Rise of the Rebellion
Praetorian Guard Structure
The Praetorian Guard is a group of elite force sensitive warriors and specialist dedicated to the leader of the New Republic and Republic itself. They are personal body guards and soldiers that only answer to the leader of the Republic. They stand outside the normal army and most of the laws of the republic. They are neither Jedi or Sith, but somewhere in between. They believe with the right training and a sound mind, they can control the force and not let the dark side control them. They do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of the leader and the Republic. They are a honorable group and will follow orders. They also have strict rules of appearance and etiquette. The majority of the guards are force users and the rest are specialize pilots, mechanic, medics, and computer techs that are also soldiers.
Praetorian Guard Values
Once he has earned the title and entered the Brotherhood of Praetorian Guard, a new warrior must draw upon the legacy of other guards wherein lies his strength. Cyclically, the strength of the Guard lies in the individual. The character (often defined as “what you are in the dark”) of these warriors is defined by the three Guard Values: honor, courage, and commitment.
Honor: Honor requires each Guard to exemplify the ultimate standard in ethical and moral conduct. Honor is many things; honor requires many things. A Praetorian must never lie, never cheat and never steal for personal gain. But that is not enough, much more is required. Each Guard must cling to an uncompromising code of personal integrity, accountable for his actions and holding others accountable for theirs. Above all, honor mandates that a Praetorian never sully the reputation of his fellow Guards.
Courage: Simply stated, courage is honor in action — and more. Courage is moral strength, the will to heed the inner voice of conscience, the will to do what is right regardless of the conduct of others. It is mental discipline, an adherence to a higher standard. Courage means willingness to take a stand for what is right in spite of adverse consequences. This courage, throughout the history of the Guards, has sustained the Praetorian Guard during the chaos, perils, and hardships of combat.
Commitment: Total dedication to Praetorian Guard and the Repubilc. Gung-ho Guard teamwork. All for one, one for all. By whatever name or cliche, commitment is a combination of (1) selfless determination and (2) a relentless dedication to excellence. Praetorians never give up, never give in, and are never willingly to accept second best. Excellence is always the goal. When their active duty days are over, Praetorian Guards remain reserve Guards, retired Guards, or Guard veterans. There is no such thing as an ex-Guards or former Guards. Once a Praetorian Guard, always a Guard. Commitment never dies.
The Praetorian Guard follow close to these values because they will do what ever it takes to guard their leaders and country. If any Praetorian Guard violates these values then its up to the Praefectus to issue punishment that might result in execution.
Praetorian Guard Structure
Milites: Regular soldiers of the guard.
Immunes: Guardsmen with secondary specialist roles that exempted them from other less
than desired duties.
Evocati Augusti: After 16 years of service guardsmen could retire with a sizeable cash payment.
Guardsmen who chose to stay in service after the 16 year period were called
Evocati and gained privileges.
Centuriones: Praetorian Centurions commanded centuries of guardsmen while the most senior
centurions commanded entire cohorts.
Tribuni: These officers acted as staff officers and as deputies to the Praetorian
Phasmatis: Through years of training or through special deads, they are the elite of the
Guards and are only appointed by the Praefectus. They preform special missions
for the republic. They can recruit anybody to help them and have the ability to
acquisition most items or equipment to complete that mission.
Praefectus: The highest rank in the Praetorian Guard, head of the Praetorian Guard.
Most regements have 16 to 18 Milities with 3 Immunes and 1 Evocati Augusti that leads the regement. Ten regements is a century. The Century is lead by the highest ranking Centuriones, with 4 to 8 lessor Centuriones as staff. They report to a Tribuni that work for the Praefectus.
Their armor has the moons and stars that are seen from Coruscant’s surface on the breast plate. They are trained with lightsabers and are encouraged to use any weapon that will help them finish a mission. All are profiencent with blasters and blaster pistols. Train to be profiencent with any armor they choose.