Pens Mightier Than Swords; The Other Two Generals

The role of Quartermaster General is an old and well-established tradition in Slothjemia. Usually given to a general or other high-ranking officer as they approach their retirement years, this title is bestowed upon a soldier well-known for their ability to keep the everyday things in life running smoothly. They must be sticklers for detail in every sense, and are responsible for both procuring and distributing the food, clothing, horses, and equipment that keeps the military functioning. The office of the Quartermaster General is a large part of the Army High Command, and employs just over half of the staff assigned to the overall command. Most of what they do is logistical in nature, and a person who has a knack for such things can find themselves doing extremely well in this department.

Newer to the Slothjemian military tradition is the role of Inspector General. This person heads all aspects of investigating proper use of military supplies, breaches of martial law, and maintaining facilities for prisoners of war. As the overall commander of the Judicial Corps, the Inspector General has quite a bit of power at their disposal, and any infractions of the law by any military officer falls under their jurisdiction. The downside is that the Judicial Corps is relatively small, and its members are scattered across and intermingled with all previously established army and naval units. Rarely does the Inspector General leave their office in the Army High Command complex for extended periods of time, because that is the only place that they can be, and maintain the vast network of operations that they oversee.

Frequently the butt of many jokes by regular army personnel, the Quartermaster General and Inspector General are proof that weapons alone do not win wars. Somebody has to supply those weapons, and somebody else needs to make sure they are not used for unlawful purposes. A well-stocked and disciplined military is the key to success according to the Slothjemians, and thus far, they have never been proven wrong.

 

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