The Syrens of the Spire
The Order of the Syrens of the Spire is the all-female Guard of the Spire of Navarrok and the personal honor guard of the Priestess of the Reverence (who is herself a member of the order). It is the older of the two vampiric armed 'Orders', tracing its roots back to warriors cults predating both the Navarre Blood Pact and the Navarrok Guard by several thousand years, though in size it is much smaller and has a much more limited range of duties than its broader, military-focused counterpart. It is also notable for its varied religious undertakings and the inclusion of many female vampires within the Order endowed with (limited) psychic gifts. The head of the Order is the main Priestess of the Reverence and occupies an extremely complex position within the society and culture of the vampire nation within the Freethinker Commonwealth.
The Order contains around 700 female vampires as a standing force, though this number varies with recruitment and retirements. Originally the force was once much smaller, the size of a single company (around 120-140 individuals) but events in the Second Moonstone War that showed the severe weakness of such a small number of personnel, especially given the near destruction of the artifacts under their protection and the imprisonment of the Priestess that followed. Indeed, the Order was nearly completely annihilated by the Dark Angels regiment of the Midlonian Army and only a handful of low ranking survivors (with the Priestess herself) remained to rebuild the Order after the conflict. Because of this, most Syrens tend to have less combat experience than their Navarrok Guard counterparts.
Although mostly operating outside the standard sphere of the varied Freestian Armed Forces, a number of sub-units within the Order are occasionaly deployed in small numbers for use in more conventional military operations as well as a number of highly specialised roles.
Recruitment And Training
Order of Battle
Reavers are large, well-trained melee specialists gifted with significant pyschic powers who are trained as specialist anti-magical and anti-chaos forces.
Spire of Navarrok - Spiritual Home, Main Barracks and Headquarters
Gothabia Armoury - Main Armoury and Weaponry Manufacturer