Maros was founded at around 3.996(.560) AM, just around a river, in the small city of Kos, as a colony of the Holy Moiros Empire. This quickly expanded, forging a large city-state. They began as a simple farming country, their fertile land able to quickly produce high-qualtiy trees and farm good animals.
Whenever they had one of their large harvests, a fraction of their produce was sold to other states. They greatly benefitted from this, buying tracts of land from other countries to support their own rapidly growing population. Cities were formatted to be able to support more Elpis inhabitants, and as such there are now very large highrises able to house hundreds.
Seeing that the opression of the Holy Moiros Empire was too much to bear, Marosian civilians began to protest. This only led to more taxation in punishment, obviously not calming down the civilians. They began to preform acts of violence against the Moirosans, killing their soldiers and government members, as well as destroying some of their statues and parliament buildings.
The citizens of this country were split into two near-equally-sized groups; the Patriot side, and the Loyalist side.
Seeing that they would not stop the taxation on their goods, the Marosian state became a country through the signing of the document now known as the Declaration of Separation in 3.997(.043) AM. They incited several states in a similar state to do as such, becoming a part of the Marosian state.
As expected, the Holy Moiros Empire declared war upon this new country, with a standing army of around 90 thousand elite swordsmen and 100 Megalonoi against the less advanced army of 30 thousand swordsmen and clubmen. However, the Marosians actually had more than five hundred Megalonoi ready to be deployed- providing the advantage they needed in their battles.
After around two and a half decades of fighting, the Marosian state won over this enemy, gaining its freedom. The merger between them and the four other states interested in independence decided that Maros would be put in charge.
Another two centuries passed, with great tension between this nation and the Moiros empire. When it appeared as if the previous mother country would not attack, the Marosian nation attacked with their superior military.
After only a decade of fighting, the entire Holy Moiros Empire was taken under Marosian rule, giving them a chunk of land prime for mining and the lumber industry.
Unlike their previous method of selling things, Maros kept all of its surplus to itself. Excess meat was dried and Tree liquids were kept in watertight barrels, methods still used today. However, they rarely had much surplus, seeing that their population accounted for at least 10% of their planet's population at the time- today, it reaches nearly 60%, or more than a billion people.
Their rapidly growing population forced them into wars with other nations, their far larger infantry and cavalry easily storming through nations. However, conquered lands had their people treated fairly, with equal laws and taxes. This meant that there was nearly no nationalists in conquered lands, and some states simply asked for a merger between them and Maros.
This went on and on until they met the Principality of Imoitos in 3.999(.451) AM, and became allies with them. They discovered gunpowder with their greatest scientists in 3.999(.590), with their enemy, The United Tribes of Masai, taking this technology from them with a large force.
The first guns were built, in the forms of the Ros and Boira guns. The idea of ships, formulated around four centuries earlier, was finally seen having practical use. The predecessor of the Kos cannon was developed, being put on ships. Many more cannons and a few more guns were developed, making this empire known as the 'Empire of Cannons.'
They are not currently invading the UTM, as they are building quite a large armada and creating more Megalonoi fortresses to storm the nation. Their military already is six times the size of the UTM, with a navy at least four times as large. It is believed that the GEM could defeat the UTM already, although their phillosophy - 'Don't take risks, 'cause whatever's can go wrong's gonna go wrong.' - prevents them from doing so.
The GEM follows the traditional Elpis government, with three councils and multiple members of those councils. The Soirainos council, or the elite of the civilians, have far more power, nearly that of the Pairos council.
There are 42 members of the Pairos council currently. Instead of having only a single Morpairos, or leader, they have an Emperor and an Empress, both with equal power, much like a monarchy and a court. The elders, or Elrai council, currently number 193 due to the short life expectancy and the wanting of workers to keep getting money. The Soirainos number nearly a thousand.
The two Morpairos are known as Emperor Ran Poroloisorainos Rui and Empress Karoi Megaloroinos Nara.
Their capital is Kos, as it always has been, built on the large Karainos river. The population of this city reaches 52 million, while the empire houses more than 3 billion civilians.
