The Icewing Brigade is the military section within The Citrine Eagle. Where men and women of all backgrounds and specialties can meet and assist for the greater good of Alterac; Starting from the bottom as an enlisted serviceman, and devoting life and limb to someday lead others with the use of unique skills. within the Brigade. It is where someone can push their mettle to the very limits, and end up basking in the fruits of their hard work and devotion.
From the scout, to the warrior on the front lines. It is the place to be for the hardest of people and the ones that aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the trenches. The general purpose of the army of The Citrine Eagle where their martial prowess knows no bounds. It is where people go to learn of scouting techniques and imbue themselves with battle techniques that are only taught within the Brigade to give them the edge they need in combating their foe.
The Grand Alliance Army was first formed under the banners of the Alliance of Lordaeron as a means to combat the oncoming tides of the Orcish Horde. In this Alliance, Alterac, ruled by a man who would betray those he swore his loyalty to, and shock the generals of the armies of his homeland. One man in particular, General Hath, saw the treachery of the Alteraci king and offered to allow the Alliance of Lordaeron to have vengeance against the traitor king.
Now, the Icewing Brigade takes the place of the Alterac Army of old, and without a Kingdom to serve, the armies of Alterac serve as a paramilitary force only sanctioned by the citizens of Alterac for their protection and well being. With the Brigade having endured through the hardships of the Alterac Mountains from their inception as the Snowcap Brigade, and later the Icewing Legion — the Brigade has gained its stride and noteriety from exemplary service to the people of Talongrab in the name of the Alliance.
As protectors of the people of Talongrab, and those who venture so far out to forge a new life for themselves, the Brigade offers its prowess to ensure the people of Talongrab are safe while the Citrine Eagle is away, and help to better protect the order while it is within its walls.
Under the command of Marcus, and Jezebel DeBray, the Brigade has seen innovations and the improved defense of Talongrab, as well as a new wave of Alliance patriotism among the people of Alterac who settle so close to the battle for Alterac Valley.
The fine men and women of the Icewing Brigade are the first line of defense in the protection of the few footholds within the Alterac Mountains. While danger lurks on every corner, the soldiers of the Icewing Brigade are regarded as heroes for their apt defense of key areas in Talongrab, and Alterac from the Horde forces that seek to undo the Citrine Eagle and her allies in their struggle against the many perils of Alterac. Whether in Alterac or abroad, the Icewing Soldier is an intergral part in the might of the Citrine Eagle.
An Icewing soldier has the unique opportunity to serve for the protection of Talongrab within the keeps walls. Under the command of the Talongrab Warden, members of the Icewing Brigade are the first on-call for guardsman duties when the Citrine Eagle are at home in Talongrab. They also take on guarding the prison when needed, and local investigation of public affairs. And while the rest of the Citrine Eagle is away, it is up to the Talongrab guards to protect the homefront.
While the Icewing Brigade follows the structure of the Stormtalon Confederation, the most important aspect of a strong military is its chain of command. The Icewing Brigade rank structure consists of several sub-ranks within each ranking category. From enlisted men, to junior and senior officers. The Icewing Brigades structure rewards effort in service to the people of Talongrab.
All members of the Icewing Brigade begin at the rank of Junior Enlisted, and for a short period of time are evaluated based on their performance within the Brigade. After they have met the expectations of Icewing Command, they are promoted into the ranks of the Enlistedmen, and their journey in the Icewing Brigade may truly begin.
Fresher Icewings, the Enlisted are the unproven within the Icewing Brigade. Upon proving their combat capability and determination, they are promoted to Man-at-Arms and given their respective military rank.
Private (In-Character Rank): An individual who has chosen to enlist in the Icewing Brigade and thus has joined the Alteraci military. In order to ascend to Private First Class, one must attend and participate in three Citrine Eagle events.
Private First Class (In-Character Rank): An individual who has proven themselves as a trustworthy and dedicated soldier of the Icewing Brigade. In order to ascend to Corporal, one must attend and participate in three additional Citrine Eagle events.
Corporal (In-Character Rank): An individual who has taken their first step in becoming a non-commissioned officer and deemed themselves worthy of advancement. In order to ascend to Master Corporal, one must complete a mission given by the Commander or his Lieutenants.
A Senior Enlisted soldier of the Icewing Brigade. They strive to aid their fellow brethren in battle and guide new recruits.
Master Corporal (In-Character Rank): An individual who has displayed undying loyalty and dedication to the Icewing Brigade. In order to ascend to Sergeant, one must recruit an ally that is of the rank of Private or Private First Class and complete one mission on the Icewing Task Board.
Sergeant (In-Character Rank): An individual who has displayed leadership and aspires to take a commanding role. In order to ascend to Master Sergeant, one must successfully lead a military squadron into battle.
Master Sergeant (In-Character Rank): An individual who has proven themselves as a leader and is willing to distribute tasks and oversee these tasks are completed. In order to ascend to Sergeant Major, one must create an Icewing Task Board mission and oversee its completion.
The Veteran within the Icewing Brigade ascend to this rank in recognition for their contributions and service to the Alteraci military and to the Grand Alliance. Veterans yield additional authority and responsibility.
Sergeant Major (In-Character Rank): An individual who has proven themselves as patient, trustworthy, and respectful soldier who is capable of representing the Icewing Brigade. In order to ascend to First Sergeant Major, one must aid another Grand Alliance regiment. The Sergeant Major will be deployed to a region in an effort to help the local Grand Alliance regiment and will return to Alterac once their mission is complete.
First Sergeant Major (In-Character Rank): An individual who has shown extreme bravery and valor on the battlefield and has defended their brethren. In order to ascend to Chief Sergeant Major, one must bring the head of a Horde Commander. This entails creating an in depth story revolving around this task and posting it in the writer’s corner.
Chief Sergeant Major (In-Character Rank): An individual who has achieved the highest non-commissioned officer position and has shown unwavering loyalty and dedication to the Icewing Brigade, as well as the highest pay-grade.
Handpicked by the Commander, these men and women are the authority figures of the Brigade, able to control groups of Men-at-Arms on the battlefield and help train them in peacetime. They report to the Commander, and are the Commander’s most trusted advisors. Obtaining this rank would require impressing the Commander, Matriarch, or both, enough to earn the trust and respect a Lieutenant commands. A Lieutenant is a veteran of the Brigade, as they head training operations for the entire Brigade.
As with any military force, the Icewing Brigade holds its own code in which each member of the Brigade vows to take upon their entry and enlistment. The code covers core tenets of being a good soldier in the name of the people of Talongrab, and the Alliance.