It is another glorious day as a citizen of the Empire. The Emperor's treasury grows greater than ever, employment and job opportunities for the common man are now abundant as hundreds of new worlds have need for fresh colonists and settlers.
The people have voted to integrate aliens into the Empire and now there are billions of new citizens who bring with them exotic technologies, raw resources and a vast number of able bodied recruits for both the military and the workforce. Some species, such as those with mindsets that are far too alien to be fully integrated have instead been made as Vassals for the Empire and their worlds now provide more resources for the Empire. As the Emperor's armies expand ever further in its quest to bring enlightenment to the galaxy, a new discovery is made, one that poses an insidious threat.
On only a handful of instances has the Empire encountered other advanced human civilizations and on each event, peaceful “negotiations” followed by annexation occurred. The peoples of these worlds saw the truth in how glorious it would be to a citizen of the Empire but for the first time, there has been true resistance to the Emperor's rule.
A burgeoning nation calling itself the Democratic Planetary Republic has arrogantly proclaimed that their ideology is the greater than the Empire's elective monarchy. Spreading the antiquated beliefs of communism and socialism, The Democratic Planetary Republic is ruled by a petty tyrant who heavily oppresses his own people through terror, proclaiming himself as its Beloved Leader while gleefully allowing the masses to starve as long as his military remains strong.
Such injustice cannot be tolerated by the Emperor and the slight against the Empire’s honor cannot go unpunished, thus war has been called and as always a levy follows. As a citizen of the Empire, it is your duty to answer the call but what part of the Emperor's army should you enlist to?
The Legatine Legion: Known as both the sword and the shield of the Empire, the Legion is the military force tasked with not only defending the worlds of the Empire but also to spearhead all ground-based operations. Its ranks are filled with millions of men, women and most recently, aliens who all serves as either infantrymen or the operators of its armored companies. Following a longstanding history of tradition and honor, life in the Legion may be hard but the glory and honor that is bestowed upon those who join have seen even lowest in Imperial society become conquerors of worlds.
The Tempest Armada: As a space faring civilization, the Empire of course maintains a great fleet of ships which serve both as transports for its ground forces and vessels of war. The Armada is composed both of crews operating the great ships as well as pilots who fly the smaller but no less important craft such as fighters and bombers in the void of space or even in the atmospheres of worlds. Unlike the Legion, technical skills are a must have in the Armada as its members will always find themselves working with machines of far greater complexity than say the gun of a soldier. While the Legion may be deployed to the surface of worlds armed with the sort of weaponry that is capable of razing cities, it is the Armada that bears the armaments capable of devastating whole continents and even entire worlds should the Empire's righteous fury be unleashed.
The Court of Masks: Serving the Emperor as his eyes and ears across the Empire's domain and beyond, the Court are both the secret police and the primary intelligence agency. In times of war, the Court trains agents skilled in the arts of assassination, sabotage, reconnaissance, hacking and other covert methods. Agents of the Court are given free reign on how they operate as long as they complete their missions in ways which benefit the Empire.
How will you serve the Empire?