The Marosian military, or the Grand Imperial Army of Maros, is divided into two groups- the army and the navy.
The current army consists of around 3 million soldiers.
The army is currently led by Generalissimo Toiros Psurainaoiksu Yoruoi.
There are several classes of soldiers, ranging from simple grunts to advanced greatsword-weiders. However, stronger soldiers are typically of higher ranking.
After the Yoroi reform, these classes are now obsolete.
- Roi clubmen - These soldiers are the average heavy soldier for the Marosian military. They have a single Rai club and a Nosai club, weilded as main weaponry. They also carry two Erai daggers for throwing. Their armor is made from cloth with shoulder pads and a backplate made of iron, tied through cloth ties. These shoulder pads have ensigns, much like shoulder boards, which signify ranking.
- Norainos runners - These soldiers are the average light soldier for the military. They carry a Moiai dagger and two Aioras shortswords, capable of taking out enemies quickly. Their armor is simple light cloth, with wooden shoulder boards.
- Boros cutters - These are the typical swordsmen of the military, well rounded in many sword-fighting fields. They carry an Omoi longsword, used for singling out enemies and killing them in one-on-one combat. They also carry an Aioras shortsword, and are highly trained in extremely close-quarters combat with this, wher ethey cannot use their longswords. Their armor is much like Roi clubmans', although with thinner iron plating.
- Koronos smashers - These soldiers are the advanced heavy soldier in the military, with very good armor. They have a Moros broadsword and a Roioi shortsword for close-quarters combat. Their broadsword is very good for taking out large amounts of enemies due to its long length. The armor they wear is iron plating encasing their body, with larger steel shoulder boards and back pads.
- Maroinos dashers - Each of these is an upgraded version of a Norainos runner, so they are advanced light soldiers. They are armed with an Aioras shortsword and a Roioi shortsword, along with four Erai daggers fro throwing. Their armor uses thin plates of steel on their backs and shoulders. Like all soldiers, they have shoulder ensigns.
- Kairon slicers - These are the advanced swordsman of the military. Each of these soldiers weilds a Koirai curvesword, designed to sever limbs. They also carry an Omoi longsword and Roioi shortsword, for less risky situations. Their armor is cloth, with steel shoulders and back armor, put in a thin sheet. They are well trained for all forms of combat.
- Nokrios crushers - These are the elite heavy soldiers of the Marosian military. They can easily dispatch either armored or unarmored enemies, although being far slower than runners or dashers. They carry a Ruis greatsword, as only these seasoned warriors can carry them, and two Raisoro longswords for 'raging,' where they randomly hack and slice on enemies in desparate situations. Their armor makes them fully encased in steel, granting them nearly total invulnerability.
- Runoikos blinkers - As their name implies, these soldiers are fast enough to be gone in the blink of the eye. They carry two Aioras shortswords in their arms, and their tentacles have blades of steel attatched to them, allowing their punches to be lethal. They are trained in the arts of running and martial arts mainly, as to allow them to be effective with their light weight. Their armor is simple cloth, with steel shoulder boards, as to protect them from losing limbs.
- Kosuroi cleavers - These soldiers are the elite version of the swordsmen in the military. They weild two Raisoro longswords and two Korai curveswords in their four usable limbs, easily dispatching enemies through slicing off their limbs. Their armor is quite good, with steel scaleplating on their backs and steel shoulder plates, with an iron chainmail underneath.
- Soironnai obliterators - These are the special class of soldiers in the military. They are often known as a scaled up version of crushers, although their armor shows that they are not. They carry Tovos mauls, technology taken from the Rovasa Empire. These weigh around fifty-one kilograms, with a fourty-five-kilogram block of iron at the top of a six-kilogram steel rod. Their armor is only cloth, as their weapon is extremely heavy, but provides them an advantage in range and power. However, the soldiers typically weilding these are extremely strong, able to lift immense weights.
After the Yoroi reform, these are the only units used in the army.
- Kinalos riflemen - These units are the basic line-filler ranged units, in high numbers in the military. They carry a single Daeros musket and an Omoi longsword, with great accuracy. However, the lower effective range of the Daeros prevents them from having an efficient line of fire. They are typically low in ranking, with simple cloth armor, dyed to show rank.
