Known Allies: city of Ramsalon, the Druids of the ramsalon forest and region
Founding Origin and History
When the Elven Alliance had formally separated from the Elven Nation and began to establishing themselves, they needed areas where they could help promote their ideals and manage relationships with non elven governments. At this time the Ramsalon Wood Clan a member of the Elven Alliance was solidifying an alliance with the Vaxian Empire and the people of its capital city of Ramsalon. This made having some kind of elven embassy near the city a key political move in helping promote the Elven Alliance's goals. Thus it was decided to build an embassy for the Elven Alliance in the Ramsalon Forest.
The idea for this embassy was to have a neutral territory where members of the Elven Alliance and the people of Ramsalon to meet, learn about each others cultures, and to have a place the leadership of the Elven Alliance Clans and the Vaxian Empire could talk and arrange projects. The Ramsalon Wood Clan oversaw much of the embassy project as they were the local clan while other clans in the Elven Alliance sent what people they could spare.
Construction for the embassy had begun months before the events that developed into the Second Orc War Then as the war begun the need for a more military type institution was seen. The Ramsalon Wood Clan convinced the Elven Alliance to make the change, and so the plans for an embassy was changed to the outpost and more aimed on meeting the military needs of the Elven Alliance clans forces in the area and those of Ramsalon. Even the river was diverted so it could act like a moat around the Outpost.
During the Orc War people of Ramsalon and members of the Elven Alliance fought here together as a first line again the Orcish Tribe that was attacking (3002). When a rogue prince tried to take control of the Wood Clan back through force, the people of Ramsalon came to Lagolace’s aid and defended the outpost from his forces (3004).
For a while the Ramsalon Wood Clan was in charge of the Outpost as it served more military needs, though once conflict in the region had settled down there was plans to begin converting the outpost more into the original embassy idea. The other Elven Alliance clans began sending more people to help the transition and recently it has been completed. Though it still maintains much of its military capabilities.
Now the Outpost is completely self governed answering only to the Elven Alliance Council and is working to help protect the northern peninsula area. It also serves as a sort of neutral ground from the Elven Alliance and their diplomatic relations with people such as the Mage Guild the Shi Inkahan Empire and the city of Ramsalon.
The Outpost used to have good diplomatic relations with the Vaxian Empire however just before the Naga Nori War the Elven Alliance Council forbade the Outpost from interfering in the war itself. It was during this time as well the Council removed the former leadership and had appointed a new Commander. Rumor is the former leadership was needed for some political matters going on with the Ramsalon Wood Clan.
The Outpost remained neutral during the war but offered support for citizens in the form of healing and food as it could when the conflict was over. However their neutrality has caused some Ramsalon citizens to become a little bitter towards them, especially as there is some speculation that the Outpost may have helped Vaxian Empire sympathizers during that time. It has definitely complicated things and the Elven Alliance has been trying to figure out how the Outpost can help repair some waning relationships.
The Elven Alliance Council oversees the major decisions made in regards to the Outpost. Who leads it, and the rules and laws that Govern the outpost. There are plans for the future that once things truly settle in the aftermath of the Naga Nori War that the Outpost will be able to elect their own leadership.
There is a single Commander that oversees the operations Outpost as a whole. They are in charge of all the military units that are based there as well, and the Outpost's own security forces.
The Outpost Guard are tasked with the immediate protection of the Outpost and the road to Ramsalon. They have the most basic training and do not go too far from the Outpost, with the one exception being if they are on the road that goes to Ramsalon. The Oustpost Guard Superior is the officer in charge of the guard units that protect the Outpost.
The Hunters are largely soldiers, especially archers, they have more training then the Outpost Guard. They patrol the North and South Woods and are charged with not only helping protect the Outpost but the Ramsalon Wood Clan and other villages scattered in the forest. The Hunter Superior is the officer in charge of the Hunters at the Outpost.
The Watchers are specially trained forces and are charged with helping protect the forest as a whole. Many of them may also serve as spies if needed. The Watcher Superior is the officer in charge of the Watchers at the Outpost. Scouts also report to the Watcher Superior.
Scouts serve as messengers between the Outpost and all the active patrols, as well as performing more quick and routine patrols for information gathering. They are grouped with the Watchers and often work with them, though they are not as well trained.
The Chief Trade Officer oversees the commerce for the Outpost. They manage the businesses and trade that operates within the Outpost and trades the Outpost may make.
Anyone may come to the outpost to trade and sell their wares. Those who have land within the outpost may sell their land to another shop owner so that he may build a store in their place.
The Community Manager oversees the community growth, civilian needs, education, and housing development within the Outpost.
Then there is just the Outpost civilian residents, in time the civilian membership has grown as more opportunities for business and trade has arisen. As well as families of military members seeking to be close to their loved ones.
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Membership related information:
How to join:
Any member of a clan belonging to the Elven Alliance may request to be stationed at the Outpost. There they will be put into whatever unit is close to what they use to serve in or which ever one they requested.
Others may join by talking to the immediate relevant leadership in charge of the unit they are interested in, or by moving into the Outpost.
Any benefits of membership
Becoming a part of or being involved the Outpost may prove helpful for any political and military careers for members of clans in the Elven Alliance. For some it is about finding a new home where they think they may be able to make a difference or just looking for change.
How to maintain membership and obligations:
Be a law abiding citizen. For those assigned to a military or security unit, they will need to perform the duties expected of them when in service.
How to leave (if you can):
At any time if someone wants to stop living at the Outpost they may move out. For those serving in a military or security unit they may request a transfer out back to their clan or where else they came from, or apply for retirement.
How to get kicked out and any punishments incurred:
Break the laws of the Outpost, and even then it depends on the severity of the crime.
Punishments will range from being removed from any position held, being fined, or even banished. If the person being punished belongs to a clan in the Elven Alliance that person may be returned to their clan to let them handle it. The same goes for a citizen of Ramsalon.