I recently started reading Fourth Wing and Iron Flame again. Yes, I can recite the books by now but I am just too excited about them. I actually started paying close attention to everyone’s military rank. To make it easier, I put together a post for you in case you need to visualise it as well.
If you know your military ranks, then you know that technically a lieutenant general will be taking her place. However, I notied that we are missing three ranks in the Empyrean Series:
- Brigadier General (BG)
- Major General (MG)
- Lieutenant General (LTG)
There may be introduced in book 3, of course, but with the current information for the fictional world of the Empyrean Series, it looks like it’s Colonel (like Colonel Aetos who is second in command for Lilith Sorrengail) and then General, then Commanding General of all Navarrian forces (Melgren).
Right, so that means that a Colonel will be promoted to General, right? And oh don’t we have some spicy options.
Colonel Aetos – it’s the most likely choice. Violet did say that her and Dain grew up together because their parents were stationed together. He was Lilith’s aid and chances are he will be promoted to General. Well it would be tragic for sure!
Colonel Kaori – he would be an excellent choice especially because he is part of the resistance, but let’s face it, we won’t get any good news here.
Colonel Markham – I can totally imagine Markham being promoted. But, it does feel a little unrealistic as he is a scribe. Presently, only the commander of the riders can be the commanding general. Lilith was a commanding general of Basgiath but not all Navarre’s forces. It’s possible that Markham could still take her place, because technically, he is not taking Melgren’s place.
“Healers, infantry, or even scribes could be the General of the Armies until about two hundred years ago with the second Krovlan uprising. After that, the commander of the riders commanded all Navarre’s forces.”
We have a few more colonels mentioned but none of them have been central to the story. Having said that, we did get Major Varrish involved out of the blue, and he was introduced as a new character.
Personally, I think the head of evil (Colon Aetos) will be taking General Sorrengail’s role. And I think Violet will need to hurry up and clear her room as soon as possible, get all those books out there, including her father’s research, we are so desperate to find and know more about…Because Aetos will be coming!