- Nokirios musketeers - These units are more elite, with more weaponry. They carry two Daeros muskets, with their four-armed bodies allowing them to reload quickly, and an Omoi longsword. They get quite close to the enemy to attack, although they are typically put behind armored forces and gun platforms. Their longsword is kept in a sheath on their back, unlike the side-sheaths typically seen.
- Rosoira gunmen - Each of these soldiers work in pairs, to operate Ros guns or Boira guns. One is known as the loader, and the other the firer. They have a Roioi shortsword and two Moiai daggers to defend themselves, with iron shoulder plates and thick tarp armour. Instead of their shortsword and one of their daggers, however, they can wield a Daeros musket. This class can operate cannons on the battlefield if necessary.
- Merai gunmen - These soldiers work in teams of five, to operate Merai guns. There are three roles- two loaders, two firers, and one stabilizer. Their uniform and weaponry is nearly the same as Rosoira gunmen, other than their heavily dyed uniforms. Like Rosoira, these can also operate cannons in groups of four to ten.
Cavalry are numerous in the GIAM, with both ranged cavalry and melee.
- Yuroi Dragoons - These ride on light cavalry until they are within range, dismounting their cavalry and firing into the enemy until they get close. They then retreat to their cavalry and leave. They carry a Daeros musket and wear lightly sewn cloth.
- Loproi Lancers - These cavalry units are light cavalry. They have lances, which allow them to quickly charge into enemy formations and destroy the formation, and run away without significant casualties. They are armored with only cloth armor.
- Ioroi Sword Cavalry - These cavalry are medium-armored cavalry, for charging in and destroying significant amounts of troops. They are armed with a sword and shield for combat, and are armored with chainmail and scale shoulders.
- Rokosa Tramplers - This unit type is heavy cavalry, with an iron lance and steel armor on both the rider and the horse. They use mass to crush formations and kill massive amounts of infantry in one charge. They closely resemble the cataphracts of ancient Assyrian regions on Earth.
Megalonoi are immense creatures, reaching 15 meters in length and 6 meters in height. Elpis use them as platforms for guns and cannons, and they can smash straight through enemy formations.
- Rai Fortresses - These Fortresses are centered around ranged attacks, armed with eight Kos cannons and 20 Ros guns. They have crews of 60. The Megalonoi is nearly covered in chainmail, with the knees and other joints covered in immense steel plates. They are not good at charging through enemy formations, and have a 4-meter-tall, two-deck fortress on top.
- Kai Fortresses - These Fortresses are lightly armored, for charging through enemy formations. They have blades on their legs, each around 1.5 meters long, which are used for attacking all sorts of units. They are armored only on their joints. Each Fortress can take out hundreds of soldiers in one charge, but are susceptible to artillery fire.
- 'Tai' Fortresses - These Fortresses are anti-Fortress weapons. They have two large spikes on their mouth for charging into Megalonoi, and 12 Kos cannons for ranged attacks. They are armored with chainmail.
- Pai Fortresses - These Fortresses are carriers for Maros, without weaponry and armored with chainmail. They carry up to a whole regiment on their three-deck fortress, and are often used to bring in reinforcements behind enemy lines. Although they have no weapons, they have leg-blades to aid them in going behind enemy lines.
Chain of CommandEdit
The GIAM is separated into several separate units. There are currently nearly 3 million soldiers, with approximately 25% of that cavalry (650 thousand soldiers) and 230,000 militia, mainly swordsmen and musketeers, 960 Megalonoi fortresses, more than 4000 cannons, and almost 20,000 turrets.
Getting smaller down the page:
- A legion consists of a hundred thousand soldiers, 800 turrets, 320 cannons, and 20 Megalonoi fortresses. There are currently 19 legions in the military- with two having six legions: the Grand Offense and Grand Defense Legions. These all contain a certain amount of different classes. These are led by Holy Legates or Holy Imperial Legates.
- An army consists of 25 thousand soldiers, 200 turrets, 80 cannons, and 5 Megalonoi fortresses. There are four armies in a legion- typically with the same class consistency through all of them. These are led by Generals.
