Teikoku Kaigun Rikusentai
Uniform and Equipment
Dress uniform is black with crimson piping.
Standard equipment issued:
- Combat visor
- Battle comp with an octopus attachment
- An earbug in each ear
- Combat armor
- Whipsaw SSW
- Combat rod
- Monofilament Combat knife
Aboard ship there is a strict division between Fleet starman and Imperial Marine. Marines do not mix with Fleet and vice-versa. Crew quarters are traditionally separated and meals are taken in alternating shifts. Ground-side or on stations, the respective contingents take pains to avoid each other in recreational areas.
In Fleet Academy there is an old ‘service legend’; the master gunnery sergeant and the master chief petty officer of each ship keep a logbook of stations, ports of call, and planetary facilities. In this legendary “black book” are listed all of the bordellos, pubs, stimshops, cheap restaurants, and resorts in each locale. By some means - tossing a knife, casting patolli beans, taking a tlachco shot - these venues are divided between Fleet and Marine on a ship by ship basis. Should an unwary crewman wander into a den of his own Marines, he will be politely shown the door. If a crewman from another ship entered, however, then all bets are off.
Ranks of the Marines
Ranks of the Imperial Marines:
|Méxica Term||Nisei Term||Marine Rank|
(eagle prickly-pear lord)
|Tokumu So-cho||Special Duty Sergeant Major|
|Kashikan Hei||Enlisted Ranks|
|Itto-Uchuuhei||Private 1st class|
|Nitto-Uchuuhei||Private 2nd class|
|Santo-Uchuuhei||Private 3rd class (Recruit)|
|Go-cho Kimmu Jotohei||Acting Corporal|
|Jotohei Kimmusha||Acting Superior Private|
- The term uchuu space can be eliminated from the rank.
|Butai-cho||Unit Commander (informal)|
|Dan; Tai; Bu||Corps|