A Contest of Nisse and Release
The Seventh Legion
The Seventh Legion of the Dragon-Blooded Shogunate is at once the society and ruling class of Lookshy. Stationed in the Wood (East) Direction during the Shogunate, they played an important part of the defence of that quarter of Creation against the forces of the Fair Folk during the aftermath of the Great Contagion. After the Scarlet Empress drove off the invading raksha using the Imperial Manse, the survivors of the Seventh Legion gathered at the ruins of Deheleshen. As one of the few remaining stable societies after the rampant destruction of the Contagion, refugees flocked to the city, which was rebuilt under the name Lookshy.
After the founding of Lookshy, the Realm under the Scarlet Empress tried on several occasions to bring the Seventh Legion and Lookshy under her rule via force. Each time she was rebuffed, until the Realm simply gave up, acknowledging Lookshy as an independent power in Creation. As such, when the Realm made its various attempts to subjugate the East, Lookshy stood first and foremost against them, protecting the entire Direction through their martial prowess and valor.
The Seventh Legion practices a heterodox form of the Immaculate Faith, granting to its people nominal freedom of worship under the stated principle “Each man’s worship is his own”.
As a military organization, the Seventh Legion is meritocratic and very authoritarian, and runs the nation-state of Lookshy as a large Shogunate legionnary encampment. Punishments tend to be harsh and direct, but rarely if ever excessive or draconian.
The ruling council of the Seventh Legion is called the General Staff, and includes the leaders of the five gentes of Lookshy nobility.