- A corps includes 5,000 soldiers, 40 turrets, 16 cannons, and one Megalonoi fortress. There are five corps in an army, typically with different specifications. These are led by lower senior officers.
- A division includes 625 soldiers, 5 turrets, and two cannons. There are eight divisions in a corps, with several different class distributions among them. These are typically led by nearly any form of junior officer, and some are led by lower senior officers.
- A regiment consists of 125 soldiers and one turret. There are five regiments in a division, often times with only one melee class type involved. However, there are almost always large amounts of musketeers. These are led by lower junior officers and higher non-commisioned officers.
- A company consists of 25 soldiers. There are five companies within a regiment, typically with all one class type. These are led by mid-level non-commisioned officers.
- Squads, or fire teams to musketeers and riflemen, consist of five. These always have only one class type, and are led by the lowest non-commisioned officers. There are five of these within a company.
The GEM's navy, or the Great Marosian Navy, is immensely large with 773 ships and more than 350 thousand sailors and officers operating in it.
The GMN has two extra ship weapons- the Roikonos cannons and Meragai howitzers.
The Roikonos cannon weighs over ten tons, firing a fifty kilogram payload at 450m/s. This produces more than 1.2 kilograms of TNT equivalent force, easily smashing through iron hulls. These were developed in the case of Rovasan assault.
Meragai howitzers are a new concept of weaponry, using explosive shells instead of simple cannonballs. This fires a ten-kilogram shell, loaded with half of a kilogram of TNT. This is lit by a fuse before entering the tube of the howitzer, and is then accelerated to 320m/s. Due to the fact that the fuse is at the back, the aerodynamic shell allows the flame to keep alight.
The GMN contains several classes for each form of vessel. There has been a recent prominence in the new destroyer class of ships, due to the fact that these are extremely powerful and provide excelent bases for their newer, more powerful cannons.
Cutters are the smallest class of ship, with each measuring around eight meters in lengfth. They carry 2-4 cannons and 7-11 guns, with crews around 25. There are always at least two of each class being built.
- Roig-class cutters are each 8.5 meters long and carry four Kos cannons, two on each side, six Ros guns, and two Merai guns. These are good for taking out other small ships, due to their smaller weaponry. Most of the warfare preformed on these ships is through the guns, although cannons are more prominent on larger ships. They have crews of 26 and a top speed of around 30km/h. There are sixty-two of these in the navy.
- Merao-class cutters are 7.75 meters in length, carrying two Kos cannons, one on each side, one frontal Rosarai cannon, four broadside Ros guns, and one dorsal Merai gun. This class is known as the 'little spikeball,' because it is armed on literally all sides, and has an iron-plated hull. It does not have a high top speed, reaching only 19km/h, and crews of 24. There are fourty-two of these in the navy.
- Seronoi-class cutters are 8.25 meters in length, with its weaponry being two crew-targeting Koisos guns and a Merai gun mounted frontally, two Ros guns and one Boira gun mounted on either side of the ship, and another Merai gun mounted dorsally. These have high top speeds of 32km/h, with crews of 25. There are fifty-six of these in the military.
- Makairos-class cutters are an interesting form of cutter, designed to seige settlements from intersecting rivers. They are each 8.05 meters in length, with two Seros cannons placed on the front, making the ship wider than most. It has a dorsal Merai gun and six broadside Ros guns. Their top speed reaches 24km/s with a crew of 22. There are fourty-four of these in the military.
- Berakioa-class cutters are the largest cutters, at 8.67 meters in length. They have a single Meragrai howitzer, along with two dorsally mounted Ros gun, six broadside Ros gun, and a frontally mounted Merai gun. The top speed of these vessels reaches only 27.5km/h, with crews of 24. There are currently thirty-seven of these in the military, although supplies are low due to its larger cannon and iron plating.
- Koiroinoi-class cutters are designed for extremely close-quarters combat with other small, exposed ships, at 8.51 meters in length. They carry three Mosirai cannons, shooting extremely small bits of iron to tear through soldiers and hulls of ships. They also have a dorsally mounted Merai gun and Kos cannon, with six side-mounted Ros guns. There are currently fourty-nine of these in the military.
