- Probatii - Probationary recruits petitioning for Roman citizenship.
- Those who owe allegiances or military obligations outside the Empire.
- Mercenaries who fight for Rome, if and when. (Rome’s policy is "why
bother with mercs?")
- All non-citizen teammates in general.
To join us temporarily as an Auxiliary, requires only our
willingness to accept you on a temporary basis. This is generally dictated by
the circumstances. For instance, if you are a well equipped, veteran fighter we
will almost always accept you. But if you have little experience or equipment,
and Rome is fielding several raw recruits, we would generally prefer you join
the other side unless we require sheer numbers. A powerful veteran who lends
Rome military assistance may be awarded the title of "Friend and Ally of
the Roman People". This honor renders the veteran a right to fight with
Rome at any time. It also enables them to assemble and command Auxiliary
are protected under Roman Law, which they are
expected to learn and follow.
Auxiliaries receive loaner armor only after true Roman citizens get
first pick. While this appears inequitable, you enjoy the luxury of fighting
with (rather than against) Rome. This means Rome reserves the right to make such
decisions as which Legion you will be assigned to and where you will fight.
Only Probatii (auxiliaries petitioning for
citizenship) and citizens count toward the active five soldiers required for a Legion
complement. All Probatii must own and wear a red tunic. Though you fight for
Rome, you will not receive awards or promotions. A Probati must fight as an auxiliary for
at least six months before Rome
offers citizenship. At this time the Probati is required to make a decision as
to his/her permanent allegiance to Rome. If he/she elects not to join Rome, they
may still fight with us (depending on the circumstances listed above), but will
not get the choice again. Why? Rome wants dedicated soldiers who believe in her,
not the typical hangers-on who drift between popular and powerful units.
Historically, the alae were composed of barbaric allies from
subject states who were used to soften up enemy lines and slow charges. You
should consider yourself fortunate to have Rome’s support. An auxiliary owes us no
long-term allegiance. The auxiliary's biggest advantage lies in not
having to face Rome on the field of battle.
If/when citizenship is conferred upon a Probati, he or she will be assigned a
rank according to their experience, ability and equipment. Recruits will
generally be accorded the following rank until they have demonstrated
dedication, loyalty, and ability:
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