'True wealth lies within the sea'Kul Tiras was founded over a thousand years ago, on an island west of Khaz Modan. This kingdom lived on their fishing and exports of exotic goods. Their trading ships were always protected from anybody that would want to harm them by their powerful fleet.
During the Second war Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore entered this fleet into The Alliance, to fight back the threat of the Orcish Horde. Many of these ships were lost to this war, yet also many still survived the conflict.
But the loss of these ships was more than enough to cripple the fleet, a damage that has never been recovered again but the worst of all, Derek Proudmoore the son of Daelin Proudmoore, died during the war.
This lose, caused the people of Kul Tirias to forever feel a burning hatred towards Orcs. The fleet was sent once again during the Third war to fight the undead Scourge, yet the boats of the fleet were defeated, the survivors retreated back to Kul Tiras.
Yet, one day Jaina Proudmoore, the daughter of Daelin Proudmoore took half of the fleet and sailed to the land of the west of the great sea, Kalimdor. And if this wasn't enough a few months later Daelin Proudmoore took the rest of the ships and sailed to the west of the great sea as well.Sad news was brought back, as the people got the news of the death of Daelin Proudmoore sending the entire nation into great sorrow.
But, not all hope was lost for the great Merchant-Kingdom. The last son of Daelin Proudmoore, Tandred Proudmoore took the reins of his father, taking the title of Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras. He might not fill his father's shoes, but he managed to build up the fleet again, in the best way he could.
It does not match the once great fleet it once had, but it is better than nothing for the kingdom. This fleet continued to protect the merchant ships, the islands owned by Kul Tiras by Pirates, Nagas, Murlocs and any
The people is happy for having a Proudmoore as a leader, but they all know that Tandred is not like the Lord Admiral his father was.
Market and EconomyEditKul Tiras has lived from selling various goods to other nations since it was founded, from simple wood to rare minerals.
Even giant spoils from the various of treasures found on the sea, with its own mysteries. Exotic goods are what many look for when a Kul Tiras ship comes to the docks and sets up a stand where they sell these items.
Yes, their very economy is founded on these goods, but also very simple things, such as the rarest of silk. To very tasteful fish that nobody else but the very nation knows where comes from. And if an adventurer is lucky, they might even get transport on one of the trade ships, for a fee.
The Royal FleetEdit
''For honor, peace and the people.'
The trading ships of Kul Tiras grew and grew, with more valuable cargo. To keep these ships under protection from Pirates and other creatures that would want this cargo, the very jewel of Kul Tiras was made.
The feared fleet of Kul Tiras, with it striking power and size was more than enough to hold many away from their trading ships. Giving a trustworthy protection that would never falter, at least so they thought.
During the second war, Kul Tiras under the leadership of Daelin Proudmoore joined The Alliance, against it fight towards the green skins, also known as Orcs. They fought with great courage and strength among their friends of The Alliance.
Yet their ships fell during the second war, they might have survived but they lost the powerful fleet they once had, and Daelin Proudmoore lost his son, Derek Proudmoore. His son fell thanks to Dragon Riders who was serving The Horde.
Several years the latter, the third war was in motion. The undead Scourge ravaged the lands of Lordaeron. Kul Tiras sent its mighty fleet yet again towards the undead Scourge, but they could do very little. They were either destroyed or they managed to escape with heavily damaged ships.
The numbers of the fleet became even fever, when Lady Jaina Proudmoore took half the fleet that was left, and sailed to the land of the west, also known as Kalimdor. And a few months after this, the Lord Admiral himself decided to follow his daughter, as he took the remaining ships.
The news later arrived that, The Lord Admiral Daelin Proudmoore had fallen in battle against The Horde. The news of this devastated the nation, and the last remaining son, Tandred Proudmoore. He swore that he would rebuild the nation's glory, and get revenge on The Horde.
As the last Proudmoore still in the nation, Tandred Proudmoore was given the rank of Lord Admiral, the very king of Kul Tiras. He and his very good friend Captain Mishan Waycrest started to build up the fleet once again.
It may not have the same glory as it once had, but the few men remaining would never forget their fallen friends and families, this very memory fuels their hearts, more than enough to keep their courage up.
The Marine CorpsEdit
'No man is strong alone.'
The corps forms the very backbone of Kul Tiras. They are the very forces that protect the nation on land, in both defense and offensive operations.
This force has existed just as long as the fleet, both working together to secure the nation, its people and its leader. The corps also suffered a heavy lose when both Jaina and Daelin Proudmoore took the fleet of Kul tiras away to the west.
Yet, among all, the corps is the forces that are the biggest at the moment, serving Kul Tiras mostly on land with guarding the land and the several of fortresses that Kul Tiras has.
The corps is the marines of Kul Tiras, who serve on both land and boats when an attack or invasion is at the go. They go through heavy training to protect the nation, and all of them are reminded of who that served before them, and made their life safe.
They will stop at nothing to protect the Lord Admiral and the nation. They know that their sacrifice is never in vain.
Their life in the trade of a civilian life means more to them than anybody else. Yet they will never give an enemy an easy fight. If they are going down, they are going to drag so many they can with them.
As the biggest force among Kul Tiras, they have the most missions and tasks so their numbers can be used in the best way as possible. They also work very close with the special forces, K.T.S.O.
Kul Tiras Royal Dragoons (Unit)EditDragoons are the absolutele prestige a marine can reach througout his career. Every Dragoon also bears the title of Knight, hence why mostly nobles occupy the ranks in the Royal Dragoons.
