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Amarr Navy Traditions ?

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Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#1 - 2013-03-16 15:47:41 UTC
Something I thought of the other day, was about the odd traditions that might have arisen within the Imperial Navy, given that the Amarr Navy has been in space for about two thousand years.

What I came up with, was this:

When a ship in the Imperial Navy is decommissioned, it is a tradition for the crystals used in the ships main battery of guns, to be made into jewellery, given to the female officers and crew, and the wives of the male officers and crew. Gold from the hull plating is also used. The jewellery is usually very plain, but the significance of each piece to its owner is very great.

Thus, if you meet someone that served in the Amarr Navy, you may notice them wearing a rather plain looking ring, or other item of jewellery. For richer individuals, this ring would be conspicuous by it's plainness compared to other jewellery.


What other traditions do people think there might be ?

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Sepherim
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#2 - 2013-03-16 15:57:20 UTC
This sounds very interesting, specially for my char's background. I'm on the run now, but I'll give it some thought and try to come up with some traditions Synthia. :)

Sepherim Catillah Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris Liuteneant Ex-Imperial Navy Imperator Commander

Sepherim
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-03-17 17:26:49 UTC
I imagine all Navy sheeps to have their names (The INS Deathbringer, the INS Forfeit, whatever), but on the inside and unofficially all of them would be consecrated to a patron saint to watch over it. And the big ships would even feature small shrines inside to honor that saint.

Sepherim Catillah Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris Liuteneant Ex-Imperial Navy Imperator Commander

Eija-Riitta Veitonen
Ixian Machines
#4 - 2013-03-17 23:04:59 UTC  |  Edited by: Eija-Riitta Veitonen
I'm not sure about traditions in the Imperial Navy, but over here in the CN some of the ships have quite interesting traditions, unofficially, of course.
On one of the ships I've served before becoming a capsuleer we had this tradition, a captain brought it from his old ship he served on before having given a ship of his own: before moving on to the first patrol checkpoint he would always order to fire a blank slug from one of the ship's main guns straight into the sun of the system we were in at that time, "in order to appease the spirits of war, so that we may never fire a gun again during this patrol". And as far as I'm informed, the ship and her crew are all right and doing well to this day.
Arline Kley
PIE Inc.
Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris
#5 - 2013-03-20 14:34:25 UTC
I would think that, depending on the battle history of the vessel, it would either become training vessels for upcoming command crews - a fair whack safer than flinging them into an active ship - or a museum ship. Lesser notable vessels, would probably be broken up either for spare parts for other ships in the class, or to be recycled into smaller vessels of the Empire.


the whole jewelery idea would work, with each piece bearing a name of the ship it came from - momento reasons, plus if the jewelery gets cold in the future, it can also present a historical record - What about the male crews? Do they leave with nothing :P

"For it was said they had become like those peculiar demons, which dwell in matter but in whom no light may be found." - Father Grigori, Ravens 3:57

Rall Mekin
End-of-Line
#6 - 2013-03-20 20:53:00 UTC
Battle prayers and hymns would definitely arise.
Synthetic Cultist
Church of The Crimson Saviour
#7 - 2013-03-21 21:57:16 UTC
Arline Kley wrote:

the whole jewelery idea would work, with each piece bearing a name of the ship it came from - momento reasons, plus if the jewelery gets cold in the future, it can also present a historical record - What about the male crews? Do they leave with nothing :P


Hmm, signet rings are important in Amarrian culture, so it's possible male crewmembers may get such a ring made, though.. crystals aren't all that common for signet rings, are they ?

Synthia 1, Empress of Kaztropol.

It is Written.

Per Bastet
B.O.O.M
Obsidian Mining Coalition
#8 - 2013-03-21 22:03:10 UTC
Synthetic Cultist wrote:
Arline Kley wrote:

the whole jewelery idea would work, with each piece bearing a name of the ship it came from - momento reasons, plus if the jewelery gets cold in the future, it can also present a historical record - What about the male crews? Do they leave with nothing :P


Hmm, signet rings are important in Amarrian culture, so it's possible male crewmembers may get such a ring made, though.. crystals aren't all that common for signet rings, are they ?



The Men could have their rings made from Melted sections of the Ship's armor.

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