Haven's armies

Haven's army infantry units

The military is at the core of  power of the Haven Empire. Haven's military is made of 12 division, each containing 300.000 soldiers. The full military strengh of the Empire is an army of over 3.6 millions soldiers and 700.000 users[1]. It remain almost undefeated. At their peak, they representend 2/3 of all military force of the Central Continent [2]

Imperial black knight commandersEdit

Mission and attributesEdit

An Imperial commander is an elite black knight general. Each commander is leading an entire army division [3]. His ranking in the army is based on his actual combat capabilities [4]. Each of them is also part of the Hermes guild and has to follow the Emperor command, whom is ranked number 1.

Also, based on the commander attribute [5], each division will benefit from a different special skill. Those skill are acquired through war experiences and are passed from the commander to his units. This is an important asset during battles, and makes the commander a precious life to protect and a primary target to take out .

  • Example of a commander special attribute

Balbaro, 2nd division commander. Attribute: mobility. Special skill: ‘rapid pace’. The commander can increase the speed of the march by 17% and reduced fatigue by 62%. Rapid mobility and powerful penetration made this division on of the most dangerous on the battle field.

Clear, strong and efficient chain of commandEdit

The chain of command is based on 4 basic principles[6].

  • Hierarchy is based on ones own skill & combat achievements

Elite Black knights officers are also ranked based on their own individual combat achievements. The same rule apply for every officer. This principle has been implemented since the early days, until Bard Ray definitively took over.

  • Same principle applies at every level of command [7].

Based on the number of units, each elite commander has a team of 10 to 15 elite officer under his command. A Black knight officer is leading his own unit. There is no indication of a elite officer attribute, nor any description of lower rank of command. Their rank, names and numbers are unknown.

  • Every level of command has his own chat channel

During a military expedition, a chat channel for commanders is available. We can assume that the same goes for every level of command. This makes Haven's units both very structured, flexible and efficient.

  • In case of a killed officer, leadership is transfered to the next strongest officer.

Leading the complete expedition is always given to the first officer in rank alive. Leadership goes always to the strongest officer available. Therefore, a major breach in the line of command is not possible. Still the remaining units will loose the attribute linked to the commanding officer. It also means if a leading officer falls, the command of the unit is given to a leading officer from another unit.

For example: If a commander 1 and 2 in rank are killed, then the commander 3 in rank takes over the lead of all other division. Same goes for the units officer. If the commander is killed, and the unit 1 to 4 officers are killed in mission. Then unit officer 4 in rank temporary takes the lead over the other unit.

Names and ranking orderEdit

The Haven Empire entire head of command is composed of 12 elite commander[8]. Their names and ranking are:

  • Draka, 1st division commander.
  • Balbaro, 2nd division commander.
  • Porcal, 3rd division
  • Instrium, 4th division
  • Banrommel, 5th division
  • Drom, 6th division
  • Remid Mikord, 7th division
  • Holsun, 8th division
  • Mengcord, 9th division
  • Netu, 10th division
  • Halleker, 11th division
  • Gilled, 12th division

Commanders of the armies divisions 7 to 12 were not involved in the Arpen invasion [9]

Imperial army divisionsEdit

Each division is lead by an elite Black knight commander.The rank division is based on each commander's individual strengh, which brings great benefits and rigidity creating a very clear and strict chain of command, countered by the fact that every division is organized in various type of smaller units,each with its own leader, creating a flexible and fluid machine of death capable of quick reactions to unexpected situations such as an ambush or assassination.

Twelve large army divisionsEdit

An army division is made of about 300.000 soldiers[10]. Haven military is made of 12 division. Therefore the full military strengh of the Haven Empire is a unique force of over 3.6 millions soldiers, not including Bard Ray own elite Imperial force or other special forces, like the thieves and assassin corps.The Hermes guild members number over half a million and can be quickly mobilized, powerful unique users with unknown cumulative strength.

An army division is made out of smaller units Edit

An army division is organized into 15 to 30 units. Most of the army units are composed out of 10.000 to 30.000 soldiers[11]. Each unit is specialized in one class type (archer, cavalry, knight, infantry, magician, shaman). In some case, units can be much smaller and even more specialized. But every army division includes archery, infantries, knights and magician units[12].

Descriptive list of the 12 armiesEdit

  • 1st division

Mostly knights, cavalry and infantry. Attribute unknown. It's the flagship of Haven's armies. It includes only the best of the best. It includes at least one chariot unit with 10 meters large combat steel chariots with chimeras. A destructive military unit which perfectly match with Draka's horrible reputation.

  • 2nd division

Mostly infantry with the special ability of rapid mobility and powerful penetration. One of the largest, most impressive and powerful division on the battle field.

  • 3rd division

Mostly archers and magicians. This unit is is specialized in long distance fire (archers), and research in the magical art of chimeras. They are actively creating and raising magical beasts. This division has strong support capabilities.

  • 4th division

Mostly combat shamans. Another division with strong support capabilities.

  • 5th division

No description was given about this army division

  • 6th division,

Mostly cavalry, weaker in direct combat but who can move very fast on horse. It include a spear head unit made out of a small special magic knights unit (1000 magic knights) who can use magic. A second special unit with 1000 magicians.

  • division 7th to 12th

No description were given. Those 6 division armies are based within the Haven Empire. More to come

The other military forcesEdit

The Naval forces Edit

Navy Admiral Drinfeld is in charge of the Kingdom’s 2nd fleet (before it became an Empire)[13].

Frendly relations with the Griffith pirates that have more than 400 small and medium pirate vessels, and a large degree of indirect influence over maritimal traffic [14]..

One division is lead by Kalmaen, containing 300 heavily armed battleships, composed of galleons, carracks and other types of ships [15]..

The Aerial forces Edit

The Myul Griffon Knight Unit is Haven most famous airborne force.

The fate of Haven's armiesEdit

The Haven's armies have an almost clean record of victory. Their armies have been victorious against every major guild army. They even crushed a major guild alliance. Strangely, in front of Weed's influence and Kingdom, the fate of Haven's armies was very different.


  1. Volume 49 Chapter 6
  2. Volume 42 Chapter 3
  3. Volume 41 Chapter 4 & 6
  4. Volume 40 Chapter 1
  5. Most special attribute were not described
  6. Volume 41 Chapter 4 & 6
  7. There is no definitive proof of this, but it is assumed based on the duel practice, Weed or Hestiger having been challenged many time
  8. Volume 41 Chapter 4 & 6
  9. Their ranking was deduced from their name order in the list.
  10. Volume 41 Chapter 3
  11. Volume 41 Chapter 4 & 6
  12. There is no record of a major battle without any of those units
  13. Volume 19 Chapter 6
  14. Volume 19 Chapter 6
  15. Volume 49 Chapter 1