Imperial Roman Empire
|Imperial Roman Empire|
|Flag of ROME|
|Founded:||May 27, 2019|
|Character:||Mostly peaceful, but aggressive at times|
The Imperial Roman Empire (ROME) is one of the largest and most influential crews in PirateCraft. Created in May 2019, ROME have amassed large amounts of territory, spanning 3 continents. The empire has over 5 impressive cities and settlements, many powerful allies, and a large and dedicated player base. Additionally, ROME received the Crew of the Year Award for 2019.
Many years ago, there were numerous Roman-themed crews scattered across the server. The most prominent of these were TNRR and SPQR. While these crews may have been as different as night and day, they did have something in common. Cosmickingjoel, a veteran PirateCraft player from 2017, held positions of co-leader in both crews for several years. He served them faithfully and gained a lot of knowledge on what it took to run a strong empire crew. Due to his vast experience from these Roman-themed crews, Cosmic felt equipped to take on a leadership role himself. Near the end of his time as the head recruiter for SPQR, Cosmic and some of his closest friends and members made a plan to start an empire of their own. This plan would grow to become the Imperial Roman Empire, a crew the likes of which the server had never seen before.
Founding of ROME
The Imperial Roman Empire was founded on May 27th, 2019. Prior to its founding, most of the players that joined ROME were members of SPQR and Cosmic was their head of recruitment. During the end of his time in SPQR, Cosmic grew at odds with Buckmaster. Tensions rose as Cosmic invited his friends to the SPQR discord. They often made fun of Buckmaster and teased him. He would ban these players, only for Cosmic to re-invite them again. Eventually, Buckmaster had enough and decided to demote Cosmic both on the discord and in-game. This led to Cosmic breaking off from SPQR and taking a sizable amount of players with him. Backed by his friends and allies, Cosmic founded the Imperial Roman Empire. This decision would go on to plunge SPQR into a brutal civil war and change Rome's history forever.
The Kaiser Era
The Dark Era
The Progressive Era
The Golden Era (Pax Romana)
Fall of an Empire
The governing system/leadership of ROME is organized like Imperialism. Basically, there is one Imperator (similar to an emperor), who rules the entirety of the Empire.
Under the Imperator is a council of 3 "High Capals". The High Capals are put in-charge of different branches of the empire. (The branches are Labor/Development, Economy, and Military.) Each High Capal is put in-charge of one of these branches, and they are chosen by the Imperator. High Capals report directly to the Imperator. Every High Capal has a "capal" serving under them. The capals serve as secretaries for the High Capals. Capals can be assigned to oversee different parts of their respective branches.
Governors govern over the provinces of the Empire. There are currently 3 provinces, so, likewise, there are 3 governors. The governors' jobs include: managing the cities/settlements within their province, overseeing new construction and development, taking censuses of the population, and maintaining "provinciae gloria" (the glory of the province). Governors must be long-time members, and they are elected by the citizens.
Directors are put in-charge of cities. Their jobs are similar to that of a mayor. Directors oversee development in their respective cities, and aid architects in planning out city infrastructure. They also manage the welfare of their city, act as military commanders for the troops in their city and welcome new citizens. Directors are elected by the citizens, and can only be re-elected twice.
One very important aspect of the Imperial Roman Empire is the military. The military consists of main units called “legions”. Each legion has 5-7 members, with one of them being the leader of that legion. The leader of a legion is known as a Centurion and has authority over all ranks beneath them. After Centurion rank, a player achieve the Tribune title. The Tribune oversees all legions and reports to the Capal and High Capal directly. The Capal of the military (also known as the Legate) oversees all legions, as well as the navy and other members working for the military. The Capal will report to the High Capal of Military (or in some cases, the Imperator).
There is another branch of the military that is separate from the others. The Praetorian Guard is a small group of the most elite PvPers in ROME. The Guard only consists of about 7 members, but this ensures the members must be the best of the best. The Praetorian Guard is responsible for defending ROME and its citizens when there is a threat that the legions can't handle on their own. The Praetorians do the heavy God PvP fighting and are the main raiders for the crew. Leading the Praetorian Guard is the Praetor, a long-time member and one of the best PvPers on the server. The Praetor is slightly greater in rank to the High Capal of Military and will lead the crew if the Imperator is absent. If a member of the Praetorian Guard stands above the rest in skill, achievements, and/or dedication, they may be chosen as the Praetorian Prefect. The Prefect (or Praefectus) is basically the second in command of the Guard and leads the Praetorians in battle when the Praetor isn't there. The Prefect is usually slightly less than (or equal in skill) to the Praetor. To become a Praetorian, one must first apply as a Praetorian Trainee. The trainee will go through serious pvp training with other guards and the Praetor. Once a trainee is about the same skill as the other guards (or better) and can hold their own against the Praetor, they will have graduated training and become a new member of the Praetorian Guard.
- ROME v SPQR (Independence War)
June - September 2019
Cause: ROME starts war to break off from SPQR
Outcome: SPQR is defeated and ROME has full independence. SPQR also sees most of their members go inactive, with the crew eventually disbanding months later. Roman Victory
- ROME v ESE
September - October 2019
Cause: Tensions between ROME and ESE remained after the SPQR v ROME war (ESE had sided with SPQR), especially over land within ROME's Capital Province
Outcome: ESE and ROME sign a treaty which gives ROME a lot of ESE's former territory. Roman Victory
- ROME v DD
December 2019 - January 2020
Cause: Melon, SJ, and other DD members had a disliking for ROME (mostly Cosmic) and started attacking Vastere almost daily
Outcome: Melon gets banned, DD disbands, although at high cost to Roman infrastructure and equipment
- ROME v Isen
April - May 2020
Cause: Isen stealing ROME members and performing a raid on Vastere
Outcome: Isen surrenders and forced to pay reparations. Roman Victory
Military Forts and Bases:
- Pescata Village
- Imperial Wood Factory
- Old Tempest Town
- CosmicKingSimp (Simperator)
- Gqldn (Praetor)
- MajSay23 (Interim Imperator)
- Oski08164 (High Capal of Development)
- CommanderAsher (High Capal of Technology)
- MionaTheGreat (High Capal of Economy)
- The_PenguinGamer (Governor of Epirus and Capal of Development)
- DeadR0gue (Patriarch of Aesis)
- joshuapied (Capal of Economy)
- Dr_00f (Praetorian Prefect)
- Enderzalt (Former Leader)
- Mqstic (Former Leader)
- Solembus13 (Former Leader)
- CreatingWithKass (Former Vice-Leader)
- NitroDaNub (Former Leader)
- MileHighGaming (Former Leader)
- Fatgoose123 (Former Leader)
The Imperial Roman Empire has many allies. Some of its most well-known allied crews are listen below: