Could someone more knowledgeable in charr explain how their hierarchy works? There’s tribune, the warbands and legions, I’d like to understand this all better, so I’d greatly appreciate any help <3
You asked for it! XD Be prepared for a wall of text.
Well for starters, there are four separate charr legions: the Blood, Iron, Ash, and Flame Legion. The leader of the charr race holds the rank of ‘Khan-Ur.’ He/she commands all four of the Legions.
However, there’s currently no Khan-Ur present among the charr. With that, each of the four Legions are led separately by their own ‘Imperator.’ Under the Imperators are the ‘Tribunes’ who either control large pieces of territory under that Imperator, or are in command of a theater of war elsewhere.
Under the Tribunes are ‘Centurions’ who command a company of warbands (several warbands at a time). And although it’s not a permanent position, when there are multiple Centurions coordinating in a given area, sometimes one will be given the temporary rank of ‘Primus Centurion’ and command all the others in the area.
Under the Centurions are the ‘Legionnaires’ who command individual warbands. And under the Legionnaires are… well, ANet’s never really specified what those charr are called. So you can just swipe something from the Roman Legions’ lower rankings if you really want a specific name for them (non-canon, of course).
Hope that was helpful enough. I get carried away with charr lore whenever someone asks. =P
Note that there are almost certainly many more than the one Tribune of each Legion that we see in the Iron Citadel - for instance, in the active warzones of the Iron Marches and Fireheart Rise, the High Legions forces there are certainly commanded by a local Tribune. Also, there are likely gradations and specializations within the ranks, particularly at the lower levels. (Your player character, for instance, is a Centurion at the time he/she joins one of the Orders, but is never actually seen commanding a group of warbands; I personally like to think of Josephus as being a special-operations Centurion, detached to carry out unconventional missions on Rytlock’s orders.)
The structure of warbands and their organization within the larger Legions can be somewhat nebulous to outside observers, considering that warbands are not merely a military formation, but the basic building block of Charr society. My headcanon has always been that every sector of society is composed of warbands that are not necessarily primarily military in character (though every Charr is extensively trained in the basic military sciences and martial arts) but are in some ways akin to the Asura krewes. For instance, Strum Bassclash is the Legionnaire commanding the Bass warband at Lake Feritas, whose chief task is fishing the waters of that lake. The Dawn warband, likewise, carries out ranching at Dawnright Estate in Diessa Plateau.