Corvettes are also quite small, reaching around 15 meters in length each. They carry 5-9 cannons and 13-17 guns, and crews of around 45. There are also always at least two of each class being built.
- Kroanos-class corvettes are designed for quick attacks, with a large top speed for a corvette. Each is around 14.7 meters in length, with four Kos cannons and two Noiros cannons, all broadside, as well as eight Ros guns mounted broadside, a dorsal and a frontal Merai gun, and two frontal and two dorsal Koisos guns. They have crews of 44, and a top speed of 35km/h. There are thirty-one of these in the Marosian navy.
- Noiroaki-class corvettes are armed with heavier weaponry, with a far lower top speed. The design makes them around 15.6 meters in length, with four broadside Seros cannons, a frontal Roikonos cannon, and 14 Ros guns, placed all around the ship. Their crew reaches 51 members, and a top speed nearing 27km/h. They often have iron plating, and as such there are only twenty-seven of these.
- Bokairia-class corvettes are generalists, at 15.13 meters in length. Their design leaves them being far wider, since they have more frontal weaponry. They have two broadside Kos cannons and a frontal one, two broadside Seros cannons, and two broadside Rosarai cannons. It also has ten Ros guns placed around the ship, four Boira guns placed on the broadside, and two dorsally-mounted Merai guns. They have crews of 47, and a top speed of 28.5km/h. There are currently thirty-six of these in the navy.
- Kirioani-class corvettes are the 'special' class of corvettes, with more special weaponry. They are each 15.9 meters long- the longest corvette. The ship carries four Kos cannons and two Roikonos cannons, all mounted broadside. They also have eight broadside Merai guns, with one dorsal and one frontal. Their crew amounts to approximately 60, with top speeds of 24.5km/h. Due to their expensiveness, there are only twenty-three.
- Raikoisos-class corvettes are ultralight corvettes, designed more for transporation, at 15.15 meters in length. They have four broadside Kos cannons, as well as six broadside Ros guns and a frontal and dorsal Merai gun. The crew reaches fourty sailors, although with guests it can reach up to fifty-five, with enough space for ten guests. There are twenty-nine of these in the navy.
Ketch are used in the front lines far more, with more cannons and crew. Each reach around 20 meters in length, with around 12 cannons, but few guns. They have crews around 50.
- Nosos-class ketch reach 21.4 meters in length, one of the larger ketch. They are armed with six Kos cannons and four Noiros cannons, all broadside, two dorsal Seros cannons, and a frontal Meragai howitzer. These are designed only for long-range anti-ship tactics, as they have no guns. Their howitzer allows them to take out larger enemies when they are approaching, often setting the ship aflame. They have crews around 55, with a top speed of 31km/h. There are currently twenty-eight of these in the navy.
- Rokoi-class ketch reach 20.1 meters in length, an average-sized ketch. Unlike most ships, they only have one cannon type, with twenty broadside Kos cannons and two frontal and two dorsal Merai guns. This allows them to take down several small ships at once. They have crews of 48, and top speeds of 33km/h. There are thirty in the navy.
- Korainos-class ketch are each 20.4 meters in length, mid-sized for a ketch. They carry four broadside Kos cannons, two broadside Noiros cannons, two broadside Seros cannons, and a frontal Roikonos cannon. These are designed more for close-range combat, with heavier weaponry. Their crews reach around 54, with top speeds of 27km/h. There are currenly twenty-five in the navy.
- Boiron-class ketch are 19.5 meters in length, designed more for aesthetics. They carry six broadside Kos cannons and two frontal and one dorsal Ros guns, so they can only take on smaller ships. They have crews of 34 or so, although there is space for 14 guests. Their top speed is around 35km/h, and there are twenty of these in the navy.
- Karboin-class ketch are the largest form of ketch, at 22.1 meters. They only have Noiros cannons for long range- ten of them in total, and four accompanying broadside Ros guns. There are two frontal and dorsal Merai guns, although these are not as applicable. The resulting crew reaches 53, with a top speed of 29km/h. There are twenty-nine of these in the navy.