The Dragoons are specialists in mounted combat, and would outmatch anyone else in Kul Tiras in their expertise, be it mounted shooting or swordfighting. If the Dragoons manage to get into position and complete a succesfull charge, the victory is almost assured for Kul Tiras.
The requirements for membership in the Royal Dragoons are the exact same as for the Special Forces - capability to handle stress, act quickly, be fit and be brave.
Yearly many hundred marines apply to become a Dragoon, rarely more than 10 pass the tests, sometimes only 1 manage to complete.
The Royal Grenadier Regiment (Unit)EditThe Grenadier is usually a very tall soldier, who almost always is the first to enter the frey.
They are often used to split the enemy forces with their deadly melee charge and their fierce grenade bombardments, striking fear and confusion among enemy ranks, allowing Kul Tiras to gain the upper hand.
However, the Regiment is very costly, considering their equipment and training is not like any other marines. Therefor it is kept at a limited number of marines only.
K.T.S.O.(Kul Tiras Spec Ops)Edit
'Mess with the best, die like the rest.'
'The risk of many, covers the risk of few.'
'All for the Lord Admiral.'
Kul Tiras Spec Ops (K.T.S.O.) is the special forces in Kul Tiras. It is built up by every member that has shown to have the skills of protecting the nation of any threat. Each member has a background of being a marine or any other form of naval warfare in the name of Kul Tiras.
They are used for operations with great risk that a regular marine could not do, or won't do. These missions can risk the life of the very warrior that dares to be among their ranks.
To protect the security of the nation of Kul Tiras, and the Lord Admiral Tandred Proudmoore, and any other Lord Admiral that might follow in his footsteps from any threat. With any means necessary.
K.T.S.O. was formed when Lord Admiral Tandred Proudmoore found out that his fleet was not as great as the fleet the kingdom once had, and the threat that might follow from this weakness. To cover this, he decided to form a special forces made up with the Lord Admiral's finest soldiers.
He appointed Sergeant Tyrus Blake to this task, and promoted him to Lieutenant. Giving him the task to find these fine and brave soldiers that would want to risk everything for the kingdom.
1.Never go against any order during a mission or on duty at the base of operation. (If a soldier is not following the order that is said during a mission, the officer is allowed to execute them on the spot, for the threat of compromising the mission. But this is for extreme situations only!)
2.Nobody is left behind, unless stated otherwise by a commanding officer of K.T.S.O.
3.If a K.T.S.O. Personnel is taken as a prisoner, K.T.S.O. has the right to execute the prisoner in case of the risk of compromising the mission or if any classified information might be given. (At extreme situations only. And with a bow, not a rifle! And by the approval of a commanding officer)
4.Always wear leather, plate is too heavy for missions and will most of the time make sounds. Only wear plate at the base or at a situation where it is needed to wear like a ceremony.
K.T.S.O. uses both rank systems in Kul Tiras. The special forces is after all made up by the best of each side of the two forces, since even they could need captains to control ships. Or a strong marine, with leadership potential and that follow orders by the letter.
The Royal GuardEdit
'For Crown and Country.'
Kul Tiras got the marines and they got the fleet, but there is one more force that many does always have an eye on, a force that is always around the Lord Admiral himself, a force that would do anything in their power to make sure that the leader of the nation is safe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year.
The Royal Guard is what these brave men and women are called. Where ever the Lord Admiral is at, a person can always bet that The Royal Guard is not far behind to protect him. This task is a great risk for their own life, but many would gladly give up their own life in the attempt to protect Tandred Proudmoore from death.
To make sure that The Royal Guard only have soldiers with complete discipline and the power to follow orders by the letter, only officers are allowed to apply to join them. There is no fun or going against orders when it comes to protecting the Lord Admiral.
To protect Lord Admiral Tandred Proudmoore from any life threatening situation with their own life. Both on territory owned by Kul Tiras and outside of the land of Kul Tiras.
Co-operation with K.T.S.O.Edit
The Royal Guard also works very close with K.T.S.O. Since both of their goals is to protect the Lord Admiral, only that Kul Tiras Spec Ops tends to be out on the battlefield with offensive attacks instead of defensive attacks. They also get daily information for things that could benefit the protection of the Lord Admiral from them as well.
As stated before, the Royal Guard only got people from officer ranks, and never from enlisted ranks. This would then mean that it is built up with people of the rank Lieutenant up to Colonel. They use The Marine Corps rank system.
The supreme leadership of The Royal Guard is Tandred Proudmoore. However when it comes to leading them and training them, the task has been given to the very strong woman Vittoria-Adriana Belvedere. She is known to give fear to any guarding solider, when she gets very angry. But normaly they just got awe for her. A few rumors go around about even the Lord Admiral himself having fear for her, however nobody knows this for sure since nobody dares to ask the Lord Admiral.
The female soldiers of Kul Tiras has no fear for her however, nor does the leader of K.T.S.O. Tyrus Blake, which has lead to a growing joke around soldiers that it might be something more between these two than the work of protecting Tandred Proudmoore.
Here is the rank chart, made by Macif with the help of suggestions from Araak.(Note that some Symbols has been found from the web and just re colored.)
Here is the medals you can earn in Kul Tiras. (Note that it is still under construction)
Medal of special service to the Lord Admiral:Edit
'This medal is awarded to a soldier of Kul Tiras. That through operations of both war and peace has shown great will to do everything that is necessary for the Lord Admiral and the nation.'
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