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Cerberus is an elite military team that reports directly to The Adonai. It was formed under the order of the current Adonai's grandfather as an elite military force tasked with specialized missions. They were given looser legal boundaries that enable them to pretty much do what they want. Only those who earn their station can be placed in this position of trust, even with an endorsement from high ranking members of state.
There have been two known teams to date. A third team is currently being formed via Cerberus candidacy, where a select number of students attending the Academy of Mercy are given a candidacy for a Cerberus position.
Cerberus has no set member count. There can be five members, there can be six, or there could be ten. It depends on which candidates are found able and worthy and which ones perish trying.
Not much is known about Team One. Team Two was formed a generation ago under The Adonai's esteemed father. There are five known Cerberus members for Team Two with rumors of an unknown sixth member.
Team three's candidates are comprised of ten students.
UniformEmpire's military uniforms are color-coded with black, white,and red. Cerberus members wear a standard uniform, but instead of the straight breast line seen on other uniforms they have a jagged "lightning bolt" design. Cerberus candidates wear red. Full-fledged members wear black.
The Cerberus seal, the unit patch they wear on each arm, depicts Cerberus, the three-headed devil dog of Greek myth. It has the unit's motto written in Elohim script and two areas to put the soldier's House affiliation as per patch uniformity.
The Cerberus motto reads: Measurement, Quantity, Calculation, Comparison, Victory.
When routinely swearing allegiance to the Emperor, they would recite the following:
We are the hounds that hunt in his might. We are the dogs that keep weakness at bay. We serve our lord faithfully. We serve our lord eternally. All hail to you, Adonai! We will follow you forever.
Although Death generally knew there were five other people Taus worked with and was very fond of, Cerberus was the second idea to come out of her mind. Originally, the "other five" were fellow generals that shared space with her from time to time. Recasting the other five into an elite team of which the Malek Taus was a part of created a platform for personal endearment in the story and for Taus herself.When it came time to design the unit patch, Death and War realized the Akashik universe needed something more than the usual way things are done. They already knew the social system was built upon a House family structure, where families had allegiances and even served one another similar a Japanese feudal system. It only made sense this cultural backbone would be expressed on uniform. With the creation of the Cerberus patch, "how" was invented and the rest is history.