Sloops-of-war are designed more for close-range combat, with more heavy weaponry. Each is around 25 meters in length, with 12-18 cannons and 20-25 guns. Crews are typically around 60 sailors.
- Koiropos-class sloops-of-war are 24.9 meters long, with all heavy weaponry. They wield eight broadside Rosarai cannons, two broadside Seros cannons, two frontal Seros cannons, two dorsal Merai guns, and sixteen broadside Merai guns. Their required crew reaches 65, and it has a top speed of 28km/h. There are nineteen of these in the navy, due the the requirements for their metal plating.
- Toiro-class sloops-of-war are 25.6 meters long, with plenty of all kinds of weaponry. They have ten Kos cannons, four Rosarai cannons, both kinds broadside, two frontal Seros cannons, two dorsal Merai guns, eighteen broadside Ros guns, and two frontal Boira guns to accompany the Seros cannons. Their crew typically reaches 62, with a top speed of 30km/h. There are currently twenty of these in the navy.
- Rorosos-class sloops-of war are 25.1 meters long, with mainly light weaponry, unlike most other sloops-of-war. They carry 14 broadside Kos cannons, two frontal Seros cannons, a dorsal Seros, 20 broadside Ros guns, two frontal Merai guns, and three dorsal Boira guns, with one placed quite close to the Seros- a technique taken fron the United Tribes of Masai. Their crews reach around 64, and have top speeds of 26km/h. There are twenty-three of these in the navy, due to their low cost.
- Bokonos-class sloops-of-war are 26.9 meters long, with far more heavy weaponry. They carry 10 broadside Seros cannons, Two frontal Roikonos cannons, a Meragai howitzer placed on a dorsal turret- also taken from the UTM, fourteen broadside Ros guns, four dorsal Merai guns, and four frontal Koisos guns. They have crews of around seventy due to their larger weaponry, and this also only allows them to travel at 19km/h. Due to the resources required, there are only eighteen of these in the navy.
- Noiaioi-class sloops-of-war are 24.5 meters long, carrying little weaponry. They have six broadside Kos cannons and a frontal Rosarai cannon, as well as ten broadside Ros guns and a dorsal Merai gun. Their main crew reaches only fourty or so, as they do not engage in battle often. However, these are used more as weapons platforms and armed cargo ships. There are twenty-one of these in the navy.
Frigates are used in the larger battles, designed to take out entire battlefields with their weaponry. They each are around 40 meters in length, with 30-34 cannons and 50-60 guns. Crews typically reach 150.
- Noirosotoi-class frigates are each 45.2 meters in length. These have twenty Kos cannons, six Seros cannons, and four Roikonos cannons, with all of the cannons broadside, with thirty broadside Kos guns, five dorsal Merai guns, ten frontal Merai guns, and ten Boira guns put into five turrets, obviously designed for close-quarters combat. Their massive crews reach 178, and their large bulk only allows them to travel at 17km/h. There are currently thirteen of these in the navy.
- Koiron-class frigates are each 40.1 meters in length, being generalists with fourteen Kos cannons, eight Rosarai cannons, and six Seros cannons, all broadside, with two frontal Meragai howitzers, thirty-five broadside Ros guns, five dorsal Merai guns, and ten frontal Boira guns. They have crews reaching 158, and they can only travel at 24km/h. There are currently seventeen of these in the navy.
- Senoplis-class frigates are each 42.7 meters in length. Their armnament includes sixteen Kos cannons, four Rosarai cannons, and eight Noiros cannons all broadside, two frontal Seros cannons, fourty broadside Boira guns, five dorsal Merai guns, and ten frontal Kos guns, obviously designed for long-range combat. These have crews reaching 170, but they can only travel at 21km/h. There are currently fourteen of these in the navy.
- Roipos-class frigates are each 45 meters in length. They are used more for transport, like some smaller ships, although this is not just lower-class transport- the second deck acts like a first class. They have eight Kos cannons and two Seros cannons broadside, a frontal Noiros cannon, ten broadside Kos guns, and two dorsal Merai guns. They have crews around 115, with space for 60 passengers. They can reach speeds of 29km/h with their smaller weight. There are twelve of these in the navy.
