on paper at least, have the same organization of subunits and are functionally and administratively independent units, while larger structures of armies composed of multiple regiments are highly fluid and situation-dependent. [FR12,p.61]. The war wizards get the fear and awe and the cavalry gets the glory, but the infantry is what holds ground and wins wars. In more set-piece battles, light infantry will often protect the flanks and rear areas of heavier units or groups of archers, maneuver to harry the enemy and prod them to move into ground of the commanding officer's choosing, and can even be used as irregular archers at need if enough trained archers are not available. [The rank of sergeant in the Purple Dragons is given in several places — FFC,p.6-8 as a specific veteran NPC and on p.98 as an unnamed soldier in Halfhap, in PoL,p.1 as a Purple Dragon rank, and in BtHR,p.70 as the rank of Hag Gordon. ], The total Purple Dragon strength in Halfhap is 1,038 soldiers, less the number detached to minor garrisons, outposts and wayposts. Calantar's Bridge waypost: 1 squad of infantry. The title of Warden is mentioned here because the majority of the holders of this title happen to also be military general officers. The soldier may request a tract of land in a location of his choosing, or the Crown may suggest a location of its own preference. Oversword Faril Laheralson is the current commander of the Royal Corps of Monster Hunters as of the Year of the Gauntlet (1369 DR). So Volo miscounted; it wouldn't be the first time he got something wrong. Orderlies are usually blades, but a senior officer with several orderlies usually has a first sword as a lead orderly. The Purple Dragons … They're most numerous near the source of the Immerflow, where lost mines lie in several high valleys. [GTR,p.57 describes a Cormyrean patrol as being 12 1st-level fighters led by a 4th-level fighter with a chance of a war wizard. There are only two differences between mounted airborne organization and that of regular cavalry units. part of the Army of the East under Baron Thomdor [VGtC,p.35: soldiers are rotated into and out of Marsember every few years to cut down on possible corruption. Hultail: 1 kadrath of infantry less one squad at Juniril 1 medium infantry regiment A garrison of one hundred Purple Dragons guards the pass to Sembia and occasionally has to rescue adventurers fleeing the forest with monsters on their tails. The soldiers come to know well and work well with those they serve next to. A Purple Dragon must either have served at least two full years or have participated in one military campaign involving combat in order to be eligible for mustering-out pay. Others, however, may feel oppressed under their strict laws, complicated judicial system and endless bureaucracy. For this reason, a larger unit will always contain an even number of smaller units that work together in pairs. 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