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Wind Pirates of Orlanth - The Royal Lunar Navy
The Royal Lunar Navy is of course the pre-eminent navy in Glorantha. (At least that's what the Lunars think). (For some reason* their navy parallels very closely the structure of the British Navy of the mid18th-early 19th century). It is divided into three squadrons, in descending of importance order of importance these are the red, the white and the blue. The red squadron sails out Dragon's Rest, the white squadron sails out of the old Dara Happan Tripolis lands and the blue squadron sails out of Boldhome.
There is quite a strict hierarchy observed in the Navy. While the majority of the common sailors are Orlanthi or other subject people none of them have ever risen above the rank of lieutenant. While the majority of the commissioned officers in the navy are Dara Happans the majority of the rear admirals and up are Lunars. In the red squadron none of the admirals are Dara Happans, in the white squadron the admirals are divided 50/50 or so between Dara Happans and Lunars while in the blue squadron all the admirals are Dara Happans except for one who is a woman from the subject lands of the Holy Country.
Life in the navy is governed by The Articles of War.
Ranks in the RLN
In descending order of rank
An example of a Lunar ship is the 6th rate frigate HMS Moonson's Fancy.
Last updated November 12, 2009