The Elysian Celestial Navy was the space-based arm of the Elysian Celestial Armed Forces of the Elysian Celestial Empire. Following the reacquisition of Elysia by Yamatai in YE 31, it served as an independent wing of the Star Army of Yamatai until mid YE 32 when it was reformed as the Tenth Standard Fleet.
The organization of the Elysian Celestial Navy was rather complex due to Elysia's tradition of giving a good deal of independence to independent ship captains, although every ship belonged at least loosely to one of the Elysian fleets. Each fleet patrolled counter-clockwise to cover all five Elysian systems. If intruders attacked or intruded, all or most of the fleets mobilized to that position. The fleets were:
Elysian also once had a Planetary Defense Force, but it was disbanded in a YE 30 reorganization of the Celestial Navy.
See the following article: Elysian Military Equipment
See also: Elysian Shipyard Activity
The following assets are currently located in the Scrapyard system.
The Elysian military was based, like most of its society, on a combination of aristocracy and meritocracy - the upper echelons were primarily composed of born Patricians, trained from an early age in the art of war, while the lower ranks are Plebeians although promotion wes fair and it was possible for a Plebeian to 'earn' Patrician status for himself and his descendants through remarkable performance. In addition, due to the combination of the political and the military in Elysian society means that many of those in command simply used the rank 'Senator'.
The tendency for Elysians to concentrate on the performance on single ships also means that there were less ranks than might otherwise be thought.