The mission of the Navy is to inspire, acquire and prepare battle-worthy Space Forces capable of ending wars, deterring aggression and maintaining Banu, Human, Tevarin, and Xi’An freedom throughout the stars.
SPRING 2438 – First Interstellar Peace and Trade Accord.
2610 – End of the Second Tevarin War.
2789 – United Earth and Xi’An Empire Peace Accord.
2800 – The Ark is built; Banu, Human, Tevarin, and Xi’An convene.
FALL 2833 – Synthworld Supply Group Delta is ambushed by a Vanduul strike force. The Vanduul were subdued by a civilian ship, the Lionheart.
SPRING 2909 – Veteran UEE Commodore Septimus Goodman retires from service and dedicates his life to create a peacekeeping force.
SUMMER 2921 – The Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy becomes active. The Navy conforms to Interstellar Law, and is recognized as a legal paramilitary entity by the Banu Protectorate, the United Empire of Earth, and the Xi’An Empire.
2939 – The events of A Lion’s Tale take place.
SUMMER 2942 – A gloomy event resulted in the destruction several dozen unknown ships in the Fora System. Rumors in the system suggested the presence of at least two L.I.O.N. vessels. The UEE did not perform an official investigation.
FALL 2944 – The L.I.O.N. High Command Council consolidates all members and resources of the Navy Space Guard, Navy Intelligence, and Navy Logistics into the L.I.O.N. 1st Fleet. Vice Admiral Xavier “Silent” Ryder is promoted to Fleet Admiral and given command of the 1st Fleet Flagship, the newly-commissioned L.N.S. Odyssey, an Idris-class Frigate built to replace the aging L.N.S. Valiant.
SPRING 2945 – The L.N.S. Odyssey is crippled by a mercenary bomber group while attempting to prevent the assassination of a UEE Diplomat aboard an outpost in deep space. Although the initial torpedo attack killed the Diplomat, the Odyssey effectively shielded the outpost from 15 additional warheads, saving the great majority of the 120 crewmen aboard. Fleet Admiral Xavier Ryder was critically injured. Over 20 officers from the 1st Fleet Fighter Corps were reassigned to 1st Fleet Logistics. The L.N.S. Odyssey was later escorted away by the L.N.S. Campbell and the L.N.S. Ragnarok while the L.N.S. Regulus and the L.N.S. Benson stayed with the station to provide further aid.
SUMMER 2945 – The L.N.S. Odyssey was restored to full operational capacity while the L.N.S. Archangel and L.N.S. Campbell temporarily carried out the L.N.S. Odyssey’s operations. Fleet Admiral Xavier Ryder was still undergoing recovery but was already back in the bridge of the L.N.S. Odyssey.
FALL 2945 – All contact with the L.N.S. Aquitaine has been lost while carrying out a protection mission in the Garron system. Her wingman ship, the L.N.S. Benson, sustained substantial damage from a currently unknown source. The L.N.S. Archangel and L.N.S. Wantibirri were dispatched to perform S&R in the system.
WINTER 2945 – The L.N.S. Aquitaine shows up in LION records as MIA. The L.N.S. Benson has been recovered and restored to operational capacity. The 1st Star Fleet assembled in the Croshaw system to perform large scale combat exercises in the Nul system.
SUMMER 2946 – Strange reports coming from the Nemo System lead to the discovery of a ship graveyard recently created. Ships from three different factions were found at the site, all of them with catastrophic damage. Two of these ships with catastrophic damage were identified as belonging to the L.I.O.N. Records show these ships to be the former L.N.S. Benson and L.N.S. Campbell.
FALL 2946 – Due to the unexpected loss of two navy vessels, L.I.O.N. high command has contacted RSI for the production of two new ships to replace the losses.
WINTER 2946 – The L.N.S. Limburg and L.N.S. Tranquility, both Polaris-class corvettes, are commissioned to replace the loss of the L.N.S. Benson and the L.N.S. Campbell. Furthermore as a result of increased Vanduul aggression and tension between UEE systems, L.I.O.N. high command has agreed to order the production of a third Polaris-class corvette.
SPRING 2947 – The third Polaris-class corvette, named as the L.N.S. Poseidon, was commissioned and send out on its first mission.
The L.I.O.N. Honor Creed
The L.I.O.N. Battle Cry: ¡Ad Omnia Vitae! (“For All Life!”)
L.I.O.N. Officers are part of the cement that holds the known galaxy together. They serve life.
L.I.O.N. Officers are pure of heart and action. They fight to protect every life-form in the universe.
L.I.O.N. Officers are not bound by gravity. They embrace space, so that others can be free.
The Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy currently holds an alliance or non-aggression pact with the following organisations:
In addition to independent applicants, almost any lawful organization can fit into the structure of L.I.O.N.
Organizations comprised of explorers, traders, operatives, squadrons, and warship fleets are assigned a myriad of roles and duties by the Navy High Command Council to keep the peace and protect the known universe through select activities, missions, and campaigns. Sometimes, they are consolidated into an additional Navy Space Fleet.
Currently, only the Navy 1st Space Fleet is in active service.
IV. Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy Roles
L.I.O.N. Logistics Corps Personnel participate in a wide range of cargo transport activities.
L.I.O.N. Intelligence Corps Personnel carry the burden of gathering and protecting information.
L.I.O.N. Fighter Corps Personnel maintain security in the known galaxy.
L.I.O.N. Exploration Corps Personnel command Navy warships and exploration vessels.
V. Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy Rank Tiers
Flag Officers [Rank Level Five]
Senior Officers [Rank Level Four]
Junior Officers [Rank Level Three]
Warrant Officers [Rank Level Two]
Petty Officers [Rank Level One]
Reserve Officers [Rank Level Zero]
VI. Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy Combined Members Roster
VII. Lawful Interstellar Operations Navy Miscellaneous Responsibilities
Navy High Command – Plan, organize, lead, and control L.I.O.N. activities throughout the universe. (FOUNDER)
Navy Intelligence – Handle internal affairs in the Navy. (OFFICER)
Navy Recruitment – Seek out future Navy Officers. (RECRUITER)
Navy Outreach – Promote the Navy and facilitate external communication. (MARKETING)