The Last Legion
Old Empires die, but sometimes their people do not. This is especially true of Eladrin, whose long lives almost ensure that they will see a turnover in one empire or another during their lifetime. The Eladrin like to honor these past empires, by maintaining an Honor Guard that respects the people of the old empire, and symbolic represents the loyalty of the people to the new house.
The Last Legion assembles itself and parades around on the day after the fall of the Empire they represent. Farmers, Tradespeople, and even career soldiers come back out and form with show weapons, and livery. Other Eladrin artists gather that day to perform music for the function, and to sell knick knacks. A typical Last Legion Parade marches along the streets of downtown, where they march to the gates of the palace, and then in a symbolic parade, they lay down their weapons and surrender them, and then break out for a general party gathering to remember old times, and other such commodore.
Shorter Lived races often are confused at why this parade happens, and while some find it exciting, they wonder why dwarves, elves, and Eladrin all line up to observe the parade. Some Nobility don’t like it, but many fair rulers understand the sign of respect, and some have even started a tradition of greeting and symbolically accepting the surrender.
- A Legionnaire comes to the party to resolve a personal matter quietly. He is worried about his old commander. He’s been acting funny lately, He suspects that he and some men are planning something, and keeping him out of the loop for personal reasons. He wants to the players to find out what is going on and put his fears to rest before the next Remembrance Parade.
- The local lord has sent constabulary at the gathering site for the Parade, to call it off and to get people to go home, being uncomfortable with the reminder of what his grandfather did. Unfortunately, the Sherriff and his men are a little too zealous, and a riot is about to break out just where the players are.
- One of the party members is asked to play an honorary role in the parade coming next week, in which he will be allowed to carry the Banner of the Legion. It’s a great honor that is bestowed upon heroes and visitors. While the Legion holds the hero no harm, it does place the Hero in the very front of the parade, all alone, and with no cover to hide behind.