Ships-of-the-line are some of the largest Elpis ships, reaching around 60 meters in length. They carry 52-56 cannons- often extremely high caliber, and up to 100 guns. Their crews can reach 275.
- Toikopolis-class ships-of-the-line are each 62.6 meters in length, and are used more for close-range battles. They carry thirty Kos cannons, twelve Rosarai cannons, eight Seros cannons, and six Mosirai cannons all broadside, as well as fourty broadside Merai guns, twenty frontal Merai, fifteen dorsal Merai, and twenty broadside Koisos guns placed on turrets. They have crews of around 280, and maximum speeds of around 26km/h. There are ten of these in the navy.
- Konon-class ships-of-the-line are each 68.4 meters long, and quite generalist. They carry twenty-six Kos cannons, eighteen Rosarai cannons, ten Seros cannons, and two Rokoinos cannons all broadside, with two frontal Meragai howitzers, sixty broadside Ros guns, twenty dorsal Merai guns, and ten frontal Merai guns. They have crews of 300, and maximum speeds of 15km/h due to their plated iron hulls. As a result of their larger size, there are only five of these in the navy.
- Ronoiklos-class ships-of-the-line are each 62.1 meters in length, designed more for long range combat. They wield thirty Kos cannons, eighteen Noiros cannons, and four Rokoinos cannons broadside, with eighty broadside Boira guns with ten dorsal and frontal Merai guns. Their crews reach 270, and they have maximum speeds of 24km/h. There are eight of these ships in the navy.
- Polos-class ships-of-the-line are each 60.2 meters in length, designed to be all-rounded, but lightly armed for more cargo space. They carry fourteen Kos cannons, eight Rosarai cannons, and four Noiros cannons broadside, and two Meragai howitzers frontally. These are accompanied with fourty broadside Ros guns and four dorsal Merai guns, as well as twenty-five Boira guns dispersed equally all around the ship. They have large crews of 286, and have maximum speeds of 29km/h. There are twelve of these in the navy, although there are none currently being built.
Destroyers are the largest Elpis ships. They each are around 75 meters in length, with 80-90 cannons and 140-150 guns. Their crews can reach 400.
- Koploi-class Destroyers, also known as Eighty-Eights, are each 83.4 meters in length, with the focus on offense. They carry thirty-six Kos cannons, twenty-four Rosarai cannons, twenty Seros cannons, and eight Rokoinos cannons broadside. This is accompanied by one hundred broadside Merai guns. Their hulls are aided by thin sheets of steel, allowing more defense. They carry large crews of 475, and have speeds of 16km/h on average. As a result, they typically only operate close to the shore. There are four of these in the navy.
- Roploi-class Destroyers are each 74.8 meters in length, designed more for speed. They carry twenty-eight Kos cannons, eighteen Rosarai cannons, twelve Seros cannons, two Rokoinos cannons, and two Meragai howitzers broadside, accompanied by ninety broadside Ros guns, and ten Merai guns both frontally and dorsally. They have crews of 410, and have speeds nearing 24km/h. There are currently eight of those in the navy.
- The Shokoplov-class Destroyer- named after a Rovasan leader,- is an immense ship even for the Great Empire of Maros' navy, at 105.9 meters in length. Their massive weaponry includes fourty-two Kos cannons, twenty-eight Rosarai cannons, twenty-four Seros cannons, eight Rokoinos cannons, and six Meragai howitzers broadside, accompanied by two hundred broadside Merai guns. Their hulls are made of large amounts of steel, severely prohibiting wind powers - after much research, steam engine prototypes have been equipped onto this ship; the first Marosian Ironclad. New ironclads are being built. There is only one of these, named the GMN Kos' Valiance.
Relations with Other EmpiresEdit
The GEM has met a few other Elpis empires.
The GEM and UTM are at war with each other, although no conflicts have occured yet.
The GEM has only one ally, the POI. They manage the economics of the GEM.
The GEM is friends with Rovasa, although they do not openly negotiate due to the RE's isolation.